PBC Sale Sticker Haul Series

I did a thing and bought WAY too many stickers during the last Planner Boss Collective Sale. Instead of patiently waiting like a normal human for everything to arrive and filming one big haul video I absolutely had to use everything that came in immediately when my grubby hands were on it. As a result, here is the mini series of the PBC haul (watch out HBO! hahaha) in the order in which the happy mail arrived. I'm sticker drunk you guys!

Oversized Sticker Storage Using MAMBI Rings

I've been organizing all of my Etsy stickers in this file folder system I made using bins and mini folders but I honestly had no clue what to do with all of the MAMBI stickers I have. I find that when I keep them as is in the flip booklet they come in I never actually end up using them. Something about having all the separate booklets lying around makes me forget they're even there...

I saw a tutorial on someone using an old MAMBI planner as sticker storage and since I had extra expansion rings and a whole wack of craft paper lying around I decided to make my own from scratch.

DIY Traveler's Notebook feat. April Planner Society Kit

After a lot of debate and budget checking I've finally taken the plunge and enrolled in the Planner Society Kit subscription box and I'm so excited! April of this year was the perfect time to enroll for me. I was of course most excited for the cute, spring patterned, floral sticker book that was the size of a pocket TN. Since I have way more tickers than can fit in a small sticker book I've decided to turn my booklet into a pocket sized traveler's notebook while I waited for my Foxy Fix inserts to come in. Having a million planners already I didn't need to use this TN for planning so I turned into a little station to track my reading. I have not been reading as much as I'd like to lately so this should be a good kick start!

April Planner Sticker Haul

Finally got around to filming April's sticker haul. Not all the ones I ordered in April have arrived yet so this is just a portion of them. Also first time filming in natural light and didn't see the shadow forming as the sun set... YouTube fail! hahahaha

PenGems Pen Re

I have been waiting to get on the  PenGems band wagon for some time now. I've always held back because when a kit comes out I want all the colors but that means spending a ridiculous amount of money on, well, pens. 

When the Northern Lights collection came out I knew I had to have some! The colors this time were so light and pretty and those rainbow colored crystals were a must have. But I didn't like every color which was actually perfect because I could order a few to try them out without breaking the bank.

DIY Laminated Planner Folder

Are you a little obsessed with keeping too much in your planners? I sure am! The trouble I find is that every folder I've gotten so far has exploded from too much items being crammed in. Huge planner fail! Since I love being thrifty with my planner decor when I can, I decided to give the DIY laminated planner folders that I've seen floating around a shot. I won't lie, I thought I would definitely muck this up but I am super impressed with how they turned out. Here's a little step by step if you're looking to do this on your own. I would definitely recommend heat laminating these and if you don't own a laminating machine then you can get this done at a local Staples or FedEx.

EC Monthly Setup featuring Hello Petite Paper

First time trying my hands on a smaller scale monthly planner layout. I usually stick to my larger sized EC for monthly layouts and to setup my social media calendar but since I'm going to be offering monthly kits soon I thought I'd give this one a try. I also got a stunning April monthly kit from Hello Petite Paper so what a great way to do a mock up monthly spread! Thanks for watching!

Sticker Shop Review Featuring: Ctrl Alt Kawaii

Since I've gotten immersed in the planner world, I have had hungry eyes. It is so hard to not spend when there are so many amazing shops out there! Some are the big dog corporations and some are smaller. I personally prefer the smaller, ETSY based shops because you get to form a relationship with the shop owner and in the planner world, friendship is key.

I have recently had the pleasure to do a shop swap with Ctrl Alt Kawaii, an medium sized sticker shop owned by Diana (who is as cute as a button btw). 

Etsy Shop Sticker Haul Video

I decided that instead of waiting for the rest of my super giant sticker haul to arrive to our new place (moving sucks!) that I would go ahead and film the haul with the stickers that I already have received. Turns out that was a smart plan because there was so much to film already! I love me some stickers and some of these shops I was completely new to so I'm so excited to share them with you guys. I love finding new shops and I of course love getting a ton of stickers from shops I'm already familiar with. If you guys have suggestions for shops I might like link them up below. Hope you like the haul video!!!

Digital Drawing Tools

Ever since I opened the planner shop, I knew I wanted to to introduce stickers with a hand drawn character. I used to spend a lot of time drawing and have lately forgotten all about it because, well, life just gets in the way. Now that Mod Mode has been expanding adding hand drawn characters seemed like a logical step forward. But where does one start???

How to Film Your Desk: PWM Setup

I've been asked a lot how I film my PWM and release videos lately so I figured I should go ahead and share a post with everyone on exactly how I get it done. Most importantly how I get it done on a budget. Since I want to save my money so I have more of it to spend on stickers and stationery, I try to eliminate costs in every other department as much as possible. 

Sticker Haul 2!

Another quick Haul for you guys today. I'm doing a quick flip through of the singles we have launched in the shop and showing you a quick view of two weekly spreads using some of the weekly kits. All items are linked in the video info on YouTube. I will try to keep on top of hauls and flip throughs as more items are added to the shop:)

Sticker Shop Launch and EC Weekly layout

The shop is finally launching a sticker portion! The kits are formatted for the Erin Condren but with a bit of imagination can be used on other planners as well. The singles however are for all planners alike! I've gone back and forth on whether or not to open a sticker portion of the shop, then when I decided to do it I was back and forth on whether I wanted matte stickers or glossy ones or both. Basically there was a lot of questioning all around but I'm happy to announce that all the details were ironed out and we are in fact launching stickers on March 8th. We are starting with 6 kits (all awesome), 6 sheets of singles, and 6 sheets of single collection characters. 

Etsy Shop: Things to Know Before You Start One

I've been going back and forth for quite some time before opening my first Etsy shop. I wasn't sure if I had the time, I wasn't ready to commit to one, and more importantly, I could not narrow down what I would like to sell. After having recently re-branded Mod Mode Designs, I can confidently say that having a dry run for a few months really helped me hone down the direction I want this shop to take. Today, I thought I'd share with you a couple of tips I've learned from trial and error.