Hello everyone, it’s Lindsey! Today’s project, memory planning, is something I’ve seen a lot of lately but haven't given a try yet. You can find the process video for this project at the end of this post if you want some additional tips and tricks for how I approached this project.
Many of us are probably finding ourselves with some empty planners right now (which I’m personally enjoying, if it wasn’t for the circumstances). So how about we fill those weekly spreads with little snapshots of our day to day lives instead of the standard appointments, school events, and sports practices that normally fill them! I’m using one of the Note To Self Binders and the new planner inserts from the shop.
I love using digital products! For this project, I used a lot of pieces from the Jill Collection (both physical and digital) because I liked some of the sentiments and the colors went well with my photos. I scaled down the journaling cards so that they would fit in the planner boxes and printed the digital stamps onto vellum for some fun texture and so they’d be easy to layer. For printing on card stock, I cut down some Essentials White Cardstock to 8.5x11 and printed on that so my printables would match the physical product that I was using.
I added some of the floral patterned paper to the tops of my pages and then added the month and week using some alphabet stickers. This is a simple way to bring some color and interest to your planner pages even if you aren’t into all of the extra embellishments in the boxes.
I printed two photos to a page, using my portable printer, which gave me photos that were perfectly sized for the daily boxes. I tried to use a mix of photos and journaling cards to break up the daily boxes. I kept the embellishment pretty minimal with a few die cut shapes, vellum pieces and a heart I die cut from one of the solid papers.
I stamped a little journaling spot so I could journal some details about the week but you could add a lot more journaling if you wanted to go into more detail about each day.
These planner pages are just printed with a polka dot pattern on the back so you can feel free to add staples, stitching, and ink and not be worried about messing up the backside of the pages. I made sure to add some extra reinforcement to my embellishments since I do still plan on using this planner on the daily and don’t want to risk things falling out. I wasn’t afraid to add some chunkier elements, like these Jeana Chipboard Hearts, since this planner is in a binder which allows for some expansion.
I always like to add the date to my Bible journaling entries...sometimes I just stamp it onto the page but, for this entry, I decided to create a little label cluster for the date.
You might notice that this week is already filled out and that’s because I used photos from the previous week for the sake of this post but, going forward, I’ll probably put these layouts together at the end of the week to document the photos from that current week.
I hope this project gives you some inspiration for how to utilize your planner during this time of less planning. Who knows, maybe you’ll enjoy this as much as I have and continue on with it even after our lives go back to some normalcy!
Felicity Jane is still shipping out products at this time so head on over to the shop and grab some things to keep you busy creating and be sure to check out the digitals if you are looking for something new to try out!
Don’t forget to check out the process video for this project below!
Until next time!
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