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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by my shop! Be sure to look for the general 10% coupon code in my shop announcement when I've reopened or sign up for my newsletter to receive a VIP coupon for 15% off, as well as articles and projects to spark your Creativity:

My shop is closed until September 9 as I take a break to relax and brew some fun ideas for Creative Play. Be sure to make time for your own Creative Play!

Creatively Yours,
The Creative Beast

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 5, 2021

Thank you for stopping by my shop! Be sure to look for the general 10% coupon code in my shop announcement when I've reopened or sign up for my newsletter to receive a VIP coupon for 15% off, as well as articles and projects to spark your Creativity:

My shop is closed until September 9 as I take a break to relax and brew some fun ideas for Creative Play. Be sure to make time for your own Creative Play!

Creatively Yours,
The Creative Beast

Monica Moran

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Monica Moran


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About TheCreativeBeast

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On Etsy since 2009

REconnect to your Creative Instincts with JOY and PLAY...

What you need to know about me:

I am a mixed media, multi-passionate artist who is deeply connected to my Creative Instinct and it saddens me to see how many people have their Creative Instincts squashed out of them in the progression from child to adult. I believe it contributes to the dehumanization of us all.
It is my mission to help adults reconnect and rebuild their Creative Instincts so they can access more Joy in their lives through Creative Play.
I demonstrate how fun and easy creativity is by demystifying the ‘mystery’ that has been built around creativity, when it is actually surrounding us every day.
I provide simple techniques and ask thoughtful questions to help others see how they can access their own innate Creative Instincts.
I provide monthly online gatherings of creative play and I create e-courses to help you reconnect to your own artful spirit.
I share my creative adventures daily to inspire others to join the adventure!
I believe there is wonderful, marvelous magic in our world and in our creativity.
I love nature, dogs, reading books, making books, altering books, and I love buttered popcorn, not necessarily in that order!
I am Monica The Creative Beast.

The fastest way to re-connect to your Creative Instincts, if you have been out of practice for a long time, is in the creative play of COLORING...and I have fun coloring pages available here in my shop! One of my favorites is the 'Gratitude Pie' coloring page, a fun way to relax with coloring and bring the practice of gratitude into your day, all of which helps to build well-being and a positive outlook - check them all out here:

Where you can find my online classroom:
You can find my creativity e-courses at my online classroom, The Creative Beast Playground at Teachable -

About my hand bound books:
I am a book lover who is also a book artist. I create artful and whimsical books for creative folk to use in practical ways. As an artist, I know that artists LOVE visual inspiration, as well as 'toys' to play with and that is where my artful books come alive! If you see a particular book that you'd like to have customized, let me know - I'd love to make you a special book for your artful use! HOWEVER...

I DO NOT create special event books such as guest/reception books. I am happy to recommend a fabulous travel journal and special event journal maker here on Etsy that I personally know who will be happy to help you with your custom journal needs. You can find her at Bag Lady Lulu, now called 'JournalLu' (let her know The Creative Beast sent you):

About my other art-full creations:
I love to create one-of-kind items but rarely make anything more than once. The exception here is my artful books, which might be made in a batch of three, yet each book will have a variation distinguishing it from the other two books made in the batch. If you see something in my shop or on my blog that you would like to have made, convo me and I'll see what I can do. Please note that some items can not be recreated due to the unique quality of embellishments/paper/fabric/trims used in my work.

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  • Monica The Creative Beast

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    CREATIVITY is my True North and Book Arts are my True Love. I love to share my love of creativity with others and to help adults reconnect to their innate Creative Instincts. Check me out online:

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2019
Hello and welcome to The Creative Beast Shop! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit...

I hope you find something to help you spark your Creative Instincts, to help you find your way on your own creative journey!


I want to insure that you are clear about what I offer and how things work so you will get the most enjoyment from your purchase here in my little shop. Feel free to convo me with any questions you may have before making a purchase - I'm happy to answer your questions =)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the nature of custom work, I am unable to offer refunds or exchanges on special requests or custom orders.

Due to the nature of digital goods, I am unable to offer refunds, exchanges or cancellations. Please contact me with any questions you may have about my digital products before placing your order.

I highly recommend taking photos of any damages that may have occurred with purchases of delicate goods. Photos will help me understand what may have happened en route, and photos can help me in dealing with the USPS at my end. You may be asked to return-mail the item, before a return or exchange can take place - this will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Refunds, exchanges and cancellations are time-consuming, after the fact. As a result, I prefer and highly recommend contacting me before you make a purchase with any questions or concerns you might have. It takes less time to have a conversation, than it takes to deal with return shipping, and it's more fun to have a chat!

And maybe we make a new friend in the process... =)

Thank you for your consideration and your patience! My Etsy shop is a 'one woman show'. I greatly appreciate your support of my creative work <3
Primary method of payment is PayPal. I do not take personal credit cards or personal checks at this time, but electronic checks through Paypal are accepted.

PLEASE NOTE that I do not ship goods until electronic checks have cleared through Paypal. Thank you for your understanding!
PLEASE insure that the mailing address listed in your Etsy profile is correct since that is the address I will ship to. If you need your order shipped to another address you MUST add that in the notes section BEFORE finalizing your order.

If you wish to have additional insurance for your order, please convo me before placing your order. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail or for items stolen due to lack of a secure mail box.

I use the USPS for all shipping, which often includes their packing materials. This means recycled packaging is currently at a minimum - please see my additional policies on packaging below.

Most of the mailing options allow you to track your package and this information will be included through shipping notification within the Etsy system, along with an estimated date of arrival of your package, when that is estimate is available.

If you want your item ASAP, you will have the opportunity to choose Priority mail when you check out - a tracking number is available with this shipping option.

I will do my very best to get your items shipped within 24 hours of receiving your payment, but please note that I am a 'one woman show' here in this Etsy shop. If anything comes up that may keep your order from being shipped in a timely manner, you will be notified through Etsy convo.

After mush serious thought and consideration, I no longer offer international shipping due to the high costs of shipping overseas. HOWEVER, if you see an item in my shop you would absolutely MUST HAVE, please contact me and I will look up the shipping costs for your region. I can relay the costs to you so you can then make the choice to have my goods shipped overseas to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I attempt to use recycled/reused materials to mail out items, when it is feasible, as part of my personal belief in reducing waste and promoting "green" environmental business practices. I always keep in mind the need to insure that my goods arrive to you in excellent condition and I make every effort to insure that all goods are packaged to withstand the USPS.

Any recycled/reused materials that are used for packaging orders will always be clean and free of dirt, dust or residues. Any recycled/reused mailing envelopes will be artfully decorated =-)

I do not include invoices or receipts in order to keep paper waste to a minimum. You will receive an email copy of your order at the time of purchase which you can always print out if you need a copy for your records.

I am happy to create a reserved listing for any items you intend to purchase. Here are the guidelines:
* Contact me about the item you wish to have reserved
* You will be contacted when the reserved listing has posted
* You will have 2 WEEKS to make your purchase using your reserved listing
* If you have not made your purchase within the 2 week time-frame, the items you request for reserve will be returned to the general listings for sale.

I am happy to work with you to create a special gift for the special people in your life. Please contact me with your request and we can begin the process of creating something special together!