Summer Journal Prompts

Sharing with you a set of journaling prompts I created for my Summer Daily Journal project.  Hope that these prompts can help you jumpstart your own journaling about the summer season.

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I’ll be sharing pages from my Summer Journal next week on my instagram.   Hope I can inspire you to start your own Summer Journal too. 🙂

P.S.
Check out my Blogpost for the Gossamer Blue Blog where I’ve shared about how I made my Summer Journal.  All supplies used in this project are from the Gossamer Blue April Main Scrapbook kit.

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Dotted TN Insert from Yumi Journals

Here’s how I’ve been using my Dotted TN Insert by Yumi Journals.   I received mine from The Stationer Extraordinaire.   It comes in 85 gsm, ivory dotted paper, perfect for people who love to do bullet journaling.  It fits any regular sized Traveler’s Notebook.   And, the best part ….  it’s fountain pen friendly, yay!

I’m always drawn to journals that have a plain cover.   I decorated it with a piece of chipboard from the Gossamer Blue Feb Life Pages kit.

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The cover is in Midnight.

I’m using this journal to help me organize my creative life.   Because one of my creative goals is to write at least 20 blogposts for 2017, I used the first page to jot down ideas.   I really enjoy writing things down;  it helps me to remember ideas better.  Love how the dotted paper makes my handwriting look neater.

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I love using ephemera and stickers on my journals.

I also wrote down the museums/art spots I have visited and plan to visit.  I feel quite proud of myself for thinking of an icon system to differentiate each item. A shaded circle will indicate that a blogpost has already been done, a circle with a dot inside means I have been to that art spot, while a blank circle means I have yet to visit the place.

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Written with a Kaweco Fountain Pen

On the next pages, I plan to write about other things relevant to my creative life like workshops/classes to attend, craft project ideas and many more.

You can order your own Dotted TN Insert by Yumi Journals here.

Ephemera and stickers I used in this project are from the Gossamer Blue February Kits.  You can order these from here.

December Daily

I first heard about December Daily from Ali Edwards.   It’s about creatively “documenting the 25 days leading up to Christmas. ”    Every year, she and chosen designers come up with several kits for documenting the season.  Kit contents include scrapbook cards, stickers, ephemeras and more.  Instead of buying new Christmas themed kits, I decided to just shop within my own stash.  I was surprised to find that I had Christmas themed items from years before.

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For this project, I mainly used stickers from Claus & Co. made by Simple Stories, scrapbook cards from Project Life and Simple Stories and Christmas themed stamp sets from Hero Arts.

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I started by making my own Christmas themed prompts then searching over Pinterest for other prompt ideas.  On the last week of November, I started prepping the pages of my journal so that when the actual day comes, I will only just write.  Sometimes I wrote in lists.

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Sometimes in paragraphs.

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Some of the prompts I chose were embarrassing to share in public, so I decided to share them #beforethepen instead. 🙂

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I really enjoyed making this Christmas project.  It felt really good to be reminiscing about my past Christmases as well as celebrating this current season.  Hope that you can try doing this simple project next season.

For a flip through of my favorite pages in my December Daily, go here.

My 2017 DIY Calendar

Last year, I had planned on making a calendar that I would sell and give as gifts to family and friends.  Because I was not very good in calligraphy or watercolor and with zero knowledge of Photoshop, I failed.  Anyway, I decided to just go ahead and make a calendar for myself in the best way I could, stamping!

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The great thing about this project is that I used materials that I already had at home.  I bought the jotter pad from National Bookstore, the Concord & 9th script stamp set and Memento ink pad from Lasting Impression.

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I decided on just doing quotes in a black and white color scheme to make it simple yet classy.

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While I didn’t spend any money on this project, it did cost me 2 hours to make.    So, why did I go through the trouble of spending precious time on a project when I could just buy any calendar from the bookstore in a jiffy?  I love how it’s personal.  I specifically chose quotes that matter a great deal to me.  Every time I look at the monthly calendar, I feel inspired and motivated, no matter what circumstances I am in.

Have a great year ahead, everyone! 🙂

Keepsake 2017 Planner

It’s December … the most wonderful time of the year when people begin to choose which planner they will use for next year.   Let me just quickly share with you one of the planners I’m using next year, the Keepsake 2017 Planner from Get Filed.

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The planner measures 7.5 x 5.25 x 7.5 in.  It comes with 100 gsm beautiful dotted white paper and is Smyth sewn.  It also has monthly inspirational quotes designed by Drew Europeo of Calligrafikas.

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And the best part … it’s undated! So you don’t have to wait until January 2017 to begin. I’ve been using mine since October!

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Although this planner can be used for planning, I’ve decided to turn it into a “keepsake” like its name suggests, a place where I can journal and jot down the tiny memories I have of each day of the year.

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Sometimes I write about the best part of the day, the things I did, things I bought,  new restaurants I have tried.  Anything, really.   No rules, no pressure.  I also like decorating the pages with stickers.

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Because of our ‘busy’ lives, it’s really challenging to commit to daily journaling.  I like doing it in a planner because there’s less fear of the big blank page and there’s less pressure to fill a huge space up.  It only takes me about 5 minutes to do my daily journaling in the Keepsake.

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It’s so therapeutic to see how the whole weekly spread comes together at the end of the week.  I’m excited to fill up this planner with a whole year’s worth of memories.

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You can order this planner through Get Filed or at Fully Booked.

I’m currently having a Keepsake 2017 Planner giveaway on my instagram.  Check the details here.