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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Friday, September 18, 2015

FREE Printable Fall Checklists & Bucket List

Fall is in the air!! Can I get a WOOHOO for sweaters, boots and all things pumpkin spice?!! 

Now that the leaves are starting to change and the weather is getting cooler, it's time to officially say farewell to summer and start preparing for the season ahead. Pool toys, beach bags, patio furniture…it's time to take stock in what you have, toss what didn't make it and properly clean and store for next year. This goes for both inside and outside of your home. To help you with this task, we have two great Fall Cleaning Checklists that you can download for free:


In addition to our Cleaning Checklists, we also made a Fall Bucket list that you and your family can fill out together. Fill it with all of your favorite things, like visiting a pumpkin patch, camping, playing in leaves, going apple picking, drinking hot cider or pumpkin spice lattes…whatever brings a smile to your face. These printables come in 3 different planner sizes, so download them today :)


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Christmas is 100 Days Away! Download your Christmas Planner today!

We've been in design-mode for the past month trying to get our 2016 planners listed for all of our fellow planner junkies (and they will be listed by next week!!). The whole time I was designing I kept thinking…2016 seems so far away! 

But then my Christmas Countdown clock chimed today and it said there are only 100 days left till Christmas!! This year has truly flown by. And since I anticipate the next 4 months to move just as quickly, I thought today was the perfect to share our fabulous Merry Christmas Planner!!



We redesigned this beauty last year and it was a HUGE hit. We now offer the planner in 3 sizes, so be sure to check out each one in our Printables shop! We promise it will help keep you more organized over the next 4 months…and for years to come :)

Monday, September 7, 2015

LABOR DAY GIVEAWAY #4!

HAPPY LABOR DAY!! We hope you are all enjoying your weekend with family & friends and getting some much needed, well-deserved relaxation. 

Today is the LAST DAY to get 10% off in our printables shop, and it is time for our final GIVEAWAY!! For those of you that have always wanted to try our Small (5.5" x 8.5") Seasonal Planner, this giveaway is for YOU! 

To enter to win a PRINTED copy of our 2015-2016 Seasonal Planner in size Small (which runs now - July 2016), just leave a comment on this blog post telling us why you need to win this planner. Maybe you are looking to get organized with a paper planner for the first time, maybe you just want to try a new size, or maybe you just want to find planner peace because nothing else has worked for you. In short…tell us your planner story :) 

ONE winner will be chosen tomorrow from all of the entries on our Facebook page, Instagram account and Blog. Please only enter once as we will be selecting one winner total :) Good luck and have a GREAT rest of your weekend!! {U.S. participants ONLY in this giveaway due to shipping costs. International customers can enter any of our other Printable giveaways this weekend :)}


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Labor Day Weekend SALE & Giveaways!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!! We are celebrating the holiday with a sale and some special giveaways Friday - Monday!


Each of our giveaways will be hosted on our various social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram & our Shop Blog {Use links in our sidebar}. 

Today, our Giveaway #3 is a

CUSTOM DOCKET PAGE!!

If you aren't familiar with our docket pages, consider it a very detailed & categorized To Do list. Dockets are a great alternative to your traditional Daily & Weekly planner layouts, especially if you find that you are not effectively using 2-pages per day or week. 

We have a bunch of fabulous dockets available in our Printbales Shop, but this giveaway will give you the chance to build a CUSTOM docket to meet your needs. Some things we love to see on a docket are:

Weekly Menu
Fitness Checklist
Water Log
Daily/Weekly To Do list
Shopping list
Errands list
To Call/Email list
Goals
Hourly Appointment schedule

Or you can customize your docket for something more specific like school, your job, your fitness journey, and more!

To enter for your chance to win this Custom Docket, please comment on this post with a list of things YOU would like to see on your custom docket. One winner will be chosen at the end of the weekend and posted HERE.

And don't forget to enter our other great giveaways happening all weekend long! You have until Monday night. 

Good luck! We hope you all have a fabulous, relaxing weekend with your friends and family :)