Aside from family birthdays, holidays and Christmas I think National Stationery Week is perhaps one of my most favourite weeks of the year. Why? Because it’s all about stationery of course!
I’m not too sure when my love for stationery began but I know for sure that I’m not the only one who has a slight obsession with all things pens, notebooks and the like.
You can follow the stationery conversation all over social media by following the #NatStatWeek and #StationeryAddict hashtags.
Earlier this year I decided to give bullet journalling a try, it was something I had tried previously but couldn’t get the grasp of but now I’ve got it and I’m wondering how I could have gone so wrong last time.
Whilst shopping in Flying Tiger a couple of months ago I spotted the yellow Bullet Journal above and instantly loved it. Inside it doesn’t have lines or squares, each page is covered in small dots which feels more ‘free’ for creation. As you can see, I loved it so much I went back and bought a couple more in different colours, these have been the turning point for my journaling.
Pens for every occasion
Stabilo is pretty much always my pen of choice because they have such a vast range of colours, tips and styles. To celebrate National Stationery Week they gifted me this selection of pens to keep me being creative on my bullet journaling journey.
I tend to use the Fineliners for my handwriting and the pastel highlighters and coloured felt tips for being a little more creative on the page.
Bullet journaling has helped me to become more focused in my work, calm in my everyday life and reflective which in turn is helping me to grow.
Stamping and Washi Tape
A great way to add interest to your bullet journals is by using rubber stamps and washi tape. I pick up stamps and washi tape wherever I go and have quite the collection now. I have been sent this selection from Hands On Workshop, a contemporary crafting shop online that delivers to Japan and Australia. They have a huge range of paper crafting products as well as fabric and artisan crafts.
What are your favourite stationery products and how do you use them?