Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#CPCPlannerGirl: PaperedLove

One of our favorite things about working with people in the big ol' planner community is watching some of our favorites grow. Annie of PaperedLove is definitely someone we've been watching! We're in love with her colorful planner layouts and new weekly planner accessories. Check out her YouTube channel, where you'll find some great unboxings and reviews! Today, we're taking the time to feature Annie with some of her best planner tips and tricks. Meet your newest #CPCPlannerGirl, PaperedLove!

1.    Describe your love of stationery to us.
My love for stationery started when I was very young. I used to collect stickers in sticker books, I even had pen pals relationships with my actual grade school friends. I had a teacher when I was younger who inspired my love for stationery. She went above and beyond than just a normal teacher, she took me to stationery stores and she even got me a personalized name stamp when I was 7 years old. This passion and love for stationery started through her and I will never forget it.

2.    What do you love best about your favorite planner and why?
My absolute favorite planners are my Kikki-K ones, they are beautifully made with lots of pockets! I love setting up planner pockets with cute things because it's the first thing you see when you open your planner up. The possibilities of personalization are endless when it comes to their planners.

3.    Tell us about your favorite and most used planner accessory (bookmark, gel pen, stamp, etc).
I would say that my most used planner accessories are washi tapes, planner clips, and stickers. Etsy shops are the perfect place for fun planner accessories, especially since it's supporting our fellow planner girls! 

4.    What is your favorite Cool Pencil Case product and why?
My favorite Cool Pencil Case product is my super cute Happy Baby Mega Pencil case. They come in really cute pastel colors and are so versatile! You can fit so many goodies in it and it's perfect for planning on the go. Just drop it in your bag and you can plan anywhere!

5.    Can you give some tips on those who love decorating their planner pages but are on a budget?
You can plan with just about anything. If you're on a budget, there are options out there. Purchase an affordable planner like the Bloom Daily Planners or even go to Staples to have them print out inserts that you can put in a binder. When it comes to accessories, you can find some really cute goodies from the Dollar Tree, Daiso, or Tuesday Morning. The planner craze is real, so almost every store is starting to sell planner goodies!

6.    When did you start using your planner and how did it change the way you prepared for the day/week/month?
Oh gosh, I've been planning ever since I started school. In the earlier years, I used the academic planners that the schools handed out. But once I got to high school, I started getting my own planners. I'm very specific when it comes to taking notes and planning out my days, so planning is essential to my life!

7.    How do you organize all of your stationery and supplies?
This past year, I got new furniture for our home's office. I'm not the neatest person in the world but it helps when you have organizing bookshelves or drawers. IKEA is the best place to find pieces to organize all of your stationery and supplies.

8.    How do you decide how to design your planner layouts? How long does it usually take to complete your design for the week or month?
I always start out with picking out the washi that I want to use for that week, from there, I just pull goodies that I think will match the washi tapes. That way, the layout looks more cohesive. Since I film youtube videos, I am usually on the spot with filming when it comes to planning but if I pick out all of my supplies before, it makes it easier. So due to filming, I would have to complete my design within the filming time frame.

9.    How has the planner community on instagram supported your love for stationery?
Oh goodness, our planner community on instagram is everything to me! I adore all of my followers there as well as the women that I follow. I love that we all support each other and purchase most of our goodies from each others' Etsy shops. It's important for people to remember that we are all here to share our love and passion of stationery. It's meant to be fun! The love and support that I have received is priceless.

10.    Name us three of your favorite planner girls/guys that our Cool Pencil Case fans should follow!
Ooh, this is difficult! Okay, here are my top 3:

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