• Planners

    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…

  • Work Life

    5 Ways To Create Work You Love That I Learned At The MN Blogger Conference

    5 Ways To Create Work You Love That I Learned At The MN Blogger Conference :: KarlaMae.com

    Hi friends! I attended the MN Blogger Conference this past weekend at Concordia University and not only was I inspired by the speakers and fellow bloggers that I had the pleasure to meet, but I found that many of the elements needed in building a successful blog mirror creating work success of any kind. I believe that finding satisfying work is a vital element in creating a life you love. I have found that it takes calculated risk and sometimes a little luck to develop work that is in alignment with your values and allows you to share your skills and expertise. With tenacity, finding work you love can be accomplished. Now in…

  • Planners

    Atlanta PlannerCon Swag & Goodies – Erin Condren, Day Designer & More!

    Hello friends! I wanted to share a quick show-and-tell video of the swag and goodies from the Atlanta PlannerCon I attended a few weeks ago.   All links for the items mentioned in the video are below if you want to check out the sponsors and shops! Erin Condren Day Designer PenGems Crystal Pens Tombow Dokibook The Reset Girl The Planner Society Dots and Dash Co Thumb Prints Co Craft and Quill Creating & Co Inspirational Junkies Scraptastic Club My Pen For You LimeLife Planners Virgo and Paper Nicole Alexia Designs Paper Source Margaret Mitchell House Gift Shop Hope you’re all having a wonderful week!    

  • Travel

    Meet Minnesota Makers at the Lowertown Pop

    If you’re looking for some fun shopping this weekend, mark your calendar for the Lowertown Pop. It’s one day only: Saturday April 9th, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM held at the historic Union Depot in St. Paul. Lowertown Pop is a Minnesota maker market featuring more than 50 local artisans and craftspeople – brewers, bakers, distillers, artists, musicians and more. For planner and stationery junkies like me, be sure to check out cards from Muddy Mouth Cards and Bruno Press, and Scrappy Products for cute pencil cases like the one below. The little shot glass is from Blue Henn. I think the Minnesota graphic is really cute! I attended the preview event for local bloggers and…

  • Work Life

    11 Places that Offer Free or Low Cost Classes for Adults

    As someone who loves to learn new things, the crisp, fall back-to-school weather reminds me it’s time to tackle a new skill. I got to thinking about all of the places I’ve taken classes over the years. If you’re a lifelong learner too, maybe you’ll find a new place on this list to check out and feel inspired to learn something new. Who knows what you could accomplish during the next school term! What skills to learn, books to read or subjects to study are on your life list? Here are 11 places worth checking out: Adult Community Education Programs – Most school districts offer courses for adults on topics such as cooking,…

  • Travel

    The Minnesota State Fair Starts Today!

    Hello Friends! The Minnesota State Fair starts today! (Whoop whoop – Thumbs up for Fair food). If you’re heading out to the Fair and love handmade cards and scrapbooking, be sure to take a peek inside the Creative Arts building on Cooper street next to the Snelling avenue entrance. There are all sorts of beautiful and artistic items made by local crafty folks.  The variety of styles and mediums is so fun to see.  This is the 12×12 “Vacation” category page I am showing this year: I took these photos on a trip to Costa Rica.  There really were “Iguanas Everywhere” – in every size, shape and color! Where is your favorite place…