My First Aura Estelle! | 2022 Planner Unboxing

I have my planner for 2022!

Sticker planning has been a hobby of mine for a few years now and I am finally going to be taking the plunge next year and going full force in my sticker memory planning aka weekly sticker kits for every single week in the year.

I have included a photo below of what a typical weekly sticker kit looks like in my planner so you get the idea.

The past few years I have only been doing these kind of spreads for special occasions because it seemed like a lot of money to spend on stickers to do this every week. And it is a costly hobby, not going to lie I’m ashamed to say how much money I have spent on stickers this year because it’s just not the one.

But because I enjoy this hobby so much, I’ve decided to take it this step further. I didn’t want to start out full force in case I stopped the hobby after a few weeks and wasted money but because I’ve been keeping it up for a while I think it’s fine for me to take this step.

I have no idea what next year will hold for me in terms of life events or anything, but just know that I’ll be capturing it all in a pretty planner with lots of stickers haha. I look forward to showing you what it all looks like at the end of next year!

My Favourite Sticker Shops!

This year, I have really thrown myself into my sticker planning. It started as a hobby a few years ago but over the last few months I have really gone OTT with my sticker buying. It’s like once I started, I couldn’t stop and so I thought I would share some of my favourite shops!

Papershire

Papershire caught my attention immediately with their cute bunny character ‘Bunilla’. I think bunnies are adorable and hope to one day adopt my own rabbit so this was a no-brainer. This shop is super cute and I feel like I need a Bunilla for all occasions!

I have also recently bought a couple of journals from Papershire, and I can’t wait to try them out because they seem like amazing quality.

Plus, they are the only UK store on the list right now which is a bonus as I can order directly from them and don’t have to wait ages for things to arrive!

This shop also has a very active Facebook group which I don’t know is always a good thing lol I feel like people post so much just to win shop credit which is fine but also I don’t know how they do it. It seems very tiring. But everyone in the group is really nice and so it’s good to have a community where I can post about my planning addiction lol.

Once More With Love

Just like with Papershire’s Bunillas, I feel like I need a OMWL munchkin for every occasion. These stickers are of very simple design, but they are just so adorable I find myself buying them all the time.

These stickers are also quite small which I like as they tend to fit really well in any sized box I put in my planner.

This shop is Canadian, but I tend to have them delivered directly to my house when possible as it means I don’t have to wait as long as I would if it went through Stackry. So far everything has arrived safe and sound from them so I’m glad it’s all worked out.

Also Marg has recently been taking a lot of request munchkins so I am looking forward to all those new releases!

Wonton in a Million

This shop is super cute and fun and I have always wanted to buy stickers from them. So when I finally decided to use a shipping forward service from the US, Wonton in a Million is immediately where I went to.

The dimsum characters are super fun and the sticker quality is really good. I don’t know what they use but it’s kind of almost like a vinyl? It just makes the stickers feel high quality. But when you place them down, they don’t budge so you gotta be sure of your placement before you put them down.

I immediately gravitated towards the ‘Dimsum Crossing’ stickers though. Those are probably my favourites, because I love anything to do with Animal Crossing but they are so adorable and I have stocked up on a bunch of them. I just hope they never stop stocking them lol.

Not going to lie, I love ordering from them because the stickers arrive really quickly to my Stackry box because they are based in NY and the Stackry warehouse is in New Hampshire. Yes I still have to wait for all my other stickers to arrive before I ship my box over, but I just like that these guys always arrive first.

ScribblePrintsCo

ScribblePrintsCo has become my go-to place for FOIL. I used one of their foil bundles on a weekly spread and I am OBSESSED. So now I have bought a lot of foil bundles from them to use in the future, probably more than I’ll ever need but that’s besides the point.

I also really love the weekly kits from ScribblePrintsCo. Mainly because they come with so many boxes. I have recently become a very ‘no whitespace’ planner so I need a box to write in for everything I do. And there is no shortage of those with an SPC kit.

Also recently, SPC did a HUGE destash event where they were giving away these grab bags/boxes of loads of foil, old stickers and everything and it was amazing. You got so many items and it was basically like an early Christmas present to myself lol. So SPC is definitely up there as one my favourite shops.

