Create Your Own Blogmas Planner

If you have been following my blog for a while now, you will know I have a thing for stationary. I am forever on the lookout for pretty new notebooks to add to my collection and cannot resist looking in all the stationary shops when I’m in town. So when the stationary company Creoly contacted me, inviting me to join their Early Bird Reviewers Club I was like, yes please! Count me in!

A short while later, I received an e-mail from the Creoly team to tell me that a new product had arrived: The A5 Dot Grid Notebook by Th[ink].

I asked whether I could customize the book to my own style to which they replied – of course, it’s your notebook! So It didn’t take me long to work out what I wanted to do. I had my eye on some stickers from Dot Creates for a while but wasn’t sure what I would use them for. Now I had the perfect plan.

The notebook and stickers actually arrived on the same day. What about that for great timing!

Danielle, the lady at Dot Creates wrote me a little message on the back of the card which I thought was a lovely touch. She also sent an e-mail to say how much she appreciates my order as she works full time and runs her shop by herself in any free time she can find. Wow. I’m impressed. Danielle obviously works hard as the stickers are gorgeous! Dot Creates is a quirky stationary and gift shop which has everything from inspirational prints in beautiful writing, to planners, notebooks and stickers. You can find the shop here. 

I was super happy when I added the stickers to the notebook. This was going to be a book of blogging ideas and plans so the stickers were the perfect added touch. Thank you to both Creoly and Dot Creates for enabling me to create this notebook – I absolutely adore it! I love it when a plan comes together.

Now to actually use the notebook! I had a couple of ideas, but as Blogmas is fast approaching, it seemed right to make a plan to keep on top of all my December ideas. I love how the notebook has a dot grid, it makes it so easy to draw and create tables. To be precise this is a light grey dot grid with 5mm spacing accoring to Creoly. And I have to say the paper is top quality too, it’s nice and thick so the ink doesn’t show through. If anyone knows anything about paper – this is 100 pages (50 sheets) of high quality 120gsm paper, which I assume is a good thing in the world of notebooks.

Th[ink] notebooks are made for designers, by designers. To read more details about the product: click here. 

I used Pinterest for inspiration and my Pa Rom Pa Pom Pom Bauble Puffy Stickers from Hobby Craft. I was wondering when I was going to use the Pa Rom Pa Pom Pom Bauble Puffy Christmas Stickers.

Is it just me, or does anyone else find colouring in so therapeutic?

Ta-da! Here is the final result of my Blogmas 2017 planner. Even looking at that I feel slightly more organised than before.

The final stage was to actually add some ideas. I plan to add more as the month goes on but I am happy with what I have got so far. If you are thinking about doing Blogmas but are struggling with ideas here are a few to start with. You are welcome to use them if you like!

  • DIY Christmas Cards
  • A Christmas Market Near You
  • Top 10 Christmas Films
  • Charities To Give To At Christmas
  • Christmas Decorations In Town
  • Christmas Giveaway
  • Awesome Christmas Gifts

I also love the suggestions of Fave Blogmas Posts (from other bloggers) and Looking Back At  Christmas Over The Years which I read on Melissa’s 24 Days of Blogmas ideas post. She also has loads of fab suggestions, so go check out her list too!

Are you doing Blogmas this year? I would love to hear your ideas and can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

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  1. November 24, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I absolutely adore stationary, these products look really good quality! Your blogmas planner is so pretty as well. I haven’t decided whether to do blogmas yet, still unsure about it! Very much looking forward to reading your posts though <3 x

    • November 24, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you reading and commenting Alys! 💕 I was really impressed with the notebook, it’s great quality ☺️. Aw I’m glad you like the planner and thank you! Blogmas should be fun to do 😘 xx

    • November 24, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Shevy 💕. I’m glad you like it! 😘 xx

  2. November 24, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I also have an obsession with stationary and I have to say what you’ve created here looks fab! 😍
    You’re so creative!
    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

    • November 25, 2017 / 9:51 am

      Aw thank you so much Charlotte 💕 that’s so lovely of you 😘 xx

    • November 25, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Aw thank you Ashleigh 💕 you are so kind 😘 Looking forward to read your Blogmas posts ☃️🎉 xx

