Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Dutch Dare 112 ~ Lotsa White

I have had a huge blogger and scrapbooking hiatus but I'm scrapping again and determined to blog more and give you the peeks into my life whetheryou want it or not ...

The dare for this month is white, and I decided to make a layout about my Personal Malden Filofax.


I used a faux filofax for years and when I purchased a smart phone decided to neglect my organiser and use the phone, it has a calendar, it can give you reminders, it made sense. But after 2 years (and my second samsung) I felt like i was always playing catch up, one step behind in my planning and important events things had to change.

On Pinterest and Instagram I noticed that there was a new trend arising, decorating your filofax with stickers, washi and lovely colored pens.

Now scrapbookers are people who like to decorate so the spark was lit again. I dug up my faux filofax, bought inserts and started playing and planning again! Lord knows I have plenty of things to decorate with {but to be honest you can never have enough washi, stickie notes or stickers}. We have plenty of fun stores in the Netherlands {HEMA, Flying Tiger, Action, Sostrene Grene, Zeeman, Wibra} but they do not have as much cute things the Walmart 1$ stationary section or cheap deals like Michaels so I try to swap on several FB pages or via Instagram. There are also lot's of fun stores online and on Etsy.

Besides all the hoarding, swapping and rak'ing there's also the desire to own the prettiest filofax there is. I have a few in my collection right now, I don't use them all, some are an investment (no longer available) like the medium Mint Kikki.k planner and the personal rose Finchley. I am currently using the personal purple malden you see in the layout as an organiser and a pocket purple pennybridge as a wallet.





Pennybridge          





















kikki k. (bottom) and rose finchley
< photo courtesy of cafe et papier blog>














 I enjoyed it so much I started joining groups on Facebook and started a Dutch FB Group and a European FB Group with likeminded filofax lovers.

To give you an idea of how I decorate my pages:




















Hope I gave you some inspiration, leave me a comment, I'd love to read it !

3 comments:

leonieke said...

Ziet er goed uit daan! Ben je alweer wat opgeknapt?

Inge de Groot said...

Wauw.... je bent weer goed bezig! Trots op je! xxx

Petra said...

Geweldig leuk!