Sip your coffee and listen to a conversation about journaling, planners, and the latest in the stationery community!
Happy Hour: London Gifties Journal with Purpose, Kaweco Art Sport, and Mindwave Kotorimachi 2
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we admire the Kaweco Art Sport fountain pens and London Giftie's new shop update and releases. We also talked about Kelly's renewed interest in the ring-binder journal system, and April's love for Uniball brand pens. Don't miss out on Kelly's take on Cosmo Air Light paper, and April revisits Kokuyo's PERPANEP lineup!
EP66: Creating Meaningful Connections through Letters with Paper Treats
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery shop owner Mai from @papertreatshop! Mai creates beautifully curated stationery packages that she calls paper treats, with a mission to encourage children to express their creativity. Mai is a sports journalist turned stationery shop owner, and today she is inspired by her own analog journey of writing letters throughout her life, and the meaningful connections those had built. Please enjoy her unique stationery story!
Happy Hour: Classiky x Nishio Yuki Cat, Hamstergampoong, and Midori rulers
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week April discovered a super cute cat-themed memo sticker roll, and Kelly is coveting the new Galen Leather purple Kaweco. We both talked about the latest journal setup we're getting into (April is getting another ring binder). Oh, and April wants a new ruler while Kelly looks at a set of Tarot-themed acrylic stamps!
Happy Hour: Sailor 1911 Trinity, CY's Mont Blanc, and Meow Illustration Lily of the Valley Stamp
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we talk about Colorverse's new USA State inks and Sailor North America's new 1911 Trinity fountain pen. We also share our recent favorite things such as April's Creative Expo haul favorites, and CY's Mont Blanc fountain pen that will soon belong to Kelly! We also talk about our plans for Patreon and things to look forward to next month!
EP65: Creative Journaling and the Stationery Life with Penguinscreative
This week, the table has turned as Phyllis from @misslingbloom interviews April from @penguinscreative to deep dive into how she started out with stationery, journaling, and urban sketching. We also talked about how the podcast started and why it led to this community today. April shares her planner lineup as well as her love for cafe journaling and meeting up with stationery enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this behind-the-scenes episode on one of the co-hosts of The Stationery Cafe!
Happy Hour: MUJI Mild Highlighters, Sniggle Sloth Stamps, and TRC Olive Traveler's Notebook
This week at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we went over MUJI highlighters and Benu's beautiful Talisman fountain pens. We also shared our current stationery favorites: April shows off her olive trio and Kelly shares her birthday present...a full set of astrology stamps!
Lovely chats, stationery knowledge, community
This is my go-to podcast, I even replay episodes! I love the energy of the host and their guest. Their knowledge about my favorite topic stationery and their friendship keeps bringing me back. Thank you!
I found my people! Lol
I’ve been such a fan of this podcast- it’s so relatable and I feel like I’ve found my people; the topics are fun and educational, as are the struggles with journaling, making time, adjusting to busy and changing schedules, etc.
There IS a huge enabling component BUT I also love that April, Phyllis and Kelly talk about shopping your stash, how to find ways to know what you have so you’re using more of it, and how they share stationary among their friends group.
I also love the broad range of the guests we’ve seen so far - including (but not limited to) women in male-dominated careers, men who don’t fit cultural norms I’ve been used to seeing (as a woman who grew up in the US), and wonderfully creative individuals who have been able to make friends all over the globe. I learn something new all the time and look forward to hearing this podcast every week!
Mandatory listening for stationery heads!
I love this podcast! The Happy Hour is the funniest and most useful stationery commentary around. I love when April and Kelly are hilariously honest and fully aware of their inability to resist the draw of many items. I so appreciate April’s and Phyllis’s perspective regarding the elusive and manufactured requirement for “planner peace.” I felt heard when they gave me “permission” to just change a system if it isn’t working; to recognize that a large part of the enjoyment for me is placing a sticker, inking a pen, hearing the sound of the nib scratch; and that the pleasure in the process is as valid as the content of the writing. Many times these podcasts are as therapeutic as journaling. Thank you ladies for your hard work providing excellent and entertaining FREE content for us stationery heads! Looking forward to your Patreon! P.S. Love the cameos from Cookie, Phyllis’s baby, and any commentary regarding CURRENT and IMPORTANT national events. 💕