  3. Bookinggoodread
    November 24, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I’m not doing blogmas, I’m still learning the ropes and not quite confident enough yet. I am looking forward to reading everyone’s posts though. This note book is so cute 💕

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Aw thank you so much, that’s so lovely of you 💕 I’m looking forward to see everyone’s posts this year too 🎉☃️ xx

  4. November 24, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I’ve started to become addicted to stationary recently, not entirely sure why haha!
    This notebook is so adorable and those stickers really give it that boost of colour, plus they are so motivational.
    Loving the inside as well, so creative and colourful!

    Heather xox || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Heather 💕. Stationary is so addictive 😄 I think it’s because there is always something new and pretty to buy ☺️. I’m glad you like the notebook and stickers. Have a fantastic weekend 💕😘 xx

  5. November 24, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    You’ve done such a good job! It’s funny you used dot creates stickers to customise your blogging notebook because I’ve been looking at the dot creates blog planner recently! I’m not sure if I’ve got a structured enough mind to create my own. I’m almost certain I’d forget something! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Aw thank you so much Sophie 💕. Dot Creates products are so so awesome! I really want to buy more of her stuff, the planners look really cool 🎉😘 xx

  6. November 24, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    That notebook is like my bullet journal, for some reasons dotted notebooks seem to look cleaner. Me and you share a love for stationery! Bloody love it. Your notebook looks beautiful xx

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Lauren 💕. The dotted notebook is brilliant, I’ve never used one before but it makes things so much easier! ☺️ He he, love it that we are both stationary obsessed too! 😍 xx

  7. November 24, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    This is Amazing! Love people who are organized, your planner looks more than good😍👏🏻 great job!

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕. I’m glad you liked the planner! ☃️✍🏻😘 xx

  8. Mummy Thomas' Blog
    November 24, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    You are so artistic Bexa love this. I would love one. It’s so colourful and gives you that boost with great quotes etc. I’m stationary mad ha X love it x

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:22 am

      Aw thank you so much Kerry! 💕 He he, I love knowing other people are as mad about stationary as I am 😄🎉✍🏻. I’m glad you like the planner! 😘 xx

  9. November 24, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I love your blog so much. And these stickers are so amazing damn!! I’m not doing blogmas, but I’ll have some festive posts too!

    littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Thank you so much Caroline! 💕 I’m glad you like the planner ☃️✍🏻🎉. Looking forward to read your festive posts! 😘 xx

  10. November 24, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    A lovely post! I’m not that creative so I think I would struggle making one, but yours looks amazing X

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Elise 💕. I’m glad you like my planner ☃️✍🏻🎉. Aww give it a go, you might surprise yourself 😘 xx

  11. Creative Nails
    November 24, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    This is soo pretty! I lovee the look of what you made, it’s so good! Who could say no to some new stationary haha. Your photo’s are amazing too by the way!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Thank you so much Amy, that’s so lovely of you 💕. I know, new stationary is always a good thing! ✍🏻☺️ I am glad you liked the planner and photos 😘 xx

  12. Meera BP
    November 24, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Aw this is such a lovely idea! I think I might try something similar, I love creative things like this x

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thank you so much Meera! 💕 I’d love to see your planner if you give it a go, it’s so fun to create! 🎉😘 xx

  13. November 24, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    This is all so cute!! I love stationary too but I always forget to use it 🙁 Maybe I should take some inspiration from you! You are already pretty much my blogspiration 😊 thank you for sharing!

    Victoria | http://www.missviclb.co.uk

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Aww Victoria 💕💕 that is such a lovely thing to say! I’m glad you feel inspired ☺️ Thank you for your comment 😘 xx

  14. November 24, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Such a good post and your photos are always so lovely Bexa. The stickers are so cute too! And it’s really nice you’ve shared your Blogmas ideas, I’m sure lots of bloggers will appreciate that (I would if I was doing blogmas!) 💕⭐️

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Aww, yay! I’m glad you like the notebook and photos ☺️. I’m really looking forward to reading everyone’s Blogmas posts this year ✍🏻☃️. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Rebecca 😘 xx

  15. November 24, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I really love how this all came together. I love to color as well. I have color pencils, crayons & coloring books. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:34 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕. Colouring is so so relaxing! I’m glad you liked the post 😘 xx

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Kelly! 💕 Colouring is so relaxing, I love it 😘 xx

  16. November 25, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Gosh you’ve done a great job, very creative, simple but fab. Sadly I jsut don’t have the time to do Blogmas maybe next year.

    • November 25, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕. I’m so glad you like the planner ☺️. Blogmas looks like it will be quite time consuming but fun too 😘🎉☃️💕 xx

  17. November 25, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    How adorable is this!! You are so creatively talented too your drawings and writing are gorgeous, I wish mine looked as neat and cute as yours! I’m not doing blogmas but I have some really cute Christmas posts coming up in December 🙂
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • November 25, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Aw thank you so much Shannon ☺️💕 xx

  18. November 25, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    How adorable is this!! I love how you’ve personalised it and you’re so creatively talented, I wish my writing and drawings were that neat and cute! I’m not doing blogmas but I’ve got some super awesome Christmas posts coming up i’m so excited! 🙂
    Alice Xx

    • November 25, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Alice 💕. I’m glad you like my planner ☺️. I’m looking forward to read your super awesome Christmas posts! Yay! ☃️💕✍🏻😘 xx

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Aww thank you so much for your lovely comment Morgan 💕. You are so sweet 😘 xx

  19. November 25, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    *Reads post*
    *Picks up all notepads*
    *Throws them in the bin due to feelings of extreme inadequacy*

    Only joking – your planner is a dream! I envy you so much, your design skills, art, handlettering, omg, I am not worthy of owning any notebooks after reading this post!!

    I’ve been looking for a dot grid planner for such a long time, I might have to check these out.

    Love Lily xo
    http://www.essentiallylily.co.uk

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Aww Lily! 💕 Thank you so so much for your lovely comment 😘. You are so sweet! Yes, defo check out the dot grid planners, they make things so much easier and neater ☺️. Keep it up, you might just surprise yourself 😘 xx

      • November 26, 2017 / 7:26 pm

        Thank you! 🙂 I love art and I am slowly trying to get the hang of handlettering. What pens do you use for the bold black? I have 3, but they always bleed through to the next page 🙁 xx

        • November 27, 2017 / 6:35 am

          Hi Lily!
          For this I used my Staedtler Pigment Liner (0.5). My favourite pen is the Gel Pilot G2 0.7 – I use it for everything ☺️. Thank for your comment 💕 enjoy your hand lettering ✍🏻😍 xx

  20. November 26, 2017 / 4:28 am

    I love planners so seeing this post makes me happy! I love things that can be personalized! You’re very creative!

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:54 am

      Aw thank you so much Kristin, you are so sweet 💕 I love personalizing things, it’s so fun! I’m glad my post made you happy 😘 xx

  21. November 26, 2017 / 5:25 am

    😍 So creative – I LOVE it! I find if I make things pretty I’m more likely to use them!

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:55 am

      I completely agree Gina! 💕 Pretty notebooks are more motivating to use! ☺️ Thank you for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  22. November 26, 2017 / 9:11 am

    There is something about stationeries I always search for cute books and pens and everything. I loved your planner. You are very creative and the planner turned out so pretty. 🙂

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Aw thank you so much, you are so sweet! 💕 I’m glad you liked the planner, it was lots of fun to create! 😘 xx

  23. November 26, 2017 / 9:13 am

    I can’t wait to read your Blogmas posts!!xx

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Aw thank you Chloe! 💕 I’m looking forward to it 😘 xx

  24. November 26, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Love what you made of it. So colourful. I’m into stationery too but I’m not that creative! I agree with you about colouring being therapeutic. I have colouring books and could spend hours colouring. Makes me feel good.

    • November 26, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Aw thank you! 💕 That is so lovely of you 😘. I love colouring too, it’s such a relaxing activity. I’m sure your colouring books are really pretty 💛 xx

  25. TiffanyHoran
    November 26, 2017 / 11:07 am

    I love this post! You’ve definitely inspired me to try Blogmas this year. Your planner looks super and it’s such a great idea!

