May Bullet Journal with My New Journals & New Collections

 

Bullet Journal Title

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I might be a little late on this post but I really wanted to share my May Bullet Journal and my new collections.  I am really loving the softcover Moleskine grid notebook I started using at work and decided that I wanted to use one for my personal bullet journal too.

I am also using a Moleskine Cahiers notebook for my collections. This way, I don’t have to keep redoing them each time I start a new bullet journal. My ultimate goal is to get a Foxy Dori from the Foxy Fix but I will have to wait just a little bit longer for that.

 

1 Bullet Journal Covers

 

There are a few differences between the Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 I noticed right away like there aren’t page numbers or contents pages in the front of the Moleskine but I can write my own numbers and I saved the first three pages for the Contents.

 

Bullet Journal Contents

 

I wanted to keep this journal very simple with clean lines and simple spreads and I started my it with a full 2016 calendar on page 1.

 

1a Bullet Journal Calendar

 

The next two pages are for my future logs, 2016 is on the left and 2017 on the right.

Notice there’s no title? I was going to fill in the missing titles and headlines over the weekend but I’m a little behind on some things and never got to it.

 

2 Bullet Journal Future Log

 

Since I moved all of my collections into the Cahiers notebook I jump right into May. I loved Belinda’s monthly title page and currently spread and had to try it out for myself! I really love it the way it is but I still need to add a couple headlines and the word art on the right.

 

3 Bullet Journal May Title Page

 

Next up is my monthly spread for May which I kept pretty basic but added a couple trackers for Instagram and Facebook.

 

4 Bullet Journal May 2016

Then I have my monthly challenges. Even though I’m not very good at keeping up with them every day I still like to participate when I can.

 

6 Bullet Journal Challenges

 

I’m totally loving the way my handwriting has improved by switching from the dot grid to the squares. Don’t get me wrong, I like using both of them but my OCD thinks the squares are perfect!

I’ve been using this same weekly spread for a month or so and it works great for me so I’m continuing with it in my new bullet journal.

 

5 Bullet Journal weekly 1

I also have a gratitude log and my daily pages that aren’t pictured.

Now I want to show you some of my collections in the Cahiers notebook. Just like my personal bullet journal I started this one with three contents pages and then went right into my collections.

The first couple pages are for my bucket list, I’ve never actually written out a bucket list so I picked the top 5 things I’ve always wanted to do and listed those. I figure thats a good start and I will just add to it when I think of something else.

 

7 Bullet Journal Bucket List

 

Did you see the top thing on my bucket list is to visit all 50 states? Well, that gave me the idea to create this map. I have to be honest with you and admit that I may have used some top secret techniques to draw this map but I LOVE it and this may be my most favorite spread ever! Doesn’t it make you want to get in the car and drive till you can color in all those states? 😉

 

8 Bullet Journal States log

My Bullet Journal Supply List

 

Bullet Journal title 1

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Maria is a full-time blogger, graphic designer, crafter and bullet journalist. She loves spending time with her family and creating printables and projects to share on her blog, the Krafty Owl.
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15 Comments

  1. That map is a great idea! 😀 Will you tell us more about your super secret way to draw it? 🙂

    • haha, don’t tell anyone 😉 but honestly, I printed a blank map from the internet, reduced it to the size I needed and shaded the back of it with a pencil. Then I flipped it over, positioned it on the journal and carefully traced the entire map with a fine point pen. This transfers the pencil lines to the journal page. Finally, I carefully went over the lines with my Fine Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen.

  2. I love that you have your collections in a different notebook than your daily driver – that’s one of the things that’s always put me off from a bullet journal, making all those longer term lists and then having to transfer them over to the next book!
    And I love your style – very pretty while not being over the top, fantastic! 😀

  3. There are many things I love about this project. It’s crafty with handwriting and it records your thoughts. I love to write and color…how fun.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. 🙂

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  5. Love the US Map page! Can you explain how you got it in your Bullet Journal please? I am just getting ready to set my first bullet journal up and would love to be able to do this in mine. We currently have a map on a bulletin board on the wall that we put pins in, it would be great to have it portable.

    • Hi Karen, thank you! It’s a very simple process…I printed a blank map from the internet, reduced it to the size I needed and shaded the back of it with a pencil. Then I flipped it over, positioned it on the journal and carefully traced the entire map with a fine point pen. This transfers the pencil lines to the journal page. Finally, I carefully went over the lines with my Fine Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen. Good luck!

  6. I think I will try one of these. At first im thinking…okay, I dont have time to be drawing it all out, however on second thought taking the time to be artistic and do it would be relaxing for me and I need to be making time for that, and doing more drawing. so why not!? My only thing was needing to write things down that are coming up on the schedule and I didnt see how I could do that, but I figure if I have a monthly wall calendar for that than im fine. We are planning a road trip too so my mind is already whirling on what to put in a couple journal style ones for my kids, including the MAP so they can shade them in as we drive over boarders. I think it will be great! For me this sure beats making pages on the computer and needing word and a printer to work right, this looks much more relaxing. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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