Friday, January 1, 2016

Carpe Diem...It's 2016!

Hello and Happy New Year's Wishes to you! 
 As a gift to myself, I prepped my Carpe Diem Planner by
SIMPLE STORIES
so that I can greet the New Year prepared!

I will be honest and say that I was torn between choosing the Aqua Planner and the Coral Planner.  As you can see, I chose Coral, but after a little thought, I was able to add a pop of the aqua color too!


I added a trio of large, aqua eyelets to the leather closure strap of the planner.  To do so, I used a crop-a-dile punch, but a leather punch can be used as well. 



I also wanted to change the length of one of the ball chains for the charm, so a pair of 
wire snips were used to cut a piece from the strand.  The heart charm was embellished
 with a few light-colored coral enamel dots.

To keep all of my extra goodies and planner pages in one spot, I chose to use the
 handy clear box for the Daily Planner Insert pages.  It has a handle on the top so I was
 able to clip on the packages of Stickers and Clips by attaching them with a ring.

I had an extra charm leftover, so I added it to the inside pocket area of the binder!



I kept the inside pretty simple and basic.  I organized the front section with stickered tabs
 from the Basic Divider Pack

I dressed up one of the Pocket Pages with Bits & Pieces so that it can hold bills
 and coupon booklets.

For the monthly divider pages, I added some of my own hand-drawn sentiments to the
 all ready adorable designs provided.  Here is a look at some of the other decorated dividers:









Before each month's divider page, I added a Dashboard Insert just to give it more interest!  They were embellished with enamel dots, washi tapes, stickers and die-cuts for even more fun.



Dates, birthdays and events were added to the calendar area...I'm all set to go as
 I begin 2016 with new assignments, dates to remember and places to go!  I can't wait 
to plan it all with my beautiful Carpe Diem Planner from Simple Stories!

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