Bullet Journal

Lettering Tutorials!

Oh, hello there! It's Nicole again, and I'm back with another tutorial! This time, I'm focusing on lettering.

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I've found, that if I think of lettering as another form of drawing, it comes more naturally to me, because it can be broken down into steps exactly like a doodle. Here, I've given you 5 different methods to add some flare to your lettering.

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Once you master the letter A, you can move your way through the alphabet using these simple guidelines. Adding even the tiniest of details can really add some "oomph" to your journals and planners! I like to use my PITT artist pens for lettering because they are so smooth on paper, and the colors really pop!

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If you want to practice, but don't want to dive right into your notebooks, download this free printable practice sheet HERE!

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If you post what you create, be sure to tag us @fabercastellusa & @plansthatblossom so we can see (and maybe even share!) your lovely creations!

Thanks for stopping by! Keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom


Banner & Paper Scrap Doodles!

Hi there, you creative soul, you!

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I'm back with another planner tutorial. I love creating these for my journal, because they are just so versatile. They can be used alone for decoration or used as headers for text. Plus, they are just so fun to create!

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These 7 tutorials break down the steps easily so you're able to recreate these for your own planners. It's almost as if you are able to have 7 different types of sticky notes at your disposal to use however you wish!

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If you're not the doodling type, but would like to utilize these banners and paper scraps, download a fun and free printable HERE!

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Thanks for stopping by, keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom


Mood Trackers For Your Journal!

Hi there! I'm back with more trackers, but this time, I'm talking MOODS!

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Here I've shown you 12 different simple weekly mood trackers that you can use in your journal! These can be expanded to cover a whole month, or simplified for each day.

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Happy days, sad days... mad days... let's face it, we've all been there. I enjoy tracking my moods because it helps me learn more about myself. I can recognize what triggered me, or what made me happy. This way,  I'm abler to regroup, and focus on the good. It's also a nice way to look back on your month without having to go into too much detail.

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One misconception about mood tracking is that its bad too have too many days with the same type of mood, or that you are considered negative if you have too many bad days. This really "grinds my gears" because honesty is a very important aspect of journaling. If you can't be honest with yourself in your journal, how can you grow and learn?You don't need to track this many moods if it doesn't suit you, OR you can add other moods if you want a more thorough evaluation of your well being. That's the beauty of bullet journaling... it's for you - by YOU! PTB_TreatTracker
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Please enjoy this free printable monthly mood tracker that I created based on one of my most popular mood trackers. I hope you enjoy! You can Download Here

Thanks for stopping by - keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom


Journaling Add-On & Embellishment Tutorials!

Hi there! I'm back with another doodle tutorial to fill your journals with that little something extra!

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Here, I've shown you 7 different ways to add some flare to your journals. I love all things stationery and paper - I collect washi tape, stickers - you name it, I've got it! However, there is something a little more satisfying about adding these elements yourself by drawing them!FC_PTB_EmbTut3

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Using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens, I've given you the steps to amp up that lovely journal of yours!

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For added effect, I like to use color, shading, and even highlighting to really make them POP off of the page!

Give these simple 4 step tutorials a try, and make sure to share them with us! We love to see your creations!

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As a bonus, I've created another free printable for you! You can grab it HERE

Thanks for stopping by - keep creating!!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom


Let's talk about the weather!

The weather is an essential part of our lives. Given the fact that on the east coast, it has been raining seemingly nonstop, I figured it would be a good time to discuss how the weather affects our days and how we can track it in our journals!

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Here, I've shown you how to doodle 7 different weather icons. These are very simple to do and can be completed in just 2 steps.

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I've also shown you 6 different ways to track the weather in your journal. Some people like to peek at the forecast and record it ahead of time, while others like to track it day by day. I personally like to track the weather the night before, so I know what to expect.

