Also known as the layout that tested my patience and resolve not to lose it and scream! It helped that my toddler was asleep and screaming would wake him. There’s video evidence of this saga.
It actually took two attempts to film this:
Attempt 1: Accidentally pushed start while setting the camera up. Once I was ready to start filming, I hit the start button again which meant the camera stopped filming. Thankfully I figured this out before getting really into decorating the layout.
Attempt 2: I am actually struggling for words to describe this video. The second attempt was more successful as I actually filmed the process. This process happened to include ripping my bullet journal page as well as messing up a pretty bold, attention-grabbing stamp.
As you can guess, I am not particularly happy about this layout. It took a lot of patience and staying CALM (there’s my word (: ), and honestly, I haven’t looked at it, or the previous page (this week’s layout) since ripping it. The good news is, since this is a bullet journal, I can just start fresh again next week. Once the page turns, I can move on with it.
- Scribbles That Matter bullet journal
- Hand-drawn White Rabbit sticker
- Tombow Dual Brush-Tip Pens
- Blue – #493
- Purple – #676
- Red – #743
- Blush – #772
- Tombow Mono Drawing Pens in sizes 01, 03, and 05
- Studio L2E “Labels and Tabs Sentiments” stamp set
- Hero Arts Poly Clear “Fun Day Planner”
- Studio Calico and One Little Bird “Mom Life”
- Brilliance Pigment Ink stamp pad
For this week I decided to draw the White Rabbit. He is obsessed with time and next week happens to be Daylight Savings Time. As a mom to a very active, resistant-to-change toddler, this is a big deal in my house. I thought using the White Rabbit and seeing him in my planner, would help make the week more tolerable (see above as to why this logic is flawed :S).
As usual, I outlined my pages with colour. In my video I explain how I choose my colours. Next I did my lettering and outlined it to help it pop. I also filled out my days and outlined them as well. I’m not a big fan of the lighter colour for the days of the week, but lesson learned.
In my video you will also see the process for lettering my quotes. This is something I really want to practice more so I have been using my quotes/squares pages to do so. I used pencil to figure out the layout and lettering first, then, GENTLY, erased the pencil markings after I outlined the lettering in pen. I rely more on “faux” calligraphy when lettering smaller words.
As usual, I included the photo box and journal box. I have found that I really like have the memory keeping aspect in my layouts. It forces me to stay present throughout the week and take lots of pictures. This in turn helps my actual memory keeping planner (which I will be sharing soon) giving me options for pictures. It does not help my phone/cloud storing situation :P.
The other thing I wanted to mention, I did a voice over in this week’s video. Please let me know if you prefer that to the music that plays.
Overall, I’m happy I could share what life can really be like when it comes to creative planning. Things don’t always go the way you want and you are able to see my go to fixers. The biggest lesson I learned was not to be so aggressive with the eraser. That’s my take away from this week’s layout.
If you have any additional comments or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Have a great week!