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    “Tropical Life” Traveler’s Notebook (TN) Haul | Michaels & JoAnn Stores

    Tropical Life Traveler's Notebook TN Haul __ Karla Mae.com

    Hello Friends! I got really interested in traveler’s notebooks when I attended PlannerCon 2017 in SanFrancisco a couple of months ago. I’ve been ready to jump in and give it a go, but I was on the hunt for something cute and budget-friendly. Enter the new Tropical Life collection which recently debuted at Michaels – both economical and fun! I filmed a little video of my TN purchases that I am excited to share with you. I am busy at work setting up my new traveler’s notebook and will post some pix on my instagram soon. In the meantime, please enjoy my shopping haul. The traveler’s notebook came with one blank book included, but there…

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    Cute New Cling Stamp Storage Binder + Free Ink Color Swatch Printable!

    Cling Stamp Storage Binder + Free Ink Swatch Printable :: KarlaMae.com

    Hi there friends! Since my first Kelly Purkey stamp haul from Michaels last October, I’ve been having tons of fun using stamps in my planner. I filmed a video of my stamp binder, so have a view or keep reading for all the deets. I had been storing my stamps in a small zipper pouch from Blue Q, but with my recent acquisitions from PlannerCon, they just don’t all fit inside the pouch anymore. As you know, if you checked out my PlannerCon shopping list in my llama travel planner setup video, I was searching for a set of social media stamps as well as a planner-themed set. While my finds were not…

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    San Francisco PlannerCon Planner Stamps Haul

    PlannerCon Planner Stamp Haul __ Karla Mae.com

    Hey  friends! I’m back from the first National PlannerCon and already have my ticket for next year! The conference was two fun and busy days of learning new techniques, meeting new friends and of course, shopping! I’m really enjoying stamping in my planner and want to start experimenting with a traveler’s notebook too, so I thought I’d share my stamp haul with you today. If you watched my travel planner setup video, you know that I actually made a shopping list for PlannerCon – yep, I was actually searching for some very specific items 🙂 You can check out my stamp haul video below or peruse my pix! One item on my shopping…

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    What’s In My PlannerCon 2017 Travel/Vacation Planner | Personal Planner Setup

    Travel Planner Setup for PlannerCon 2017 by Karla Mae

    Hey friends, I’m so excited to be heading to PlannerCon 2017 next week in San Francisco, CA!!! Hundreds of planner girls all in one place – I can’t wait to make some new friends, take in some fabulous classes and of course, shop all the vendors! If you’d like some ideas for putting together a travel planner for all of your upcoming adventures, I’d love to share mine with you! Check out the video for a tour of my set up and then keep reading for more details and ideas for your own planner! My Planner Size and weight were two considerations when choosing my planner, although it was also a case of…

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    Spring Shamrock Happy Planner Cover DIY

    Spring Shamrock Happy Planner Cover DIY Tutorial by KarlaMae.com

    Hello Friends! We’ve been lucky to have some early spring days here in Minneapolis and the warm weather has put me in the mood to create a new Spring-themed planner cover. If you enjoy making custom covers for your planner, I think your will find this DIY fun and easy! Check out the step-by-step tutorial in my video below: Here’s a list of what you’ll need: Decorative paper of your choice – I used a glittery green for St Patrick’s Day. A scissors or cutting tool A corner-rounder if you prefer to round the corners of your cover. A ballpoint pen to mark where to cut the notches for the rings of your…

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    Clear Protective Cover For Your Happy Planner | Easy DIY!

    How To Make A Clear Protective Cover For Your Happy Planner - Easy DIY

    Hello Friends! I’ve got an easy DIY for you today. If you enjoy making custom covers for your planner, I think your will find this DIY very helpful! It is a great solution if you don’t have a laminating machine, or if you want to experiment with creating dimensional covers that would be difficult to laminate. And best of all, the transparent plastic can be found for just one dollar at the Dollar Tree! Check out the how-to deets in my video below: Here’s a list of what you’ll need: Transparent plastic – I found this 11×14 inch chopping mat at the Dollar Tree. A scissors or cutting tool A corner-rounder if you…

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    Winter Reading List

    winter reading list by karlamae.com

    Hello friends, The weather is turning colder here in Minneapolis, so I thought it would be fun to put together a small reading list of books with stories that take place during the winter months. If you would like to read along, I designed a free Winter Reading List printable that you can add to your planner! It’s sized for the Happy Planner, so I think it will also fit the Erin Condren life planner and the new Recollections spiral planners from Michaels. Watch my video for a short synopsis on each book and how to resize the printable to fit your planner. These are the four books I chose for winter. I hope you enjoy them! Each…