Plus I am obsessed with watching Andrea’s Plan With Me videos on YouTube. I just find her voice is calming and her planning style is the style I have adopted as my own. So I highly recommend her videos and her shop.

Glam Planner

Elle, the owner of Glam Planner is who got me into sticker planning in the first place! 100% one of the first places I started to look into shopping at when I started using Stackry.

I have become obsessed with her glitch sales because I am able to pick up so much foil for cheap and it really helped me build up my collection.

I also think that Elle’s weekly kits are always so pretty so I have stocked up on a few to use later in the year. I have yet to use any of them but I am excited to get using them!

Elle also likes to do foil that overlays her full box scenes to highlight parts of the images which I think is cool. I have become a big fan of full box overlays so ones that are specific to a full box is interesting compared to a regular frame overlay.

Another fave of mine from Elle’s shop is the script samplers. I’ve gotten a lot of those during the glitch sales and I like that you get a variety of fonts so you can use more than one type of script in a spread and it doesn’t look as repetitive because it’s in a different font each time.

I also really love Elle’s YouTube videos! I’ve been watching her since probably 2011 when she made beauty and lifestyle videos. She hasn’t been doing a lot of planner videos recently, but I do still enjoy her current lifestyle videos too. Again, I find her voice really calming and I could listen to her do videos for forever. So definitely check her out!

Simply Gilded

Simply Gilded is washi tape heaven.

Honestly at first I just bought some to try it out. I don’t really have a need for it in my planning style, but I have started to use it to decorate my daily journal entries to make them more interesting.

Now I’m obsessed and can’t stop buying pretty washi. I am definitely buying it faster than I am using it so I need to slow it down before I become a serious hoarder. But it’s just so easy to buy lol.

I would love to find other ways to use the washi tape aside from my journal, so I might try to incorporate it into my scrapbooking or something too, just so I can really get the use out of it (and justify buying so much of it lol).

And so these are some of my favourite shops at the minute! I definitely have a couple of other UK shops I shop at from time to time but since I haven’t really purchased from them in a while I decided to leave them out. Though who knows maybe I’ll make another post in the future to let you know about them.

But for right now, I’ve put myself on a bit of a no-spend because I’ve been buying way too much lol. At least I can encourage other people to shop though. So if you are in the market for some journalling/planning stickers then check out the shops I mentioned, or even suggest some I can check out for when it’s time to break my no-spend – I’m counting the days haha.

1 Year with New Horizons! | Plan With Me | Before Pen | 15th – 21st March 2021

A sticker filled plan with me for the week of 15th – 21st March. I loved this spread and using all the Animal Crossing related stickers, it makes me wish I had started an Animal Crossing journal or something but I know I probably wouldn’t have kept that up lol.

Sticker shops I use:
Weekly sticker kit: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LittlePlanetPaperie
Glitter headers: https://www.glamplanner.com/
Extra boxes from kit leftovers: https://plannerface.com/
Washi tape/Animal Crossing character stickers: https://wontoninamillion.com/
Bunny character stickers: https://papershire.com/
Clear foil headers/movie night stickers: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGingerCatCo
Movie marquees: https://www.scribbleprintsco.com/
Animal Crossing Script Stickers: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacandGrayDesigns
Yoga Mat/Film/Script stickers: https://happycutiestudio.com/

Huge Planner Sticker Haul! | HappyCutieStudio, PaperShire, OMWL, SPC, & more!

I’ve been surprisingly strict with buying planner stickers since I started this hobby a few years ago, but the last month or so I kind of just let myself go wild and I don’t know if this is the start of something terrible or a one off but I guess we see lol. Either way, I love all the stickers and I have no regrets.

Shops mentioned:
HappyCutieStudio: https://happycutiestudio.com/
Papershire: https://papershire.com/
Little Planet Paperie: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LittlePlanetPaperie?ref=usf_2020
Once More With Love: https://oncemorewithlove.com/
Wonton in a Million: https://wontoninamillion.com/
Glam Planner: https://www.glamplanner.com/
ScribblePrintsCo: https://www.scribbleprintsco.com/
Stackry: https://www.stackry.com/en/register?referral=7356975

My First Weekly Sticker Spread! | Erin Condren Planner

 

 

This is something that I’ve wanted to do since I got my Erin Condren planner. A weekly sticker spread!

