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Stacy’s Planner Layout

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March is birthday month for my family. This month we celebrate my son’s, nephew’s, grandpa’s and mom’s birthdays. This month is something extra special, we celebrate my son’s 16th birthday, so what other way to create memories than to document them? This last year he got his very first checking account, definitely a growth milestone! I had to document that.

I am not a 12×12 scrapbooker. When the economy fell and scrapbook stores closed I stopped scrapbooking, but planning has brought light back into the scrapbook world.

Here I used my Happy Planner™️ to create a layout using my Gossamer Blue Main Kit. I just loved the solid blue cardstock that came with the kit and the watercolor paper; to create the background I cut out the watercolor brush strokes  and created “die cuts” and glued them on the cardstock. And the foam letters add such soft texture to the layout.

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Sometimes making boy layouts with girlie styles can be difficult but as you can see I didn’t let that affect me, and guess what, small amounts of  pinks and yellows didn’t take away from the boy layout.

 Another thing I am getting addicted to are these epoxys, using them in the corners of the photos or shapes can create a wall art look.

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Hope you guys enjoyed my layout, remember it’s okay to add pinks to boy layouts in small amounts and cut apart those 12×12 backgrounds, you can make really cool die cuts!!!   

stacy

Memory Planning Monthly

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Hello friends! Brenda here with you to share a quick peek into my memory planner and what I do with my month-at-a-glance.

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The March kits are so unbelievably amazing that I had to use them all on this spread. I stuck mostly with papers and elements from the planner kit because they really do work so well in a planner. This year, I decided to switch over to a big Happy Planner (8.5” x 11”) for my main memory planning and it has so much space. It feels so luxurious!

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I started by trimming down some paper from the planner kit. The boxes on the monthly spread in the big HP are a little over 1.75” square so I trimmed my papers to 1.75” and I quite like the tiny sliver of white space still visible behind the paper. 

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I first placed the patterned paper squares all around the spread until I found an arrangement that was pleasing to my eye. Because I suffer from a severe case of scrapbooking choice paralysis, whenever I like something, I try to glue it down immediately. If I don’t, I’ll move it around 20 more times before deciding the original spot was best. 

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I began creating this spread in the middle of the month so I printed up several photos at once to go in the spaces. For the photos that fell on days without a patterned paper square, I simply printed those photos at 1.75” square and glued them down. For the photos that would go on top of the patterned paper, I printed them at 1.5” square so I still got the peek of color. 

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I continued to print out photos as the month went along. I did not have a photo to use every day, but I rather prefer that considering it gives me more space to decorate and embellish. That being said, I do want the primary focus of this page to be on the photos because I like how well the overall glance depicts what our month was like. So, when adding embellishments to this page, I kept them simple and understated but still fun and colorful. 

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I get so happy looking at this glimpse of our lives right now. How are you using your month-at-a-glance in your planner? Be sure to tag us on Instagram (@gossamerblue) so that we can keep up with the March kits in your planners (and everywhere else)!

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Ria’s Planner

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Hello!  I’ve been having so much fun decorating my planner with the Gossamer Blue kits.  My regular planner has a weekly horizontal spread but I’ve been seeing a lot of inspiring weekly vertical planner spreads lately, so I decided to give that a try.

I’m using a Traveler’s Notebook weekly planner that I got from a local supplier, The Stationer Extraordinaire, here in the Philippines.  The weekly side is where I’ll jot down my daily plans and the dotted right side will be for any journaling and memory keeping.  

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Here’s where the March Gossamer Blue Planner kit comes in handy.  I love that it has everything I need to prettify my spread…stickers, washi,  journaling cards, patterned paper!   I was drawn to the oranges and the greys so I chose those colors for my color scheme. 

Planner stickers are great at helping you decorate really quick.  I especially loved these enamel shape stickers designed by Allison Pennington because I often write in bullets.   The “@“ stickers were perfect for indicating addresses.

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I attached one of the kit’s journaling cards which had a beautiful quote on it to give me a quick dose of inspiration and motivation.

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Thank you and enjoy decorating your planner with this month’s planner kit. 

ria