Red & Gold Mosaic December Bullet Journal Plan-with-Me

This month I decided to use red and gold as my main theme. Keep on reading to learn more about my bullet journal and how I created it!

Each month I create a new theme for my bullet journal. This month I decided to use red as my main theme. I added gold and decided to use mosaic stamps. Keep on reading to learn more about my bullet journal and how I created it!

The Red and Gold Mosaic Theme Process

I have always done red and gold as a theme for December because of the holidays. Further, I prefer not to do red and green, its just not my favorite combination of colors. This year, because I have already done a gold theme in February, I stuck with red as the main color. Then, because in the past few months I have done more solid painting, I chose to use the mosaic stamps. Lastly, as usual, I chose gold for my metallic and for all of the lines and headers. The gold is difficult to see over the mosaic, but that does not bother me and I did not want to use black.

The Layout Descriptions

This month is very similar to that of my November bullet journal set-up. For the title page, I mimicked that of my April spread. Red mosaic stamps cover the majority of the page. Then, in the upper third of the page, I have used the ink pad to create a more solid red area. In this area of solid red, I wrote the header in a gold minimal script font. Then, on the top and bottom of the solid red area, I bordered in gold as well.

Following the hello December page is my weekly spread. This spread is split into two distinct parts. The first part, or left page, includes a half-hourly tracker from 7:00 AM until 10:30 PM. This page includes Monday through Saturday. The second, or right page, includes 6 rectangles. Each of these boxes represents a day of the week, and I split the sixth into two for Saturday and Sunday. The left page is meant to track my schedule by the half-hour; whereas, the right page is for my all-day events, holidays, due dates, and daily to-do’s.

The final part of my December bullet journal set-up is the Christmas gift tracker. This year, I spent very little time on this layout and did not intend for it to be very beautiful. First, I coated the background in red watercolor paint. Next, I roughly outlined the circles in gold and drew the header on in a minimal gold script. Finally, I connected the circles, which are meant to be Christmas bulbs, to the top of the page with red. The gold and red are both difficult to see; however, the layouts is functional. Next, I titled each circle in red script lettering. The purpose of this page is to list Christmas gift ideas according to each person I have to shop for.

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Yessenia’s Red Bullet Journal Plan-with-Me

Yessenia ordered a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Yessenia’s planner is an A5-sized Leuchtturm 1917 Dotted Hardcover in Red.  The primary color used for Yessenia’s notebook is red. Further, the layouts involved include a custom title page, year at a glance, monthly calendar, monthly mood tracker, and weekly grid. Here you can read more about Yessenia’s planner. 

Layouts Included

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

Custom Title Page

This title page is custom based on my 2017 bullet journal cover page. The bulk of this design is a black circle. Then, in the center of the circle “Yessenia” is in a red script font. Underneath is “2019” in print font. Last, below the circle are two hanging plants and one potted plant on a table. The doodles are in watercolor with some ink.

Year At A Glance

This year at a glance features 12 months, September 2019 through August 2020, in a calendar format.  Further, the months vertical and in red cursive lettering. Then, “2019 – 2020” is at the top of the page in a red print font. Lastly, “at a glance” is in a minimal script font. 

Monthly Calendar

For each month, I used a simple grid calendar. The lettering for this layout’s header is a red print font and all other lettering is in a black print font. Additionally, there is a column to the right of the calendar. The column is labeled “goals.”

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, Yessenia 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.  

  • January – dream catcher 
  • February – flower petals
  • March – puzzle
  • April – flower mug
  • May – cactus
  • June – sunflowers
  • July – lemon wedges
  • August – sunshine
  • September – Tetris
  • October – autumn leaf
  • November – feathers
  • December – Christmas bulbs

Weekly Grid

The weekly grid layout is a weekly layout which encompasses seven days. Further, each page includes eight squares which make up the grid. Seven of the boxes are for the days of the week, and the 8th box is blank. For the headers, the lettering utilizes a red print font. Additionally, all of the other lettering is done using a black print font. 

