Stationery and Co. Spring Ideas:

Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about something more colorful and relaxing than makeup and skincare; hand lettering, stationery and colorful pens. Yeah for Spring Season!
First of all I’m going to say that I get the majority of my ideas and creative inspirations from Pinterest, where I always find amazing tips and tricks.

So, in this post I will show you some great color pens, a bunch of lovely notebooks, and a lot of black pens with different tip sizes to write motivational quotes or to draw cute illustrations in your bullet journal.

I will also talk about my picks for a good starter pack for those girls that would love to have a cute and colorful planner or bullet journal, but don’t know how to properly start one. Hope that this will help a little bit!

A cute clear notebook.



You can use it as a notebook-meets-bullet journal, or to write inspiring quotes, or whatever words you feel the need to put down on paper. It is a very helpful tool because you can keep track of your daily meetings, appointments, tasks etc., and also it can be a very good synthesis of your best personal ideas and strategies to improve and organize your daily life. Moreover, it’s so refreshing and calming to write, in your own handwriting, whatever you want in a beautiful journal, after spending so much of our day (and sometimes night) online, on devices and apps.

 – My beloved black Sakura Pigma Micron Fine Pens in the numbers 005, 01, 02, 05.




These are excellent drawing pens that are also pretty good for writing, too. They have a precise, strong and consistent line with a great pigmented ink that is fade resistant and will not smudge or transfer/stain the paper below. They’re available in red, green, blue and, of course, black. Moreover, the barrel is a good comfortable length, the cap posts securely and the weight is just fine.

– Color Pens Giotto Turbo Giant and Turbo Glitter in Pastel.




I have been searching for these color pens for a very long time, then a couple of days ago I have finally found them… yeah!!! The Turbo Giant have a felt-tip that writes a 1mm line. The shades are super pastel, so light and spring-ish, but the ink is great because it writes and color in very well and doesn’t stain the back of your sheet.

The Turbo Glitter, on the other hand, have a fun and bright colors thanks mostly to the glitters in the ink (so your words will spark under the lights or glow under the sun like a unicorn mane ;-). But you have to be careful with these one because if you put down too much pressure you can easily stain the paper below. 

The amazing Guangdong Genvana Brush Pens.



I have recently bought these amazing brush pens on Amazon. I have them in three different tips sizes:

– the first one has a medium tip size;

– the second one has a long brush tip that gives a sharply defined line with wide variation in width. It’s possible to get very fine lines, with care, and, on the other hand, big broad strokes;

– the last one has a hard fairly fine tip (this one gives a good sharp and consistent line).

I really like their ink because it’s the best I have ever used with a good pigmented color that will dry fairly quickly and then fade a bit with a textured brush effect. These great brush pens have a good brush tip, but you need to be careful and put down just the right amount of ink; too much pressure and you can easily stain the paper below. 

Some cute and colorful washi tapes.


I love washi tapes! I always use them to decorate my bullet journal and my Filofax organiser. It’s a relaxing 5 minutes hobby and during a blue Monday (or any other “blue” day, actually) you can look at them and smile a little bit.

– Post-It Notes in different shapes and Letters Stamps.


For a little vintage touch I love to use Letters Stamps. And Post-It Notes in different shapes are great to stick everywhere on your bullet journal just for fun or as reminders for important appointments/dates.

This is it, my cute, funny and useful bullet journal guide kit. I hope you will like it.

So, what about you? Have you ever used a bullet journal?

How do you decorate it? I would love to hear you ideas!

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Stationery Addiction:

Hello everyone! 🙂 In today’s post I’m going to talk about something different, my addiction… for planner, stickers (OMG, those amazing stickers) and all kind of stationery things! 😉

Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?

Hello, my name is Federica and I’m addicted to… stationery!

*Hello, Federica* the group said. 😉

Early this year I’ve watched some videos here and there, where people and you-tubers were beautifully decorating their weekly planners; I really liked their style and their tricks and methods for organizing every single day. 

-Here some of them:

TheSassyClub
Gloria Fair
Boho Berry
I also discovered that there’s a whole culture of planner nerds. (Hello, my girls and guys!) And by then I was hooked. And I really want to thank the great people of “CartopazzeFB group that has inspired me by providing amazing decorating ideas!

So I decided to try this planner/decorating thing on my own by buying a planner! After The Great Hunt, I finally decided to go for the Filofax Saffiano Personal in the color Raspberry [ IT US UK ]

   

(but there are many other “sizes” and colors that you can choose, from the small[mini] to the biggest[A4]). 

 

It really changed my days from messy to organized; in fact the whole point of getting my planner was to help me be more organized and to make things easier to remember. And it really worked because when I write things down, I remember them better, and I can leave my beloved planner open in front of me on my desk all day.

 

•My Filofax organization:

1- Planner:

  

 2- Lists/Notes:

 3- To do/Wishlists:

  

4- Personal Stuff: 

 

5- Various:

  

6- Work/Jobs:

  

So now I am completely engaged into the process of not just organizing things, but decorating my planner like it is a scrapbook. Now, my planner is beautiful; colorful, creative but very functional, too! Plus, it had fun accessories like motivational stickers and such.

•You can find some cute stickers here or here.

• Washi from Lidl Italia:

  

But one of the things about a planner is that it takes a while to figure out what style and type work best for you.

I’ll put some pics of my stationery starter kits here so you can look at different things that, I hope, can be inspiring for you:

•My first starter kit:

 


•My Bullet Journal for daily tasks:
   

 

•Pen starter kit: 

 

  
Okay, so those are my choices; any other planner nerds out there? 😉 What kind of stationery do you like to use?

  
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