Thursday, May 12, 2016

Making Time to Color With the Adornit Coloring Planner #ad

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Finding time to color has been difficult recently.  I love to color, but my super busy life has made little time for it.  So, I decided to bring a few supplies to work and squeeze in some coloring on my breaks and my lunch time.   I've also got some affiliate shopping links below because right now, through May 15th, you can get 20%-30% off planners and planner supplies!  The discount will show on the product page.  Sweet!

I'm coloring the May dashboard for my Adornit coloring planner.  It's got an amazing bee hive and I decided I would keep it low key with just 3 colors, starting with my Ranger Fossilized Amber distress ink.  That was my focal color.  I colored my flowers with it as well.  I threw in a couple of Tombow dual brush markers and watercolored by swiping on an acrylic block and picking up the color with my Tim Holtz water brush pen.

So how long did this take?  Less than one hour.  I can't tell you how fun it was to squeeze in some time even on a busy work day, and end up having a little relaxation and fun.  It's so worthwhile.  Plan the night before and toss your supplies into a tote bag.  The next day, grab 'em and go!

Since we're talking about coloring and planners, I thought I'd show you a peek at my May Calendar.  This was just the start but I wanted you to see how fun it is to take scrapbook paper and use it as a base for those planner squares.  I designed a cut file to make it super easy, using my Cricut Explore and designing a rounded corner 1.5" square.   I'm also using Adornit scrapbook paper on my May spread, featuring the Bumble papers and Adornit blender papers which has lots of fun designs, including the chevron pictured below. You can get single sheets of blender paper at or purchase the entire pack directly from  I love that the planner pages are blank so you can customize your own dates, too.

You can grab that free cut file for the Cricut Explore Design Space and get more planner inspiration right here.

To make the adhesive process quick, I like to run my squares through my Xyron Creative Station but a smaller sticker maker works too, or you can simply use an adhesive tape runner.  


This is my planner, the Be Happy Planner, although there are 4 to choose from, as well as planner stamps and stickers, here.

If you love to color, and love planners, then the Adornit Coloring Planner is for you.  Already have a planner?  Didn't you know?  Planner lovers are using multiple planners these days.  Yup.  One for work, one for school organization, one for crafty stuff.....and on and on.  You won't find many coloring planners though, so get crafty and organized with Adornit today!  

If you need more planner inspiration, follow me on Pinterest and check out my PLANNER/FREEBIE board, as well as my ADORNIT ART PLAY Board.  

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