Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014! New Planner fun...

Hi everyone and happy new year!  New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are my two favorite holidays.  I love the feeling of a fresh start; and I always have new projects to go with the new year.

This year I am combining the No Excuses workshop with the Documented Life Challenge, to create one super-fun planner/journal project for 2014! 

Here's what I've got so far...

I'm using an XL Moleskine Weekly Planner.  I glued paper towel onto the cover and then followed the process demonstrated in the Plan. Journal. Play. workshop to come up with this altered cover...


 This is my intro page.  It is my response to the first weekly challenge at the Documented Life Project, which is to represent your front door...

and here's the January envelope collage, inspired by the January No Excuses theme - "Discovery..."
I put one envelope like this into the planner at the beginning of each month, to catch things like receipts, images, and the No Excuses lesson plan for the month.

I'm really looking forward to watching my planner grow as the year progresses!

If you would like more info on the No Excuses workshop, click here.
If you would like more info on the Document Your Life free Challenge, click here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I will see you again soon!


7 comments:

Sweet Red Clover said...

Ooh! I love your journal cover, it's so colorful and happy looking! I am doing Documented Life too. I altered a SmashBook (trying to use what I had on hand...so I can have space to buy more...bwa-ha-ha, evil plan enacted!) and have my first challenge done as well. I was so excited for DL to start I couldn't even wait one day to begin the first challenge! Also, I love the little ninjas (?) on your envelope page...they are too cute!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Happy New Year, Michelle! Here's wishing you and your family a very creative and blessed 2014! I can't wait to come here to visit your blog and see what you create in 2014! I just love everything you post - your style is awesome, Michelle! Thanks and hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeee the paper towel technique and love love love that page with all the doors ... what a fabulous intro page!! That is AMAZING!!!!!

iHanna said...

Happy calendar, love your cover, it rocks! Maybe it's all the music you've listened to? :-)

dawn said...

Happy New Year!! WOW, this is so pretty, love the cover! The door page is cool and great words your inviting into 2014. Can't wait to see more as the year goes by.

I might still get on this planner class, read it and all but don't want to stress over it. Will let you know if I do.

Have a great weekend!

DebWoo said...

I love all of your new pages etc

Leigh said...

Lovely work!! Love all the bold colors and design.

Did you seal the cover with anything?