Bullet Journal

How to draw a Mood Tracker with Ghosts for October and beyond!

Looking for some inspiration for your October Mood Tracker? Here are our mood ghosts to track your feelings or your mood.

This Mood Tracker with Ghosts is not just perfect for Halloween and therefore October but also for the dark time of the year.

How to Draw Mood Tracker with Ghosts

This Mood Tracker Ghosts are so easy to draw that even your kids can draw them in a couple of minutes. Just follow these simple steps. Also, you can click on the links below if you want to jump to that part of the video.

  • 01:20 Adding the Black Drawing Paper to the Page
  • 03:04 Writing the Heading
  • 04:07 Drawing the Mood Ghosts
  • 07:49 Colouring the Mood Ghosts
  • 11:45 Outlining the Mood Ghosts 
  • 13:50 Adding Some Stars to the Background
  • 14:23 Numbering your Mood Ghosts
  • 14:51 Adding the Legend
  • 15:56 Tracking your Mood 

Material

You just need some basic drawing skills and materials for this tutorial.

Adding the Black Drawing Paper to the Page

First, you have to roughly measure the area of your page where you will be going to glue the black drawing paper. Get the measurement of its length and width. 

After measuring your page, it's time to measure your black drawing paper. You need a black paper that is smaller than your bullet journal page, so adjust your measurement for it.

Cut off the black sheet and glue it into your page. Glue it a little bit inclined.

Writing the Heading

Now, write your Mood Ghost heading using your pencil.

Drawing the Mood Ghosts

Use your pencil to draw your Mood Ghosts. Basically, they are just half ovals with wiggly lines at the bottom.

Don't forget to count your ghost. Draw 31 ghosts for October.

Colouring the Mood Ghosts

After you have completed drawing your 31 ghosts, it's time to colour them with your white acrylic paint. Wait for your first layer to dry before you add your second layer.

Outlining the Mood Ghosts

Make your Mood Ghosts more defined. Outline them with your black stabilo pen. Just go all over them once again.

Adding Some Stars to the Background

This is so easy. Use your white sharpie and drop some dots to your black background.

Numbering your Mood Ghosts

Number your Mood Ghosts from 1-31 using your fine liner.

Adding the Legend

Write the legend to the left page. I use 8 moods or feelings but you can add more or less to your page.

Tracking your Mood

Now that you have your Mood Ghosts and your legend, you can now start tacking your mood for each day!

Want more Halloween-inspired drawings for your page? You can learn more from our How to Draw a Pumpkin Bear tutorial

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Fall To Do List for your Bullet Journal

Do you have a bunch of things to do this fall but you don’t know how you’re going to keep track of all of them? Or maybe just a few small ones? Well, then this is the perfect tutorial for you since I’m going to teach you how to make a to do list so you can get things done this fall, big or small. 

Also, if you want inspirations for your other bullet journal spreads, you can check out our Fall Reading List for your Bullet Journal and Fall Project Planner. These will help you keep things organized.

How to Create Fall To Do List for your Bullet Journal

It’s pretty easy and simple so it shouldn't take too long for you to make these by yourself, or with others. Just follow my instructions and it’ll be a breeze.

You can always click on the links below beside the play button if you want to repeat or jump to that part of the tutorial.

  • 01:05 Write the Title of the Spread
  • 01:35 Draw a Box
  • 02:26 Draw a Pumpkin Inside the Box
  • 02:51 Add Washi Tape to the Spread
  • 04:02 Make the To-Do List Marker
  • 05:05 Write the Headings 
  • 05:51 Colour the Drawings 
  • 06:16 Your Fall To Do List is Ready!

Material

If you decided to make your own Fall To Do List, here is what you need.

Get your materials and let's get started!

Write the Title of the Spread

First, get your fineliner and write “fall” in cursive on the top right of the left page. Then, write “to do” below it. Outline the words to make them more detailed and prettier. Now, draw a few leaves beside the heading you wrote to add to the fall aesthetic we’re going for. And maybe, if you want, you could add little dots here and there.

Draw a Box

Now, make a box beside the heading you just wrote. Use the set square to get straight lines. This will be where we draw a pumpkin later. 

Draw a Pumpkin Inside the Box

Next, draw lines on the side and on top of the box. They should have varying space thicknesses. Meaning some should have big spaces and some small spaces.

Then, draw a pumpkin inside the box.

Add Washi Tape to the Spread

Now, put your black washi tape below the square. If it doesn’t turn out like how you wanted it to look, you can always peel it off. That’s why I love using washi tape for my headings, they’re easy to peel off if you make mistakes. This will be where we put our headings for the to-do lists.

