Wednesday, January 06, 2016

New 2016 Travelers Notebook Fauxmidori and Helmar!




Happy New Year!  

One of the rituals I have every New Year is to get a brand new calendar!  This year I am trying out the Midori Traverlers Notebook system.  I happened to come across the "The Reset Girl" you tube video on Midori 101 and discovered the Midori for the first time.  I had no idea about this planner system, apparently I was living under a rock. I had no idea about all the planner addicts out there?  Wow, I have always had a planner since I was a teenager and started hoarding paper.  I currently have a Franklin Covey and several Filofax but the Midori system really spoke to me.  I love the way that I can "custom" my planner.

So I went on to Amazon and bought some of the Midori notebooks, and basic supplies such as pen holder, rubber bands etc.  Also you can buy moleskin notebooks at Target they only have certain sizes but you can buy them in packs of three.

OK, so now I got ready to decorate my planner notebooks with Helmar.  For this project I used the Helmar Super-Tac and also the Crystal Kote in Matte.




I then prepared my Traveler's Notebook Books with gesso and stencils please go by the Helmar blog and see more details in the preparation process.


For this planner I am using two Notebooks and my 2016 Monthly calendar.  The turquoise Notebook is for my "brain-dump" important things I should remember such as birthdays, codes, goals, book list, movie list, etc.  The stamped and gold Notebook is my "Bullet Journal."  I personally use the bullet journal as more of a "To-Do" list versus the standard bullet journal method.  Maybe later I will get into the bullet journal method.


One of the things I like about this Traveler's Notebook system is that I can decorate and use my Notebooks any way I like.  For instance I am also working on a "Sketch-Journal."


Now for the cover.  This is my "Fauxdori"  they call them faux because this is not the original leather midori.  This one is made of fabric which I find ADORABLE.



I purchased the cute panda paper clip from 1 creative bee on Etsy.  The cute flower paper clip I made myself using some of Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.


I am so excited to start working my new calendar.  I will keep you updated on my progress.  Thank you for stopping by ...   Happy Scrapping





Helmar Product Used:


Other Product Used:
Midori Travelers Passport; The Pink Cow Fauxmidori; K&Co. Washi Tape;  The Creative Bee paper clips; Art Basics Opague Matte modeling paste, ProArt Gesso, Prismacolor pencils , Memories Ink, Tim Holtz stencils, DaVinci acrylic paints, Art Anthology Spray, Misc: Watercolor paints

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