Planner journey with Lindsay Bateman!

Planner journey with Lindsay Bateman!

Hello hello all of my favourite people.  How are you? I am SO happy to be back this month….there has been SO many exciting things "product wise" happening in the planner world since August.  I cannot wait to talk about them!

Even though my heart aches a little bit that the official months of summer will soon be behind us, I am excited for fall, pumpkin spice everything and a great month of September!  Whose with me?!?

But first….let's talk August.

So, if you have not yet heard the exciting news, Michaels Stores have just been stocked with some amazing brand new planner/memory keeping products!

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This month not only did Heidi Swapp release a brand new instalment of Memory Planners, Memory Keeping journals and accessories; but We R Memory Keepers also released their Typecast collection…which yes, involves an actual vintage typewriter! In both black AND pink!  Swoon!

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Needless to say, my planner this month involved both!  I am SO excited to share it with you.  The typewriter alone is such a game changer for me and the way I will choose to tell and capture my story and life details within my planner pages.

But first up, let's talk a gold memory planner shall we?

The brand new gold Heidi Swapp Memory Planner is absolutely beautiful.

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This matte finish is divine, and the inside is full of delicious gold and black accent detailing.  I am loving the twist to the dashboard pages too as they are a bit different than the pages in the last planner release.

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So for those of you who are looking to start a planner….now may be just the perfect time to start!  Remember….these planners all come with binder mechanisms inside so it is easy to adjust and switch out the months pages to when you start and they are all undated as well.

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For August, this bright ideas divider is so fun.  

Again, the planners still contain the pocket pages so no change there but you can see that the dashboard page is altered slightly.  I love it!  

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I am loving the little bullet point accents, and the place to add a sentiment and/or note at the bottom.

You can see that the calendar pages are similar to the last planner.  However this month I added some type detailing.  Can you spot it?

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YES!  Hello Typecast.

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This brilliant machine has totally changed the way I add notes and journaling into my planner.  Not only does it just look beautiful, now I don't have to worry if I feel like my handwriting is going to mess things up! Trust me, it is a real anxiety for me! LOL.  Simply placing my planner pages inside the typewriter to add my notes and sentiment is all it takes.  Super user friendly and addicting.  I seriously want to type all. the. time!

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So as you can see, all I did here was simply place my calendar page inside the carrier and typed away.

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Of course, this love affair with my Typecast did NOT end here.

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Using the Typecast in my planner this month made telling our story easier than ever.  I know we talked a few months ago about my desire to increase my journaling and story telling.  Now I am so blessed to have the perfect tool to help me do just that.

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It is so fun to create different ways to add in typed embellishments as well using the Typecast.  Here, you can see I added a fun typed label to my Instax photo.  The Typecast line comes with a ton of extras and products that are ready to be utilized and customized with the Typecast.  It is so much fun.  Who doesn't love the ability to create customized embellishments?  These little labels come blank.  Simply place inside the Typecast, add your sentiment and then place on your project. Easy peasy!

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It is also super cool to combine my stamps, handwriting and type all on one page.  You can achieve so many great effects when doing this.  I just love the added variety.

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I am SO in love with these new planner products this month.  It was just the jump start I needed to keep me excited about memory keeping.  If you have not yet had a chance to see these new products live, I hope you will arrange a visit to your local Michaels Stores to check them out.  I know you will fall just as much in love with them as I did.  

And for those of you who are still deciding on whether or not to start a Memory Planner, now may be just the perfect time to start!  

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Thank you again for joining me here on the SCT blog.  I look forward to sharing and connecting with you all every month.  See you back here in a few weeks!

~ Lindsay Bateman, media team member for Heidi Swapp

2016-09-01T10:08:23+00:00September 1st, 2016|Planners|


  1. barb macaskill September 1, 2016 at 11:03 am

    So many awesome things headed our way!!! I am giddy with excitement!! TFS!

  2. Vicki September 1, 2016 at 11:29 am

    A great post with wonderful ideas and photos. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these new products. Just as soon as my pocketbook catches up. Thanks!

  3. Gisele September 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Wonderful inspiration ?

  4. Kelly A. Crowl September 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    planners rock!

  5. Cyndi September 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve held off getting a planner until now. This one speaks to me. Big squares and undated! WooHoo! Thanks Heidi!

