Christine’s Pastel 2020 Bullet Journal Plan-with-Me

For Christine's notebook I used pastel shades of pink, purple, blue, green, orange, and yellow. The layouts involved include a title page, birthday log...

Christine ordered a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Her planner is a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dotted Hardcover in Anthracite.  The primary colors used for Christine’s notebook are pastel shades of pink, purple, blue, green, orange, and yellow. Further, the layouts involved include a title page, birthday log, books to read, movies to watch, running tracker, monthly calendar, gratitude log, mood tracker, weekly rows, monthly currently, and seasonal bucket lists. Here you can read more about Christine’s planner. 

Layouts Included

Here you can learn more about the layouts for Christine’s custom planner.

Watercolor Title Page: 

Christine’s title layout is a purple and pink tye-dye watercolor title page. For the header, “Christine’s” is in a black calligraphy font. Then, on the second line “2020-2021 bullet journal” is in an all-caps print font.

Birthday Log

For this birthday tracker, there are 12 different cupcakes. Each cupcake has colorful pastel detailing. Each cupcake represents a month. Lastly, the title is a brush lettered font.

Books to Read

This page is a black and white bookshelf. The header is a bold pastel pink font. Christine will fill in each book with the title of a book she wants to read or has read.

Movies to Watch

This tracker resembles old-school film strips. The header is in pastel orange brush lettered font. Christine will fill in each part of the film strips with a movie she wants to watch or has watched.

Races & Running Tracker

This layout is a two-part spread. The left page includes a future log style race tracker including 12 sections – one for each month of the year. Then, the right page is a running tracker is a style similar to a weight loss tracker. For both layouts, the headers are in pastel brush lettering.

Seasonal Bucket Lists

Christine requested seasonal bucket lists. For each one, I did a unique design on two pages. First, the summer bucket list features a watercolor sun with some flowy script lettering and print font. Next, the fall bucket list includes a black brush lettered header with a print sub-header. Next to the header is a stripe of orange, brown, and yellow leaves.

Then, the winter bucket list has a print header and blue snowflakes hanging from it made to represent winter decorations. Finally, the spring bucket list includes a minimal script font header and a row of pastel-colored tulips.

Monthly Calendar

For each monthly layout, I used a simple grid calendar. Then, the header is a pastel brush lettering. Additionally, the header is located vertically down the right side.

Gratitude Log

The gratitude is mostly blank with the exception of the pastel brush lettered header.

Monthly Themed Mood Tracking:

The mood trackers are different each month. The most apparent difference is the theme or picture chosen. The images are broken into enough parts so that there is a part for each day of the month. Then, each day, the image parts get filled in. Each mood is assigned to a specific color, design, or shade of a color. Next, Christine can color in each part according to her mood or moods for that day. In the list below are the theme or imagery for each month.  

  • June – sunflower
  • July – sunshine
  • August – lemon wedges
  • September – houseplant planter
  • October – snowy mountains
  • November – flower petals
  • December – Christmas lights
  • January – dream catcher
  • February – honeycombs
  • March – cactus
  • April – feather
  • May – heart flower mug

Weekly Rows

The weekly layouts include seven rows, four on the left page and three on the right. Then, the main header is an all-caps black ink print. And finally, the day of the week is a bold pastel capital letter with the date is a small subscript.

Currently This Month

This spread is the final one for each month. It includes 6 sections. For each category, there is a corresponding doodle: loving, disliking, wanting, celebrating, looking forward to, and grateful for. Further, this page is for tracking what Christine is currently interested in according to the category. The main header is in either pastel brush lettering.

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Jenny’s Pastel Custom Bullet Journal Inspired Planner

For Jenny's planner, the primary colors used are pastel shades of pink, purple, blue, green, and yellow. Further, the layouts involved include...

Jenny ordered a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Jenny’s planner is a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dotted Hardcover in Gold.  The primary colors used for Jenny’s notebook are pastel shades of pink, purple, blue, green, and yellow. Further, the layouts involved include a title page, future log, birthday log, places to go, weight tracker, savings log, self-care page, quotes, hello monthly, monthly calendar, habit tracker, sleep log, mood tracker, weekly spread, gratitude tracker, and monthly summary. Here you can read more about Jenny’s planner. 

