Teal Mosaic Stamps | September Plan-with-Me

Summer is over and school season has begun! For me, this means that I am beyond busy and it is time to crack down on my planner organization. For September, my theme is teal stamps. This article will walk you through my process and how I created my September teal stamps bullet journal spread.

The Teal Stamping Theme Process

This month’s process is much like my other processes. I decided to do something familiar and easy due to my schedule. While I was not sure what color to use, I eventually landed on using teal and white. I picked out an ink pad and began stamping. I realized that gold was far too yellow and instead went with copper which is more orange.

When I moved to work on my second page, I realized just how much the new ink bled through the pages. This led me to skip every other set of pages and glue them together to avoid the bleed through ruining the layouts. Additionally, I used scrap paper between pages while I was stamping. Last, of my process, I realized that the columns were difficult to read and write on because of the ink bleeding. So, I cut up pages from another notebook and glued down fresh columns. Then, I outlined these columns with copper as to hide the section edges.

Though there were complications, I really enjoy how these pages ended up!

The Layout Descriptions

Per usual, my September spread includes a title or hello page as well as weekly pages. Additionally, this month I’ve included a fall semester overview.

First, the fall semester overview mirrors my spring semester overview. There are 4 columns and the 4th column is broken into two rows, December and August. Each section or column has a mini-calendar with major dates circled. Then, below the calendar is a list of major assignments such as presentations, projects, and exams. The main header is print and the sub-headers are in gold minimal script font. Lastly, note that each course was assigned a color.

Next the hello or title page is done in almost all teal ink. The majority of the page in covered in teal mosaic stamps. There is a section about one-third of the way down that is entirely teal ink with a copper border on the top and bottom. Finally, within this space is “September” in a white script font.

Lastly, my weekly spread is almost identical to that of my April spread. there are 7 copper outlined columns. Each column represents a day and has a white subheader over copper coloring. The main header is over teal ink in white script. The remainder of the pages features a teal mosaic stamp.

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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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September 2017 Bullet Journal Layout | Minimalistic

When I created September’s spread, my goal was to leave a lot of white space and keep it minimalistic. I had just got new fine tip pens and wanted to put them to use. I am not sure that I love having SO much white space, I think next month I will combine solid lines with the minimalistic style. Let me know what you think!?

Very Simple Calendar Spread

I kept my calendar very similar to August’s calendar since I really liked that layout. The main changes were the date numbers being back in the corner. Also, I chose to keep the headings and borders all in black.

Weekly Layout

I do not particularly care for what I decided to do for September’s weekly layouts. I chose to keep the lines fine, leave much white space, and remove borders. At first, I did enjoy this, but I think I prefer distinct borders and bolder titles. Perhaps next month I will utilize washi tape or stickers!

Bill Tracking | Loan Payment Tracker

My new Bill tracking and Loan payment tracking pages are by far my favorite pages that I have ever made. I absolutely love the distinct borders, minimal color usage (used only for organization purposes, and chosen font. I plan to keep these layouts in use for the remainder of my journals.

For the loan payment tracking page, The green will cover more as the loans get closer to being paid off. You can see this progression on the second page where I have a couple of loans already paid off.

Instagram Topic Planning Page

I also really like my Instagram planning page. The purpose of this page is to keep my Instagram more organized and to have pre-created category ideas already created to make Instagram planning quicker and easier. I wanted to keep this page very minimalistic by keeping 3 colors (black, red, and pink) and using a simple layout.

Self-Care Page | “This Is For Me.”

My last page for September is another self-care page. This one I have titled “this is for ME” because on this page I am going to list things that I want to do simply because I have an interest, regardless of ability and availability. The goal of this page is to have an ongoing list of things I can do when I have had a bad day or week to feel better. This list of things has nothing to do with others, it’s all about my well-being. On the top of the page I wrote, “do these things to foster personal growth and encourage self-care” to remind myself of the purpose of this list.

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