Monday, August 3, 2015

Why I Joined the Memory Planner Club

Why I joined the Memory Planner Club by @jbckadams Becki Adams
 I've always had a paper planner of some sort. I was the nerd in high school and carrying my Franklin Planner. Do you remember those? I LOVE my planners! When the whole planner craze hit the scrapbooking world, I resisted. And I may have even said that I would never keep a "fancy" planner. My planners have been practical, not very pretty, and very used. I didn't see the purpose in making a planner pretty. Why I didn't think a planner needed to be pretty, I'm not sure. I still don't think a planner has to be pretty, but I've decided that I want my planner to be pretty.
 Why I joined the Memory Planner Club by @jbckadams Becki Adams
When the Heidi Swapp Memory Planner came out I fell in love with it. I love that it combines memory keeping with the everyday "stuff" that goes on. And that my friends, is why I'm starting the month of August with a Memory Planner. I'm going to combine my memory keeping with the "stuff" that happens every day.
 One thing that I love about this planner is that you can start it at any time. The monthly pages aren't filled in so it will work for any month in any year. Starting a planner in January hasn't made sense to me since I've had school aged kids. I always start fresh with a new schedule and a new planner in August.
Why I joined the Memory Planner Club by @jbckadams Becki Adams
To get my planner started I printed my kids school schedules, my schedule, and gathered some fun embellishments. I may have gone a little overboard with the embellishments, no judging.
Why I joined the Memory Planner Club by @jbckadams Becki Adams
 Along with the embellishments I gathered some adhesive. I chose This To That Adhesive from American Crafts because I love the size (it fits easily in my bag) and Glue Dots because they're a stronger adhesive for holding the heavier embellishments like chipboard and wood veneer. I also have a package of my favorite pens in my planner bag, Precision Pens.
Why I joined the Memory Planner Club by @jbckadams Becki Adams

I may or may not have stolen this little bag from my mom because all of my planner stuff fits into it perfectly. I can easily take the bag with me if I need to or just take my planner with me. The bag sits on a shelf in my closet, packed and ready to go whenever I need it. I'm going to try using this bag for a while but I have my eye on this bag from We R Memory Keepers. I think it would work great a planner tote too!




I'm curious? Have you jumped on the planner bandwagon?
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