These are my M.V.P.s of bullet journal spreads!
It’s so much fun to see how much my style has changed when putting together my bullet journal. Right now I’m in a good place with what I’ve been creating, but I’m also open to trying other planners in the future. For now, I’m truly having a time designing layouts — and wanted to share my favourites with you.
My birthday/honeymoon spread
I absolutely love this spread, which actually kicked off the thought processes I now put behind my bullet journal layouts: what would I like to feature in my layouts? Do I have a lot to do that week, or there very little going on? Do I want to incorporate some room to scrapbook things from my experiences? And so on…
Here, I actually kept things simple and left a lot of room for stickers as well as HP Sprocket print outs. I tried to see which, of the things from our travels, would work — our airport baggage tags did the trick. I also discovered a love for metallic sharpies, which I began to scale back on when I found out they transferred when writing on other pages.
This October spread I designed around some intriguing stickers
I must admit when I first purchased these stickers I was drawn to how odd they looked to me; odd in the sense that they weren’t really my style and the theme didn’t seem to make sense. This layout was quite experimental I love how it turned out. Sometimes you just have to give things the old college try and see if it sticks!
This condensed two-week spread I ended up spilling water on
Welp. It was nice. In fact, still looking at it, I appreciate how clean and straightforward it is. This was also a teachable moment: I spilled water all over this at work, and I learned that gel-style pens aren’t exactly water resistant. I’ve found colourful ballpoint pens I now use to fill out my spreads, which makes managing my clumsiness a little easier. (I’ve had a lot of luck with Papermate ball point pens, which don’t tend to run when you spill water — or in my case, coffee — on the ink.)
This design that will mark the end of my first bullet journal
I must admit, I only put this together because I had a lot of HP Sprocket picture stickers I wanted to incorporate…but had no clue how to do so. Everything ended up working out — and while there isn’t too much space in the daily sections, there’s plenty of space in the notes portion. This was also the week I got the idea to use washi tape to embellish the corners of the boxes! Sure, it’s a small detail, but it gave the layout the proper kind of attention-to-detail I was looking for.
This spread that helped me get through #BCWildfires communications
There was a LOT of planning required of me during the wildfire season. At work, we had so many communications pieces to push out — and time was of the essence. Fortunately I was able to find my way because I forced myself to write down everything and map it all out in this handy spread. August was, oddly enough, also a busy time in my personal life; it seemed there was a lot for us to tackle (and in some cases, enjoy: I added a movie ticket for Crazy Rich Asians in there!) but I think it was just my husband and I trying to make the most of our summer while balancing what was imperative to complete.