Planning with Love

Planning with Love

Good morning friends! Brenda Smith here with you today to share a planner spread in my Carpe Diem using Love and Adore. I know, I know. This line is very much related to Valentine's and it's only January, but I couldn't wait. And as you will see, the line is very versatile and will work for any spread, any time of the year. 

I first started by prepping the front of my binder by filling the pockets. I used the Bits and Pieces to fill up the pockets in a way that was visually appealing to me but also full of embellishments I could see myself using over the next month or so. 

I am absolutely addicted to the packet of 4x6 stickers that coordinate with this line. They are the perfect size for planners but work well on just about any other projects as well!

While the horizontal Carpe Diem inserts for memory planning are what made me fall in love with the CD planner, I have become quite partial to these vertical inserts for planning my everyday. I love that there's enough space to write down everything I have to get done but also plenty of space to decorate as I see fit. 

Traditionally I like to stick with flat elements to avoid too much lumpiness with my closed planner, but recently I've been adding chipboard and enamel dots and quite like the dimension they add to my spreads. I find the enamel dots to be the perfect finishing touch and allow me to add little bits of color to balance the page. 

The little patterned strips are from the 4x6 stickers pack and are one of my favorite methods of getting a bunch of color on the page without overwhelming it too much. 

I love that the Simple Stories chipboard pieces are not too chunky. I added the "crazy for" from the 12x12 fundamentals sticker sheet. The paper strips at the bottom were ripped for a little extra texture. 

On this side, I went a little heavy on the bits and pieces and the sticker strips. Give me just these two items from a collection and I could happily create for a while! I just love how easy it is to make a fun page.

I used the lined space on the side to write a little reminder/encouraging note to myself. I repeated the ripped paper and placed enamel dots around in an effort to tie the two sides together. I outlined the "XO" from the Bits and Pieces because it was fading into the background and I wanted it to pop a little more. 
What do your Carpe Diem's look like after the Holidays? Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can see what you're doing!