I’m going to try and use my EC labels more this year. I like to move the label so there is space all around it before I write on it. It’s easier to see the edges so I can center my letters/words better!
I am in Event Sticker heaven! I just love my event stickers and use them all the time in my planner! I love all the colors and love using them to motivate me to complete certain tasks!
I put reminders to call my family members, and mark down when I do a special mall/shopping day with my daughter! I have stickers for club meetings for my son, and library days, and menu planning!
I mark my Flylady zones and keep track of all the movies we watch (mostly because I think we watch too many of them, and I’m about to order stickers for books I’ve read, as I think it would be much better to have more “book” stickers than “movie” stickers)!!
I have them color coded and at a glance, I know exactly what needs to happen!!
My planner evolves each week, with all the most important things placed on the pages first!!
I am trying really hard this year to get our finances in order, so am marking each bill due with a green Pay Bills sticker with the business and amount (I have a whole entire sheet of these on order because I already ran out).
I love tiny check boxes, and use a fine black Sharpie to write on the stickers. I have stickers for each family member, in “their” color, so all appointments, or anything that pertains directly to that person is marked with their color of sticker!
I have ordered stickers for each of my blogs so I can be sure to do my weekly blog posts, and not forget to make those happen on time!! And I’m going to also order black stickers with the word “Piano” on it, so I can record when I practice/play/enjoy the piano, one of my favorite hobbies!! I want to be able to look back at my year and see the things I did just for me (piano time), to know that I not only invested in my family and their happiness, but I took care of myself as well, and did things that brought joy into my own life!!
The event stickers come in 35 different colors, and I love having a rainbow of them in my planner!
Some things I’ve learned about the event stickers…
The words don’t show up very well on the colors Pear, Butter, Lemon, or Light Blue. If you want to write on your sticker with a black Sharpie, the writing doesn’t show on Chocolate, Black, Navy, Charcoal, or Mocha very well!
If you want to order stickers that match each of the month’s colors, be sure to check out my Color of the Months blog post, to find out exactly which colors to choose for your event stickers!
Here is my list of event stickers so far (in no particular order), and the colors I chose for each one, and the reason behind the colors:
Daryl – Orange – Because that’s his family color
Kristy – Pink – Because that’s my family color
Darien – Cornflower – Because that’s his family color
Kaelyn – Lemon – Because that’s her family color
Kendrick – Kelly Green – Because that’s his family color
Write Letters – Light Pink – Because it’s something I need/want to do, and it’s in my color shade
Special Dinner – Pool – Because everything food related is in Pool
Potluck – Pool – Because it’s food related
R.A.K. – Gold – Because RAKs bring sunshine into someone’s mailbox (or my mailbox)
Movie Night – Navy – Because Navy is like the night sky, and that’s when we watch movies, at night
Call Friend – Light Pink – Because I want to do that more often this year and pink is my shade of color
Call Mom – Hot Pink – Because I love her, and it’s in my shade of color again, but more vibrant because it’s very important
Call Kim – Purple – Because it’s my sister’s favorite color, and I need to call her more often
Anniversary – Light Gray – Because we are getting close to our Silver Anniversary
Lazer Tag – Gray – Because it’s dark in the building and kinda smoky in there too
Sky High – Teal – I don’t know why I chose this color for this
Mall/Shopping – Butter – Because it’s something I do with my daughter, and it’s in her shade of color
CMWF – Orange – Because it’s my hubby’s work
Road Trip & Travel – Coral – Because it’s one of my favorite color of stickers, and both of these activities are some of my favorite things to do
Snow Skiing – Baby Blue – Because it looks like winter and snow and cold
Hiking & Camping – Mocha – Because it looks like dirt, and you get dirty when you go hiking and camping
Tennis – Pear – Because it’s the same color as tennis balls
Swimming & Water Skiing – Turquoise – Because it looks like beautiful refreshing water
