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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.

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

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

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

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  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

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

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  12. Brilliant! Your cover is gorgeous!

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  13. Love Love Love this planner!!!
    Linda Nesgoda
    slnesgoda@aol.com

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