The Bomb Doodle Notebook
So I have been a die-hard Leuchtturm 1917 user since I began my bullet journal journey 16 months ago. I love the buttery pages and the dots that adorn each page. However, I believe I have found my second love (Leuchtturm 1917, don’t be mad, I still love you too!) I believe someone on Instgram mention in passing how much they love their Scribbles That Matter Notebook notebook. I love clever titles that cut to the chase, so I had to check them out.
Boy, was I glad I did and here’s my review.
The covers on this notebook are solid. They have almost a suede-like texture to them. These doodles you see above and below are not just printed on the cover, but etched. There are so many easy to draw doodles, you’ll just have to turn to the front or back cover for drawing inspiration.
Did I mention the Scribbles That Matter notebooks come in all of these gorgeous colors?
So far, the Scribbles That Matter notebooks are only available in the A5 size. This sized notebook is small enough to fit in a medium sized purse but too big to fit in your back pocket.
Every notebook comes with a pen loop (see above) and an elastic strap (see below).
Let’s Open it Up
Inside the front cover is a nice thick personalization page for your name and phone number – I imagine just in case you lose it – and the date you started your notebook.
And check out this cool feature. I just found it as I was taking pictures.
There is a page at the back of the journal to test all your pens – how cool is that?
So above are a few of my favorite pens on the Pen Test page. And below is how ghost. Not bad at all. I’d even say it’s a little better than the Leuchtturm 1917 A5 notebook I use for my personal bullet journal.
Back to the front of the notebook. After the personalization page is the Title page. I love that the printed text is all in a nice gray color rather than black. And of course it’s dotted because all the cool kids use dotted notebooks. (Joking, here, but I personally use only dotted notebooks, I love the guidance dots allow you, without being constrained by lines or grids.)
On the back of the title page is this really neat feature. And by really neat, I mean really neat for those of you that love to use a fancy key for your bullet journal. There is a page dedicated to symbols and colors, (or colours) should you choose to use them.
As you can see below, the index pages begin immediately after the key. There are three total index pages before the dotted pages begin. In my humble opinion, three is plenty.
I just started using this notebook for sketchnotes. I’m reading a few books right now in a series called Hacking Eduction and I wanted to try taking notes in a sketchnote format. You can see that using my Micron pen on these pages did result in a little ghosting, but this does not bother me at all.
Here is what the front side of that page looks like.
If you look up above, you can see that the “50” is the one responsible for the most ghosting. And honestly, it was my Micron 08 that I used for that, not the 03 or 05 you see in the picture.
Like most notebooks we bullet journalers use, the Scribbles That Matter notebook lays flat nicely, which is a necessity for me, personally. And please don’t judge my cursive, I’m just a beginner. I’ve been practicing with my Tombow Beginner Lettering Set A LOT, and I’m actually showing improvement (believe it or not).
Moving on to the back of the book… Check out those adorable doodles again, this time simply printed on the pages just inside the back cover.
And, just like the Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks, there’s a reinforced, gusseted pocket in the back for….papers? Stickers?
And the Verdict Is…
Would I recommend the Scribbles That Matter notebook? Absolutely YES! This is a great notebook to use as a bullet journal or doodle notebook or both!
Give a shout out if you’ve tried the Scribbles That Matter notebook. I’d love to hear your two cents!
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