When you blog for multiple sites and podcast for multiple shows sometimes it gets overwhelming trying to make sure that you are building your communities. I have noticed that I lack in making sure that I am posting on all our social medias and interacting with our listeners and readers. No one really makes a social media tracker so I decided to make my own. I started with a version that had all social medias on one sheet and I realized that was not how I wanted to track. I wanted to see one social media at a time.
My first social media to tackle was twitter because all of my podcasts have a twitter account. I had to also figure out orientation and I decided that landscape would be best I could get most of the month on one side. The idea would be to have a sheet for each social media with space for each podcast and website for me to just go through and check off the days I post.
I then of course had to figure out what other social medias I would want to track and I decided that I would just track one other which would be instagram. These are the two I use the most and that I build my community on the most.
I used a grid insert so that I could color in grid squares when I post and paired with pop fizz paper skinny labels it makes for a perfect tracker!
Grid inserts from michaels
Making this tracker was fun now the trick will be to remember to use it! How do you track what you post to social media?
As Pop Fizz Paper is making some changes and discontinuing the planner kit something even more exciting is in the works I can feel it.
Beginning in November you can get a limited edition 8 sheet kit that will include a matching washi! This limited edition kit will be awesome because you will know what you are getting and if you love the way the kits are made you will love the new kits.
With that thought in mind I wanted to share with you my top 5 favorite stickers from a pop fizz paper weekly kit. We all use stickers differently but sometimes hearing how someone else does it can inspire your creative juices. So let's jump right in!
1. Checklist flags
a. I have always been more of a fan of a checklist flag rather than a full checklist box. b. I love the designs on the flags and that they are not just solid colors c. I use these specifically to track my to dos for the day for my general life I like more of a white space look for these d. Checklist flags give a very open feeling that I love
2. Half box checklist
a. These are my favorite way to track short things for certain tasks for example like a short cleaning list, specific things for a podcast b. I can put a header on top of these or thin washi with whatever label I want c. It allows me to pair them with my next favorite sticker
3. Half boxes with flags
a. I love these for tracking a big event and then using the above sticker for tasks I need to do with the highlighted event b. I also like to use these to highlight big major things for my family or for my school job c. The flags let me write in them or use an icon if I want to
4. Open flag labels
a. These are by far my favorite label because they are so white space. I love the look and feel and I can use them to highlight an event or I can use them to tell me to take some time off b. The design and width are perfect and can really be used for anything you can even use them vertically
5. Washi strips
a. I absolutely love the washi strips! They are great for adding some decor b. I use them a lot to cover up a header c. My biggest use is during the weekend to make the weekend standout without having to use a full box
What are your favorite parts of a pop fizz paper weekly kit? Which stickers are your favorite to use? What is your favorite planner to use pop fizz paper in? Let us know!
I am so excited to show you ladies the new Monthly Kit from Pop Fizz Paper. Instead of my usual just written post I did an extensive plan with me video so you can see just how awesome these kits are! Let’s jump right in.
As I gathered my supplies here is what I used to do this plan with me and to get my month of November ready to go!
I absolutely love planning out my month it is one of my favorite things to do. Here are my Steps that I go through when I plan out my month.
Step 1: Pre plan with sticky notes I use 1 sticky note per type of thing for example I have 1 sticky note for each category (movie releases, podcast record dates, blog post dates, school/important dates, birthdays)
Step 2: I always start with my header stickers
Step 3: Next I cover up the dates not in the month I am currently working with
Step 4: Side bar time!
Step 5: I just start working through the sticky notes one at a time picking which labels or stickers I want to use as I go
Step 6: Once I am done working through my sticky notes then I go back and lay down my date dots!
To see all of this in action watch my super overly detailed video below!
After all was said and done here is the finished product before the pen and after the pen. I used the Purple Ink Joy Gel that came with the Pop Fizz Paper planner kit.
I used pretty much everything from the kit there was just a few random things left but I bet I could find a way to use all of them! Here is what was left.
I can not wait to use these kits every month and I am so glad these came out now. Currently the kits are only made for the Erin Condren but soon they will be available for Happy Planners and I can not wait since I am making the switch for next year!
Do you plan your months? Then it is time to try these brand new amazing kits!
Written By Brooklynne Michelle - September 28 2016
For this school year I got an Erin Condren Teacher Planner and I was so excited. Once I got it I quickly realized I had no idea how I was going to plan in my new planner. I had to completely forget about even trying to planner decorate until I could figure out how to plan. The following are my teaching stats you need to know to understand how I use my planner.
High School Teacher
6 classes of one prep (one type of class, Health)
Two conference periods
Sponsor of a club
Teach on an A Day/B Day block schedule
After I figured out how to plan my days I began experimenting with washi and then it was time to take on STICKERS! Which stickers did I have to use first? Of course Pop Fizz Paper
The first thing I need to do is block off the days under each section. I plan one side of my planner with my A day classes and the other side with my B day classes. So the first thing to do was to figure out how I was going to block out the days I did not need. I chose to re purpose the washi strips and the decor to use as block outs.