Make the To-Do List Marker

Next, draw straight lines below it and add dots to the right side of it like how it shows on the photo. The dots will mark where you will put your to do’s. So, if you're finished with a to-do, you can cross it out.

Write the Headings

Now, write the headings using your white sharpie or metallic marker on the washi tapes. The headings will be the type of goals or to-do’s you will write below. Be careful with the white sharpie as it will smudge so let it dry first for a bit. If it does smudge, or you made a mistake, then you can always peel off the washi tape and redo it again.

Colour the Drawings

Now for the fun part! Get your Zebra Mildliners, or any felt tip pens you have, and start coloring in the lines beside the box. Since we’re going for a fall theme, use fall colors. You can choose what colors to put in whichever order you like. In this one, we’re coloring the wide spaces. Then add color to the leaves beside the “fall to-do list”, too!

If you don't have time to create your Fall To Do List Spread, you can always go to our store and there you can find the spread to download. You can print it and transfer or just glue it to your Bullet Spread. 

Your Fall To Do List is Ready!

You now have something to plan for all the major and smaller things you have to do this fall. Now you can stay organized. Share this with your friends and family so that they can keep track of the big things they have to do, too!

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Tutorial: How to draw a Pumpkin Bear (not just for your Bullet Journal!)

Here's a fun fact about pumpkins and bears. It is usual to see bears eating pumpkins, especially if they are relatively fresh. This vegetable is not considered a staple food of bears, but these cuddly animals will eat just about anything to bulk up ahead of winter. 

This little Pumpkin Bear is great for your Bullet Journal but it's also nice to just practice drawing. You can also add "him" to a card or create mugs, pillows and/or stickers with my Pumpkin Bear Set!

How to Draw a Pumpkin Bear

It doesn't look like a beginner drawing tutorial but I promise it's absolutely manageable! I walk you through, step-by-step.

  • 01:02 Draft the Pumpkin Bear
  • 03:17 Make the Pumpkin Bear Bolder
  • 05:28 Colouring the Pumpkin Bear 

Material

You need a few materials for this tutorial. Here's what I've used.

Draft the Pumpkin Bear

Get your pencil and let's start drafting the pumpkin bear. Draw a circle for the bear's head. Then use smaller circles for its ears. After that, draw the other parts of its body and the pumpkins. Go with circles and ovals for this step so you can draw your pumpkin bear easier.

Make the Pumpkin Bear Bolder

Use your fine liner to go over your draft to make it look more defined. After doing that, rub off any unwanted pencil lines.

Do that with your page title also.

Colouring the Pumpkin Bear

Start colouring your bear with a light brown colour. You can use a darker shade of brown for the edges or just use the same shade you first used but colour the edges heavily to create a 3D effect.

Now, get your orange colour and start filling in your pumpkins. Colour your leaves green, of course. But you can always colour your Pumkin Bear the way you want it.

There you have it! 

Always remember that you can draw this Pumpkin Bear any month of the year - not just for your bullet journal, but also for your other projects.

And because Halloween is around the corner, we have some more pumpkin drawing inspirations for you. Check out our weekly overview that you can easily draw yourself if you are looking for some tips and ideas on how to draw a pumpkin for your bullet journal.

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Fall Reading List for your Bullet Journal

If you love reading a lot of books, then you know that sometimes you keep hopping from one book to the other. Before you finish one book, you go to the next one and the cycle repeats, and before you know it, you have a pile of unfinished books. Well, if you have this problem then you’re in luck! This is the right tutorial you chose.

Here you will learn how to make a reading list which will help you stay organized and minimize book-hopping. You can do this with your other reader friends or by yourself. It’s pretty easy and pretty quick! Plus, you can customize it however you want.

How to Create Fall Reading List for your Bullet Journal

Just follow me through this tutorial and you’ll be done in a few minutes.

You can always click on the links below if you want to repeat or go to that particular step on how to create your spread.

  • 00:56 Draw a Vertical Line
  • 01:12 Add Washi Tape to the Spread
  • 01:40 Write the Heading
  • 02:24 Decorate the Spread with Books and Flowers
  • 02:56 Add Bullet Points 
  • 03:13 Add Colour to the Decorations 
  • 03:58 Your Fall Reading List is Ready!

Fall Reading List

If you don't wanna draw the Fall Reading List yourself, if you want to use it for your digital planner or if you enjoy much more to fill it out go to our store and you can grab it as a download!

