So to help me be a successful scrapbooker I decided I needed a planner. I saw that someone else had done this while coining the term Craft-o-fax (see here) so I thought I could do something similar. I ordered what I thought would be an A5 Chameleon for this endeavour from ebay for what appeared to be a steal of a deal. However what is too good to be true often is a lie and so I was disappointed when a Personal Chameleon turned up instead (seems the seller had mislabelled it). I decided to keep the Chameleon (it was beautiful......... and had pastel coloured inserts so I just couldnt part with it). But I was in dilemma. Fortunately I decided to solve this by getting a less pricey A5 Domino which in hindsight turned out to be excellent as it is quite light and the elastic band means I can stick lots of stuff in there!
I wanted special inserts for my planner and solved this by getting inserts from Willow Tree Crafts here which fit the A5 filofax perfectly. I got the bubblegum scrapbooking planner kit (£24.99) but I should have really just got the refill pack (£12.99) as I really dislike the quality of the planner they supply you with (it is not leather and feels really cheap). They also do Christmas 2010 planner downloads which seem really nice and are a steal at £3.99!!! Anyways all is not lost with their planner which I use for storing the extra pages so my Domino is not too unwieldly.
So here are pictures of my Craft-o-Fax
|Outside front cover- Photo pack is sticking out|
Inside front cover
|Useful information to hand|
I store my loyalty card (if you do 6 crops you get one free), a purple pen, payment information for ordering the scrapbooking kits, a little notebook for writing down tips from the ladies and a craft superstore pamphlet.
Here you can see the 2nd pen loop (with a pink pen of course!), the dates of the next crops, times, costs. This is written on one of the undated diary pages from the Willow Tree crafts website. The indexes are labelled diary, sketch, journal, to do and ideas. The kit instructions are also kept in separate tabs.
|Filofax Week on 2 pages diary|
This came supplied with the filofax. I probably dont need all that space but it is useful to see that the A5 Week on 2 pages diary has a space at the top for notes and equal sized spaces for Saturdays and Sundays.
|Sketch page with page maps|
|Showing the lovely little sketch caption on the sketch pages|
I use the journaling page to make notes based on emails from the woman who leads the group.
|To do pages|
|Instructions for each kit|
Inside Back cover
And here are some pics of the Willow Tree Craft scrapbooking planner
It is a lovely bright colour and may be totally acceptable for some people but I am very tactile and as I said earlier I dont like the feel of the material. Other available colours are turquoise blue, lime green and red.
I just use it to store all the extra pages so Domino does not become too bulky.
So I hope you enjoyed browsing through my Craft-o-Fax and I look forward to sharing further pictures as I personalise it further.
Have a lovely Sunday! PS the results of the Royal Giveaway will be posted on Tuesday 12th October :-)