I used the checklist flags for all of my actual classes so I can make my lesson plans in a bullet point format. I then used the small checklist flags to mark the club I sponsor and my to do lists for club activities.
Overall the pop fizz paper stickers are amazing for this planner because I have so many options on how I need to plan depending on my lesson plans for the week. One of my favorite stickers to use are the 3 heart check boxes I wish I had more of those. I could use those all over the place in this planner
This is the thing I love about Pop Fizz Paper stickers they can be used with any planner and you don’t even need a planner of a specific size to use them because they look great in EVERY planner. If you want the stickers to fit perfect in the boxes they won’t do that because my stickers are made for the ECLP vertical but that does not matter because they look great. I think the sizing is pretty darn close and with the colors already on the page of the ECTP the stickers go great with it.
I plan to use Pop Fizz Paper stickers and Washi for almost every week in my ECTP!
Do you use a teacher planner? Have you tried Pop Fizz in it? Do it! It will make your lessons much more fun.
Written By Brooklynne Michelle - September 14 2016
One of the parts of a personal planner I never realized I needed was a book mark type item. The more I use my personal the more it seems like a necessity.
I decided to make myself two out of the papers I have gotten in the Pop Fizz Paper kits. I already have one that I used as a template. Here are the items I used
Pop fizz paper kit papers (4)
White card stock
6 hole punch
I started by tracing the template on to the papers with a pencil. I think simply took some scissors and cut them all out. Since I do not have a laminator I used 4 papers so it would be thicker and double sided. I then traced the template on to the card stock and cut it out. The card stock will be to make it sturdy and thick.
Anytime I do anything with planner this happens!
I then decided which papers I wanted to go together and I used the tape runner and attached them to either side of the card stock. The last step was to hole punch them with my 6 hole punch.
I used papermate flair pens and sharpie markers to right today and month on them.
I wish I had a laminator but being a teacher I will probably take these to school and laminate them.
When I first started as part of the Pop Fizz Paper creative team I had to choose the type of planner I would get my stickers for. I currently use an Erin Condren Vertical Life Planner so all of my stickers are in that style.
When I got my Erin Condren Teacher Planner to use for this school year I wanted to figure out how to use stickers in the planner. I sat down with my leftovers from my pop fizz Midnight Galaxy kit. To explain how I used my stickers I need to explain how I teach. I work in a high school where we have 8 periods. We only have 4 periods on mondays and wednesdays and 4 periods on tuesday and thursday. I teach 3 class periods on each day so that Is all I need to plan for.
The stickers that fit the best in the planner were the checklist flags, labels, flag labels and icons. The full box checklists were a little long and narrow but they were used when I only needed to mark on box. I turned the full boxes on their side and positioned them in the the middle to take up blank space. I luckily had a day this coming week where I could decorate using quotes and deco stickers.
The great thing about using leftovers was that I just used what I absolutely needed. This was by no means a no white space spread and I am not sure you could accomplish that because these planners are so big. The best part about using the stickers though was that it made me want to work in my planner more and note more things. Even the minimal spread that I did really motivated me more as a teacher.
I used the checklist flags for my teaching days to list out my agenda for the day. I used full box checklists for the things I needed to get done during my conference periods and then I used appointment flags and half boxes for big items and meetings. Over all I absolutely love using the leftovers from the kit for my teacher planner and I can see myself doing it more often.
If you have not gotten caught up in the Pokemon Go fad then you are super lucky. If you have gotten caught up in it then you are just like me. Perhaps you are reliving your childhood doing something you wished you could do years and years ago. Today with the age of smartphones we can all finally be Pokemon Trainers!
For those of us that like to track all the things we do I decided to make a Pokemon Go! Record keeper. It allows me to note the bigger pokemon I catch on a day. I can track my steps and of course what I ate and drank (because this is important)!
To do this I utilized leftover stickers from previous pop fizz paper kits. For this particular week I chose my leftovers from my Team USA kit and the new Pokemon Go! Stickers. First I wanted to make sure I noted where I went so I just used a appointment flag. Then I wanted to track steps and nutrition. For this I just used the icons and put them under the flag. The most important part was keeping track of the Pokemon I caught on the trip. In order to do this I used the half box heart checklists.
I also wanted to make sure that I wrote on the stickers with a pen that would be bold and visible. For this kind of thing I like to use a black PaperMate Flair. I also wanted to track where I plan to go each day of the week. I like to go pokemon hunting for a little trip each day and make sure I work this into my daily plans. This Pokemon Go tracker is really helping me keep track especially since my nephew likes to check in and see what new Pokemon I have every day!
