A vision board is a tangible representation of your goals, dreams and deepest feelings. It can be a very powerful thing when done with intention. Vision boards are a way for you to gain clarity and stay on track with what is important to you. But don’t worry, there is no right way for it to look when it’s finished. Making a vision board is more about the process and intention than the end result.
This weekend, the NYC Planner Addicts (NYPAS) hosted a “Sip & Clip” Vision Board Workshop with Paper House Productions. Planner friends came together to have fun and create their vision boards for 2020. Inspiration filled the room as planners shared their dreams and designs with each other.
Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind, when making your own vision board:
Do – Start by writing down your goals and aspirations
Do – Clip quotes, words and images that resonate with you and inspire you
Do – Build a board that represents the life you want (are dreaming of)
Do – Fill your board with positivity
Do – Keep it visible and reflect on it often
Don’t – Be afraid to channel your inner creativity and have fun
Don’t – Include “would be nice” things that really do not hold a deeper meaning for you personally
Don’t – Expect instant gratification and quick wins
Get started on your vision board today. Enjoy the process and have fun – you got this!
We have all heard the saying “hindsight is 20/20”. Well just imagine how clear our vision could become if we took a few minutes each day to be intentional about something that really mattered to us. Imagine the difference it would make in the big picture.
So many times there are things we want to accomplish or make progress on but it just seems too overwhelming. The best approach in these cases is to focus on little intentional steps or moments each day. Monthly planning is a great way to do this. Having a separate dedicated space (apart from your schedule and to do list) gives you a “big picture” overview but still allows you to document things daily. Think more focus and less distractions.
When working on your intentions this year, think about what is important to you and dedicate your monthly pages or even an entire monthly planner to being intentional about something you want to focus on. You will be amazed at how far you have come when you look back and review your month at a glance.
Here are some ideas:
To help you get started, we’ve teamed up with Erin Condren to giveaway a Deluxe Monthly Planner Bundle. The Deluxe Monthly Planner has twelve monthly spreads combined with note pages throughout the planner to help you take notes and document your progress along the way.
Head over to our Instagram page (@theplannerwire.com) to enter and start working on your intentions today.
Creativation is the largest creativity and craft industry show in North America. It is a showcase that premieres all the newest product designs and innovations in the crafting community. This past weekend, the show took place in Phoenix, Arizona, where dozens of new products made their debut showing to the industry.
We are so excited to share some of our favorite products from Heidi Swapp, Amy Tangerine and Amber Kemp-Gerstel (Damask Love) that will be coming to a store near you real soon.
NEW FROM HEIDI SWAPP
The Storyline Chapters Collection embraces storytelling in a whole new way. Whether it’s through scrapbooking, journaling or planning, this collection works with any style of documenting. It’s beautifully designed with a series of insert notebooks, journals, and planners that simplify memory keeping for busy lives. The “chapter” notebook style can travel with you, on the go, and later be inserted into the 8 x 10 albums to create an entire collection of memories. The albums feature an innovative flex wire design that allows you to easily clip in (and out) books, cards, mementos and more.
This entire collection includes chapter notebooks, planners, project pads with gorgeous stickers and paper pages plus additional sticker books, papers, stamps, washi and other ephemera.
The new Art Walk Collection of memory planners feature vibrant, bold colors full of texture and design. There are two sizes of planners, classic and personal, both of which are a ring bound style and come with 12 month inserts. There is also a coordinating collection of papers, stickers, stencils, stamps, washi and ephemera to add your own personal touches to your planner and memory spreads.
NEW FROM AMY TANGERINE
Picnic In The Park
Picnic In The Park is a colorful and whimsical collection featuring fun designs perfect to use in your planner, memory keeping or scrapbooks. It includes papers, paper pads, pens, washi, ephemera, stamps and a variety of stickers from puffy to translucent. The whole collection is joyful, bright and makes you think of a day spent outside in the park.
NEW FROM DAMASK LOVE by Amber Kemp-Gerstel
GRL Power is a bright and fun collection which includes a variety of designs that emphasis empowerment and inclusiveness for girls. The paper project pads, stickers, embellishments, and accessories make a great addition to any craft project, planner spread or scrapbook layout. The project pads include perforated, fun designs that can be turned into cards, envelopes or other decorative projects. The entire collection is just full of color and positive vibes.
For more information on any of these new collections follow, Heidi Swapp, Amy Tangerine or Damask Love on social media.
The year 2020 is already being touted as the year of seeing things more clearly. With goals and productivity on the mind, we are all getting our planner(s) prepped to make it the best year yet. It’s time to get organized and stop hoarding all the things. Decide what’s working and not working for you and let’s do this!
Here are some tips to help focus on your plans and STASH It or DE-STASH It:
▪️ Highlight important dates, tasks and appointments to keep your planner pages clean and unobstructed
✔️STASH It: transparent stickers and sticky notes
▪️ Draw attention to certain things or block out dates and times without being overwhelmed
✔️STASH It: Mildliners and Tombow markers (neutral colors)
▪️ Incorporate inserts or add ons that supplement your everyday planning system to breakdown extra details
✔️STASH It: Goal sheets, cleaning schedules wellness logs and trackers
▪️ Keep memories, devotions, and journaling in a separate place
✔️STASH It: Bullet journals, notebooks, gratitude logs
▪️ Sort and use what you have (finally stop hoarding it)
❌DE-STASH It: Old markers, half used sticker kits/sheets, old rolls of washi
▪️ Share the love with other planner friends
❌DE-STASH It: Extra planners, sticker books and accessories (not part of your line up)
▪️ Do a swag giveaway after events, conferences and meet ups
❌DE-STASH It: Extra products, stickers and goodies (you are not using)
▪️ Find an organization system that works for you and get rid of things taking up space, remember physical clutter is mental clutter
❌DE-STASH It: Binders, folders, carts and stands
Having a clear view of your day will keep you feeling motivated and ready to crush those goals!