I am loving the new Planner Pocket Pages & Pocket Card inserts that me & my BIG ideas debuted at CHA 2016! I got my hands on them ahead of the February 1st release date! I. Am. In. Love. I’ve struggled with combining memory keeping & planning, some creators seem to do it with ease but I never seem to leave enough space to incorporate stories or photos into my week. I don’t feel like I do it frequently enough to use it like a scrapbook and look back on photo memories. Don’t get me wrong I keep the majority of my planning pages because it’s still fun to look back on what you were doing in the past chapters of your life however, I don’t reference old pages for photo recollections. I keep it separate and create photo specific albums. Anyway, I’m rambling for a reason… The reason is this: I think these new Pocket Pages could change that. I can incorporate them into my planner to enjoy but when the week is finished pull them out and keep them in my photo scrapbook for the year.
Don’t get me started on the Pocket Cards! One reason I hold me & my BIG ideas in such high esteem is because of the consistently positive & uplifting messages found throughout their products – the Pocket Cards are no exception! (Side note; they totally have gold foiled cards, which wins me over every time.) So this week was my first week using the new Pocket Pages and Pocket Cards and I am hooked! Not to sound weird or anything but the first thing I noticed was how thick the Pocket Pages are, they are really great quality and I love they are already punched because I am a disc bound system kinda gal. I have tried, in vein, to punch other page protectors or Project Life pages in the past and it just ended up gunking up my arc system punch and the pages ended up all gnarled anyway. Totally frustrating. So now I am a happy camper!
I’ve seen some of the ladies on the me & my BIG ideas Design Team participating in the 52 Week Scrapbook Challenge for 2016 and now I’m thinking I may get on board with these Pocket Pages making it super easy to document each week – I’ll have photos placed in an album before you know it!
The other cute thing that you may (or may not) notice in this weekly spread is the clear Dashboard. You have to look close but it’s there and for being clear it’s actually really helpful! ha Don’t get me wrong you could go hog-wild decorating this clear dashboard but this week with the new Pocket Pages I liked the clean look and didn’t want to busy it up too much. I added some floral washi (that is to die for, BTW) to the top tab of the clear Dashboard to mark my place and help me flip right to my week. Swoon over the floral washi. It is one of MANY new washi tapes that are available February 1st at shop.meandmybigideas.com.
Wait, what are those half note pages you ask? (Just pretend like you asked…) They are an adorable update to the previous size/design note options. Just because this note page isn’t filled with crazy scribbles and check marks don’t let that fool you. I am a frenzied note taker throughout my week! Also, in case you hadn’t noticed, I am kind of particular about the overall aesthetics of my planner pages… So, I love me some note pages that I can jot quick thoughts, phone numbers or to-do items and not allow my mind to stress over if it looks good or not. Sometimes you just gotta list!
So what do you think of these new products? Clearly I’m obsessed. There are so many new things coming this spring from me & my BIG ideas but these are a few of my favorites! Click the photo below to Follow me on Instagram! I always put sneak peaks of new products I see & receive their first! Instagram: noViVenture