Hey there friends, you may know that I am a Pen, Paper, Notebook and Planner Addict. In fact, I was just told yesterday that I have too many pens! I laughed it off and with a huge smile I said, “why yes, I do! It’s an addiction and I love it” I have to admit that my collection has grown since I started a bullet journal a few months ago.
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Since October I have been using these little graph paper notebooks to try out the Bullet Journal system and see if I was going to like it and be able to stick to it. Well, I did and I love it!
I was keeping a separate notebook for each month but I was getting tired of carrying 2 or 3 notebooks with me to refer to collections and notes from the previous months. So I decided that if I was really going to do this I needed to commit to it and splurge for a real journal.
Enter the Leuchtturm1917
First of all, isn’t the color beautiful?! It’s not exactly mint green but it’s a pretty teal color that matches the rest of my mint addiction perfectly.
In true procrastinator fashion, I waited too long to order and I didn’t receive my journal till the middle of January. I spent the next week or so getting things set up and practicing my handwriting. If you read through this whole post you will see a few mistakes. Trust me, if the pages weren’t numbered I would’ve ripped them out lol.
The first few pages of the Leuchtturm1917 have 3 preprinted table of contents pages but the first page I used is a a reduced copy of the very first Mandala I ever drew and a full 2016 calendar.
The next page in my layout is for my 2016 Goals and my word of the year. I’ve picked the word Patience. I’m a little stressed out lately and have been told that I don’t have any patience. So I am trying to be more aware of what I say and how I say it.
The next 8 pages are for my future log and braindump. At this point, I must confess that I got my inspiration from the very talented Kara @ Boho Berry. Back when I was scrapbooking and you wanted to copy someone’s page layout it was called scraplifting and it was an honor for someone to use your idea. I hope the same holds true in the bullet journal community because I scraplifted the heck out of her style.
I chose to show you the April-June page because it looked the best out of all 4.
Next is my monthly spread with a space for goals and important things I need to remember.
Blank calendar for the #PTL Doodles Challenge hosted by Passion Themed Life
The facing page is my February tracker.
Did you notice the blue and pink Washi? I will be using a different color Washi for each month. I’m using the Washi along the edges of each monthly spread to show the separation and then a little piece folded over in the same spot for all the other pages in the month. So Far I’ve used blue for January and pink for February.
My Bullet Journal Supply List
- Journal – Leuchtturm1917
- Markers – Stabilo 88 15-Color Wallet Set
- Markers – Staedtler Fineliner Pens – 20/PK
- Black Pens – Pitt Artist Pens – Wallet Set of All 4 Pen Styles in Black
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