Several months ago I came across Lisa Super's blog, www.anartsygirl.blogspot.com. She also had an article in one of the Stampington and Company magazines. I can't remember which one right now. The title of the article was "Prettyfied Planner". I am forever trying to find the perfect planner each year, and never find it. I tought this was perfect for me. The only thing I wish I had was a pocket to store papers. I have an idea to add a postal envelope to the back cover, or to use a manilla folder to create a pocket for storage on the back flap. I just haven't taken the time to do it yet.
I purchased a monthly calendar at my local office store.
I cut scraps of paper the size of the squares and randomly placed them on the calendar. This is a great way to use up your scraps. I embellished the front cover with some found objects, photos, and misc. emphemera
I used 3M Sticky note labels as index tabs to label the months.
I know this may seem old fashioned to a generation that is so intuned to there electronic devices to inform them of their schedules. I never use my calendar on my phone. It takes me longer to save the date in my phone than it does to write a little note on my calendar. I am a visual person, and I have to see it and "feel it". I know it's weird too many, but that's me. :)