I get a pat on the back for last month. I am terrible at completing “challenges” such as 30 day photo challenges or anything along similar lines. But I always give them a go (its like a bad addiction for me I guess), so last month I decided to try out the Iggle Daily Journal Challenge. Technically it would be my second time completing it, as I did it in January as well, but I didn’t share because I was trying to get use to doing it.
At the end of January I realized I really hated my journal I was using, and I have been getting more and more into Traveler’s journals, and a size that caught my eye is the Passport size. Its so tiny and cute! It was perfect! So I actually made my own insert, and used it as a journal. Now I am really inspired to design a new notebook each month and make changes to my designs and everything. Such as something I saw lots of people doing was writing the prompts at the start of the month, well I hadn’t put in any space for that in Februarys’, so in March’s journal I added two pages for writing in the prompts. I also added in holidays happening during the month on the bottom of the date’s respected page.
Something else I noticed during the month is that normal printer paper isn’t going to cut it. Normal printer paper is 20 pounds, which led to having a lot of bleed on my pages. I really didn’t like it. So while I was at work one day I went through all our different papers and found this really lovely 28 pound paper. I did some test prints and I think it’s going to do a nice job. I feels like butter and the print job of the cover and backing are a lot better.
I also have been treating my journal as more of an inspiration/positivity notebook. Which has actually really been making a difference in my everyday life. It’s like writing down something your thankful for everyday.
For March’s cover I wanted to start heading into spring, so I found this really lovely clip art. I adore how this insert came out. Be sure to follow my twitter for daily posts using my insert!