Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Our 2 Year Planniversary GIVEAWAY!!!!

2 Years and 21,000 Printables later…our little shop has grown into something my Mom and I never DREAMED it could be. If you've been a friend of ThePolkaDotPosie from the beginning, you'd know that our first printables were invitations. I sold them alongside my Mom's fabulous handmade goodies and I was lucky if I sold one invitation a month. I was just learning graphic design {on digital scrapbooking software no less} and embarking on a project as big as a printable planner was no easy feat. 

But after 8 months, a TON of trial and error, countless all-nighters and lots & lots of encouragement from my friends and family…I finally finished my planner.

When our launch day came back in September of 2013, those same loyal friends and family were the first people to buy my planner. I only had one style and size available, and it was our Large Seasonal Planner. I remember when I had sold my 10th copy, my mom and I went out to dinner to celebrate :) I remember her saying to me at dinner, 

"Jenny…wouldn't it be a dream come true if we could make a real business out of planners? You could make the pages and I could make cute covers and accessories??"

And a dream come true it is. 

Since then, our Printables shop has grown to over 100 different planners, stationery, chore charts, invitations, stickers and more! Our handmade shop was successfully downsized so that my mom could focus specifically on planner covers and accessories, and still be able to enjoy her retirement quilting, knitting and sewing with friends. The two of us set this enormous goal 2 years ago and because of all the support and encouragement we get from our friends, family and customers…we aren't stopping there. We have even BIGGER plans for where we hope to go with the shop in next two years and we hope all of you will still be along for the journey :)

So let's celebrate, shall we?!!!

We thought long and hard about what we wanted to offer for our "Planniversary Giveaway" and we decided that it had to be something BRAND NEW. So we searched our piles of notes and scanned our "To Make" list, and the one overwhelming request we've had for the last year was a fully dated version of our Signature Planner. Customers asked for it to be similar in style to our Seasonal Planner, with dated monthlies, weeklies, journal and list pages, a vertical weekly layout with a meal planning option and consistent Signature colors throughout. 

It was the perfect choice.

But then, we also noticed another request popping up quite frequently. 

Two words: Planner Stickers. 

People are CRAZY FOR STICKERS and even though we added our fun printable stickers to the shop, people were also looking for pre-printed stickers that would fit and coordinate with our planner sets. Sadly, we had nowhere to send these sweet sticker-loving customers…until now. 

My friend Emily over at Three Little Birds Studio on Etsy is one of my FAVORITE planner sticker designers and I just knew she would be the perfect person for this project. She has designed the most PERFECT set of custom fit stickers for our new Signature Planner and she is letting me give a set away!!!

Feast your eyes on this beautiful sight...


These two are a match made in heaven :)

And since everything coordinates so perfectly, I figured we had better toss in a set of Signature Dividers too!!!

In addition to our Dated Signature Sets {in Large and Small}, we will also be listing a trial run of our Printable Dividers this week! They will only be offered in Size Small to start, but we hope to eventually add X-Small and Large as well.

So… WHO WANTS TO WIN THIS FABULOUS GIVEAWAY??!!!!

Here are a few things to know before you enter:

* You must be at least 18-years-old and a U.S. resident.

* This giveaway is for a PRINTED Signature Planner and Dividers from ThePolkaDotPosie, and Custom Sticker Sheets from Three Little Birds Studio. No digital/printable files of any kind will be sent.

* The Planner Pages and Dividers will be unpunched, so you can use them in any planner or binder that accommodates half-sheet pages sized 5.5 x 8.5". This includes ARC Junior Notebooks by Staples, Filofax A5 Planners, Kikki K, Daytimer Desk-Size Planners, mini binders and many more.

* Entries will be verified before announcing a winner, so please follow the rules carefully and let us know if you have questions :)

YOU HAVE 8 CHANCES TO WIN!

Good luck!!! A winner will be posted on Wednesday, October 7th!

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41 comments:

  1. What I love most about planning is not feeling as overwhelmed because everything I need to do or remember is written down and easy to reference later!

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  2. Congratulations Jen!!! What I love most about planning is that it calms the crazy...it gets all the "stuff" our of my head, and onto the paper where I can happily go about crossing things off.

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  3. Planning keeps me organized and focused. Without my planner I would be turning in circles.

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  4. I love planning because it keeps me organized! Id never get everything done or keep track of what the whole family is doing with out it!

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  5. I love planning because my son can take part in it and I can stay organized for daily activities.

