The last three months of the year are my absolute favorite.
First, there’s Halloween and all the costumes, then in November I celebrate my birthdayversary (my birthday and anniversary are on the same day) and of course Thanksgiving, and then in December are the Christmas and New Years celebrations. That’s three straight months of fun!
But for now, let’s discuss Halloween.
I’ve loved Halloween for as long as I could remember. Even as a kid, I always wanted to go trick or treating on a cold, dark, rainy, and creepy Halloween night, but living in Southern California, that’s an extremely rare occurence.
Looking back at all the costumes I wore throughout the years, I loved being a witch! I had the black dressy robe, the hat, and my mom painted my face green!
Then there were the other costumes. In fifth grade I wanted to be a punk rocker. I used yellow and pink hair paint and I wore white sweat pants. Yep, white sweat pants. Then, in seventh grade (my last year of trick-or-treating) I wore my junior high P.E. clothes. I’m not really sure what was going on with either of those costumes, odd choices for sure, but back then I thought it was super cool!
Nowadays, I’m a tad bit too old to beg for candy. But I’m all for celebrating the season in one form or another.
So, for the October calendar, I obviously decided to go with a Halloween theme. Check it out.
This is the bullet journal I use.
I decided to make the background a blend of colors. I wasn’t sure if I wanted black on top of purple or purple on top of black – believe me, the results are different. After a couple of trials, I decided to use my black ink first.
Next, I made the lines for the calendar. Because the background is so dark, I needed to use pens that would show up against the dark colors. So I used the green pen from this set and this ruler (I temporarily misplaced my bullet journal ruler, read about that here).
One of my must haves is having a calendar within a calendar. So with my calendar stamp, acrylic block, and ink pad I added a calendar. Although it’s hard to see on camera, it’s quite visible in person.
Notebook and Ruler
Ink, Blocks, Stamps
Blending Foam/Tool and Distress Inks
Pens and Markers
The Sassy Club Stamps