Hey everyone...Andrea here with a cool project I made using the Daily Grind collection. It's a mini book/album that doubles as a planner for 2014! The Daily Grind line is in my top five of favorite lines from Simple Stories, and it was PERFECT to use for a planner. This is kind of a "perpetual" project, as I will get to add to it throughout the year.
I can't wait for you to see this!
The base of the book is a SN@P! Binder from My Mind's Eye - it's virtually the same SN@P! binder you've come to love from Simple Stories, but with a little My Mind's Eye 'twist' :) The binder cover is already decorated because it's embossed, so I didn't want to do too much to it. Rather than putting a photo in the opening, I used an overlay from the Collection Kit over a 4 x 6 Journaling Card Element from the collection, and framed it with strips of patterned paper. The inside covers of the book were covered with patterned paper.
This book is THICK!
The inner pages are a mix of papers from the Daily Grind 12 x 12 Collection Kit, 12 x 12 Simple Basics Kit, SN@P! Pockets, 4 x 6 Journaling Card Elements, SN@P! 6 x 8 Pocket Pages, and sheets I printed off of the computer. They contain space for me to keep track of and document everything I need for this year.
I printed out monthly calenders on cardstock, and used the month stickers from the Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers as tabs. I used sticker numbers for the days of the month.
I printed weekly calender pages on plain computer paper, punched holes, and reinforced those pages with paper reinforcements. These pages will make it easy for me to keep track of appointments and schedules. I placed month cards from the 4 x 6 Journaling Card Elements at the beginning of each month of weekly pages.
Here's some of the inner pages of the book:
SN@P! Journal Pages and Pocket Pages are added throughout the book. I've already embellished some of the Pocket Pages with items from the collection, but there are empty pockets as well to be filled with photos, journaling and memorabilia throughout the year. The photos will be of every day happenings (my "Daily Grind"!) that I wouldn't necessarily do a layout of, or duplicate photos from my stash.
I added some ribbon and gems just to finish it off.
I love this project, and I don't mind saying that i might just have the coolest planner around :)
I do have just ONE complaint...and that is that I definitely needed a bigger binder! It already won't close, and I have a lot of months left in the year to document!
I hope this project inspires you to use your scrapbooking supplies in an entirely "out of the box" type of way; even a planner can document your memories.
Thanks for letting me share with you!
Daily Grind products I used in this project:
- 12 x 12 Collection Kit #3600
- 12 x 12 Simple Basics Kit #3601
- Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers #3602
- Expressions Cardstock Stickers #3603
- SN@P! Pages #3624
- SN@P! Cuts #3626
- SN@P! Cards #3623
- SN@P! Pockets #3625
- Chipboard Stickers #3628
- Decorative Brads #3627