Gather all you need and let's get started!

Draw a Vertical Line

First, pick up your pencil and put a marker on where you want your line to go. Or you can skip this part and immediately use your fineliner to draw vertical line at the center of your page. You can choose where to start. This line will separate the bullet points on the left and the list of books on the right side.

Just draw a line using the set square so that you get a straight one. You can draw this line anywhere as long as there’s room on the top or bottom for the other items you will be drawing.

Add Washi Tape to the Spread

Next, cut 2 pieces of black washi tape and add them to the top right corner of the spread. These pieces of tapes are where you write heading later.

Write the Heading

After that, get your white sharpie or metallic marker and write on the top washi tape, “Fall”, and on the bottom one, “Reading List”. Make sure you let it dry a little bit first or it’ll smudge. If it does smudge, or you don’t like how the writing looks, you can always peel off the washi tape and start over. That’s a great thing about washi tape, you can always peel it off if you make a mistake.

If you want some inspiration on how to decorate your bullet journal spreads using a washi tape, you can check out our Motivational Tracker, Things to Check Out, Pinterest Tracker, Fall project Planner, and a lot more.

Decorate the Spread with Books and Flowers

Now, pick up your fineliner again and draw the books, they go beside the washi tape. They're pretty easy to draw. Just draw two lines parallel to one another and draw curves on the sides. Then you add the details inside of the books.

After that, add the flower pot above the books and fill it with flowers. You can choose how they look. 

Add Bullet Points

Add dots beside the line as you see here. They will mark where you write the book titles. 

Add Colour to the Decorations

Now pick up your Zebra Mildliners, or whatever felt tip pens you have in hand, and add colour to the details of the books and the flowers. 

Your Fall Reading List Spread is Ready!

And voila! Finished. You now have your Fall Reading List spread. All you need to do is add the names of the books you will be reading! This is, after all, why you’re following this tutorial.

Now you know which book to read after you’ve finished one and you can stay away from book-hopping through fall. Now get your books and start reading!

If, for whatever reason, you can’t make your own Fall Reading List spread, then it’s okay! You can always go to our store to get a printable version of this which you can just print and transfer to your spread using a graphite paper, or just glue it on your bullet journal. That's so convenient for you.

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October Weekly Overview | Learn to draw a Pumpkin | Halloween

weekly overview

Halloween stands for a scary time but also for Pumpkins and lights and cuddling on Sundays. So here is a weekly spread you can easily draw yourself if you are looking for some tips and ideas on how to draw a pumpkin for your bullet journal.

How to Draw a Pumpkin

In this tutorial, I show you how to easily draw a Pumpkin for your weekly overview.

You can always click on the links below if you want to jump to that part of the video tutorial.

  • 01:51 Let's Start Drawing the Pumpkin
  • 02:35 Draw Circles around the Pumpkin
  • 04:07 Colour the Pumpkin 
  • 05:26 Write the Days of the Week inside the Circles 
  • 06:46 Fill Out The Whole Circles 
  • 10:37 Give Some Colour to the Background 
  • 11:14 Write the Dates of The Week 

Material

Basically, you just need your pencil and some coloured pen to draw your pumpkin.

Let's start to draw the Pumpkin

Grab your pencil and start drafting your pumpkin. Here, I draw my pumpkin on the center - half on the right and half on the left page.

Then, I add some leaves and vines so that it has dimensions.

Draw Circles around the Pumpkin

Use a coin to draw seven perfect circles around your pumpkin. Do mind their distances.

Colour the Pumpkin

Next, use your coloured pencils to colour your pumpkin. Here I use a lighter shade of orange first, and then I use a darker one to create a 3D effect.

Don't forget to colour your vines and leaves also.

Write the Days of the Week inside the Circles

Now, write the first letters of the days of the week inside your circles. Use any style you want to write them. But here, I use a hollow font for each letter because I want to fill out the whole circle later on.

Fill Out The Whole Circles

I use a black stabilo pen to fill out the circles. Of course, I leave out the hollow letters. You may use any colour you want to in this step.

After shading, you may want to go over your hollow letters and write them with a white sharpie.

Give Some Colour to the Background

After you've created your to-do list, you may now colour your background. Here, I colour my background lightly with green and orange shades.

Write the Dates of The Week

Beside your circles with the days of the week, write the corresponding dates for each day.

That's it, your Weekly Overview with a Pumpkin is ready!