  6. Kristina LeCloux September 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    That planner looks just like what I need. So many meetings, kids sports, work ect. now it will actually all fit!

  7. Terri Burson September 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Hoping I get one for Christmas!

  8. bette September 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Great planner….. have a whole year to make your own!

  9. Maye M.L. September 2, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Well, this is one completely smashing combo!
    Heidi has scored another hit with this planned.this planner/agenda-
    Crazy girl is infatuated with it. Cheers!

  10. D Coulter September 2, 2016 at 8:18 am


  11. Jackie Adair September 2, 2016 at 8:36 am

    That looks awesome!

  12. Donna September 2, 2016 at 8:40 am

    What a fun idea!

  13. Cary Ann Lombardo September 2, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Your planners are beautiful and I’m totally jealous. I’ve been struggling for a year now trying to really get mine going and I haven’t figured out yet a way to work it into my daily life. But like you, I hate my handwriting on projects so I’ve been eying the Typecast since I saw it at Michaels this summer. Hinting to my husband for a future Christmas gift?! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work.

  14. jennifer reynard September 2, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Wow, beautiful planner with all the Gold and Black, and what a cute wee typewriter! So glad someone has decided to bring it back!!!!

  15. Deborah Rikard September 2, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I agree-typewriter-swoon!

  16. LindaHAZfun September 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome. Love that Planner, will have to check it out. BTW, who won the Ali Edwards DITL kit from July post?

  17. Terrie September 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Beautiful planner! I love how it looks with stamps, typed and handwritten text. The Typecast collection is really fun…hoping to received the typewriter for Christmas 🙂

  18. ColleenB September 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I love all the planner accessories. The old school typewriter is awesome offering wonderful possibilities for journaling.

  19. Marlene F September 2, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Looks like a great planner.

  20. Dorina D September 2, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    What wonderful planner pages you are creating. Great job. Love the embellishments, etc. that you used. great job. Thanks for sharing the great planner ideas with us.

  21. Virginia Schleich September 3, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I just recently found Heidi Swapp products and planner items through this site. I have liked her facebook page and now I watch every video available! I think I am addicted 😉 Thanks so much for this post today. I now think I am ready to start my memory planner 🙂 Now to get my hands on a pink typewriter! How heavenly!

  22. Lori A. Geise September 3, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Oh I would be so happy to Win any of these fantastic prizes. Thanks for the opportunity.

  23. Maria September 4, 2016 at 9:11 am

    WOW! Love it all!

  24. Anita Price September 6, 2016 at 9:30 am

    love planers…have a few..have yet to actually use them! lol loving the typecast! I always loved typing….this is definitely on my wish list!!

  25. Beverly Jordan September 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Great Planner ideas, Lindsay!!

  26. Nadia September 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Great planner…the typewriter — well I never thought it would come back in this life time…unbelievable!

  27. Beth September 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing your planner and use of typecast. I love that it fits 12 x 12 paper.

  28. Joanne Quagliara September 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity.It would be wonderful to win one of your giveaways.

  29. Pam Kubala September 7, 2016 at 12:41 am

    The 3 prizes that you are offering as a prize are really beautiful! A tote & mini carrier would sure help me organize my supplies.

  30. Joy S September 7, 2016 at 6:55 am

    What a wonderful final round of prizes to wrap up an amazing month of giveaways! That typewriter is high on my gift list this year! I love SCT because they are one of the few publications left in the scrapbooking industry that I can look forward to receiving in my mailbox. I so look forward to scouring at every single inch of every magazine! The ads even excite me with new product and new inspiration! Thanks so much for all that you do for the industry! Keep up the great work!

  31. SILVANA RIZZO September 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I LOVE Heidi’s Gold Planner and it goes best with the AWESOME We R Memory Keeps BLACK Typewriter!!
    FABULOUS!!!! Crossing fingers & toes!!

  32. Helen Richardson September 7, 2016 at 2:50 pm


  33. Angela Orum September 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Wonderful planner, great inspiration. Really like the look of it.

  34. Robin Prewitt September 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I bought the pink typewriter. I had been looking for one.

  35. Kymberly Buchanan September 18, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Oh, too neat! I think this WRMK typewriter is just so cool looking in and of itself even before using it! Heidi Swapp’s new products RoCk! I have been playing with her mini Minc machine for months…love her goldness!!!

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