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Bullet Journaling FREEBIES

FREE. That's right, You can print these pages for your own personal use, Absolutely FREE.

I have recently discovered BULLET JOURNALING. I have been a SCRAPBOOKER for many years and designed and developed several scrapbook products for the scrapbook industry that are still very useful in making your scrapbook pages. But recently, I began to use those same products for my new passion...Bullet Journaling.



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Now, before you start to tell me about how busy moms don’t have time to bullet journal or color pages in a day planner, just wait. In my mind, a busy woman doesn’t have time to NOT plan every single day.

 

Read the Post for the FREE Bullet Journal Downloads Below.

 

 

These 3 Templates Rock and I designed them 🙂

You can search about on this site and find lots more information

on these three templates. I designed them with Hot Off the Press

and I use them constantly on my scrapbook pages and in

Bullet Journals. Check them out on my scrapbook tab.

 

Here’s my thinking, if you want to make the most out of your life each day, you need to plan for tomorrow. When I was a young girl my mother-in-law had a sister that was an older lady and she was truly uptight it seemed to me at the time. What kind of life does a person have that they get up every single Tuesday and know what they are doing that day. How can you plan for a car wash, a hair-do or a walk with friends?

Now as a grown woman with a husband, a home, a 13-year-old and tons of responsibilities I see that there’s no way I could accomplish all the things that are important to me if I don’t schedule them in. You make time for the things that matter in your life.

I also think that a person can leave a journal to the next generation that will be an amazing look into what it was like to be you. I would give a 1000 dollar for my mom’s journal of what her life was like in a normal day when she was raising three kids. But those memories are gone and can never be recovered. I want to leave those things behind for my child and grandchildren to see when I am gone. So, I journal and scrapbook. 

I do agree that I don’t have time to set down with a pen and markers and create an entire layout from scratch every week of my life when it’s time to schedule. So, I am a fan of PRINTABLES. Especially ones that are FREE. That’s why I am sharing these pages with you. If you want to get started with a day planner or bullet journal book you can just simply print these pages, punch holes in them and add them to a binder that you keep. Then you can select just the pages that work for your life.

 

Soon I will also be adding an entire LIFE BINDER that will have tons of FREE pages that you can use to organize every aspect of your life.

 

 

 

 

 

TRY BULLET JOURNALING FOR FREE !!!!

If you have always wanted to give journaling a try, now is the perfect time. Just click on the FREE BULLET JOURNAL Pages listed below by name and print them at home and start without paying anything at all. (Other than the couple of pennies it costs to print a piece of paper)

You can find tons of different types of planners out there on the internet.  But inevitably some of the pages don’t apply to your life. By printing your own selected pages you can custom build your planner to your specific needs. Planning a Vacation ? Planning a special event ? Need a gratitude journal ? A meditation journal ? A way to track your exercise progress ? You can find all those here over the next couple weeks. Just subscribe to this page and get updates as I post the entire collection.

This washi tape is awesome if you make a mistake on your day planner, bullet journal or scrapbook page. It is sticky like tape and you can snip off a piece and put it over any mistake easily or use it to mark special days. Looks great and does the trick nicely.

 

 

WHAT IS A BULLET JOURNAL ANYWAY ?

I personally think that the words “Bullet Journal” are just a fancy way of saying day planner. But I understand calling it something new because it is the exact same thing, only far different at the same time. In a typical day planner you don’t do much on the way of decorating but in the new Bullet Journal pages it is not just about planning your day. Its about planning, listing, setting goals, tracking your success and sometimes even your failures. Its about doodling to relieve anxiety and stress. Its about having a singular place that you keep track of not just what you have to do, but the feelings that go along with doing them.

Or, if you have a particularly busy day and don’t want to do anything creative, that reflects in the journal pages as well.

Building on my scrapbook past, I like to decorate mine a little each day. Doodles of my feelings or emotions that I can look back on next year make me happy. In todays world of Facebook and Instagram we just write things in short, partial sentences and leave them buried behind in the electronic bowels of the internet to never be seen again.

I miss the days when we wrote things down. The days when there were actual things that we could leave behind for the next generation.

DAY PLANNERS | BULLET JOURNALS

YOU DON’T NEED TO GET EXPENSIVE AND FANCY WITH YOUR DAY PLANNER / BULLET JOURNAL BOOKS. YOU CAN PRINT THESE PAGES AND START FOR NO COST AT ALL. AND I WILL BE UPDATING WITH NEW PAGES THAT YOU CAN PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR BOOK OVER TIME AS WELL.

 

SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO START:

THINGS YOU CAN ADD TO MAKE IT AWESOME:

 

 

HERE ARE A COUPLE SAMPLES OF THE BINDERS THAT I LIKE TO USE. This size is suitable for any of my FREE download pages that are listed as 3 Ring A4. Most of the FREE Bullet Journal Pages are full size sheets of regular paper because that's the way I like to roll but I do get that a lot of people use this smaller, more portable size so I will size down my FREE PRINTABLE pages to 3 Ring A4 for your printing pleasure. 

These are really nice and strong and are a great size for carrying.

