National Stationery Week is finally here! I am so excited to be sharing 7 posts for 7 days, sharing some stationery brands that I love and some new brands I have discovered.
I have a giveaway over on my Twitter where you can have the opportunity to win lots of stationery goodies from the brands I am working with this week. So make sure you check out how to enter on my pinned tweet.
Bonnie Kuhl the owner of Archer and Olive, found journalling changed her life after being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and general anxiety order. Her mentor introduced her to journaling and the powerful benefits. Journaling allows her to organise her thoughts and it reduces her anxiety. After her transformation she wanted to share the empowerment brought through journalling with as many people as possible through her paper studio Archer and Olive. They have designed dot grid journals and daily agenda planners to help you achieve your goals and giving you the tools to manage your mental health.
They have studio mascots, cats Archer and Olive. Archer named after her favourite font. Love that! Olive will make herself at home anywhere including clean laundry. Mine are the same ha ha!
I am sharing my thoughts on the Crescent Moon Dot Grid Notebook. Each notebook comes in a gift box, wrapped in paper. It is such a beautiful way to send a notebook, especially if you are gifting it to someone. It allows it to be sent safely and undamaged in the mail.
This notebook has 160 pages, the pages are dotted. The notebook has 160 gsm pages. The notebook features a crescent moon and stars, that are stamped in a gold foil on a linen cover. It also comes with a pen loop and a back pocket to store planner stickers or notes. It has two bookmarks, one of them has a gold signature charm of the brand, which I think it such a nice touch. I use the bookmarks in journals all the time, it saves so much time. Having a secure strap on notebooks is so helpful, any extra pieces of paper or notes can be stored safely within the notebook.
I love the black and gold design, I think that combination is such a classic look. How beautiful is this gold edging on the pages, I love that it matches the design on the cover. Such an aesthetically pleasing notebook!
I hate when you turn the page and all you see if the writing or designs from the page before. I love that the pages are thick and therefore there is less ghosting or bleeding through. When I carried out a pen test, Crayola Supertips did not bleed through, neither did the Uniball 0.2mm fine-liner, as you can see from the picture the black Sharpie has ghosted slightly.
When using a journal or notebook I like it to be able to lie flat. Nothing worse than trying to write on a page that is not flat to the rest of the notebook. As you can see below Archer and Olive notebooks do not have that problem.
I love bullet journaling and journaling and it is a great way to channel my anxieties and help reduce them. If you are looking for a notebook that you can water colour in and experiment with different pens, I would definitely recommend one of their journals.
Thank you to Archer and Olive for working with me this year! I hope you all have a lovely Stationery Week!
Do you like to journal? I’d love to hear in the comments.