Have you heard of OnceMoreWithLove? You probably know by now that planner stickers are a HUGE thing on Etsy. Like, huge. It’s a rabbit hole of options – and loads of artists have turned their planning obsession into a side hustle, or even a full-time gig.
I first came across OnceMoreWithLove during a late night Etsy search for I don’t remember (stickers? stamps? stencils? a gift for my mother-in-law?) and was immediately smitten with the equally cute and cheeky munchkin characters that the brand is known for. It turns out I’m not the only one: OnceMoreWithLove has fans all over who order her stickers again and again (she’s the TOP seller of stickers!).
I met the pen behind the OnceMoreWithLove operation at PlannerCon in San Francisco this year, and was instantly amazed by Margaret’s sweet nature and creativity (you can read all about her below!). We talked shop and agreed a collaboration was definitely in order…
This month, you’ll find Marg’s designs in our Pro sticker packs. They are gorgeous with pretty rose gold foil, and loads of fun munchkins. If you’re not already in the club, subscribe before August 14th to get them!
Let’s chat with Marg from OnceMoreWithLove
Tell us a little bit about yourself! Where are you from? What are your hobbies? When did you launch OnceMoreWithLove?
Hello sticker friends! I’m Margaret from Vancouver, Canada. I am the illustrator and owner of OnceMoreWithLove, an Etsy shop specializing in hand-drawn stickers. I opened my shop in November 2015 when my friend asked me to make some stickers for her personal use. I had such a great time doing it that it made me realize how much passion was missing in my life. Before this, I was lost between career choices, jumping around from real estate, dentistry, and visual effects. While they are all great opportunities, none of them made me feel the way I do about designing stickers. I decided to follow my heart and see where my passion would lead… Now, I wear PJs at home, doodle, and send cuteness all over the world and I haven’t looked back since!
What’s the most fun thing about running OnceMoreWithLove?
The best part of what I do is seeing the joy and meaning that my work brings to others. It feels incredibly rewarding to see my customers express themselves with my designs and being able to say, “Ooh, I have a sticker for that!”
What inspired your munchkin design?
I have been drawing munchkins for many years! Instead of the typical stick figure, I used to doodle munchkins to represent people and characters. Naturally, when I opened my shop, they were one of the first designs that came to mind and I am so happy to know that so many others adore them as much as I do!
What three things would you tell someone who is just starting up an Etsy business?
There is still a lot for me to learn, but the three most important things I’ve taken away from running my business so far is to be honest, be open, and believe in yourself.
Transparency and openness comes hand in hand. While honesty is required to build trust and connections with the people who appreciate your creations, being open allows you to accept constructive feedback and be ready for all types of opportunities. Most importantly, stay true to what you believe in. Trust your gut because when you focus on what you value, others in the world will see the value in that as well. Believing in yourself also means not giving up easily! Creating takes time so don’t be discouraged if you don’t see rewards immediately.
What’s an exciting idea you’ve had recently?
I recently re-activated my Shopify account! Shopify is an ecommerce platform so lots of exciting ideas are running through my head. Maybe a new subscription?! 😉
What’s your favorite Karaoke song?
Definitely “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from Lion King!!! I could sing all the Lion King songs for days!
What’s your favorite color combination?
My favourite colour combination is inspired from Beauty and the Beast. I love golds, reds, and dark blues!
With all those sticker orders, I know you’re super busy all the time! How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?
Zero cups! My taste buds just don’t get coffee (shhh, don’t tell!) so I run on lots of snacks instead, especially Pocky!
Thanks Margaret! We are so excited to see your stickers in the 2018 August Pro subscription packs!