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Draw a Mood Tracker Giraffe for your Bullet Journal

You may ask, what’s the purpose of a mood tracker? Well, it can help you connect your feelings to what happened that day. You can root out why you’re feeling sad, angry, annoyed, or happy and perhaps change it. It also helps you better understand your triggers, which are things that trigger a certain mood.

If you feel like you need a mood tracker then you’ve come to the right place! You’re going to learn how to make a simple giraffe mood tracker for yourself or with others who you feel like would want or need this. 

How to Draw a Mood Tracker Giraffe for your Bullet Journal

Here's an easy tutorial for you that will surely brighten up your mood. You just have to follow along as I guide you step by step on how to Draw a Mood Tracker Giraffe for your Bullet Journal.

You can just click on the links and you automatically go to that minute in the video.

  • 01:49 Let's Start Sketching the Giraffe
  • 02:58 Write the Title of the Spread
  • 04:00 Draw the Legend of your Mood
  • 04:33 Outline the Drawing
  • 05:45 Draw the Spots of the Giraffe 
  • 09:31 Colour the Giraffe

If you don't have time to draw your mood tracker, you can always go to our store and there you can download the printable. You can print and glue it to your spread, or you can use a graphite paper to transfer it. You have several ways to create your mood tracker.

Material

And if you decided to draw your mood tracker, here's what you need.

Scribbles That Matter*

Zebra Mildliner*

Micron Fineliner*

Let's Start Sketching the Giraffe

First, get your pencil and sketch an oval on your first page. This will be the head. Then make a rectangle that goes through the head. This will be the neck. Go down to the base of the rectangle and draw another, bigger oval for the body. If you make mistakes or if it doesn’t look like what you wanted, erase it and start again. Nobody gets things perfect their first try, and that's okay.


Next, add the details. Press a bit harder on your pencil this time. Then draw the ears and horns (these are called ossicones) on the giraffe’s head as shown in the picture. Fix the body of your giraffe by adding legs and a tail. Then draw a straight line going through your giraffe’s back.

Write the Title of the Spread

Before we write the title, let's make circles to decorate it.

Use a coin to draw four circles at the top of the next page. Use your set square to connect the circles. Draw two dots at the ends. Now write, “MOOD”, inside the circles. Below it write, “TRACKER.”

Draw the Legend of your Mood

Use your set square to draw a straight line below the title. Add little lines at each end as shown, these will mark the end of your mood scale. Now, grab your coin and draw three circles beside the line. These will be where we put the colors of your mood. Now write, “good” at the top of the scale and, “bad” at the end. 

Outline the Drawing

Now use your Stabilo pen and go over the lines you’ve drawn in pencil. I personally like thick lines in the outlines of my hand-drawn drawings instead of the micron fineliner, but you can choose whichever you like. 

Also, go over the line which represents the mood scale, with your stabilo pen. Now be careful here or you will smudge the ink with your set square.

Draw the Spots of the Giraffe

Now, grab your pencil again and draw spots on the giraffe’s body. If you make mistakes, don’t be scared to use your rubber or eraser.

?Grab your stabilo pen or micron fineliner and go over the spots you drew with pencil.

Then rub off any traces of pencil.

Next, use your  fineliner to write the days of the month in your giraffe spots. You will later color these spots in with the color that corresponds to your mood for each day. Then go over the numbers you wrote in pencil with your fineliner.

Colour the Giraffe

Now for the fun part! Grab your Zebra mildliners or any felt tips you have in hand right now, and colour the giraffe with yellow, except the spots. For the spots with no days written inside, I colour them brown.

Don't forget to colour your legend (the three circles on the right page of your spread).

I chose brown tones as it’s a giraffe we’re using for a mood tracker but that’s completely up to you. That’s what’s so great about bullet journaling, you can do anything you want and it will be fine and correct.

And that’s it!

You can now use the Mood Tracker Giraffe to track your mood each day of the month. 

Also, maybe you want to track your stress level together with your mood, so here's our Stress Tracker with a Cat in a Pillow for you.

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Add a Sleep Tracker to your Bullet Journal

If you are serious about tracking your sleep, this Sleep Tracker with a sloth will help you monitor your sleeping habits.

Sloths are adorable creatures. They spend most of their time sleeping on tree branches that's why it is a perfect decoration for your spread.

How to Add a Sleep tracker to your Bullet Journal

Here's an overview of what you will get in this tutorial. You can click the links below if you want to watch or go over a particular step on how to add a Sleep Tracker to your Bullet Journal.