Layouts Included

Here you can learn more about the layouts for Jenny’s custom planner.

Watercolor Title Page: 

Jenny’s title layout is a red, orange, and yellow tye-dye watercolor title page. For the header, “Jenny” is in a black calligraphy font. Then, on the second line, “2019 – 2020 bullet journal” is in an all-caps print font.

Future Log

This future log includes 12 months. Each page features three months each with a row. Then, each row has a mini-calendar. Finally, the headers for each month are in pastel calligraphy cursive.

Birthday Log

This layout features 12 different sections toped with cupcakes. Each cupcake has pastel detailing. Further, each section represents a month. The title is done in the style of a flag banner in pastel colors.

Places To Go

This page is mostly blank except the header. The header is placed on a brown floating shelf. Further, the header is in black-outlined, pastel print font. Then, to the left of the header is a potted plant that drapes across the shelf and down the side of the page.

Weight Tracker

This weight loss tracker is meant to resemble a board game. There is a starting location in the top left and a finish in the top right. In the top there is also a section to write in rewards options. The header is done in a blue calligraphy font.

Spending Log

For this savings tracker, there is a jar in the center. The jar has 13 sections. Further, each part of the jar is for one month of the year. There are also sections to write in a goal. The title is pastel in a banner with a vine doodle above it and draping down the sides.

Self-Care

For this layout’s header, “Self Care” is written in a large bold print font with a pastel pink heart in the center. The subheader states “I need…” This layout then is broken into 4 sections: rest/relaxation, expression, health, and companionship in print font. Additionally, each section has an icon image to represent the section, each with it’s own pastel color.

Quotes

Each month as well as once at the beginning of this planner features decorative quotes. Each quote utilizes different pastel colors, designs, fonts, etc. See the images for more details.

Hello Monthly

The hello monthly pages are different each month. The most apparent difference is the theme or picture chosen. Some of these hello pages feature mini-calendars. Though, each color, theme, font, etc is different. View images for more details. Also, see the theme list below.

  • November – lavender
  • December – planets & space
  • January – seashells
  • February – hanging photos
  • March – foliage
  • April – floral
  • May – tropical foliage
  • June – sunflower
  • July – watermelon
  • August – lemonade
  • September – houseplants
  • October – autumn leaf wreath

Monthly

The left page of this layout is a calendar grid. The headers for the days of the week are in black or pastel print letters. Then the right side features a pastel calligraphy cursive font header and two sections below. Finally, the section titles are in a minimal cursive reading “to-do” and “goals.”

Habit Tracker

This tracker includes spots for twelve different habits to be tracked. Each section has enough grid squares for each day. Further, the header is brush lettered in a pastel color. There is a banner coming from the top of the page, and each month features a different doodle across the bottom of the page.

Sleep Log

This spread is a square for a graph. The horizontal axis has time and the vertical axis has the day of the month. The main header is a pastel bold print font with a black script over top.

Monthly Mood Tracker

The mood trackers are different each month. The most apparent difference is the theme or picture chosen. The images are broken into enough parts so that there is a part for each day of the month. Then, each day, the image parts get filled in. Each mood is assigned to a specific color, design, or shade of a color. Next, Jenny can color in each part according to her mood or moods for that day. In the list below are the theme or imagery for each month.  

  • November – lavender
  • December – planets & space
  • January – light bulbs 
  • February – hanging photos
  • March – foliage
  • April – hot air balloons
  • May – circular foliage
  • June – popsicle
  • July – crystals
  • August – lemonade
  • September – hanging plant
  • October – leafs

Weekly

These weekly layouts were special requested by Jenny. They are more detailed than the layouts I generally do and features more sections. The various sections include boxes for each weekday, as well as a box for weekend, notes, goals, and next week. Additionally, there is a small print header, mini calendar, and several trackers. The trackers included are water tracking log, gratitude, and habits, Lastly, the subheaders for each section are highlighted in a pastel color.

