Layers of Love | Decorating from the ground up | Mommy Lhey

Hi there everybody, Kim ( @krodesigns) here!

So today I'm going to talk about my layers of love, my full proof steps to decorate my planner with a pop. 

Every single time I put my planner together for the month I follow my same routine to get the job done fast, fresh and easy!  And that's what I'm doing here today in my pocket size Travelers notebook insert!

I always, always, always start with stickers. Obviously you know that you can just pick one up and put it down anywhere you want, but  they are just so easy to work with and fantastic to layer. Don't forget to cut them apart to make a different page flags and shorter pieces to work with too.  Sometimes cutting horizontal word washi strips into pieces and placing them in a vertical position can give a different page effect.  

Mommy Lhey's February Little Bits Box came with nine sheets of stickers and of course I don't need to cut them apart to make the kit stretch more, but I do it because I think it's a great way to be creative in your own way using the fantastic kit components from ML.

The second thing I always turn to are die cuts.  I love to use them in my planner spreads instead of just as decoration because they're a huge space filler. I know the days of the week where I don't have a lot of activities and chores. And even in this pocket sized notebook, which is what I use on the go, there are some days where I don't have a lot of activities or chores and I'm basically spending the majority of my time in my home planner.  Sundays seem to be the best day for me to add some extra decoration to my planner!

The third thing I always use in every single spread every single spread is some sort of stamping. It's like my icing on a cupcake. It add and extra bit of detail and a bit of a handmade love is not always perfection.  It also adds some texture to your page without the bulk :)

I know a lot of stickers are precise but I love the fact that stamping is such a unique way to add some personality to your planner and the fact that Mommy's little bits box comes with a 3 by 4 stamp set is remarkable.   A permanent item that you can use over and over and over again each month, how thoughtful!

It took me one hour to set up this pocket sized TN which I think didn't take too long to do.  Don't get me wrong I love the creative process of decorating my planner but I do love to spending time with my family and getting things done  that I have written in my planner too.  Stickers, die cuts and stamps are the easiest way to go for me to get it done. But if you are looking for the sprinkles on the icing on the cupcake,  enamel dots and sequins are the way to go. Don't forget about those fabulous journal cards too. They're fantastic for tip-ins or lists on the back as well. 

Here is a quick process video on how I set up this month's on the go spreads.  Thanks for joining me here today!


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