  • 01:16 Create a Graph
  • 03:04 Draw the Sloth 
  • 04:20 Outline Everything 
  • 08:58 Colour the Sloth 
  • 11:57 Here's How to Use the Sleep Tracker

Material

Create a Graph

First, you need to build the horizontal and vertical axes.

The horizontal axis, which is on top, is for your sleeping hours. I usually sleep from 9:30 PM - 5 AM so I put broken lines under 9 Pm and 5 AM - of course, adjust it to your needs. While the vertical axis on the left part is for the days of the whole month. Also, write the "Sleep Log" heading on the left side.

You can use a triangle or any ruler to create your axes.

Draw the Sloth

On the right side of your spread, draw a sloth hanging on a branch. 

In case you don't want to draw this sleepy sloth, you can go to our store anytime and download a printable there. You can print it and glue to your bullet journal, or you can use a graphite paper to transfer the image. It's totally up to you.

Outline Everything

Next,use your fineliner to outline everything on your spread. Start it with your graph and heading.

Then outline also the sloth.

Colour the Sloth

Colour the sloth brown, the feet and hands gray. You can add another layer of colour if you want a darker shade. Also, you can use other colouring materials aside from mildliner, whatever you prefer if totally fine. Don't forget to colour the branch with brown.

Here's How to Use the Sleep Tracker

Use a highlighter to draw a bold straight line from the time you sleep until the time you wake up. Make sure to draw the line opposite to a particular day of the month. Your Sleep Tracker is like a graph where you can easily track if you are having a good night's sleep or not.

Add the Sleep Tracker to your Digital Journal

The Sleep Tracker is not just a spread for your Bullet Journal but also for your Digital Planner. I've added all necessary file formats so you can print out your Sleep Tracker for your Bullet Journal but you can also add it to your digital Journal.

If you have an iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil you can use the GoodNotes App and add a digital planner! Links are full clickable and you can add endless pages.

You can find it in our store.

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A Pinterest Tracker for your Bullet Journal

Are you active on several social media platforms? If yes, then you need a tracker so you can analyze what's going on especially if you want to grow your followers.

If you are active on Pinterest, you need a Pinterest Tracker! This tracker is inspired by the Walk of Fame but you can freely design yours to suit your needs for your other social media engagements.

How to Create a Pinterest Tracker for your Bullet Journal

Drawing your Pinterest Tracker is not that hard. You can finish it in less than 10 minutes. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to do it. Also, you can always click on the links and you automatically go to that specific step in the video. 

  • 1:22 Add a Black Washi Tape
  • 1:42 Write the "Pinterest" Heading
  • 2:13 Draw the Stars
  • 2:43 Make a Starry Pathway
  • 3:47 Colour the Stars
  • 4:11 Label the Stars

Materials

You will need these few materials for this tutorial, if you want to draw the tracker yourself:

I also have the ready-made Pinterest Tracker for you in our Planner Buddy Club!

Print it as often as you like for your Bullet Journal or add it to your Digital Planner - I've included all necessary files - JPG, PNG and PDF.

Add a Black Washi Tape

If you are following my tutorials, you might have noticed that I also used this technique for the Things to Check Out Spread for your Bullet Journal and the Motivational Tracker for your Bullet Journal: I can, I do, I will, I’ve done. If you are interested, you can check these tutorials anytime.

Decorating your spread with washi tape will make it more personalized. To do this, just cut a piece of black washi tape and stick it on the top of your page. The length should be perfect for you "Pinterest' heading.

Write the "Pinterest" Heading

After that, write "TRACKER" under the washi tape. Then, use your white Sharpie or metallic marker to write "Pinterest" over the black washi tape. You'll surely  notice the perfect contrast.

You can also peel off the washi tape if you are not happy with the result of your first attempt to write the heading. That's the beauty of using a Washi Tape stripe here.

If you want to make the word "TRACKER" standout, you can use your Tombow dual brush pen to make it bold. But you can leave out this step if you don't want to.

Draw the Stars

Here, I draw rounded-corners stars for my Pinterest Tracker, but you can draw any style of star, or any shape you want for your tracker, that's totally up to you.

Make a Starry Pathway

In this step, use your Micron fineliner to draw tiny stars to connect the bigger ones. And, also, you can draw as many stars as you want for your Pinterest Tracker.

Colour the Stars

Colour your stars with a light shade using your Tombow dual brush pen. You can go over it once again if you want a darker effect.

Label the Stars

Label your Pinterest Tracker. Write "Date" and "Followers" beside each big star.

You're done!

