Scrapbooking in a TN | Part 1


I had a post a couple years back about scrapbooking in a traveler’s notebook. While I still love scrapping in a 12×12 or 8×8 format, I have been getting back into the tn world. I use a standard size tn for my memory keeping. I love these from Felicity Jane.

The thing I currently love most about scrapping in this format is the size. I love printing out 4×8 photos (or even an 8×8 photo). πŸ₯° It makes a statement and also takes up a lot of real estate on the pages. It makes decorating the spread easier, and a little simpler too.

The notebook I’m sharing below is from my personal journal. I love printing out fun, random photos of my life and adding some words, quotes, or journaling to the spread.

I will share some more spreads coming soon! ☺️

Thanks for reading!

Planning without Plans

Stay home and craft. I’ve been (loosely) trying to do that since we got our stay at home order last month. What happens when you love to plan ahead and decorate your planner accordingly? Well, I’m still enjoying decorating my planners with #allthestickers, but I’m using my planners a bit differently these days.Planning without Plans | Created by Jen BlogPlanning without Plans | Created by Jen BlogInstead of writing in plans, because well, there aren’t many for me, I’ve been making checklists daily. This seems to help me stay on track in terms of accomplishing at least a few things each day. It also helps to separate the days, because they are running into each other!Planning without Plans | Created by Jen BlogI’m still using my big Recollections planner (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that I’m not playing with other formats, like traveler’s notebooks, etc. At the end of each day, I’m still coming back to my main planner I decided on for 2020. In a way, it makes everything feel a little normal and familiar. Before too long my planner will be filled with work schedules and appointments again, but for now I’m making my planner work for me!Planning without Plans | Created by Jen Blogheart_jen

Planner Haul!

Hello!! I’ve got a fun post for you today! Here’s my new planner accessory haul.Β  πŸ™‚

I really don’t shop like I did a few years ago, because, well, I have a lot of stuff already. But once in a while, it’s a fun treat.

First up is my May Planner Society kit. It’s my one year anniversary this month of receiving these kits! I simply love them. I consider canceling every month, but my mom always convinces me to stick with it.Β  πŸ™‚

I love this month’s theme and color scheme. Pretty pinks and greens. So summery.May Planner Society Kit | JM Creates BlogIMG_4861I love all the floral details. And those cacti tracker stamps- love!!May Planner Society Kit | JM Creates BlogMore doilies this month. Yes!May Planner Society Kit | JM Creates BlogMay Planner Society Kit | JM Creates BlogMay Planner Society Kit | JM Creates BlogMay Planner Society Kit | JM Creates BlogI also shopped at Felicity Jane’s big moving sale. I totally caved when I saw the TN’s were on sale (in the slightly imperfect section– although mine looked totally perfect). I also picked up 4 TN inserts and some washi.Planner Haul! | JM Creates BlogFelicity Jane Haul | JM Creates BlogFelicity Jane Haul | JM Creates BlogI decided to go with a black & white theme with this notebook. I think I’m going to love it!IMG_4887Felicity Jane Haul | JM Creates BlogMy final purchase this week was from The Aloha Nurse on Etsy. The more I see Simply Gilded’s washi, the more I want some! I really, really love the look of her subscription boxes, but as they sell out quickly and do not quite fit into my budget at the moment, I did the next best thing: I bought some samples on Etsy.

I thought The Aloha Nurse’s prices were fair and the selection was great. I got some of the carousel washi, the hummingbird, the butterflies, and the bow washi tape. It’s all soo cute. It was packaged really cute too. I can’t wait to use them on my weekly spreads soon.Planner Haul! | JM Creates BlogThat’s it for now. Have you had your own haul lately?heart_jen

My 2018 Planner Lineup

Hello! This is a post I’ve been trying to write for a couple weeks now! My 2018 planner lineup is sorted out (for now!), so here’s a look at what I’m using to stay organized and to be creative this year. There are a lot of planners listed below, but keep in mind that not all of them are used every single day. Only two of them are. The others are for memory keeping or stay in my purse. I just have a love of beautiful planners, much like other people have a love of collecting books, movies, or shoes.

I am a Happy Planner Girl. I love trying new and different planners (rings, TN’s, spiral bound), but Happy Planners just simply work for me.

My 2018 Planner Lineup! | JM Creates BlogMy main planner is the Glam Girl lined vertical Happy Planner. I love the lined weeks. The dividers are so girly, and so beautiful too. She’s my fave!!

My 2018 Planner Lineup! | JM Creates BlogAs much fun as the Glam Girl planner is, I love to play around with Frankenplanning too. There are just too many gorgeous planners and styles out there to just use one! So, inside my Glam Girl, I have also added the Happy Planner Trendsetter. It’s a monthly planner, so I am still playing around with different things to track in it.

My 2018 Planner Lineup! | JM Creates BlogIn addition, I found the Daydreamer Happy Planner at Hobby Lobby for an insanely low price a couple weekends ago, so this one is my memory planner for the year. I will add photos from my Sprocket printer in each weekly spread and some embellishments. This planner is sooo gorgeous! I’m not a horizontal layout kind of planner, but for this purpose it will work for me.

My 2018 Planner Lineup! | JM Creates BlogMy final Happy Planner for the year is my beloved Mini. I started using a Mini last year, and I love the small size. It is too little for all my planning needs (and I’ve tried to make it work!), but it’s great for quotes, gratitude or tracking purposes.

My 2018 Planner Lineup! | JM Creates BlogNow for some more planners I will be using!

I have this lovely Kate Spade personal planner, and I have in the past taken this in my purse for quick references. I also had the Mini Recollections planner. I turned it into a Mini Happy Planner, but wasn’t crazy about it. So, I turned the cover into the opening dashboard in this personal planner. I love it!! As for the insides of the Mini Recollections planner, it is in my Mini Happy Planner as an alternative layout for my weekly spreads.

My 2018 Planner Lineup! | JM Creates BlogA new addition is this beautiful Planner Society B6 TN that was included in the December kit. I am not good at using TN’s for everyday planning (maybe because I’m left-handed?). I’m going to make monthly inserts using my Planner Society kits and adding photos and memories from each month in it.

My 2018 Planner Lineup! | JM Creates BlogThe final planner I’ll be using is a Pocket TN. I’m expecting a new Planner Society one at the end of January, and I can really see it as an on-the-go purse planner. I’ve got the inserts ready to go!

Thanks for sticking with me until the end! What does your planner lineup look like?


November Daily

Hello! It’s my birthday month- so I wanted to document it in a special way. And, since Thanksgiving is only a week after my birthday, what better time to have a book full of hope, thankfulness, and gratitude!

I decided to use my precious blue floral Planner Society pocket tn to document this month. I am trying to record all the things that go on during the month, so I have a book filled with memories of this time of my life. It will be awesome to look back on it even a year from now.

One Book November feat. The Planner Society | JM Creates BlogHere’s a look inside…

One Book November feat. The Planner Society | JM Creates Blog

One Book November feat. The Planner Society | JM Creates BlogI have four inserts in here- one for daily planning, one for daily gratitude, one for lists, and one blank insert for photos and receipts, etc.

I am loving this size for daily planning! I also have the pink floral Planner Society pocket tn from earlier in the year… I may have to break it out and use it for 2018!

Thanks for stopping by today!