New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Personal-Size Natural Beauty Planner

New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Personal-Size Natural Beauty Planner | by Yaansoon

I’m happy to announce that my personal-size Natural Beauty Planner is finally here and is ready for download at my Etsy shop. This planner has been modified to offer planner addicts the option of double-sided as well as one-sided printing – so that  you will still be able to enjoy this planner regardless of the technological limitations of your home printer.

This new Filofax Personal Size planner, which is around 3.7″ x 6.7″ once trimmed, has been requested by some of my shop goers at Etsy. It’s basically a re-sized version of my original A5 planner, which was first launched in November last year.

I did a lot of research and realized that not all printers can print double-sided while perfectly aligning both sides of the paper properly. That’s why instead of offering one printing option, you will find two PDFs in this download (in addition to a 3rd PDF with a standalone insert), with two different printing options in mind. You can find more details on that in this listing:

2016 Personal Size Printable Planner | 3.7×6.7in | Natural Beauty Planner | Pre Dated Monthly Calendar Included | Instant Download | PDF

New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Personal-Size Natural Beauty Planner | by Yaansoon

I share my homemade remedies and secrets in the Natural Beauty Tips and Illustrations section of this blog. Those are mostly inspired by my late Grandmother, who was a nature-loving, kind-hearted woman, with extensive knowledge of folk remedies that you wouldn’t find in books.

New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Personal-Size Natural Beauty Planner | by Yaansoon

It occurred to me the other day that since natural beauty remedies are such an essential part of my life, then why not create a journal/planner to help me stay focused – while providing me with the kind of eye-pleasing stationery needed to carry me through my beauty experiments and routine?!

So, I hope you enjoyed this post and I look forward to seeing you soon in another one!

Yaansoon hand-illustrated branding and patterns

 

Stationery Love: Hand Illustrations Turned into Printable Greeting Cards

Stationery Love: Hand Illustrations Turned into Printable Greeting Cards | By Yaansoon Stationery Love: Hand Illustrations Turned into Printable Greeting Cards | By YaansoonIf you’re a stationery aficionado like me, then you must be one of those people who can’t get enough of that delicious pretty paper that adds a touch of beauty to your personal life. To satisfy my stationery addiction, I turned two of my hand-illustrations into new greeting cards, now available for download at my Etsy shop.

The first design (above), dubbed “I Miss YOU Greeting Card Printable 5×7,” is inspired by the many teatime afternoons I had spent with my grandmother as a kid.

Teatime meant a lot to my grandmother’s household. She had several sets of teapots and teacups in a vintage cupboard in her large kitchen. The oak-wood cupboard in the dining room had the fancy tea sets, with their golden handles, and their silver spoons. My grandmother used those for special occasions, serving tea with her homemade cookies, often placing a vase of flowers in the coffee table’s center to accentuate the festive mood.

Stationery Love: Hand Illustrations Turned into Printable Greeting Cards | By Yaansoon Stationery Love: Hand Illustrations Turned into Printable Greeting Cards | By YaansoonEver since I started doing more and more hand illustrations, I have been reconnecting with a part of me that seems to have been temporarily forgotten because of my previous corporate life. I am remembering all of those precious moments I had with my grandmother, who was my caretaker and mentor.

I think my love for florals and botanical motifs is pretty much influenced by her floral crochet table covers and hand-stitched linens. The second greeting card in this post, dubbed “Botanical Greeting Card Printable 5×7 in Navy Blue,” is based on an illustration I showed you in a previous post featuring my relatively-new botanical recipe cards. I have been swimming in a sea of botanical visions for a while now, and I am glad to finally be turning those passions into illustrated designs.

I plan on creating more hand-illustrated stationery in the near future, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, take care of yourself and hope to talk to you soon!

Yaansoon hand-illustrated branding and patterns

 

Love What You Do, Create, and Spread Your Wings | Printable Tropical Wall Art

Love What You Do: Printable Tropical Wall Art | By YAANSOON on ETSYThe most important lesson life has taught me, boils down to one thing: Nothing is more important than loving and enjoying what you do! Taking a job because it pays better will never sustain you if you hate it. Making a few pennies while doing what you really love will feel like you own the world!

The first job I had after graduation was as an environmental reporter. It paid me pennies, but I loved it. As journalism is generally an underpaid vocation, I crossed over to the other side of the equation, to PR, and started moving up the ladder. Truth is, I hated every moment of it. Clients were ruthless, bosses were self-absorbed, and peers were back-stabing-ly competitive. And the pay was great, so I stayed and moved on!

Love What You Do | Tropical Wall Art in Pantone’s colors of the year 2016, Rose quartz & Serenity Blue | By Yaansoon

I kept on swinging between PR and media, and while being a managing editor for a couple of magazines, I realized that the one thing I loved about the whole process was sitting with the designers and figuring out the magazine’s look and feel, relaunching our brand, and using design to enhance content engagement.

Somewhere along the way, I started creating handmade wire jewelry as a side gig. That took me to experimenting with hand-printed fabrics, and from there I started dabbling with illustration and a bit of design, while taking online courses along the way to improve my skills.

Spread Your Wings: Printable Tropical Wall Art | By YAANSOON on ETSYLast year around this time, I quit my job as director of PR at a comms and events firm. Every day there, one nagging thought pursued me ever so relentlessly: I really hated what I was doing. Every day I wished I could spend my time doing what I loved.

Spread Your Wings | Tropical Wall Art | By Yaansoon

Love What You Create: Printable Tropical Wall Art | By YAANSOON on ETSYSo, one day I woke up feeling like I couldn’t take it any more. The weight of my work was much heavier than usual, not because I couldn’t handle a big load, but because my heart has finally reached its limits going against its true dreams and desires.

