PEOPLES. what?! // September BUJO Setup

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Hello there!

Oh my! SEPTEMBER?!???!!! WHHHHAAATTT?!

Seriously. Every. Singly

Did I just say singly? Oh well. It fits.

XD

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!

September means (still hot but trying) fall colors starting, fall candles in every nook and cranny in my house, and the leaf garland my family has had since mid 1998. Eheh. sEPtemBeR?!!

Okay. Well.

(These intros are always so very awkward. XD)

I have a new bullet journal setup for September, I hope you enjoy!

I decided to go with the classic leaves theme. I love fall leaves, and after all of the bright, Summery themes, I decided to go with muted, neutral colors. It was a nice break after the color. XD

I used watercolors and a gold paint marker as the main design materials. I also used my Tombow Fudenosuke soft tip brush pen. (I highly recommend either it or the hard tip, so good!)

Now, ehe, the first page isn’t my most favorite, but I do enjoy it combined with the gold calendar. I kept it fairly simple for this month, which I enjoy.

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The next page is my To Do, Reminders and Goals page. I just painted a few different leaves. I’ve been using the theme subjects as this page (see here and here).

The next page is the habit tracker for the month. I painted some leaf doodles around the trackers, and kept it fairly simple.

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This page is the letter trackers page. I used the gold pen and the black pen for the outlines and did the same leaf doodles surrounding.

The next page is the first weekly log of the month, consisting of only leaves.

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The next page is my money tracker. I used the gold, and painted the same branches as the first page.

The next page is the next habit tracker. I turned a few of the leaves, but it’s fairly the same.

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The next page is another weekly log, the same(:

Then, to make this a bit more “fun” I created a brain dump page. This is for fun sentences or doodles. Hehe, I got so excited I started on it already.

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Then I have two pages filled with the end of the weekly logs. On the second page I also have the end of the month recap. A fun little page I like to include sometimes.

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To conclude this theme, I have a “creation” page. For doodles and sketches, things of that sort.

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What did you like about this theme? Do you bullet journal? Let me know in the comments!

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Some Recent Letter Art // Pen Pal Post

Letter Art

Hello!

How are you?

Boy. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a letter/pen pal post.

Today’s The Day!™

Yes.

It’s true, that was a trademark.

Just kidding.

 

Maybe.

Well, recently, when making envelope art, I’ll stick with the same styles per group of letters. Some group may be flowers, some just lettering. Some highlighted. It just depends. I really love making a whole stack of letters that look similar.

Starting Simple.

I’ve found a go-to when it comes to designing envelopes, for me, is just a simple script. It’s so pretty and old-fashioned and simple. And, it doesn’t take that long. I enjoy doing this in large scale and small, like this one below.

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I also love highlighting or outlining the same script. It adds a little pop of “something”, ya know?

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Abstracts.

Abstract shapes and colors are a great way to add some points of interest in your envelope art. I love throwing circles ore triangles or rectangles ore wonky shapes on envelopes. It’s not hard, and it always looks cool!

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Watercolors and Florals.

If you’ve been around here awhile, seen a few of my letter art posts, you’ll know my habits. I always do some sort of florals or watercolor on my envelopes. It doesn’t have to be fancy, little daisies are always cute!

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I’ve been painting flowers in vases a lot. So I put one on an envelope, too. XD It’s simple but very pretty. Pairing this with bold or fancy lettering is always fun, too.

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This one is similar, except there’s an arm. I have no idea why I drew that. XD

What an abnormally large flower.

Colored envelopes are another way to bring a fun somethin’ into your envelope art.

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I went ham with the flowers. Oh dearie me.

I love doing big and bold art with tiny, simple lettering. It’s such a fun envelope to do. Doing something that is simple but maximalist is so fun.

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I hope y’all enjoyed a few recent envelopes! Do you like these kinds of posts? Let me know!

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Which envelope was your favorite? Do you pen pal? What is your favorite color? What is your favorite thing about 2020 so far?

The Latest Goings On // Recents

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HI!

Doing good?

It’s been awhile since I’ve just done a random, throw-everything-forget-nothing kind of post, so that’s what I’m about to embark on. If I don’t make it out, send help.

I’ve found myself snapping random, sometimes black and white photos. I don’t know why, but I’ve been loving capturing the everyday. I need to bring my camera in public more. I find it’s a great way to get some really interesting photos.

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Finding the beautiful out of the ordinary — I love it best.

