I'm memory keeping 2016 in one of my three working Happy Planners™. SEVEN FULL MONTHS are now done and this is the post talking and flipping through the pages I have completed for July going into August.
I've already shared the post on July's dashboard page, and maybe you've seen some of my July posts on playing with blue foil, the double-sided 'Summer Bucket List', or the evolution of July's monthly pages. Below is a video flip-through, and keep scrolling past the video for more detailed images.
I followed the same guidelines for my July monthly as I did for the other monthly spreads so far this year. I did NOT to fill in the squares ahead of time, but instead included a photo after the day has passed. And for those days that didn't have a photo, I included a sticker in that box.
July is my favorite month of the year, and so I wanted to add elements to it that felt special. The blue foil did that for sure. I'm not one to gravitate to blue foil, but in playing with the red, white, & blue that often comes with July, it felt right to include, and then once I added one piece of blue foil, I became thirsty for more.
The photos that made it onto my monthly spread for July were so fun. July always brings with it the best kinds of things to photograph (and the extended daylight to photograph them well).
Above you can see my *SO FUN* July 24th - which included my dance performances and my boyfriend's birthday. Below, the UH-MAZING Pop-Up Planner Event at Michaels in NYC that I co-hosted with Hannah from me & my BIG ideas.
I love comparing the same picture that's been put in two different places in my planner. Above, you see the Pop-Up Planner Event as a 1.5 x 1.5 inch square on my monthly page, but below, you see it blown up into a whole-page spread with some digital journalling. I love creating this contrast.
To 'celebrate' the day of my two dance performances in my Happy Planner™, a full-page photo was also used, as well as some some Happy Planner™ page protectors and star-themed Studio Calico embellishments.
Before I consider a page as 'done' I like to fish in my paper stash for a few minutes to see if there's any finishing touches I find that might be appropriate to include. This gold foil 'MY TIME' paper piece was it - because that's what dancing is for me. That's what paper crafting about dancing is for me.
Also, if you have any 'blank' space on your pages that you're struggling to fill, I suggest flipping through your scrapbook paper stash and pulling one with a coordinating pattern to trim down and include in your planner. I used a strip of the below Ashley Goldberg paper from a past Studio Calico kit...and just now realized how perfectly the pink of the weekend columns spills into it. WIN!
Below is another example of FUN w/ PAPER I had last month. I cut up two half-heart Studio Calico cards, adhered each one to a trimmed down transparency page and layered them over a photo of my boyfriend and best friend, John.
You can see the transparency overlays off the discs below.