This is one post in a series of posts about My Bullet Journal Journey. I’ve sequenced the posts so that they chronicle my journey and are step-by-step guides for those of you considering starting your own.
- #1 – My Bullet Journal: Taking the Plunge (materials)
- #2 – How to Get Started (terms and basic set up)
- #3 – My Collections
- #4 – Oopsies & Reinvented Pages
- #5 – Tools in the Toolbox
- #6 – Favorite Spreads
- #7 – Things That Didn’t Work
- #8 – My Worst Ideas
- #9 – Recent Work
- #10 – Tips & Tricks
- #11 – New Ideas
I tried out something new for my calendar in June. I didn’t intend for it to turn into a pictorial calendar, but once I did the first one to mark the end of school, and I liked it so I kept it up. It turned out well for June. My weekends were fairly busy and I got most of my tasks completed.
For a hot minute (OK, all of June and the beginning of July), I was obsessed with this game, Island Experiment. In my efforts to outline what I needed to do next, I created a little spread about it. The rest isn’t important, but I spent quite a bit of time on the drawing. I tried something new!
I’ve decided I like the idea of monthly intros before my calendar and weeklies. I did some more sketching for July. It took a while because I’m a perfectionist. I thought it would be cute to add summer-y lyrics to the page…I just didn’t pick the right color. This was not my design but inspired by someone else who I can’t remember.
I didn’t like all of the colors I used – some of them were too dark. I realized after I started I should probably have used colored pencils instead.
I bought some new stencils and used those for my August spreads. I really like how the honeycombs turned out.
These were also some of the stencils I bought from Journal This Now. They have a lot of new stencils coming this month, so you might want to check out their website if you’re looking for something to make things a little easier. I know I’ll be making a fall purchase! 🙂
The other stencils I bought included the bee and hexagons, mermaid, weather, puzzle pieces and Pac Man, elephants and feathers, and more. These ones I bought from Oops A Daisy‘s store.