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The Great Canadian Planner Sale Spring Fling

Great Canadian Planner Sale Spring Fling

Great Canadian Planner Sale Spring Fling

The Great Canadian Planner Sale Spring Fling is happening in three days!! 

The Great Canadian Planner Sale is the original collaboration sale for Canadian planner shops. With the new changes in shipping costs for Americans, it’s even more important now to be able to find those amazing Canadian planner shops easily so you’re saving on those shipping costs.

There are currently giveaways happening in the Facebook group and a loop giveaway on Instagram including a bunch of the sale participants.

Sale information and giveaways can be found on the GCPS Instagram and Facebook Group.

I’m going to break down all the shops participating in this round – including the shop links, what they sell and the percentage off.

Here is the quick list of shops and percentages and shopping tracker that was given out in the GCPS group:

Great Canadian Planner Sale Spring Fling

Planner Stickers

Hand Drawn / Characters

Charlotte’s Minis – 40%

Coffee Brain Plans – 35%

Kaelis Paperie – 25%

Let’s Plan It – 30%

OtterPrintsCo – 30%

Plannermonkeyco – 30%

SoBerryBusy – 30%

SpotDrop – 30%

StickerFever – 20%

Tamashi Prints – 25%

The Sticker Party – 25%

 

Miscellaneous Stickers

Be Happy Plans – 35%

Beedoo – 25%

Bizzybeeplanners – 30%

Coffee Brain Plans – 35%

EllePlan – 30%

Esby Creative – 40%

FancyStickerPrints – 25%

Glimmerandglamco – 35%

JubJubCove – 30%

Kstickerco – 30%

Let’s Make a Plan – 40%

Let’s Plan It – 30%

Let’s Lumos – 40%

Olivia&&Norra – 35%

OtterPrintsCo – 30%

Plan & Paper – 30%

Plannerbomb.com – 25%

Planning Like a Pro – 30%

RiddleCoByAllison – 30%

SoBerryBusy – 30%

The Brenna Riane Plan – 35%

ThreePawCo – 30%

Two’s Creative Company – 20%

Planner Clips & Accessories

Alley Cats Paper – 50%

Be Happy Plans – 35%

Beedoo – 25%

Coffee Brain Plans – 35%

Glimmerandglamco – 35%

MissPippaJayne – 30%

MOYAYACRAFTS – 30%

SparklyCraftyShop – 30%

SpotDrop – 30%

The Inspired Peach – 30%

The Pink Room Co – 20%

Washi Tape

Be Happy Plans – 35%

Coffee Brain Plans – 35%

JubJubCove – 30%

The Pink Room Co – 20%

 

Other Planner Stuff

Diecuts

Be Happy Plans – 35%

Plannermonkeyco – 30%

SpotDrop – 30%

Pens

Coffee Brain Plans – 35%

Hand Made TNs

Two’s Creative Company – 20%

Printable Planner Stickers

Uncommon Plans – 40%

 

The big question now is – what shops will you be buying from this round?

Let me know in the comments. 

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Planner Organization: How I Set Up My Happy Planner Pages

 

How I Organize my Planner Sections

I’m a huge Happy Planner fan and I use one of each size to organize different aspects of my life. Today I’m going to focus on my Classic Happy Planner (as it’s my most used) and show you what planner organization helps me the most!

When I first started decorative planning, I just put in some stickers wherever (see below) then started writing in what needed to be done. Now, I actually plan (ha!) how I want to put stuff in my planner.

How I Organize my Planner Sections

Focus

Being productive comes much easier when I immediately know the main task(s) that I need to focus on. I like to use a half box or a “Top three” checklist at the very top. I’ve tried setting up my pages in other ways but I always keep going back to this.

It helps me to quickly know if I should focus on my blog post, taking photos, editing photos etc. Having it set up this way helps me plan out each smaller task of the day. If I need to focus on taking photos, I know I need to do that at the perfect time of day so that the natural lighting is the best so I won’t schedule errands for late afternoon.

 

How I Organize my Planner Sections

The Weekend

I don’t add as much to my to-do list on the weekend as I still try to think of it as “time off” from working. I’ll usually use a long checklist for the top boxes. One of the most important parts of my weekly spread is having a “Next Week” list. I add to that throughout the week and those are usually the tasks I write into the next week first, as soon as it’s decorated.

 

How I Organize my Planner Sections

Check the Calendar

I always write every appointment, bill due, $2 Tuesday etc in the calendar view. That way I have everything in one place. I decorate my planner one week at a time so I don’t like to skip ahead an write on the actual day until I have my stickers down.

