Updated: Jun 17, 2022
Nothing will work unless you do. - Maya Angelou
This month I stepped out of my bujo comfort zone and took a dive! My theme was completely different
than my usual florals but figured it was the perfect time to channel my summer vibes. It was all about shells and a summer color palette. Don't you just love?! I'm obsessed.
I love a monthly cover that's cute and functional. The formula for this kind of layout is a bold illustration, a minimal traditional calendar, and a vertical calendar view. The traditional calendar is perfect for color coding events for the month or you can use it as a minimal mood tracker. The vertical spread is a great way to look at the month and make notes for your events. #bujobaetip I split the vertical calendar into 2 to 3 columns so I can compartmentalize my events. I usually can fit my social media calendar, daily events, and work out schedule all on one spread.
WEEKLY SPREAD (with cut out tabs!)
If you have time to bullet journal and set up your months and weeks, I 10/10 recommend this type of spread! Even if you're prepping weekly layouts ahead of time, these kind of spreads are so minimal you maximize these spreads week by week.
So let me start with these tabs! I cut them down and used each tab on the right side to track my productivity, mood, sleep, and hours that I worked on projects. On the left side I filled it with whatever I felt like doing that week. I wrote a weekly review, a quote, mini playlist of the week, and even quick doodles. The ombre tabs were just the cherry on top, and honestly made the spread! Because I layered the tabs with different lengths I decided to put my monthly goals on the first page. As the month went by I could still see my goals.
The weekly spreads don't look like much right away but can be filled in many ways. Whether you need to time block, make a list, journal or do all three! It gives you the creative freedom that you can do in a regular planner.
THE (shell) DOODLES
I never ventured out of drawing floral doodles until now! I approached it like how I draw flowers so it's not so different. I kept it simple in my bullet journal but tackled color for my Patreon sticker sheets. I used the usual Sakura Pigma Micron pens:
Outline 08 tip
Details 05 or 01tips
Line details 005 tip
Solid black 2 tip
For the full flip through and bullet journal set up watch my YouTube video for even more tips.