I get a lot of emails asking a lot of questions about my planners every day, so this FAQ page is designed to help you find answers to your questions quickly and easily!
I can, but it depends what you would like done. Color and label changes are simple and quick, but I cannot edit the design of dated diaries as this takes hours, and I just don't have the time. I also tend to
I will be doing customization weekends soon - and I'll customize what I can for everyone at no charge over those days. So make sure you sign up to my newsletter to be notified of when these happen - just scroll down to the footer to subscribe.
Can I download the colorful planner backgrounds used in feature images?
Unfortunately no. These are stock pattern images and there are licensing and copyright issues around their distribution. That said, everyone's been asking about them, and I'm working on making some soon. In the meantime, you can easily find similar ones on free stock photo sites and Pinterest - just search for free seamless watercolor patterns. (You'll find loads!)
Yes, they do! I know of several people who use them this way, and love it, however I haven't yet had a chance to test them.
If you would like to do this, please start with one of the free Irma Collection planners so you aren't out of pocket if you don't like the results.
I recently re-designed the entire Irma Collection to sync with my store planners, so they are now all standard sizes, and one file will print to A4 or A5.
I have also completed the collection, so everything you see in another design is now available in Irma too - including all the dated diaries.
In order to keep this blog going (I am in desperate need of a PA), I've had to make some Irma planners free, and others paid.
So all dated diaries, calendars and planners are now available for free, and all the extras, like to-do lists, meal planners, goal planners, address books etc, are available via the store.
The Classic Collection have now been retired to make room for a new free collection. I realize these were much loved and popular, however it's time for something new!
You can now download each file at the bottom of the post it's featured in - just scroll down to find them.
This is really simple:
Click the link you want to download.
The file will open in a new tab in Google Drive.
Click the download icon up the top.
Open the files in Adobe Reader
Choose your printer, number of copies you would like etc.
Then press print!
You can also download my Printing Guide for more detailed instructions.
No you don't! But I'd love it if you did! You'll be the first to know every time I release new printables and posts, and get some exclusive deals too :) Just scroll down to the footer to sign up.
No. There are download links at the bottom of each post.
Yes I do. You can download it here.
If you're looking to then cut the pages down to A5, I really don't recommend it as they won't align properly on the page, and double sided printing will be difficult.
If you cut your paper first, then print, the result will be much better as the pages will align to the centre of the page, and the margins will be even - for both single and double sided printing.
That's ok, A5 paper is exactly half a sheet of A4. You can ask your stationery shop if they can guillotine some pages for you - there is normally no charge for this. Alternatively you can cut them down to size at home.
I always recommend cutting paper down to size before printing.
You have an 'eco' setting switched on in your printer settings. This tells the printer to economize ink by reducing the color saturation. If you turn this off, it should print normally again.
In Australia, Officeworks can do this for you - however they are very expensive. I believe the equivalent in the US and Europe is Staples.
Personally, I use my local printing and stationery shop, or the small, local printers. I find them far cheaper, and the guys always help me get things printed just right - and they don't charge if they print it wrong.
I always recommend printing on a commercial printer like this, as the quality is generally better than home printers, and it can make a big difference with delicate designs - like the Lola Collection watercolors.
Unfortunately no, and I probably won't be in the future as these are ISO International Standard sizes.
If you're looking to print a size slightly smaller or larger than A4 or A5, you can try scaling the pages in the Print dialog box. This will slightly stretch/shrink the designs, so you'll need to trial and error this to see if you're happy with the outcome.
I don't recommend trying to print any of my planners in these sizes, however many people have done it and been happy with the results.
If you'd like to try this, please try printing a page or two from the free Irma Collection planners - that way you won't be out of pocket if you don't like them.
Printing this way is a trial and error process - you will need to fiddle with your printer settings. Bear in mind that they will always have wider margins as the proportions of these pages are different to A4 and A5.
I don't recommend this. My planners were designed for A4/A5 and Personal sizings are far smaller, so many fonts may become illegible as they are reduced so much. Line spacings will be very, very thin, and many boxes will not have enough room to write in properly.
Honestly, I don't know. There are so many planners out there, and they all use slightly different sizes - even if some of them say they are 'A5', you often find they're a little wider or taller than a true A5.
All my planners are done at true ISO International sizes.
A4 dimensions are - 210 x 297mm, or 8.3 x 11.7 inches.
A5 dimensions are - 148 x 210 mm, or 5.8 x 8.3 inches.
If you're looking for a size that is slightly smaller or larger than A4 or A5, you can try scaling the pages in the Print dialog box. This will slightly stretch/shrink the designs, so you'll need to trial and error this to see if you're happy with the outcome.
What you're allowed to do..
My printables and planners are for personal use only, so no, you cannot sell them, you cannot give them away to your friends, you can't republish them, and you can't pass them off as your own.
You cannot link directly to the download, nor can you copy the designs and templates.
You also can't go and change, amend or generally fiddle with the files and designs using other software.
You can find my official, full Copyright Policy here.
Please send me an email here so we can chat about it - it depends.
Of course! Please make sure you include links back to the post (not the files), and you are welcome to use a photo or two.
I'd love it if you could send me an email when your post is published, so I can visit your site and help promote your post!
Under no circumstances. This would directly violate my copyright.
I use Adobe Creative Suite.
No. (And see below.)
No. I use fonts and elements of other designers' work under license, and this would infringe on my own and other people's work.
The nature of blogging and blog comments is changing, and it's really difficult to have a proper conversation and connect with people via comments.
I find having a chat over email is often nicer and solves any problems faster. If you'd like to get in touch, you can do so here.
Still can't find an answer?
Feel free to email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can - just click here.