PR Team Welcome
Why These Ladies Are Amazing
These remarkable ladies amaze me every day—from featuring my products on their social accounts to their friends and family to creating engaging PWM videos to even sharing creative planner ideas to inspiring new sticker designs at my shop, I couldn't be more proud and inspired to be working with these ladies. Each of them brings a wealth of experience to the team, and they're all passionate about connecting with and helping to grow the planner community. They're truly the ones behind all the magic at Winterfield Studios! So, please welcome my new team and give them some love because they deserve it!
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Janet @Once_in_a_lifetime13, Brand Ambassador
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Janet has a solid PR background and has been providing PR support in the planner community for three and a half years (count me lucky!). She also has over 35 years of planning experience and has been decorative planning for just over four years now, and she's even expanded her planner background to digital planning! What first got her hooked on decorative planning was the therapeutic benefits and, of course, how she could express her creativity in fun formats. This interest has grown to become a serious passion for her and has pushed her to find new ways to help shops grow and increase their exposure to new clientele. Being able to help planners find different products, styles, and forms of planning is an absolute joy for Janet—so you can definitely call her the queen of ISO posts! This also applies to her own planning design style, which is continuously evolving based on life events, inspiration from the planner community, and the desire to always expand her skills and try new layouts and planners. So, I'm sure you can see that her and I are going to get along real well!
Aside from planning, Janet spends her free time with her daughters as well as learning and expanding her knowledge in a variety of topics that peek her interest.
Debbie @alliswellplanned, Brand Ambassador
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Debbie has been planning for as long as she remembers, but it first started for her when she was a teacher and then her planning focus transitioned into parenthood where she used her planner to help keep her three wonderful children's schedules organized. The creative nature of the planner community, and the inspiration she gets from others in the community, is what truly binds her to the decorative planning world.
Although Debbie is fairly new to providing PR support to planner shops, she thrives on contributing to the growing community and is always up for a challenge! Her PR background in assisting various organizations with their social media presence is also going to come in handy in her role—which is great because she is very passionate about being part of the creative expression and development of a brand. And, it sure doesn't hurt that she loves stickers!
Debbie's favourite planner is the Happy Planner because of how flexible it is in terms of allowing her to truly make it her own. Currently, she has four (yes four!) Happy Planners: two classic, one for work, and her catch-all: a mini and a skinny mini. I think we can say that she may definitely be the Happy Planner whisperer!
Her inspiration comes from others within the planner community, her workspace, and quiet mornings sitting at the window watching her garden bloom—which aligns well with her creative style that ebbs and flows with how she's feeling in the moment.
Outside of the planning world, Debbie loves gardening, riding her bike, and doggy duty. Ironically, she hates cooking but loves watching cooking shows (I'm sure many of us can relate! She's also married, has three children, two step-children, and two dogs. As a retired teacher and a coach, she's now back working at a college.
Maggie @maggiejos.plans, Brand Ambassador
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With over 20 years of planning experience and nearly a year in the decorative planning world, I'm excited to have Maggie join me in my shop journey.
Maggie first began decorative planning through the encouragement of her best friend. Drawing inspiration from YouTube and all of the amazing decorative planners on Instagram, Maggie was well on her way to developing her own planner style the moment she purchased her first planner. And, once her happy mail stickers arrived, she was all-in!
Although this is her first PR role, she's made for this role and is super excited to share her creativity with the planner community. The joy of seeing other planners try out stickers from new shops and show off their planner spreads is what truly brings her joy.
Her favourite planner is her vertical, neutral weekly Daily Duo, but she just purchased an A5 Wide that she's going to use for memory planner in addition to another vertical planner that she's using to coordinate her dailies. Naturally, she gravitates towards weekly kits and appreciates the beauty in simplicity. She's also pumped about trying out my scene sticker kits to make her planner spreads pop while still affording her plenty of white space for the planning details.
Her biggest passion in life is her family. She has two incredible daughters—her youngest is a competitive gymnast and keeps Maggie busy with travelling and practices. With travel being another love of her life, Maggie is aching to get back on a cruise ship again. Her educational background is music and, although she's not teaching music right now, she still ensures she makes time for it in her life. Her other hobbies include home decor and architecture, crafts, crocheting, book club, and reality television—especially if it's music-related.
Mary @my_creative_plans, Brand Ambassador
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I'm thrilled to share with you that Mary has joined our Winter PR team and will play a key role in furthering the WS brand’s reach into the United Kingdom (UK)! But, it's not just Mary's location and her kind and friendly demeanor that drew me to her and her stunning IG feed—she's also a bit of a veteran planner with over four years of experience and is known as an authority figure in the UK planner-verse as her shop critique and feedback is sought after by many planner shop owners! So, you can imagine how excited I am to tap into her knowledge and expertise.
Mary first began her planner journey as a creative outlet to help with anxiety and indulge in her love of stationery. After she joined a few planner groups, she immediately felt a sense of community and realized that she had found her peeps. She's super keen on supporting small businesses and takes great pleasure in working behind the scenes to help bring new shop ideas to life. Of course, meeting people, developing friendships, and being part of a team is also a motivator for Mary.
Although her planner style is constantly evolving, her A5 rings hold a special place in her heart. Since she's a very creative person, her planner style inspiration comes from many different areas of her life, including the seasons, happy moments (yes, we have a script for this!), current events, her family, etc., so you'll definitely see some unique planner spreads in her feed!
On a personal side, Mary is married and has a son named Oliver, who is autistic and needs a little extra care, so she spends most of her time with him and writing poetry and speeches for weddings from her home office. She has a degree in drama (although she's a no-drama llama!) and also loves snail mail and paper crafts. Fun fact: DYK Mary lives in North East England where the first two Harry Potter movies were filmed? How cool is that?