The Bombshell Filofax

Happy Monday everyone!

Recently I have been revisiting and devouring one of my favourite books, “The Bombshell Manual of Style” by Laren Stover. When I first read this in 2010 I was hooked.

For some time I have been a fan of the classic bombshell films, with Bridget Bardot, Jayne Mansfield, Kim Novak and of course, Marilyn Monroe as the stars. So when I re-read the Manual (AKA, The Bible 😉 ) I knew that Reuben Toledo’s amazing bombshellesque illustrations had to be involved somehow in my filofax.

So I added some illustrations to some filofax notepaper, and here is an example of how they have come out:

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I’m quite pleased! So I’ve added them to the Free Inserts Page if you’re interested in unleashing your inner bombshell 🙂

While I was fiddling around with my printing, I also had a go at positioning one of the illustrations in the original filofax week on 2 pages “this week” section. Here’s how that turned out!

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Pretty neat, huh?

This is also available for anyone that is interested, in the Free Inserts page (the link is at the top of the page!)

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Hope you enjoy, I’ll add some more illustrations soon 🙂

Stay creative!

Kel

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Filofax Finsbury Personal in Pink

Hi everyone!

I promised a post on the Finsbury, didn’t I?

Well, I’m sorry it’s so late, however it arrived when I was at work and my neighbour signed for it… Then he left for work until 11pm! So I waited and waited and waited… Watched some Finsbury videos on YouTube, finished off laminating my new dividers and waited some more.

Then finally he came home and I bounced out of my door pretty much the moment he stepped out of his car and waited for him to open up his home to give me my parcel.

When I got inside, I shot into my bedroom (the warmest room!) got into my PJ’s (because I would be messing around with the Finsbury for a while… Needed to be comfortable etc!) and then proceeded to unbox while taking photographs. I’m not the most patient person in the world so apologies for the rushed camera job (from my iPhone).

My parcel: squeal!

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The box is a slide in-out type rather than a lidded box:

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And here it is! Though, artificial light really doesn’t do much for the colour on the camera haha!

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This Filofax comes with the standard Multilingual diary (2014), blank tabs, a-z tabs, Internet site inserts, to do inserts, address inserts, a business card holder insert (holds 6 cards), flyleaf, black ruler/page marker, various colour notepapers… Ummm I think that’s it. Most of these inserts I’ll watermark and give to dad as a Christmas gift.

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The Finsbury did not lay flat out of the box, but as I have already worked with slimline versions of the Finsbury, I kind of expected it. I removed all of the inserts, grabbed some Valentina moisturiser and slathered it all over the leather, really working and kneading. I felt it beginning to soften up already (nowhere near the Malden however: the Finsbury is a rigid binder!

Once it was all moisturised and smelling divine, I quickly moved in using my new dividers:

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I still can’t get over the odd colour this camera is showing haha!

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And here is the view from the closed planner:

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Here are the tab names. If there is one bit of consistency with my filofax is my set up :). So it really is my saviour and my soother in my otherwise indecisive mind. Least I’ve stuck to “something!”

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And there we have it! It’s currently lying on my bedside table and it doesn’t look out of place on there or my coffee table… Or my bathroom or kitchen haha! My home is “shabby chic” and has lots of ivories, creams, pinks and purples so the Finchley goes down a treat!

Ill attempt to get a better photograph of the colour shortly: during the daylight haha!

Stay creative!

Kel

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Filofax Changes in the Kel Kamp

Hi Everyone!

It is now officially Autumn in my eyes. I’m wearing fleecy PJ’s, wrapping myself in blankets and curling up under duvets when I get home from work at night. I’m waking for work before the Sun even thinks about making an appearance and I’m getting home just when it’s beginning to get dark. The world is a whole lot of grey right now.

There are a few things that are happening in my life that are transitional right now for me – as my colleague has notified me at work – I am in limbo.

Firstly, I have a new job which I am due to begin on 11th November. I’m currently serving my notice at my current workplace – so I’m in limbo there. I’m nervous about beginning something new (but also excited), and I’m really sad to leave my current colleagues as they just ‘get me’… they have a lot of knowledge, advice and experience (in life and work). I know I’ll miss their opinions and very well structured advice.

The other thing is the person I’ve been seeing the last few months is moving to Australia for a year. It makes me very sad that he is leaving and as we have not known eachother long it seems that we will be going our own separate ways when he leaves on 4th November. Again, this makes my heart heavy with sadness. But we are enjoying things while we can, we will remain in touch while he travels and see where we are and how we feel when he comes back. Again – another limbo situation – he’s not gone yet, but I know he’s going, I know we will be separated etc…

A more trivial matter is that I’ll soon me changing my car from my black, boxy Hyundai i10. What to, I’m not sure. Idea’s please! Because I can’t make up my mind and make a decision (c’mon, you’ve seen how I am with Filofaxes, inserts, dividers etc…! The CHOICES…!!!), it makes me miserable therefore I feel in limbo until I have reached a decision or settled on a ‘goal’. Ultimately I’d love an old style silver Audi TT. Reality is I need something pretty newish, cheap to tax, insure and run… and something no larger than a medium hatchback. But I want something iconic, something with a bit of glamour to it. Maybe even a convertible. Ah, I don’t know.