Month Summary

Following each month is a summery style page. The header for this spread is a mixture of brush lettering and print lettering. There are eight sections, though they are not all labeled, and a quote in the bottom right corner which states “until next month.” Sections Youtube, Movies, and Music are labeled with icons. The rest of the labels include Netflix, memories, and “note to myself.” Each spread includes pastel-colored details.

Gratitude Tracker

These layouts are all different but with the same idea. They depict the sun and rays. Each ray of sunlight is numbered for the days of that month and “I am grateful for” or “gratitude” or “grateful” is in the sun’s center. Three shapes noted are triangular, square, and circular sun centers.

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Gi’s Reflection and School Bullet Journals

Here is a breakdown of the bullet journal inspired planner created for Gi. Gi ordered two notebooks; a reflection notebook and a school notebook.

For Gi’s reflection notebook the main color or theme was pastel and watercolor. Layouts involved include a title page, future log, 2018 reflections, when I am old page, when I did last, the 5 w’s of life, monthly cover pages, monthly learning plan, gratitude log, monthly thoughts log, monthly reflections, monthly memories, weekly thoughts, daily reflections, and 2019 reflections so far.

For Gi’s school notebook, the main color or theme was pastel and watercolor. Further, layouts involved include a title page, year at a glance, the 5 w’s of life, accountability, get back on track, 2019 goals, study tips, other tips, Cornell notetaking guide, semester overview, timetables, course overview, monthly layouts, a sentence a day, monthly assignments, reading log, brain dump, weekly layouts, blank Cornell notetaking pages, mindmaps, monthly reflection, vocabulary list, references list, and project pages.

Reflection Notebook

Layouts Included

Title Page:

This is a pastel blue watercolor title page. In a calligraphy font, I wrote “Gi’s” then on the second line “Reflections” is in an all-caps print font.

Future Planning:

This layout features 2 columns per page. Each column features a month from that year. The header is a pastel minimal cursive.

2018 Reflections: 

This layout is mainly blank with a print and calligraphy header. “Reflection” is in pink calligraphy and “2018” in black print.

When I Am Old Page: 

This page has a yellow print title stating “what I hope to remember about my life when I am old.”The remainder of the layout is blank but with a colorful pastel watercolor blur.

When I Did Last: 

This layout is another watercolor layout. The header is in simple cursive over top of green watercolor. There is space on the left side of the page with green watercolor to note the task and several lines following it to write in dates of task completion.

The 5 W’s Of Life: 

This is an all black layout. The header is print and simple cursive lettering. The rest of the layout is broken into 5 sections: who, what, when, where, and why.

Monthly Cover Pages: 

These are simple circular watercolor hello pages. Each is a different pastel color. In black calligraphy cursive is the name of the month.

Monthly Learning Plan: 

This layout is made up of four boxes. The boxes are titled reflect, observe, plan, and act. Additionally, the header, the month is in black print font, learning is in a pastel calligraphy cursive, and plan is in a smaller print font.

Gratitude Log: 

These layouts are all different but with the same idea. They depict a yellow sunshine. Each ray of sunlight is numbered for the days of that month and “I am grateful for” or “gratitude” or “grateful” is in the sun.

Monthly Thoughts Log: 

This layout depicts colorful watercolor clouds. The headers are in black calligraphy cursive and black print font.

Monthly Reflections: 

This page is a series of reflection questions spaced out between two pages. The header is in black print and pastel cursive.

Monthly Memories: 

This memory layout has a minimal cursive header. The remainder of the page is filled with pastel watercolor circles where Gi can write in memories each month.

Weekly Thoughts:

Like the monthly layouts, this layout depicts colorful watercolor clouds. The headers are in black calligraphy cursive and black print font. This is a one-page layout.

Daily Reflections: 

The daily reflections layout was requested based on a layout created by Sublime Reflection. This layout is a three-page layout. The header is in a watercolor calligraphy cursive. The rest of the layout is a grid with a column for each day of the week. The rows include word of the day, wins, challenges, favorite memories, key lessons, tender mercies, gratitude, and <3.

2019 Reflections So Far:

This layout is mainly blank with a print and calligraphy header. “Reflection” is in pink calligraphy and “2019 so far” in black print.

