20 Feb 2013

stationery addicts anonymous, meeting #11: Jennifer

As you can see, I have tweaked my blog layout once again. For some reason, I felt really unhappy with how it looked yesterday so decided to change a few fonts and do some minor editing of the layout. I am still unsure about the font - I'm not sure if it is too small?

Anyway, onto this week's SAA meeting :-)

Today, we have Jennifer from Behind My Purpley Life revealing her three stationery items that she couldn't live without.


Hello. My name is Jennifer and I am a stationery addict. As early as I could remember, my addiction started when I was in about the second or third grade. It all began while having to buy supplies for school. My first stationery items were mostly Lisa Frank and Sanrio. I had to have the coolest folder. I had to have a cute pencil/pen box. Remember those, the one with a lock on it so no one else could steal your pens & pencils, or the ones that had built - in compartments, sharpener, etc. As I got a bit older, I got into the sticker craze. I would have those sticker books, and girls would either trade or show off their collections. My addiction grew in high school and into college when I wrote love letters to my boyfriend- now husband. It was then that I collected cute kawaii stationery paper and glitter gelly roll pens. I still have paper that is too pretty to write on.

This post took me a while to write because I have too many favorites and narrowing it down to my top three items was definitely a challenge.

First, I chose Washi/ Paper Tape. This has been my latest addiction. I currently own 197 rolls of tape. Wow! That's a alot, I know! I use them for mainly decorating my Filofax, card making, and crafts.

Secondly, I love PENS!!! Just look at all those colors. Also, I am picky with the pens I write with. That's mainly why I have so many. I won't even bother to count them, there's just that many! These are my current favorites: Pilot G-2, Pilot FriXon Ball Reractable, & Pilot Hi-Tec C Coletos.

For my third item, I chose stickers. I use lots and lots of stickers for many different things as well. I take my daughter to buy stickers so that I can use it as an excuse to buy stickers for myself.

Thank you, Angela for allowing me to share my addiction with you and everyone else. Come see how I use these items at my blog or find me on Twitter or Instagram @purpley3!


Thank you, Jennifer, for speaking out about your addiction. I love those Frixion balls - I want a set of each colour too now!


  1. I love that you put your masking stickers on a key ring. Genius!! :)

  2. I love the Pilot Hi-Tec C Coletos! They are pretty much the only thing I will write with in my Filo. Just a question, where do you get your masking stickers? I don't know of a place I can get them locally and I'm not sure where is the best place to get them online.

  3. Wow! I am insanely jealous of all that washi tape. It is so neatly organised too! I have paper that is too pretty to write on too..! xx p.s. I love your blog layout :)

  4. I've never seen that many washi tapes other than in a craft store. I just shed a tear of jealousy.

  5. LOL. I love the idea of taking her daughter as an excuse to buy stickers. Unfortunately, I have a son who's still too young (and who may or may not be into cutesy stickers when he is old enough). Clever idea, nonetheless. :)

  6. WOW, that is a serious collection of washi tapes, they look so lovely! I've been looking at those Pilot friXon balls pens for a while now & after seeing this I feel the need to go & buy them! :) x

  7. Thank you everyone for your comments! I'm glad to see such great feedback.

    @Danielle - I saw these small rings at a local craft store and just had the idea to do that. I've seen a similar idea with swatches of other things.

    @Valerie - Where are you located? in the US? You can find many on ebay or Etsy. Just shop around for the best price. Most ship from china/japan/korea.

    @Hannah & Miss Mai - I tried to take a picture of all of them, but I didn't want to look like a whack job! jk Unfortunately the photo on shows some of my collection.

    @Carla - I don't know if I blogged about it, but she does have her own area for her Pens, Stickers, Markers, etc. She's my mini me!

    @Sareena - I wish I could get more! These erasable pens are great! They just came out with Slims 0.38mm. Those are next on my list! =)

  8. Wow! Love that washi tape stand! Would you mind sharing where you got it, Jennifer?

    1. I found this stand at my local craft store, Jo Ann's. It is actually a ribbon holder. But for less than $15 plus a coupon, you can get it for a cheaper price.