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11 Awesome Red Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

In celebration on Valentine’s day, since I did not do anything in my own bullet journal for the holiday, I thought it would be nice to do a quick round-up of awesome red bullet journal layouts! Red is such a bold and beautiful color and it would be a shame not to celebrate it! Here are 11 awesome red bullet journal layouts to be honored.

Floral February by @laqueredworld

I absolutely LOVE this layout! The roses are beautiful and the red splatter work just ads to it!

Red September by @jihielephant

This is one of my own layouts from my September 2018 plan-with-me. Red was my theme that month! I love the use of ink and washi tape to create a minimal red-themed layout!

Red by @studygramjess

This layout is really nice to look at with its simplicity and red detailing! What an awesome touch!

Hello Kara by @jihielephant

This is a layout created for a client. Her theme was red and many of her layout were in red ink or had red watercolor like this cover page!

Lanterns by @angel_bujo

I see these Japanese-inspired lanterns everywhere in journaling and I absolutely adore them. They are so cool and these red ones are no different!

Red Washi Tape by @jihielephant

Red Layouts are awesome, this swatch of red washi tape is equally as awesome. Imagine how these tapes can be used in other layouts!

Red by Week by @calligrxphy

This style of layout is super fun to look at! There are so many shades of red and red images, It’s so great to look at!

December Bullet Journal | Red & Gold

Red December by @jihielephant

This is the hello December page for my 2018 plan-with me. I used red watercolor paint to achieve this layout!

Sleep Tracker by @literal.journal

I love this style of tracker and love how they used red to highlight! Beautiful layout!

Weekly by @drella.dirs

This layout is another really cool one with red lettering, ink, and detailing in pictures! So much fun to look at!

Humming Bird by @bumblebujo

Last, but not least, is this gorgeous red hummingbird week spread! I love the red detailing in the flowers!

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Sarah’s Burgundy Red Bullet Journal

Here is a breakdown of the bullet journal inspired planner created for Sarah. Sarah’s notebook was created in a black A5 size notebook with the main color being burgundy. Layout involves include a title page, index, key, a year at a glance, important dates, passwords, gifts, books to read, movies to watch, tv show list, appointments, notes, yearly goals, seasonal wants and needs, monthly calendar with a prayer list, monthly habit tracking, weekly rows with a food diary, weekly to-do, weekly meal plan, and weekly gratitude.

Layouts Included

Title Page:

This is a burgundy watercolor title page. In a calligraphy font, I wrote “S.E.B.” Then, on the second line”2019 Planning” is in an all-caps print font.

Index: 

I used a very basic index layout here. The header is in a burgundy red calligraphy cursive. The page includes three columns.

Key:

This page features a red maroon calligraphy font title with a little black key. The icons in this key are basic.

Year at a Glance:

This year at a glance features 12 months on 1 page, January 2019 through December 2019, in a calendar format. The months are horizontal in red maroon cursive. The main header is “2019 at a glance” in a print font which a border underneath.

Important Dates: 

This layout is a circle or wheel sliced into 12 sections, one for each month.  In calligraphy cursive in the center of the wheel, the header reads “important” then, in print font I wrote “birthdays, anniversaries, etc.” A line comes off of each section where Sarah can write in important dates.

Passwords: 

This tracker is for tracking passwords. Columns involved include website, username, and password in print. The main header is in burgundy print font as well.

Gifts:  

This page has the header “Gift Ideas” written in maroon calligraphy font . The column included are who, what, where, why, and price.

Books to Read: 

This page is a simple black and white bookshelf covering two pages. The header is in a red maroon calligraphy-style cursive. with “to read” inside of a book.

Movies to Watch: 

This layout covers two pages and features a bag of popcorn. At the base of the page is the red and white popcorn bag. Then, the remainder of the page includes popcorn kernel doodles. The header is in a bold red calligraphy-style cursive as well as a fun print font.

Tv Show List: 

This layout features several old-school antennae TVs. The title states “the tv show list.” “the” and “list” are in print and “tv show” is in red maroon calligraphy font. 

Appointments: 

This layout features 3 rows per page, each row features a month from that year and a mini-calendar of the month. The header is in maroon print font.

