Revisiting Memory Planner Magic with Aurélie Cormier

Hello, everyone! It’s Aurélie here today to share not only my very first Elle’s Studio design team blog post (eek!), but my first memory planner layout in almost a year! YAY!

Supplies | January 2022 Kit, January 2022 Print and Cut Labels, Weekly Die Cut Labels, Love Notes Die Cuts, Light Pink Cardstock Label Stickers, Navy Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Light Teal, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Gold Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Tiny Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Love You Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack, Large Heart Jane Number Stamp, Currently Stamp, Love You Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp, Dated Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp, Daily Details Stamp, Good Times Tab Stamp, For The Record Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 5 The Merriest Stamp, Large Jane Number Metal Die

I must say, I stared at my memory planner pages a long time before jumping in again. I wanted to create something beautiful for Elle’s Studio and I hadn’t scrapbooked in this format for almost a year! The pressure was definitely O-N! However, once I started, it came together in a snap! I truly love how memory planning enables me to capture the everyday stories of my life. And the beauty of Elle’s Studio products is that everything goes hand in hand so it really takes most, if not all, of the matching/guessing game away when you’re creating, especially in uncharted territory like this was for me.

And that’s exactly what happened with this layout. After placing my photos, I added key elements—the “Weather Report” journaling tag from the January 2022 Kit, the die-cut “82” using the Large Heart Jane Number Stamp, and the layered elements around my photos. 

I then followed with my journaling—insert using labels to cover up “flopportunities” at their finest! Yes, I admit it. Most of the labels with journaling on them on this layout have creative mishaps under them. Another thing I love about memory planning? It enables me to color to my little heart’s content. On this layout, I either colored in hollow shapes and alphas or traced solid stamped shapes and alphas with a fine-tipped black pen. It just makes everything pop so much more.

I then ensured I added a variety of Elle’s Studio stamps and stickers onto my layout, especially where there was white space.

Now, when I say a variety, I mean a V-A-R-I-E-T-Y. I used twelve different Elle’s Studio stamp sets on this layout, including those released this month! WOW! But seriously, that’s the beauty of Elle’s Studio products—used together, or even solo (yes, it happens from time to time), they bring a cohesive look to any project, even those in formats we haven’t created for almost a year!

Moral of the story? Mix and match! Mix and match! Mix and match! With Elle’s Studio, the possibilities are endless!
We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with, too! Please share your projects with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio!

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