Monthly Pages with the Doodles and Dashes Collection

Monthly Pages with the Doodles and Dashes Collection
Hello, friends! We are a few days into September, so let's talk monthly planner pages. Having a monthly overview is a great place to see everything that is coming up, who is having a birthday, and when you have open time in your schedule. It is also a great place to document what has happened each day, to assist you with your memory keeping. With a little decoration, you are bound to come back to these pages throughout the month. Today, our Creative Team shares their monthly pages that are sure to spark creativity and motivate you to get your plans down on paper. Jennifer is keeping it fun and functional on her monthly pages. "My "on the go" planning system always includes a monthly insert to use for forward planning. It's a simple insert with no decoration. This month, I loved adding washi and stickers from the Doodles & Dashes Collection to make my spreads more appealing, but still functional. I started planning by adding some washi to cover the August dates and then added the days of the week stickers from the Doodles and Dashes Planner Add-On Kit. I used several stickers from the sticker sheet in the Doodles and Dashes Planner Kit, including the date flags to mark off birthdays in the notes column along with the September sticker to mark the month. I finished up by marking off on-call days with either washi stickers or actual washi rolls. I also used the hexagon tracker stamp from the Peach Ridge Classified Planner Kit to fill the large space that I thought would be perfect for tracking a habit this month."   Kylie is ready for the month of September in her gorgeous planner. "I like to keep my monthly Doodles and Dashes A5 inserts right at the front of my planner. It kind of acts like an intro to the month ahead. Since I keep the bulk of my detailed planning in my weekly inserts, I use the monthly pages more as a bullet format. I use a lot of the icon stickers to mark points or reminders. The payday stickers are from the small sticker sheet in the Doodles and Dashes Planner Add-On Kit, whilst the recycle icon is from the Doodles and Dashes Planner Kit. I can also refer to my monthly pages when planning out my weekly inserts. I love the puffy alpha stickers from the Doodles and Dashes Modern Memory Keeping Kit. I have used these to mark out the end of the school term we have ahead. The ruled box stamp from the Planner Add-On Kit fits perfectly into the monthly squares. I use it to document any upcoming bills or reminders for the month. From a decorative perspective, I've used some of the rub-ons and puffy floral stickers from the Modern Memory Keeping Kit to add some extra florals and some dimension to my pages since it is Spring here in Australia." Evy is settling into her new ring-bound setup quite nicely, don't you think?
"This month, as I told you in the previous post, I returned to the planner world with the Doodles and Dashes A5 inserts for ring planners. Having found work a few months ago, I need to better organize my creative commitments and I decided to use the monthly overview in order to have the whole month and the various commitments at hand.
For this reason, I have decided to decorate very little now to leave space to write any notes, I have entered the commitments already programmed and I have highlighted using rubons, stickers, and puffy stickers of the Doodles and Dashes Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit, Doodles and Dashes Classified: Memory Keeping Kit and the Doodles and Dashes Memory Keeping Sticker Kit.
At the end of the month, I stamped motivational quotes stamps from Doodles and Dashes Modern Memory Keeping Kit. so I smile every time I open my planner. In the notes section, I have a personal reminder to better organize free time for planning / creative work. Make sure to check out my Instagram where I will show you at the end of the month how my planner looks, certainly full of notes!"
Casie utilized the Doodles & Dashes Collection to set up her memory planner.
"I love memory planning and usually focus most of my efforts on my weekly layouts. This month, I wanted to create a monthly overview memory-keeping layout with all the fantastic doodled florals!
The washi from the Doodles and Dashes Planner Kit captures the florals and the kit colors perfectly so I used this as a top and bottom layer. I added my favorite days of the week stickers from the Doodles and Dashes Planner Add-On Kit along the top of the calendar layout as well.
Within the Planner Add-On Kit was some gorgeous floral rub-on which I added for tall pops of color along the left side of the calendar. And along the right side, layers of floral and leave stickers. September is a big birthday month in our family and I highlighted those birthdays with the circle and square die-cuts plus alpha stickers to mark those important dates. I finished it off, literally, with a bow from the Planner Add-On Kit!
  Share with us your monthly spreads by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration.


Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator