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IF you are a member of the planning community, this post is for you.  I confess, I am a REPURPOSER, BUT…..I am NOT the only one out there!!

Okay, you know who you are.  You washi tape over anything you want to cover up, use whiteout & retype headings, etc.

As a member of the planner community, you download & print every new, shiny planner page you find. Even if it is not a page you need or want to use right now, you download & print a couple copies to have & look at & see if you like them.

Now, we all know that at SOME point, we have to destash a bit & either use or throw away, wasting that perfectly good page.  This is something I am REALLY bad at!!  I confess, I am a paper hoarder!!

I decided I needed to become a “Repurposer”.

In other words, I use a planner page that was designed for one thing for something else entirely.  I find that this allows me to experiment & see if the page works for me in some other way.

A good example is a planner page that my friend, Susan Williams-Goebbers, of http://planningyourlifeoutonpaper.com, designed for “Self-Care”.

My self-care is simple, I enjoy tea & reading, so buying a multitude of different flavors of tea allows me to indulge myself.  Also, I love to read & seldom have time, so scheduling in time for that is self-care as well.

These pages she designed are beautiful & I wanted to find a good use for them.  The “lightbulb” came on in my brain when I joined a Zen Art Challenge for the month of August in the FaceBook group Mindful Creativity with Tangles.  It is #ZenArtChallenge.

I like to keep reference sheets of new tangles I learn so I can refer to them when I am drawing.  I decided that these Self-Care sheets would be perfect for that.

Each day I needed to draw a different, new tangle & by using these pages, I could easily get 6 on a sheet (A5 size) to keep in my planner.

I do a lot of zentangle art, so these are really helpful to me!!  Here is how they turned out….

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At some point, I will make a better heading label, but sticky note paper does fine for now!!

This is just one example of the repurposing I do.  I would LOVE for you to share how you repurpose planner pages.  Please let us know in the comments below or shoot me an email at Jaebyrd@jaebn.com.

You know, it helps others in the Planner Community, especially Newbies, if you share how you make things work for you!!

I hope this info is helpful!!  If you have any questions or concerns or suggestions, please comment below or send me an email!!  I promise I will get back to you as quickly as I can!!

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May Stardust & Moonbeams light your path….Hugzz ~ Jae

2 thoughts on “Confessions of a Repurposer

  1. Jae, I love how you’ve re-purposed these pages of Susan Williams-Goebber! I confess, I have quite a stash of beautiful planner pages that I’ve used for a time, only to replace them with others – but I can’ let go of the original ones! I generally end up using them in different planners (I have a planner for projects in process, another for work, one for my personal life), but giving them a different purpose altogether would be fun, too.

    1. Thanks, Nina!! I love paper & new planner pages always “trap” me into printing them out & trying them. But, I grow tired of them or find something that works better for me &other pages enter planner page limbo. I have a 7drawer roll-around cart that I store all my planner stuff in. I call it limbo because unused pages or washie tape get stored there until needed.

      I have used pages for different purposes than their intended use before, but recently started trying to do more of that to use up my stash. It is fun to see what I can do with them & washie tape can cover a multitude of sins, so to speak!!

      If you do try this process, please let us know how you do & what pages you repurpose!! When we share how we repurpose pages it can help others to do the same &/or spark their creativity!!

      Thanks for your comments, Nina!! Hugzz ~ Jae

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