New Paperblanks Dot Grid Planners for Bullet Journaling

Paperblanks Introduces Special Notebooks for the Bullet Journaling Community

One of the most talked about ways of  getting organized is the bullet journal, which uses symbols and shorthand to quickly reference ideas, goals and to do lists. A bullet journal should lay flat and have a strong binding. Inspired by Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal community Paperblanks incorporated some bullet journal essential features such as a strong lay flat binding, dot grid paper, page numbers and 3 page markers for easy reference and added a few features of their own such as high quality 100 gsm paper and a specially designed stencil. Paperblanks paper handles different media such as pens, pencils, gel pens and markers with ease and the Paperblanks Bullet Journaling stencil makes it easier to use color and drawings and symbols when laying out a bullet journal.

Now you can bullet journal with the beautiful book covers and impeccable craftsmanship  that are the hallmarks of every Paperblanks Dot-Grid Planner.

 

Paperblanks Kikka Dot-Grid Planners

Paperblanks New Dot Grid Planner for Bullet Journaling

Paperblanks Bullet Journal Layout with stencil

Paperblanks Dot Grid Layout with Stencil

Product Features:

  • Hard Cover 7 x 9 Inch (18 x 23 cm)
  • 240 dot-grid pages (5 mm dot pattern)
  • Smyth-sewn binding-book opens flat.
  • Acid free sustainable forest paper
  • Elastic Closure
  • Memento pouch on the inside back cover
  • 3 Ribbon markers
  • Stencil
  • Book Edge printing

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Paperblanks Honors Bronte Sisters with Special Edition Journal

The Bronte Sisters life story is just as remarkable as the novels they left behind. Five sisters born in the first half of the 19th century, three lived to adulthood and all three became beloved authors who influence our culture today. Paperblanks celebrates the authors of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey with a Special Edition Journal in their Embellished Journal Collection. Available in hard cover in two sizes, Ultra 7 by 9 inches and Midi 5 by 7 inches. Both with 120gsm paper in either lined or blank paper. The books have a brass magnetic clasp which gives them a nice period feel and book edge printing. The larger size has a 144 pages and the midi size has a whopping 240 pages, which means that both sizes are priced similarly at $27.95 for the Ultra size and 24.95 for the Midi size. If you are a Bronte fan these journals are a must have.

Paperblanks Bronte Sisters Journals

Paperblanks Special Edition Bronte Sisters Journals

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Write a Summer Journal, Suggestions for Different Types of Journals

Summer Journal Ideas and Suggestions

Writing a Summer Journal

The long days of summer are here and to many of us summer offers an opportunity to slow down and reflect. Summers afford us time to read a book during long daylight hours and write down ideas, meaningful thoughts and moments. Summer is a great time to start a journal, write stuff down and start a journey of the mind.

The benefits of writing a journal have received a lot of attention in the last few years thanks to psychologists, researchers, business titans and religious leaders. In this blog post we will list our recommendations for the different types of journals we are most frequently asked about.

One of the most talked about ways of  getting organized is the bullet journal, which uses symbols and shorthand to quickly reference ideas, goals and to do lists. A bullet journal should lay flat and have a strong binding. Most customers pick a size of 5 x 7 inch or larger, because it can be hard to get organized in a pocket sized journal. Look for a paper quality, that handles different media such as pens, pencils, gel pens and markers well, this will make it easier to use color and drawings in addition to symbols when laying out a bullet journal. The Leuchtturm Bullet Journal, has everything you need to get started, such as an index, instructions and suggestions on proven bullet journaling techniques and hacks. The Leuchtturm Bullet Journal has two page markers for easy reference. If you are confident you have bullet journaling down to a system that works for you, but still would like some support like dot grid pages, two page markers, numbered pages and an index we recommend the Leuchtturm dot grid journal as it will save you some money. For those bullet journal writers,  that  enjoy creating their own look and layout, page numbering and index we suggest a blank A5 Paper-Oh notebook.

To evaluate and keep track of goals and life experiences over a longer period of time Paperblanks created a 5 year journal, which makes for a perfect companion for major life transitions like courtship and marriage, college, pregnancy and birth of a child and early childhood and keeping your head on straight when starting a major venture like a business.

Summertime is a great time to catch up on reading. Creating a literary log or book journal to keep track of what you have read and more importantly why a particular book was meaningful to you can be great fun. A book journal can provide a great jumping of point during discussions at a reading circle or book club. We suggest that you number the pages of your journal and create an index or choose a journal, that already provides these features like a Leuchtturm1917 journal. Our customers find great joy in picking a journal, that is inspired by a great artist like the Paperblanks Embellished Journals Series, which feature great writers and artists like Bram Stoker, L.M Montgomery and Lewis Carroll. A journal, that looks like an old manuscript out of one of the worlds great libraries like the Paperblanks Aurelia Notebooks also makes a popular choice.

Summer and travel go together. For many travel journal writers the Italian brand Moleskine will come to mind. Moleskine was marketed by identifying with the travel journals of famed travel writer Bruce Chatwin and Ernest Hemmingway.  The Moleskine Pocket Journal started a whole rebirth of elastic banded simple journals and still makes a good reliable choice for travelers, who want an unfussy and practical journal. When traveling decide if you need to be able to keep a small journal at hand and in your pants or breast pocket or travel with a decent size bag and do most of your writing at a table. For small true pocket size journals our favorite is the German brand Troika Liliput (spelled wrong on purpose) journal, it has dot grid paper,  a pen loop and even a small pen  to ensure that both pen and paper are always at hand. If you are able to sit down and write and carry your journal in a bag we recommend a slightly larger size. Paperblanks Midi Journals offer a wide range of cover designs and quality bindings in a compact 5 x 7 inch format.

In summer when we slow down we often long to reconnect with our spiritual side. Writing a journal can be a great way to connect with spiritual questions, faith and religious books either by yourself or in a group setting. There is really no wrong way to go, but most of our customers will select a lined journal with a strong and attractive binding that can be brought along in a bag. Leuchtturm1917 journals with page numbers and an index in the front and plain non distracting cover are a popular choice for a bible group journal and include stickers to mark cover and spine. Paperblanks offers journals inspired by the famous medieval Lindau Gospels and Iron and Twine, which was inspired by 18th century Christian prayer book and journals that are inspired by Buddhist art, and Islamic art for those looking to make a more specific connection between their journal and their faith.

When children return to school, their first assignment is often to write about the summer. For many children this feels like a chore. Family summer journals are created as the summer happens, collecting funny anecdotes, photo’s, clippings, drawings and more turning a chore into fun. A family journal comes out when waiting for food, a flight or ferry and when reminiscing after trips. Some tips, do not pick a journal that is too small, it is bound to get to lost and maybe hard to handle for small hands. Strong journals with blank sturdy pages work best. For smaller children the blank Stacy Walker Journals work well with bright colors and simple attractive designs. Paperblanks landscape format guest books also make a great choice with 120gsm paper they are a nice scrapbook/journal/sketchbook hybrid. Pick one of the renaissance covers to give the book a magical air.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 Bullet Journaling, Hacks-DIY, Holidays, Journaling, Leuchtturm 1917, Moleskine, organization and time management, Time Management and Organization, Uncategorized Comments Off on Write a Summer Journal, Suggestions for Different Types of Journals

Customizing your Paper-Oh Journal to get Organized

Paper-Oh the wonderful modern Paper Journal creations by German book binding and paper artist Nadine Werner are ideally suited for further personalizing and customizing. This friendly Canadian at the Paper-Oh Office explains the possibilities and gets you started and organized.

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Monday, March 19th, 2018 Bullet Journaling, Hacks-DIY, Journaling, organization and time management, Paper-Oh, Time Management and Organization Comments Off on Customizing your Paper-Oh Journal to get Organized

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Paperblanks Celebrates Artist Tracy Walker with Four Notebook Cover Designs

Paperblanks, the vancouver Canada based journal publisher with a focus on notebooks with elaborately printed covers celebrating world art, history and crafts just released their second collection of journals highlighting a Canadian Artist. Paperblanks calls these notebook collections highlighting Canadian art; Art of the North. The first artist treated to the Art of the North treatment was Canadian print maker Alistair Macready Bell.

