Posted on January 01 2019
Happy New Year, Planner Friends! It’s Rachel and I am so excited to be on the blog today, sharing a special planner setup that I will be using for 2019! I am jumping on the One Little Word bandwagon and will be using the word ENJOY to shape the way I experience this next year! I decided to set up a Traveler’s notebook specifically for this project. I chose the Floral Typewriter Travelers Notebook Cover because I love the pattern and it has little typed sayings that put me in a happy state of mind!
With the start of the new year, I just had to use the adorable 2019 collection. Even though this collection is smaller than some of the other scrapbook collections, there was more than enough goodies to decorate four travelers notebook covers, the travelers notebook pockets, and several inside pages in the monthly insert.
I am a black and white lover at heart, so this color palette definitely spoke to me. For this setup, I used every inch of each 12x12 paper. The paper was used to cover my inserts, decorate the covers and as little pocket pieces inside the cover itself. I also incorporated the elements page on the covers and fussy cut a few of the cards to make bigger die cuts. Lastly, I added the stickers from the 6X12 Sticker Sheet and a few strips of washi to complete the covers.
I did a fairly simple pocket setup this month. To avoid a bulky travelers notebook, I am finding that I prefer a more minimal pocket setup these days. For some washi on the go, I chose a few of my favorite patterns from my stash and wrapped it around an old card.
Since this setup is specifically from more “One Little Word” project, I decided to keep the monthly layout pretty simple, so that I can go back and document something I enjoyed about each day of the month. For January, I want to enjoy feeling good (through exercise and some much needed routines), eating well, quality time with my husband, and some productive “me time”. Each day, I will document what I enjoyed that day that relates to one of these four categories.
For the monthly notes pages, I decided to make a mini ENJOY mood board. To do this, I used stickers from the 2019 collection, along with stickers from the Beautiful A5 Stickers Tablet. With its muted color palette, it was easy to incorporate these stickers with the 2019 collection.
The monthly dashboard page was the perfect place to include the four “enjoyment” areas, along with a short intention for this year. As someone who sometimes focuses more on obligations and outcomes, I want this year to be more about enjoying a full, healthy life and the journey this year takes me on. So, I will reflect on these areas of enjoyment this month. That way, I can look back and remember what I did to create enjoyment in these areas, and build on this knowledge in the following month. To make this page, I used washi to cover the labels for each of the sections. I also used word strips from the Fitness A5 Sticker Tablet to label the sections.
Thank you for stopping by to see my planner setup. How do you plan and prepare for the new year? Do you have a word or intention you are focusing on in 2019?
Be sure to check in on my Instagram to see these completed pages.