Weekly Planner Spread | Rose Gold


My layout for this week in my Happy Planner is all about rose gold. I still love using all the rose gold in my planner after all these years. I love the tones, especially for going into fall. This spread is a combination of Happy Planner stickers, Fancy Plans box stickers, and Simply Gilded washi. I love how this spread turned out, and I can’t wait to use it this week!

Thanks for reading!

Mini Happy Planner Weekly Spread | Spring! | March 18-24

Hello! Can you believe spring officially begins next week? Oh, I am so excited for a new season. I always feel best in the spring time.

To celebrate, I used some new favorite rose gold stickers from the Mambi Farmhouse sticker book. Rose gold is still one of my favorite colors to work with. I also used some coordinating rose gold washi and a tiny bit of purple to complete my spread. I love how it turned out! Mini Happy Planner Weekly Spread | Spring! | Created by Jen BlogIMG_0402IMG_0403Mini Happy Planner Weekly Spread | Spring! | Created by Jen BlogIMG_0405Are you ready for spring?heart_jen

Happy Planner Weekly Spreads | January 15-21

Hello! Happy Saturday!

Just stopping by today to share my new weekly spreads in my planners. First up is my Glam Girl Happy Planner. I fear these posts are going to get boring because I keep using the same stickers in this planner week after week! But, I hope you love the Glam Girl stickers as much as I do! Pink, teal, black, and a hint of rose gold is what it’s all about!!Β  πŸ™‚Glam Girl Happy Planner Weekly Spread | JM Creates Blog

Glam Girl Happy Planner Weekly Spread | JM Creates Blog

Next up is my Mini HP. This spread is a little different! I used a combination of the Glam Girl HP Mini stickers and some Carpe Diem mini stickers from a sticker tablet from Hobby Lobby. Washi is from The Happy Planner and The Planner Society.Mini Happy Planner Weekly Spread | JM Creates Blog

Mini Happy Planner Weekly Spread | JM Creates Blog

This deserves another post, but I was able to find some excellent deals at Hobby Lobby last weekend on The Happy Planner Girl line. This mini beauty below was only $4.99… and I have always loved this cover, so it came home with me and I promptly put it on my current Mini HP.Mini Happy Planner from Hobby Lobby | JM Creates BlogThanks for stopping by today! See you next week!heart_jen

Happy Planner Weekly Spreads | October 9-15

Hello! It’s the beginning of another week in beautiful October! I spent the weekend at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here in town, and had a great time. I can’t wait to share my haul (coming Wednesday!). I’m still coming back to earth after a couple of days worth of shopping & learning…

Here are my weekly Happy Planner spreads for the week ahead.

First up is my Classic size Happy Planner. I’ve been in an orange kind of mood lately, so I put a bunch of orange-themed stickers together, and I love it!Orange Inspired Happy Planner Spread | JM CreatesOrange Inspired Happy Planner Spread | JM CreatesNext up is my Mini HP. I made a simple rose gold themed spread this week. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of rose gold!Β  πŸ™‚Rose Gold Inspired Mini Happy Planner Spread | JM CreatesI found the rose gold crystal pen shown here at the Expo. Before the show begins of Friday, the vendors come out of the showroom and hand out coupons and show off some of their product. When I saw the folks from Tall Mouse flashing this pen around, yep, that was the first booth I went to! A rose gold crystal pen? Perfection. And, it writes sooo smoothly. Rose Gold Inspired Mini Happy Planner Spread | JM CreatesThanks for stopping by! Have a great week!


Custom Happy Planner

Hello! Happy Wednesday! And the weeks keep on rolling by…

Today I just wanted to share a couple of ways I have personalized my Happy Planner. This is my Classic size Minty Fresh HP. I love this design because 1. Rose gold rings 2. No colors on the weekend or colored bars- it’s a simple, black & white weekly layout

But, I get kind of bored looking at the same cover, so I remembered I still had a blank, custom cover that I got from Michaels last fall, so I went to work. I love my florals, and I’ve been lusting over this Erin Condren cover, so I wanted to create something that would inspire me as much as that cover does. 😍 I decided that a couple of recent photos of our Azaleas would fit the bill! I printed two different photos out that would fit into my cover, added my name in Lightroom, and that’s it! I love how it turned out!

IMG_8372IMG_8373IMG_8374Next, I am obsessed with those rose gold rings, you know, so when I saw that JoAnn’s was carrying them, I bought two packs. Now I have rose gold rings on my everyday HP, the extra months from this planner that I don’t carry with me, and some for my mini HP as well. I’m a happy girl! πŸ™‚

IMG_7369How have you customized your Happy Planner?


Using a Traveler’s Notebook for Scrapbooking


Today I want to share my new scrapbooking system. So, I’ve been scrapbooking for over 10 years now. I have hundreds of layouts stored very nicely in Iris boxes. I am running out of room. 😯 Plus, after so many years, I am a little bored with filling up 12X12 pages. And, it takes a lot of supplies to create those layouts. So, after being inspired by several people on YouTube and Instagram, I decided to make a change.

I bought a gorgeous Webster’s Pages Platinum Traveler’s Notebook last spring, and I didn’t know what to do with it. I wanted to plan with it, but that didn’t work for me. I tried making random lists in the books, but that felt like a waste. So, upon seeing others using the books as mini scrapbooks, with the smaller size for spreads, I wanted to try it out! It has been working great for me so far. I use one book as a yearly diary for myself, one book is for the year, and one is for random layouts or to record memories from past years. I don’t know how quickly I will fill a book up, so I don’t know how many books it will take to complete a year. I am hoping maybe to fill one up in four months, so I would need four books a year.

This system is much more manageable than the huge layouts! They are tucked away in a lovely book that I can pull out anytime. I think I’ll like this change! I can still make some regular layouts throughout the year, but the TN system is less burdensome and intimidating. If you’re just getting started with scrapbooking, I suggest trying this system out!

Would you/do you use this kind of system for memory keeping? Let me know in the comments!