Journaling Ideas & Clever Fox Notebook GIVEAWAY!

If you need a little boost of self-care or motivation (really, we can always use a little more of this, right?), come check out my latest video where I share four fun journaling ideas!

There will also be a giveaway for a Clever Fox notebook of choice for one lucky winner, so head over to the video to see how you can enter :)

Remember to tag me on Instagram @michelleyuen_ if you recreate any of my spreads for a shoutout! Happy journaling!

🌻July Bullet Journal Setup 🌻 Pt. 2 | Weekly Spreads, Trackers, Gratitude

This is part 2 of July 2019's bullet journal setup with a sunflower theme! I'll show you 5 different weekly spreads, a gratitude page, and my habit trackers.

There are lots of elements on these pages, because I really wanted to create a collaged, layered look. This includes illustration, stickers, patterned paper, old book pages, washi tape, and inked blackout panels. I also wanted to create some simpler, but still colorful, options as well.

Make sure to watch the video for a full runthrough of the spreads!

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

AMZ
Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

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Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical

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Antner Washi Tape - 12 pcs
Antner Washi Tape - 12 pcs

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Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black

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Crayola SuperTips
Crayola SuperTips

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🌻July Bullet Journal Setup Pt. 1 | Sunflowers | Plan With Me 🌻

Hey guys, hope you’ve all been enjoying your summer so far! I feel like it was strawberry season just yesterday, but now things like summer sunflowers are popping up everywhere. I thought this would be a perfect theme for a July bullet journal, and to mix things up a bit, I decided to also incorporate lots of other elements to create a fun collage style this month.

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For my cover page, I drew a few sunflowers from different points of view: straight on, from the side, and from the back. I like how realistic this makes the arrangement look. I also scattered around some drawings of sunflower seeds. For a detailed tutorial on how to draw and color these sunflowers, check out the video!

Then, I brought in lots of color and texture by finding some fun stickers and washi from my stationery collection. Come on, I’m sure you guys have some stickers you’ve been hoarding that would be perfect for this! I used some letter stickers for the title, and also ripped out a page from an old book. I love the texture and vintage feel this gives the page, and it’s the perfect addition to the illustrations.

For the next spread, which is the large monthly calendar, I wanted to shake things up even more and created a completely inverted calendar! I started by mapping out the shape of the calendar days, and then went to town with my black marker to completely fill this in. I know, it’s a bit scary. And you’re probably wondering if it bled through to the other side… surprisingly, not much at all!! I was really pleasantly surprised that I could only see the shadow of the shape, but no bleeding. (I used my black Crayola supertip marker in my Leuchtturm1917 journal. The results might be different if you use a different marker/journal combo, of course!)

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Again, I added some sunflower illustrations along with some seeds, and then added my ripped book page and letter stickers. On the other side of the page, I found a piece of patterned paper with a vintage grid background that I thought would be the perfect space for my to-do list. I like that this gives dimension to the page, but it is still completely usable. If you don’t have patterned paper, you could try using grid paper, have some fun staining some stationery with tea, or simply draw a box as you normally would. I finished the page off with some more stickers and washi tape.

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I hope you these July spreads gave you some inspiration for your bullet journal, and that you have fun going through your stationery collections to see what you can add to your pages! Be sure to tag me on instagram (@michelleyuen_) if you create something based on my spreads, because I’d love to see them and cheer you on!

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

AMZ
Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

AMZ
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

AMZ
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black

AMZ
Crayola SuperTips
Crayola SuperTips

AMZ

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread Ideas | June 2019

Hi everyone! Today I am here to show you my weekly spreads for June, which will hopefully give you some fresh ideas if you’re looking for new layouts in your bullet journal! Most of these layouts will be in my strawberries theme for this month. If you missed my monthly setup (including a free printable cover page illustration), check it out here first. I explained more in depth how to draw the strawberries I’ll be using here.

For my first layout, I wanted to recreate one of my favorite spreads from last month because it worked well for me, and it seemed to be popular with all of you as well! It’s really nice how the same weekly layout can look completely different depending on your theme. :) If you want to see this layout in my bubble tea theme from last month, check it out here.

I really love how this layout leaves lots of space for additional boxes for notes and to-do lists. Most of my layouts will have 2 extra boxes, but this one has three!

For my second layout, I wanted to create an illustration down the center of the spread instead of on the outside edges. I also decided to go with a more whimsical style, with the strawberries and flowers free floating instead of connected like in my past illustrations.

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I also omitted any illustrations of the leaves because these are more complicated and take more time, so this will be a quicker and easier layout!

The next layout features drawings strawberries that have the date drawn inside of them. I drew 7 different berries/clusters - some with one large berry, some with two in a cluster, and some with a flower. It’s fun to play around with the different variations here, and I liked the option of putting one number of the date in each of the double berry clusters!

I really like how bold and bright this spread is with the red borders, and there is plenty of space for notes in each box!

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I always like to include one quick and easy spread each month, just in case you’re too busy to draw a full on illustration. One of my favorite ways to do this is with washi tape. It’s such a fast way to add color and decoration to a page. And anyway, my collection is getting out of hand so any excuse to use some up is always good ;)

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This quick spread is also theme-neutral so you can use it no matter what month/theme you have! I like to use these spreads as my last layout each month, because by the end of the month, you might be tired of the theme you’ve been drawing and using all month anyway ;)

So those are my weekly layouts this month! Hope you were inspired by something here today, and thanks so much for dropping by! Make sure to watch my video if you want to see a full tutorial of these spreads:

SUPPLIES:

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

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Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black

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Crayola SuperTips
Crayola SuperTips

AMZ

🍓Strawberries bullet journal theme with FREE PRINTABLE 🍓 June Plan With Me

The sun has finally come out to stay, and with that, the world is truly coming alive! One thing that is a must every spring is strawberry picking! A grocery store strawberry has nothing on a freshly picked berry that is still warm from the sun. Sadly, this season always seems to be way too short each year, so I wanted to celebrate it by making strawberries my theme for my June bullet journal. 

I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to draw them very well, but they actually weren’t too hard to draw with these few tips:

- make sure you draw the leaves in clusters of three, and with little serrations at the edges

- a little veining detail on the leaves makes a big difference!

- Strawberries naturally spread by sending out runners, almost like vines, so draw a few clusters coming out from your main plant

- for a more realistic look, draw berries and flowers in different stages of ripeness

The berries and flowers are pretty easy to draw, so the leaves are real tricky part. Have a reference photo and/or practice if you feel like you need to! :)

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I have to say, I fall in love with each month’s cover page more than the last, and I really do love how this month’s cover came out. I wanted to share it with you all, so it’s available as a free printable if you’re on my email newsletter list! If not, you can join here.




I made my monthly calendar on the next spread, adding some of that same style of illustration. This is the same layout I used [last month for my bubble tea theme] because it’s my favorite layout for these monthly spreads. 

I don’t know about you, but this time of year always gets super busy, with outdoor activities starting back up, vacations, weddings, BBQs, you name it! I knew I would be busy this month, so I didn’t include some of the spreads that require more attention or filling in, such as trackers or lists. Instead, I created some very fast and simple open ended pages, including a brain dump page and a garden planner page. 

Of course, feel free to switch out these spreads for whatever you need. Just make sure to leave space for any info you’ll need to jot down during this busy season!

Click here to see the weekly spreads I created in this theme!

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

AMZ
Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

AMZ
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

AMZ
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black

AMZ
Crayola SuperTips
Crayola SuperTips

AMZ