Category Archives: Me & My Big Ideas

February Garden Journal Pages for the Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners

February Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Such As Happy Planner, Tul and Arc

February Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Such As Happy Planner, Tul and Arc


Happy February, Crafty Friends!


In most of the United States, it’s cold and wintry outside. Even if you’re an avid gardener, gardening might be the last thing on your mind. However, this month is a fantastic time to start planning this coming year’s garden — and making a garden journal to track your gardening successes and failures. If you haven’t already started a garden journal, now is the ideal time to do it.


When I am actively gardening, I habitually make garden journal pages to keep a record of what I did well (so I can repeat those successes) and about what went wrong (so I can tweak my approach the following year and hopefully fix whatever went wrong). I also like to keep a record of what I planted where, so that I can be sure to rotate crops effectively the next year. My garden journal also incorporates to-do lists that keep me on track on what needs to be done in the future.


If garden journaling is of interest to you, I invite you to check out more of my garden journal pages and read more about my process for making them.


If you maintain a garden journal, I’d love to know more about what you record in it and how it has helped you achieve your gardening goals. What do your garden journal pages look like? The floor is open for comments, so please feel free to ask questions or share insights in the comments area below.


Thanks so much for visiting! I truly appreciate your presence here.

More February Craft Ideas


February Planner Layout Made Using Graphic 45 Patterend Papers from the Time to Flourish Collection

February Planner Layout Made Using Graphic 45 Patterend Papers from the Time to Flourish Collection

Posted By: Amy Solovay

November Garden Journal Pages for the Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners

November Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Including Happy Planner, Tul and Arc

November Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Including Happy Planner, Tul and Arc

Happy November, Crafty Friends!


Did you plant a fall garden this year? Or, if you planted a spring and summer garden, did you enjoy a bountiful harvest? If so, I hope you harvested a satisfying variety of pumpkins, gourds, herbs, flowers, and other crops.


Have you been keeping a garden journal to track your gardening successes and failures? If you haven’t already started, now is the ideal time to create a garden journal while all the details are still fresh in your mind. By planting time next year, you might have forgotten some of the details about what you did and how you did it.


Sadly, I didn’t plant a garden this year. 🙁 But when I am actively gardening, I habitually make garden journal pages to keep a record of what I did well (so I can repeat those successes) and about what went wrong (so I can tweak my approach the following year and hopefully fix whatever went wrong). I also like to keep a record of what I planted where, so that I can be sure to rotate crops effectively the next year. My garden journal also incorporates to-do lists that keep me on track on what needs to be done in the future.


If garden journaling is of interest to you, I invite you to check out more of my garden journal pages and read more about my process for making them.


If you maintain a garden journal, I’d love to know more about what you record in it and how it has helped you achieve your gardening goals. What do your garden journal pages look like? The floor is open for comments, so please feel free to ask questions or share insights in the comments area below.


Thanks so much for visiting! I truly appreciate your presence here.


More Fall Crafts

Posted By: Amy Solovay

October Garden Journal Pages for the Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners

October Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Like Happy Planner, Arc or Tul

October Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Like Happy Planner, Arc or Tul

Happy October, Crafty Friends!


Are you planting a fall garden this year? Or, if you planted a spring and summer gardening, are you enjoying a bountiful harvest? Perhaps right about now you’re picking a variety of pumpkins, gourds, and other crops that required a long growing season.


To those of you who did plant gardens, I hope your plants flourished, and that you enjoyed harvesting a bounty of delicious, garden-fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs or a rainbow of delightful flowers — whatever it is you planted.


Have you been keeping a garden journal to track your gardening successes and failures? If you haven’t already started, now is the ideal time to create a garden journal while all the details are still fresh in your mind. By planting time next year, you might have forgotten some of the details about what you did and how you did it.


Sadly, I don’t have a garden this year. 🙁 But when I am actively gardening, I routinely make garden journal pages to keep a record of what I’ve done well (so I can repeat those successes) and about what went wrong (so I can try a different approach the next season). I also like to keep a record of what I planted where, so that I can be sure to rotate crops effectively the next year. My garden journal also incorporates to-do lists that keep me on track on what needs to be done in the future.


If garden journaling is of interest to you, I invite you to check out more of my garden journal pages and read more about my process for making them.


If you maintain a garden journal, I’d love to know more about what you record in it and how it has helped you achieve your gardening goals. What do your garden journal pages look like? The floor is open for comments, so please feel free to ask questions or share insights in the comments area below.


Thanks so much for visiting! I truly appreciate your presence here.


