To start 2017 off on the right foot, mambi Design team members Liz Nielson (IG | blog) and Marisa Yciano (IG | blog) completed their January dashboard pages before the month hit. Liz went with a clean and fresh color palette - giving off the perfect 'fresh start' vibes for the new year, while Marisa used hers to document the 'currentlies' and 'favorites' of her son.
January Dashboard & Monthly pages in the 'Picture Quote' Happy Planner® by Liz Nielson
About these pages, Liz writes:
"I wanted to start 2017 on the right foot, so I made a conscious effort to fill out both my January dashboard and January monthly pages in my 'Picture Quote' Happy Planner®. In the past, I have found myself filling (or not) these in later on, and I think that changes the effectiveness of both of these sometimes underutilized parts of our planners."
"Starting with the January Dashboard, I decided to use my favorite color combination of mint green, blush pink, and rose gold since the January divider was a neutral color. I covered the very top of the dashboard page with a trimmed piece of mambiSHEETS™ cardstock, layered some washi and stickers to draw interest and focus, and then placed the 'Right Now' sticker in the upper left corner - so I could have the perfect place for my word that I'm focusing on for 2017, which is 'NOW'.
I then filled in the 'January goals' using some pennants and asterisks as bullets. The 'birthdays' section got hearts as bullets. Under the 'important dates' section, I used an arrow icon from the Rose Gold Planner Basics™ sticker pack to point out when my semester starts. Then I covered the area that says 'Grateful for...' with a sticky note, two asterisks, and the pennant sticker that says, 'The best is yet to come'. I thought that was perfect for the start of the new year."
"For the January Monthly spread, I used a few of the coordinating washi tapes and stickers from the Rose Gold Planner Basics™. I layered three of the washi tapes in the left corner where the 'notes' section is to help draw the eye to 'The best time for new beginnings is now' sticker, and I then used a rose gold arrow icon to point of my word 'NOW'. Then I added the 'take note' circle sticker with three pennant icon stickers to jot down anything I might need to remember for the month. Lastly, I used the brush lettered clear stickers to highlight all of the birthdays and the day my spring semester starts."
Shop supplies Liz used by clicking on the items below.
January Dashboard pages in the 'Seasonal' Happy Planner® that Marisa Yciano is using to memory keep
About these pages, Marisa writes:
"This will be my first year memory planning and I am so excited! When I saw this 'Seasonal' Happy Planner® BOX KIT I knew I had to have it. I love the colors, the themes, and the fact that it's decorated with little details. I figured it would be perfect for me as a newbie memory planner. What I am most excited for are the dashboard/currently pages. I have a four year old son and if you have children you know how fast they grow! I thought this page would be the perfect place to document my son's growth over the next year.
Every month I plan to add a photo of him and write down some of his current favorites. I also really love that there is a doodle section so he can draw me a little something!"
"In the 'currently' section I wrote down some of his interests (written in black) and what I didn't know I wrote down my own (written in red). I love that I'll be able to look back and see what his favorites were."
"Since I don't plan on writing any goals down in this planner I decided to change the word 'goals' to 'words'. I used white paper to cover it up and spelled out 'words' using letters from the alphabet value pack sticker book. My son is autistic causing him to have a speech and language delay. He doesn't say as much as a typical four year old but he's constantly picking up new words/phrases. I thought this section would be perfect to document his favorite words.
I'm super excited to begin this memory planning journey. I always document the big things but it's going to be great to document the everyday things that I forget to cherish."