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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’.


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!


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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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!


Gifts for Artist – Personalized Leather Sketchbooks

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Our gifts for artist are custom made and one of a kind, just like the artist they are created for. A leather sketchbook is the perfect gift for an artist.

Being the old school bookbindery that we are, we make and sell a variety of sketchbooks for artist, illustrators, writers and dreamers alike! Also, artist ourselves, we have tried and tested each one of these sketchbooks and they have become a daily part of our lives, past just making them.

Our leather sketchbooks are the perfect gifts for artists because there is nothing quite like that feeling of a personalized leather bound sketchbook. Having the artist’s named embossed on their sketchbook will give it that VIP feeling, and add an extra thoughtful touch to an already thoughtful gift.

Our blank paged sketchbooks come in 3 different sizes to suit all your needs! Our standard sketchbook size: 9 x 12 // the mini sketchbook 4 x 6 // and the pocket journal 3.75 x 5.25″.

The Pocket journal

Our pocket journal will literally fit in your pocket. Great for on the go, easy to toss in your bag or pocket! It is available in a vaerity of soft leathers, with blank, crisp, white pages.


The mini sketchbook


Our mini sketchbook is just slightly bigger than our pocket sketchbook, but still the perfect size journal for on the go. With  crisp, white pages and larger surface area, it is perfect for writing and doodling!

And this colored pencil set makes the perfect compliment gift to any one of our sketchbooks.

Embossed Leather Notebooks

These checky embossed leather notebooks come with puns intended! In the same size as our mini sketchbook, and with blank, white pages these journals are great for writing or sketching.


The Constellation sketchbook is one of our most popular gifts for artist AND it comes in our *new* BLACK nubuck leather.

The Refillable Sketchbook Leather Cover  is the gift that will keep giving, as once the artist fills up this sketchbook, all they do is get a new hardbound sketchbook refill.


Leather Rustic Sketchbook

Our classic leather rustic sketchbook will have an artist feeling old-worldly. Get the flap embossed with the artist name, or initials for a personal touch.

Leather Bound sketchbook case

Another refillable option, our leather bound sketchbook case will carry your sketchbook and favorite supplies!

Be sure to check out all of our sketchbooks in the shop.