For a long time I wanted to create myself a business planner using My Digital Studio.  The problem with store bought calendars and planners is they are what someone else thinks everyone needs or wants.  Which isn’t necessarily what is going to work for me.  With My Digital Studio I can create a planner with exactly what I want.  Since this one is mainly for my Stampin’ Up! business I wanted it to coincide with the Stampin’ Up! year which is July through June.  So that is what I did – I created my planner so that it started in July 2012 and it runs through June 2013.  Now I could have even added more months to it if I wanted to look at more than a year at a time.  Here is a peek of the inside for you.

My planner is 8-1/2″ tall and 11″ wide – I created in a photobook project and printed it with a soft photo cover (I’ll show you that in just a minute).  On each right hand page is the calendar part.  I added important dates and my regular classes that I have on my calendar along with scheduled events such as Convention, Leadership and the Getaway trip.  There is a stack of the old fashioned tvs on the page where I can fill in my monthly stats.

I used the Keep In Touch Digital Kit – it is the Hostess CD in the main Stampin’ Up! catalog so you can get it free with your workshop hostess dollars.  It has the papers that I used in my backgrounds and all the little elements like the TVs, envelopes, pencils, telephones and stamp images for all the speech bubbles and larger envelopes.

Each left page has places for me to write in goals and calls and followups that I need to remember to do.  I have a little check list of things to remember to do each month – pay bills, write newsletters, update website and stuff like that – this will give me a place to check it off as I get it done.  And since it is the end of July I better go check all of those to see what I need to do today.

Here is the front cover –

Our convention theme this year was “I am…” so my planner follows that theme with different statements on the front cover and all over the back – different things that I am.  I listed some of our class titles amongst these – “I am having fun!”, “I am creative”, “I am doing business “My Way”!”.

I guess I am repeating myself a bit – here is my original post about the planner –

To go along with my planner I wanted a journal for taking notes –

I actually made three of these – one for my friend Cindy – she actually designed the center image for the cover which she used on one of her projects for convention.  We took a day prior to convention and collaborated on project ideas – we decided the Keep in Touch download worked well with the ‘I am…” convention theme and ideas just started flowing from there.  I printed a 3rd journal for my upline Wendy and that was a gift to her from Cindy and I.

And get ready for tomorrow with the early release of My Digital Studio 2!  Lots of new features are ready with more to come.  I’ll have more details for you once Stampin’ Up! posts them tomorrow.  Cindy and I will be holding a class later showing all about My Digital Studio 2’s new features.  We’ll let you know more about that soon.  Also we have our next MDS Club class planned for August 18th.  I’m working on an email for our club list.  And there is more MDS news coming tomorrow that you’ll want to come back to see.  Today there are some new downloads – it is Tuesday you know – a Chevron themed download is what I saw on the list – those are so very popular right now.

Stampin’ Up! has new downloads today – You can see all the available Digital Downloads on my website.

Have a great day!  Tomorrow is the first day of school for Ryan.