Love What You Create | Tropical Wall Art | By Yaansoon

It’s true what they say… The heart wants what it wants!

You can spend years fighting it, but ultimately it will win, and when it does all you can do is surrender to your heart’s calling.

I created the three Tropical Wall Art Printables featured in this post to celebrate the new feelings and realities of my life… and to thank my Heart for all that it has done for me!


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New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Hand-Illustrated Recipe Cards

New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Hand-Illustrated Recipe CardsAll of us have certain obsessions in life; mine include recipe cards, cook books, culinary motifs, and botanical illustrations. I’m also obsessed with Pantone’s colors of the year: Rose-Quartz Pink & Serenity-Blue. In this illustrated design, I am inspired by these two obsessions together!

To me, recipe cards are more than just a way to keep your recipes organized. They help get your creative juices flowing, especially that cooking, after all, is a form of creative energy that needs continuous nurturing to keep you interested! This of course includes pretty stationery that makes you want to cook and experiment with new recipes!

A couple of days ago, I decided to revisit one of my old cookie recipes (jotted down on an ugly piece of paper). I made the mistake while mixing the dry ingredients, by adding the sugar to the flour and the baking soda. At that point I decided to improvise to salvage the recipe, and after taking them out of the oven, my cookies tasted divine. They were the best cookies I’ve ever made!

New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Hand-Illustrated Recipe CardsTo celebrate, I decided to create new printable recipe cards for happy mistakes like this one – and as part of a decision to re-write all of my recipes on pretty stationery, instead of the unappetizing worn-out notebooks they were in. My husband saw the recipe cards and fell in love with them and suggested I put them up in my Etsy shop.

My two printable recipe cards come in two colors – that I later realized were inspired by Pantone’s colors of the year 2016. I’m so in love with combinations of pink and blue and although the blue shade I have used is not 100% Serenity-Blue I am happy with the results, to be found in the following links:

The cards are also in a standard 4×6″ and are easy to trim using the crop marks that I have included in the design.

New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Hand-Illustrated Recipe CardsI had great fun creating the original illustration (in the picture below), inspired by a previous chalkboard illustration I had created for Christmas.

New in My Etsy Shop: Printable Hand-Illustrated Recipe CardsThese cards are perfect for re-launching or expanding one’s recipe card collection, and as a bridal shower gift for a friend who might be getting married in the Spring!

I hope you enjoyed this post and looking forward to seeing you all in my next one!

 


KEY WORDS: Recipe Cards Printable 4×6 | Serenity Blue, Rose-Quartz Pink, Instant Download, Floral, Botanical, Hand-Illustrated, Kitchen Cook Book, Spring Wedding, DIY


 

Freebie: ‘Eat Drink Laugh’ Printable Wall Art + Stylish Kitchen Art Prints on Etsy

Freebie: 'Eat Drink Laugh' Printable Wall Art + Kitchen Art Prints on Etsy | By YaansoonHello everyone! I’m excited to release my 2nd ever freebie… and yes it’s a wall art printable for your kitchen! “Eat Drink Laugh” has been the theme of several art prints I’ve created for my Etsy shop, and I thought I would create a new one as a free giveaway for Yaansoon’s lovely readers!

Earlier in a previous post, I have confessed to my recent obsession with the hipster culture. What I love about it is how it brings together all the things I love: An organic and natural aesthetic, typography, and most importantly a lot of elements from the industrial interior design movement.

Freebie: 'Eat Drink Laugh' Printable Wall Art + Kitchen Art Prints on Etsy | By YaansoonThat’s why I have been creating digital prints that spoke to my love for nature, the kitchen, and cooking. But before I talk about my Etsy prints, let me first focus on today’s freebie.

After downloading the high-resolution JPEG from the link below, you will hopefully be able to print it out on your own printer; it can go from A5 (5.8 x 8.3 inches), up to A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches), and all the way to A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches).

If you fancy this kitchen wall art printable then simply download it right here. Enjoy!

3-Yaansoon DOWNLOAD FREEBIENOTE: All freebies, printables and images by Yaansoon are intended for private non-commercial use.

Etsy printables

Kitchen Wall Art | Eat DRINK Laugh | Typography, Hipster, Minimalist, Kitchen Prints, Printable Wall Art, Instant Download | Deer Wall Art By YAANSOON on ETSYAs for my Etsy shop’s hipster-industrial prints, here is a picture of the wood-grain designs I have created for primarily the kitchen, the dining room, and to be hung over the fireplace. You can check them out here:

EAT | DRINK | LAUGH | DEER

And here are a few more prints in different styles, including geometric, hipster, and folk.

Kitchen Wall Art | Eat DRINK Laugh | Typography, Hipster, Minimalist, Kitchen Prints, Printable Wall Art, Instant Download | By YAANSOON on ETSYKitchen Wall Art | Eat DRINK Laugh | Typography, Hipster, Minimalist, Kitchen Prints, Printable Wall Art, Instant Download | By YAANSOON

Kitchen Wall Art | Eat DRINK Laugh | Typography, Geometric, Scandinavian, Kitchen Prints, Printable Wall Art, Instant Download | By YAANSOON on ETSYKitchen Wall Art | Eat DRINK Laugh | Typography, Geometric, Scandinavian, Kitchen Prints, Printable Wall Art, Instant Download | By YAANSOON

Deer Head Wall Art | Hipster, Industrial, Rustic, Forest Print, Art Prints, Printable Wall Art, Wall Décor, Instant Download | By YAANSOON on ETSYDeer Head Wall Art | Hipster, Industrial, Rustic, Forest Print, Art Prints, Printable Wall Art, Wall Décor, Instant Download | By YAANSOON

Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s post, enjoy your new art print and have a lovely day!