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School Notebook

Layouts Included:

Title Page:

This is a pink watercolor title page. In a calligraphy font, I wrote “Gi’s,” then on the second line “spring semester” is in an all-caps print font.

Year at a Glance:

This year at a glance features 124 months, January 2019 through December 2020, in a calendar format. The months are horizontal and in pastel colors. The main header is 2019 and 2020 in print font.

The 5 W’s Of Life:

The header of this layout is print and simple cursive lettering. The rest of the layout includes five sections: who, what, when, where, and why. Each section’s header is in a different pastel color.

Accountability:

This layout has a bold calligraphy cursive header in the center and includes 6 sections: quotes, intentions, definition, let go of, why, and invite in.

Get Back On Track:

This layout provides eight tips on getting back on track for school.

2019 Goals:

The 2019 goal layout features six sections all surrounded by colorful watercolor. The sections include other skills, physcial health, mental health, career, relationsihps, and art & hobbies.

Study Tips:

This page is full of colorful tips and illustrations to help with studying. These sections include flashcards, margins, mind maps, mini mind maps, and teach.

Other Tips:

This layout is mostly blank with a header. The header is an all-caps outlined print font.

Cornell Notetaking Guide:

This is a guide to the Cornell notetaking strategy. This page details what each section might include as well as the size and various other tips to notetaking.

Semester Overview:

The semester overview layout includes a pastel green calligraphy header. Further, the pages include four months: January, February, March, and April, Each section has a mini-calendar.

Timetables:

This layout includes two timetables. One breaks down the week in clock-like circles. Next, the second is a chart that breaks down each day of the week into 15 minutes increments.

Course Overview:

This layout is another chart to keep track of course information including credit hours, grades, etc.

Monthly Layouts:

Each month’s layout is slightly different. However, what they have in common is the use of calligraphy cursive in the header and the month laid out in a horizontal list identified by both the day of the week and the date. January is unique because of the borderlines in both black and pastel purple which are above and below the dates and days of the week. Then, February has pink watercolor splattered behind the days and dates of the month. March is nearly identical to January except the header has a shadow in pastel yellow. Lastly, April is similar to February except the watercolor is green. May is like January and March except the blue header is outlined in black.

A Sentence A Day:

This is a calendar style chart to write down a single word for each day of the month.

Monthly Assignments:

Here is another calendar of the month. This calendar is to write down assignment due dates. And anything upcoming.

Reading Log:

This log is meant to track reading and reading assignments for each month. Further, the header is a pastel-colored block print with black outlining.

Brain Dump:

The braindump layout is filled with watercolor splotches, always featuring two colors. Then, the header is done in pastel-colored block print with black outlining.

Weekly Layouts:

Each month features a different layout for the weeks. January’s weekly spreads vary by week, but each features a watercolor circle, the date, and the day of the week. For February, the weekly spreads include six sections, the 6th section broken into two. Also, I’ve used Minimal cursive in this spread. March’s weekly spreads show a watercolor cloud across the upper part of the page. Then above the columns is a black circle with the date in the circle. April’s layout is based on January’s and has seven watercolor circles for each day of the week. In the center of these circles is the date. Finally, May’s weekly layouts are just like February’s.

Blank Cornell Notetaking Pages:

These are blank pages drawn up to represent the Cornell notetaking pages as shown in the guide.

 Mind Maps:

This layout is most blank with a header. The header is in an all-caps outlined print font. The inside of the font is filled in with pastel colors.

Monthly Reflection:

Each month finishes with a reflection page. The header is in calligraphy cursive and print font. the rest of the page is broken into 4 sections. The first section is broken into 3 sections on achievement. The second is drawn to look like a piece of lined notebook paper and is for what was learned. The third section is for memories and is a simple box. The final section is a triangle and arrow meant to feature items for the upcoming month.

Vocabulary List:

This blank page has a black print header in the top left and right corners.

References List:

This blank page mirrors the vocabulary pages having black print headers in the top left and right corners.

Project Pages:

This layout is blank and has a calligraphy cursive header in the top left corner.