My Prima Planner Design Team

Have you been enjoying our MPP kick-off so far? Before we get into our WONDROUS announcement we want you to get a chance to win a few planners + accessories! The amazing Christy Tomlinson from The Planner Society has a FAB planner give-away happening right now on her instagram page, as does the wonderful Florence Antonette from liveliveandcreate on her IG page! And check out each of our My Prima Planner media sites for give-aways EACH day!

 

Now, onto ourA - M - A - Z - I - N - G   design team announcement! Choosing a DT is never an easy task. And for our new planner team we spent hours, days, weeks going over each and every entry, checking out media links, and immersing ourselves into the planner life...looking for a wide variety of styles and personalities to showcase our new line! We think we've nailed it and want to welcome each of these incredibly talented gals to the first ever My Prima Planner Design Team(In random order cause they are all so fantabulous!)

Vanessa's work first caught our eye with her amazing rooms and storage pics on her hautepinkfluff IG account. WOW! You seriously need to check out her Instagram page. You will just get lost there for quite awhile! Visit Vanessa's Instagram right here and be prepared to be blown away.

Q: When did you first start doing planners? 

A: I got my first planner when I was 10 years old and have been in love with organizing with a planner ever since.

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own?  

A: It's close to 40 now.  I love to memory keeping in planners, so I tend to collect a lot them.

Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of?

A: Definitely washi tape.  I've never finished an entire roll.

Q: Favorite type of snack or music do you love while playing in your planner? 

A: I'm a 90's girl, so I'll either be listening to my favorite 90's music or watching YouTube videos while planning.

Q: Three must-haves for planner beginners?

A: A good pen that you're comfortable with, the right planner pages that suit your needs and lifestyle, and colorful page flag or sticky notes.

Q: What's the most unusual item you've ever included in your planner. Yes, be honest! 

A: Sometimes I keep hot sauce packets in the back of my planner. :) (Who knew Vanessa could be so fun? She's now giving us all snack ideas!)

Florence Anotonette is an amazing lady! She's crazy busy on the business side of planner world, but she still makes time to play with planners. We are super excited to have her on our debut team!!! Welcome, Florence! Here are links to her instagram account (which just so happens to have a MPP planner give-away at the moment!)

 

Q: What is your favorite new planner design from My Prima Planners?

A: I absolutely LOVE this collection. I feel like Prima snuck into my mind and just knew mint and rose gold are my jam and polka dots are my weakness! So this is a tough one, I have to say all

Q: When did you first start doing planners?

A: I started planning in grad school, 5th grade to be exact with my cool Sanrio Pachacco Planner. But fast forward to adulthood, 3 years ago decoratively and I've been loving it ever since. 

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own?

A: As a true planner girl I want to test out everything. #dontjudgeme 79 different planners but I only use 2 (daily planner and weekly). Planners are like shoes and handbags. We have to switch them out from time to time :) (We won't judge! We just want to see all of them!)

Q: Three must-haves for planner beginners?

A: A good black pen, stickers, and washi tape. 

Next up is design team member Robin Shakoor! You may have already experienced her beautiful work that she has done for our Prima Design Team. Plus she's super talented with planners too. Welcome to My Prima Planner Girls, Robin! You can check out her blogInstagram or Facebook to find out more! Now, let's get to know Robin a little bit better with a few questions!

Q: What is your favorite new planner design from My Prima Planners?

A: It is so hard to choose a favorite because they are all so gorgeous.  It is a tie between the Frank Garcia with that gorgeous dashboard and the “In the Moment” planners.

Q: When did you first start doing planners? 

A: I have done planners in one form or another for over 30 years. I can remember looking forward to each new year so that I could get a new mini calendar from Hallmark when I was a teen. It has been exciting to see this community grow so rapidly over the last few years. 

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own? 

A: I currently own 8 planners.  It took a while to find “planner peace” lol…..Oh heck, who am I kidding, I just love collecting them!  I like to switch out my inserts and place them in the planner I happen to love that week.

Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of? 

A: It has to be washi tape.  I use it, but not as fast as I hoard it. I recently bought four of one design of washi so that I never run out of it.  I will use one roll and hoard the rest.  Such an addiction!

Sam, also known as Happie Scrappie, is an amazing gal who also shares the title of former Prima DT member! Then she took off into the planner world and built a wonderful following. How she juggles a business with two little, and absolutely adorable, children is beyond us! We're so happy to have her on our team sharing her planner expertise with all of us! You can find her on Instagram (@HappieScrappie), Youtube, and here's her blog!

