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    PenGems + Soles4Souls Shoe Drive at the ATX Planner Retreat

    Everyone deserves a good pair of shoes

    On Saturday, February 18th, we'll have a PenGems Pop-Up Shop at the ATX (Austin, Texas) Planner Addicts Rainbow Dreams Mini Retreat. As part of our commitment to spread a little sparkle, we've partnered with Soles4Souls to host a shoe drive.

    You can donate old shoes, new shoes, red shoes, blue shoes, mens shoes, kids shoes, even those dressy shoes you don't wear anymore! We'll package them up and donate them to Soles4Souls.

    Why did we choose to partner with them? Since 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries around the world. Over half of their distribution events occur right here in the United States.

    Watch the 3-minute video below to learn more about how they help, or visit them at www.soles4souls.org. 

    New Release - Havana Cabana

    PenGems Havana Cabana Inspirations

    A new shade of sparkle is coming! It's a beautiful, subdued pink that is inspired by the natural and bright colors of Cuba. The color that is technically called Cuban Orchid, but who likes to get technical? We like the name Havana Cabana!

    Havana Cabana

    This new PenGems pen will be available in both the Signature Collection (silver finishes) and Autograph Collection (gold finishes).

    This will be a limited edition release, and as always, PenGems VIPs will get first dibs. It may sell out during the VIP release.

    If you are not a VIP, we'd love for you to join us! You can sign up here: http://penge.ms/GetOnTheVIPList

    VIP Release: Friday, January 27th, 2017. A secret link will be sent in the VIP newsletter on January 27th.

    Public Release: Monday, January 30, 2017. Only if it doesn't sell out during the VIP release. We hold nothing back from our VIPs, so if you need it you have to sign up!

    UPDATE: The Havana Cabana Autograph pen has sold out.

    And finally, here's a picture of the pink pens side by side, so you can see the difference. From bottom left to top right, Ballerina, Havana Cabana, and Heartbreaker.

    Havana Cabana Ballerina and Heartbreaker

    We'll see you next Friday!

    Are you a PenGems Collector?

    Updated January 30, 2017

    PenGems Collector Checklists

    Finally! You've asked us for a way to track your PenGems collections, so we created this checklist for you. We'll update this list as needed, but you can find a complete list of all pens here.

    On the first page, we've listed all of the current collections. You'll find a checklist for the Signature, Autograph, Hollywood Boulevard, Limited Editions, Designer, and Sparkle for a Cause collections.

    On the second page (or back, if you print them double-sided) is a blank checklist to write down the pens you need to complete your collection, even if they aren't listed on the front. You can find a complete list of every pen on the PenGems Ultimate List post.

    The PenGems Collector Checklist is available in both personal and A5 sizes to fit your ring planners. Just cut, punch, and check them off as your collection grows!

    They are formatted to print on US Letter 8 1/2" x 11" paper, with crop marks to show you where to cut the pages. If you have the option in your printer settings, select "Print Actual Size" or "Scale 100%" and uncheck "Fit to Page."

    Depending on your browser settings, the download may begin immediately, or open in a new browser window. You can also right-click the link and select "Save As".

    A5 Checklist: http://penge.ms/20170130_A5_Checklist

    Personal Size Checklisthttp://penge.ms/20170130_Personal_Checklist

    The A5 checklist dimensions are 5.8" × 8.3" (148mm × 210mm). They will fit A5 planners from most brands, including large Kikki.K binders.

    Personal Size dimensions are 3.75" x 6.7" (95mm x 170mm). They will fit personal size planners from most brands, and medium Kikki.K binders.

    (Items that are grayed-out are no longer available, but we know some of you have them.;)

    The PenGems Ultimate List

    This is the ultimate list for collectors of PenGems crystal pens. There are lots of new ones coming in the next few months, too!

