Layle Koncar's Blog Posts

Howdy everyone, Layle Koncar, Director of Marketing here to share with you some holiday memory keeping cheer :)  I'm documenting each day of the month in December through Christmas day, inspired by Ali Edwards and her December Daily concept.  This will be the 11th consecutive year I've participated and it's something I look forward to ever year.  Even better, when I pull the past years' albums out for the holidays, our 2 teenage boys love looking through them!

I'm using the Merry & Bright 6x8 Album + lots of goodies from the Merry & Bright collection.  The Holiday Binder is so great for documenting a busy month like December because it has 2" rings which provides much needed extra room for everything that happens during the month!

I've learned over the years that the best way to ensure success for me - success being to make it through entire month! - is by creating the base of my album ahead of time.  That way once December 1st hits, I'm ready to go.  Each night (or the following day), I take a few minutes to document a memory or story from the day and add photos.  

This year I've had to embrace the song 'Let It Go' from Frozen :)  I've had 3 travel trips so far this month, so I am WAYYYY behind.  But you know what, that is A-OK.   I'm doing my best to let go the pressure of staying caught up and just enjoy the process and the holiday season.  

I have made it through Day 5, so I thought it would be fun to share those days!

Days 1-3

I was out of town the first 3 days of the month teaching at a store so I combined those days together - 

I love mixing different size pages & interactive elements in my albums, it really helps to break things up.

Day 4

Our youngest son has a birthday on the 4th, so I have a built in subject every year in my albums on the 4th!  I used a fabric pocket as the 'page', punched holes and then added a card that tucked into the pocket.

Day 5

On the 5th I've talked about some of the decorations around our house.  

 

So there you have it, the 1st 5 days of the month, all documented; now for the next 20 -  wish me luck!  ;)  The good news is that I'm in town now until mid January and have some time off starting next week, so I should have plenty of time to finish.  

If you want to follow along as I make my way through the month, I'll be sharing photos on my Instagram account here at laylekoncar.

Wishing you & your family a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!

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Do you believe it's almost October?  Holy cow, where in the world does the time go!  A new month means new Free Printables & a new planner set up! 

I'm all organized & ready to go for next month with the Simple Vintage Halloween collection in my A5 Persimmon and the October free printables - 

 

I started out by decorating the pockets with a mix of the 3x4 Element cards & the free printables dashboards.  

How cute are those spooktacular pieces?!  Here's a tip - I always print the Traveler's Notebook inserts that have the dashboards on them; they don't have the tabs for you to punch the holes like the A5 and Personal versions, so they're great for decorating pockets, cards or scrapbook pages!

Next up I cut one of the 12x12 papers from the Simple Vintage Halloween collection for the opening page in my planner.  What's so great about the collection is that all of that layered artwork you see on the left side of the page is all part of the paper!  It makes it so easy to create a fabBOOlous lookig dashboard with minimal effort.

How fun is the October free printable page?  I just love those witchy striped socks :)  On the opposite page I used another piece of paper from the collection along with a few stickers.

Here's the 'before the pen' version of the October dated calendar, then I added strips of washi down the edge of each page & decorate with more stickers from the collection.

As always, there are tons of pages in the free printables!  If you haven't grabbed them yet, what are you waiting for?!  Designed for use in your Carpe Diem A5 planner, personal planner, Traveler's Notebook, on your scrapbook pages, in your SN@P! albums & more - simply download, print, and trim.

 

Click HERE to visit our Project Downloads page for these free printables along with many more!

Visit me here on Instagram to see more of my adventures with planners & Traveler's Notebooks :) https://www.instagram.com/laylekoncar/  

Have a safe & happy Halloween!

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August is almost over & September is just arond the corner.  That means one thing - back to school!!  Whether you're headed back to school yourself or have kiddos headed back, don't miss the September Free Printables - perfect for ushering in the new school year!  

I'm all organized & ready to go for next month with the School Rocks Simple Set in my A5 Clover and the free printables 

I started out by decorating the pockets with the 3x4 Element cards.  Even if you're not the one headed back to school, the positive statements - hey there smarty pants, you rule, learn and I'm going to rock this year - can totally apply to everyday life!

This month I decided to change up how I used the 'currently' free printable.  Our youngest started his senior year in high school earlier this week.  I thought it would be fun to get his perspective & had him fill out the currently page.  I added his annual 'first day of school' front porch photo on another one of the free printables.  BONUS - when the month is over I can take both of these & quickly make back to school scrapbook page, too!

The dashboards in the free printables this month are super cute, especially the school bus!  I trimmed it, punched holes & added it as a dashboard.  Even better, when I go to make that back to school layout, I can just trim off the holes & then I have a super cute die cut to use :)

Even better, when I go to make that back to school layout, I can just trim off the holes & then I have a super cute die cut to use :)

I printed the September calendar so it's all ready to go to add his assignments, tests, lacrosse games, etc so I can help remind him on what he has going on & when.  You know.... boys!

The fun pencil border along the bottom of the spread is from the School Rocks 12x12 Sticker Sheet.

As always, there are tons of pages in the free printables!  If you haven't grabbed them yet, what are you waiting for?!  Designed for use in your Carpe Diem A5 planner, personal planner, Traveler's Notebook, on your scrapbook pages, in your SN@P! albums & more - simply download, print, and trim.

Click HERE to visit our Project Downloads page for these free printables along with many more!

Visit me here on Instagram to see more of my adventures with planners & Traveler's Notebooks :) https://www.instagram.com/laylekoncar/  

Happy back to school!

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