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The Planner Fairy – Spring Fling Vendor

ATX Planner Addicts | Vendor - The Planner Fairy

The Planner Fairy

Jenn Jagielski is a planner collector, craft nerd, boy mom, and boss fairy at The Planner Fairy. She creates designer stickers that take your planning outside the box. They challenge your creativity by providing more space in your planners to customize your day to your specific needs.

The Planner Fairy offers a variety of stickers that fit any planner girl’s style. These include weekly kits for both vertical and horizontal planners.   A la carte kits, functional stickers, and all-around fun stickers are also available in her shop. She is probably most well known for her mural weekly kits (think of them as a desktop background for your planner). The shop also boasts several hand drawn creations such as the coffee mugs, planner girl appointment boxes, and their newest Wildflower kit.

We look forward to having her as a vendor at our Spring Planner Fling.

Her shop can be found at: www.theplannerfairy.com

Planner Hacks – Spring Fling Ticket Giveaway

Planner Hacks

We asked members of the ATX Planner Addicts Facebook Group who had purchased a ticket for the Spring Planner Fling to tell us their favorite planner hacks. From those that gave us their tips, a random entry was chosen to have their ticket price refunded. The lucky winner was Emery! Congratulations.

Everyone had some great tips. We thought we’d share some favorites here on our website!

Post It Notes

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | Post Its A lot of folks like to use Post-It notes to pre-plan with. When you know the date of a future event you want to remember but aren’t quite ready to commit it to permanent ink and stickers this is a great idea.  The versatility of the Post-It note goes far beyond serving as a reminder for a future events though!  Different colored Post-It notes can be used as tabs in your planner.  You can also use them for recurring tasks.  Simply write a task down on a Post-It and place it in your planner.  Once finished, move it forward in your planner to the next time you have to do that task.  (Think dishes, laundry, flossing).  They’re also great when you need more space to write when you have a busy week or time slot.  It makes you wonder how we ever survived life before the Post-It was invented!

Other Tools of the Trade

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | Tools Other favorite planner hacks involved using particular tools to get the job done. A hole punch comes in handy when you want to add a page to your planner such as a grocery list for the week or notes on an upcoming meeting. Slice tools are popular for cutting stickers down to a desired size. Tweezers to help place stickers in perfect alignment.

Then there is the trusty pencil or erasable pen so you can see how your plans look before making them permanent. And, if all else fails, you can always turn to the trusty product “Un-du” to lift stickers off the page without ripping your planner pages. A must have for any die-hard planner decorator.

All the Colors of the Rainbow

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | HighlightersAnother pro tip from our group of planners is the use of color coding. For some that meant a different color pen for each member of the household. For others, it meant writing important tasks in red, social activities in green, etc. But using different colored pens is only one of the many ways you can color code your planner.  You can also find stickers in all the colors of the rainbow and the possibilities of color coding are only limited by your creativity.  Then of course you can also use the mighty highlighter.  Which brings me to another tip – use a highlighter to cross off completed tasks so that you can still go back and see what you did rather than scratching it out.  It also looks prettier that way!  The key with color coding your planner is to find a system that works for your and stick with it.

Pockets

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | PocketsEveryone could use a little extra storage space and pockets are ideal for storing anything from lists and tickets, sticker sheets, post-it notes or pens. Most planners come with a pocket or two, but some of our tipsters also recommended using adhesive pockets that you can purchase for additional ones. A few do-it-yourselfers also suggested using a pretty envelope and gluing it to the page to add a pocket that you can close to keep items securely.  Pictured here is an adhesive pocket from Erin Condren.

Other Tips

Some other notable tips that people gave were to use a gift card to cut washi tape when you’re decorating your spread.  What if you need to turn regular sized washi into skinny washi?  A paper trimmer can do the trick quickly and with a straight edge! Don’t have a washi that matches your spread? Our clever planner addicts recommend adhering a pretty scrapbook paper with adhesive tape instead.

Meet the New ATX Planner Addicts Admin Team

atxplanneraddicts | Admin Team

New Admin Team

Meet your new admin team!    From left to right:    Dana Roberts (@sasocostickers),   AnnMarie Melendrez (@austinplannergirl),   Melissa Kirk (@planwithmk),    and Ginny Witkin Belofsky (@sparklemamaplans)!