Q. When did you first start doing planners? 

 A. I have been using planner during my high school days and I dive into this amazing planner world 3 years ago when I got my very first Kikki-K planner (just because we got some extra cash after selling our old car ;)) My collections of planners consist of Kikki K, Filofaxes and Kate Spade. I love jotting down my to-dos and very much a list maker. Nothing beats checking off the to-do list and feels accomplished. 

Q. How many planners do you REALLY own?

A. Can I not answer this question? *LOL* I haven't been counting but I am thinking I am having about 60-80 planners? My planners basically ranging from Personal sized, A5 sized, Traveler's Notebook and various disc-bound / coil bound planners. I bought most of them, and some are gifts from friends and family.

 Q: What are three must-haves for planner beginners?

A. Pens, pens, pens! Every planner girl gotta have good pens that you really love, so this will make you fall in love with writing again. My everyday pens would be black gel pen, then follow by Pilot Frixion pens (love that they are erasable!). And recently I also started collecting fountain pens, ranging from JinHao, to Pilot, Lamy and Sailor. I love inking up different fountain pens. One thing to note is that, when you are using fountain pens, you need really good papers that do not have bleed through / feathering. Three must-haves? the other two would be washi tapes and single hole punch! Washi tapes are oh-so-pretty and versatile, that you can use it to decorate the planner pages and also reinforce punched holes. And I am also a ring-bound planner girl, so single hole punch is a must since I always make my own inserts. 

Tiffany's username on Instagram says it all: villabeautifful_creates! She's a source for all kinds of planner info...including mixing new products into the planner world. We knew she had to be one of ours the minute we laid eyes on her page!!! Visit Tiffany's Instagram or Blog!

Q: What is your favorite new planner design from My Prima Planners?

A: My favorite new My Prima Planner is the Breathe Planner. What drew me to this planner is the Rose Gold metal embellishments! I’m a Rose Gold lover so I was extremely excited and knew this was the planner for me when I saw this.  I love the chic, trendy feel of the planners while still being able to customize it to your style. 

Q: When did you first start doing planners?

A: I’ve always been a planner ever since middle school. I always found myself using various stickers and markers to make my pages look pretty. It wasn’t until 2.5 years ago that I really got involved into “pretty planning” and documenting my life in my various planners. I love decorating my planners and layouts to make them reflect me. It’s so fun using different embellishments, and products to make your pages come alive. 

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own?

A: Oh man! Just counted and I have 25 planners! I don’t use them all at the same time though. Usually just change them out based on my mood, season, or the theme for the week. 

Q: Favorite type of snack or music do you love while playing in your planner?

A: Sunday nights are dedicated planning time. I’m usually eating fruit or some type of dessert watching Netflix/Hulu or listening to some “chill” stations on Spotify. 

BonitaRose, like Robin, is also a member of our Prima Design Team! She brings color and shining personality to her pages! She's gonna rock your world with her fresh and fun ideas. You can check out Bonita's gorgeous work on her Instagram! Here are her answers to our questions:

Q: What is your favorite new planner design from My Prima Planners?

A: By far the polka dots! Love love them... just so happy! 

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own?

A: Ring bound, not that many. Travelers Notebook style? Lots, LOL, but I love having different covers for different seasons and uses. My Prima Planner will be a special Planner in my Studio! I'm going to be using it for all things Prima. Stay tuned for that. I'll be incorporating some Mixed Media Pieces into my pages as I share my spreads, so different and fun!

Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of? 

A: Stickers, definitely stickers. I use them, but not that much and not that often. I have so many already in my stash. I'm trying HARD not to buy more stickers. LOL I have enough. I have enough. 

We are so excited to have Kayla join our My Prima Planner Girls! She's a master video maker(seriously- check out her youtube page first!) and has an amazing bubbly personality! You can find her work on her blogInstagram or YouTube channel

Q: When did you first start doing planners?

A: I first started planning in fourth grade, but never really got into planner decorating until the fall of 2014.

Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of? 

A: I tend to constantly obtain washi tape and never really use any of it up! It's one of those products that just lasts forever!

Q: Three must-haves for planner beginners?

A: Since I run my own online sticker business for planners, I own probably 5-6 different layouts and styles at a given time, but I actively use one main planner and a personal sized one for to do lists!

Patty's planner designs and use of colors first caught our eye. Then we got sucked in to her pages of wonderfulness. Her spreads are drop-dead gorgeous and always has a beautiful palette in play. We think you're going to love what she brings to the table! You can find Patty's gorgeous work on  Instagram under PlanningFancy!

