I am an organizer FREAK (but somehow still so disorganized)!
When I was in school, buying a new planner was my favourite part of the getting-ready rituals. Then, as soon as January came around I would find a wicked planner on sale and I would have to ditch my months old one.
Ever since I've started crafting I've wanted to design my own datebook, and last month I finally got around to it.
I used old library due date cards as a starting point for the design. I left the actual "date" part of the page blank, so that I can start using them anytime.
I designed the pages by using Paint, Word, Scanners and Photoshop. This is my very first attempt at any type of graphic designing. It was kind of fun actually!
I also added a book list section because a) I'm a lists freak and b) I'm a books freak. There's two sections; Books to Be Read and The Best Books. I've already started filling them out.
I did two different covers. Same words; different fonts. I laminated the covers myself but the binding was done by the good people at Staples. Now I want a coil binding machine for Christmas! ***To the best of my knowledge the images used on the covers are either allowed to be used and/or are in public domain. Please let me know if you have proof to the contrary:)***
Anyway, here's some pictures. You can click on the link below the photos for a larger shot.
Pin Up cover:
Story Time cover:
Inside - The Vitals:
Inside - The Dates:
Inside - Sample of Dates Pages:
Inside - Sample of The Contacts:
Inside - Sample of Book Lists: