A new adventure.

Planners have been a part of my life for several years now. They’ve helped ease my anxiety and keep me a little bit more organized all the while giving me an artistic outlet to create daily and weekly. It’s pretty cool to share this hobby with so many people all over the world!

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A Melancholy Moose has always been the name I wanted to use for my artistic endeavors. Whether that’s blogging or something else.  Like all things in life,  A Melancholy Moose and myself have evolved and changed. I’m a big believer in following your joy and nurturing the small things that make you happy.  I previously made jewelry under this name but as that is no longer something that brings me joy, it was time to closed that chapter and start a new one. I plan on blogging here more (again) and have also started an Etsy store to share my passion for planning and stationery.  I hope you’ll continue to join me as I start a few fun new projects.

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So, with that said, A Melancholy Moose is now on Etsy! I have been drawing up a storm, creating characters that are inspired by my world and favorite things. I’ve turned these drawings into themed sticker sets for planners. Of course cats play a big part in my illustrations and most of them are inspired by my little muse Lucky.

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Don’t mind the messy coffee table, just look at those adorable crossed paws!

 

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Part of my Pastel Kitties sticker kit. Can you see the likeness to Lucky?

 

I just opened shop a little while ago and only have a handful of listings, but I’m having so much fun creating new things. I’m trying to release a new set each week and will start posting about them here as well as on Instagram.

 

 

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Desert bunnies kit in my Mambi Happy Planner

 

One of the hardest things about having a shop or business for me is the promotional aspect. I really don’t like advertising myself! I always feel pushy and am terrified that I’ll come off fake. So, I’m tying really hard to get more comfortable sharing. If you’d like to take a look at my store, you can check it out here.

It’s been lovely chatting here again, and I’ll be back soon!

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xxx

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Pusheen Date Cover Stickers

Hello!

I made these Pusheen date cover stickers last month and completely forgot to share them! Download them here.

(Please note, these stickers are for personal use only. Please do not sell or claim as your own. I do not claim ownership of any copyrighted images.)

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Just print and cut through your preferred method and add to your planner. You can use them to cover up the daily dates in a weekly layout, the dates in your monthly view or both!

I added the day of the week stickers from Wendaful’s free heart date stickers download to my layout to go along with Pusheen and love how it turned out.

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I hope they brighten your day as much as they have for me.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

 

Pusheen Planner Stickers

Who doesn’t love Pusheen?!

Because you must fill your planner with cuteness during February, regardless of how you feel about Valentines day, I’ve designed some free Pusheen layout stickers. They are chock-full of pastel shades and whimsical images of the ever adorable Pusheen! I’ve added two printing options, they’ll now fit in the Erin Condren life planner (vertical) as well as the Happy Planner! Choose your preference below.

If you do not own a digital cutter, you can still print on sticker paper and cut out by hand or print on paper and run through a Xyron sticker machine.  There’s also the good old fashioned option to simply print, cut by hand and glue into your planner too!

Feel free to tag me on Instagram (@amelancholymoose) or link back to me here if you use these in your layout. I’d love to see how you use them!

Click here to open the Happy Planner size printable!

Click here for the Erin Condren size printable!

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Pusheen printable for Erin Condren planners

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Pusheen printable for Happy Planners

 

** This printable is intended for personal use only. Please do not sell or claim as your own. I do not claim ownership of any copyrighted images.

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Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Week 21: New Yellow Finsbury

This week I tried out some adorable whale themed inserts that I purchased from the lovely Etsy store Obsessed With CuteI’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!

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I love these colors together!

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Rilakkuma matches perfectly ^.^

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It was so much fun setting up my new yellow Finsbury!  Here’s what the front looks like.

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Pockets, pockets and more pockets to pack with cute paperclips!

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I made some galaxy patterned dividers to replace the white ones it came with.

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Out of my collection, I think this might be my favorite planner!

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Lucky took some selfies while I was organizing. ^.^

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See you next time!

xoxo

Week 20: Kiki’s Delivery Service

It’s a new week and that means it’s time to get out the washi tape and decorate some planner pages!

I’ve been in a Studio Ghibli mood lately, so this week is all about Kiki’s Delivery Service.

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I decided to round the edges of my planner pages for a slightly different look.

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Really loving the bunting banner washi tape from Michael’s and the Kate Spade Bow clips that I received in a RAK!

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Lucky was too busy playing with his favorite toy to care much about helping today. ^.^

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Can’t wait to decorate next weeks pages!

Thanks for stopping.

xoxo

My planner obsession

I have loved stationery for as long as I can remember and planners are no exception!

For several years, my go-to planners have been from the Korean brand Unipics. They come in a bound book format with adorable illustrations on each page and contain a weekly, monthly and yearly overview.

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This year I decided to switch to a binder style planning format.  The fact that you can arrange the pages to your liking and take out pages to write on them was really appealing. As a lefty I’ve always had a hard time writing in books so this was an improvement! I started off with a green a5 by Filofax and my collection has grown from there.  I now have a total of six, with two more by Paperchase on the way.  >.<

It’s fun to rotate binders every month or so. (My way of excusing the fact that I have so many) ^.^

Here are my current planners:

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Left to Right: Kikki.K large planner in fushia, Kikki.K grey, Kikki.K berry, Kikki.K mint, Filofax Original a5, Filofax personal raspberry Finsbury

 

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Large  Kikki.K planners in Berry & Mint

Large Kikki.K planners in Berry & Mint

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Large Kikki.K planners in Fushia & Grey

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Filofax Original a5 in green & Filofax person Finsbury in raspberry

One of my favorite things to do is decorate my planner pages for each week . It’s really fun to load up your pages with washi tape, stickers, sticky notes and paper clips!

Here are some weekly pages that I’ve decorated:

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I’ve found that there is an amazing community of planner lovers on Instagram and Facebook.  It’s neat to know that there are others who are just as obsessed with stationery as I am! I love logging on and seeing everyone’s page layouts and new accessories.

One of my new favorite accessories is this Game of Thrones planner charm that CraftersRetreat on Etsy custom made for me.  It’s all about Arya and House Stark. So cool!!

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These page clips by Kawaii Paperie are so adorable too! ^.^

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What are your current obsessions?

Are you drawn to the craft aisles of Micheal’s too or is there another hobby that you’re passionate about?

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo