These past few days, we've been sharing projects and, in a way - celebrating - how The Happy Planner® makes documenting your life's precious memories easy and fun. Today, mambi Design Team members Stephanie Howell (IG | blog) and Katie Barton (IG | blog) are memory keeping with The Happy Planner® in unique ways.
using a MINI Happy Planner® to memory keep by Stephanie Howell
While most planner babes have opted for the BIG or CLASSIC Happy Planners® to memory keep, Stephanie has chosen to document her 2017 using the 'Happy Blooms' MINI Happy Planner® and MINI page protectors.
About these pages, Stephanie writes:
"I have been an avid scrapbooker for many years. However, somewhere between the five kids, crazy military wife life, part time jobs, and day to day craziness, I stopped.
...and I miss it terribly. I forget so many special moments, both big and small, because I'm simply not documenting them. I've decided to use a mini planner as a memory planner in 2017. Each week I will write down memories and moments. I plan on using an insert each week with photos and journal cards.
One of my favorite tricks is adding phrase stickers to the outside of the pocket page protector. It's a little detail that adds some extra oomph! Here's to REMEMBERING 2017, ha!"
memory keeping on a CLASSIC Daily Sheet in the BIG Happy Planner® by Katie Barton
Katie has opted to use a CLASSIC Happy Planner® Daily Sheet to record one normal 'Day in the Life' a month and insert into her BIG Happy Planner® she's using for memory keeping.
About this page, Katie writes:
"Big events like holidays and birthdays are always documented. I find them every now and then to relive the memories. It's the small details - random lunch dates and trips to the book store - that I wanted to document. Those seemingly insignificant memories are the ones that would otherwise be forgotten, but they also make up more of my life.
With that in mind, I decided I wanted to include a few daily pages in my memory planner to more completely document some seemingly normal days. They would probably be really boring to anyone else, but I'm really excited to have them to look back on in a few years. My goal is to include at least one daily page for each month in 2017, and place it between the 'currently' page and the monthly dashboard. I was too excited to wait, though, so I documented a day in December with a daily page.
To prep for this page, I took at least one photo an hour to make sure I had plenty to work with. The following day, I sized my photos in Photoshop to fit the hourly column on the daily page. I had taken more than enough photos, but that meant I got to choose my favorites. After I had placed the printed photos on the page, I used number stickers to add the approximate time each photo was taken."
"In the ToDo column, I listed a few bullet points of my day with a few more details of what is in the photos. The decoration at the bottom of that column is a full box sticker from the BIG 'Color Story' sticker value pack. I placed the sticker horizontally, and it fit nicely.
I'm using a BIG Happy Planner, but I decided to use CLASSIC hourly pages for this project. In my BIG Happy Planner, the CLASSIC pages look like over-sized journaling cards. I love the size difference to visually separate these pages from the standard pages I use every day."
Shop supplies Stephanie & Katie used by clicking on the items below.