A Newly Discovered Obsession: My Happy Planner
For many years, I have kept all my schedules, appointments, dates, etc. in my phone's calendar. I love that it reminds me of things to come and it never fails. However, as i started the Capture your 365 Challenge (photo a day project), i started to keep track of the camera settings, and adding a bit of journal to why, who, what, where and when of each picture. My daughter suggested I keep a diary, or try a planner (as she has been keeping a memory planner/journal for a few years), so after some research i opted for Mambi's "The Happy Planner". I Love It, now!!.
|A look at the set-up for the second week of January 2016|
The Happy Planner allows for space to add pictures, create mini scrapbook layouts, it gives flexibility when personalizing it, i could go on. Due to my love for paper crafts, there is a lot of stickers, paper, washi tape at hand at all times, but i am trying to keep it rather simple and concise.
|A Dashboard is created every month, and it is moved from week to week.|
I use different media to create variety in my body of art work, and my planner is no exception. There are weeks, i attach the pictures to the pages, and others I create pocket pages within the planner. The Simple Stories Snap pocket page (2x2 pockets) works perfect for the planner, all i have to do, is punch the extra holes and cut the little slits so it can fit in the planner's disks.
|A look at the Pocket page for the weeks of January 18-31st.|
Every new month, i try to customize the month's tab page according to the upcoming holidays or birthdays, or just to give a different feeling for the month.
|My February 2016 tab page. The cut file comes from the Silhouette store.|
Here is a look at how i try to continue the month's theme throughout my weekly planner spreads.