I use the dashboard page(s) - which are the pages attached and opposite from the tabbed monthly marker page - to convey the feeling I'm going into the month with. Below is the finished pages for this month and it soooo captures what I was feeling going into September... I didn't and still don't have words for it, only images & colors:
Teal & orange, for sure. It was an unexpected color combo, but organically came together, and might be my favorite dashboard. For the left-side page, I ended up using a splattered teal scrapbook paper from Studio Calico to cover the whole page, and placed my card elements on top of that. Those leaf die cuts were saved from last year, and added the perfect 'fall is coming' element to the page I wanted to convey. After placing them down, I cut any piece of them jutting off the page, so they wouldn't stick out if the planner was closed.
The right-side page = a checkerboard pattern of teal cards and orange cards with sayings, patterns, and images that tell my 'entering September' story better than I ever could with journalled words. I fit two orange Studio Calico puffy circle stickers into the 'OO' of 'GOOD' on that top corner card, and love how that came out and how 'SING' and 'SLEEP' were the words and that they're apart of 'GOOD LIFE'. Every detail of these pages is my favorite.
For September's monthly page, and throughout the weekly layouts, I've been keeping to the teal & orange theme. I can't wait to scatter those fall leaves from the 'Seasonal' sticker pack around my photos, but I have to be patient...and see what I'm working with art the end of the month once my photos are placed.
I'm also going to be teaching a class on Big Picture called memory keeping in The Happy Planner™ that will include tips & techniques for how to do everything that you see here!
It'll go live on their website in December! :)