It's a week of non card crafting! I've been using Memory Planners as my way of capturing a year for a few years now. I still consider myself a #plannernerd. Before I discovered memory planning, I used to do a double page layout using index photos from a year. I also employed a different way of journaling each year - I liked hidden journaling and getting even more pictures on the layout.
This year I am using a Heidi Swapp personal size memory planner (gold stripes). The smaller size has been good for me with the changes in my life this year, and its been much more do-able. (I might change it up for next year though). Each month has an undated, month-at-a-glance double page spread and each month I think of a new theme to document. The theme I chose for October is: what I am reading. (Other themes I had in previous months were: gratitude, what I ate, where I went). One of the reasons I chose this theme is that I have been trying to get into the habit of reading a bible chapter a day (plus footnotes). I'd like to see a record of what I read and when I failed in my plan.
For the layout I pulled out an older packet of ephemera from October Afternoon which had a library/ reading theme. The diecuts I chose determined the colours for all of October. A package of new inks arrived so I just had to use some of the distress oxides from the second release: lucky clover, antique linen, candied apple, peacock feathers and salty ocean.
Here's my layout:
Because I was traveling on the first and needed to rest when I got home there is no bible reading mentioned for the first two days of October. The other gap was when I went out for the afternoon and ended up staying out until late! Mental note: read in the morning!
I am entering this monthly planner layout over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not A Card
Ephemera: October Afternoon
Stamps: Kelly Stamps, Studio L2E, Prima
Pens, Sakura, Kikki-K, Ranger
Sticker: Studio Calico