Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Planning an Escape


The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories — or you can use it to paint dreams.
Robert Brault

Today I am very excited to share with you a new project of mine. I'm not sure what to call it. It is a combination of journaling and art (my own and also papers/stickers/clips etc).

I love love love this planner from Simple Stories.  It is made of a beautiful leather with a split leather interior, and gold binder rings.  This planner comes in a number of colors.  Mine is in Ballerina Pink. Each planner comes with a little charm on a chain.  If you click on the picture above you can see this one says CARPE DIEM.  The planner is 8"w x 9.4" h.

I believe you can buy the planner as a set or you can buy it by itself and then add whatever features you please.  My planner came with 12 monthly calendar pages, 12 monthly tabbed dividers,  72 weekly inserts and 4 different assorted inserts.  I also purchased some clear binder pouches to store various treasures that I want to add with any particular month.


I am starting with March. I need to add the dates to the month's big picture calendar, monthly goals, and any  birthday/special occasion information.



Next, I have my daily pages. I will start off with Wednesday as that will be the 1st of the month. Here I will add quotes, pictures, or random thoughts.

Lots of encouraging words along the way.



And lots of creative touches.

I hit the jackpot with scrapbooking materials from various craft sources.  I've been organizing them by different themes: Faith, Home, Nature, Adventures, etc.  I've craft containers to store each of them in to be readily available at my fingertips.

I love this planner SO much that I am planning to host a giveaway in the near future of a Simple Stories planner with goodies to boot.  Stay tuned for more details!

Sharing with Beverly
at
How Sweet the Sound's
&
Jann
at
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson's

18 comments:

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    1. I think of it like a little coffee break of creativity!

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  2. I am excited to hear you excited, Gina! I shall look forward to hearing about the fun you are having as you use it. xx

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    1. Thank you, Dianna. I will post photographs from time to time. ♥

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  3. Hi Gina~

    I just love your planner! You are so creative, I know you will have it full of fun and exciting mementos that you collect along your journey this year. Can't wait to see more of it!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I love all the little scrapbook embellishments available that will make each day fun or if I'm feeling extra creative, a stamp or drawing of my own.

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  4. Looks like a fun project. I love all types o paper and paper products.

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    1. Arlene, me too. I think I'm a paper junkie! :-)

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  5. What a lovely idea! Won't it be fun looking back at the end of a year.

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  6. That DOES sound like fun and like something I would enjoy. I quit writing in my day planner this year so I need to find something else. I'll check this out. And I love the quote! I should write that down too! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane, I find so many really sweet quotes online. I have a quote book but finding them online is just much easier. :-)

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  7. Love that color of planner and love all the goodies you have there to play with!

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  8. What a great way to not only plan your year, but also save memories from your year too! I love the idea of writing down quotes and thoughts and such. I do that but in random places, like my journals. This would be nice to keep all in one place. I will look forward to your giveaway :)

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    1. I've had journals in the past, Marilyn. But I love this binder version. When the year is through, I can put away the year in a regular binder and use my pretty pink one again.

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  9. Oh you're going to have fun with that! I have a garden journal that is just blank. I love to create things in it. I try my hand at water coloring now and then. Although I really don't know what I am doing I have so much fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, you don't need to know what you are doing to be an artist! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! ♥

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter