My 2015 Planner System

okay okay!! I’m really excited to share my 2015 planner system with all of you today! Last year I used the Martha Steward disc bound system through Avery and I loved it!! Such beautiful colors and was just great for my organizational needs!

Originally I was going to just buy the new planner inserts for the MS system but I couldn’t find them and lets be real… once I saw this new planner from Heidi Swapp I didn’t even want to look for anything else!

Isn’t it sooooo pretty!! I just can’t stop looking at it and all of it’s beautiful gold foil!
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the black and white stripes?? Just beautiful and then I found this pretty notebook from Sugar Paper through Target! Doesn’t it just pair perfectly with the stripes!

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I thought the pockets on the inside of the binder could use a little sprucing up so I added some of my favorite glitter tape from MME and then all sorts of pretty paper clips and binder clips!

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after I did some searching in blogland I had 2 thoughts… 1. Why has it taken me so long to get into this planning business?? I mean I loooove planning and I looovvvvee pretty paper, you’d think I would have married these two a long long time ago. 2. I need a sweet dashboard… like a really fun and pretty one… and this ladies and gentlemen is what I came up with!

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I love love love setting goals and I love the fact that I can look at these ones anytime I want and they’re just so nice to look at aren’t they!? It makes me all motivated to actually accomplish some of these goals of mine.
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The one thing I love most (besides how gorgeous this planner is) is the fact that I can also keep track of my memories!

For the past 2 years, I’ve done project life on a monthly basis. I know my life is way too busy to actually try to keep track of the week to week things so I thought a month would be way easier to handle. Basically I sit down with my iPhone pictures and put them in pocket pages and then add as much journaling as I can. I LOVE this planner because I can just slip in my pictures and some journaling and call it a day! Really easy and really low key, exactly what I need for this mama.

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I also love this month calendar! I found that birthday stamp in an old House of 3 set from Pink Paislee, it was perfect for this! Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

this divider is probably my favorite part of the planner…. I used an old Hambly screen print with these beautiful gold cameos and I think it’s just perfect!

 

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I also wanted to put everyone’s birthday so I used this beautiful rose gold washi tape from My Minds Eye.

 

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I’m gunna be real though….. the only thing I don’t like and I mean really really don’t like, is that I had to hand write in all the days of the week. What I don’t like even more is the fact that there are only 6 days on two pages. Which means that monday isn’t in the same place every week AND I can’t see all the plans for one full week at the same time… I’m not sure how this is going to go over but I hope it isn’t too big of a deal because I really want this planner to work!

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I still can’t get over the sheer beauty of these dividers! I have a love affair with gold foil and I hope they don’t ever stop making it!Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Alexes Marie Brown - 2015 Planner - Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I’m the kind of girl who loves to make lists and I loved the ones that I was using with my Martha setup but it’s not compatible with this system so I decided to make my very own!

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and of course my planner isn’t complete without some doodles from the littles! I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get my kids to stay away from my planner! Oh well… it’s all about the memories right?

Please leave me some love and let me know what you think!!

Final December Daily Pages

holy moly….. I’m honestly astonished I even finished this year! Lemme tell you, having an infant and trying to keep up with December Daily is like trying to heard turtles…. really, really slooooow. But at least I can say that I’m alllll done! thank goodness 

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Basic Grey – J’adore

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Today I’m here to share a pocket page layout with you using the new Adore collection. It’s meant to be a Valentines day line but I thought this love theme could work great for a page about my kids! As some of you might know, I just had a new baby so using this line to document the photos of my older kids with their new baby sister seemed perfect!

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I love calligraphy and have been practicing a bit lately so I thought I’d incorporate it into this page by writing out the name we decided on for our newest addition Alexes Marie BrownAlexes Marie Brown

These gold foiled heats are to die for and I wanted to use every single one but thought I’d save some for later!

Hope you guys have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Exciting News!!

Hey there!

I’ve been sitting some really exciting news and I’m finally able to tell you all!

It’s been a hard secret to keep to myself and you have no idea how good it feels to finally be able to share!!

You’re lookin at the newest member of the My Minds Eye Design Team!

 

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you probably remember how excited I was when I guest designed back in June and man oh man I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to join!! MME has been my absolute favorite from the very beginning of my scrapbooking experience.. and honestly most of the paper I own is MME!

 

I’m so excited to see what this next year will bring with all of the amazingness that is MME!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Alright guys! Today is the day! The beginning of my absolute favorite time of year, the beginning of peppermint hot chocolate, the beginning of Christmas music, the beginning of family and friends. In essence, the most wonderful time of the year!! It’s also the beginning of December Daily, my favorite project of the year, hands down!

