Feature Friday with @craftydeesigns

Feature Friday with @craftydeesigns

Hi journalers and planners! Thanks for tuning into my first Feature Friday.  Today's spotlight is on Deena aka @craftydeesigns. If you don't already follow this amazing human being, do so now!

I've been following Deena since the start of my own journaling journey.  She is incredibly active in the Bullet Journal® community on Instagram and regularly partakes in the #RockYourHandwriting challenges. I fell in love with one of her prompts that she wrote in her journal and had to hand-letter it because it was so good.  Here's a side by side of her original post and mine!

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How to Draw: Monstera Leaf

Here's another drawing tutorial.  This has shown up in my spreads a few times and I absolutely love drawing them because they are super easy but instantly adds a pop to any spread.

 

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Grab your template here for easy tracing of the teardrop shape.

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If you tried out this tutorial in your journal let me know! Tag photos with #inkbyjeng and @inkbyjeng so that I can add you to the upcoming feature on my site!

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How to Draw: Banana Leaf

My tropical leaf April theme has me so excited.  I've been filling my weekly spreads and my collections with banana, palm and monstera leaves. This theme was inspired by my love for all things tropical and my recent trip to Sydney, Australia where I think I took more photos of giant leaves than people.

I decided to do a how to draw banana leaf tutorial within my Bullet Journal®. Follow me on Instagram for more tutorials!

Feel free to grab this starter template for Step 1 to copy in your journal. Print it, slip it behind the pages and trace!

Bullet Journal: Weekly Log 2017 Week 11

Bullet Journal: Weekly Log 2017 Week 11

This is my 2017 Week 11 log. It features pops of colored pencils, patterned and calendar stamps and a layout that is still incredibly functional!

I say this all the time because it's true: my bullet journal really is my happy place.  These colors and these shapes will keep me smiling this week.

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Instagram Challenge: #serifwritingchallenge

Instagram Challenge: #serifwritingchallenge

My theme for February: chic, modern and luxe. For me, this means clean lines and classic fonts. And it doesn't get more classic than a good serif font.

Serif: "a slight projection finishing off a stroke of a letter in certain typefaces." A classic serif font would be Times New Roman. With beautiful handwritten fonts and modern calligraphy, we have really turned bullet journaling around and have been creating beautiful spreads. But I haven't seen many bullet journal headers utilizing a serif font. I know for me, these fonts are difficult to draw consistently. Luckily I've been able to cook up some really helpful stickers that I've been using in my bullet journal.

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Dynamic Kanban Board in your Bullet Journal

Dynamic Kanban Board in your Bullet Journal

I practice the Kanban methodology at work. It's a process that started with Toyota and has been frequently leveraged by software developer teams. I've had great success using it at work and figured I could start adding it to my bullet journal to track the projects I've been working on for INKBYJENG Etsy.

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Tutorial: DIY Felt Ornaments

Tutorial: DIY Felt Ornaments

If you've been following my Instagram Story you've probably seen my holiday ornaments. I'm super excited this year because this will be the first year that my husband and I buy a tree together! What better way than to celebrate with DIY ornaments? I'm a huge fan of felt because it's easy to work with and inexpensive. I usually prefer a hand sewing my felt together, but I've been time constrained and decided to use my trusty glue gun. Get the free tutorial and template below!

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Bullet Journaling For Your Inner Perfectionist

Bullet Journaling For Your Inner Perfectionist

Within the last two months I have become a regular user of the bullet journal system. My sister-in-law mentioned that she was using it and had an Instagram account for it. I was already familiar with the system having seen Ryder Carroll's kickstarter, but I wasn't convinced that it would help me. But after a finding a ton of inspiration online, I knew I had to try. It has greatly improved my daily routine and has really helped me to rekindle my love for drawing.

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Make: Baby's First Prints - Nursery Decor

Make: Baby's First Prints - Nursery Decor

I recently decorated my sister's nursery with a black and white theme.  She had purchased a first prints kit from Carter's, but the colors didn't match the theme.  I had suggested that I could look for a frame with two open windows.  It turns out nothing really fit what I was looking for.  Baby prints are pretty small so the standard 4x6 and 5x7 windows were too big.  So I decided to try cutting my own custom mat for this project.

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Make: Sewing a Tiny Racerback Tank

Make: Sewing a Tiny Racerback Tank

It's sunny in San Francisco and I'm in dire need of new tank tops.  I live in my workout clothes because they are comfortable and are racerback.  I've been on the hunt for woven racerback tank tops, but most don't fit my short torso, so I decided to make my own!  I found Pinterest to be full of ideas for making the Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank and Wiksten Tank.  Larissa from mmmcrafts even provides a great post where she compares both tanks.  However, these two patterns don't provide racerback options.

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