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A Digital Planner?

Have you guys heard of digital planners?

I had no idea and it blew my mind.

People are taking digital templates of planner pages, loading them into an app like Goodnotes on their iPads then adding text, digital stickers, journal cards and even hand-writing with the Apple Pencil. Amazing! (Here are some examples via a Google Images search to see what I mean).

I love the paper planner craze but know it's not for me (I've tried). But doing something planner-ish digitally is appealing.

I use a very simple, uncluttered paper diary to manage my life but having a little embellished record of our week for future reminiscing sounds fun.

I wouldn't be using this project to plan my week - I'd work on the spreads at the end of the week as a recap (which I think is what a lot of paper planners do?).

In lieu of buying myself some new Apple gadgets (Santa?) I've been playing around with some layouts in Photoshop on my Mac (which is my comfort zone anyway). I would definately want a printed book at the end of the year so I've stuck to a photobook-friendly size (8x10).

I had been thinking of skipping Project Life this year, but as these test pages came together, I realised, oh, this is basically Project Life. So I need to decide if I will take on another year-long project. I'm thinking yes.

I'm hoping I can transition this to the iPad later (again, Santa?). I've been borrowing my daughter's when she's at school (shhhh!!) so I'm learning how to use Procreate, Goodnotes and the pencil. There's also Photoshop for iPad. How cool to be able to work on this while I'm on the train or at kids' activities?

This is my first test spread (I won't start this until January 2020) - what do you think?

(Lots of different elements used here: Click Project Life Kit by Krista Sahlin, Paislee Press, Studio Calico Digital Stamps, Ali Edwards word art, Kellie Stamps).

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