Monday, March 02, 2015

memory planner monday

Hello dearies...welcome to Memory Planner Monday!

Since the month of February is now over, I am working on decorating my February monthly spread in my planner. I can't wait to share that with you but first, I need to share my final pages in January's section. I had so much fun making these pages!

I looked through my phone to find all my January photos and they were mostly just random pics without a story, perfect for 2x2 squares!
"Happy Day" square from from planner kit by Heidi Swapp  -- "Hello 2015" and pink 
heart circle from Elle's Studio January Kit -- patterned paper by Crate Paper -- font: Galliard

Here's the back side:
"Laugh Love Repeat" and "Noted" square from planner kit by Heidi Swapp -- XOXO from Heidi Swapp 
Project Life kit -- Memories sticker from Heidi Swapp sticker sheet -- patterned paper by Crate Paper 

Note to self: Take more pictures of yourself, Miss Tracie.

I looked for a January picture I might do a 6x8 layout about and the one that stood out to me was this of my desk after I cleaned it off one night. This was just a random picture I snapped with my phone but as I looked at it, I began to think of how it represents what I want for myself in 2015. I want to spend time at this desk creating, making pretty stuff and documenting my memories. 

I printed the photo out and using some new gold foil cardstock, I cut a title on my Silhouette Cameo! I love, love, love how this turned out! 
patterned paper by Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper -- YOU + ME = HAPPINESS from 
Elle's Studio January Kit -- gold cardstock by Jen Hadfield Home Made for Pebbles -- 
gold glitter tape from Heidi Swapp Wanderlust collection -- pink
heart very old chipboard piece -- word stickers at bottom by Heidi Swapp -- 

The colors on this were a little hard to get in a photo...this shows the shine of the foil better...

This will serve as a reminder every time I see it that my primary goal for this year is to create. On the back side of this, I added a typed list of my "15 Goals for 2015." I made the list in January but when I typed them up, I realized I had completed 7 of my 15 goals already and it was only March 1st!! I was giddy!! Just a note...the title was made with a file by Silhouette by Sophie Gallo - Design ID #33927. I love it! Well worth my 99 cents. 

The best part is I love how happy they look in the planner...

The pink behind the layout on the right is the February monthly tabbed page. I love how great it goes with the layout I made and I did not plan that at all. :) I am trying to stay in a similar color scheme with this entire planner but if I have a random photo that has red (as I did on the back of the pocket page), I'm not going to fret. Life is full of color!

I actually gathered my favorite patterned paper in this color scheme together earlier this week so that once I sat down to work, I would have a limited number of choices to make. It worked like a charm! It was very easy for me to look through my paper and embellishments and make a decision.

One of my goals for 2015 is to scrap faster!! :)

Hope you enjoyed January's final pages. I will share my February spread next Monday! I will be back this Wednesday with some stamping experiments to go along with this week's Scrap Gals Podcast. 

Have a lovely Monday my friends!


Kimberly Kett said...

Great clean design, love the colours!!

Jules said...

It's beautiful!!!! Adore that Create page!

Robin said...

Congratulations on becoming part of the Write. Click. Scrapbook. Team!!! I'm continually inspired by that site, and when I saw your layout up today I was so happy for you! I can't wait to see more of your layouts.

Keely said...

I have this same planner and Love it!!! Are you not using the monthly calendar? You may have discussed this earlier. I have just recently discovered your podcast and blog 😄

TracieClaiborne said...

Keely - Yes I am! I'm calling my planner an "Artful Memory Planner" because instead of actually writing in it, I'm decorating the monthly spread. So each month my planner will have four parts: 1) the monthly spread, 2) a list page, 3) a pocket page and 4) 6x8 layout or two. Here's a link to the first monthly spread. I'll post February's this Monday!

Teddi said...

it looks super elegant! beautiful photos of your family. every time i see caroline it's like she's growing up.