30 November 2023

Van der Spek Advent Calendar

24 days of Give-Aways, Discounts, Fast Shipping, Offers, Freebies and more...

For the details of each day, go to https://blog.vdsshop.com/advent-calendar-2023
  • 1 December | Win 2x VDS Gift Card of € 100,-
  • 2 December | Special Leather available: Rainbow Noël
  • 3 December | 30% discount on all Touch Me Planners and Touch Me Pen Pouches
  • 4 December | Fast Shipping on ALL custom made planners in ALL stock leathers
  • 5 December | Win a planner --> Special Nomad in JL Brown
  • 6 December | All orders above € 150,- will get a FREE 'Bagusbag by Petra' brown wallet
  • 7 December | Win a planner --> Codex Standard Mega in Nubuck Écume
  • 8 December | Order up to 10 FREE leather samples (no real ostrich) and only pay for shipping
  • 9 December | All Custom Made planners that are ordered today will include the VDS Embossed Logo
  • 10 December | Fast Shipping on ALL custom made planners in ALL stock leathers
  • 11 December | Free Chunky or A4 Clasp with a Custom Made Planner
  • 12 December | Win your exact same VDS planner for a friend
  • 13 December | Free Nomad Layout with a Custom Made Planner
  • 14 December | Win the planner that Petra is holding on the picture of December 1
  • 15 December | 15% discount on JL Leathers for Custom Made Planners and Bags
  • 16 December | Win a Custom Made Bag
  • 17 December | Win a Facetime talk with Petra
  • 18 December | All orders above € 350,- will get a FREE 'Bagusbag by Petra' Grey Shopper or Big Shopper
  • 19 December | Win a planner --> VDS Collector's item: Senior in Fine Grey Croco + Brown Nappa
  • 20 December | 20% discount on all Touch Me Stock Leathers for Custom Made planners and bags
  • 21 December | All Custom Made Ring Planner orders (except Mini an B6) will receive a Touch Me Planner in the same size
  • 22 December | Win a planner --> Custom Made A5, inside leather = TM Mauve
  • 23 December | Free Squared Corners with a Custom Made Planner
  • 24 December | Win a Real Ostrich Full Quill Burnt Pink Junior size planner
That’s it! We wish you all a Very Merry Xmas and a Wonderful New Year! 🎄🎁🧑🏽‍🎄
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.
The VDS Team.

Further Information.

Web Site: https://www.vdsshop.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VDSleathergoods
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vanderspekorganiserfans/
Facebook Group (Bags): https://www.facebook.com/groups/vdsleatherbagfans
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vdsshop/

29 November 2023

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 November 2023

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Mail time | unknown vintage slimline personal binder - Flatability
  2. Setup my Planner for Christmas - Planner Mumsy
  3. Flipthrough of my VDS pocket rings - EraizzaPlans
  4. Daily Plan With Me in my Pink Vintage Aurora! - BuySellPlan
  5. Plan With Me || Franklin Classic Trillian Binder || Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2023 - Sandra Dahl
  6. Filofax Design Your Own Clipbook - Filofax
  7. Setting up my Franklin Covey Tyler Binder - Samantha Gibson- Choose_Your_Planning
  8. Gillio Compagna XL (November 2023 UPDATE) - Kerri Pouliot
  9. NEW Filofax Rings Setup!! My FAVOURITE personal rings cover! - MomYePlans
  10. Plan with Me! Week of November 27th in my Pink Vintage Aurora - BuySellPlan
  11. Gillio Firenze Unboxing | Tote Bag Toscana Gold | First impression - keri_plans
  12. Franklin Haul || 2024 Planner Inserts Show & Tell - Sandra Dahl
  13. Filofax Compact Saffiano w/ Hobonichi Weeks - Moniki Plans
  14. #2024 #hobonichiweeks setup Part 1 + #Filofax malden zip organizer review | Home management planner - Snippets and Scraps
  15. DIY Christmas Tabbed Dividers! Personal Wide size for my planner. - BuySellPlan
  16. Best 2024 planning system: Essentialism | Plan More, Do More ft. Midori, passport TN, Filofax BuJo - PaperJoy PH
  17. Filofax and Letts of London Haul | Finally sharing part of my new lineup! - Kimberly | Kimi's Desk
  18. Herbstdeko im Filofax | Goodbye Autumn | - plannerandotherthings _
  19. DIY Transformation: Adapting My Filofax Domino for B6 Stalogy + Creative Cover Makeover - TUTULORA
  20. Training your Filofax Malden Zip to lay Flat - Papyrophliac
  21. Move Into My Christmas Planner With Me | DIY | A5 6 Rings Planner - SheDoesTheMost
  22. Craft with me | Setting up my new Christmas Planner | Agenda 52 A5 Ring Planner - Planning With Eli
  23. Plannercon 2023 - cloudieontheroad
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28 November 2023

Free For All Tuesday - No. 669

What questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or post a question. If you are commenting as 'Anonymous', please include your name in the text of your comment. 

It is Tuesday after all, so fire away with any questions and comments.

27 November 2023

A date for your diary - Sunday 3 December 2023

We are going to run another 'Virtual Meet Up' everyone is welcome.

When? - Sunday 3 December 2023 at the following time:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • Moncton 12:00 noon,
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of the session each one lasts 1-2 hours, so pop up when you are available and say hello.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype. with voice and video (if you wish)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/J0YNv7aDoG5s 

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones or earphone reduces 'echo' on the call. Video is optional, but a most of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/J0YNv7aDoG5s Come and listen if you don't want to chat.  What do we talk about? Filofax stuff... but anything else as well. It's like long lost friends meeting up for coffee and a catch up.. but don't worry if you have never joined in before... you are an old friend too!

If you have any questions you want to ask then please let us know in the group or before we start.

Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello... but don't be afraid to join in the discussion.

If you need any assistance setting up Skype, please pop a comment in this post and I will try and help you get one line. Skype is free for computer to computer calls....

Here is my post on how to improve your Skype audio with headphones or a headset.

Hope to be chatting with you on Sunday 3 December 2023.