Hey June, don’t make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better. Oh, wait it’s Hey Jude, not Hey June. Well, you get the idea. It’s almost June and for my June bullet journal set up I reconnected with some supplies I forgot I had.
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PLANNING & SUPPLIES
Since March I’ve been in the process of a craft room makeover. I removed everything from my craft room to repaint and it looks fabulous. I can’t wait to show you the big reveal. That will be another post. However, in the process of going through everything KonMari style, I rediscovered supplies. In fact, I’m a little hesitant to say they are supplies I had never used. I’m sure no other crafter has ever said that phrase right?
First, I came across this snappy frog rubber stamp set and just had to use it for my June bullet journal theme. Aren’t they adorable? My favorite has to be the frog in mid-jump all stretched out.
Next, when going through my ink pads I found a Kaleidacolor pad. The color combination of “Caribbean Sea” caught my eye and looked perfect for June. These are so cool and can you believe it was still wrapped in plastic? It felt a little like Christmas morning. The Kaleidacolor ink pads are a multi-color dye ink pad with unique color combinations. I own four ink pads that I have never used. What was I thinking?
The sliding pallet keeps ink colors separate and prevents the colors from bleeding together. When you are ready you slide the pallet together to use it with a stamp or brayer. The trick is to ink the stamp with the same colors not stamping it over the entire pad. Otherwise, the colors will be muddied. It’s much easier to use than it looks. When finished, you slide the lever away from the ink pad. Once it clicks, the colors will be locked into a separated position and ready for storage. I love the vibrant colors despite the fact that the Leuchtturm notebook allows the colors to ghost through a little more than I like.
FUN FACTS ABOUT FROGS
Did you know?
There are over 6,000 species of frogs worldwide.
Every different species of frog makes its own special sound and it is only the male frog that can croak. They have a small sac in their throats that vibrates the air as they slowly let it out. Some can be heard a mile away!
Frogs croak (or call) at night in order to attract females to mate with.
Frogs are very sensitive to movement and have excellent night vision. The bulging eyes of most frogs help because it allows them to see in front, to the sides, and partially behind them.
Can you believe that many frogs can leap more than 20 times their body length?
WELCOME PAGE & GRATITUDE
First, I chose this font because I had a plastic alphabet template in my stash. Boy was that ever easy to use. Second, I lined up with the dots in my Leuchtturm and used a pencil to trace the letters and then went over it slowly with my Microline marker. Finally, I matched a few Crayola super tip markers with the colors in my Kaleidacolor ink pad and tada! Done! I’m convinced this is the way to go if you want different fonts, no hand lettering talent needed. Talk about easy!
It’s hard to leave a blank page for gratitude however I promise by the end of the month it will be full. I did add a few strips of washi tape just for fun. Some bullet journalists have a gratitude box on their weekly layout however I like it all on one page.
So far this weekly layout is working much better than time blocking. Last month added a few additions to my layout. You can read more about them here. For my June bullet journal set up, I utilized each block on the page. Not only do I love having a block for each day now I’ve got room left for notes, prayers, habits, and questions. In May I included some of those blocks with others left blank for stamped images. Yet, as I worked through each weekly spread I knew I could be even more intentional.
That’s it for my June bullet journal set up. How are you being more intentional during the month of June? Share with me in the comments below. Trust me, It’s not about adding one more thing to your to-do list. It’s about being more intentional in doing the things you are already doing.