Plan with me | March 2018 Bullet Journal (w/ MyLifeinaBullet, Jenny Journals, & Nicole’s Journal)

Plan with me | March 2018 Bullet Journal (w/ MyLifeinaBullet, Jenny Journals, & Nicole’s Journal)


Hi everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful
day and had a good February! It is that time again to plan with me but
this time, it’s a very special one because I am collaborating with 3 other amazing, sweet,
and super talented artists: Cristina from MyLifeinaBullet, Jenny from Jenny Journals,
and my new friend Nicole from Nicole’s Journal. Although I am still very new to this community,
I am already overwhelmed by all of the love and support within it. I believe in bringing others up instead of
being competitive because we have so much to learn from each other. And there is also enough room for everyone
to be great. So I am thankful to be a part of your journaling
journey as much as you are part of mine. Our theme for March is called Memories of
Spring, each of us answering the question: “What do you remember most about Spring?” Since we haven’t revealed our videos to
each other yet, I am so excited to see what everyone created, so hop on over to their
videos along with me and leave them lots of love! I’ll post all of their video links along
with all of my supplies and other goodies down in the description. Growing up and even now, I remember the songs
of the birds the most as the weather begins to warm and the snow begins to melt. There’s also this distinct smell to the
air, but I couldn’t find a way to capture that through my drawings, so this month as
the birds begin to sing, we’ll follow the journey of the Bear as I ink my setup. While the last wisp of cold air leaves the
season, the bear, having departed from his friend the bunny, is alone and a little lost,
encased in a wreath of beautiful blooming leaves. He smells the spring air, making its way to
warm up the land, and as he looks up, he finds a beautiful and curious bird chirping as cheerful
as ever. After inking with my 03 micron, I went back
in with my gold gelly roll and a Light grey Zig Kuretake Brush pen to add some more dimension. Underneath the month, I also added some ripped
blush cardstock and the phrase, oh, hello Spring The bear is struggling with his independence. There was a comfort in having a companion
that is now replaced with a void, that seemed to consume him in sadness. The sweet melody of the bird and the spring
air reminds him to try be better. He tries to find peace within himself, to
find beauty in being alone, and to try to feel true happiness. He follows the song of the bird through the
warming waters as the plants begin to grow out of the tough soil, defying gravity and
rising tall and magnificent. These are his inspirations. Once the watercolors are dry, I went back
in with my micron to tie it back in with the rest of the spread. And I also added some highlights using my
white gelly roll. The painting turned out a little different
than I imagined, but it still looks pretty good. I’ll have this painting and the entire setup
in my shop, so that check out if you’re interested! The painting will then go here and on the
next page I have my mood of the month. This is the month of emergence, of rising,
of overcoming. Underneath that is an inspiring quote by Nancy
Lopez, she says: Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own
voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever. Just as the birds build their nests one twig
at a time, so can the bear emerge from his gloom and build a strong foundation to this
new chapter of his life. I did change my 3 month calendar spread a
little bit and simplified it to one page. This is one of the many spreads that
you’re going to see over and over again because It is so useful when it comes time
to plan ahead. I have this month larger up top and then the
next two months, smaller below. After I inked the spread I, again went back
in with my gold gelly roll and then with the brush pen to keep things consistent. On the next page, I am going to add in my
video ideas for the month, any upcoming projects, or product ideas for my shop. This way I can brainstorm ideas and have a
permanent place to put them or refer back to them. Moving on to my monthly calendar spread. I don’t think I’ve changed this one since
I started journaling and that is okay because it works very well for me. I have the title to the left and then birds
chirping and chattering away on a branch up top. Once I finish up the calendar, I added the
same blush card stock to the right and my monthly goals. This month, I want to work on my book, eat
healthy, work out 5 days a week, recently, it’s been about 4 days, but that’s also
okay. Learn something new everyday and I want to
try to give people the benefit of the doubt. I’ve realized that I am so quick to think
poorly of others and I wouldn’t want to be treated like that, so I want to try to
be better. Also, my brother is helping with my website,
so that’s where that is right now. I think it’s one of those projects that
is ongoing. Next are my trackers. There are 31 boxes for the 31 days of the
month. And for everyday that I draw or eat well or
exercise I can fill in those boxes any way that I want. On top of each box are two versions of the
sun and then leaves similar to the ones in the beginning to tie to all together. Through his emotional journey, the bear is
exhausted. He allows himself to take a nap, sound and
comfortable, surrounded by the Spring air carrying the melody of the chattering chirping
birds. He is at peace within and without, letting
go of the past and being fully in the present. This is my page of milestones. If I accomplish anything large or small, I’ll
write them here, to remember to celebrate even the littlest of victories. This bear is also my reminder that it’s
okay to take a break from time to time and to take care of myself. After his nap, he continues to explore what
the world has to offer and is overwhelmed as his enters into a field of blooming flowers,
amidst the tall mountains. A beauty that he would not have found if he
surrendered to his loneliness. The enclosed wreathe in the beginning has
changed to an open wreathe, allowing the birds to fly beyond as roses begin to bloom among
the leaves. I then added in accents with my gold gelly
roll and then underneath the title, is my own quote that sums up the story, it says:
Find peace within and you’ll find happiness. As I go through my weeks, I’ll fill in my
weekly to do list on the right. This has been working so well for me because
I don’t feel constricted within boxes and I have the room to be flexible depending on
the week. I have to admit, that the spread turned out
pretty good. I was struggling a little bit with the concept
and I wasn’t feeling at my most creative state. Though, I did learn and I have been learning,
that you have to just start, whether that is sketching out circles or mindless doodles. Inspiration doesn’t come to you, you have
to make your way to it. but the trick is to put all those emotions aside and just begin. If you haven’t entered it, my giveaway for
a version of this journal and a few other things is still open until March 9th! So check out my last video, which I’ll link
below for more info and to enter! And stay tuned for a behind the scenes type
video where I’ll show my process in creating this spread, where I find my quotes, and my
overall inspirations. Now, I am going to check out the 3 other talented
ladies and give them some love, so you can join along with me and we’ll make them feel
so much love that should last them a good bit. Thank you so much for watching and have a
wonderful and meaningful day, I’ll see you next time. Bye!

