Some Recent Art

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HEY! Are you well?

I have been busy doing lots of art over the past week, and I wanted to show you all! I have been trying to get into illustrations lately, because I like a certain style, and hey, why not try it out? Hehe. Alrighty, lets get to it, shall we?

And more ATC’s. (I have a post with more here(: ) I really like making these!

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I made a birthday card for one of my Mom’s friends. (It seems like there are a lot of birthdays in February for me…🤔)

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Then there’s this oddly lighted and angled photo of one of my illustrations. (Heh!) I like this one. (It oddly resembles my cousin…) I have more illustrations, but for some reason I didn’t take a picture of them):

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Hehe. Then, of course I had to take some super aesthetic photos! (AHEM. WHY IS MY FOOT IN THERE? 😂)

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I haven’t “watercolored” in a while, so I quickly sketched something out…

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Voila! I like this one. (Hehe, whenever I paint/draw a house it has a red door!)

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Yet another quick sketch…

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I like how this one turned out, too. The first one was supposedly a mountains cape, and this one is a farm scape. (I didn’t use any references, so I don’t know how accurate these are🤣)

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Then I started lining out another illustration. I found this piece of paper and decided to put it to good use!

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TAA DAA! I like how she turned out okay. I think I’ll remember next time not to use Tombow brush pens, though.

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These were the thumbnails I used.

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I think I’ll use this one for later. (: I like it((:

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And then this. ((: Hehe. I like this random girl on a chair! (;

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The Supermoon tonight(:

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this post! I really enjoyed making all the art.  Thank y’all so much for reading! I hope your day is great!

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Would you like to see more art in the future? Do you have a favorite piece? Can you see the supermoon tonight? Do you like illustrations?

A Little Bit of February Bullet Journaling

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Hello! It is now February, and with the start of a new month brings new pages in my bullet journal!

I, much to my deep sadness, don’t have as many pictures as my January BUJO Series, but I have a few, including some of my Mom’s that I did for her. I have been using my bullet journal a lot lately. I did similar things to last month’s pages, but I always give it a different style each month. I didn’t do step-by-step pictures this time, but, if you want to, hopefully you can still get some ideas if you need them!

This is my Mom’s habit tracker I made her. She only has three things for this month (😳 I have like 12!:)) She wants to read her Bible every morning, (or at least once a day. That’s one of my goals, too.) She uses this workout app called Seven, and she wants to drink 64oz. of water a day.

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Oh, Well, I guess I did do a little pictures of the before-sketch(: I was sketching out her February calendar, except I could only fit 24 squares on these first two pages, but I put the last four on the next page(: (More on that below) I could’ve fit them all in, but my Mom wanted bigger squares to write more things down in.

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And *BAM* I was finished. 😜 Mom’s current favorite color is a purple-y blush color. (No, really. She painted our door that color and my Dad is in manly disgust. He calls it pink😂) Her bullet journal is that color, too! (she’s really on a roll😀)

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I put the day in the color and I made a little box in the right-hand corner for the date.

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On the other page where there were the four last boxes, I put her a little February goals box. She picked the colors, and I think they’re rather nice!

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This is my February page. I did everything (mostly) that I did for my Mom, except the Polaroid and the To Do section. I made my calendar look like, well, calendar pages(; I made a goals section, too, and I put my most important “To Do’s” up there.

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I also drew, with my Fudenosuke, (one of ’em🤷🏼‍♀️) a little shadow, just for an extra touch😉

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This is my water tracker. It’s identical to my last one. I really need to figure out a different format for this…🤔

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This is my habit tracker for the month. (See? I have a lot! heheh.) I messed up when I was writing the label for this, so I got my black masking tape out (why do I even have that?:)) and my white pens. I think it came out pretty cool. It was a lot different from my norm, but I like it(:

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AUGH! BLURRY!!?

*Cough, gasp* Can you tell I don’t like blurry photos? I don’t know why I didn’t see this!

This is my weekly log. I started it this week (in the BUJO) on the 4th to skip the weekend(: I have this week wash tape from Target that I used. Except, it doesn’t have Sunday on it. *Why?*

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That’s a wrap for this post! Thanks much for reading, friends! I hope you have a happarvelous day! (happy+marvelous…? okay, no.)

I hope you all have a wonderfab day! I hope it’s a goodie!

~theJunebugblog

DIY: Cute Valentine’s Day Cards

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Hi!!!!!

Are all of you well this fine day?

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! I always like making little Valentine’s around this time every year, and this year I wanted to show y’all how I do them! Let’s get right in to it.

