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Welcome to my bullet journal! In my search for improvements in organization and productivity in April, I began bullet journaling, a planner system created by a guy named Ryder Carroll [introduction to bullet journaling]. Over the years, people have adapted the system to make it their own, using it as a creative outlet on top of simple organization. I personally learned about it when Jialin/Spotlight linked me to [this blog].

I will update this portfolio with weekly spreads at the start of every week, and I will upload monthly spreads near the beginning of each month. Hope you enjoy!


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A bullet journal can be created with by having two simple supplies: a notebook and a pen. However, I really enjoy the creative part of the system, which helps me feel more accountable for actually using the journal.

Here is the stationery I currently use:
  • Scribbles That Matter A5 Dotted Notebook (Pink)
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens
  • Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens
  • Stabilo Boss Original Pastel Highlighters
  • Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
 
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I'll start this thread off by showing the first few pages of November! I did a feathery/dreamy theme this time, making use of pastel purples and blues. Some of the colors are a bit whited out because I edited the images for better lighting, but I hope you still enjoy.

The weekly spread is adapted from one that christina77star used. Bonus points if you know where the quote comes from.

 

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this song is stuck in my head
 

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Tried to go a little simpler, but it still ended up taking long.

 

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Last week of November!
 

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I slacked on my real bullet journal to make spreads for a project in my design class. The basic requirements were to create a sixteen-page book of your choice using InDesign. I ended up making life hard for myself by doing this idea (photo albums would have been much easier), but at least it was mildly fun. If people are interested, I can link to my process documentation, which includes sketches and digital iterations, when I write it up.

 

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I got my life back together and caught up to the present in my real bullet journal.
 

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Yay background change. Somehow got those snowflakes to work on paper in this one!
 

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I actually did this one on time, but I never got around to updating my portfolio whoops.
 

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looks so cute!! the calligraphic letters look beautiful, seriously each spread is flawless ;o;
makes me want to start a bullet journal too for 2019!~
 

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You have a great bullet journal! love the doodle,s so artistic!! I defo see AmandaRachLee vibes in your spreads haha
how are the Tombow Dual Brush Pens?? I've wanted them for so long but they're also sooo expensive :(
been thinking of getting them recently though - especially for use as a sort of watercolor/coloring in a background type of thing where I wouldn't use my highlighters - would you recommend them?
 

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@Klave Using Tombows for watercolors isn't amazing in most dotted journals, though I did a little bit of the effect here when I was a brush pen noob. Basically rubbed the pen on plastic and picked it up with a water brush to stroke on the notebook. I usually use my Tombows everywhere in my journal, mainly for any coloring and for bigger pieces of calligraphy. The colors are gr9, and so far they've been worth it. I use the Tombow Fudenosuke pens for smaller calligraphy, and I highly recommend those.

But anyway, welcome to 2019! These beginning spreads are absolutely recreations of some of AmandaRachLee's 2019 spreads, though I didn't include half of the stuff and made a few changes here and there. I liked the black and white aesthetic. Also ty mi luva @Karolina for sending a bunch of stencils my way for Christmas! <3


And now for January! Theme is royalty because it's my birthday month AND my name means "queen." This month is all about slaying. :)[/color]

 
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Ahhhh! I'm so jealous of your bullet journal!! It looks so beautiful, I love it!

I've been bullet journaling myself for a little over a year now, started in about September 2017 because my life was just becoming an unorganized hot mess, and the bullet journaling has really been helping me. Seeing all the beautiful journals makes me feel inspired to do more with mine, haha. I'm trying to be more creative with mine this year since I've been simplistic the past year or so, and I feel like this thread has given me some ideas going forward into the coming months, since I already have January all done.
 

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@Thundawave : Ahh I see hmm I ordered one tombow to see what it's like before committing to a pack of 10 bright colours, they always do look fine when I see other ppl use them 👌
I have a black fudenosuke but idk I don't vibe with it, it's a bit too rigid for me to properly do any calligraphy type lettering. I've got on much better with Crayola supertips (super cheap as well, and good colours) or just using my Muji pens and lettering that way

ahaha you've inspired me, I might post my own bullet journal

2019 looking good !!
 

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You know the drill: spread was done on time, but I never uploaded the image that sat on my phone for days. :upsidedown:

The other half of the spread was my weekly class schedule, so obviously I’m not going to broadcast it to the internet.

 

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@Bunnie Probably one of my favorite color combinations! I love pink and purple on their own, and mixing bold shades of each color is gr9.

Back to the blue sheets now that I'm in my dorm again. It's a lil minimal and I screwed up on "events" (accidentally used the wrong color and had to go over it with correction tape and the right color). But it's done, and that's what matters.

 

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I'm loving the royal theme! That January cover page and colour scheme is so beautiful. Also that gradient text is gorgeous, I have no idea how to even do that with markers.

This theme suits you so much, you slay every month of the year <3
 

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I do my gradients by rubbing a bit of the purple on the plastic case of the Tombows and then pick up a tiny bit at a time with the blender marker. Then I go over the letters from bottom to top.

And here's this week's spread! Basically a rehash of one of my November spreads with the theme changed up.

 
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