Use the spread to monitor your Pinterest followers or use this as an inspiration to track your other social media followers.

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Motivational Tracker for your Bullet Journal: I can, I do, I will, I’ve done

Bullet journals are motivational. Writing things down often make it seem more manageable and achievable. They are something of a mix of a daily planner, to-do list, and a diary.

So what makes you motivated? You can write them anytime you want on your journal. Create your own special Motivational Tracker and this will remind you of what you are, what you can do, what you will do, and your accomplishments.

Materials

For this tutorial you need a few materials. So here is what you need.

Of course you can draw the Motivational Tracker yourself but it is also available in the Sunset Scrapper Club!

How to Draw a Motivational Tracker for your Bullet Journal

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw this spread step by step. This will show you who you are, what you can, what you will, and what are your achievements.

This will surely motivate you every time you open your bullet journal.

Once you have all your materials needed, you can now follow along with me. Also, you can always click on the links and you automatically go to that minute in the video. 

  • 1:04 Let's Start Inscribing the Circles
  • 1:29 Drawing the Frame
  • 3:24 Putting the Black Washi Tape
  • 3:50 Writing "I AM", "I CAN", "I WILL", "I"VE DONE" on the Black Washi Tape
  • 4:40 Drawing the Moon and the Sun
  • 6:18 Putting the Bullet Points
  • 6:22 The Motivational Tracker is Ready!

Grab your bullet journal and let's get started!

Let's Start Inscribing the Circles

First, you need to inscribe circles with different sizes using a a pair of compasses.

Here, I draw a small circle in the middle, and draw a bit bigger circle around it. I need to draw another one as an outline.

Drawing the Frame

We need a frame for our motivational tracker, so for that, find the center of your frame using the set square.

Using a fineliner, I draw four straight lines to the sides - top, bottom, left, and right. I leave some space with the same size on each corner because we are designing that part later. 

Then, I draw a straight line just right through the center of the page.

Now, it's time to design the corners of our frame.

Draw curve lines on each corner, and draw another set of straight lines on the outer part of the first set of straight lines. You don't have to do this but I am doing it to make it bold. Close the squares and draw curves again.

That's it, we're done with the frame.

Putting the Black Washi Tape

Now that we have our frame, let's start designing the inside of our spread.

Grab your black washi tape and put some pieces on the spread. Tape two on the top, and another two at the bottom part. These pieces are where we are going to write for our next step.

Writing "I AM", "I CAN", "I WILL", "I"VE DONE" on the Black Washi Tape

Time to write on our black washi tapes.

Use your white shrapie to write "I AM" on the top left, "I CAN" on the top right, "I WILL" on the bottom left, and "I'VE DONE" on the bottom right.

You're getting motivated, am I right?

This motivational tracker is something unique and special because it has washi tape on it and white writings over the pieces of tape. You can always use a pencil for this part instead of a black washi tape, it's all up to you.

Drawing the Moon and the Sun

I use the brush pen to fill in the left part of the circle. This is the half of our moon.

Just don't forget to insert pieces of paper under the page to prevent bleeding.

Next, I use the fineliner to outline the circle. Don't mind it even if you don't achieve an exact circle. Just enjoy drawing it..

Then draw triangles on the other half of the circle. These are the rays of our sun.

Drawing the face is the fun part.

Our moon is sleeping and our sun is so alive, so draw a sleeping eye on the left and a wide-open eye on the right side. Don't forget to draw the smiling lips.

Putting the Bullet Points

Once you are done with the moon and the sun, it's time to put the bullet points because that is what this spread is all about - you want to write what you are, what you can, what you will do, and what you have already done or accomplished.

The Motivational Tracker is Ready!

You're spread is ready! You now have an appealing spread in your bullet journal. Start writing your achievements, goals, thoughts, inspirations, and other notes in an organized and creative way. There's no doubt that this will motivate you!

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Doodle Sheet: How to draw a Sloth for your Sleep Tracker

Draw a Sloth in eight easy steps. If you follow our Tutorial step by step it's not hard, I promise! First, go to the store, grab your free Workshop , print it out and start drawing!
Of course you can use it in your Bullet Journal or your Digital Planner. 

Here is how it looks in your Digital Planner:

Once you are done practising you can do it on your own, that's where it says "Your Turn!".

Don't forget to save your Sloth when you have drawn it digitally. You can use it for your Digital Planner or whatever you plan with it (e.g. creating stickers, mugs, pillows, etc.). When you sign up for our newsletter you get a PDF and 2 PNG files so you can print it out (go here) and put it into your Bullet Journal or just draw on a paper. But you can also add the PNG file into your digital journal and draw there - in any case you can easily practice drawing!

