Planner Spread Sundays: Happy Halloween

Planner Spread Sundays


Halloween is finally upon us! If you have been around here for any length of time, then you are already going to know that I LOVE Halloween! It is my favourite time of year and I want it to last for as long as possible! I actually get kind of sad when we finally reach Halloween because it feels like the season is coming to an end. However, since Halloween is on a Monday this year I actually have another while week to enjoy in my planner! I tend to accumulate a ton of Halloween stickers, so I have pretty much just pulled all of the kits I had that are orange and black and worked with those! Here is a closer look at the kits that I am going to be using! They come from Handcrafted by Sheree, The Plump Planner and Panda Planning. I’ve spread them out so that you can get a quick look at the sheets.


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20161024_090444So, that’s what I had to work with and here comes the finished result! I haven’t added much by way of pen yet since I actually planned and recorded this spread last week while on holiday and I wasn’t sure what I was going to be doing!


Check out my plan with me video for the week as well.

Planner Spread Sundays : Here Comes Halloween!

Planner Spread Sundays

Here Comes Halloween

Hello October! I am so excited that it is finally here. You may have figured it out already, but for me – Halloween lasts all month. It would last all year if I thought I could get away with it! Anyway, this week the planner spread is all about Halloween being almost here! To celebrate, I am using a gorgeous Halloween kit from AJ6Designs on Etsy called Witches & Brooms. I have to admit, I went a little tiny bit crazy with the kit. I grabbed the Full Kit, The Personal Kit and the Monthly View Kit so I ended up with A LOT of matching stickers! I am going to be decorating my personal weekly and my memory planner monthly and weekly!

20161002_230421This is just the full kit that I am using for my Happy Planner weekly spread.

I really love the stickers. They have a sort of a watercolour feel to them, but somehow they still manage to be really bold. The theme is stunning. It is predominantly witchy, but there are also ghosts, pumpkins, black cats, bats and Day of the Dead elements. It all ties together really nicely!

So here is how my layout turned out. I actually really love it! My sidebar saw some action again this week, mainly to get me to remember to take my 5 different medications I need to take. Some need to be taken one hour before I eat, so that is a bit of a hassle since I rarely manage to plan when I am going to eat! I just eat once I get hungry! I also have a checklist for Vlogoween!

20161003_000509If you want to see the whole process then you can check out my Plan With Me video for this week!



Planner Spread Sundays : Suicide Squad

Planner Spread Sundays

It’s time again for Planner Spread Sundays and this time I’ve done things a tiny bit different! It was the Scotland’s Planner Girl’s Meet Up event in Edinburgh this Saturday and I got the train home with Hailey from Plan With Hailey and Danielle of Scribbles n Dribbles. Since we were on the long train, we decided that we would get some planning done. I was considering pulling out my bendy arm and filming us – but my phone was pretty low in battery and we were already getting some looks when we pulled out all the planner goodies.. so I decided not to! So, there is not really an accompanying video this week!

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Anyway, I had already decided that this week was going to be (another) Suicide Squad themed week! I did one not to long ago using printables and filmed a plan with me, but this week I am using a kit by The Geeky Planner called ‘Anti-Heroes‘. It is the chibi/pop style of figures and it is super cute!


I got the bare bones of my planning done on the train, but I hadn’t really made up my mind about what sort of stuff I was going to have to do this coming week, so I could only add the basics.


This is a bit of a new style of planning for me – I have been going back to it and adding more over the last two days and it still isn’t completely filled in! I have put in firm appointments and events and such, but I haven’t completed my ‘to do’ section. I think i am going to fill this in on a daily basis this week, because I may find it a little less overwhelming!

I have been taking a lettering class as part of the #Wild30 event at Planners Gone Wild, so I decided to do a little bit of practice in my planner by adding quotes! My quote on the right was a bit of a fail, but I kinda like how my take on The Joker’s tattoo turned out!

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O20160926_021700ne thing that I did a little differently this week was my  side bar. I never usually use it too much, but I have kinda filled it this week since there was a bunch of stickers in the kit that fit there!

I added a weekly spend, habit trackers for the remainder of 30 Days of Harry Potter, my Llama lettering classes and finishing work on time which is something that I am perpetually working on this week!

I also added a currently reading sticker!

That is pretty much it for me this week! I’ll be adding in bits on my to do list as I get to them!


Planner Spread Sundays : I Wanna See You Be Brave!

Planner Spread Sundays


I Wanna See You Be Brave

My theme for this week’s planner spread in my Happy Planner is ‘Brave’. I am using a sticker set from The Geeky Planner called ‘Brave Princess ‘ which is available on her Etsy store. It is more of a mini kit really, so I am also going to be supplementing it with some co-ordinating washi tapes, planner stencil and some additional stickers.

