Monday, May 25, 2020

Bujo Weekly Spreads

Good morning bloggerville!  Let me start by first thanking all of those military who lost their lives during service to our country and their families.  Memorial Day seems to be one of those holidays that get lost in the shuffle of everyday life.  I don’t feel that it ever gets the attention it deserves.

I took advantage of the extended weekend to get a jumpstart on my June layout for my bullet journal (bujo - such a cute little nickname!).  I had been searching Pinterest for just the right weekly spread for me and stumbled across this article.

I decided I didn’t really want a monthly spread as I feel it is repetitive. Unfortunately, I mis-measured and mis-counted on my first weekly spread.  Instead of tearing it out or glueing pages together, I decided to embrace my one little word for 2020 - progress, not perfection.

What I was looking for was something that had room to do my meal planning as well as any appointments or specific calendar items.  I also wanted this to leave room for my a chore list and habits list, as well as a to do and to purchase.  I know, a tall order, but I think I will be happy with this.

I did realize very quickly, though, that my ink was bleeding through.  Luckily I left a couple of blank pages for my monthly cover page.

 I completed all of my weekly spreads before I decided on a theme for June.  In the end, I decided to just go with some flowers.

Then it was time to go back and do the top of my first weekly spread.  One of my goals this month is to start practicing some lettering.  I’m great with Word and coming up with printed fonts, but not so much with altering my own handwriting.  I’d really like to work on that.
 For my color palette for June, I’m using Close To My Heart inks in Honey, Pear and Sorbet.  For markers, I realized my daughter had destroyed a lot as her younger self.  She used to write very heavy!  So I ended up with ShinHan Touch in Y222 and Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Twisted Citron and Abandoned Coral.
 The stamp sets I’ll be using are Close To My Heart Beloved Bouquet and It’s the Little Things.
I’ll give this spread a couple of weeks to see how it works for me before I start on July’s.

Let me know if you have any tips/tricks!

Until next time,

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