Wow, I can’t believe it’s already May!
Where is the time going? Can you believe we’re almost half-way through 2018?
As promised, today I am bringing you guys my monthly spread for May which includes a cover page, a bit of monthly organization, and a mood tracker.
This post will be more of me showing my spread, rather than trying to teach you guys how to create it. However, if there is anything you have questions on after reading this post, you can always leave a comment below or contact me on Instagram @9to5bulletjournal.
Also, if you happen to recreate anything from the blog, make sure to post it on Instagram and tag me or use the hashtag #9to5bulletjournal so I can see your lovely creations! Now, let’s get started.
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I decided to use a lot of flowers in this month’s spread because as they say, “April showers bring May flowers”, and now it’s finally May!
This cover page really just happened by accident, because I started making the scalloped design around the center box, not really sure of what I wanted to create, and as I made row after row, it began to look like the center of a sunflower. I used two different browns in the center of the flower and two different yellows for the petals to give the flower some depth.
I tried to stick with fun, spring colors for the center box where I wrote May and more traditional colors for the actual flower. I chose not to fill in the white spaces between the petals but you could alter this design as much as you’d like, you could even create a different type of flower.
I really like how this page turned out and it makes me feel like it’s finally spring! Seeing sunflowers gives me hope that summer is on the way.
If you need any help trying to draw a sunflower, I recommend going on to Pinterest or Google and looking up drawings of sunflowers. This is how I got inspired to draw my flower and it helped me with the small details like the lines in the petals, which makes a big difference.
Goals and Events:
Then I created my monthly ‘organization’. I used this page to track my goals and events for the month.
I created a little 3-D box with my mini calendar in it to mark my events on and I color-coordinated each event with the day that it’s happening on.
On the bottom left I chose to make a goals list to set myself some reasonable goals in the month of May. As I accomplish these goals, I will mark them off my list. And I made sure to leave a little room at the bottom, as events and goals can change through out the month.
I did something special with the title on this page that I had never done before. I created an overlay design with the text, putting ‘2018’ over the word ‘MAY’. If you like this design, keep checking back into the blog because I will be doing a tutorial on two ways to create this type of title on Friday.
The final page I created for this month was the mood tracker. Again, sticking with that shower/flower theme, I made it so each rain drop could be colored in with a different color to represent my mood each day.
As you can see on the left-hand side of the page, I included a little color-coordinated key to represent 5 different levels of emotion ranging from happy to angry.
I made sure to create 31 rain drops exactly that will later be filled in. If you’d like to keep track of the individual days, too, you could always make slightly larger rain drops and add the day of the month in the center of the drop.
I added color to this page by alternating purple and fuchsia for the flowers, using two types of green for the grass, and shading in the cloud’s perimeters with a grey marker.
If you’re interested in creating a mood tracker, but this one doesn’t really suit your style, you can check out the Gumball Mood Tracker that I created last week.
And that’s the monthly spread.
If there are any little details that you have questions about, don’t hesitate to comment below or contact me on Instagram. If you’re interested in any of the materials that I used, you can also see those below:
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