Sunday, 16 February 2014

Filofax Chameleon A5 Black :: Hello Kitty Inspired

It's raining continuously here in Sydney and I would say it is indeed the perfect time to decorate my planner pages and post blog. I am using my Filofax Chameleon A5 Black this week.

My inspiration and a little story behind it

I am sure I don't need to introduce you to this cute and extremely popular character by SANRIO ; the one and only "Hello Kitty". To be honest, I am not a big fan of Hello Kitty products.  I don't particularly like the Pink Hello Kitty stuff. But I just adore this Hello Kitty Voyage collection by Michael's Arts & Crafts in the U.S. 

I went crazy when I saw a picture of this collection posted on a blog (cannot remember the name) back in May 2013 I believe. The Navy Blue and Red colour combination in that Voyage Sailor Theme caught my eye. I so desperately wanted to purchase the items from the collection but had absolutely no way I could get it as Michael's didn't ship internationally. I knew no one in the U.S at that time who could understand my craziness and buy the items for me. I was so disappointed and had pretty much accepted that I could not get any of these products. 

Then one day my brother told me that he was visiting his friend in the U.S, and he asked me if I wanted something from the U.S. Did I hear it right? Yes I did! Of course I wanted something. And that something was from Michael's. I didn't wait too long and gave him a list; a very detailed list of the items. For obvious reasons, I was super excited. But that excitement did not last too long. Just two days after my brother reached the U.S., I looked up Michael's website and found that the Hello Kitty items were  no longer listed on the website. What??.... I really felt like crying. Once again I accepted the fact that I will not get the Hello Kitty stuff. Meanwhile my brother was busy at  his friend's wedding and was not contactable. 

It was a couple of weeks before he returned to Sydney and I was obviously not expecting any items from Michael's to travel to Sydney along with my brother. Well No, I was wrong!! My brother called me and said that he got quite a few items for me from Michael's. I could not believe what I heard until he handed over the awesomeness to me. He picked up more than what I had asked for. He also mentioned that the Hello Kitty rack was almost empty when he went to Michael's. I cannot thank my brother enough for taking out time and getting the cute stuff for me.

Today I used a few items from that Hello Kitty Stash and here are some photos :)


















GOODIES USED THIS WEEK:

  • Washi Tape - All purchased from ETSY (Various sellers on Etsy)
  • UniStyle Fit 3 colour pen 0.38mm  -  JETPENS
  • Hello Kitty Paper Clip -  Made myself
  • Stickers - Hello Kitty Scrapbooking Pad, Michael's
  • Planner Inserts - Piaric (Facebook@Piaric)

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost, my little doodles and the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Have a wonderful day!

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful blog you have =) swoonn~
    Christine from Singapore

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    1. Thank you so much Christine :). That is so kind of you to say so about my blog. I am really happy that you like it. Hope I can continue doing good work.

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  2. Love your handwriting and how you decorate your page!

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  3. Aww thank you so much for appreciating my handwriting. I love and admire good handwriting and I am constantly striving to improve my handwriting. Glad that you like my page decorations. These comments encourage me to do better each time. Thank you so much for stopping by :)

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  4. You have a great imagination. As a fellow Filofaxer, planner devotee, I do understand. I am located in the U.S. and live about 20 minutes from a Michael's. I'm sure we could work something out sometime, if you wished to.

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    1. Hi there, Thank you so much for liking my pages and saying that I have great imagination. Thank you also for offering to help with Michael's craft supplies. That's really kind of you. I will definitely get in touch with if i need anything in the future. Do you also have a blog or Instagram account that I can view? Are you ok to share your email address here on my blog as a reply to this message? Thanks once again. :)

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  5. Aww Malini!! The story about your brother made me cry - what a sweet guy! I'm so glad you got your Hello Kitty items. And I know what to look out for now, hehe. :)

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    1. Hey Chels,

      Thanks a ton for stopping by dear. It definitely was so sweet of my brother to get me all those cute things. ;)

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