Notes:

This is a mostly blank page with “notes” written in print font on the left and a line connecting the words to the other side of the page.

Yearly Goals: 

This page is blank with “yearly goals” written at the top in a calligraphy and print fonts.

Seasonal Wants and Needs:

These pages occur seasonally and are mostly blank. The header signifies the season in a colorful print font in the center with wants on the left and needs on the right in minimal cursive fonts. Winter is in blue, spring is in pink, and summer is in yellow.

Monthly Calendar: 

The left page of this layout is a calendar grid. The days of the week are indicated by maroon red letters. The right side features a calligraphy cursive font header and a prayer section below. This section is titled in a minimal cursive.

Monthly Habits: 

The habit tracker is a grid for each month with a square for each day of that month. The header is red maroon calligraphy font and black minimal cursive font. 

Weekly Rows: 

The weekly layouts includes 7 rows, 4 on the left page and 3 on the right. The main header is an all-caps black ink print. The day of the week is a bold red maroon capital letter and the date is a small subscript. in the center of the two pages, each row has a second section titled “food.”

Weekly To-Do: 

This two-page layout is mostly blank. At the top of the left page in maroon is “wk” in calligraphy cursive and the corresponding week number next to it. Next to that is “to-do” written in a vertical print font. On the top right of the same page is a calendar of the month with that week circled.

Weekly Meal Plan: 

This is a weekly layout with a section for each day of the week. The sections are broken into 4 rows: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack. The right side of the page is left blank for groceries.

Weekly Gratitude:

This is, again, a mostly blank page with the header stating “I am grateful for…” “I am” is written in small black print font above “grateful” which is written in bold maroon font. To the left, “for…” is written in small black print font vertically.

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December Bullet Journal | Red & Gold

This time of year is one of my favorite times of the year, and the only redeming quality of winter here in Michigan. Each year I go crazy for my December bullet journal utilizing gold and red (my favorite holiday colors). This year is, of course, no different. Check out my December bullet journal below. This post may contain affiliate links.

A Throwback to December 2017 Bullet Journal

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December Bullet Journal Theme | Red & Gold

Per usual, this month’s theme is red and gold. I generally used watercolor paint for the red and stamp ink, gold washitape, and Sakura Pentouch Gold Paint Pen for gold. This year, I went all out and covered the majority of my pages in red pain. I then added gold detailing via themethods described before. The title page is no different as it features a goldcircle. Outside of the circle is red paint and inside of the circle is golddetailing. December is written in gold, andthree gold Christmas trees are drawn minimally. Over the top of thered paint is gold Christmas trees added via stamp. These are not very bold andcan really only be seen when the light shines on the gold ink.

December Layouts

Before even entering my December layouts, I created a gift planning page. This year’s gift planning page is similar to that of last year and was placed before my hello December page since I began Christmas gift shopping in November. This spread features gold cursive titling off of which 8 ornament bulbs are hanging. The left page features two green bulbs, a red bulb, and a yellow-gold bulb. The right page features two red bulbs, a green bulb, and one yellow-gold bulb. Each bulb features gift ideas and pricing of these gifts for one person or couple.

Following the gift layout is the hello page described before, then the weekly pages. For each of the weekly layouts, I sketched in 7 columns per usual, except this time the columns are outlined in gold. Outside of the columns, everything is painted red and gold washi tape lines the right-most side. The main headers are in gold cursive and the letters which show the day of the week are in a minimal cursive followed by the date in a subscript. Just like in the title page, over the red paint are minimal gold Christmas trees from stamps.

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Red September Bullet Journal | I Made A Big Mistake

For my September bullet journal spread I, like normal, minimal. However, I made some accidental changes that I have ended up loving! Keep reading to learn more about the mistake that turned into the most efficient bullet journal spread I’ve had yet! This post may contain affiliate links.

September Bullet Journal Theme | Red

This month is a crazy month for me, so naturally, I kept my September layouts fairly minimal. Despite keeping my spread minimal, I made some major changes for me. But before we get to those changes let’s talk theme. The theme for this month is red. I did not go with any other theme or thread, just red from the same TombowDual Brush Pen.

