Planning in a Traveler’s Notebook

Caitlyn Storm Circle Hello everyone! It’s Caitlyn up on the blog today and I can not believe that it is my last post with Paper House Productions on the design team! This opportunity has been absolutely amazing and I’m so sad that the Winter/Spring term is ending. I have learned a lot and I have grown a ton on my journey on the design team and I am so glad that I got to be among so much talent.

During my time with Paper House Productions I have had a lot of time to work with a ton of different products. However I never touched one specific product – the journaling stickers. I am such a huge planner, but for some reason I never picked them up! That definitely needed to change and after using these stickers – totally in love!

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I have no idea why I haven’t used the journaling stickers sooner. They are absolutely amazing and look great with whatever you create! These stickers make planning in a traveler’s notebook an absolute dream and I can’t wait to use these even more. I knew I didn’t need two pages devoted to planning this week due to a crazy work schedule so I decided to throw in some memory keeping as well! I love that the Journey Books give the freedom to truly create whatever you’d like! Some weeks I just want to memory plan and some weeks I want to plan. In this case I figured both would work out well!

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I absolutely adore that the journaling sticker sets are all made with a clear matte material. I love matte stickers since they’re super easy to write on and these just look great! There are so many different options in each set that it’s very easy to mix and match the

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The Monday night I decided to use as my memory keeping was absolutely beautiful. When I was flipping through the Be Happy paper pad, I spotted the Make Life Magical deco piece and it was absolutely perfect. I went through some of my other products and spotted the moon and stars puffy sticker from the Great Outdoors line and felt that would be a cute accent. Into the book it went!

Products Used: Nashville Journey Book, Be Happy 12″ Paper Pad, Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers, Weekly Creative Journaling Stickers, Monthly Creative Journaling Stickers, Trackers Creative Journaling Stickers

Thank you for stopping by!

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Valentine’s Day Week Planner Spread

Caitlyn Storm CircleHello, everyone! It’s me Caitlyn and I’m here to show you my Valentine’s Day week planner spread. Even though this spread was designed with Valentine’s Day themes in mind, it can truly work for any time of the year! The blush colors and pops of colors

I can not begin to explain how excited I am that this week is over. I was not aware of how crazy it was about to get when I decorated my planner spread. My original goal was to have something really pretty and decorated, but as it turned out I needed it to be functional! Luckily with the help of some of the Life Organized stickers I was able to fit most of my plans in one spot without sacrificing space!

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I am someone who adores big elements in their planner spreads. Some weeks it’s a lot more decorative than functional, but this week I needed to make sure I had the best of both worlds. I knew some days would be busier than others and I tried to keep that in mind the best that I could.

This week I decided to block out the entire middle section utilizing this flotal pattern sheet from the Be Happy Paper Pad. On the days where my schedule was less chaotic, I pulled the geometric triangle sheet from the Be Happy Paper Pad and created my own full box stickers. Even though the two patterns were very different they worked very well together. Utilizing scrapbook paper in your planner spread is truly one of my favorite things to do because it’s so versatile!

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In order to keep myself more on track I took advantage of several different sticker sets. The Life Organized sticker sets are tailored perfectly to specific needs and work great when you don’t want to write as much. As I mentioned before, this spread was influenced by Valentine’s Day with its colors, but I had to include some holiday stickers! I knew I didn’t want to use a full check box sticker for Tuesday so I opted to use the Candy Hearts micro stickers to create my own check list! Not only does it look cute it also adds its own little personality to the spread. Valentine’s Day itself also deserved its own special decorations. Don’t they look cute?

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Sticker layering is another great way to add personality and life to your planner spreads! This little piggy bank sticker from the Budget Functional Sticker set is too cute and he needed to be included. I thought I would give him some little money wings since Thursday was not only pay day but also bill paying day – yuck! Putting my little flying pig made the reminder that I needed to pay bills a little fun.

That’s all I have for this week. Thank you for checking out my planner spread and I’ll see you all next time!

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Products Used: Free Spirit Planner, Be Happy 12″ Paper Pad, Candy Hearts Micro Stickers, Valentines Micro Stickers, Budget Functional Stickers, Cleaning Functional Stickers, Doctor Functional Stickers, Business Functional Stickers, Grocery Functional Stickers, Me Time Functional Stickers

Memory Keeping Spread in the Free Spirit Planner

Caitlyn Storm CircleHello, again! It’s Caitlyn back on the blog today and I’m here to show you something a little bit different you can do with your planner.

Growing up, I was always surrounded by my mom scrapbooking. It was never something that I found interest in as a child, but I was always in awe of the scrapbooking layouts that she would create. While my mom and I were always creative together, scrapbooking was always the one thing that I avoided doing. She could ask me to do anything else, but scrapbooking? Forget about it! It’s funny how years later the tables have completely turned and I have slowly made my journey into scrapbooking, just in a different medium.

Memory keeping in my planner is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Sometimes I don’t want to actually plan and I get into a slump. In order to help combat those feelings, I memory keep! There are plenty of ways to create a hybrid layout with memory keeping and planning, but before I show you ways of doing that, I wanted to show you a memory keeping week.

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With Valentine’s Day coming up so soon, I thought it would be fun to reminisce on my first Valentine’s with my fiancé. To put together this spread I utilized only five different sheets of paper in addition to the included stickers in the Be Happy Paper Pad. I used one full sheet for the main portion of this spread and then pulled select elements from the other sheets.

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Using scrapbooking paper is such an easy way to decorate any of your planner spreads and makes a world of difference in memory keeping. You can use all the stickers in the world to decorate, but something as simplistic as paper can make a huge difference.

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The Be Happy Paper Pad has plenty of different elements that work perfectly for journaling or even as photo backers. You’re sure to find something that will make your memory keeping spread pop and look beautiful!

Products Used: Free Spirit PlannerBe Happy 12″ Paper Pad

Check out my video to see how I put together this layout and see the thought process from start to finish. The way I envisioned this spread is different than the eventual outcome, but it came out a lot better than I planned! Sometimes the best thing in life truly aren’t planned and this memory keeping spread is proof of that.

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see you all next time.

XOXO,
Caitlyn