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

 

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.

Kori Diary by Unipics

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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Charm by CraftersRetreat on Etsy

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

Friday Favorites #1

I’ve decided to start a Friday Favorites series on the blog!

For my first installment, here are a few planner/stationery related goodies I’ve seen around the web this week:

Filofax UK has released new colors in their Originals series and this Dark Aqua planner is simply marvelous!

Filofax a5 Original in Dark Aqua

As an avid Game of Thrones fan, this planner charm made by CraftersRetreat on Etsy makes me so happy! Check out her Etsy store, she has some really awesome stuff. I just purchased a ridiculously amazing custom Game of Thrones charm from her and can’t wait to receive it! This one would look great attached to the Dark Aqua Filofax too. ^.^

Game of Thrones planner charm by CraftersRetreat on Etsy

I’ve recently discovered these Hi-Tec-C Coleto multi pens by Pilot. There are lots of cute color options and it’s also refillable so you get to choose each individual color cartridge to add to it! I have a bright pink one that I received as a gift and I absolutely love it!

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Sweet 3 Color Gel Ink Multi Pen Body Component – Mint Green

I love this moose pencil case by fionnahanna on Etsy.  He looks kinda melancholy don’t you think? ^.<

Moose Pencil Case by fionnahanna on Etsy

                This leather a5 Compendium in Berry from kikki.K is so pretty! I have the planner in this color and love it. This one is totally on my stationery wishlist!

Leather A5 Compendium: Berry from kikki.K

Here’s what the inside looks like:

That’s all for this Friday’s favorites.

Thanks for stopping by!