Welcome back to part 2 of the month of December as found in my Simple Stories Carpe Diem planner! Glad you popped back in for a visit!
For these inserts, I used the free project download and made them my own. You can find the free downloads from Simple Stories HERE and you are looking for the Life Documented Free Printables - November. Once you have opened them, the A5 planner page is what you are looking for.
The left hand page can be printed as is however I chose to remove "in review". My original intent had been to put something witty underneath... Then I decided that I really need just needed functionality. The things written on this side of the page are for the purposes of planning my December Daily. I'm terrible at getting it going in the month of December and need those reminders of the things that aren't on the "big"/main calendar. Or the little snap shots I took on my phone for fun photo memories using the Paper Issues Remember December prompts. All these lovely memories will be recorded in brief here.
Between the left hand and right hand pages is a transparency that I made again using the aforementioned free Simple Stories file. I opened the PDFs in PhotoShop (I use CS6, can't speak for Elements) and worked with the files there. I sized the Joy file to A5 planner size and printed it on a transparency. Don't forget to spray it with a fixative spray! I have a template made from cardboard for hand punching holes. I really need an A5 hole punch - couldn't find one at Staples while there the other day. Must keep looking.
The right hand page is for recording all of Henry's antics, our Elf on the Shelf. While my pictures have attached date info, I often take pics the night that he arrives and not the morning that the kids find him, if you know what I mean. Wink, wink, read between the lines there. This helps me know what he was doing the morning the kids find him. Again, for December Daily planning purposes. Possibly even a pocket spread. The page itself is the same free download with the december heading removed and flipped horizontally. I then embellished with some stickers and stamps. By putting the numbers in the middle of the double page spread, it works for both pages.
See, now you have some great ways to use those free printables from Simple Stories that are a bit out of the ordinary! I hope your December planning is going well!