Bubble Bath – Hot Pink – Because it’s one of my FAVORITE things to do, and it’s in my shade of color
Door Decor – Beet – Because Beet is super pretty and Door Decor is a happy thing I do each month
Pathfinders – Army Green – Because it’s my son’s club, we march, and it’s in his shade of color
Library – Tan – Because our library’s name has “Prairie” in it, and tan makes me think of the prairie
Plan Menus – Pool – Because it’s food related again and it’s a very calm and soothing color, though dealing with food does not leave me feeling calm and soothing, so I thought I needed some external motivation and help in that area
Various School Related Stickers – Red – Because the little red schoolhouse is always Red
Specific Bill Related Stickers – Green – Because green looks like money
Dogs – Taupe – Because muddy little paw prints are usually brown, and Taupe is a light brown that I can write on
Pay Bills – Green – Because it’s about money again
Zone 1 – Dark Orange – Because that is the color Flylady uses for Zone 1 (next time I’ll use Dark Red)
Zone 2 – Gold – Because that is the color she uses for Zone 2
Zone 3 – Cornflower – Because that is the color she uses for Zone 3
Zone 4 – Kelly Green – Because that is the color she uses for Zone 4
Zone 5 – Beet – Because that is the color she uses for Zone 5 (purple would also work)
DRINK H2O – Turquoise – Because that’s the color for water related things
Shine Sink – Lavender – Because it’s a chore, and Flylady loves purple
Mini Tramp – Seafoam – Because it was a nice color that I hadn’t used yet
Fab Abs – Coral – I don’t know why I chose Coral for this one
PROVERBS – Butter – I don’t remember my vision behind this sticker or this color 😦
And if this isn’t enough, I’ve got stickers ordered for my 3 Blogs, Piano Time (black), a few more specific bills (green), Attack Clutter (lavender), Pay Bills (green), and I’m always trying to think of more, especially those that will motivate me to accomplish something or develop a needed habit, like reading more books, or some type of exercise, or some type of cleaning routine!
If you haven’t tried the Event Stickers yet, go for it! It’s an easy way to bring color into your planner pages, and a great way to color code, set goals for yourself, and bring some variety into your days!
One of my favorite items available for the Planners and Notebooks is the blank colored stickers. I have stacks of them waiting to designate that special event, day, or activity. Every Life Planner and Notebooks with the monthly calendar pages come with 2 pages of pre-printed events, as well as 2 pages of blank stickers.
Let’s talk about the blank stickers.
There are 10 different colors of blank stickers, 5 on each sheet. I don’t know the order they are in, because I had already removed these and cut them apart before deciding to do this post. I am grouping the photos into two different groups like this… (please remember colors vary according to lighting when the photo is taken as well as the way a monitor displays the colors).
The reason they are grouped like this is because the first six strips of color have actual names available on the Erin Condren website. These colors can be selected when you order Custom Event Stickers.
The colors are:
This next group of stickers don’t have names. I have ordered every color of sticker available on the EC website, and these 4 colors are not part of what I received. They come in every Life Planner, but they don’t match any of the color choices on the EC website.
I have given them my own names, for now, but I will be checking with EC to see if they actually do have names for these colors (I’m sure they do). When I find out what they are, or if anyone already knows, I will be sure to post about it here on the blog.
These colors are close to the Custom Event Sticker colors, but they are not an exact match, and cannot be ordered for Custom Event Stickers.
The Planner Lime is very close to the regular Lime color, but it isn’t quite a match. The Planner Purple is a most lovely purple color, and I really wish they had this one available to order, but they don’t. The Planner Teal and the Teal on the website, are close, but again, not an exact match, and the Planner Green is quite a bit darker than Kelly Green, but not as dark as Army Green.
In the next blog post, I will be showing which colors match each calendar month. Most of the colors are available if you want to order Custom Event Stickers that match your months, but a couple of the months actually use a few of the 4 colors above that are not available for custom ordering.