Simple Stories & Maya Road Product Swap - Day 2

Simple Stories & Maya Road Product Swap - Day 2

Howdy friends!  Layle here with you today for day 2 of our week long Simple Stories & Maya Road Product Swap! 

Both design teams have swapped products & teamed up for some great inspiration all week long!

Today creative team member Meredy Vranich joins us with her Carpe Diem planner & our Cabin Fever collection -


Hi Everyone, Its Meredy (aka @myplanningadventure) and I am here to show you my June set up for my Carpe Diem Planner using the Cabin Fever collection.  I know the theme of this is for outside adventures, but I actually found it perfect to keep me motivated on my current adventure, a home renovation!  We are managing the project ourselves and I have loved the elements and inspirational sayings as they have really helped me stay energized over the last few weeks.

One of my favorite things to do in my planner is make dashboards.  It is a quick and easy way to give your planner a fresh new look.  I also love patterned paper but I don’t scrapbook so this is a perfect way for me to utilize those papers I collect!  

Next, I move on to the pockets.  I like using journaling cards and Bits & Pieces in the pockets and I always tuck in some of my favorite larger size journaling cards into the back pocket.  I also like to put in clips that I can use throughout the month.  I love these number paper clips from Maya Road.

Here is a close up of my dashboard.  It’s fun to layer a bunch of different elements.  For the dashboard I used Under the Stars paper, then added items from the Bits & Pieces pack and a journaling card from 4x4 elements paper.  Alpha stickers are my new obsession and I used some to spell out June!

The back of this paper was too pretty to leave blank, so I added another journaling card from the 3x4 Journaling Card elements paper.

I also made some charms to remind me that the key to the success of this project is to keep moving forward.  The Maya Road pieces were perfect for making the charms!

Another way to use pretty paper is to make a pocket insert--It is really easy to do!  Find a 12 x 12 paper you love (this one is Nature Hike) and fold up the bottom portion of the pocket until the paper is the same height as an A5, then fold in half with the contrasting bottom portion facing out, glue the inside together, trim a bit, punch and you have a pocket!  Put on some stickers, ephemera and embellishments, like the Maya Road metal arrow that I used, and you have the perfect companion to a new dashboard.  I have been loving the 4x6 sticker packs Carpe Diem releases for each collection--they easily make your planner look gorgeous!  I put them right into my pocket pages and I am ready to decorate on the go.

The back of the pocket page is stuffed with Alphas from Simple Stories SN@P! line (did I mention I was obsessed with alphas!?)  I also decorated the pocket with stickers from the 12 x 12 Combo sheet.

Next up is my monthly layout.  This month is all about the work happening at my house and home life.  I used washi folded in half to mark out my construction schedule and brightened up the rest with decorative elements.

Last up is my daily planning—one of my favorite things to do!  I break up my To Dos into three categories using Alpha letters and then just have fun with the rest.

I used this Maya Road number paperclip for the date, so fun!

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my project.  I hope you are inspired to use this collection to motivate you on your own adventure whether it is outdoors or just on a project you have going on at work or at home!


Now for even more fun!!  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and we'll draw one lucky winner next Monday to win both a Summer Days & Cabin Fever collection kit!   

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After you enter, head on over to the Maya Road blog to see what their team has created.  

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Join us again here tomorrow for more inspiring projects!