 

BINDER BOOK
3 BINDERS

MY NEW PRINTER

The best printer I have ever used... This is my new printer. It isn't exactly new, I got it in June 2017 just before we planned a huge vacation to Europe. My old one had served its purpose in life and I saw this and hoped that it would be awesome. IT SO IS. 

I put ink in it when I got it. I have printed for 10 months now and I print like a scrapbooker and I have never had to put more ink in it yet. ITS INSANE ! If you print photos, lots of papers for whatever or if you are a new FREE PRINTABLE bullet journaler and want a printer that can keep up....THIS SUCKER is amazing. I am adding a link to it here in my Amazon Affiliate Links because, why not, but so help me it is truly the best printer I have ever owned. If you decide to give a new printer a try, come back here and click on it from this link please. If you have any other questions about my experience with this printer feel free to ask in the comments below. I LOVE THIS PRINTER.

 

Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

 

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU LOVE AND THINK YOU MAY PURCHASE IT LATER, BE SURE TO COME BACK HERE AND CLICK FROM THE LINK ON MY SITE. THIS PAYS FOR THIS SITE TO BE HERE. 

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Beautiful Day

I love to scrapbook about our travels.

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I am only just learning to do digital scrapbooking. I have been paper crafting for many years now but in the last six months I have tried really hard to learn to use photoshop.

I had a software by Microsoft that I used since 2016 and when I upgraded my computer this last time, sadly, it stopped working with the new windows versions. I almost took the computer back.

I figured this was the perfect time to give digital scrapbooking a try since I needed something to learn on. I discovered a website where I have spend hours downloading lots of goodies that I can use to make the pages.

I think learning shadows and layers is freaking hard. I will get there. For now, I am just thankful that every now and again I can create a page that I am not ashamed of.

The funny thing is, I could make this page with real paper in just a few minutes. LOL

I thought digital scrapbooking would be faster. NOT SO !

Does anyone have suggestions for good digital scrapbook beginner blogs or sites? Love any suggestions you may have.

 

Posted in Being a Mom Mikey Scrapbooking

Little Boy, Where’d you get your britches?

This page is my entry for this months challenge on a blog that I subscribe to and love !

The page requirements were as listed here:

1. Use orange and brown.

2. Use woodgrain.

3. Use fabric.

4. Use something with wings.

5. Use a toilet paper roll.

6. Use song lyrics in your title

I met these qualifications in the following ways….

Of coarse my paper choices were orange & browns and I used my Tim Holtz inks for distressing in Orange and Brown. Then I cut down a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper to a 8 1/2 x 11 size so that I could run it thru my regualar printer and do journalling on it. This piece of paper was a piece of brown woodgrain which was requirement number two.

For the using of a piece of fabric I really had a struggle. I used to be a quilter before I picked up scrapbooking so I’m no stranger to fabric..I just hardly ever touch it

now. and I dislike sewing in a major way . So, to be sure I met the qualification I used a piece of fabric to roll up and make a stem for my flower. I just laid out a piece of fabric and snipped off a circle(-ish) piece and rolled it up into a tube shape and then used my Tim Holtz Mini Stapler to hold it together. I made the little leaves using scraps from the butterfly.

Next It asked for something with wings ! Yeah ! You know my new butterfly template came in handy here ! The template is now ready for purchase online at the Paperwishes.com site or fromAmazon. It was designed by me and manufactured by Hot off the Press. It is a great template and for the few dollars you pay for it I think a great investment.

Butterflies are very popular on pages and it can be used to make so many different perfectly complimenting embellishments for all your scrapbook pages.

I laid the Template over the “toilet paper roll” and marked it and cut it out. I used the edge distresser to run along the edges of the butterfly and then inked again with Tim Holtz inks. The part that I love about the butterfly is the antenna’s on it.

When I make my butterflies I love for it to be a dimensional antenna so I am always looking for the perfect thing to use to make them and today I discovered the absolute perfect item !

I cut two pieces from a cluster of plastic flowers and it made these adorable little antenna’s ! I love em ! I cant wait to use them again and again ! I’m thinking you could dip them in some glue or spray them with sticky spray and you could make them all glittery and shinny Or you could use a magic marker and color them black. So cute !!! Just stick a sticky dot back behind the butterfly and slide them down in behind !

The final qualification was that the title be words from a song. I thought this would be harder than it actually was. I just got the new Droid phone from Verizon and it has an app on it that lets you click on it and from the push of a button you can find just about any song online for free ! You can then touch it to keep it on your phone as a full song or ringtone ! Loving the droid !!!!

So I searched for Britches (hillbilly for pants) and it came back with a little folk song titled “Little Boy, where’d ya get those britches” and I knew it was meant to be !

The photo is one I snapped of my son Mikey about two weeks ago in his first pair of “Big Boy” pants…the first pair that are a size in little boys and not in the toddlers. “They look just like daddy’s pants” he said.

So there ya go ! A page to enter and some cool techniques to share !

This is the link for the challenge and I gotta tell ya…its my first time entering a challenge….so if I win….I will let you know ! If I loose…I will post the page that beats me:)  http://alacartechallenge.blogspot.com/