Memory Planning with Stacie Watson

Can you relate to scrappers guilt: the feeling that you get when you don’t use your loved supplies? Design Team member Stacie Watson was feeling that guilt, until she tried a new memory-keeping formate that helped her to use up her scraps! Let’s find out what it is today!

Hey, hey scrappy friends! It’s Stacie back with you today to share a new project. If you’re like me, you try to use up all of the awesome supplies that you get with your monthly kit and add-ons, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. I’m not one who likes to buy things and then never use them—in this case, great scrapbooking products! So, I’ve been trying to be a lot better at making sure to use up my supplies in new and different ways. Because of this, I’ve turned to a new memory keeping format to help me use my leftover bits and pieces: memory planning! Today I’m sharing how I created a new memory planner spread using the March kit and add-ons!

Supplies | March 2020 Kit, Adventure Stickers, Be Happy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Cork Stars, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Word Circle Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Large Jane Number Stamp — Solid and Outline

It seems like this year, memory planning really took off! I love how people are using it to document their memories and knew that it would be perfect to help use up my supplies. Most people do weekly spreads in their memory planners, but since I create weekly pocket page spreads, I decided that a monthly format was best for me. There are some months that I have a lot of pictures that don’t make it into my pocket pages and then there are pictures that I love and want to include in all the projects!

I decided to go back and start this project with January 2020 and use up my March kit and add-ons. First, I printed out my memory planner pages (you can either purchase a memory planner or you can buy downloaded templates, which is what I did!) and used the outline Large Jane Alphabet and Large Jane Number Stamp at the top to create my title. Next, I went back through my photos from January and printed some out in different sizes and adhered them to the printed template.

After placing the photos, I went through what was left of my March 2020 Kit and the Flourish Paper Stack, cutting up some of the journaling tags and papers to fit in the spaces. Following that, I added in some stamps; the Word Circle Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, and Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, along with my journaling. To finish off the spread, I added the Adventure Stickers, Be Happy Stickers, and the Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, some die cuts from the March Kit and some Cork Stars

I love how it turned out, and think I’m going to love this format to help me use up my supplies! I hope this spread helps to give you some ideas on how to use up your awesome Elle’s Studio supplies so they aren’t just sitting in a box on your shelf! Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait to see how you use up your March kit and extras!  

Show us how you’re using up your March 2020 kit; whether you create a layout, pocket page or a memory planner spread like Stacie! Share your project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

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