So first, grab some scrapbook paper of your choice. (one big sheet is enough unless you’ll be switching) I chose pink and, later, one with hearts. (look at that funny little sun ray/spot on the paper😚)

 

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Then fold it in half. (any way)

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Then draw half on a heart right on the crease. (this helps to get the perfect shape)

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Voila! Smooth it out straight and flat.

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Then make 2-3 more. Leave the first flat, the second one half-folded, and the third mostly-folded.

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Then I got out our ancient hot glue gun😄 You can use a glue stick or the like, but I always find hot glue works best.

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While I waited for it to heat, I got out my card I was going to use.

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Then I glued the half folded heart to the flat one.

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Then add the mostly folded to the bunch. You can make it as big, add as many layers and colors as you want, but I only did three for now.

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Then add your little heart cluster in one of the upper areas. (or lower. There are going to be words) I put mine in the mid-upper right.

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Then sketch out the words you want and the basket. (It’s a hot air balloon😄)

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Voila! I used my Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip for the words and clouds. (Although I used no pressure on the clouds; they were just sketchy lines.)

 

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Then I got out a different sheet of scrapbook paper for the next one!

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I got three puzzle pieces for this next one that says “I love you to pieces” I thought this saying was really cute, so i’m a’ gonna use ‘er!

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Then flip your scrapbook paper over and trace and cut them out.

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I forgot to take a picture of me doing this, but there! It’s finished! I just wrote it down using my Tombow Fude hard tip. (And AUGH! Points off for blurriness!)

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Well, I hope you enjoyed this short DIY On Valentine’s Cards! Thank you so much for reading, friends!

ALSO: Big thanks for 25 Followers, you guys! Thank you so much!

~theJunebugblog

 

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 5

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Ah, Hello there! I’m glad to see you!

Today is day 5 of my Bullet Journal setup series/daily posts! I can’t wait to get started with this post today.

I’m going to be showing a few different pages, since they’re pretty short and simple.

 

This first on is my passwords page. If you’re anything like me, this is great to have. I’m always forgetting my passwords to things! To start out, All you do is label the page. I named mine “Passwords.” I thought that was super creative! (😂)img_9003

Then you just write out the websites/other that the passwords go to. After you do that, finish by writing down the passwords!

Also, sorry about this weird lighting! I have this strange light in my closet where my desk is.

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And little doodles of locks and bolts and safes always make everything better!

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Pretty easy, right? Of course, you could make this however you want to! Yay! Onward.

 

This next photo I sadly didn’t do step-by-step, but I should’ve, because it’s my favorite! LOOK! It’s a tiny little bookshelf! I love making these little shelves. They’re actually SUPER simple. All you do is out line the shelf in whatever color your heart desires, then color in thick (ish. I just use full pressure on my Tombow pens/thick side on Crayola markers) colorful lines and place various objects on/beside them and then write the books I want to read! And it’s adorable!

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And this next on is a little letter tracker I use. It’s fun to look back on the month and see the letters you got and sent out! I just draw a line from the person I got the letter from to me sending one out.

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There It is for today! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading! Two days left! Come back tomorrow!

~theJunebugblog

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 4

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Greetings, all!

Are you in good health? I hope so!

Today we’re creating a habit tracker! I use this every night before I go to bed. First, I had to list all my most important habits and picked the most important ones.

First I drew a long rectangle. I used my dots as the size for the lines. I drew the lines 31 dots apart length wise, and 12 dots height wise. Then I followed the dots and filled in the rectangle with lines, creating a square grid.

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I didn’t put numbers outside of the squares, but you could if you wanted too. I also wrote the colors I used at the bottom. It looks best if you fill them in using the same color for each habit.

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There ’tis! I hope you enjoyed!

Come back ttooommoorrrooww!

~theJunebugblog

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 2

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HI! *waves hand with a big grin*

Are you well?

I have my first couple pages of my Bullet Journal prepared! I’m excited to show you! I started out just writing my name. (I added my phone number later😊)img_8552

This is just my starter page, walking into 2019.

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Now we’ll get on with it!

Okay, here is the first page of my new Bullet Journal. I always do this at the beginning of the month. I like to see everything that I have coming up laid out for me.

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I’ve just started doing this “year at a glance” in this past year! I really like how they look. Here’s how to do it:

1) Draw two half-inch thick bars across the page, top and bottom of the page, looking like a floating shelf or something like that.

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2) Draw two lines down the page, then do three lines across, creating twelve rectangles/squares. Draw the numbers of the days of each month inside the squares, along with the name of the month, all the way down.