How do you track the pokemon you catch? What team are you on? Let us know by joining the PopFizzPaper Fans facebook group.
With the Rio Olympics upon us the fire I feel for competitive sports rises to the surface. I have always had a passion for the Olympics. Whether it is summer or winter there are certain sports I love to watch. The best thing about the Olympics in 2016 is they will be the most live they have ever been for those of us at home. With Rio only being an hour ahead of the eastern time zone we are going to get so much live coverage which really excites me when it comes to gymnastics.
When the olympics start I am not going to be at home so I decided to create a Rio Olympics watching schedule based on what was available from the internet for my personal planner. I use a recollections planner from Michael’s that I absolutely love. I used the basic note paper that Michael’s provides and along with Pop Fizz Paper olympics tracking stickers I was able to create a fun way to track the most important things of interest to me.
The supplies I used:
Pop fizz paper olympics tracking stickers
Pop fizz paper rainbow tv show trackers
Gold and white polka dot washi from a previous Pop Fizz Paper planner Kit
Blue Michael’s thin washi
Pop fizz paper Team USA kit 3 check flag to do lists
Using the minimal amount of information available on when exactly things will be aired I gave myself space to mark times as well as events. I also have space to write in more should I want to as well as use all the sports specific stickers included in the Olympics tracking set.
I was able to figure out the dates of the Gymnastics finals and I was able to mark those. The rest will be a mark as I go.
I did mark the Opening ceremonies and closing ceremonies with little TV icons from Pop Fizz Paper as opposed to the tracker stickers that are a box. I am going to use this schedule I made to remind me to set my TiVo from my phone everyday and to check and see what events are happening each day. My most important sports this year are Gymnastics, Swimming, Golf, Volleyball including Sand Volleyball and of course some of the track events.
How many of you love the Olympics? Will you be using the Rio or Team USA kits? Share your spreads for the Olympics with us on social media or join our facebook group so you can talk all things Pop Fizz Paper.
The amazing Pop Fizz Paper August kit came with these awesome heavy cardstock cards that could be used for so many purposes. I thought about how I would use them and many idea came to mind from personal planner dashboards, to inserts in my erin condren and finally I settled on I wanted some motivational quotes around my house. I was really excited to use the cards as well as the Tombow tape runner that came in the kit.
I purchased some 4x6 picture frames for cheap from Michael’s as the cards fit perfect into a 4x6 frame. I had to decide exactly what I wanted for my quotes. This was a long a tedious process of looking through motivational, inspirational, funny and life quotes. I eventually settled on a few and I gathered my supplies.
Here is my supply list:
Quotes printed on basic printer paper
Tombow tape runner
journal/dashboard cards from the august pop fizz paper kit
2 4x6 picture frames
This was really quite simple I just cut the quotes out some with rounded edges some just straight and then I used the tombow and applied the adhesive to the back.
I think carefully set it down on the journal card where I wanted it and smoothed it down. The tape from the tombow tape runner is amazing! The adhesive is strong, smooth and can really do the job. The other thing that impressed me was if I wanted it to curve and go around a rounded edge it could do that!
I then placed the finished cards into the frames and voila! I have motivational quotes to put around my house. I am going to put one on my nightstand and one in the bathroom so I can see them everyday. You will notice I made three, I did this so I could switch one out if I wanted to or I can use it in my planner as I stated above.
It was a super easy DIY project that you can do too. How are you using the cards from the August kit? Share your projects with us on the Pop Fizz Paper fans facebook group.
The rage these days seems to be Art Therapy coloring. There are shelves in bookstores and whole tables full of these. There are even planners out from Hallmark that are designed to give you the ability to color and do art therapy! The great thing about this is that Pop Fizz Paper makes stickers for art therapy needs.
When I first saw these stickers I knew I needed to order them because coloring has always been therapeutic to me. I had to figure out how to use them in my planner. My first thought was to use them as deco in my spreads but that would mean I would need more time to plan. I would need time to color them to match the spread and that just seemed to take away from the relaxing nature of the coloring.
As I continued to ponder how I would use them I realized that I need to take a few minutes everyday to relax that is something I do not do enough. These stickers would give me the perfect opportunity. I began using them in the bottom area of my Erin Condren Life Planner one for each day.
There are three different designs currently the mandalas, candy pieces and summer themed ones. I alternated them and put one for each day.
It does not take long and you can use them however you want and I colored using Crayola colored pencils. The paper is beautiful and Crayolas worked beautifully. I could even blend the way I usually do in my art therapy books. It was a great retreat just for a few minutes to relax my brain. If you have seen these stickers you should try them out give yourself a coloring break everyday! I can’t wait to add them to my spread in my personal planner so that I can color there too!
Now I just need more designs of stickers for my planner art therapy needs.