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.

memory keeping spread in free spirit planner

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.

memory keeping spread in free spirit planner

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

Tropical Paradise Planner Spread

HeyCaitlyn Storm Circle, everyone! Caitlyn here with another planner spread for you to be inpsired by! This week I decided to aim for a sunny, warm, and tropical theme – nothing like tricking your brain into feeling warm during a cold spell!

Ever since we were hit with a crazy blizzard over here on the east coast, I have been dreaming of being somewhere warm and sunny! Possibly somewhere exotic with white sand beaches and crisp blue water. Ah, wouldn’t that be a dream? Since I can’t afford to travel anywhere exotic at the moment, I decided the next best place to recreate this dream was in my planner!

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All of the bright colors I used in my spread this week just make me beyond happy! There’s nothing like opening up your planner and being welcomed by joyful colors and beautiful designs.

tropical planner spreadThe stick on pockets are such a great addition to your planner spread! With having a busy week between the dentist and grocery shopping (and birthday present finding!), I’ll need a spot to keep my appointment card and receipts! What better way to keep everything together? Not only do you have something that’s super functional, you have a super easy decoration to include! It’s almost as if I picked a beautiful hibiscus flower and added it into my planner – love it!

I decided to pull one of the full box stickers from the Kawaii Planner Sticker set to add to this spread. I love taking full box planner stickers and cutting them diagonally. Sometimes you become inspired by a certain pattern or design, but want to use it in more than one spot. You can see an example of how I do this on Tuesday and Sunday.

tropical paradise planner spreadPuffy stickers are amazing. I was enjoying everything that I had so far, but I wanted my planner spread to pop some more. Best way to have it pop? Add some puffy stickers and have it really pop!

phptropical2.4Super easy planner tip? Add decorative clips to the top of your planner to make sure you’re always in the right spot! Find your clip, or clips, and open up to the correct pages! Plus planner clips look amazing when you see them peeking out over the top of your planner!

Products Used: Free Spirit Planner, Doctor Functional Stickers, Budget Functional Stickers, Kawaii Planner Stickers, Embrace Today Planner Stickers, Embrace Today Puffy Stickers, Summer Fun Washi Tape Set, Summer Fun Epoxy Clips

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my planner spread this week! Can’t wait for next month and I can’t wait for warmer weather!

See you all next time,
Caitlyn

Free Spirit Boho Inspired Planner Spread

Caitlyn Storm CircleHey, everyone! Caitlyn here and I’m so excited to be making my debut here on the Paper House Productions blog. I am a huge planner addict and I’m excited to be sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks and planner spreads with you. Creating in a planner is a lot easier than you would think and my goal is to show you how much fun it is!

January is the time where I try to get myself set up for the new year. When the new year comes around it means taking the time to learn a new planner and create the style that will come with it. Luckily the Life Organized line makes things really easy! With my Free Spirit planner by my side, I am ready to take on 2018!

boho inspired planner spread

The monthly view for this planner is gorgeous! There is plenty of space to include multiple events for each day that you want to see in one glance. In addition to ample space for your every day, there are helpful sections in your side bar! Each section in the side bar helps to keep your month on track without sacrificing space for your day to day events!

boho inspired planner spread

Getting into the weekly view was just as enjoyable as the monthly! I personally like to write my plans as they come to mind, but the layout is broken up into thirds. Depending on your personal style you could divide each section into morning, afternoon, and evening or follow my personal style and just write it in!

For this first week I opted to utilize the bottom section to write down my different goals for the year! For each day I wrote down a category and my top three goals for that category. The weekend days I devoted to including my personal goals that I wanted to focus on. I wound up coming up with a lot more than three things, but all of it can be done! The best part of coming up with my goals? I was able to use the super cute stickers found in the back of the planner to help keep them organized!

Each piece of the Free Spirit line helps you to create the perfect boho inspired planner spread! It’s so easy to coordinate each piece to fit your needs.

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I adore full box stickers! Some days you don’t have a lot to write down and it makes decorating your planner spread that much more of a breeze.

boho inspired planner spread

Being able to utilize the functional stickers in my planner is so helpful! Not only does it save me on having to write, it gives me a chance to add some more cute features to my spread!

Products Used: Free Spirit Planner, Free Spirit Micro Stickers, Free Spirit Planner Stickers, Budget Functional Stickers, Cleaning Functional Stickers, Grocery Functional Stickers

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my planner spread. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!