A Sleep Tracker for your Bullet Journal

Follow along! In this video I show you step-by-step to draw the sloth. Get your free Doodle Sheet, grab your pencil and join me!

A Sleep Tracker with a Sloth for your Bullet Journal or Digital Journal

We also have the Sleep Tracker "done for you" in our store. You do not just get the Sleep Tracker for your Digital Planner and/or Bullet Journal but also the separate PNG File with "just the sloth" so you can create endless projects from it!

If you want to use the graphic and the spread commercially, we also have you covered! There is a commercial use option in our store to choose so you can use the graphics for your own projects and sell them.

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Bullet Journal

How to add a Spread to your Bullet Journal

When you purchase a Bullet Journal Spread you usually download a ZIP file with all the needed files or an eBook with a link to download your ZIP file. This usually depends on the place where you've purchased the product.
For example: Some sites do not allow to upload ZIP files at all or they restrict the size of files to upload so you get an eBook with a link to your ZIP file.
In the end it doesn't matter. Let me give you an example if you purchase our Bookshelf Spread. In this case, if you get it from our store, you get a ZIP file since the download isn't that large.

What files are included?

 You get files for your digital planner as well as printable for your Bullet Journal. So you basically have three options. You can wether import the JPG or PNG files into your Digital Planner (find a Tutorial here) or print the PDF according to your needs (you get a PDF in A4, A5 and US Letter Size). Once printed you can wether adhere your print to your Bullet Journal or use graphite paper* to transfer it.

How do you print your PDF?

A PDF has the advantage that it looks the same on each computer, no matter if you are on a Mac or a Windows Computer.
Whether you can just double-click the PDF and it opens immediately or you need a separate program which is called Adobe Acrobat Reader. No worries, it’s free. You can download it here if you don’t have it already. Please install it on your computer

Now let’s print your PDF.

Just do a right-click on your PDF and choose "Open with" and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC as the program to open your file with.

Now choose File/Print.

A new window opens, now you can select which pages you want to print or if you want to print them all.

That’s it! Now your printer should start printing your Spread.

You can find the Bookshelf Spread and many other in our Store.

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Bullet Journal

Let’s draw: A Sloth under the Christmas Tree

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We see it everywhere! Christmas is close so I thought: Why not add it to our Bullet Journal as well? Right, no good reason not to do it so here you go - with the Weekly Spread, a Sloth under the Christmas Tree.
If you ever googled "sloth" you know these cute little things are about pure cuteness! Or maybe you watched the movie "Zoomania"* (If you haven't, it's a MUST DO 😉 ) and you see how a sloth can drive you crazy.

Material

You do not need a lot of material for your Weekly Spread "A Sloth under the Christmas Tree". Here is what I've used.

How to draw a Weekly Spread with a Sloth

Here is an overview what you'll learn in the video. Just click on the links and you automatically go to that minute in the video. I show you step by step how to draw this cute Sloth under the Christmas Tree. However, you can of course also draw something else into the middle of your Weekly Spread but I totally love that guy!

  0:55 Let's get started - scribing the Sloth
  6:29 Drawing the Outline
  7:24 Let's start colouring the Sloth
12:08 Adding the circles for the Weekly Spread
12:15 Colouring the circles for the week days
13:31 Adding the week days with the white sharpie
13:41 Draw the check boxes

Let's start drawing the Sloth under the Christmas Tree

Drawing the Sloth starts with scribing its lines with a pencil. If you are beginner and don't know how to do it, no worries, just go to our store and grab the FREE Workshop Sheet :D. It will help you to exercise drawing the Sloth, the Christmas Tree and the weekly spread as well.

Scribing the Sloth

Let's start our weekly spread by scribing the sloth. It doesn't have to be perfect if you use the pencil first. Then you can rub off all the unnecessary lines.

Drawing the Outline

For this drawing I like a bold outline. So I go over what I have just drawn with the Stabilo Pen.

Colouring the Sloth

Of course you don't need to use coloured Pencils you can also use your ?Zebra Mildliner*, or ?Acrylic Painting* - whatever you have and like best for your spread!

Adding Circles to your Weekly Spread

I use a coin here to draw my circles. Again I use a pencil, if I don't get the distance right and not make all seven circles (one of each day of the week) fit, I can get rid of them and start again.