Photo Credit: The GeekyPlanner

Photo Credit: The GeekyPlanner

This week is one of those weeks where I have some bits and pieces going on, but nothing major, so I have added in lots of my cleaning tasks, my TV viewing and some craft and blog projects. As you should know by now, we have a big group trip coming up to Harry Potter Studios and I am in charge of goodie bags! I want to get started on those so I decided to put  check list in the side bar this week of all of the items, even although I know I will not get them all done in a week. I figured I may as well have a reference point somewhere, right?


Since there are no check lists on this kit I am using my planner stencil from Ugly Bug Does to create my own. The pens that I am using are the diamond gel pens which are available in my store – Scarlet Moon Crafts. I am using Forest Green, Blue and Orange. The bill payment stickers are left over from other sets from The Geeky Planner and the icons and other bits I am using come from Ellen Bee Makes, Handcrafted by Sheree, Princess Honey and The Plump Planner.


Planner Spread Sundays : Boy Wizard #30DaysHarryPotter

Planner Spread Sundays

Welcome to another week of Planner Spread Sundays! This week I cannot resist any longer! I am delving into my Harry Potter stash! I have been hoarding my stickers to use when I do to Harry Potter Studios next month, but I do have rather a lot of sets now, so I decided to just go ahead and do it! It fits in with #30DaysHarryPotter anyway!

First Impression & Kit Review

I decided to use my Ugly Bug Boy Wizard kit from the September Ugly Bug Subscription box since I am so jealous of seeing everyone else use it! I am also a Brand Ambassador for Ugly Bug Does and you can pick up your own kit – or some other amazing goodies with a cheeky 10% discount using my code ALYSOND10.


So, let’s get on with looking at the kit shall we? There are 6 sheets in the kit that was in my box The only one I didn’t get was the Monthly sheet which I saw in some of the other boxes, but I have already done my September views so that it perfectly alright, there are still plenty of stickers to go around!

Spread It Wide

Wow! I actually didn’t even realise how busy this week was until I started filling out my planner! That baby is jam packed! Mostly it is all about cleaning as we have a home inspection this week from our letting agent which I hate! You basically have to have your house looking like a show home! That means a whole lot of deep cleaning top to bottom!


Since I took the original picture I have actually added more to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday since I realised I had my Wicca circle this week not next week and our new car is arriving so I have to do the insurance transfers, pick it up and sign the paperwork!

If you want to check out how I did my layout this week, then you can watch the Plan With Me Video below.

Planner Spread Sundays : Black & White

Planner Spread Sundays

This week when I sat down to plan for next week, I didn’t really have anything in particular in mind! I had considered using my Ugly Bug Does Boy Wizard kit to fit in with 30 Days of Harry Potter, but if I am totally honest.. I hadn’t added them to my folder yet and I was too comfy in bed to get up and get them… maybe next week! So, with no plan in my head I just flicked through my folder of stickers and what caught my eye was this ‘Black is Such a Happy Colour’ kit by Panda Planning.


However, I knew that there wasn’t really enough here to complete my entire spread in my Watercolour Happy Planner, so I kept on looking and spotted a partially used kit from Sea Salt & Paper which I believe was a part of a Brimbles Box at some point.


Last of all, I hadn’t been using washi in my Planner for a while now, so i decided to dig out some skinny washi and came up with a matching black and white one. Then I decided on a pop of colour with some red and a little bit of glitter!


So, that is pretty much the basis of this week’s spread although I did add a couple of stickers here and there from Handcrafted by Sheree, Princess Honey, Ellen Bee Makes and The Geeky Planner.


I am pretty pleased overall at how this turned out. Black and White is a look that I really love and I really like just the little pops of colour that the functional stickers gave to the overall spread – although it bothered me that the spending tracker was not similar in colour, but it was all I had!



One of the things that I was really excited about this week was that the count down for the Scotland’s Planner Girls’ Edinburgh Planner Meet is getting so close! I am marking the countdown with these cute stickers by Princess Honey.


The other thing I wanted to point out is just that I have been trying to use up odd stickers recently and one of the things i have left over were training stickers for basketball. Chris moved up to Junior officially, so I had no use for Cadet training and I almost tossed them out. Then I realised that if I snip off the ball and the training part I can stick it together without the cadet part! So I definitely encourage you to adapt stickers that maybe are not working for you!


If you want to watch my planning process, then check out this week’s plan with me video on YouTube.