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Bullet journal review: Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal

I was sent a copy of the latest Earth Journal for review purposes (I paid for shipping) and all thoughts are my own. This post features affiliate links

I’ve written many-a-time about my love of the Dingbats Earth Journal:

Inside my new Dingbats bullet journal (May 2018)
How I use my bullet journal to track my reading (June 2018)
Using my bullet journal to plan for Christmas (November 2018)
Inside my bullet journal (January 2019)
Reflecting on one month of daily journaling (February 2019)
Spring 2019 bucket list and bullet journal update (March 2019)
Six months of daily journaling (July 2019)

Dingbats Earth Journal and Stabilo pens review - bullet journal layouts

Six months of daily journaling - Dingbats Earth Journal. Bullet journal review

I first heard about these notebooks in early 2018 and when I saw them in real life at the 2018 Stationery Show I became an instant fan. I started with the Great Barrier Reef notebook (review copy), then moved on to the Serengeti notebook (bought myself). They’ve just added a new product to the Earth Journal series (Arctic) and I had to add it to my collection.

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

What sets Dingbats apart from other notebooks is how environmentally friendly they are. If you’re a fellow paper addict and worried about indulging your passion now that people are moving to shop more sustainably, you’ll be pleased to know that these notebooks are 100% recyclable, with faux leather pearlescent covers and acid-free fountain pen-friendly coated 100gsm paper. The different editions highlight fragile eco-systems from around the globe threatened by human activity plus 2% of UK revenues go to WWF-UK.

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

How cute is this polar bear and narwhal?!

Each journal also comes with info related to the location featured on the cover and the endpapers are beautifully illustrated too.

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

The functions and template pages are the same as previous Earth Journals, with a built-in tab key, index, and future log, 184 numbered pages (16 are perforated), two page markers, an expandable back pocket, pen loop, and it lays flat.

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

I did the usual pen test on the back page, using some of my new favourite pens, and you can see the ghosting/bleed below.

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

I’ve come to accept that I need to use separate journals for bullet journaling (100gsm) and lettering (160gsm); sticking to fineliners and highlighters works well for my day-to-day use. I’m using this journal to organise my blog this year and, having spent the last six months trying a Leuchtturm1917, I’d forgotten just how much I love Dingbats. I flippin’ love writing in them using my Staedtler Triplus Fineliners – it feels so smooth and it reminds me what a genuine joy it is to hand-write (nerd alert!).

Dingbats Arctic Earth Journal - bullet journal review

The image above was inspired by @winyeemichelle and the dreaded Blue Monday.

Have you tried a Dingbats journal yet? Use my code ACORNISHGEEK10 to get 10% off your order.

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