The other day, my husband and I were at the grocery store. As we perused the valentine shaped cookies and cakes, I noticed all the florals, stuffed animals, and helium balloons.
As I was reading all the verbage on the balloons, it reminded me of Valentine’s Day seven years ago.
My husband (boyfriend at the time) decided to get a heart-shaped mylar balloon for his cat Temper (this cat is a moody orange tabby cat). Anyway, the purpose of the balloon wasn’t necessarily a Valentine’s gift for his cat, but more of a prop for his cat. He wanted to see how his cat would react to something that floated.
As soon as we got home, Temper’s curiosity got the best of him. He was mesmerized by the floating heart. Eventually, as time went on, the balloon started deflating and Temper went crazy…literally.
He would start pawing at the balloon, running around it, and making this weird noise. Finally, when the balloon was closer to the floor he started pouncing on it. The funny part, the cat couldn’t tolerate the crackling and crinkling sound of the balloon and would run off into hiding.
To this very day, whenever there’s a balloon in the house or we are reusing one of those plastic grocery store bags, Temper freaks out and runs off. He has forever scarred himself!
Which brings me to this bullet journal. The hearts aren’t floating in this layout but they are dangling. Check it out.
This orange tiger journal I use is by Dingbats Notebooks.
Usually when I create a bullet journal layout I have the entire design in my head and I execute it onto my notebook. For this layout, the only design idea that came to mind was dangling hearts…I needed to have dangling hearts. So, with my stitched heart stamps from The Sassy Club I stamped eight hearts. I seriously cannot get enough of the cute stamps over at The Sassy Club, it’s a must see! Also, this is the ink pad and acrylic block I used.
Because I wanted the hearts to appear as if they were dangling, I added little dots from the middle of the heart to the top of the page with this pen (size 05),.
Now, I stamped eight hearts for a reason. It wasn’t just an arbitrary amount of hearts. I put one letter from the word February into each heart. I did so with this pink brush pen.
I was stuck. The design I had in mind was complete and now I had a bunch of open space to do as I pleased. But nothing was coming to mind. I didn’t want the layout to look too cluttered as I wanted the dangling hearts as the main focal point. So, I took the easy way out and with my pink marker and ruler, I drew 8 open squares (4 on each page).
And, because I always need a place to scribble and doodle, I lettered the word ‘notes’ in the eighth box using the same pink brush pen as I used for the month. I also added a bit of details with this white pen.
Notebook and Ruler
Ink Pad, Acrylic Block, Alphabet and Number Stamps