Being a left-brainer, I have always loved planners. The first planners I used were fairly plain and basic. When planner pages began coming out in pretty designs, I loved them all!
Now, however, I have a new love—planners that combine my desire to make lists with my passion for scrapbooking. I purchased two planners for 2015—one is for my daily tasks and the other is for my One Little Word and journaling.
The first planner I bought is from Cocoa Daisy. This planner has monthly, weekly, and daily pages and comes with a cute embellishment pack each month. I keep this planner open on my desk so I can jot down to-do items, ideas, and notes to myself. Then I can decorate the pages with the washi tape, stickers, clips and other cute things that are included in the monthly kit.
The second planner I purchased is Heidi Swapp’s newly designed memory planner. This planner comes with pages for the entire year. There are also several embellishments coming out soon to go with this planner—I cannot wait to get my hands on them!
Right now I am using this planner with Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class. This year I am trying several new formats for my memory keeping. For example, instead of using the traditional 8.5×11 album for One Little Word, I am taking each month’s prompt and adapting it to the Heidi Swapp planner. This month, I wrote answers to the OLW January prompts in calendar squares (instead of on journaling cards like last year). I love this new approach!
I am also using this planner as place to keep Instagram photos, favorite quotations, and journaling. Last year I rarely printed my Instagram photos, so many of my 2015 pictures are coming off my phone and into this planner.
So far I am loving these planners as new ways of memory keeping!