I wanted to show you the cover of my 2014 album and my opening page!Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily I decided to make it simple this year and go with a painted (white) album and simple gold foil lettering. I used an amazing cut file from the Silhouette store and use liquid gold foil paint for the lettering! I’m in love with it!DSC_7417Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily and then there’s this beauty… Oh how I love this page! I’m obsessed with mini things, so this page with it’s 12 mini pockets makes me oh so happy!! Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily thanks for stopping by and leave some love and let me know what you think!Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily

Picture Keeper Giveaway

Hello everyone!

I’m really excited to share another giveaway with all of you today! The people over at Picture Keeper sent me some goodies and I want to share them with you guys.

I don’t know about you but there are only a few things more important in this life than the keeping of memories and a huge part of that is photographs! Photos are so precious to me that I would totally run into a burning building to save those sweet, precious memories!

This little device right here is a fantastic way to ensure that all those photos stay safe in one place. I love the idea that instead of having boxes and boxes of printed photos, you have have thousands of them all in a tiny little stick.

The other great thing about these little guys is that they make a great gift!

Check out this little video I made just for this little giveaway

 

This product is very similar to the last Picture Keeper giveaway I did a few months back that you can see here. The only difference is that this package has more space for all those precious photos and let’s be honest… we all need as much space as we can get!

 The Picture Keeper Difference

  • Just plug in, run the program and hit “Backup”; Photos will back up in minutes
  • Skips duplicates
  • No software to install, wires to connect, passwords to remember, or monthly fees.
  • Use on multiple computers; both PC and Mac compatible.
  • When one Picture Keeper fills, just use another and the second will continue where the first

    left off.

  • Easily use with your digital photo frame, favorite print kiosk, TV with USB port, or put in

    your fireproof safe!

  • We also have a Mobile app ($4.99) compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android that transfers

    your Smartphone photos to your computer so you can include them in your photo back up

  • Minimal computer experience required!

     

    Below is a list of our current products. All products available for purchase at:

    http://www.picturekeeper.com

    *ESTIMATE based on an average size of 1 MB per picture
    PK 4 Holds up to 4,000* photos $29.99 “Keeps up to ~4000* pictures safe!”
    PK 8 Holds up to 8,000* photos $59.99 “Keeps ~8000* pictures safe!”
    PK 16 Holds up to 16,000* photos $99.99 “Keeps ~16,000* pictures safe!”
    PK 32 Holds up to 32,000* photos $129.99 “Keeps ~32,000* pictures safe!”
    PK Pro Holds up to 250,000* (drive color may vary) $189.99 “With Picture Keeper Pro, it’s a snap to save up to 250,000* pictures! And because there’s no software to install, it’s that much easier.”
    PK Software Use with your own drive $99.99
    *Seasonal Item: Stocking Gift / Stocking Gift 4 Pack: Holiday Oriented PK 4 drive (See PK 4 above)

Enter by leaving a comment in this post and get an extra entry if you pin an image from this blog! Contest runs from November 23rd, to December 7th! Good Luck!!

December Daily – My Stash

Brace yourselves people… there’s a lot  of pretty paper in this blog post

It’s that time of the year where I really start nailing down my color scheme for my December Daily and I’m not going to lie, this year was a toughie. The very first year I did a December Daily I used browns, reds, creams and greens. Year number two brought teals, reds, white and silver. Then last year (my fav so far) I went with navy, gold, red and cream.

This year I’m attempting an idea I’ve had in the back of my mind for a few years now, and I’ve seen it done by a few of my fav scrapbookers and I really want to give it a try myself this year. I really really want to make an album that has a lot of white with splashes of color here and there. So that being said, this is the color scheme I’ve come up with for 2014

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I’m really really happy with it! So the next part of my process is to go through all of my product and pull things that coordinate with my chose color scheme. I’ve spent the last few days doing just that and then rearranging all of my product so that it’s all out in the open so I can see all of these lovelies sitting right on top of my desk!  I love collecting different things to house my favorite embellishments, like these adorable muffin tins! Aren’t they so fun? I’m obsessed with them

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Here’s a little preview of some of the goodies I’ve assembled for this years album, isn’t it fun?! I love those chalk mambi chips, and the foils Heidi Swapp booklets and take a look at that chalk tag from Target! I’m so excited about this years album and I hope you guys have fun following along with me this year!
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