It’s no secret that I am a busy woman. I work full time, am married, have two great little boys, and like to be involved in the community. So what does one do when one has limited free time? One opens an Etsy shop and sells items that one normally makes just for themselves. Say what?
That’s right. On March 1st, I launched Team Lloyd Creates. What am I creating? Well, if you follow me on social media (and I know that you do), you know that I am in glam planning. What is glam planning? Basically, it’s scrapbooking in your planner. But these aren’t your eighth grader’s planners. Oh no. Some of the big players in the game are Erin Condren Life Planners, Me and My Big Ideas Happy Planners, Passion Planners, Filofax, Kikki K, and those are just a few of what I would call “traditional planners.” Then you have traveler’s notebooks and bullet journals, junk journals and memory keepers, the list goes on and on. If you can write down what you want to remember in it, it can be a planner.
My planner of choice is the Me and My Big Ideas (or MAMBI) Happy Planner. And in true I take things too far fashion, I have two. I have a Classic size and a Mini Size. Why does anyone need two planners? Well mainly because I’m an adult and I pretty much will do whatever I want. *shrugs* Yolo.
Actually, the bigger of the two, the Classic, I use for work and personal planning. Appointments, to do’s, meal planning, the works. My Mini is strictly for my own business; scheduling social media posts, reminders to ship orders, timelines for putting up inventory, etc. Writing blog posts also get written down but we all see how well that is going.
What kinds of things am I selling? Well in the glam planning world, stickers are king, queen, heirs to the throne, knights, and nobility. That is terrifying to me, so while I have started selling them, they are not my main focus. Currently, my primary items are planner clips and planner charms. Things to make your already pretty planner look prettier. So far the stickers I have created are super functional and maybe someday they’ll be as fancy as some of the other shops but it will most definitely take me a while before I get my sticker feet under me.
Today is the last day of my grand opening sale, where you receive 20% of two or more items automatically. However, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (I mean come on, have you seen our logo?), from March 16th through March 18th, use code STPATRICKS17 to receive 17% off your order. No minimums!