I was given a voucher to try out and review a Personal-Planner– spiral-bound calendar to design and customize online. And since I really needed something to get 2014 rolling with my upcoming craft workshops and classes (very soon to be announced), the timing was right!The process of designing my own planner was simple. There are lots of options:
– Upload personal pictures for front and back cover from desktop and Instagram
– Change background, size, font, lining, images
– Pick what month you want your planner to start
– Design writing space details; “work”, “workout schedule”, “exam schedules”, “to-do lists”, “goals”
– Include personal calendar dates as birthdays and holidays
– Add extra pages in the back for addresses, lined pages, coloring pages
My planner arrived and is fantastic! I opted out of any custom text on the front, and using many of my Instagram photos, I Photoshopped a collage image for my cover. (If you’re not following me on IG, you should be!) You also have the option of choosing from your Instagram images when designing your cover. The planner arrived with a nice thick clear protector over my image. I even got to choose my elastic closure color.There’s a nice touch inside should you loose your planner- a custom message and contact info printed on the first page. I used some of my rubber stamps to add punctuations here and there, such as that pointer finger.I also stamped fun frames on holidays and stars throughout the year on my husband’s on-duty days at the firehouse. I was able to choose the header color and design for the calendar pages and my preference for the weekly planner layout. I prefer long columns. You can really customize this section, even adding hours if you’re an appointment or time tracking kind of organizer.And the bottom of the weekly planner pages can be customized as well. I chose a blank section for writing and a NOTES area.You can add special days to your calendar online while customizing, or add them later if preferred by hand.The back section of the planner has a large area for adding at-a-glance calendar, blank, grid and/or ruled pages. I chose primarily blank for sketching out project designs and ideas. The planner includes a ruler of your color choice, I went with clear. It acts as a nice bookmark, too!They even send a clear pocket for you to place in your planner for what-nots.Personal-Planner comes in four different sizes. They also offer also notebooks, wall calendars, and calendar accessories.
THE PERSONAL-PLANNER GIVEAWAY
Perosonal-Planner.com is offering a voucher for creating any size planner for TWO lucky JSIM readers.
TO ENTER: Leave a nice, relevant comment below. Entry open worldwide. One entry per person, please. DEADLINE: Enter by Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at noon, PST. Winners will be randomly chosen, notified and posted here shortly thereafter.
CONGRATULATIONS #138 Minato and #49 Maude!