Paperblanks choose four child and adult friendly mid-century inspired animal images by Tracy Walker; An elephant, a fox, an adult Robin with its chick and a Whale in love.

Tracy Walker Journals

Paperblanks Tracy Walker Journal Series part of their Art of the North initiative

The Journals are available in two sizes: Midi (4-3/4 x 6-3/4 Inch) and Mini(3-3/4 x 5-1/2 Inch). All styles have rounded corners, an elastic band closure and storage pocket on the inside back cover. Paperblanks continues to make its good paper quality even better with 85 gsm weight paper, a lot of the competition is using 60-70 gsm for regular journals. All journals are available in lined paper and the journals with the Elephant and Whale covers are also available in blank paper. Journals are smythe-sewn and open flat.

These journals make a great vacation or travel journal for kids especially because of the strength of the Paperblanks binding, that will stand up to rougher treatment. That said the art of Tracy Walker definitely brings out the kid in everyone and especially adults with an affinity for mid-century inspired design are sure to appreciate the joyful simplicity of Tracy Walker’s artwork.

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Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), with a Paperblanks Anniversary Journal

Paperblanks uses its notebook covers as a canvas to celebrate the worlds history, culture and art. Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor has influenced many and of course his sculpture of the Thinker is even more famous, than the artist himself. Paperblanks offers an Ultra(7 x 9 inch) and a Midi (5 x 7 Inch) size journal in both blank and lined paper. Paper is extra special at a 120 gsm weight. Each journal has a nice period antiqued metal clasp closure. These hard cover bound journals have an excerpt of a letter from Rodin to his contemporary the poet Rilke on the front cover and an image of the Thinker with the Signature of Rodin on the back. Based on the fact that last years Paperblanks Shakespeare special anniversary edition sold out quickly, these handsome journals may not be around that long. If you love Rodin or the image of the thinker this journal is a must have.

Paperblanks Rodin Journal open flat with pens and an artist wood figure

Auguste Rodin honored with a Paperblanks Journal on his 100th Anniversary

 

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Valentines Day-Favorite Love Poem Contest Results

Paperblanks Chloe and Daphne Journals

Journal together

Thank you everyone who participated in our Valentines Day Contest both on the lovenotebooks blog and facebook page. The lucky winner of a Paperblanks Journal and a Ten Design Pen will be announced on our Facebook Page

After checking everyone’s response we realized you collectively created a great list of love poems. We thought it would be fun to share your list of love poems below in no particular order. Maya Angelou and Pablo Neruda deserve special mention since they came up twice.

Erotikos Logos by Giorgos Seferis

In my Sky at Twilight by Pablo Neruda

Wild Nights by  Emily Dickinson

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet by Thich Nhat Hanh

XVII I do not love you by Pablo Neruda

The Albatros by Baudelaire

Maya Angelou- her work in general was referenced

And of course Mr Willy Shakespeare himself with sonnet 138 (this one made us smile)

Special thanks to those of you who shared your own poems, including one, that reminds us that irons do not make good Valentines gifts.

 

 

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Valentines Day 2017 Lovenotebooks.com: Favorite Love Poem

It can be hard to find a great Valentines Day Gift, but we have a suggestion. A beautiful journal with a handwritten Love Poem written on or glued in on the end paper in front of the Journal. It can be your own writing if inspiration catches you or a favorite poem by someone else. Make it extra special by printing or writing on art paper and gluing the art paper onto the the Fly leaf (The right side of the front end paper)

Paperblanks Journals on a Garden Bench

A journal is the perfect Valentines gift for yourself or your Valentine

One of our favorite Love Poems by Lebanese Poet Khalil Gibran below. What is your favorite Love Poem?

Love One Another

Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together.
For the pillars of the temple stand apart.
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
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