For the Love of Plants

For the Love of Plants
Hello, Friends! The Tranquility Collection is an absolute dream for those of us with a green thumb. You may have a garden in your backyard or on your balcony. Your love of green things might rest around your house in pots sitting on the windowsill. Or, maybe, maintaining a real plant is not your thing, but you love to embellish your layout with all the floral and fauna. In today's post, we are sharing the plant love in three designs from our Memory Keeping Team Members. Traci was pretty excited to dive into this layout with all the greenery!
"I had exactly ZERO problems creating a plant-themed layout using the Tranquility Collection and my only problem was not having ENOUGH product to document my current 11 (and counting) houseplants I've managed to keep living for the last few months.
I'm not an outdoor gardener, but that's no problem when it comes to the Tranquility Collection because it's full of HOUSE plants...PERFECT!
I really played off all the houseplants on the collection by utilizing designs from the card, wood veneer, and stamp. I stamped in black to bring out the black in that fantastic paper from Tranquility Classified: Memory Keeping Kit.
Check out my process video to see how this spread came together.
Keeping eleven houseplants is no small task, and we love how Traci documented this achievement with this collection.
Jennie used her Tranquility Simple Dori to document her burgeoning garden.
This year, I decided that I wanted to try and grow a garden in earnest.
When I saw the sneaks of the Tranquility Collection, I couldn't have been more excited because not only do I love plants (basic plant lady here!) but the Tranquility Collection would be perfect to document this first stab at a garden.
The Simple Dori is a perfect place to document specific as Jennie is doing with her garden journal. Using the Tranquility Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit (still available in the shop), you would have everything you need to create your own garden journal!
The Cocoa Daisy Daisy Planner is a great place to do a monthly recap on a specific hobby, as Natasha demonstrates here.
"Similar to Jennie, Tracie, and I’m sure many of you, I love my plants! For me, especially spending time outside in my garden. For the month of April, outside in my yard with my hands in the dirt is where I spent the majority of my free time.
As the Cocoa Daisy Planner has both vertical and horizontal layouts, I wanted to use some of the extra horizontal layout pages to create an overview of my garden and all the hard work that my partner and I accomplished during this past month. I think that the horizontal layout lends itself so well to creating a grid layout which I created by using pattern papers from the Tranquility Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit and photos that I trimmed to the same size.
While designing this project, I placed my photos separate from each other by spacing them out and using pattern papers in between the plant photos. I then used stamps and embellishments to break up the photos and carry the colors I had selected throughout the layout.
Of course, the Tranquility Collection is a perfect match for documenting my garden!  Gardening may not be your passion, and that is ok! There are many ways to spend free time that helps you grow as a person. Perhaps, it’s the hobby of paper crafting and memory keeping that we all share here in this community. So, instead of a garden recap, how about a paper crafting recap?
Gather some photos of your latest creative projects and your Cocoa Daisy Planner and create a monthly overview of what you created this past month. Weekly pages definitely don’t have to be just for Monday- Sunday plans!"
This grid layout is stunning, with its delicate details and mix of patterns. We love Natasha's idea to repurpose her unused weekly pages by creating a monthly overview of her hobby. This idea could also be used to create a "Currently" section to document what you read, listened to, watched, etc.
Whether is full-on love or a fun hobby, documenting our plant passion is important and fitting for this collection. How are you documenting your plant love with the Tranquility Collection? Share with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page.


Rachel, Memory Keeping Team Blog Coordinator