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It ends up looking really cute! I did this in pencil, for, well, I don’t know why! Hehe.

I highlighted holidays in blue, birthdays in pink, and events in grey. There’s a lot going on this year!

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How do you like these designs? Did you like this post? Do you BUJO?

Well, come back tomorrow! 5 days left!

Have a 🎶woonndeerrffull ddayyy!🎶

~theJunebugblog

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 1

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Bonjour!

Today I am starting a week long series on Bullet Journaling! I called it my 2019 Setup because, well, it is, but doing a series is so much more fun! 😀

I have been doing a bullet journal since the start or 2018, but I recently had to buy a new one for the start of 2019!

For the first day of this series I shall be talking about the journals because, well, you kinda need one of those! HeeHee.

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I have tried multiple different Bullet Journals before I really started a BUJO, but I, so far, have only found two that work well for me.

The first thing I ever tried for a Bullet journal in 2017 was just a regular journal. (Sadly I don’t have any pictures of it) But the paper quality in everyday college-ruled journals isn’t very good quality for using deep pigmented pens. (or even black pens!) They ghost, and they sometimes even bleed through! I thing the regular weight of printer/notebook paper is 50-80 GSM.

(Ghosting is when you can see the color from the other side of the paper, and Bleeding is when the ink seeps through the paper to the next page.)

The next thing I tried was a blank sketchbook from Walmart. It has thick, high grade paper, and it doesn’t bleed or ghost. I believe the weight of this sketchbook paper is about 200-ish GSM. I really liked it, but it was missing a lot of things that I needed for using it everyday, like: Numbered pages, an index, a grid (I don’t like lines, but I do like light dots) I think the price was about $4-5 dollars.

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The Walmart Sketchbook

I used it everyday, though! I enjoyed the thick pages and the size. I had to draw in my own key on this trip, and index. It worked pretty well, but it cut into my pages count, having to write it all out. But an index is necessary for my BUJO.

The next journal I got, very recently, was a set of three Moleskine journals from Target. (I’ve seen them a LOT of other places, though. You can get them almost anywhere.) They’re $15 dollars for 3, and if you just get one, they’re $7, I think. They’ve been around for awhile, and I had heard good things about them…

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They are very pretty, great sized journals, for Pencil. Don’t get this for a Bullet Journal!!! I was quite disgusted by the quality of this Journal. The pages are only 60 GSM?!!?😱 Eww! They ghost with the lightest colors, and they bleed with dark colors like burgundy and black. the picture below is of the ghosting. I had too hot-glue two pages together and I could still see the ink through the third page! Also, you can feel the indents of the pencil on the backside of the page. I pulled apart the pages I glued together to take a picture go it. You can see the bleeding and ghosting from the backside!! Look at the ink bleeding above my thumb!!!

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I really don’t like these journals. They’re also missing an index and numbered pages, but they do have 16 perforated pages in the back, and a pocket. Eww. DON’T BY THESE!

Okay. My newest Journal, the one I’ve been using, is from Amazon. It’s called “Minimalism Art” Journals, and they came with a 5 star rating and they have either 120 GSM or 160, I can’t remember😂 I really like it. It’s got numbered pages, and index, two bookmarks, and a pocket. Look! It’s came in a box! It was priced at about $13 for this color, but some, like the pink one they have, was $14 or $15.

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They have four different options for the paper, plain, lines, dotted or squared. I got dots. It has a lot of pages, so it should last me awhile.

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I really jumped back and forth between getting cream or this tan color, and I ended up with tan. (I was afraid white/cream would get to dirty.)

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I really like the dots and the numbered pages and the two bookmarks. They’re very helpful!

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And I like that the dots aren’t too dark, yet you can still see them.

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It has a nice deep pocket. I carry my Tombow blending picture, and stickers and such.

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I got a few pens to test out. A Tombow Dual, Gel pen, Koi Brush, Fudenoske, Le Pen, and a Zebra pen.

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Sorry for the odd lighting!

I drew them on. Gladly, it shows the same color, and doesn’t change it. (Sometimes page colors change the color of the pens!

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It does ghost a little, but not drastically. I can definitely deal with this!

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Again, weird lighting!

I would defiantly recommend this journal for any Bullet Journalers. (That’s definitely a word🤣) This one and the Walmart sketchbook are probably the best. The other ones I hope to try in the future are: Lechtturm 1917 and Archer and Olive.

Thank you so much for reading! Come back tomorrow!

~theJunebugblog