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Discovering having melty, chocolaty hands touch you isn’t as bad as we might imagine. XD

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“Watermelon is a good fruit — You eat, you drink, and you wash your face.” ~Enrico Caruso

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Oh yeah, here’s Evan. holding (*cough*) our home. Ehehe.

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“The sun never stops shining, sometimes you just have to look through the clouds to see it.”

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I hope you have enjoyed this spurt of randomness. Sometimes I find I rather need it.

Have a lovely rest of your day!

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Which of today’s photos was your favorite? Do you like watermelon? Chocolate? If you’re in school, when do you start? What’s your favorite music genre?

No Way. // August BUJO Setup

August

*slams door*

 

*stomps decidedly to the calendar*

 

*falls down triumphantly, and quite possibly dramatically*

 

 

 

 

*realizes I say this every time but..*

 

A.. AU… *splutters*

…..augggguusstttt?!!?!

Hold up, let me go look at the beginnings of my other posts…

JULY:

“Hi! How are you al– DID I JUST SAY JULY?! Umm, no. Surely not.

RIGHT?

Ahh, unless the automatically against my will pre-set calendar on this computer is deceiving me, it is, indeed, nearly July. (Approx. 6 hours and 55 minutes. *ahem*)

It can’t be stopped. Oh dearie me.”

JUNE:

“*HYPERVINTILATES*

WAHT.

Did I really just write “June” on the title of this post?

I’m just sitting here at my desk watching May drive out my driveway and some weird thing named June is roundin’ the corner. What. The “COVID Months” seem slow, but then at the end of the month I’m just.. flabbergasted.

To put it mildly.”

MAY:

“Hello!

Oh wait… I must’ve mean’t to write January in the title ’cause it sure don’t feel like May!

It’s crazy to think how fast everything’s going.”

APRIL:

“I CANNOT believe April (april!!) is almost here. I can practically touch it! You know what the means?? A quarter of 2020 is already gone. Poof! Like that. Man.”

I gueessss what I’m saying is I get more baffled every month. XD

I just, whoa, August?

I mean’t to start writing this post multiple days ago but alas, here it is August 01. At 6:52 p.m. (:

With August comes a new bullet journal setup, so I thought I would share with y’all!

Since this is technically the last month of Summer (I mean, school starts, Fall starts in September, etc…) I wanted to do a very bright and Summery theme. I chose popsicles in very highlighter-y colors and a very simple bubbley font. It’s fun to turn the pages that are so bright and colorful!

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My next page has two very large popsicles that serve as my to do’s and goals categories.

The next page is my monthly habit tracker which fits with the theme of mini popsicles. Simple, but fun!

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Then I have my first weekly log. I kept it fairly simple, using the same colors to highlight the words.

On the right I have my letter tracker for the month. Last month I used two pages for my letter tracker,  but I realized my usual setup works best. I didn’t really keep up with the “reply to” list. I’ve always made the little square in the corner to check off when I reply, so I thought I would stick to that. It’s what seems to work for me.

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I have my next weekly log, which I just made very simple since the next page is so bold. I really enjoy this layout because I can really use all of my space and write out all I need.

The next page is my money tracker. I have little categories like expenses, total made, total saved, and the weekly amounts I make from my different jobs. Having multiple categories really helps me to see how much I make and how much I need to tithe and such. And, the categories are in the shape of popsicles! Does anyone know the popsicle on the left? It wasn’t really the colors I was using but my brother and I used to get one box of those red, white, and blue popsicles every Summer, so I had to throw it in.

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The next two pages are more trackers and grids and logs for school and music (mostly violin and piano). The first one is a school tracker/planner for each day. We don’t actually start school until September but my brother and I have a few classes starting next week, so I figured this would help out.

The next page is to record my music practice times and what I think I need to work on.

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I have my third weekly log here on the left, which is the same layout as the others.

Then I made another weekly log in a bit more of s grid format.

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Then I have another school log, which is the same layout.

On the next page I have the last of the school activity and the last of the music log.

Below that I have the last of the weekly log as well.

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To close out I have a quote that says “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours” (Dolly Parton) and I used those same colors to brighten the page up.

On the right I have the “farewell August” page, which includes more popsicles(:

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I hope y’all enjoyed this month’s theme! What’d you think? Let me know in the comments!

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Do you like popsicles? What’s your favorite Summer treat? Broccoli or Squash?