    Release Date (for Limited Editions)
    Signature Collection  
    Alaska (Blue Sapphire)  
    Antoinette (Violet)  
    Aspen (White Diamond)  
    Athena (Aquamarine)  
    Ballerina (Baby Pink)  
    Blackjack (Black Onyx)  
    Candy Apple (Ruby Red)  
    Cappuccino
    Caribbean Blue  
    Darling (Amethyst)  
    Enchanted (Silver)  
    Fairytale (Periwinkle)  
    Gold  
    Havana Cabana  Jan 2017
    Heartbreaker (Pink Sapphire)  
    Juicy (Orange Topaz)  
    Lemon Twist (Citrine)  
    Neverland (Peridot)  
    Rendezvous (Antique Rose)  
    Skinny Dip (Nude Blush)  
    Wicked (Emerald)  
    Tuxedo  
    Baby Blue and White  
    Charcoal Gray  
    Coral Peach  
    Cream  
    Bronze  
    Amethyst Rainbow  
    Aquamarine Rainbow  
    Baby Pink Rainbow  
    Black Onyx Rainbow  
    Blue Sapphire Rainbow  
    Citrine Rainbow  
    Peridot Rainbow  
    Ruby Rainbow  
    Silver Rainbow  
    White Rainbow  
    Orchid Apr 2015
    Aubergine Jan 2015
    Marsala Jan 2015
    Pretty in Pink Jan 2016
    Arctic Blue May 2015
    Elysian Lavender May 2015
    Celestial Pink May 2015
    Heavenly White May 2015
    Iced Mint May 2015
    Polar Peach May 2015
    Winter Teal May 2015
    Halloween 2016 Oct 2016
       
    Hollywood Boulevard
    Afterparty
    Standing Ovation
    Paparazzi
    Autograph Collection  
    Aspen (White Diamond)
    Athena (Aquamarine)  
    Ballerina (Baby Pink)  
    Blackjack (Black Onyx)  
    Cabaret
    Candy Apple (Ruby Red)
    Caribbean Blue  
    Chocolate
    Darling (Amethyst)
    Gold  
    Havana Cabana Jan 2017
    Cherry Red Oct 2015
    Macchiato Nov 2016
    Latte Love Nov 2016
       
    Designer Collection  
    FiloAlly I Jul 2015
    Two Lil Bees, Co I Aug 2015
    Paper Princess Plans I Aug 2015
    the1407planners I Oct 2015
    Two Lil Bees, Co II Nov 2015
    Villabeautifful I Nov 2015
    HautePinkFluff Jan 2016
    Taylor Plans Feb 2016
    Two Lil Bees, Co III Mar 2016
    Stickewicket Designs Apr 2016
    Villabeautifful II May 2016
    Planner Glam Girl Jun 2016
    Pocketful of Sparkles Sep 2016
    Paper Princess II Oct 2016
    The1407planners II Nov 2016
    FiloAlly II Nov 2016
       
    Sparkle for a Cause  
    National Breast Cancer Foundation 2015 Oct 2015
    Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation Apr 2016
    Alliance for Lupus Research Apr 2016
    National Breast Cancer Foundation 2016 Dec 2016
       
    Special Events and Collaborations  
    kioArts - Golden Rose Nov 2015
    kioArts - Into the Blue Nov 2015
    Atlanta Plannercon 2016 Apr 2016
    PNW Planners 2016 Apr 2016
    the1407planners Christmas Kit Nov 2016

     

    Archived pens (those that are italicized) are no longer available. Some of them can be seen in the Hall of Fame, which is the list of archived Designer Collection pens.

    Limited editions are designs that were available for a short time. Designer Collection pens are also limited editions, as are holiday and VIP pens. Release dates are listed for limited editions.

    Some of the pens were renamed in late 2016, with slight changes to color or finish. The old names are next to the new ones in parenthesis. 

    PenGems Top 10 Pens of 2016

    PenGems Top 10 of 2016

    The results are in! Here are the top 10 pens of 2016:

    1. Afterparty Rose Gold
    2. Iced Mint Signature
    3. Heartbreaker Signature
    4. Winter Teal Signature
    5. Aspen Autograph
    6. Caribbean Blue Autograph
    7. Ballerina Autograph
    8. Aspen Signature
    9. Paparazzi
    10. Wicked Signature

    No big surprises here, rose gold was huge last year. Wicked made the list at number 10, even though it was only released in November (good job, little green buddy!).

    We've got some big releases planned for 2017, so stay tuned to our channel. ;)