Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Introducing Openquote Designs - practical planner printables

Hello!  Today I want to tell you about a shop called Openquote Designs and show you some of their lovely products.  Alicia, the lady behind the scenes, is a big fan of paper planning just like me and she creates a wide range of pretty, practical, planner printables.

The inserts are sold as PDF files so you don't have wait for them to arrive in the mail (so no need to stalk your post person!), there's no P&P charges to pay and you can print off as many copies as you need which makes them even more amazing value!  I also have a discount code for you if you spot anything you would like to buy, it is at the bottom of this post.

One of my favourite products is this weekly docket.  It gives you an overview of your week and lets you see everything important in one quick glance.  Each section is a separate colour which makes it nice and easy to use too.  The red area is for your weekly priorities, dark blue is for your tasks, light blue is your week, orange is a tracker with the days Monday through to Sunday and finally purple is for any notes you need to make.

Weekly docket

I used the docket last week and it really is very handy!  I had a lot of things to sort out and do because it was my eldest daughter's birthday weekend (yes, that's a thing in our house!) and Sunday was Mothers Day too.  I had to buy cards, presents, food, decorations and tidy the house for a birthday party on top of my usual weekly routine and this insert helped me keep on top of everything.  
I used the tracker section to record whether or not I hit my step goals, my stand goals (standing and walking around for at least one minute every hour for 12 hours a day) and for drinking 8 glasses of water each day.  I also used it for tracking my eye drops so I wouldn't miss a dose and for colouring in my year in pixels in my journal.

The weekly docket is only £1.50 so if you printed off 52 copies, one for each week of the year, they would have cost you less than 3p each!

Weekly docket in use

As well as individual inserts Alicia also sells planner kits which contain all kinds of practical pages!  Her basic planner kit comes with 10 different inserts and costs £5.  Instead of me listing the inserts I have photographed them for you, as you can see they all have the same matching border so you won't have to get your washi tape out as they are pre decorated!  If this blue and purple pattern isn't your thing there are different sets with floral, spots, triangles and stripes to choose from too.

Get stuff done - basic planner kit

Bill tracker - basic planner kit

Project planner - basic planner kit

Menu planner - basic planner kit

Recipe card - basic planner kit

Password log - basic planner kit

Daily planner - basic planner kit

Weekly planner - basic planner kit

Notes - basic planner kit

The basic kit also comes with a month in review insert but I must have missed it when I was taking these photos, you can see it here though.  I think this set has everything in it you would need to set up a planner and it is available in personal and A5 size.  In fact all the inserts are available in both sizes so yay!

Weekly planner (4 colours)

This weekly planner set comes in four colours so you can choose whether to print your inserts in your favourite one or print all four colours and alternate them through the weeks or print each months worth of inserts in the same colour so January in blue, February in pink etc and as they are undated they are even more versatile!  This set only costs £2 which I think is a pretty good bargain!

Menu planner - basic planner kit 2

To give you an idea of the other style of sets available this menu planner insert is from the basic planner kit 2 , it has the same inserts as the set I showed you but with this fun triangle boarder instead.

Have you spotted anything you like?  Yes?  Okay, well here is your discount code for 15% off all orders, there's no minimum spend amount!  The code is:


Valid until 31st December 2017

Let me know if you order anything (because I am nosy!) and thanks for stopping by! 

* Disclaimer - I was given these products free of charge for the purpose of this review, I am not affiliated with Openquote Designs and I was not paid to write this post.  As always all opinions are honest and my own.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Planner Friday - March

I feel like I blinked and Planner Friday came around again!  Pop over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out my latest post...

Hello!  It's Planner Friday again on the Trendy Twine blog and I am here to share some ideas for prettying up your planner pages.  I love starting off the week with a blank page and then creating something really fun that also keeps me organised! 

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There are a few different ways to decorate your pages, some people like to cover them in washi tape and stickers before they add their plans, some people draw or paint the most beautiful images and others like to decorate as they go along.  It is all down to personal preference and whatever works best for you.

I have found that using stamps in my planner saves me a lot of time and they make everything look nice and neat.  I like to get my to do lists and reminders down onto the page and then I decorate around them with cute image stamps and stickers.  Creating an attractive spread makes me more likely to open up my organiser and check my plans each day which in turn helps me keep on top of everything.

You can read the rest of my post here.

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

My week #4

Green and gold is one of my favourite colour combinations so when I spotted this washi tape from Jadiescrafts on Etsy I had to grab a roll!  The quote "Don't give up and don't give in" spoke to me too so I couldn't wait to use it in my planner.

My week #4

These pages are from the last week of January and I was dreaming of spring so I used some pretty floral stickers from my botanical Stickii Club pack to brighten things up.  I was and still am so over dull grey days, I want to see sunshine, green shoots and flowers! 

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