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  6. Love staying organized with cute stuff!

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  7. I love planning because it helps me stay focused. I tend to be very scattered, so writing it all down helps me stay grounded.

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  8. What I love about planning is honestly everything. It keeps me organized, up to date, and on time. Also, planning just makes me happy. It's so relaxing and tranquil. πŸ’– Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. Everything on your page is so pretty. πŸ˜„ Ps. My IG is @planningwithlove πŸŽ€

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  10. I'm new to planning and organizing and I LOVE IT!!! It's definitely a great tool when trying to keep track of everything that's going on with me on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. I love colors and having fun with organizing my planner to fit my needs. Keep up the amazing work!!!! -Karen B.

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  11. Congrats I can't wait to start using your planner. What I love most about planning is that I get everything written down in one place and I am less likely to forget something and who doesn't love crossing things off their list!!

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  12. I'm still new to planning but I like how it lets me be creative and organized at the same time!

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  13. I love the peace planning gives me when I can look at our month or week ahead and know where I need to be and what I need to do. It serves as a journal of sorts for the comings and goings as a family for the year and it's nice to look back on what we did.

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  14. I love how it Spurs me on to be more productive beyond what I even have in the planner!

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  15. What I love about planning is that it gives me a fresh start. Whether it is a new week or new day, I feel hopeful writing, planning, decorating my planner!!

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  16. I need a good planner in my life! Between work school my son to much to remember!

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  17. Congratulations on your 2 year Planniversary!!! I love all the cuteness and passion that planners have..I have not started my planning journey yet but will be soon now that I found your esty shop!!! Can't wait to get my life n business organized!!!

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  18. Excited for your giveaway! Congratulations on your success, been a repeat customer of PolkaDotPosie for awhile!

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  19. I love how planning is a creative outlet to stay organized and it's also relaxing

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  20. I'll be honest, I don't love anything about planning. But I NEED to plan. My two kids are at different schools for the first time (my oldest started kindy) and I am being stretched in all directions. MUST.WRITE.IT.DOWN!

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  21. I love planning because its one thing that stays constant in my chaotic life! 2 work schedules, 3 kids (2 in school), football practice and games, chess club, lego robotics, choir, PTA, appointments, parties, camping trips, yikes!

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  22. What I love most about planning is the decorating part of it. I love using washi tapes and stickers. It makes planning so much fun.

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  23. I think the stickers are a great idea. thx

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  24. I am definitely a planner and love to use well designed planners to help me. thx

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  25. I love everything about planning. I love the different kinds of organized planners, the printables, decorations, keeps me organized and it’s my peaceful place when I unclutter my brain into my planner. It’s my sanity. :-)

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  26. I love everything about your planners Jen! But then you already knew that! I like being able to keep everything in one place. It doesn't always work, but it helps to know that I at least tried!

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  27. The best thing I love about planning is the creativity in designing pages so it is actually FUN to plan and be productive. I am more apt to open my planner to be more productive and less of a procrastinator...lol. Thanks for all your wonderful fun designs and hard work!!!

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  28. I love the creative outlet I get from planning. I don't have a busy schedule since retiring, but there are always things to keep track of! I absolutely LOVE all your creations, and your hard work is very much appreciated!

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  29. I love feeling like I've accomplished something so I like to cross off lists - even if I do something that wasn't on my list, I sometimes add it just to mark it off!! Planning out my tasks at work really helps me keep track of all I need to get done!

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  30. I work for different blogs and I have 4 kids- so I love planning to see when I can work on posts and know exactly when the kids have something going on!

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  31. I absolutely love your products and wish I could figure out how to print your planners. (I think I need a new printer, as mine is pretty old.) I love planning because it helps me be more efficient and effective. Leigh Ann

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  32. I love trying to find the perfect planner. I hoping for better luck this year.

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  33. Love your planner! Hope to win :)

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  34. I love the peace of mind that having a functional planner can bring to someone's life. As a Mom, Nana, teacher and student, there are times I feel most scattered. I'm hoping I did everything right for the giveaway so that I can win some peace of mind.

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  35. I am just getting into planning trying to organize my life

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  36. I love your planner pages. I love how a planner keeps you on point, but also gives you a record of things you've accomplished in the past.

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  37. What I like most about planning is the memories planners help me preserve.

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  38. First time on your site! Great ideas. I need a planner to stay organized! M. Benbow

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  39. I love that it's like making a memory book while at the same time keeping me organized.

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