Colouring the Circles for the Weekly Spread

Once again I use my Stabilo Pen to get an even filled circle. Be careful at this point, you cannot change things anymore.

Adding the Week Days with the White Sharpie

I know you can do what I'm doing here also without a white Sharpie. But, honestly, it gets much more decent this way. I can fill the entire circle and then just add the letter on top without worrying how I fill the circle.

Drawing the Check Boxes into the Weekly Spread

I put just a few check boxes for now next to each day of the week. Of course you can easily add more at a later time but having too many there quiet stresses me because it feels as if I never do enough.

Freebie: How to draw the Sloth under the Christmas Tree

Here is a freebie for you! When you watched the tutorial you know how to draw this cute Sloth and with this Workshop it gets even easier, you can try it first, step by step.
Find it in our store.

Weekly Spread "The Sloth under the Christmas Tree"

In case you want a quick result and don't worry about drawing everything yourself, here is the ready-made weekly spread for you. Print it and glue it into your Bullet Journal or use some graphit paper* to transfer it. 

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I really hope you enjoyed the tutorial. I'd love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment and if you don't mind, please share the workshop with your family and friends..

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Bullet Journal

Fall Habit Tracker for your Bullet Journal

What gets tracked, gets done, right? After all often we have things totally different in mind as they were in reality. Let's say: You think you have meditated quite often over the month and when you really track it or write it down somewhere you see that you have maybe meditated two times per week and even that not regularly.

And this is where a Habit Tracker comes into play! If you put it into your Bullet Journal you can tick the boxes when you did what. Just make sure you do not start with more than three different things per week you want to track - this can get a bit overwhelming.

You can easily draw this Fall Habit Tracker yourself but you can also get it in our store as a printable to download, print it or transfer it into your Bullet Journal with Graphit Paper*.

Material

You do not need a lot of material for your Fall Habit Tracker. Here is what I've used.

How to draw a Habit Tracker

Here is an overview what you'll learn in the video. Just click on the links and you automatically go to that minute in the video. I show you step by step how to draw this lovely Fall Habit Tracker. However, you can of course also use Christmas Doodles and colors for your Tracker and then you can use it for December. That's up to you!

0:55 Let's start drawing the Habit Tracker
1:43 Count the dot grid to get the Bullet Journal Spread right
1:54 Create 31 squares, one for each day of the month
2:45 Washi Tape for the Habit Tracker Heading
3:21 Let's use the White Sharpie
4:09 Color the Habit Tracker
5:43 Separate the boxes to track different habits
7:48 Fall Doodles
9:06 Let's color the Doodles

Let's start drawing the Habit Tracker

Drawing the Habit Tracker is first about counting the squares in your dot grid journal. Make sure that you have all 31 squares drawn - that is what you definitely need. After that you can easily draw "around" your box and put the Washi Tape on it. Don't forget - you can peel of the Washi Tape at any time. So if you use a pencil first you are save because you can change everything at any time.

Count the dot grid to get the Bullet Journal Spread right

Before you start doodling and/or setting up the heading make sure you have all 31 squares in your Journal you need.

Create 31 Squares, one for each Day of the Month

I have three squares width and four squares hight. For me that's the perfect size, then I can track three different habits over the month.

Washi Tape for the Habit Tracker Heading

Once I have drawn my box around the Squares I put in the piece of Washi Tape. The great thing is that I can peal it off at any time so it doesn't matter if it does not turn out right. 

Let's use the White Sharpie

I use the white sharpie to write on the Washi Tape. I use a thin one. This way I can add a doodle and maybe a few dots.

Color the Habit Tracker

Now I color my habit tracker with fall colours. Each row gets a different colour but it all fits to the other spreads. My fall colours are grey, orange, yellow, and a light green from the set of the Zebra Mildliner pens.

Separate the boxes to track different habits

Once the spread is coloured I just draw with the Micron Fineliner the lines for the different habits. This way I can easily cross off whatever I track for the month.

Fall Doodles

And last but not least I decided to put a few fall doodles around my spread. I just love these colours. Fall doesn't have to be a dark and sad time. It can be fun with the right attitude and colours around you.

Freebie "How to draw Fall Leaves"

Here is a freebie for you! When you watched the tutorial you know how easy it is to draw your own leaves but here is a spread to try it first, step by step. You can get it in our store.

Fall Habit Tracker

If you are short on time or simply want my Fall Habit Tracker, here you go. I've added the printable to our store. Download it, glue it into your Bullet Journal or simply use Graphit Paper to transfer it. 

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