When I first got into the whole world of planning I discovered that some people like to do no whitespace sticker planning and I loved it. I thought it was so pretty and fun but I knew I could never afford to do it every week.

But I knew when I got my Erin Condren planner that I wanted to try it out, so I have been looking at weekly sticker kits a lot on Etsy and I have purchased some of them to use. I decided that I would use them for special occasions because it would make the week a lot more special.

There wasn’t anything particularly special about last week but I got my first weekly sticker kit from Etsy and decided to try it out.

I actually really love it. I think that they are perfect for someone like me who doesn’t fill all their boxes in their planner but wants to have something decorative. It just adds something more to the planner and it actually was the week I’ve been using the planner the most because of the checkboxes I added every day. I normally don’t do that much in a day and I was determined to fill those checklists with things.

So I guess it does make me more productive when you really think about it.

But yeah, like I said before as much as I would love to do this every single week I know I couldn’t, the reason being that sticker kits are expensive. I have already considered buying my own sticker printer etc to make my own if it would be cheaper but I think I’m getting ahead of myself as a newbie sticker planner lol.

So, for now, I think I will stick to buying stickers on Etsy but keeping weekly sticker spreads to a minimum (for now). If you have any advice on sticker making though, please let me know because it may be something I look into in the future. 🙂

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~ Courtney x

My First Erin Condren Planner!

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After debating it for a while I decided to treat myself and get an Erin Condren planner!

I have wanted one of these ever since I first found the planning community on YouTube. But the price of them has always put me off. It’s expensive, and was I really going to use it once I got it?

That’s why for my first planner I decided to go a bit smaller and cheaper – a Kikki K planner. I found inserts that had the same size boxes as the Erin Condren so I could still buy stickers and used it as a trial run.

In the end, I actually really enjoyed using my Kikki K planner, it was super cute and it was great to keep track of things. And once I found that the inserts were running out, I did think about just buying more – but before I looked for new inserts I visited the Erin Condren site.

The fact that they were having a sale and I got my planner for half the price sealed the deal. It made up for the fact I did have to pay shipping costs (which is gross, because who likes to pay for shipping?). But aside from that, I was super excited to get my planner!

I have been using the planner for about a week now and it’s been fabulous before in my Kikki K I feel like I didn’t have enough space to always write things down but with the Erin Condren I have more than enough space. It also came with a ziplock bag and an inner pouch which is great for storing my stickers.

Of course, I would love to get stuck in making full sticker spreads and things like that now that I have the right planner for it but I still can’t justify the price of sticker kits. Sure it’s one thing to splash out money on a fancy planner that will last a year, but to spend £10 a week on a sheet of stickers that will be used in minutes? Eh…not so sure.

So I will stick with mostly writing things done but adding a sticker or two to make it slightly more decorative. But that being said I could very easily go sticker crazy lol I guess we see what happens over time.

But I’m really glad that I made the choice to get one so I could experience having one otherwise, I guess I would have wondered what it would be like. So now I have the experience I can decide if I want to continue with this planner or use another one in the future.

The price is definitely one of those things that is throwing me off ever buying another one. But they are so pretty and I think that the layout and quality are great, but the shipping costs are just too much. Like you have to pay $55 for the planner to begin with, so adding on the other costs it’s definitely way too much…but you can get them on Amazon, which I don’t know if you still have to pay customs but at least it would shave off the shipping price. Though they definitely don’t have the same range as the original website. So…yeah I guess I will have to decide if this is the planner I want to continue to use. But I have most of a year to think about it in the meantime, I think I will enjoy the planner as it is.

If you want to see my full unboxing and comparing it to my previous planner, a Kikki K filofax planner then check out the video below:

~ Courtney x

Planner and Etsy Sticker Haul!

After falling in love with the planner community and talking myself out of it numerous times, I finally decided to get my own planner! I thought it was the perfect time to get one as I head into my final year of university. And I was super excited to be able to finally get myself some pretty stickers!

Here’s hoping this makes me a little bit more organised or at least make it look like I am 😉