I used the red in the title page and the days of the week as well as new category tags. In addition to the red ink, I also added different washi tape to each weekly page. This washi tape either was red or had red in it.

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September Bullet Journal Layouts | Major Changes

So, as I mentioned above, there were some significant changes to my usual spread this month. Let’s start from the beginning. The title page changes each month, so this is not all too exciting. This month I went with minimal lines above and below “September.” September is written in a calligraphy cursive, all lowercase letters.

Once I finished the title page, I moved onto my weekly layouts. Notice anything out of the ordinary? That’s right, I forgot my monthly layout! I was so focused on getting some appointments and due dates written down in my weekly spread that I completely passed over my monthly page! Once I realized this mistake, I threw a mini calendar on the title page so that I could see the month as a whole somewhere.

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Other Changes I Made

In addition to my accidental changes, I made some changes to my weekly layout. Instead of my signature minimal cursive, I used an all-caps printed font. Like last month, I kept the days of the week in a calligraphy style cursive. Where I would usually do washi tape on the right side only right next to the Sunday column. This time I chose to do washi tape on the left and right sides up to the edge of the pages. Each week has different washi tape. The first week features a lama tape, week two has elephants with balloons, week three’s tape says “all good things are wild & free,” and the final week is red arrows. The final change I made was adding section titles. These are sections I have always used, just never labeled. Since I moved the washi tape, I had extra space to add these labels.

All in all, I am very happy with the changes, both accidental and purposeful, that I made to my spread! I had been struggling with my monthly calendar because I felt like I never really used it. Having left it off on accident forces me to find something else, which actually works better! I also like the placement of the washi tape a lot.

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Kara’s Red and Blue Bullet Journals

Kara ordered a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Kara’s planner is an A5-sized Essentials Dot-Matrix Notebook.  The colors Kara chose for her notebooks include red and blue. Additionally, the primary color used for Kara’s first notebook is red. Further, the layouts involved include a title page, year at a glance, monthly calendar, monthly budget, and weekly rows. Next, the primary color used for Kara’s second notebook is blue. Further, the layouts involved include a title page, year at a glance, book tracking, address book, yearly goals, monthly calendar, monthly brain dump, and weekly grid. Here you can read more about Kara’s planners. 

Kara’s Red Notebook

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

Layouts Included

Title Page

This is a red watercolor title page. In a calligraphy font, I wrote “Kara’s,” then on the second line “2018 Bullet Journal” is written in an all-caps print font.

Year at a Glance

This year at a glance features 12 months, January 2018 through December 2018, in a calendar format. The months are written vertically in red cursive. The main header is 2018 in print font and “at a glance” in minimal cursive.

Monthly Calendar

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

Monthly Budget

This budget includes 4 sections: income, expenses, debt, and savings. The main header is a classic print in red and the section headers are a minimal calligraphy-style cursive. Each table includes 3 columns, the item, budget amount, and actual amount.

Weekly Rows

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

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Kara’s Blue Notebook

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

Layouts Included

Title Page

This is a blue watercolor title page. In a calligraphy font, I wrote “Kara’s,” then on the second line “2019 Bullet Journal” is written in an all-caps print font.

Year At A Glance

This year at a glance features 12 months, January 2019 through December 2019, in a calendar format. The months are written horizontally in blue cursive. The main header is “2019 at a glance” in print font. Below the header is a blue border.

Book Tracking

This page is a simple black and white bookshelf covering two pages. The header is written in a bold blue calligraphy-style cursive with “to read” written in a book.

Address Book

This layout has a blue calligraphy header and a table filling the remainder of the space. Columns include name, number, and address.

Yearly Goals

This page is mainly blank with a bold blue calligraphy header.

Monthly Calendar

The left page of this layout is a calendar grid. The days of the week are indicated by blue letters. The right side features a calligraphy cursive font header and two sections below. These sections are titled in a minimal cursive reading “to-do” and “goals.”

Brain Dump

This page is done monthly and is mostly blank except a bold blue calligraphy cursive header.

Weekly Grid

This is a simple 8-square grid. All lettering is done in a simple print font. The header is in blue ink.

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