An Interview with Planner Pandemonium
Posted on June 12 2015
One desire that every planner girl shares is the need to have everything in one place. Vicki, the owner of the Planner Pandemonium Etsy shop, emphasizes by sharing the following confession, “I’ve tried many electronic calendars, planners, etc but they just didn’t jive with my life. I like having it all written down in one place, so I can glance at it and know what’s ahead.” As I mentioned before, not only is she a planner, but she is also a shop owner of one of the most popular sticker shops around. What makes her shop so unique are her Pimp My Planner Bundles. The idea that has interested hundreds around the world started with this thought inside Vicki’s head, “I thought what if someone could get all they needed to plan for a month in one bundle. The idea seemed like a good one to me, so I started working on putting together an entire month’s worth of stickers.”
I for one am so grateful that she did take on the challenge of creating such a bundle. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to make this beautiful spread. This spread was made using her April Pimp My Planner Kit. Just like every one of her kits, this kit had a theme, and it was a farm animal theme. I thought this was a perfect theme given it was sent out during the spring season. The designer for this set of farm animal stickers was Vicki’s very own sister, Jessica.
If you are interested in receiving a guaranteed happy mail package each month without having to wait for a certain time in hopes of being able to purchase one, run on over to Planner Pandemonium’s Facebook page and add your Paypal Email Address, Subscription Preference, and Shipping Destination to her waiting list for Pimp My Planner Kits. It is an easy find as it is a pinned post. Vicki’s and Jessica’s goal is to have all of the Pimp My Planner Kit’s orders out by the 15th of the previous month, and all regular orders have the goal of seven days before shipping out. Vicki does not take the colossal amount of excitement for her products lightly as she shares this heartfelt statement, “I am extremely humbled and honored that the little idea I had almost a year ago now has become something that brings joy to others. Sometimes it’s even hard to wrap my brain around the whole concept, and I honestly hope that I can continue to create and adapt to the ever-changing world of planner lovers. My goal is to continue to bring out beautiful sets of stickers every month that provide a little bit of happiness at the mailbox!”
Once you receive the kit in the mail, you will receive all kinds of different types of stickers including labels, half boxes, and full boxes. Creative checklists and flags are always given a unique touch! The quotes that are included in the kit are my favorite part of the order. I think the most popular reason that most people sign up to receive the kit is because of the stickers for the holidays during the month of the kit. This is just what I have noticed to be in every order from month to month, but there are months with even more surprises from washi to dashboards to cute discoveries from another original shop!
As if all of these goodies were not enough, the owner and I are currently in the process of working together to create a Pimp My Planner Kit distinctively for Limelife Planners, so that the stickers fit even better than they do now. This is just another step towards reaching her goal. “My goal is to create one-of-a-kind designs that are functional for the needs of planners as well as something that creates a look that can be uniquely you,” Vicki explains.
Fridays are often very exciting days for the followers of this shop for this is when she sometimes posts new releases. When she does add new releases to her shop, they are on sale for 30% off during the first 12 hours on the release date. She makes sure to keep you updated on her Facebook page even showing sneak peeks prior to release dates. Follow her Instagram (@plannerpandemonium) for a special discount!
The owner, Vicki, is so sweet to think of her customer’s needs like this, and with every decision that she makes you can see that kindness describes her true character. In fact, after asking her what she enjoys most about owning her business, she selflessly responded, “Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined knowing someone like you, Elliscia, along with many of the other people who have become such advocates for me and my shop! I am a people person at heart and I love bringing joy to others. For me, it’s imagining the smiles on faces when people open up their Planner Pandemonium package that keeps me working tirelessly each day.“
In essence, the feeling of knowing that a shop owner appreciates the relationships and the community just as much as you do brings a permanent smile to one’s face, and the fact that her stickers are amazing is just a bonus! I consider myself blessed to have the talented work from Planner Pandemonium inside my planner and the community that is created on her Facebook page as a part of my life. Come join the fun!
This blog post was written by Elliscia Axson-Hall for the Limelife Planners Media & Creative Team. For more information about Elliscia visit her on Instagram @elliscia_plans. Please share and repost this blog entry with your friends! All we ask is that you give credit to Limelife Planners and the post author.