Amanda Marino’s Celestial Creations

I’m mesmerised by these prints from Amanda Marino. Space certainly has a way of making us feel so very small. I love the descriptions Amanda uses to. I think this one – for her print of Jupiter’s Moons – is really beautiful.
“Sometimes when problems come and they try to take my peace from me, I sit and I pay attention to everything around me. Then, I remember … I’m a tiny little creature that we call it “human”, on a floating space rock, surrounded by many other floating space rocks, in a very VERY distant place form the next universe. And yet, the Creator made all of this for me? What’s there to worry about? When you look at this art print I want you to be reminded that sometimes, things are not in our control but they always end up the way they were meant to.”

Check out Amanda’s beautiful work.

Moon Phases

Constellations

Jupiter’s Moons

Instagrammer of the week #024

Helen Friel would have to be one of my very favourite paper artists. I’m captivated by everything she creates. She calls herself a paper engineer and I think that description is spot on. Her work is so precise with lots of sharp lines and angles and pieces that fit together perfectly. Her work appeals to my fussy, orderly side. She creates these amazing paper replicas of things like lobsters and old gramophones and they look amazing. I wonder how long it takes to create them – from imagination through to fruition? Helen uses paper in a unique way and I think it is beautiful. Follow Helen on Instagram and while you’re at it, follow me too!

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11 oh-so-cute planner charms

Every planner needs a charm (or two), right? I’m obsessed with planner charms at the moment and the danglier the better. Lucky for me there are SO MANY to choose from. Here are a few, well 11, of my favourites. (btw keep an eye on my Etsy shop – planner charms coming very soon!)

1. Rainbow planner charm – Frost From Fire // 2. Cloud planner charm – The Resin Rainbow // 3. Llouie the Llama planner charm – The Opal Wild // 4. Dark mint planner charm – Oh Lucky Charm // 5. Miniature succulent planner charm – Lacuna Clay & Melts // 6. Flamingo planner charm – Bead Passion // 7. Baby Narwhal planner charm – Oh So Kawaii Charms // 8. Silver bicycle planner charm – Claireabelle Makes // 9. Cross Love planner chain – Baubles & Bygones // 10. Pineapple charm – Fun Usual Suspects // 11. Tea and cake planner charm – Chapel View Crafts

Today I’ll Slay New Printable Available Now!



I’ve been having a really big problem with procrastination lately. I find if I start the day without a plan, or a to-do list, I’m just not productive and wasting a day seems so…wrong….especially when there are people out there who’d give anything for another day. So, I called upon the powers of Beyoncé to help me get my butt in gear. If you need to slay your day, I hope this printable helps you too.

Instagrammer of the week #023

I’ve mentioned my love of Bullet Journalling before on PPT. I like it for its simplicity and its endless layout possibilities. If you haven’t tried it, and you want to increase your productivity, I suggest giving it a go. There is no shortage of layout and list inspiration on Instagram but this week I’m featuring one that I just L.O.V.E. It belongs to Cristina and I just love her monochromatic style. What do you think? Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram too!

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The Art of Em Somerville

I’ve been following Em Somerville on Instagram for quite a while now (you might know her as @lickmycupcakes and @emsomervilleillustration) and I’ve always admired her very unique sense of style. I found out recently that she is selling her art online and is taking commissions for new work which is yay-worthy. I don’t know that quirky is the best word to describe her art – it is, I guess, but it doesn’t feel like it’s deliberately quirky. The internet is full of art that is very same same and quirky for quirky’s sake but Em’s work stands out and that is a very good thing. Make sure you check out her shop and follow her on Instagram.


My only hope – Princess Leia


You said I’d never be able


In through the out door, out door

New kikki.K – Met You



This new collection from kikki.K caught me by surprise – which is always an awesome thing for us planner/journal junkies right? This new personal, medium size planner is from the ‘Met You’ collection which is perfect for Valentine’s Day (it’s right around the corner – how crazy!). Now, the planner is a limited edition online exclusive so if you want one in your collection you better get hustling. Do I have any intention of buy another planner you ask? (Family look away)… Yes. Yes I do. How could I not? I don’t know about you but I think pretty little planners like these ones are works of art and there’s always room for new art, right? Right? Just take my money kikki-K!

Outer Space – a new back to school sticker theme

In Australia the new school year starts in a few weeks. As a kid I always loved this time of year. I loved hunting down the list of school supplies we needed to buy. I loved how sharp the points of new pencils were. I loved the smell of new erasers and I loved the feeling of smoothing ConTact over new books and the abject horror of finding a bubble somewhere on the book’s cover (that I’d pick at for the rest of the school year).

One of the best parts about the new school year is labelling everything (well, it excites me!). If this task doesn’t fill you with joy I’ve created some sticker sets that will make the process a breeze. You can find them on my Etsy store now!

What other sticker themes should I create?

Instagrammer of the week #023

Andrea Lauren is a super-talented illustrator, printmaker, and textile designer originally from England but now living in the States. She creates these intricate designs from hand carved linocuts and the results are pretty amazing.
She also has an awesome book out at the moment called Block Print which is full of tips and tricks for printing with lino blocks, rubber blocks, foam sheets, and stamp sets. Grab her book (just in time for Christmas – yay!) and follow her on Instagram.

Lucky 44 Christmas Gift Tags

I’m living for these cute Christmas tags from Lucky 44. They are simple yet striking and don’t have a snowman/snowflake in sight which is good. While I love snowmen (and women) I’ve always felt weird about including anything snow related on cards or tags. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a white Christmas. I love the idea of making snowmen in the front yard but Frosty wouldn’t last a hot minute before he melted into a puddle of Christmas ewww. What about you? What kind of Christmas will you be celebrating this year?

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from left – right
Green Christmas Tree Tag // Ho ho ho Christmas Tag // Black Trees Christmas Tag // Joy Christmas Tag

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