One of the items I need to get things on track for 2012 is a planner. I've tried electronic ways of maintaining a planner and it just doesn't work for me. It's back to paper.
The problem I have with planners is that they are never exactly what I want. So I decided to make my own. I designed the weekly pages in Photoshop Elements, printed out the monthly pages from diyplanner.com, made a pocket for notes, and spiral bound it! I made the cover with chipboard and scrapbook paper.
I wanted the weekly pages to have a section where I could map out my time/schedule appointments, along with a place for daily to-dos (which I often end up writing on a post-it). I also left a blank column because I thought it would be fun to stamp some images each week and color them in/doodle a bit. Something to pretty up my pages a little.
If you like my weekly pages (they're 8.5" x 5.5"), you can download a free pdf here. In the future I'm hoping to design some different styles and maybe put a few up in my Etsy shop.