I’m posting this a little later than I had hoped (as we’re already coming up to the middle of the shortest month of the year!) but better late than never!
I’m into my second month of using my Happy Album Planner from Creative Memories as my yearly “plannerbook”. You’ll remember from this post that I’m using it as both a monthly calendar AND as a memory keeping tool for 2019. I’ve just finished creating the January memory spread and realized I hadn’t shared my February calendar spread (which was one of my goals for each month this year!)
Have a look at this quick walk-through video that I shared on the OCM Facebook page yesterday, then scroll down to see a few more tips!
I started my January memory spread by choosing just a few highlight photos and printing them as two 3″ x 4″ images on one piece of 4″ x 6″ photo paper. (I used Forever Artisan Software to easily add both images to one 4″ x 6″ canvas, then printed them directly on my Canon Selphy Photo Printer.)
A quick cut with my Personal Trimmer and the photos were the perfect size to use in my Happy Album Planner! I also cut a few down to just 1.5″ x 1.5″ to fill in a few empty January Calendar squares.
I added some of my personal and business goals to the January memory spread. I made my notes about goals into an interactive flip-up with some Washi Tape from HA Kit #2…I put my personal goals on the front, and my business goals and monthly results on the underside for future reference.
On the opposite side of the spread, a 4″ x 6″ Peekaboo Pocket gave me extra space for photos and journaling. The Peekaboo Pockets have their own self-adhesive flap that attaches them to the page, but I added another strip of the cute Washi Tape across the top edge for a cohesive look. A fun, easy and info-packed memory spread!
My February calendar spread is pretty simple…
…I added stickers from the various HA Kits that I have along with the important dates and a few monthly goals. I’ll probably add some papers, photos and stickers at the end of the month to finish it off.
I’d really like to hear from you if you are using the Happy Album Planner as a plannerbook solution this year…how are you using it? Do you predecorate your pages? What other tips and tricks have you found that work for you? Leave a comment below or head over to the planner post on the FB Page to join in on the discussion!
Hope the rest of your month is great!