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March Journal Prompts for Writers and Artist from Blue Sky Papers

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

March Journal Prompts for writers and artist needing inspiration to jump start their daily journaling. These March Journal Prompts will help you get past the fear of a blank page. You can download the list of free journal prompts to glue into your journal/sketchbook, to get you going daily. And if you keep scrolling down, you’ll see our, ‘create your own luck’ print available to download, as well!

I love creating easy prompts to get my “juices” flowing. I think of it as a warm up (like what you would do before working out), or like when you were in elementary school and your teacher would have ‘morning work’ or a certain little routine your class did each day to get the day started.

Even if (especially if…)  you don’t have a creative job, I think, we, as creatives need a daily dose of creative activity in our life to keep us happy and inspired in the other areas of our lives. And even if you do have a job that allows you to get creative everyday, I think it’s important to exercise those creative muscels in new ways.

If you’re feeling in a creative rut, try these March Journal Prompts (or create your own) to help you get unstuck!

Feel free to share these prompts on your instagram, pinterest, Facebook, etc!

My intentions  are to do a mix up of writing and art journaling with these March Journal Prompts,  doing some of them in my bullet journal and the rest in my sketchbook.

Below, I made this ‘Create Your Own Luck’ print for you to include in your bullet journal, if you want. It has 31 little 4 leaf clovers on it, so you could also use it as a goal tracker as well, coloring in one for each day.

 

I choose this quote to help remind me that each day we get the opprotunity to create our own luck. For me, that means working hard towards my goals and not sitting around waiting to get lucky!

You can download the print here:  2-Create-your-own-luck_Blue-Sky-Papers
and resize it to fit to your journal.

Considering we are a book bindery, I am a bit of a journal junkie. I wish I was organized enough to work in only one, but I have a different journal for everything, and one to toss into just about every bag I own. So, through out this month of journaling and sharing, you will see me working in my writing journal, my mini sketchbook and travel journal (and probably whatever other journal is within reach that particular day ;P ).

Will you be joining in with these March Journal prompts? Do you find these sort of thing helpful/fun? Let us know in the commmnets!

Plan with Me December Bullet Journal Cover Page

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Plan with Me for the month of December and get your planner set up for the month ahead with this retro winter bullet journal cover page.

Plan with Me December

Hello December, the last and busiest month of the year! You always sneak up so fast after Halloween and Thanksgiving. And although, we know it’s not true, this year you seemed to come sooner. But that’s okay, because with a little bit of journaling and pre-planning for the month, I’m ready for you!

Last month, I had so much fun sharing with you my Plan with Me November journal page and vlog. It also got a great response, so I decided to do it again for the month of December!

You can watch the Plan with Me December video below, but I have also included a few close up pictures of the spread in this post as well.

For this video, I choose to switch things up a bit and get out of my sketchbook and start a new (more traditional) bullet journal. I’m using the Blue Sky Papers Leather Refillable Composition Notebook for this months set up. I loved setting up these pages, as the graphing paper in the composition notebook really helped me keep things ‘nice and neat’.

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I mentioned in the video that I was having a hard time getting this page started. I just didn’t know exactly what I wanted to plan out, or what theme I wanted to go with. Then, I started watching other youtuber’s planner videos for inspiration and  got further discouraged because mine wasn’t looking as ‘cool’. Whompwhomp. Do you ever get like that?

So I forced myself out of my funk, and turned off the other videos (I still can see their inspo though). I decided I was going to go with a winter wonderland theme, and stay away from anything with too much red and green (one of my least fav color combos).

Atlas, I still ended up using a redish and greenish color combo, and couldn’t seem to stay away form the Christmas vibe. I got inspired by a vintage station wagon I saw in a magazine and mini christmas tree that I cut out, so I landed on a retro christmas theme that I think turned out VERY cute!

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I will fill out the blank spots through out the month, and hope to film a video soon of my weekly spread layouts to share with you.

If you’re enjoying our art/bullet journaling content, let us know! Give our youtube account a like and subscribe!

Also, let us know what type of videos + creative journaling content you like in the comments!

AND if you create a bullet journal page inspired by ours, please tag us on instagram at @Blueskypapers so we can see!