My Memory Planner | April 2016

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I was sitting watching TV the other night and it suddenly dawned on me that it was almost already the middle of May and I hadn’t yet scrapped our April!

YIKES!

So I jumped on my phone (aw, who am I kidding?…I was already on my phone…) and started putting together some photos to print. I do this all on my phone…it saves a TON of time and I can do it from anywhere!

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

After I’d printed out April’s pics (and a few of May’s, too), I pulled out my Memory Planner & got to work…

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I usually finish the first page of the month at the end of the month. I like to jot down short synopsis of some of the major events…and I’ll usually include a few photos.

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

…these were from Snapchat. That face-swap filter is CAH-RAZY! And a little bit creepy…

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I try not worry if I’m not completely filling my pages. Some days are just more interesting than others…and that’s OK!

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

The first week in April is when my kids had their Spring Break…so there was a bunch of stuff to document on these pages. I used the stickers from Heidi’s new InstaLove Collection as well as those that are part of some new Heidi Swapp sticker books that are available at Michaels.

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

Printing a bunch of photos together in a 4×6 grid makes documenting SUPER easy…plus it looks totally cool.

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I also like to include emphemera in my Memory Planner…calendar pages (this one is from my daughter’s birthday), show programs & tickets, receipts, cards etc. usually find their way into my documenting.

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

On this page I really didn’t have that much to document…but I wanted to fill up the space. So I just used some of Heidi’s brand new Reactive Art Screen Ink (coming soon!) and the “insta[heart]” art screen to help decorate. A quick run through my Minc and now I have a gorgeous foiled page! Plus, that new Gunmetal foil is the BEST!

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

A few more embellishments, some more journaling & photos and my month was done! Seriously…I completed the entire month – start to finish – in maybe 3 hours…that includes editing & printing photos! And taking a few breaks to watch Veronica Mars…

My Memory Planner :: April 2016 | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I love that in just a relatively short amount of time I can scrap so many memories. Documenting our day-to-day in my Memory Planner has taken so much pressure off me to work in a bigger format and I’m actually able to keep up!

To learn more about my Memory Planner process, check out my new Big Picture Classes class – Everyday Memories. In this class I walk you through every step of how I document our everyday: Editing & Printing Photos, Journaling & Embellishing, Organization & Staying Motivated and a TON more! Really, if you’ve ever thought about using your Memory Planner to help you with your memory-keeping I urge you to check out my class.

Thanks so much for taking a peak at my April pages! And remember – there are no hard & fast rules when you’re documenting your family’s adventures – just have fun!

SUPPLIES: Heidi Swapp Memory Planner + accessories (available at Michaels Stores), Heidi Swapp InstaLove Sticker Packs & sticker books, & washi tape (available at Michaels Stores), Minc Foil Applicating Machine & Reactive Foil in Gunmetal

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