Everything is dumped on the calendar view. That way, when I start decorating my week I can look back to see what appointments or activities are happening so I know how busy that day will be.

When I want to put an appointment or something on the actual day, I either use an erasable pen or a sticky note.

The Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Pens are my favorite for this.

 

How I Organize my Planner Sections

The Sections

The Happy Planner is sectioned into three boxes. You can ignore those boxes and do what you want, or use each box for something specific. Sometimes I like to play with the stickers and put some over the lines so you can’t tell the boxes are there. Other times I use them each for something specific, but the ‘thing’ is almost always different.

Sometimes I’ll use a box for a ‘To Clean’ section and list items that need the most attention around the house. But I will use that section all throughout the week. I don’t usually clean everything in one day.

How I Organize My Happy Planner for Maximum Productivity

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The Best Planners of 2018

The Best Planners of 2018

The Best Planners of 2018

If you’ve been a decorative planner for more than a few months, you probably know that 2017 was a pretty big year for planners.

MAMBI (Me and My Big Ideas) came out with so many new Happy Planners and tons of accessories.

Washi is popping up, even in stores that don’t really sell much stationery and craft supplies.

Michael’s hosts planner events. There are big planner conferences happening everywhere.

My life has been changed so much when I discovered the community of planning. I joined a few Facebook groups, and follow over 1500 planner-related Instagram accounts. I just relate to so many planner girls more than most people I know in real life. It’s like I finally fit in somewhere. In a community of girls who love to plan and use stickers. I never would’ve guessed.

For 2018, here are what I think are the best planners/methods of planning. I would love to hear which ones you love as well!

Choosing a planner: Bullet Journal (BuJo)

Bullet Journal (BuJo)

A Bullet Journal is like a blank canvas that you create yourself. You start with blank pages – they can be 100% blank or have lines or grids or dots. Everything else is drawn or written in by you.

One of the more popular books used for bullet journaling (that I briefly tried and loved!) is the Leuchtturm 1917. They are beautifully made, open flat, have numbered pages and and a blank table of contents. They’re so easy to work with. You can also find so many awesome stencils and accessories to make bullet journaling look awesome even if you are like me and can’t draw a straight line.

(Read: Bullet Journal Article on Buzzfeed)

Erin Condren Life Planner (EC)

Another huge planner line – they have Life Planners, Teacher Planners, and Wedding Planners. In mini style they have Meal Planners, Pregnancy Journals and Baby Trackers. You can customize your cover, pick your layout and color scheme and coil color.

Choosing a planner: Happy Planner

Happy Planner

The Happy Planner is my planner of choice and in my opinion one of the best planners of all time. It is a disc-bound planner system so you can easily move things around by taking them off the discs and putting them back on wherever you’d like. There are just so many options – the sizes come in mini, classic and big.

You can get snap-in covers or slide the planner into one of the deluxe covers. Happy Planner has their own books of stickers made especially to fit the planners. Most sticker books are made for the Classic planner, but there are a few sticker books for the Big Happy Planner and they finally just rolled out a few books of stickers for the Mini Happy Planner.

The planners can come in vertical or horizontal layouts. These planners can be dated or undated. Some are themed – Mom Life, Faith, Recipe. Others are bright and colorful all over, some are neutral.

One of the best parts is that once you’re done with a planner (if you don’t keep it for the memories) you can use the spare parts – the discs and covers are interchangeable.

Passion Planner

Passion Planner is the perfect planner for the passionate goal-setter. There are spots to plan out your passions, plan your week hourly, add to-dos at the bottom, draw pictures, reflect on the month past. If you sign up with your email address, they will give you access to a printable PDF to try out the Passion Planner for free.

Plum Paper Planner

Plum Paper is a line of planners that you can customize yourself or are ready to ship. They have vertical, horizontal, fitness, student, teacher and home-teacher planners. The link above for their website will bring you to a breakdown of all the products they sell and what you need to know about them. They also have notebooks, stickers or other add-ons.

Choosing a planner: Traveller's Notebook

Traveller’s Notebook (TN)

Traveler’s Notebook is typically a leather cover with an elastic band to hold notebooks inside and an elastic band to keep it closed. Like the BuJo, it’s completely customizable.

Some Honorable Mentions That I Don’t Know Much About:

Personal Planner

Ring binder system such as Foxy Fix

Kate Spade Planner

Or any kind of planner from your local book store. Planners are all the craze right now so you can find a decent one on any corner. It just depends on what traits and qualities you need in your planner.

What is your favorite planner for 2018? Please tell me in the comments. 

The Best Planners of 2018