Friday, February 13, 2015

artful memory planner

Finally, I had a free and sunny day to take pictures of my memory planner. I've decided to call it an "Artful Memory Planner" because it holds art, memories and my plans!

I have had the most fun ever working on this. It was very relaxing to cut tiny pieces of paper and patchwork them together like a quilt. I used mainly 6x6 paper pads and some embellishment papers I had around. Then I picked through my pink and black embellie bin and came up with some more goodies to add.
Click to enlarge and read journaling.

Here's how it looks in the album. I love all the gold! I'm going to add the word "focus" on the top left but I can't quite decide how. I'm thinking maybe white cursive word with a smattering of pink mist. Nothing that stands out too much.
At the bottom, it should read "1, 2, 3, 4 days and still sick." I don't know if anyone else will get that but I do so it's all good!! I used really old Heidi Grace rub-ons for that part and it was fun!

Here's the right side which is my favorite...
I added a picture of Caroline because she was beautiful that day. Bing Crosby is in there because I watched a documentary about him that day and it was so awesome, I thought about it for a week! My sister's birthday was the 22nd so I added that. I'm okay with there not being numbers on all the days. I really just intended for it to be pretty and help me remember the month.

Here's the left side....
I had a horrible couple of days so when I saw that "rain rain go away" paper, I was like "perfect!!!" Plus I had to include a photo of an adorable fish Caroline and I saw at Cheddar's.

Here's a super close up so you can see the texture...
The colors on this spread are so happy to me and I am so thrilled with how this turned out. I'm going to do a pocket page of favorite photos from the month and add it to the next page. I'll share that soon.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this but I won't know unless you tell me! :)

13 comments:

Kimberly Kett said...

Beautigul pages, I love the grid design!

Jennifer Webb said...

LOVE this! Its so fun! I'm jealous!

Jen Schow said...

I love love love it! I didn't think I needed to jump on the planner craze, but this is just adorable and kind of like a mini/managable project life substitution. I'm interested to see if you find it easy to keep up on. Didn't you say that you were going to make each spread at the end of the month rather than making it along the way? Can't wait to see February, Tracie!

Vanessa McKelvey-Smith said...

Beautiful planner pages!

Tracy F. said...

Love this, and your clean, graphic style! Gorgeous!

nancy said...

This is so beautiful!!

Mindy Mammen said...

HI! I knew you from Scrapbook.com
and i love your January pages so stinking cute btw where do I buy one of those binders or memory books you used for this>?
Thank You and God Bless!
Mindy

TracieClaiborne said...

Mindy - Thank you!!! Unfortunately, this binder was in a "journal kit" by Heidi Swapp that was a limited run sold only at Michaels around Christmas. She is releasing a new line of planners that will be available in stores any day! So watch out for that!

CLOUDY+ya said...

This is so beautiful! :)

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Tracie!
Just found this on Pinterest and it is beautiful. I'm just starting a planner, and this is so inspiring! Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for sharing!

Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I really love how you are using your HS planner! I have the same one but wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it.

Teddi said...

tracie, it looks fabulous! i feel like it truly is a reflection of what happened, what you were inspired by, or how you felt about it. craft on! :)

sbee said...

Beautiful and great idea. Looking forward to seeing more.