In case you weren't already aware, I am a paper addict and hoarder. I have countless notebooks, reams of different weights and sizes of paper, post-its to last well into the next decade. I'm also addicted to other forms of stationery, but that's a subject for another day. This morning I wasn't able to stay asleep, so I got up early and proceeded to use my brand new printer for the first time, printing stickers I bought on Etsy a couple years ago for relatively inexpensive. 13 different files cost me a whopping $14 and change. Each file is 4 "sheets" of stickers on a letter or A4 page of sticker paper. Now the artist prints and sells the physical sticker sheets for about $3 each, or $12 a page! I wanted to get some other designs but there's no way I'm paying those prices. I don't know how people afford to buy stickers on 3.5 x 5" sheets for $2-4 each. When I was the only one of my friends who had a Silhouette machine, I felt guilty charging my friends $1 per page for stickers to be print & cut. And I would be afraid to use the stickers because then the money would be wasted, even though I could always see them in my planner, my hoarder psyche wouldn't be able to get beyond the fact that the stickers were gone from their sheet and therefore "wasted." For that reason, I prefer to buy sticker files that I can print and cut myself, so I feel free to use them up because I have an infinite supply. So, I guess I will have to make do or do without, huh?
While I was bored and awake, I also shopped on Amazon, which is dangerous to my wallet. I picked out some vellum paper I can print on with my printer, 5x7 and 8.5x11 photo paper, 5x8 blank index cards, and a construction paper organizer that will fit my 12x12 cardstock and scrapbook paper pads. I also splurged on a Hydroflask water bottle, promising myself that I will start drinking water instead of coke starting next weekend on the 13th (4 weeks after my birthday, just an easy target date to remember.) I will save in soda what I spent on the ridiculously priced water bottle in about 3-4 weeks. The main thing is that I will have saved my teeth and midsection a lot of acid and sugar. I picked a 32 ounce one with a straw top so that I can sip at work. At home I only drink Lipton Diet Citrus Green Tea, and I don't plan to change that.
So, once I was awake and had spent a good chunk of change. I printed & cut about 20 pages of stickers and some sticky notes I downloaded from free websites. Peanuts Planner Co approved me for their facebook group, so I printed some of their calendar and list post-it notes. My post-its are quite old. I am expecting white post-its in todays shipment from Amazon which will let me print some other floral notes I have downloaded from PrintableKate.com. I just love that my planner is looking somewhat like Daksina's at this point, with only the first daily page filled in so far. She has a great system that I envy because it's so beautiful and functional. I don't follow any other B6 Stalogy creators because I want to stick to one format that will work for me. If I give this a go and it's not right, I might look at other content creators to see what they are doing differently. The one exception is that I've briefly looked at Brandy Michelle Plans because Daksina has done collabs with her, but I'm not turned on by her style.