Welcome to the last day of Stationery Week! I hope you have enjoyed all the content that has been shown by bloggers and stationery brands. Last year I worked with BusyB for Stationery Week and since then I have brought their mid year planner and had some of their notebooks for Christmas. It is now one of my favourite stationery brands.
Kerri Binnie is the founder of BusyB and that is where the B comes from. Kerri is a trained product designer and she was always looking to solve tricky problems. Kerri improvised to deal with the festive clutter and created early prototypes of a Christmas card holder out of cereal packets. The following year New York MoMA ordered 10,000 of them and the business began. How amazing is that!
When the business first started it was Kerri and Rosy working from a tiny spare bedroom. As the business grew they moved to a bigger workspace in Edinburgh, where there is now a team creating products.
I love bullet journalling, so when I was gifted this beautiful Vibrant Vibes Bullet Journal I was excited to share it with you all. This journal has 125 pages, so it is not too small but not bulky either. So if you are like me and carry journals with you for work, this is the perfect size and it is lightweight.
I have never seen a silver bullet journal before and I have definitely searched a lot of bullet journal supplies, I love how it sparkles in the light. The bullet journal is made from faux leather and I love that textured look it gives the journal.
On the back of the journal it has the BusyB logo embossed. I love that their brand logo is on each product but it is subtle and doesn’t take away from the design of the journal.
The page edging is a beautiful shade of pink which also matches the secure strap across the front of the journal. I love the use of these contrasting colours, I think they work so well together. I love notebooks and journals that have different colours for their page edging, it makes the product so much appealing. On the inside pages of the journal there is also a bold pink design, which works so well with the page edging.
At the start of the journal you have this positive statement, where you can write your name if you wish too. You then have a contents page which I find really useful in a bullet journal, as you can bookmark important and regularly used pages. My current bullet journal doesn’t, so I am looking forward to transitioning into this journal.
The journal of course has a dot grid design to make your bullet journaling experience easier. The dots are not too dark which will make it easier to design spreads, but also not show up and ruin your spreads when they are completed. The dots are less than 1cm apart, so they are perfect width for habit trackers. I love that the pages are bright white. That is one feature of a bullet journal or notebook that is a must have for me.
At the back of the journal there is a pocket. I find these useful to store planner stickers for my spreads and to-do lists that have the tasks I need to incorporate into my spreads.
I am looking forward to finishing my current journal so that I can start with this beautiful journal. Bullet journals for me are so useful at tracking habits, making to-do lists and keeping me organised.
BusyB kindly gifted these beautiful rollerball pens with unique bold designs for the giveaway. They both use black ink (the best colour for writing I think ha ha!) If you would like the chance to win these and other stationery goodies, head over to my Twitter and follow the instructions on the pinned tweet. The giveaway ends today at 8PM.
Have you ever brought from BusyB before? Have you got a favourite stationery brand? I’d love to hear in the comments.