    • November 26, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Thank for your lovely comment Tiffany! 💕 wow, I’m so happy you feel inspired to try Blogmas this year! ☃️🎄✍🏻 I’m looking forward to reading your posts 😘 xx

  26. November 26, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    LOVE this blog ! I love anything stationary but am nowhere close to creative so very jealous of your skills. Looking forward to reading some of your blogmas content 🎅🏻

    • November 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Aw thank you so much Melanie! 💕 You are so sweet 😘. I’m glad you like my blog, that’s so lovely of you ☺️ xx

  27. November 26, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    This is amazing! You have a real creative talent 💗 Looking forward to reading your Blogmas posts xx

    • November 26, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕 you are so sweet. Blogmas should be lots of fun 😘 xx

  28. November 26, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    This is such an awesome and cute idea Bex 😍😍 I love anything creative like this…This is total inspo for my Advent Calendar ❤️

    • November 26, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Aw thank you so much Lena 💕. I’m so glad this inspired you ☺️ Can’t wait to see your advent calendar 😘 xx

  29. November 26, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I love journaling! Your shading on the numbers and title are awesome. What a great looking journal and a great way to stay on top o such a busy month!

    • November 26, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Aww thank you so much for your kind comment 💕. You are so sweet. Journaling is so much fun! 😘 xx

  30. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 26, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I love stationery! I always have more than I should! your blogmas planner is so cute and pretty! xx corinne

    • November 27, 2017 / 6:26 am

      Aw thank you so much Corinne 💕 He he, I always have so much stationary – I’ve got notebooks I don’t know what to do with yet! 😄 I’m glad you liked my planner 😘 xx

  31. November 26, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Hello!! You take great pictures that really show off the product!!

    • November 27, 2017 / 6:36 am

      Thank you so much, you are so lovely 💕 I’m glad you like my photos 😍 xx

    • November 27, 2017 / 7:27 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Courtney 💕 xx

  32. November 26, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Yours looks so beautiful! I don’t think I have the creative skills to get it to look so lovely haha! One of my goals for 2018 is try and start a bullet journal so hopefully one day I can make it look as nice as these c:

    xxx Nele | http://www.thenavigatio.com

    • November 27, 2017 / 6:39 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment, you are so sweet 💕. Have fun with your bullet journaling next year ☺️ I’m sure it will look amazing! I’d love to see how it goes 😘 xx

  33. November 27, 2017 / 9:45 am

    This is such a great idea, love it! I am not doing Blogmas, but will be checking out everyone’s posts (and do the odd Christmas related post myself over the period). 😘

    Ingrid | thatscandinavianfeeling.com

    • November 27, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much Ingrid 💕. That’s so sweet of you. I’ll look forward to your Christmas related posts! 😘 xx

  34. Michelle Meilhon
    November 27, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I just bought a journal to do my 2018 year as well as other blog ideas. I am so excited to do it. This was so inspiring

    • November 27, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle 💕 that is so sweet of you. It is exciting getting a new journal! I know that feeling well 😘🎉 xx

  35. November 29, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I love your artistry so much! How could you design the pages so beautifully and so well?!! For someone who doesn’t know how to create art, I had this urge to try it after reading your post. *heart eyes* Btw, I also adore that you combined two of my favorite things, blogging AND cute notebooks, together in one post! Well done! :DDD Anyway, I hope you enjoy your blogmas! I’ll surely check them out. ^__^

    • November 29, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Jasmine 😍. Wow! I’m so happy you had the urge to create art after reading this! That’s amazing! 💕 He he, blogging & cute notebooks are defo my passion. Hope you enjoy Blogmas too if you are doing it! 🎉✍🏻⛄️💝 xx

  36. December 1, 2017 / 12:01 am

    Loved this post!! That notebook looks amazing I definitely want to get my hands on one😍

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:27 am

      Aw thank you so much Jess! 💕 I’m so glad you liked the notebook 😍 I would definitely recommend getting one, they are great! ❤️ xx

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