Welcome to the Pretty Prints and Paper online store. I’m Jessica and I am a huge enthusiast for calligraphy, bullet journaling, lettering, and creative endeavors in general. I started my blog Pretty Prints and Paper last year as a way to share some of my journey as I learn and grow in these realms, and using these mediums as a way to cultivate an intentional and beautiful life. If you’re looking for inspiration or guidance on how the bullet journal system can help you create a purposeful (or at least less stressful!) life, inspiration and tutorials for learning hand lettering, or ways you can engage with a community of these awesome #bulletjournaljunkies and #planneraddicts, you are in the right place!
Since I was in elementary school I’ve been a planner girl. Since then I’ve tried so many different systems, from free school planners, to the binders, countless post-its, to digital apps, and so many others with fleeting success. Today, I am settled in with the Traveler’s Notebook and bullet journal system, which I’ve spent months refining the system and making it work for me, so I will share my thoughts and process with you so you can do the same!
Simultaneously, I grew up for an interest in letter-forms, and my mother taught me basic Italic calligraphy when I was a kid. Last year I said to my husband, “You know… I don’t feel like I have any hobbies!” – and thus my rebirth in the lettering community. I’ve been playing and practicing ever since, and it has given me new energy I never could have predicted as I’ve experimented with new mediums, styles, and finding my own style.
You Should Know…
… that I work full time at a university and teach college students – it is a vocation I love, and where there are plenty of projects to keep track of. My planning revolves around my work and my household – my husband, me, and our two cats – so this influences my style and my system. No kiddos to keep track of for the time being!
… that there is an invisible fourth P in my name – “Pretty and PRODUCTIVE Prints and Paper” – because I adore aesthetics AND function and help me get things done in a fun way
…that I believe planners are a powerful tool to help me intentionally create the life I want, so I focus a lot on the actual system and how to use it and really don’t care about little mistakes
…that I very much integrate digital and the paper systems together to create an effective system
…that there may be affiliate links on my blog – simply put, if you happen to purchase something through them I make a small commission at NO additional cost to you. The proceeds help support the work I do here – so I thank you for your support!
Sometimes, I don’t put myself out there in these public ways because I, like many others, believe everyoneelse is more interesting, more capable, more equipped, more competent… but why not me? So here I am. Perhaps something I share will be helpful to you, and it will be worth it.
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