More Fall Crafts

Posted By: Amy Solovay

July Garden Journal Pages for the Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners

July Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Like Happy Planner, Arc or Tul

July Garden Journal Pages for Discbound Planners Like Happy Planner, Arc or Tul

Hello Crafty Friends!


Did you plant a garden this year? If so, how’s your garden growing?


And, have you started a garden journal to track your progress?


Sadly, I don’t have a garden this year. 🙁 But when I am actively gardening, I make garden journal pages to track what I’ve done and to keep to do lists on what needs to be done next. If this topic is interesting to you, you’re invited to check out more of my garden journal pages and read more about my process for making them.


If you keep a garden journal, I’d love to know more about what you track in it and how it has helped you achieve your gardening goals. What do your garden journal pages look like? The floor is open for comments, so please feel free to ask questions or share insights in the comments area below.


Thanks so much for visiting! We appreciate your presence here.


Posted By: Amy Solovay

Daily Planner Layout Idea Featuring Washi Tape and Stamped Images

Purple Daily Layout for Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners Such As Arc or Tul

Purple Daily Layout for Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners Such As Arc or Tul


Purple Daily Layout for Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners Such As Arc or Tul

Purple Daily Layout for Happy Planner or Other Discbound Planners Such As Arc or Tul

As pictured, this daily planner layout is intended for use in discbound planners like the Happy Planner by Me & My Big Ideas or the Arc Planner, Tul Planner, Maggie Holmes Planner, or Martha Stewart Planner. It could be adapted for other types of planners, too.


To make this planner layout, I started with a page from a Happy Planner accessory pack and embellished it with washi tape, stamped images, and decorating chalks.

Craft Supplies You’ll Need for Creating a Similar Daily Planner Layout:

  • Filler Paper for Discbound Planners: Filler papers are available in a variety of different colors, designs and layouts. I used a simple lined paper with a leopard print design at the discbound edge. The sections on this paper came labeled, but I placed some of my washi tapes and stamped images over the labels because they weren’t quite right for the page design I had in mind. You can use basically any discbound filler paper as a starting point for your daily planner pages; some will work better than others, depending on what you have planned for your day.


  • Washi Tapes: You can use whatever washi tapes you like to decorate a daily planner layout like this one. I used sparkly washi tape by Graphic 45 and butterfly-themed washi tape from the “Papillon” collection by Happy Planner / Me & My Big Ideas.


  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads by Tim Holtz for Ranger Industries: I used the Dusty Concord and Salvaged Patina colors to stamp these images.


  • Water Tracker Stamp: I used a stamp from the P13 Journal Stamp Set to stamp the water tracker (You can shop for it HERE; I highly recommend it this stamp set!)


  • Alphabet Stamps: I used a stamp set called “Milo’s ABCs by Lawn Fawn to stamp the word “Today’s” that appears in this planner layout. However, you don’t need this exact alphabet stamp set; you could use any alphabet stamp you happen to have on hand for this purpose. If you do happen to need a new alphabet stamp set, this one is a fantastic set to have in your stash; I use mine almost daily. I find it to be really versatile and useful.


  • Stack of Books Stamp: This stamp is from the “Den Sweet Den” stamp set by Lawn Fawn.


  • Crochet Hook Stamp: This stamp is from the “Hand Crafted With Love” stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.


  • Frame Stamp: See the frame image around the crochet hook and ball of yarn? The stamp I used for adding that image is by Citrus Twist Kits.


  • Journaling Spot Stamp: This stamp is from the “Plan on It” stamp set by Lawn Fawn.


  • “Explore” and Cloud Stamps: This stamp is by Citrus Twist Kits; last I checked, this stamp set had been discontinued.


  • “Currently” Stamp: This stamp is from a set by Waffle Flower Crafts that is now discontinued.


  • “Making” and “Blog Post” Stamps: These stamps are both from a set by My Favorite Things Stamps that is now discontinued.


  • Scalloped Scissors: I still love and use decorative scissors in many of my paper crafts projects because I find it easier to grab scissors than it is to dig for a scalloped circle die that’s exactly the right size for cutting out each image. But that’s me; if you’d prefer to die cut this, you could substitute a scalloped circle die in place of the scalloped scissors. If you want to check out the scalloped scissors I used, they are made by EK Success. I highly recommend them; I’ve used them to make, literally, hundreds of projects!


  • Decorating Chalks: These are optional; if you don’t already have them in your stash, you could use inks, paints, or colored pencils to create the same sort of sunset effect I used behind the “Explore” and cloud stamps.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my Happy Planner layout. I appreciate your interest!