Another thing in limbo is my own transition. This one is the hardest to explain. Lately I don’t feel very ‘me’. You could say it’s the other factors in my life that are affecting me. You could say it’s the weather, my age, call it what you want. I don’t quite know where I am at, or what I want, or why I’m feeling this way, or how to stop feeling this way. Something just feels ‘off’, or ‘missing’. So I’m currently in limbo waiting for that lightbulb moment where I get that clarity spark and everything begins moving again.

Until then, I had my lowest moment yesterday daytime so during my lunch hour I faltered and gave in to a deal on a Pink Personal Finsbury. After I panicked, had a bit of buyers remorse and felt guilt like no other, I realised that my Halloween set of dividers won’t be co-ordinating with the fun pink Finsbury, so last night I darted over to my local craft shop to buy a new set of scrapbook papers.

Naturally when I was faced with a lot of crafty bits and bobs I got carried away and purchased a few bits and bobs ready for my new addition. It’s all girly and vintage looking 😉 if you’re in the UK, you can purchase all of these from The Range.

The colours and patterns I chose were similar to the pastel throughout Legally Blonde 2 – pretty much how I would imagine Elle Wood’s pink Classic Filofax to look inside. Although, I am yet to find an “I brake for Sample Sales!” bookmark 😉

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I’ve just been notified by Amazon that my Finsbury has arrived at my home (well, signed by my neighbour as I’m still here at work).  Staring at the clock and willing 5.30 to arrive.  Come on 90 minutes, do your magic!  So exciting!  I will have to do an unboxing post later on tonight now…!

Squeal!

Stay Creative

Kel

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Filofax Week on 2 Pages Inserts

Hi everyone

Last night I tweaked my Month on 2 Pages and made it available on my Free Inserts page (see above). The more I looked at it, the more I wanted to have a go at a Week on 2 Pages also.

You may have seen the way I like to organise my diary (fill in monthly pages and then move the detail across to the inner section of my weekly pages, with the outer half free to put in to do lists). It’s just something that works for me, but if you feel like trying something like it, the Week on 2 Pages are now available on my Free Inserts page also. Please see below for photo’s:

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That is the blank page as it comes off the printer.

Here is how it can look when decorated:

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Course, my decorating is a little boring etc, but I’m just trying to get the point across that the pages can be jazzed up to your own taste etc.

Anyhow, they’re there for the taking if you feel the need to have a go 🙂

Let me know how you get on!

Kel

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Filofax Month On 2 Pages

Hi everyone!

It’s my birthday today! Although, technically not until I wake up ;). I’ve spent my last evening as a 27 year old working on a set of MO2P (Month On 2 Pages) using Microsoft Word.

I currently use Ray & Steve’s (My Life All In One Place & Philofaxy web pages: I’m doing this on my mobile and it’s playing up so I’ll have to link later) printable inserts, but me being me, forever churning with ideas and “I wish I could have a go at that” mentality… Well, it just had to be attempted.

Originally for 2014 I was going to print off another set of Ray & Steve’s inserts, and I even did this… But I kept having issues with the document (February just wasn’t printing for me). I even looked into the Filofax’s own but could only seem to find this in the stores in white, no cotton cream. So I began my search online for a template.

As the search began, I wanted to find a full set of Monthly inserts detailing the months and dates etc. but there were some really cute dateless and month-less inserts around, I kind of got converted!

The ones I did see however, were already decorated. I like to decorate my own pages (gives me sense of achievement therefore I am more likely to look at it and utilise it, it’s just the way I am). So a little voice in my head began to get louder “why don’t you have a go, just use the templates for inspiration etc”.

So I had a go. It’s not great and even a little plain, but it’s my first attempt. The hearts to put your dates in need to be a little more transparent so you can see the dates… But for me, it is laid out exactly as I need it so that I can washi tape it up and decorate it to my taste etc.

Here is the blank MO2P:

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And here is is dated and decorated, and in my Filofax:

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Here is another one, February 2014:

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If anyone is interested in this insert I can make it available to download 🙂 maybe I can change the shapes to suit more: a car shape, a star shape, an apple shape, a house shape, anything!

Let me know and ill sort something out 🙂

Kel

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Filofax Week 40

Hi everyone

I had a pretty heavy social week last week. Somewhere in between date nights, girly nights and parent meets I got myself a job offer as well!

So on my to do list this morning was a pretty hefty “hand notice in” task. Lovely.

I begin my new Account Manager position on 11th November and just thinking about it makes me feel a little nervous, excited, uneasy… Everything all jumbled up!

I’m going to miss my current work colleagues… The conversations we have are pretty much top notch!

And so, without further ado, here is my week roundup:

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I’m off work all this week, hurray! With me moving to a competitor, there is a slight chance that I may be placed on Garden leave also.

So this week will probably end up being a bit empty knowing my luck haha!

However… Thursday is my Birthday :/ !

Stay creative

Kel

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