April Plan With Me Bullet Journal Setup w/ FREE PRINTABLE | Wildflowers Theme

Who else is SO excited that it is finally Spring and April is just around the corner?? I feel like this winter has been so long (although really, it always feels that way to me) and I am so ready for the weather to warm up.

For this month’s spread, I created a wildflower meadow theme, which is getting me even MORE excited for all the spring flowers and outdoor activities! I also included some bunnies and butterflies to complete these scenes.

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Next to my monthly cover page, I illustrated a flower wreath with a quote inside. This artwork is my free printable of the month, which gets sent out in my email newsletter - you can sign up for it here if you’re not already!

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These cover spreads always take the most time for me because there is so much illustration - but I always LOVE the final look, and they are my favorite spreads to see when flipping through my journal, so it’s worth the time and effort it takes!

For my monthly overview, I created a large open calendar with a box for my goals for the month and drew another border of wildflowers along the bottom. Keeping the calendar simple and open with just horizontal dividers and no outlines or vertical lines is a huge timesaver! I can’t be the only one who get bored of drawing so many straight lines, so I like to cut them out when I can ;)

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Next, I created a really simple braindump page, which will just be a space for me to write down any random thoughts I have throughout the month that don’t need a full page to themselves.

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To be honest, I was getting lazy and didn’t want to draw another huge assortment of wildflowers so I just scattered a few along the outlines of the page, but I actually LOVE the dainty effect it gave!

The final spread is pretty much the exact same favorites spread that I created in my March bullet journal setup, because I loved how it worked out!

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If you’ve been around for a bit, you know that I love to create all my weekly spreads for a month with one layout design at the very beginning so I don’t have to worry about it each week. I didn’t include them in this video this time because next week I’ll be doing a video on 5 Weekly Layout Ideas, so stay tuned for that!

So that is all from me today - thanks for stopping by, and happy planning!

SUPPLIES USED:

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

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

AMZ

10 Lettering Ideas with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Today I am sharing 10 lettering ideas to create with Tombow Dual Brush Pens - perfect for your bullet journal! I’m using the Tropical set, but of course you can use any colors you want, or different types of brush/colored markers!

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This video is the second of this Headers series - if you missed the first video, you can watch it here.

Here are some close up shots of the 10 styles, and you can watch my video for in-depth instructions and demos for each of them!

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I still wanted to stick to very easy styles for now that will hopefully help beginners to lettering or bullet journaling. If you want to see more complicated styles or a specific type of header (i.e. brush lettering, illustrated headers), let me know in the comments below!

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

AMZ
Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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

AMZ

Leuchtturm1917 Journal Review | Bullet Journal supplies

I’ve been using the Leuchtturm1917 for my bullet journaling for the past few months so I thought it was time to do a full, in-depth review! I know there are many journal and supply options for bullet journalers and that makes it hard to decide what to buy. Hopefully this will help you!

Basic info:

  • 5.75 by 8.25 inches

  • 249 numbered, dot grid pages

  • Slightly cream colored pages (not bright white)

  • Available in a wide range of solid colors

  • Pocket in the back

  • Three ribbon bookmarks

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The Leuchtturm1917 journal is pretty affordable and easily available ($20 on Amazon), and has a durable hard cover. I also love that it has a lot of pages!

However, with these upsides, there are some downsides. For one, the pages are a little on the thin side. There is a bit of ghosting with certain pens (see the end of my video for pen tests). There also aren’t many options for decorative covers, although there is definitely a good range of colors.

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Overall, I think this journal is great for:

  • Beginners to bullet journaling

  • If you like a simple aesthetic

  • If you like to write a lot/need lots of pages

  • If you have a low/mid-range budget

I hope this review was helpful for you to decide if this is the right journal for you! If you are new to bullet journaling and don’t know what is important to you in a journal yet, this is a solid option to start with. If you end up hating it, at least it will help you to discover what elements are important for you in a journal!

If there are any other journals/supplies you are curious about, please let me know in the comments down below!

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Black
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Black

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

AMZ
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Berry
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Berry

AMZ
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Emerald
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Emerald

AMZ
Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

AMZ
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - 24

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

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March Plan With Me | Free Printable

Come plan with me and see how I set up my bullet journal for March 2019! This month, I created an evergreen forest theme with some ideas for adapting this for more spring-like leaves as well.

I know that the start of Spring is technically in March, so this theme might seem a bit too winter-y, but it’ll still be a while until it really warms up where I live! And I think it actually worked out perfectly because there’s an option to switch some of the pine needle illustrations into more spring-like leaves halfway through the month. There’s also the option to use these leafy branches instead of the pine needles on the cover page! I also really wanted to include a little cabin illustration because I’ll be going on a little getaway to a B&B in the forest at the end of March so I thought that would be a fun element to include :)

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This month’s cover page is available as a free printable, which you can get by signing up for my newsletter (and you’ll also get all my future printables straight to your inbox too!).

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On the other side of my cover page, I quickly lettered a quote that has really been encouraging me lately: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” It’s a good reminder that when things are hard, that’s just the price you have to pay sometimes to see some results - and they might be long-term results, so don’t give up!

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As always, I created all my weekly layouts for the month in one sitting, but this time I switched things up a bit and did different variations with the same basic blueprint. The first one follows most closely with the monthly theme with two borders of pine branches going down the sides of the pages. I used a Tombow dual brush pen and my Uniball Signo white gel pen to create the headers for the days of the week.

For a quicker variation, you can run two strips of washi tape instead of the branch illustrations, like I did for my 2nd layout. It gives a very different but equally pretty effect :) I love this mushroom washi tape I got in this washi set from Amazon.

The third week of March was a perfect time to bring in those leafy branches I mentioned since the first day of spring is that week! Drawing these branches is similar to the pine needles but with leafy oval shapes instead of little strokes. I love that you can get such a different look by just changing one little element! This layout was the perfect way to transition to spring while still looking cohesive with the beginning layouts of the month.

My last weekly layout was another quick washi one, using another roll from that same washi set.

Next, I created a page for me to keep track of tv, books, and music for the month. I just drew some freeform boxes and decorated with more pine branches and some dropshadows. Super quick and easy, butI love how this came out! This layout would can be easily adapted for any little things you need to keep track of for the month!

Finally, I created a space for my monthly favorites - this is usually where I include the things I’ve been eating most that month, my favorite of the books and movies I’ve read/watched, the makeup/clothes I’ve been wearing that month. Just random fun stuff :)

And that’s all for this month’s bullet journal setup! I hope you enjoyed and that this gave you some ideas. Happy planning!

SUPPLIES USED:

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

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

AMZ

10 super easy HEADER STYLES for your bullet journal

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing 10 super easy header styles to use in your bullet journal/planner! These are great for beginners or if you just need something really quick while starting a list or page.

For this first set of header styles, I wanted to stick to the most basic styles - so NO brush lettering or script, crazy design elements, or adding in different colors (although I do throw in a white gel pen for one example). Many of the examples use drop shadows because they are the easiest way I have found to add some weight and interest to my text.

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Above is a photo of all 10 styles together, but you can watch the video below to see them in action:

Would you like to see another video in this series? Let me know in the comments below what kind of lettering you’d like more ideas for (script, block letters?)

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