Scrapbooking and Planners

Hello!  Jennie back with you again today to discuss one of my most favorite hobbies – wait – two of my favorite hobbies combined!  What are they you ask?  If you read the title already then you probably already know – but scrapbooking AND planners.

I myself am a decorative planner, I love the functionality and the creative aspects – I am keeping my family on track (which is completely necessary) and getting to express myself, try new things and be creative all at the same time. But, as a long time scrapbooker, I want to combine it with planning, something I’m already doing every single week.  I’ve found a few ways to do this.

Memory Planning Decorative Planning in Happy Planner

I’ve shared memory planning here on the blog before.  It’s taking a traditional, dated Happy Planner and adding photos and scrapbooking embellishments (I used Pinkfresh die cuts) to tell the story of that week.  It’s a very easy way for me to tie my memories and the dates together – since the planner is pre-printed with the date already. This is my favorite project I work on — as I get to tell the daily details (games, appointments, etc.) with photos and journaling, as well.  However, it’s only one tool.

B6 Travelers Notebook Scrapbooking Insert with Jillibean Soup Rainbow Roux collection

Another way that works so well for me is using travelers notebook inserts to scrapbook.  I find that I can really work on this project often thanks to it’s smaller size.  I’m not having to fill as big of a surface, so I don’t have to spend as much time on an individual project or be intimidated by that full 12×12 size. In addition, they make great mini albums, as well.  So, if you want to create a mini album about one event or activity, a travelers notebook is a great way to do that.

The Happy Planner Micro Notes Scrapbooking Mini Album

Another project I’ve been loving is taking a The Happy Planner Micro HappyNOTES (which is a 3×4″ notebook on discs) and using it as the base for a mini album.  I’m using it as a place to scrapbook my favorite photos from 2019 and often use scrapbooking materials such as these from Freckled Fawn, Illustrated Faith and Studio Calico.

Happy Planner Micro Notes mini scrapbook album planner

However, I will not only use scrapbooking materials.  I’ll often combine true planner supplies, such as planner stickers (baseball stickers on this layout) with those scrapbooking supplies. It’s the best of both worlds, planning and scrapbooking in one place!

Have you thought about combining planners and scrapbooking?  Are you already doing your own version of this?  Planners can be a great way to easily scrapbook favorite moments or keep track of the date of when those precious memories happen!

3 thoughts on “Scrapbooking and Planners

  1. Mary Beth West says:

    I loved all your samples and stories. At the Denver Expo I’m taking a planner workshop and I plan to launch planner/scrapbooking for 2020. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Kim says:

    I’m trying to find a wonderful class in Torrance, CA to learn how to Scrapbook. Any recommendations?
    When will your 2020 show list post?

    • Diana Opiela says:

      Hi Kim,
      We should have our 2020 schedule out at the beginning of October. Keep an eye out on the Facebook Group nearest you!

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