Hello everyone. My name is Lindsay Bateman and I am excited to talk Memory Planner Memory Keeping with you all. I am a member of the Heidi Swapp Media Team and as members, we absolutely love to share our memory keeping passions with you all.
Speaking of these passions, memory keeping in the form of a ‘Memory Planner‘ (for me personally) has become my one true love. I cannot tell you how excited I am that it is also a brand new year! That means a fresh start….AND a brand NEW planner!
Some of you already might be seasoned planner keepers and lovers, and many of you might be new to this whole “planner movement”. Regardless of where you may find yourself, there is SO much inspiration and creative work out there to get your heart inspired and the creative juices flowing.
Today I wanted to share some basic ideas and creative inspiration when it comes to using a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner and a Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Embellishment Kit. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming as to how all the pieces “work” together. No fear! I am going to break that down for you into simple steps to get you going and started on your very own Memory Planner for 2017.
As you can see I have an array of products from the Memory Keeping kits displayed.
These kits look like this in store. There are 4 of them and they come with an array of beautiful embellishments and supplies….including stamps!
I want to share with you how I get started each month. For me getting started always begins by building my monthly calendar page.
Step 1: Date Stickers
Locate the calendar date stickers that are included in the Memory Keeping Kit. There are 2 sizes, the smaller one is meant for the calendar page. The other larger numbers are for your weekly pages. Simply peel off and adhere onto the corresponding days of the week.
Voila! Step one is done. So easy and already your month is coming to life.
Step 2: Decorate that Blank Canvas!
I always love to then add a little bit of embellishment and personality onto my calendar pages. They are so much fun to personalize and make pretty. The kits come with so many wonderful pieces that make this part a breeze! There are chipboard pieces, tags, glitter stickers, tabs…you name it! Choose what ever pieces you love and place as desired. It is incredible how quickly these embellishments can transform a basic calendar into a work of art.
Step 3: Add Stamps
I am obsessed with stamps for various reasons.
I love their simplicity, their ease of use, the endless designs, layering possibilities….I could go on and on. They are also wonderful tools for planners. They add such a professional looking touch to anything they are added too. Plus, I just think they look amazing on calendars. Simply choose your design/designs and stamp on your calendar as desired.
You can use as many different images or stamps as you wish. No rules here!
Step 4: Printing & Adding in Photographs
Memory Planning for me always means incorporating photographs into my pages. I love placing a current photo from the beginning of each month onto my calendar pages. I do this for many reasons but mostly to see how life changes from month to month once the year is complete. I always print my photos for my Memory Planner using my Instax Share SP-1 printer. It prints straight from my phone and the Instax photos just look so adorable. I love that the Memory Keeping Kits come each with their own set of unique clips and washi tape.
That makes it super easy to add in my photos simply and effortlessly.
Once you put all these steps together, voila!
Your month is ready to be filled with even more memories, notes, journaling and fun extras!
This really is only just the start.
I hope you enjoyed my basic tips and tricks for establishing and creating your monthly planner calendar and are inspired to create your very own! Grab yourselves a brand new Memory Planner and Kit for 2017. I just know you will love it…your memories are waiting for you!