My Favourite Planner & Journal Shops – #PlannerGirlsCollective

PGC_23JanIf there is one thing that every planner girl loves to do, then obviously it is shop! That is part of the reason I am currently trying to destash my craft and planner and stationery closet.. it has began to grow out of the closet and into the entire house! However, that certainly doesn’t stop me from wanting to buy more! Since I love to share I am going to enable you all with links to my favourite shops for planner, journal and stationery supplies!

However, before we get into that… let me just do a shameless plug and show you this handy little product that I have for sale over at Scarlet Moon Crafts! An online orders tracker! You can buy a whole pad or you can just purchase a few sheets to put into your A5 planner. Just click on the image to go direct to the listing!

My Favourite Planner & Journal Shops

So, now we can get on to the real purpose of the post! These are the shops that I shop with most often and they are my go to places that I look first when I need something. If I can buy it from one of these guys then I will! I much prefer to shop in the UK for both speed and to avoid VAT charges on delivery!

  1. Ugly Bug Plans
    Ugly Bug Plans is of course the home of the beautiful UglyDori travellers notebook! I will be introducing my own Uglydory in a post and video very soon so keep your eyes peeled! Aside from the UglyDori, Michelle also sells my favourite sub box and a range of amazing stickers and accessories too! She is also an all around awesome planner babe!
  2. Handcrafted by Sheree
    Handcrafted by Sheree is a fellow Scottish planner girl, so I love being able to support her shop. However, even if she wasn’t I would still buy from her. I would say I buy around half of my stickers from Sheree. She has also done some customs for me in the past.
  3. Small Stuff Creations
    One of the things I love most about Small Stuff Creations is that Ashley-Jane makes tiny little stickers that are perfect for personals, minis and Bujos. I pretty much use all of her stickers in my BuJo! Small stickers at small prices what more can a girl ask for?
  4. Paperchase
    We can’t always rely on Etsy of course and this list would not be complete without Paperchase. It is really one of the only high street stores in the UK for planner stuff. A few other shops have some stuff, but Paperchase is like the mothership!
  5. Thomson’s Craft Supplies
    The lovely Louise runs Thomson’s Craft Supplies over on Facebook. She stocks a wide range of crafting supplies and has just started to stock planners too! Well worth a wee nosy in her group!
  6. The Crafty Goblin
    I buy a lot of supplies from The Crafty Goblin for charms, mainly because they stock som many geeky/fandom items. If you are into Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Sherlock, Supernatural and so many other shows then you will want ot look over here for sure!
  7. Craftelier
    Craftelier is a great place to get some of the brands that are not really available in the UK. I found them when looking for Smashbooks. They are discontinued and certain books are like gold even in USA, but they are still in stock at Craftelier. They also stock Mambi, Heidi Swapp and Silhouette among others. Apparently, some people have had bad experiences, but I can honestly say that I have shopped with them for over a year and had one parcel delayed.. and that was fixed within 12 hours and I was sent a voucher and candy!
  8. Crafty Ali Cat
    I love Crafty Ali Cat for inserts and TN notebooks. She is a recent discovery for me, but I can see myself buying a lot in the future!
  9. Panda Planning
    Panda Planning is another one of the stores that I have bought a lot of stickers from. I love the little mini  kits that she does and it is an inexpensive way to #buyallthestickers!
  10. The Geeky Planner
    The Geeky Planner was actually the very first planner shop I purchased from. I love all of the themed sets that she has and shipping is always really fast.

So, those are my top ten favourite planner/stationery/craft shops to buy from. I am always looking to add new favourites, so why not share your favourite shops below? Also, while you are at it, be sure to visit with the other girls from the Planner Girls Collective and find out where they go to shop!

The Stationery Geekette
Ugly Bug Plans
Becster
zzzOeee
Kerry May Makes
Planner Montannah
My Chaotically Eclectic Life
The Vintage Planner
An Ocean Glimmer

Motivational Quotes + Free Journal Cards #PlannerGirlsCollective

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Finally, my first blog post of 2017. I really didn’t expect to take this long to get back in the saddle, but what can I say – I’ve totally been lacking in motivation! That’s why this week’s topic of motivational quotes is so perfect for me to jump back into the saddle. I have made no secret of the fact that I get more than a little bit excited about words! I love them and I have always loved quotes. I collect random quotes that speak to me in different ways and I love using them in scrapbooks and journals. I think as planner girls we all love a good motivational quote as well, don’t we?

Motivation is something that has been on my mind a great deal this past week for a variety of reasons. I am planning to make a few changes to my life this year and if I am being honest I really didn’t do to well with it in the first couple of weeks of the year. Maybe I bit of more than I could chew and expected too much of myself? Maybe I am just lacking the right motivation? Who knows. One of my goals is to build up my creative business – Scarlet Moon Crafts. I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but have been struggling to carve out the time to execute them. It all comes down to motivation. My copywriting business is my bread and butter. I need that to support us until Scarlet Moon is where I want it to be – ie my full time job. However, I have been lacking the motivation to get my copywriting done so that I have the time to work on Scarlet Moon. Then, a conversation with fellow Planner Girl Michelle at Ugly Bug Plans led me to giving her some of the scrapbook kits that I designed back in 2005-2013. She turned them into planner stickers and asked me to put together some other stuff for her to use. Seeing them come to life like that has motivated me to dust off my archive of kits and start getting them out into circulation. I guess you could say that it is my creative motivation moving forward. Just take a look at the stickers and you will see why.

 

My Favourite Motivational Quotes

Anyway, I have gone way off track here! I swear that I do have a point and I promise that I am about to make it! Since I have some creative mojo back in my life, I decided that I would make some printable project life/ journal cards featuring my favourite motivational quotes and share them here. So, without further ado, my favourite quotes are as follows :

  • What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
  • When it rains look for rainbows. When it is dark look for stars.
  • Stars cannot shine without darkness.
  • It’s ok to be a glowstick. Sometimes, we have to break before we can shine.

There is a bit of a theme there. I am a complete Nyctophile so I get attracted to all things dark. That’s why I happen to love quotes that help us to see the benefit of the darkness. I think that these quotes do that while also reminding us that dark times are nothing to fear, they just mean that the light is coming.

To download my journal cards simply click HERE or on the preview image below.

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Don’t forget to stop by and see what motivational quotes the other members of the Planner Girls Collective have shared this week.

The Stationery Geekette
A Beautiful Plan
Pennygate Crafts
The Vintage Planner
My Chaotically Eclectic Life
Ugly Bug Plans
Rebecca : Project Life
Planner Montannah
An Ocean Glimmer