I had a few stickers left over from decorating my planner for Halloween last month, so I decided to use whatever I could for my November pages, giving them a bit of a fall-inspired “theme.” I can’t believe we are coming to the end of 2015! I’m not trying to rush it or anything, but I’m super excited to deck out my December pages next month for Christmas.
I’m not sure if I will be using this planner again next year or get a new one from Kikki K … I love this one so much, but there’s nothing quite like unboxing a brand-new planner to start off your brand-new year. I get excited just thinking about it 😀 I am currently using a lilac Kikki K personal planner. This color is no longer available (I got it last year right around this time), but there are a ton of other pretty colors and designs, and new ones are constantly being added as the old ones get “retired.”
I took these November photos before adding things like holidays (Thanksgiving), birthdays and other events, but next month I plan on showing how I add these things to the calendar, including the use of sticky notes, page markers, etc.
As usual, I used a bunch of stuff from Kikki K and Michael’s to decorate my planner this month. I used the Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set from Kikki K ($19.95; kikki-k.com) to write the month and year at the top of the November calendar, and I use it every other month as well. I think I got this stamp set for Christmas last year and it’s still going strong, albeit a bit messy, but I haven’t had to switch out the ink pad yet or anything. I thought this set was a really good investment because it makes things stand out more and it looks a lot neater than my regular handwriting. Alphabet stickers could also get the job done, and I am certainly not above using those either … !
The quote sticker on the left-hand side is from the Kikki K Inspiration DIY Sticker Book ($19.95; kikki-k.com). I absolutely love Kikki K’s DIY sticker books … obsessed, even. They are filled with pages of stickers — large, small, shapes, tags, sealers, etc. — and they are perfect for decorating pretty much anything. Most of the sticker books even include paper gift tags that you can use when wrapping a present … although I use these mostly as page markers and decoration in my planner. They’re awesome.
The little pinwheel-looking thing on the left side is part of a Halloween sticker set that I bought at Michael’s. The set came with these pretty pinwheel things that have a jewel in the center, and since some of the colors were fall-appropriate (and not just for Halloween) I decided to use a couple that were left over on my November calendar.
The leaves on the right-hand side are also from Michael’s. These stickers were way too pretty to pass up — each leaf sticker is adorned with the perfect amount of glitter and they come in a few different sizes in a variety of fall colors. I found this sticker sheet in the holiday stickers section at Michael’s, so they are available year round. Paper House Autumn Leaves 3D Stickers ($2.99; michaels.com).
This quote sticker is also from the Kikki K Inspiration DIY Sticker Book ($19.95; kikki-k.com). The pinwheel in the right corner is from the same Halloween sticker set I bought at Michael’s, and the hearts and diamonds are from a Kikki K sticker sheet that I bought last year, which is no longer available. I love these stickers so much so I bought at least four different packs (each with two sheets) before they got discontinued.
This quote card is from the Kikki K Be Brave Large Planner Dashboard Starter Kit ($19.95; kikki-k.com). I have a bunch of quote cards from Kikki K that I have acquired over the last year; many of them come in sets like this, I got a bunch for free and the rest I bought outright so I can use them on my vision board or in my planner. I decided to use this card for November because the size of it fit perfectly around my other stickers/decorations and the simple gold foil coloring matches wonderfully.
I do just want to add that I have some non-Kikki K quote cards too, many of which are also very beautiful … I’m saying this because it’s becoming very apparent that I’m a Kikki K junkie. I swear these aren’t the only products that I use for DIY planning/decorating! I think one of the reasons I am so obsessed with Kikki K is because they don’t have a store here in the US (yet!!), so the company is still very new and exciting to me. Much love to Kikki K for satisfying my stationery addiction. 😀
The fall-inspired stickers on the right-hand side are from another sticker pack that I bought at Michael’s, which are also available year-round in the holiday sticker section. Jolee’s Boutique Autumn Stickers ($3.99; michaels.com).
The little flower stickers on either side of the year, along with the blue “love” sticker to the left of them, are from another discontinued sticker pack from Kikki K. The glitter leaves are from the Paper House sticker sheet I got at Michael’s and the “Be You” sticker is also from the Kikki K Inspiration DIY Sticker Book.
One last note that I want to add … the super cute arrow washi tape that I used on the binding edges of the paper is from MailboxHappiness shop on Etsy. I could spend all day browsing through Etsy for washi tapes and other planner goodies (sometimes I actually do) … I was really happy with this find, though. The tape is adorable, with a bunch of different colors (perfect for matching a variety of other washis) and the shipping was pretty fast. So yay for Etsy as always 😀
I’m going to be posting my weekly planner pages for this week next. Thank you for stopping by!