Saturday, September 24, 2016

Etsy Spotlight: Create with Pen

Happy Saturday my friends!

I am back today with another Etsy shop that may be one of my recent favorites. 

I have changed my planning style. 

I still use my Erin Condren, but I am making sure its COMPLETELY functional, and less "pretty". Part of my new method is setting goals, and actually achieving them. Crazy right? w
Well along with being functional, I still wanted to make sure that it's inspiring and encouraging. Jen from Create with Pen on Etsy hand letters and water color paints her own stickers. They are beautiful, unique, and very inspiring. I love her lettering and the colors that she chose. 

These are kiss-cut stickers on beautiful paper, and they are amazing. Although she is a Canadian based shop, it only took 3 days to get to Hawaii. That is incredible. She also ships in a hard mailer which made sure that the stickers arrived in perfect shape.

Jen really works hard to make sure these stickers are beautiful and I am so honored that she sent these to me for review. 

Here are a few of the stickers that she sent me!

These are my favorite!!!

I am really obsessed with these stickers and cannot wait to use them in my planner. I am so thankful for Jen and her sending these to me!

If you want to get your hand on some of these for yourself, head on over to her shop! She offers her new releases for 30% off, so make sure you are following her on Instagram to make sure you catch them! 

Her shop: 

Until next time,

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Etsy Spotlight: MakitonandCo

Good Morning Planner Ladies! <3

We are back today with another Etsy shop. This shop has such unique designs and that's what drew me in. Maki is the owner of MakitonandCo. Maki designs all of her own doodles and turns them into stickers with her husband. These stickers are seriously SO cute!

Maki was so kind and sent me some of the most beautiful and creative stickers I have ever seen. These are all kiss cut, and the colors are to die for. The paper she uses is so soft and smooth, which makes the colors pop.

My favorite part of the planning community is the uniqueness and kindness that comes out of it. This shop makes that clearly evident. My favorite sheet is the fall doodle sheet. I love everything about it!

Here are a few sheets she sent me:

As you can see, Maki has some of the most beautiful and adorable stickers I have ever seen. She is also so incredibly kind, and I have enjoyed talking to her and getting to know her through this process.

This planner community is something special and I am so glad to be part of it.

Thank you so much Maki for working with me, and for sending me these beauties.

Head on over to her Etsy and check her out:

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Etsy Spotlight: Purple Trail

Hello friends!

I am back this lovely Wednesday afternoon with a review on quite an amazing shop.
This shop is different than most. Although they do have an Etsy shop, they are also a widely known online planner store. Although I don't use their planner currently, I may have to look into after seeing the quality and colors of these stickers.

Tamese reached out to me after I applied to their blogger program and asked if I would review their stickers, and of course I said yes. I emailed her on a Wednesday, and I had these stickers in my mailbox by Saturday. I was amazed.

Then I opened the package.

Purple Trail uses a vinyl type paper which makes the colors so bright and vibrant. I was so impressed when I received them. I immediately took photos because I knew I couldn't keep them in my photograph pile for too long, or else I'd end up photographing them with stickers missing. They are that great.

They offer 3 different sets and each set can be purchased in 3 8.5x11 sheets or 4 6x8 sheets.
They offer Planner Stickers, Teacher Planner Stickers, and Push Pin Planner Stickers.

I received the Planner Stickers set and the Push Pin Planner Sticker set.
I'm not a teacher or in school, so I didn't think it would be useful to me.
I am already obsessed with these, and can't wait for Purple Trail to come out with more.
Each set is $7.00, which if you think about it, is an amazing deal!

Below are the stickers included in each set!

Planner Stickers Set

Push Pin Planner Set

As you can see for yourself, these stickers are amazing, and the colors are to die for.

I can see these stickers being a huge hit in the planner community.

Like I stated before, Purple Trail is also a planner company that allows you to completely customize your planner. I have never used one, but have heard really great things about them. If there planners are anything like these stickers, I can assure you that you will not want to miss out.

They have both a website and an Etsy shop which I'll put below.

I just wanted to thank Tamese for allowing me to review these, and for sending them so quickly. I think these are amazing stickers, and will definitely be added into my go-to sticker stash.


I hope you have a great rest of your week, and that you head over to Purple Trail and check it out for yourself.

Until next time,

Friday, September 9, 2016

Etsy Spotlight: Paper Tails n Pigtails

Happy Friday!
It's finally here. Anyone else with me? :)

I have had the pleasure of working with Tonia from @papertrailsnpigtails on Instagram. She owns a shop that specializes in ring bound planner dividers, paper clips, and dashboards!

This is very different from what I'm used to reviewing but it was so cool to see new accessories within the planner community. She sent me some of the cutest goodies. I've just started using a personal ring bound planner, and she sent me goodies that matched my planner and my personality perfectly. I was so impressed with these dividers, that I know I'll be making purchases in the future.

Below are the goodies that she sent.

She included two sets of the gold, but one has already made its way to my planner!

Aren't these floral bow clips GORGEOUS!?

The quality of the dividers is incredible. They are laminated which makes them very durable and portable which I need. And these paper clips are even PRETTIER in person.

I am so thankful she sent these to me, and I will definitely put them to good use. Stay tuned on my IG, I may be giving away a paperclip or two!!!

Head on over to her Etsy shop and check her out!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Etsy Spotlight: The Ickleblogger

Hey pretty planner people!

Long time no talk! I'm sorry that I haven't written in awhile, but I'm just starting to get settled after our trip. We had such an amazing time at home with our families, it kind of made it difficult to come back!

But, alas, here we are!

I am back today with another amazing Etsy Shop review.

The Ickle Blogger is a shop from the UK. I had found her on Instagram and what had drawn me to her shop was the adorable "Beans" that she had listed in her shop. Usually when I order from shops not in the US, I expect quite a long shipping time. But with this shop, they arrived SO quickly. I was completely shocked.

But besides the shipping, the quality and color of these stickers are perfect. I love functional stickers and they are always my go-to. The quarter boxes from her are definitely a staple in my collection. The price is also incredible. You can definitely get a lot for your money!

Here are the stickers that The Ickle Blogger sent me:

Colored Balloons
(These also come in glitter)

Mini Glitter Flags
These fit perfectly in the Sew Much Crafting WO1P with grid! I have stocked up on these!

Light Glitter Quarter Boxes

Bright Color Quarter Box

Glitter Computers

Light Quarter Boxes

Ickle Bean Planner People
These are BY FAR my favorite!!!

Ickle Bean BBQ Chefs
SOO cute! Even cuter in person!

Bright Glitter Quarter Box

Now you can see what I'm talking about. They are even prettier in person, and the prices are amazing.
I hope you head on over to her shop, and check them out!

I hope you all have a happy Wednesday, and a great rest of the week!

Until next time,

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