For the love of paper planning
Nothing to do with stickers, but I got a personal Finsbury off ebay, brand new for 5,50 pounds. What a bargain. And I'm so happy with it. Within 3 months, I have purchased 4 filofax's. I'm still on the hunt for a pocket, though.
After reading everyone’s positive comments about the stickers I thought I would give them a go and I have used a few. My daughter loves them but I prefer to use the Bic 4 colour pens (now also in pastel, so makes 8 colours to choose from) to emphasise important dates, appointments etc. Back to Filofaxes, since becoming a regular reader of Philofaxy my collection has grown somewhat and I now have plans to customise my filos. I was even inspired by Jotje's flickr photos to try a mini.
I bought the stickers (personal size) when I visited the Covent Garden Filofax store location in Summer of 2009. Since then, I switched to the pocket and cut the page size in half. I do use them on a regular basis, but I suggest an icon of scissors for salon/hairct appointments! Yesterday, I was in a meeting, and I had misplaced my pen. My colleague gave me her spare Pilot G-2 pen. Has anyone used this model? I highly recommend!
I love to use stickers in my Filo - not only those made by Filofax, but also the Moleskine ones (that come with the red diaries) and all kind of "seasonal" stickers (Halloween, Christmas...) I can get.You can see some pics on Flickr.
Femke congrats on your steal of a deal! What colour was the Finsbury? ebay can be rather addictive for filofax purchases.....I think there is a postiive association between reading Philofaxy and owning an increasing number of filofaxes. Maybe a statistical study is in order! hehehe. who would fund me??
caribbean princess, it was the black one, very sophisticated. I think so too, I discovered this blog right after buying my first filo and now being the owner of 4, doesn't make me feel strange, because there's so many people who have more than me!
Paper is dead! (Long live paper!)A few years old, but still à propos--Malcolm Gladwell on "The Social Life of Paper"http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2002/03/25/020325crbo_booksTFIF (Thank Filo It's Friday)
Femke, congrats on your Finsbury! Keep an eye on Ebay, and you'll have a nice deal on a pocket in no time ;-)BTW: are you Dutch?Saffy, glad to have been op inspiration. I'm still very enthousiastic about using a Mini as wallet and for shopping/notes lists. However, the diary section has been removed: all appointments are now in my Personal Malden. I've actually downsized from A5 to Personal, for no other reason that my love for the Malden - how insane is that??? And even better: it works brilliantly!
I do like using stickers in my Filo, but I don't like the Stickers sold by Filofax (in the picture). I find them too hard to get off the sheet to use. I like to use some stickers that I bought at Barnes & Noble. They are called Pam Socolow's Family Facts Calendar Sticker Pack. There are in some of my pictures on Philofaxy in Flickr. Her website is www.family-facts.com.
Jotje, thank you, I am in no hurry so I'm sure something nice will come along. I just want one with a zipped pocket so I can use it as a wallet, like you do. And yes, I am Dutch!
I like to use stickers in my Filofax, a pocket Finsbury in purple which is absolutely gorgeous. However, I use craft stickers of cats, butterflies, flowers, etc to brighten up my diary and notes.The combination of the tactile nature of the Finsbury and the pictures encourage me to use my Filofax a lot so I set up a log book section for my blood glucose readings. As a result, I already have much better control after 3 weeks. Can't wait for the pocket Deco in amethyst on 17 November!
I decorate my Filofax pages with doodles and stamps (I have quite a collection of stamps from past Stampin' Up parties). It would be a lot easier to just stick a sticker, but I have an issue with the raised place on the page where a sticker is. When I write on the back of a stickered page, the ink smears or joggles slightly as it bumps over the place where the sticker is on the page below.
Does anyone use a mix of diary formats? If so how do you pull it all together? I can imagine using perhaps a week to view, and daily sheets to plan each day more specifically, but my imagination does not go any further than that!
I bought a pack of stickers, too, but I also neglect to use them. I love the rubber stamp idea...I used to a lot of stamping (making my own Christmas cards, stationery, etc., in combination with watercolors). I used stickers, and different color inks, much more often when I was using the Covey system. Maybe because the pages were more colorful, it inspired my creativity.
I use a mix of diary formats- (in my mini so space is a preminum!). I have about 2-3 months of week on 2 pages - and then the following 4-5 months on month on 2 pages - and then after that for dates/events that are even more in the future, I use a single sheet of paper.Then for my "today" page, I have a blank sheet cut long ways so I can still see the current week around it.It makes sense to me!
uI was feeling a bit creative today, and saw some really nice postcards in my local WHSmiths. So I bought a set of 6 and have replaced my dividers with them. I'll see how it works out and whether I like it or not. I don't use stickers though.
Some interesting stuff on the US and UK Filofax sites... The Eton is no longer available in the Personal size. I know I'm receiving the Eton Pocket for Christmas, but now part of me wishes I asked for the Personal size! Also, the Finchley A5 is not available in Mustard - which I got last Christmas! Thank goodness I already received. When I was in London 18 months ago I gravitated toward the Mustard A5 and for the next 5 months was PO'd I didn't purchase!
For those in the U.S., the mustard A5 Finchley is still available and at a great price: http://www.pensandleather.com/filofax-finchley-leather-a5-organizer-mustard.aspx Oops, maybe I should order one before I post this ;-)And my pack of filofax stickers is also still unopened, but they're nice to look at!
GCM1066 - I agree completely. I bought the Filofax stickers and have used them but I have a hard time getting them off the page as well, plus they're so small it's hard to put them on my inserts. I am planning to pick up other stickers but I have yet to have a chance...Alison Reeves - I use a combination. I use monthly sheets for monthly and long-term planning, weekly sheets for weekly planning, and Day Planner sheets for each individual day. I like to keep lots of information on each day that the weekly pages don't allow for. For anything beyond the current year, I use a regular note sheet and add the information in the proper place once future diary pages are placed in the planner.
filofax.it also has the Mustard Finchley on sale (and a very steep sale at that!). For those in Europe, definitely worth looking into.