Friday, June 17, 2016

I'm a Happy Planner - GIU Day 5

I'm sure you all have heard about the planner craze. Erin Condren, Kikki K, Webster's Pages, Happy Planners -- there are so many great ones to choose from !! I typically would keep a small calendar in my purse and enter my work schedule in my phone. But I wanted to try my hand at planner decorating and actually bought  2 during great sales. I have a Webster's Pages Personal Planner and a MAMBI Happy Planner . For my last GIU project, I did a layout for June in my Happy Planner. I am new at this and still have "white space" or empty places showing on my layouts. I have seen beautiful pages decorated from top to bottom, completely covered. Not sure if that is for me but I will try it one month !!

Of course, I had to choose the perfect stamp sets for the June layout. I chose Bunny Hugs and Journal Doodles with a Heart which are both designed by Susan K. Weckesser. From Bunny Hugs, I used the mushroom stamp and the others were all from Doodles with a Heart. I used a Black India Ink stamp pad and stamped directly on the planner. I used the small flower stamp to designate days that I work. The Strong ME stamps are placed on 6/29, which is when I had my first surgery for thyroid cancer last year. It's hard to believe so much time has passed and I wanted a reminder in writing of just how STRONG I am !! 6/30/2001 is the anniversary of the date I met my significant other. Brian and I have been together 15 years. The butterfly in the Notes section is colored in the Thyroid Cancer colors -- pink, purple and teal.  I used a Heidi Swapp puffy sticker to designate my LUCKY week as the GIU girl and several MAMBI Happy Planner stickers & Sticky notes to finish the pages. It's nice that I can use many of my card-making supplies in my planner layouts. The Susan Weckesser stamp sets I used were the perfect sizes for my planner.. I can't wait to try some of her small houses on future planner layouts !!

I had a wonderful GIU week and want to thank everyone who has read my posts, visited my blog and commented. It means so much to me that you all would take the time to do that. Winners of the Unity stamps and my blog candy will be announced next week..

                                                           Thank you so much again !!