Hi Everyone, I am new to the Daisy Patch and I am so excited to be here! First, I am going to tell you a little bit about myself and then I have a few quick tips to add some easy and instant pizazz to your planner/memory pages.
I am the CEO of the house of Reiter, in other words, I currently stay home and make sure that everything runs smoothly and everyone has what they need and is where they should be! My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have two fantastic kids that are in college about 90 minutes away. We recently adopted a kitten whom I am besotted with and she is keeping me on my toes. My dad is retired Navy and I have lived in several places, the last of which was San Diego and that I still call home. After I married my husband, his career brought us to Virginia and we have been here ever since.
I’ve been a scrapbooker and memory keeper for 20 years as well as a born planner. I love mixed media art and dabble in all kinds of mediums. Two years ago I discovered decorative planning and the travelers notebook community and my creativity has renewed itself in a way I never expected!
I use a Foxy Fix Personal Size Ring planner in Spice Turmeric. I do switch up my rings based on the color scheme of the monthly kit. Having the colors coordinate helps your pages “pop” and adds a cohesiveness to the overall design. Now, that being said, I realize that not everyone can do that so I would recommend choosing a neutral color that is classic enough to go with most kits. I add a few of the kit items in the front pocket and scavenge my supplies for additional items that match the color scheme. My first dashboard is a “bookmark” tucked in a plastic secretarial dashboard that I can take out and use as needed.
I do a combination of planning and memory keeping in my Personal Day Planner Kit. I have a traveler’s notebook for the majority of my planning but I prefer to keep my memory keeping in my Daisy inserts. The layout and colors are so beautiful and perfect for my needs. I add photos with a Zink inkless printer and journal around the photos. I don’t always stick to the exact date since I don’t always have something that needs to be journaled everyday.
I made a dashboard out of one of the smaller dashboards and used a square die cut (both from the planner add on kit) to make a tab. To add a little pizazz, I used dimensional glue that dries like little pearls. You can also find this in a glitter glue.
Whether you use your Daisy Planner inserts for planning or memory keeping, I always recommend adding photos to your dashboards. This way you always have your family/loved ones with you. Just add a small photo on a piece of the decorative paper along with some washi tape and a sticker or two.
I always get excited when the adhesive pockets are included in the planner add on kit. Sometimes though, they are larger than the personal size inserts. I apply them to my dashboard and trim off the extra on the side where the rings are located I then add holes and slip onto my rings and they work perfect for holding additional diecuts until I need them. In a Daisy Dory, you can use washi tape to close up the open side.
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