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Rainbows, Mermaids, Fairies and Unicorns Oh My! So many magical things you can create with this collection that I decided to set up my A5 Robin's Egg planner and my Blush Speckle TN.
 
I wanted my set up to highlight the color yellow so I added the flower ribbon on the side of my TN. I used bits & pieces to decorate my pockets. I placed the "Dream" chipboard sticker vertically using washi tape therefore I can easily remove the letters.
 I always love the side view of my TN. It shows the different layers and how chunky it is.
 I printed a large size fairy (as you can see on the top left) on vellum and laminated it. It will be used as my page marker in my TN. 
I have a really old printer and I noticed that the colors are brighter when I print the images on vellums compare to regular paper.
  I decorated the page before the Month and used it as memory keeping. I added my daughter's picture where she was wearing a "Mermaid Party" T-Shirt and her pink Converse shoes when we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific. What's can be more perfect than that?
 Monthly Layout for August. I used the 4x6 stickers to create my layout.
 Let's take a closer look at my A5 Planner Set Up. I created this adorable dashboard and stuffed my planner pockets with all kinds of magical elements.
Now this is what we planner girls call "Pocket Love"
 Believe that you are something magical.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a magical day. For more inspirations check out my Instagram xoxo_jomelle

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As much as I love the "Dream Big" Collection, I wanted to give some love and special attention to the "Lil' Dude" Collection
 
While everyone is going gaga over unicorns, fairies, rainbows and mermaids, I wanted to use something out of the norm. 
The "Lil' Dude" Collection is perfect since most planner girls don't use boys products in their TN's and planners.
 I decided to use my Typewriter Circles Traveler's Notebook. As always, I created covers for my inserts. I love the robots, video games, trucks, fidget spinners, rubik's cube and so much more.
 
I finally put my Stitch Happy Sewing machine to use. I wanted to add black stitching all around the border of each of my covers. I love how it adds a little bit more detail.
The inside of my covers all have pockets. I cut the length of the papers into the size of my notebook insert but I left the height alone, which is 12 inches.
Then I just folded the bottom part of paper over to create the same height of my notebook insert and voila you now have pockets. 
 
I don't plan to permanently glue my inserts so I can change the covers whenever I want to match the theme I'm going for in the future. 
I am planning to use this Monthly insert all year long. Without gluing the notebook insert to the cover, I will be able to take it out and use it in another TN with a different set up.
Having to use it this way, I can use the pockets in the front and in the back to hold stickers, bits & pieces and other elements I want to use later on.
 Carpe Diem now offer Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Dot Grid and Blank inserts. I can use these covers for each of the inserts, or I can just leave it as it is and use it as pockets when I add them inside my TN.
The front cover is so mesmerizing that all I want to do is stare at this whenever I open my TN. 
 I also wanted to add fun elements in my pockets, but at the same time I didn't want it to be too bulky. I decided to sew more black stitching on some of the elements I chose to add in my pockets.
My "Before the Pen" layout for the month of September. 

 I will be adding some journaling and photos to these pages. 
This was my first time sewing on papers. I still need to work on my stitching so it will be straight, clean and precise. 
Although the "Dream Big" Collection would've been perfect to use to create a set up for August since it's my Birthday month, the "Lil' Dude" Collection is just as sweet, if not sweeter in my TN.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope I was able to inspire you to use more boys products in your planners and TN's in the future.

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Hello Planner Girls. I am thrilled to use the new Monthly TN insert. I am using the Good Vibes Collection for my TN set up. This collection goes really well with the new Cream Dot TN.
 
The first thing I like to do when setting up my TN is to create insert covers. The front cover is usually the main focus when I open my TN. It was a little tough choosing the perfect pattern for my front insert since I like all the designs that came with this collection. I decided to go with the color wash pattern.
 
Even though the color wash pattern paper is good enough by itself, I didn't want to just leave it like that, so I added washi tapes on the top and bottom border. I fussy cut the clipboard with the word "Carpe Diem" from the 4x4 element paper. I then layered it with some die cuts from the bits & pieces.
 It was fun and super easy decorating my TN pockets since everything matches the color wash pattern paper I used to create my front cover. I used combination of chipboards stickers and bits & pieces to stuff my pockets. As always, I used washi tape to help the pieces stay in place.
 I never glue the cover permanently to the insert so I can remove it. I will use this same Monthly insert for my future set up with the new theme. I can change themes as much as I want but still use the same Monthly insert.
My love for creating Monthly layout continues. July monthly layout is full of fun rich colors.
 Are you guys stoke about the new stamps? You guys will love these stamps. They are made for us planner addicts.
I was not a huge fan of stamps at first because I didn't really know how but I kept buying them. I finally decided to use the stamps I bought and the more I use them the more I got better at stamping. So don't be discouraged when using stamps, just keep practicing and you will eventually get better at it.
 
 
 Here is another cover I created. It's very simple but I like it.
There are so many wonderful and exciting new products that are being release for Carpe Diem and Simple Stories this summer. Which product are you most thrilled about? 

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