As I have said before, I like planning. One of the fads I am really enjoying at the moment is decorative planning ❤ . I do not go to extremes, but I do use stickers on my planner from time to time cause it is fun, crafty and relaxing (huh? Yeap!). So, today I am going to share with you Anna’s story. Anna is from Sweden. She has an Etsy store called FruVesasPrintables. Etsy stores are where lots of people go to buy planner printables or stickers. We had an online chat about her jounery and how she got involved in planner stickers and printables. So let’s see what she says!
My chat with Anna
Hi Anna! Thanks for agreeing to this interview and let me start by saying I love you stickers and I am really excited to share some with my readers.
So, Anna tell me how did you get involved in making stickers?
I got started in this community about 1,5 years ago when I started my economic university program online. I realised I needed to plan hard to make sure I was accountable and got the work done. I searched high and low here in Sweden for a cute planner since everyone knows a cute one helps :). That’s when I found Kikki K and Erin Condren and the whole decorated planner community. I fell in love, but I quickly realised that international shipping would kill my student wallet, so I started buying printables on Etsy.
After a while, I started to realise that some of the things I wanted, I couldn’t find, so I started to make my own printables. I shared some of them in the Facebook groups I was involved in and got some great feedback. I then realised that it was tons of fun to make sticker printables, so I looked into starting my own Etsy shop to expand my income, because study loans aren’t much to live on when you have children.
When did you open your own shop?
I took the plunge late June this year and I love it! I have since taken a break from my studies to get a job and study on the side. Since the shops going rather good, I am in the making of starting my own company to be able to keep the shop running long-time. The tax laws here in Sweden demands it and it’s a nervous but a happy time.
Anything for teachers at your store?
At the moment, I don’t have anything teacher specific, but I have an idea list I am constantly making longer… 🙂 (a surprise is coming your way at the end of this post lovely readers 🙂 )
How do you plan your weeks/life?
Right now I use a printable week on 2 pages printable from an Etsy seller in my Kikki K for my overall planning. I also have a horizontal Erin Condren I was going to use, but I now use it as a journal which I decorate with patterns and fun stuff. In my regular planner, I mostly use functional stickers because I am more of a functional girl than I am a decorative one 🙂
Where can we find you?
I have an Instagram associated with the shop @fruvesasprintables and the Etsy shop’s address is fruvesasprintables.etsy.com (click the link to check out her store).
Anna kindly suggested to make a freebie printable for you. All you need to do is get adhesive paper (A4 sticker paper), adjust your printer to photo or good quality printing, print your stickers, and join me on this decorative planning journey!! The stickers have butterflies, books, pencils and paper clips and are very student/teacher friendly. You can stick them in your planners/ on your lesson plans or give them to students and ask them to write their to do lists (I will). They are really, really pretty. Thanks Anna so much <3.
Download the printable here (press the link below)
Let me know if you like this post. It originally appeared on my second blog www.mypinkrambles.com. If you like the stickers, share them!
Talk soon and happy decorative planning!
How do you find time to make your planning/journal so pretty? Mine’s awful!
It is my down time! I find time cause oddly pretty planning is fun. I only need an hour per week!