Time for another Plan With Me post – my November Bullet Journal Setup.
This time I decided to do a floral Bullet Journal theme but use no colors, all black and white.
November arrived earlier than expected, and as a dinner party – I wasn’t quite ready to host it properly. Yes, it means that my journals didn’t have a single November page by the time the month started.
But better late than never, right?! As soon as the weekend arrived, I was glued to my journal for hours. Below is the result of my hard work – my Bullet Journal spreads for November.
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First, let me round up all the supplies I used since I know there’ll be at least one reader wondering about it. My monthly colors are black and white, so you’d think I didn’t use that many supplies right? Wrong!
First and foremost are of course my fineliners – they really are the most important element of my November. I used Sakura Pigma Micron (of course, my favorites), but I also gave a chance to Kuretake Zig Mangaka pens. I really love my Kuretake fineliners now, and I’ll definitely be writing a complete review once I’ve used them for longer.
Usually, for a black-and-white theme, you don’t really need a white pen – the white of the paper plays that role.
However, for me it was different – my white Uniball Signo gel pen was a savior to my spreads! Somehow I made quite a few mistakes during my setup, and this little pen helped me to make sure that it’s all unnoticeable.
Just a warning – it worked for me because my paper is pure white. If your journal’s paper is cream-colored you might have a white blotch instead, so make sure to check it first.
I also gave a try for my new letter stencils. I always like to have the same lettering font in all my monthly setups; I think it kind of brings the whole theme together. That’s why I decided to use the stencils for that this month. With how long it’s going to take to do all the drawings, I thought it’d be a good idea to at least shorten the time for headers.
A bit of context here – in October, my friend from Canada finally came for a visit, and she brought me truly a royal gift – How To Draw Modern Florals book by Alli Koch. This is an amazing book, full of floral tutorials. Moreover – it really explains the basics and teaches you to go draw flowers outside of the tutorials in the book.
- Paige Tate & Co. (Producer)
- English (Publication Language)
- 120 Pages - 09/12/2017 (Publication Date) - Paige Tate & Co (Publisher)
So as you can guess my November theme just had to be flowers! I wasn’t sure how I wanted to make it look. It’s been a while since I drew any flowers. But once I set and did my cover – I knew it had to be black and white florals.
Check all my pages and designs below, and I hope you’ll like this theme and find some inspirations for your own floral monthly setup.
If you want to draw flowers in your Bullet Journal but not sure you can check out my post on How To Draw Flowers in Your Bullet Journal, where I explain the process of drawing flowers step-by-step and list different sources to help you get started.
At first, I wanted to surround my month with a wreath. But I saw so many beautiful floral wreaths as November covers, so I thought I’d try something more geometric. But in the end, the flowers covered it all so it didn’t really matter that much.
I’ll say this – I got a bit carried away in the florals over the calendar. Once I was done I realized that, together with the calendar, they occupy almost the whole page…. Oh well! I’m quite sure even this small space for the to-do list will be enough ;)
You can also see that I went again with a bit of a bigger calendar because after all, this format of my monthly log works the best for me. The new discovery for me was how good white florals look on a black background! I fell in love with this technique, and I’ll definitely be using it in my future weekly setups.
Goals and Habit Tracker
With my goals, I decided to do the same as last month – have a goals page together with weekly checkups. These really help me to be more productive and do more on days when I see I slack off a bit. The flower I used to decorate my goals part of the page was a wonderful tutorial by Liz from @bonjournal, so if you are into easy flower doodles – definitely check it out.
In October I gave a try to weekly habit trackers. It was actually pretty useful and motivating to have trackers every week in front of me. However, I still was missing a monthly overview of how I did with my habits. So this month I’m back on my monthly tracker.
Best Of The Month Page
I used this page in my last month, where I lettered in different styles some of the great moments of the month. This spread is amazing – it really pushed me to remember all the little good things that happened to me during October, so I ended up actually understanding that my month was much better than I thought before.
In case you wonder, this floral doodle was inspired by Isa from @poppyandgrayco, another wonderful account with floral tutorials.
This is a little spread I decided to try out this month. I usually don’t spend that much money, I stay at home, cook (ok maybe it’s not reaaaaaaally me cooking, but these are details!).
However every month I still end up spending more money than I expected. How? Where does all this money go? Well, I had some suspicions, but I decided that having a budget tracker like this would make it easy to figure out the mystery of my missing money.
Truth time – I actually ended up not using this spread at all. So instead I covered it up with a different page.
It was pretty simple – I just printed out a dot grid page, create a spread on top and suck it to the page with an adhesive.
If you want to do the same – I have printable dot grid paper in the Resources Vault.
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This is it for my November. It was a fun setup, even though I was so late to start my setup. As always you’ll be able to see below all my weekly spreads after the pen once I already set up my December.
The final page for November is a monthly review page. It’s pretty standard for me by now – the best things that happened that month, worst things and of course my monthly achievements.
What theme did you choose for your November? And what do you think about this black and white floral theme?
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