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Keep in Line and Plan

I'm thrilled you've stopped by this Monday Morn for Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.  This week lets "Make a Plan". 
For me I really had to put some thought to this.  Do I take the easy route and make a Christmas card (that's my easy route) or do I challenge myself and actually make a Planner.  Creating these journals or mini albums is a challenge for me.  I wanted a place I could keep my Design Team Challenges documented and in order.  Where I could tuck little bits of inspiration and ideas into pockets.  A place to stay organized and keep to the plan.

I have these Worn Cover journals laying around and all these wee Tag Page Pockets.  This would be a good place to start.  I grabbed some Emphemera, Idea-Ology and Pocket Cards then went to town.

I inked the Alpha Parts Documented with distress paints antique linen and fossilized amber then distressed it.

I love the metal arrows with the mirrored star.  It's a great way to add texture and dimension.

Who doesn't love to dangle metal bits on linen ribbon.

I love all these Pocket Cards!  

I layered these with some of my assorted emphemera, pen nib.  photobooth, a mini clip, these awesome big chat stickers and a wee tiny tattered floral for her hair.

For the pages inside I used a combination of Pocket Cards and scrap paper for larger page dividers.  This is where the binder punch comes in handy.

I've created 12 months of pages where I can add challenges, make notes or even add die cuts, idea-ology and papers I want to work with.  The pockets can hold inspiration.

Even the Design Team Book inspires me!

What are you planning ahead for?  Is it the holidays, journaling or perhaps a vacation.  Share your plan, we'd love to see it over at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.  Not to mention you have a chance to win $50 to Simon Says Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to share your thoughts.  I'll be sure to make a note in my new fun book!

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  1. Okay, I've looked and looked and can't see a single die cut, can this be true? ;) Your planner is so cute, I love the arrow pointing to the documented alpha part and the mix of pockets and punched papers is cool.

  2. Very cool mini book! Love the details! The pages are wow!

  3. Lovely journal, from the pretty little flower thru the pages inside, thanks for the video.

  4. What a cool journal! So many fun elements in it!

  5. I am all for keeping things neat, tidy and organised....and it is lovely to see you creating something that is so very useful. I just love all the ephemera you added and your little video is brilliant. Anne xx

  6. Fabulous!! Love all the sizes and shapes of paper on the inside too :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Really fun book and gorgeous cover! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

  8. What a wonderful idea Nicole, fabulous embellishments and love how you've combined the pockets with scrapbook paper pages on the inside. I've been wanting to make a techniques folio or journal, this would be perfect for that, thanks so much for the inspiration!

  9. Love your beautiful cover! Nicole. All the vintage effect and details are gorgeous. :)

  10. Great minds think alike Nicole and I love this worn cover, with all it's lovely embellishments ~ it's fabulous! :)

  11. Beautiful book Nicole! Love your worn cover and all the pages.

  12. Brilliant! Your cover is gorgeous!

  13. Love Love Love this planner!!!
    Linda Nesgoda


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