The the hunt for a planner began:
I fell in love with the Midori style notebook........ but Cocoa Daisy's planner pages aren't really suited for the causal, organic, floppy Midori style........so I made my own personal size faux Midori for my purse.
I moved on to Kikki K Planners, way too pastel and candy-colored for me.... I love earth tones.
I looked at Webster's Pages new Color Crush Planners, not enough real estate for all the decorating I wanted to do.
I searched every office supply and stationery store within 100 miles. The Franklin Covey and Day Timer Planners were just too typical of what I had used in the 1980's (the last time planners were so trendy/fad) in my professional life.
I joined tons of FB groups.
I checked out Pinterest.
I looked at Filofax, Van Der Spek, and Gillio; but, I am a hands-on gal and a computer screen doesn't show true color; and, I can't hold/touch the planner before buying it.
I had several ARC Planners I had purchased at Staples.......... and my burgundy ARC is a perfect fit for Cocoa Daisy's style and pages. Burgundy is also a favorite color. I made a commitment to the ARC system...... I had the Levenger punch already and the binders and the discs. The price was right and the style is perfect for stamps, inks, sprays, vinyl and dies.
Here is the March Cocoa Daisy Kit....... I am pleased with the kit and the quality of the papers. The kit was beautifully packed and arrived on time in perfect condition. I do wish Cocoa Daisy had added a few extra sheets of paper for testing pens, inks, sprays, etc. (even with a minimal charge). The American Craft "To Do List" stamp doesn't work well at all. The self-inking stamp doesn't stamp well; and, I find the style of the stamp big and clumsy. I rather have had a small set of acrylic stamps.
Throughout this month I will be posting pics of my planner customization......... This is my 1st 24 hours with the Cocoa Daisy Planner Kit; and, visually I love it....... I will report on pens, inks, sprays, paper etc throughout this month :)
UPDATE TO MY REVIEW: I contact Cocoa Daisy less than 24 hours ago via Facebook about the lack of quality with the American Crafts "to do list" self-inking stamp. I received this response from CD via FB this morning: