Saturday, July 13, 2024

STB april 2024 in a nutshell

I used the month-at-a-glance in my 2024 STB memory planner for the first time. 

I know people use them like a calendar. I decided to do a glance back at the end of the month and do a month-in-a-nutshell. Just having fun remembering all the things that somehow stuck out to me as having been important in that month. 

May I introduce April-in-a-nutshell.



 

Friday, July 12, 2024

STB - april 29 2024

Moving into May 2024 in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner.

Quite the hodgepodge, but hey, so was this week. Biggest memory: the damn mosquito that bit my leg when I was gardening. It got red. It got swollen. I got a sore ankle out of the deal too. Quite the week to remember.

But the big May 1st hike around our 'hood. And a delicious dinner at friends'. Stopping the blur.
















 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

STB - april 22 2024

More of April 2024 in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner. 

Once again less photos. More fun place holders and white space.

Found a PP at my local dollar store that I loved and let it lead me.  Again, nice having PP with color schemes already perfected that you can use to create your pages.

Used some alphas and stickers that seemed to match too.  And photo flip ups ;)











Wednesday, July 3, 2024

STB - april 15 2024

More April 2024 in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner.

Everything but the kitchen sink for this week's spread, including DS's artwork from his manga stage that I discovered in a pile of scrap paper. And an invite to a party we attended this week. And a vellum die cut overlay that had been laying around. For years!

Used some Dyan Reavely inspired handwriting too. 

Quite the hodgepodge, but hey, so was this week. Stopping the blur.



















 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

STB - april 8 2024

It's April 2024 in my STB memory planner and we got the exterior of our house painted. 

What a project for us. Any color would probably have looked better than the dirty white it was. But of course we pondered color combos. And drove neighborhoods checking out other houses. It took weeks with the prep of removing lights and cutting back bushes. Then putting everything back. And painting our screened porch. But in the end it looks fresh and clean and that's the main thing. 

Oh cannot forget the solar eclipse. I really enjoyed following NASA's online coverage of it. Loved that 360 sunset in Cleveland!

Photo sleeve and flip. Mismatched alphas which are very colorful but I thought that matched the PAINT theme. That's what you find this week in my Heidi Swapp memory planner.













Wednesday, June 19, 2024

STB - april 1 2024

We're up to April 2024 in my STB memory planner. Lots of photos. And more of that fun alpha stamp. 

Played with ephemera from a Simple Stories kit. And I think my favorite alpha stickers of all time are the little typewriter letters from Krim and Isa. They're ancient but such fun to work with. 

Photo flips. Vellum pockets. Doodled lines. And best of all, memories of a beautiful Easter Monday at Oma's house. Three cheers for Heidi Swapp and stopping the blur.









 

Friday, June 14, 2024

STB march 2024 in a nutshell

Here's a peek at my March month-at-a-glance in my 2024 STB memory planner. 

People use them as a calendar. I decided to do a glance back at the end of the month and do a month-in-a-nutshell. Just having fun with all the things that somehow stuck out to me as having been important in that month. What a fun exercise that is.

However... note to self... don't use wet glue to adhere vellum!

May I introduce March-in-a-nutshell.






 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

STB - march 25 2024

More March 2024 in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner. It's Easter Week!

Less photos. More fun place holders, even adding quite a bit of texture. Why? Who knows. I felt like it.
Also, I played outside the lines - Jamie Pate does this so well. I think it's a great idea although I rarely do it. Do you try to stay within the pre-printed lines in your STB?

Found a PP in the pad that had words as its pattern and decided to cut them out and use them as captions for photos. That led me to my color choices. Again, nice having PP with color schemes already perfected that you can use to create your pages.

Used some bigger stamping and stickers too. Apparently I will never tire of rounded photos. And photo pockets and flip ups ;)












Friday, June 7, 2024

STB - march 18 2024

Happy 60th to me in this week of  March 2024 in my STB memory planner.

Fun that I'd picked up a Simple Stories kit of frames and ephemera and decided to make it work for this week's spread. Started with the large photo of me framed and worked backwards from there. It's so easy when all the things coordinate! Whoddathunk!

Photo pockets. Circle photos. Circle labels. STB stash. Lotsa ephemera And lotsa stamping!

It was one of those weeks. Fun cuz bday. Stressful cuz bday and the party prep that goes along with it. But this spread (which documents both) makes me smile.




Wednesday, June 5, 2024

STB - march 11 2024

Back home and a little bit of everything in this week's March 2024 of my STB memory planner.

Found some of those old sheets of alpha letters from Basic Grey in my stash. Man I loved that company's designs. Put the alphas to use here.

Circle photos. Circle stamps. STB stash. And some freehand lettering in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner this week. 














 

Friday, May 31, 2024

STB - march 4 2024

It's March 2024 in my STB memory planner. And we are in northern Italy with lots of snow and blue sky.

Love this B/W color scheme with the pops of blue sky. 

How about hiding all the photos behind those giant flaps? And just including the fave photos of the week on the front of the flap. I love this idea. Also housing some real memorabilia in there too. Always helpful when those questions of when? where? how much? come up later on.

Keeping it all preserved in my Heidi Swapp planner.














 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

STB - february 26 2024

Wrapping up February 2024 in my STB memory planner. 

Love this color scheme even with the pops of blue sky. Also love vellum for toning things down a little.

This was a week around the hood which ended with us on the road to our week long vacation in northern Italy. In other words, photo heavy ;)

I've got PP sleeves. And HS STB stash and printables. And touches of washi. And labels. And die cuts. And actual memorabilia. All those little things. Such fun with my Heidi Swapp planner.













 

Saturday, May 25, 2024

STB february 2024 in a nutshell

I used the month-at-a-glance in my 2024 STB memory planner for the first time. 

I know people use them like a calendar. I decided to do a glance back at the end of the month and do a month-in-a-nutshell. Just having fun with all the things that somehow stuck out to me as having been important in that month. What a fun exercise that is.

However... note to self... don't use wet glue to adhere vellum!

May I introduce February-in-a-nutshell.













  

Friday, May 24, 2024

STB - february 19 2024

So there ain't nothin' pastel or quiet about this week's spread in my STB memory planner. And Barbie is to blame. We watched the movie this week. With flowers and cocktails to match of course.

My favorite Crayola color in the 64 box was Magenta (and Periwinkle). So I was extremely happy to have an excuse to pull out a pack of journal cards I have and put them to use here in this Barbie spread. Can you believe that card allowed me to doctor it up to read "today is the best day ever?" Like they always greeted the day in Barbieworld! 

Of course I had to include all the "Hi Barbie" too ;)

The sleeve holds photos of STB spreads. I was cranking them out.

And I forced myself to write down things I need to make happen. Let's just looking back right now, I'm shooting about 50/50.

Journal cards. Stickers. Stamps. Washi.That's what's in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner this week. 














 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

STB - february 12 2024

Remember a couple posts ago I said I can't seem to keep myself in line when it comes to pastels? This is what I mean.

Even with the rosy beige leading the way, I got all kinds of colors in there with it!

And remember how I said I liked that other spread, maybe because you really don't see the photos? Well, not much tucked away here. Pretty much all in your face. 

I used stamped hearts to make the page seem coordinated. And boy did I hit up my old stash. Paper. Stickers. Stamps. That's what's in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner this week. 

A busy spread for sure. But the memories come back instantly when I see it all staring me in the face.















 

Monday, May 20, 2024

STB - february 5 2024

Into February of 2024 in my STB memory planner. 

More NFL memories (Superbowl). And Mardi Gras events. 

Anyone recognize those little houses? A super oldie, but goodie Papertrey Ink die. Still love it and was thrilled to use up those die cuts that had been laying around.

Fun alpha stamps for titles. Fun (ancient) label stamps for journaling areas. And touches of washi. Cuz #washiisalwaysagoodidea. Still loving my Heidi Swapp planner.













 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

STB - january 29 2024

I can't seem to keep myself in line when it comes to pastels. I always tend to go for color.

But I really love this week's spread in my STB memory planner as I head into February 2024. Maybe it's cuz you really don't see the photos. I've printed them smaller and tucked them all away in little sleeves. Allows for more "prettiness." And I kept myself in line with the pastel color theme ;)

In addition to more Lions memories I had some nice time socializing with different friends. And being crafty too. That always makes for a nice week! 

So I played with stash. Alpha stamps. Dies. Stickers. Heidi Swapp papers. Washi. Stickers. That's what's in my Heidi Swapp STB memory planner this week. 

What do you think about the "absence" of photos???















Saturday, May 18, 2024

STB - january 22 2024

January 2024 continues in my fresh, new STB memory planner. 

Love this color scheme - that eucalyptus green is so soothing. Those little cutie lions - not normally my aesthetic but hey this week was again heavy with Detroit Lions memories. And Mardi Gras events. Had the most amazing weather for a Stadionsitzung.

Liking the gold die cuts from a Project Life kit I picked up at a thrift store. And touches of washi. And labels. All those little things. Still enjoying this process with my Heidi Swapp planner.











  

Friday, May 10, 2024

STB - january 15 2024

More of January 2024 in my STB memory planner. And more of that fun alpha stamp. I may have been influenced by the Lions to choose Honolulu blue ink this week ;)

Best thing about this week was getting snow in our 'hood. And going to see a high school production of Frozen with snow actually still on the ground. That doesn't happen often around here.

Since this week was the last spread in this planner notebook I even included additional photos of snow around the 'hood on the last page. You may recall I deconstructed/reconstructed my notebooks a while back. Thus the "last page". And the PP pocket for extras on the back flap.




 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

STB - january 8 2024

Continuing into January 2024 in my STB memory planner. A very smorgasbord (remember that word?) week. I love how the alpha stamp fits the haphazardness of the week.

Rounded corners on the photos. Lots of handwriting. Some stickers. Some doodles. Fun.









 

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