February Document IT + Free Printables!

February Document IT + Free Printables!

Hello!  This is Amber, founder and creative director of Simple Stories, back again for my monthly 'behind the scenes' Life Documented blog feature.  

I've had so much fun using my SN@P! Life Documented Planner, and hope you are too.  There's a ton of information in my last blog post with tips and ideas on how you can get started using your planner, plus we featured some awesome FREE Printables that you can download here

This month I'm focusing on how you can use your planner to incorporate photos and memory keeping using some of our cool products from the Life Documented Scrapbook collection.


Our Life Documented collection features both planner and scrapbooking products, designed to mix and match with each other.  One of my favorite products from Life Documented are our SN@P! Cards - we offer 4 different packs and they come with a ton of cards.  

Even better, there are 2 duplicates of each design in several of the Life Documented SN@P! card sets, so you get a good variety - 2 each of your favorite designs, without a bunch of repetitive designs. Each pack has a different theme, from the Week in Review set with a 4x6 card for each week of the year, to the 2015 set that features the 12 months of the year, as well as a Journaling set and Day to Day set.   When you combine the 4 sets together, that's over 600 cards for the year!

We designed the cards with a fun color palette of multicolor patterns and solids to be mixed and matched so you can customize however you like. 


Check out some fun possibilities for February with cards from the 4 different Life Documented card sets, with a mixture of pink, teal, red, and colorful hearts for a touch of and whimsy.


One thing I love about our planner system is it easily incorporates your day to day planning plus memory keeping, even if you're not a scrapbooker.   It's so easy to highlight some of your favorite memories and photos - no scrapbooking involved!  Our system is unique in that our planner albums include the divided pocket pages,  perfect for adding some of your favorite photos and 3x4 & 4x6 cards.

You can see here how I simply used the pocket pages included in the planner, a few Life Documented SN@P! cards and photos that I easily printed from my phone using a quick app from my local drugstore, to highlight some of my memories from the month.  The back of the January Monthly Divider is the perfect place to record a few highlights from the month, along with a few label stickers from the collection.  Because the planner has rings, I can add as many pages as I want.  When my planner starts to become full I'll start to store my monthly divider pages and pocket pages in a separate album so I can easily flip through and have memories recorded for each month.


If memory keeping is your thing, then we also have really cool inserts enabling you to easily plan your 12x12 layouts and Pocket Page spreads - the Life Documented Planning Inserts.  These inserts feature a grid to sketch your pages, along with lists for products to use, memorabilia to include and notes. 

In addition, there's a journaling page for each week that you can use jot down notes and highlights for each day of the week.  Whether you're a pocket page scrapbooker or a traditional scrapbooker, this is a great tool to help you document your life.

TIP:  We designed the squares on these inserts to represent a double-page spread - with grid marks to represent an inch - so you can easily sketch your own pocket page configurations or 12x12 pages.  It's easy to do using the side of our planner bookmark to make even lines!

Here are the two 12x12 pocket pages I created after I had used the Life Documented Planning Inserts to plan my pages - it made it so quick and easy to put my pages together after only a few minutes spent planning & sketching!


Now we get to the really fun part!  We've designed these FREE printables for February to coordinate with your Life Documented planner.  Even better, we'll be offering free printables each month!  

Click here to download February's Free Life Documented Printables

There are a 5 free printables this month, including:

February Month in Review
Things to Do, Places to Go, People to See Checklist
Project Planner
Recipes to Try/Music to Check Out Checklist
Books to Read/Movies to Watch Checklist

TIP: The February free printables are on a single PDF document with 6 pages - print off what you want and the quantity you need.  We've added cut marks to each printable, so you can easily trim your pages to size.  

Thanks so much for letting me share my insight and vision for our Life Documented Planner system - it's a dream come true for me to finally have my dream planner.  I already feel like my life is so much more organized.  I hope you're inspired to plan and organize your life with our Life Documented Planner system as well!   See you back here next month!