March 31, 2016


I decided to mix things up a little for week 8 and have to say, I'm glad I did, because it turned out better than expected. I have yet to actually finish it entirely, but it's coming together quite perfectly and thought I'd document it either way. Here's a little look:

I decided to go for a full 6x12" page on the right because for one, the week was absolutely bland - nothing exciting happened and that was reflected on my pictures. So in order to cut down the amount of photos I needed to document, I thought a full page layout would do the trick - which it did!

Here's a little close up:

I ended up using Project Life cards printed from the Project Life App and papers from Maggie Holmes' shine collection. As you can see, I haven't exactly done much to it, but the gold alphas has made everything tie in perfectly. I can't wait to finish it off!

March 30, 2016

MTN WEEKLY 2016 #5

I must admit, adding in a quote somehow always manages to make my vintage MTN spreads more complete. But of course, I managed to smudge the words...

For some reason though, I don't quite mind the smudge - I guess it adds to the ... flair? More MT washi tapes were used in this layout, along with a torn novel page and some stamps from Kaisercraft. I had a few stories to write up in my MTN, so the gridded space on the left were filled with words, words and more words

March 29, 2016


This week was full of colour, and despite the fact that I haven't exactly finished the entire layout (thus the blank vellum on the paint chip photo), I love how it's coming together.

I used the usual items for this layout, including chipboard alphas from Thickers, stamps from Kellie Stamps and Kelly Purkey and some washi tape. Sometimes, you need the pictures to speak for themselves, so don't worry if your embellishments are just a few pieces.

A little close up:

March 28, 2016

MTN WEEKLY 2016 #4

Still on the vintage streak, this week features more washi tape snips and plain ol' brown paper for decorations.

A little close up:

There isn't much to this spread's decorations, and I guess that this would be a minimalistic, yet still colourful way to decorate your MTN. It does help to have an abundance of vintage / picture washi tape, but in the end, it all comes down to the placement of these washi tapes and just how much you want to document!

March 27, 2016


Hi there, it's been a while, hasn't it? My apologies; I've just been a little preoccupied (and admittedly, a tad bit lazy) to update my blog, and so to make up for it, here comes a daily update on all my Project Life, Bullet Journal and MTN weekly posts thus far, starting with Project Life 2016, Week 6:

This week came together easier than expected - the main colours from my photos were brown, white and black, so everything just seemed to pop without having too many embellishments. I mainly used white stickers from Sn@p and alphas from Kelly Purkey. And because I wanted to the alphas to be a solid white, I coloured in the alpha outline with my Posca white marker

Here are some up close pictures:

I must admit, this little corner of the spread would have to be my favourite though: I love the contrast between the white stickers and the brown colours of the photos and how it pops:

March 26, 2016


It's been a while since I've done a part on Bullet Journaling, so here's a little gallery into how my weeks have been organised and decorated since February:

My Bullet Journal decorations are in no order or plan. I tend to just go with the flow, and use ideas that I'm currently working on in my MTN weekly / Project Life. Some weeks may just be an odd doodle, and others can be more elaborate as the last spread I did. You can follow my Bullet Journal posts through my Instagram (@lettersinnovember) if you want to stay up to date!

March 25, 2016


Oh, it's been a while since I've reviewed / gave an overview of a planner, haven't I? It seems like this blog has stemmed into so many other ways other than planner reviews as it was initially started up for. But anyway. here are some pictures into the super cute planner:

I must admit, if it was leather, I would've loved it just that much more, but as I don't carry my planner with me anymore (which seems to sadden me slightly), I'm fine with it being fabric and prone to marks. It comes with its very own kitty dividers (which I'm absolutely loving), and front and back notepads. Frankly, they're so cute, I doubt I'd ever use them,

The inside inserts, are however, the same as any other - undated calendar, meeting notes, to do lists, and a tonne of ruled line pages. I have in fact taken out the undated calendar, meeting notes and some lined pages and put in some items of my own (dated monthly and weekly, expenses, etc). I've been meaning to update my planner - despite the fact that I barely use it, other than for writing my expenses - but naturally, I've been putting it off. I miss the days where organising my planner was the biggest jazz in the world, but I guess life takes over, and sometimes, you just need a system that works, even if it may not be all that pretty. After all, that's what a planner really is for isn't it?

March 15, 2016


TIME: 9:42PM
FEELING: A little headache has been brewing in my head for a while but it's nothing I can't take
LOVING: My new cat mug from Target Aus
READING: Reluctantly Charmed - Ellie O'Neill (A pretty great book so far!)
LISTENING: To the hum of my laptop - this workhorse is getting old
PLANNING TO: Buy myself the Pilot Custom 912...
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Payday Wednesday!
CREATING: MTN weekly spread
NEED TO FINISH: Project Life decorations
WISHING: My parcels would arrive now. Now? Maybe now?

MAIN GOAL: Stop spending. Geez.

March 13, 2016

MTN WEEKLY 2016 #3

So I decided to keep on with my vintage feel MTN spreads. I must admit, I do still have to up the decorations without making it feel too messy though, as currently, all I see are words, words and more words (which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I do prefer some ephemera / colour too!).

I've been practicing floral drawings recently, and so had to incorporate these into my spread. The drawn flower on the bottom left turned out better than I expected, and together with the torn book page, vellum and autumn watercolours by the side, I managed to pull together a complete page.

I've been utilising a number of my fountain pens since I received the Charged Green Lamy Al-Star from Notemaker, and love that every one of them holds a different ink colour. Ironically, the only colour I don't have fitted in those fountain pens is black.

March 2, 2016


I am super thrilled to announce that I am officially part of my dream creative team - the Kelly Purkey Creative Team! If you've been following my blog, you know that I use a tonne of Kelly Purkey's stamp sets in all my projects - especially Midori and Project Life spreads - and with this new project, you can bet I'll be using a whole lot more and giving you guys more inspiration and ideas when it comes to using her super stamp sets. I'll be giving sneaks as I go, of course, so stay tuned!

March 1, 2016


I can't believe it's already March (and Autumn)! To be fair, I've been looking forward to cooler days here, so I guess March was a welcome change. Before I get to my March goals, here's a look at how I went with February
  • ü Draw every day
  • x     Spend less than $300 (let's do this again...)
  • ü Get up to date with my Project Life
  • x     Read two books: Big Magic & Reluctantly Charmed
  • x     Eat lesser sweet things!
Ok, so I didn't go too well in February with my goals - to be fair, I started my first adult job this month, so I guess I needed time to... adjust? On the bright side, I have still continued on with my drawing practice, and I think that's the best achievement that overtakes all the goals I didn't complete this month. Reading wise: I was halfway into Big Magic when February ended and I have aimed to finish this book up today and start on my next ASAP. If I'm lucky, I might be able to finish up three books this month to cover for February. And just a little review on Big Magic: I'm three quarters into the book, and to be honest (please don't shoot me), it wasn't really all that great or hyped up to be. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't eye-opening / life changing as some people have said. Maybe I had too high expectations for it, but to me, it was everything I already knew, and as such, pretty blase'... But anywho, here are some goals for March:
  • Draw at least 3 times a week
  • Spend less than $300 (I failed - miserably - again, and I'm going to attempt it till I get it right!)
  • Keep up with my MTN, KP and PL projects!
  • Read two books: Reluctantly Charmed & The Goldfinch
  • Keep a quotes book
Here's to a great March!