Today we welcome guest Mari Clarke to the SCT blog! Mari is trying out a new memory keeping format: documenting in a planner, and more specifically, the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters planner insert. Let’s take a look at her beautiful spread that combines planning with stories so beautifully!



The smaller format of the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters planner insert is perfect for documenting the everyday moments where there are multiple photos and a rich story!


Visiting a sit-down restaurant is a story to tell these days; in September a family birthday outing to a favorite Italian restaurant led to this layout. Photos were captured of family and friends as well as the delicious food prepared. The placement of photos, journaling, and embellishments is varied to create an interesting design.


Some interactive elements add interest and dimension. Flaps to lift are always fun and reveal hidden journaling underneath. The addition of stamping, typed journaling and handwriting adds interest as well.


Adding in some older photos to help document the current story adds depth to the layout’s documentation.  The twine and glassine bag add extra texture! 


Take a look at how this spread came together in my process video:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope you’re inspired to change up your scrapbooking to try this format! 

~ Mari