I love buying items to play in my planner but I have found that I have a few staples that I am consistently using.
I have tried a few planner kits and the Mommy Lhey Little Bits Box definitely fit my planning style the most. I use pieces from this kit almost every day. Her kits are filled with so many fun items like stickers (so many stickers), pocket scrapbooking cards, washi tape, and so much more! I’ll be sure to share a picture soon! If I am not using items from the kits, I am using her stamps. Lhey has amazing quality stamps in the cutest kawaii style. I honestly did not know that I loved using planner stamps until I found hers. Her stamps are hand drawn or lettered – SO CUTE!
Pens…..oh pens, I have a giant issue with buying pens – I love pens. I am finding that lately, I am gravitating towards the Pilot G2 0.38 and the Papermate InkJoy gels. I use them in black for my every day planning but sometimes I spruce up my layouts with all of the vibrate colors found in the InkJoy packs. I use both pens with my stencils, they both work super well with them and I haven’t had any issue with smearing. These stencils I have are from Madi @thebarnwoodboutique. I like my bullet shapes to be consistent and her stencils definitely help that happen.
If you are a highlighter person, but the normal colors are just too much, the Zebra Mildliners are the best. I use these all day long to color code my day but also to color code my planner’s monthly pages. I have found that it is really easy for me to glance down and see what is going on that month if the appointments or events are color coded. I love, love, love seeing others’ decorated monthly pages but I do one of two things when I try it: get lost in all the stickers or don’t use the page at all for fear that I might mess it all up.
I have definitely been on the washi bandwagon – so much so that…my kids are also hooked. My youngest daughter has a blast using it to create dresses for all of her dolls. I used to cringe at the thought of “wasting” it, but then realized that there is always more washi, not many more years that she will be this little. Now, we have lots of doll fashion shows and pictures for the scrapbook.
Magnetic paperclips are amazing, even more so when they are crazy strong. I found OliClips a few years ago and have been a collector ever since. They come in lots of cute colors, from neutral to sparkling rainbow. They usually have new sets that come out near all the major holidays so you can totally match your seasons.
Do you use any of these supplies? I would love to hear some of your favorites!
Mommy Lhey Stamps and Little Bits Box
Pilot G2 038
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens
OliClips by OliBlock
The Barnwood Boutique stencils