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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.

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Bullet Journal Calendar Plan with Me November 2017 – Blue Sky Papers Art Journal VLog

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

A Bullet Journal Calendar Cover page creation in my Blue Sky Papers leather Sketchbook to finish this year strong. Plan with me this November in this new video.

Hello November,

I cannot believe it is already the second to last month in 2017! November is one of my favorite months, as this is when the leaves start to change, and it feels like ‘the calm before the storm’….the storm being all the craziness that the holidays and end of the year bring. With only 61 days left in this year, it is time to sit down and reevaluate your life….hehe okay, not really. But it is a good time to review those goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year and check in where you’re at with them.

You may have met some of those goals, or maybe you let them fall to the side a long time ago. That’s okay. The year isn’t over yet, and you can still set good intentions to finish your year out strong. You may not have time to train and run that marathon, but you can still finish a book or two, and sign up for that yoga class you were going to back in January but never did. (Just do it!)

Use your sketchbook as a place to journal, reflect and plan. With the blank pages there is plenty of room for you to draw, write and paste in little bits of inspiration that will keep you motivated through out the month. Make a Bullet Journal Calendar cover page each month, to set your intentions and to help keep you motivated all month long.

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Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many goals. Keep it simple and pick a few small ones that you can accomplish this month. Don’t be intimidated by the ‘blank canvas’ and the pressure to make your page pretty either. JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT. Let yourself be inspired. If you are having trouble getting started, just print out a calendar; paste it in and then college in other things that interest you to create an inspiration Bullet Journal Calendar cover page.

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I taped in Polaroid pictures I took, little flowers and a page from a poetry book that I like. I included some watercolor and doodling in mine, and tried to keep with the theme of ‘fall’. I had a lot of fun (and it was very relaxing) making these pages, and filmed a little video to show you my process.

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Below I am including a list of the products I use in this video, incase you’re interested.

If this video is something you like, let us know in the comments, give the video a thumbs up on youtube and in the meantime, we will be dreaming up more content for you!