100 thoughts on “Plan with me | March 2018 Bullet Journal (w/ MyLifeinaBullet, Jenny Journals, & Nicole’s Journal)

  1. another beautiful video and such a lovely quote you made, so inspiring. I don't bullet journal but I love watching your videos on them.

  2. I am way too invested in the bear and the bunny; I hope they'll reunite eventually!

    Also, is it weird that I don't really think of March as 'Spring'? I'm saving all my "Hello Spring" stuff for April.

  3. I love how you always tell the story of your artwork in your setups! It is so relaxing to listen to & your drawings are so cute!

  4. Hello, your bujo is so beautiful. Can I move your video to China's website to share it with more people? I will indicate the source of the video and your name.

  5. Could you do a flip through of a month after it’s finished? I’d love to see one of the months actually completed! 😁

  6. Hi Christine! I loved the creativity and positivity in your video! I noticed you are working on bettering yourself and on writing – 2 things we have in common. Would love to be youtube (and writing) buddies! Subscribed 🙂

  7. Wow that story hit me right in the feels. As I recently went through a break up I am still struggling to get back up but the story of the bear gave me motivation to use spring and leave all the negativity that has been in my lie the past months behind.
    Thank you!
    (Also I love all your drawings, they are all amazingly pretty! 😍)

  8. I love these designs! I love the bear…I want him in my bullet Journal, too ! 💕😍 thx for sharing your ideas with us! 😊

  9. Are you a yoga instructor?! You sound like a yoga instructor!! Super soothing voice and the story/narratives remind me of classes I've been to, hahaha!!

  10. I love your idea of unity not competion, there is already enough hate in this world. Thank you for being such a positive encouragement.

  11. Your videos are soooo relaxing. I don't know why I haven't subscribed yet. So with that said…I am now subscribing to your channel. Continue being Awesome 😁

  12. I found your channel from Nicole's Journal and My Life in a Bullet. I LOVED how you had a story to go along with the theme! The layout was also beautiful.

  13. I absolutely adore your spreads, your characters, and journeys you take them on. Your work is beautiful and inspiring 💗💗😍🦄

  14. I am so much in love with your PWM. Thanks to you I really steped out of my comfort zone and with lots of inspiration from you I made my PWM for march with a story of my own children and their trip to a warm country. Thank you so much and I cant wait for your next video 🙏🏻❤️

  15. Oh so beautiful, loved the video and the story what an inspiration you are. So happy to have found you as well as the other ladies. And I love the collaboration instead of competition. Just amazing and beautiful work.