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For me, tracking the weather is very important since I travel for work, and I have a 4 year old in pre-school. It helps me prepare for the day ahead. Do I need to leave earlier because of a storm? Do I need to dress my child in a jacket or rain boots? Will I have to cancel my plans for the day? Do I have to water my plants or will mother nature do the work for me? There are infinite reasons why tracking weather is important, but it's also a fun little doodle snapshot of the day!

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Not sure about creating your own weather icons? Download this free printable HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Keep creating!

-Nicole

@plansthatblossom

 


Elevated Corners For Your Journal!

Hi there! I'm back with 7 ways to elevate the corners of the boxes in your journal! Whether they are for your headers, to-do lists, or even fun page borders, these corners will add something a little special to your layouts!

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Starting with one corner at a time, work through the 4 steps of each corner design. I'd recommend using pencil to start with and then finishing off with some Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens for color, shading, and detail!

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This is an easy approach to upgrade your layouts. If you think about the corners individually instead of the box as a whole, the process is much more manageable!

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Want to snag a free printable? Download HERE!

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Thanks, keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom


Summer Doodle Tutorials

Hi there! Tired of the cold? Sick of the snow? Well here are 5 Summer doodle tutorials to give your journal a little sunshine!

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With the end of Memorial Day Weekend, comes the unofficial start of the Summer season! What better way to celebrate than to add these little cuties to your spreads for a bit of fun?

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These were all done in 3 simple steps, because Summer is all about taking it easy! Once you've completed your doodles, feel free to add some color and detail to make it more fun! I'd recommend using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens since their colors are so vibrant and fun - perfect for Summer!

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In addition to these tutorials, I'm giving you a free printable of summer doodles to use however you like!

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You can grab it Here!

Keep Creating! Cheers!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom

 

 


Journal Sticky Notes!

Hi there!

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I've created 6 fun sticky note tutorials for you to use in your journals! These are very common in sketch-noting as they help reminders, important notes, lists and even powerful quotes stand out!

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Beginning with a simple square, follow just 3 easy steps to make your own sticky notes. 

All of these were created using my beloved Pitt-Artist Pens. Add color to make them fit a theme and add shadows to make them pop right off the page!

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Interested in a free sticky note printable? Grab it HERE!

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Keep creating!


Habit Tracking

My name is Nicole, and I am a habit tracker addict!

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One of my favorite parts of bullet journaling is tracking, so Faber-Castell USA and I are bringing you a list of ideas! Color coded, of course... because look at those stunning pitt artist pen colors!

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Planners enjoy tracking for accountability and productivity... to keep up with a good habit, or even stop a bad one... to get serious about life, or to slow down a little and make time for fun and self care.

I've broken these ideas into 8 categories: self care, hobby, work/school, health/fitness, home/chores, finances, family/friends, and a few others...

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Remember that these can be personalized with whatever habits fit your lifestyle. While self-improvement can be wonderful, try not to set unrealistic or outlandish goals for yourself based on other people's expectations. If you are someone who has just started to lose weight, tracking your steps could be a great starting point. If you are someone who is anxious, tracking your moods could be a great first step. If you are a workaholic, try to see if you can set 15 minute breaks a few times a day. If you are an artist or writer lacking inspiration, try to find a new way to be creative.

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I've created 3 pages of habit tracking templates for you! Daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly! Get them HERE

Happy tracking - keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom

 


18 Planner Icon Tutorials!

Hi there!

Here are 18 tiny planner icon tutorials that can used in your journals and planners!

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Did you know that I like to doodle? I’m very subtle about it... so it’s ok if you didn’t pick up on that. (kidding!)

My favorite part of doodling in my journal is that it not only allows me to be creative, but gives me the ability to say a lot with a little... ie. Tiny planner icons! These icons can be used for appointments, chores, weather forecasts, self-care time, holidays, or even traveling! You can use them as task markers for your day, or you can shrink them a bit and use them to track your habits!

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The possibilities are truly endless... they are so tiny and simple to draw, anyone can do it (I promise!)

Naturally, I have included a fun free printable of planner icons for you to enjoy! Grab it HERE!

All pens used in these tutorials are Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens - my favorite!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep creating!