 Q: When did you first start doing planners?

A: I started using planners in college, but I discovered pretty planning in the spring of 2015 and never looked back

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own?

A: I currently own 26 planners (ring bound, spiral bound and travelers notebooks), although I use only 3 weekly and rotate the ring bounds depending on the week/color scheme

Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of?

A: An item I hoard is Washi tape! (We see this as a problem for all of us!)

Q. Three must-haves for planner beginners?

A: Three important items for planner beginners are stickers, Washi tape, and paper clips or tassels

Violet is our expert vintage planner gal! Her photos are exquisitely done in a style that is all her own...and one we fell in love with! (Violet is also going to be our Facebook Live guest on Friday so keep an eye out for news on that!) Visit Violet's Instagram to see all of her amazing work and planners!

Q: When did you first start doing planners?

A: I have always used a Calendar/Planner, but found the planner community May 2014.

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own?

A: As of to date I own 20 Ring Bound planners and 12 Travelers Notebook planners

Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of? 

A: I use all my planner supplies. I continue to always buy stickers and washi...

Q: What's the most unusual item you've ever included in your planner. Yes, be honest!

A: The most unusual item would be bath & body works body spray cut out of a magazine and laminated. I carried it around because it was so cute.

Dedra comes from the crafting side of town and is a FANTASTIC person (speaking personally here!), but has also been a planner girl for a LONG time. Isn't that the best of both worlds? We're excited to see her bring her expertise to our team! Welcome, Dedra! You can check out her Instagram page for more planner loveliness! 

 Q: When did you first start doing planners?

A: This question spurred me to look through my old planners and my very first one dates back to 1996, the year our first daughter was born. I have had a planner every year since then, just not as creative as the ones I keep today. Is that weird that I keep my planners, LOL? I wonder how many others keep their planners year after year. What a great piece of you that your family can look back on! 

 Q: How many planners do you own? 

A: Well, if you do not count my non-creative planners (the planners from 1996 to 2014) I have 14, yikes! I need a 12 step planner program apparently, LOL! (Actually, Dedra, you sound like you're in good company with the rest of us here!)

Q: Which planner accessory do you tend to hoard and not use, but still buy more of?

A: Hands down washi tape, wash tape, wash tape!

 Q: Favorite type of snack or music do you love while playing in your planner?

A: Favorite snack is a bowl full of peanut M&M’s (a new recent favorite) and I love watching Dateline, 48 hours 20/20 or going back to my roots and watching an old movie like Steel Magnolias while working in my planners. 

There is no last, nor least, or even saving the best for last, on this team, but we have to say that Lhey is right up there at the top and is crazy amazing! It doesn't matter what she tries, she rocks it. Just check out her pages and look at how amazingly versatile and creative Lhey is: InstagramYouTube channel or blog! We're so excited to have you on our team, Lhey!!!

 

Q: What is your favorite new planner design from My Prima Planners?

A: I love the “In the moment” Planner. I love how “true black” the planner is and loving the glossiness and the simplicity of the dot/speckled patterns. :) 

Q: When did you first start doing planners?

A: I’ve always been a “Make a List” kinda girl. I owned an organizer when I was much younger in school and always loved putting down plans, to-do’s and journaling at the same time. But i’ve discovered this beautiful planner community almost 3 years ago. And there was no turning back… 

Q: How many planners do you REALLY own?

A: Do I have to be honest? Oh man! Let’s just say around 30 planners. 

Q: Favorite type of snack or music do you love while playing in your planner?

A: Coffee and Donuts. Music? Well I’m a musician so I’m fond of all types of genres. But I must say that smooth jazz and Old School Jazz are my favorite. 

Q: Three must-haves for planner beginners?

A: For Me? - Stamps/Inks, Great Set of Pens/Markers/Watercolor, & Die cuts/Ephemera. 

Q: What's the most unusual item you've ever included in your planner. Yes, be honest!

A: Eeeeek! I’m pretty traditional… But maybe the most unusual will be candy wrappers Haha!

We've updated our planner schedule to include a few new activities...including Live With Prima today, where, ahem, yours truly will be teaching a two page spread on our ustream channel at 11 am PT.  BUT, it's not a regular page...I am mixing it up with my crafty side! So look for a few fun techniques! And do not miss out on the CRAZY give-away on our MPP media! Links below. 

 My Prima Planner Facebook My Prima Planner Instagram | MyPrimaPlanner.com

Frank Garcia