  16. Words can't even express how much I adore your commentary. Not only is your artwork absolutely magical, the way you speak and the words you choose are so lovely; resulting in your videos becoming a magnificent masterpiece ❤️

  17. I came over from ‘My life in a bullet’. Your story is heartwarming and your voice is soothing! I am now a subscriber and look forward to future monthly spreads. 🐻

  18. Hi, Christine! Your creations look so amazing and breath-taking like they were drawings on postcards or illustrations on book pages. Thanks for sharing them!:)

  19. Thanks for making this available on your Etsy shop!! I just order it and can't wait to get my goodies ^___^ I like how you add a story, too. I'm happy to hear the story about the bear; I absolutely love bears!

  20. i just discorver your work, i love it, it is really poetic. you have your own style, it change ! i will follow you on insta too. Big crush !

  21. wow!your narrative was stunning. Your story flowed exquisitely and emotions in the story and on the bear truly evoking.😊😊so much to learn from each other so true. !! so inspiring so creative thank you christina

  22. Wow, this is an amazing plan with me. The story behind your theme for this month is just as amazing. Loved it!

  23. I love how you made a story out of your illustrations. This is requires so much more than just artistic talent, or just using basic motifs. Looking forward to watching more videos!

  24. Dear Christine. I waited to watch your Video till I got the Time and the Peace to really give it the appreciation it deserves. Your drawings are stunning and beautyful. Your concept is motivating and it gives me peace and calms me down. Thank you

  25. I was thinking a cool theme to do for April and May would be along the saying “April showers bring May flowers” with April you can incorporate rain and the bears journey through hard times with a positive outlook. Then for May do a spread of Flowers with maybe a bear/bunny reunion or maybe bring in a new friend for the bear. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the months and maybe this can bring you inspiration!

  26. I JUST WANT BOTH THE BEAR AND THE BUNNY TO BE HAPPY. loved this! All your paintings and drawings are beautiful!

  27. I love how you filmed this video! It's absolutely gorgeous <3 This month I did a coffee theme and I think it's my favourite Plan WIth Me video I've filmed to date! (because I am obsessed with coffee hahaha)

  28. This video was very inspirational. I quoted you in my "Thoughts" spread. Inspiration doesn't come to you, you have to make your way to it. Thank you!

  29. Accidentally ordered a bullet journal and I’ve been looking through a lot of videos and I absolutely love you. Thank you for your ideas and help

  30. Oh my I sent a message before I finished watching the video again I love you I love your voice I love the fact that he sound like you are reading a story to a young child or just anyone. I have subscribed

  31. You have been a big help now I can start . I have watch a lot of your videos, but this one is so soothing that I have watched it several times.

  32. Wow! I am blown away. I am so relieved that I have stumbled upon your channel. Thank you for being you. ❤

  33. I absolutely love your use of a story as part of your bullet journal. I've been using my bujo for 2 years and it has devolved into a calendar and list of to-dos. I'm so inspired to add in a monthly theme, maybe a story, and QUOTES! I used to use quotes, but I lost them along the way. Love what you are doing 🙂

  34. Your video is just mesmerizing, I was feeling the story of the bear. I feel uplifted and inspired. Thank you so much, I’m going to have a look through your other videos now!

  35. Beautiful! New sub here! So sad that I missed the give away though… Tfs…love your style! 😍💕💕💕💕💕

  36. It was so relaxing to watch you draw your spreads and tell us the story. I am new to your channel today, but will be back!

  37. I can’t believe how talented you are! That bear is so impressive and I love the gold. I just made a bullet journal April video and would love if you checked it out! It would be my dream to collab with you 🙂

  38. Man, i really should have watched this video at the beginning of March. It really resonated with my current struggles and would have done a lot to set a helpful mood. I've been so burned out that I'm actually sick enough to warrant a doctor appointnent 😭
    But! My family is taken care of and healthy again. And i even reapplied to college to finish my degree left off from 2011. Now that I'm admitted, I'm thinking about if i want to stick with a traditional planner or make a bullet journal. Being organized at least gives me a bit of control.
    Thank you for your calming and inspiring videos. I'm going to make up missing out this March and watch April's video now. ❤

  39. You should write children's stories- you're illustrations are stunning and I love the story element to your journal.
    Also- have you ever considered writing a book on journaling and illustration- I feel there's a gap in the market!

  40. you need to collab with Amandarachlee!!!!!!! you and her are my favorite youtubers, (but I like your style more) don't get me wrong Amanda is amaze balls but I just like you style

    lots of luv

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