My friend Thanh decided to get a Happy Planner from Mambi (Me and My Big Ideas) and asked me to do this creative journey with her. I decided to take the plunge, lol, and while it might seem like I went overboard, I bought stamps that I would use regardless. Unfortunately, I can't get rid of my electronic calendars, but it is fun to have a creative and physical representation of them. I think of it more as scrapbooking.
I tried really hard to use chalk ink, since it doesn't bleed through the pages, but I couldn't. I finally gave up and decided to stamp my dye inks on label paper and then just stick them in my planner. I also didn't like using washi tape. Since I don't write new titles on the washi, you can see the original titles and it just bothers me, lol. So, I reverted to my all time favorite, and I'm using up strips of my patterned paper. I also purposely bought this specific version of the Happy Planner so that the weekend boxes would always be this neutral color and the numbers on the top would always be black. In some of the other designs, the numbers and weekend boxes change colors.
I wanted to use Basic Grey paper in my very first layout, so I chose the newest Christmas line, Juniper Berry. I also decided on Snowbunny Lucy, since Lucy is Brent's favorite character. As you can tell, I had a lot of appointments for the house this week. We also went to the Zoo Lights and got Boston's picture taken with Santa. (which I should post...) Well, I hope you all have a great day!