Melissa Kirk

Although new to Austin, Melissa is not new to the planner world. She purchased her first Erin Condren after reading a blog just over three years ago. Since then, she’s tried many others but is currently in her EC. She’s been married for 14 years and has 2 girls. When she’s not planning, she’s involved with her church, the PTA and Girl Scouts.

AnnMarie Melendrez

A native Austinite, she lived in South Austin growing up and now lives in Northwest Austin. She is mother to two boys, works as a nurse part-time, and apart from planning she also loves to bake, read, hike and craft. She also would admit coffee is her life!

Ginny Witkin Belofsky

Ginny is a mother of two, and soon to be Grandma. A photographer by trade this avid planner thrives on being around like-minded people and will be bringing this enthusiasm whenever helping to plan events and meetups for all of you!

Dana Roberts

Originally from Canada, Dana has been calling Austin home for 14 years. She lives in the North Austin area with her husband and two dogs. In addition to her love of planning and making hand-crafted stickers for her Etsy shop, she loves to travel.

2018 Here We Come!

We’re all passionate about planning!   And we know you are too!   We look forward to bringing you wonderful events and meet-up opportunities in the Austin, TX area. Including our Spring Planner Fling in April.    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us for assistance.

Funds Raised for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Together we have raised $125 for Hurricane Harvey Relief in our first week! Thank you to everyone that has purchased a keyring, charm and/or pinback button – your support is very much appreciated! Every little bit helps.

Please consider joining the effort – 100% of the proceeds from these items will be donated to assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief. This fundraiser will be in effect until 31Dec2017.

Here is the (short) link to the fundraiser on our website: http://bit.ly/TXlove

Planner Event Vendors

A 1/2 day of planning, crafting and swapping and the best part is that all proceeds will go to Hurricane Harvey relief! This may be the last event in Austin where you will find 16 planner-related vendors offering their unique and lovely products – all in the same room. Your planner needs a new accessory.

Do you have your ticket? Join the effort because every $1 count!

Tickets: http://www.atxplanneraddicts.com/events/

Proceeds for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Our goal for the October event was to raise funds to pay for workshops in 2017 but then Harvey came to visit and now Texas will no longer be the same.

The ATX Planner Addicts Group is committed to lending a hand to our Texas neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey therefore all proceeds from the Boho Style planner event will be donated towards Hurricane Harvey relief.

We’ve also created a design and added it to zipper charms, keyrings and pinback buttons for the purpose of giving back to our Texas family. Join the effort and 100% of the proceeds from these items will be donated to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief. This fundraiser will be in effect until 31Dec2017 and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey.

Boho Style Mini Retreat (Oct 7th)

Registration opens on Monday, July 17th!

We are so excited to host another ATX Planner Addicts event! We will return to the Hyatt Regency but this time we have doubled the space, increased the event time and have also increased the number of guests to 150!

The Boho Style Mini Retreat is an event for all planner enthusiasts. This will be a time to relax and get creative with your planners while socializing and shopping. We will have supplies & tools to make fun projects for your planners in addition to the make-n-takes included in each swag bag.

Date: October 07, 2017 from 12-5PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX (Texas Ballroom on the second floor)

This ticket includes:
◾ An exclusive goodie bag containing swag from awesome shops
◾ Two make-n-take projects
◾ Exclusive pop-up shops on-site
◾ Crafting materials & tools
◾ Access to our photo booth

We will have several inspirational speakers, room for 17 vendors and we are working on the option for workshops.

 

Ticket Price:
Early Bird – $60
General Admission – $75

Vendor and swag information will be published on Monday.

Note: Tickets are Non-Refundable, you may not exchange the ticket price for a credit. Swag bags will not be mailed if you do not attend.

Welcome to our New Website

Here are just some of the features we absolutely love:

  • You can now find all our information on one website – FB, IG, Events, Photo Gallery, Vendor Info
  • It is easy to use across desktop, mobile devices and tablets
  • Purchase your ticket to upcoming planner events or get on the wait list
  • Keep up to date with all the latest news

We hope you enjoy the new look and feel of the ATXPAG website. Keep up to date with upcoming events – simply sign up for the new event notification!