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#PJScavengerHunt2021 – List of prompts

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After watching Dani Buttons on YouTube, I decided to create my own scavengerhunt for those who enjoy planners and journals.  Whether you use these in your weekly spreads or create a new scavenger hunt journal, this ultimately should be a fun way to ‘scavenge’ through you items and perhaps even rediscover some of your treasures.

I thought it might be easier to compile the list of prompts for my #pjscavengerhunt2021 here.  I’ve also include the ‘rules’ if you can even call it that.  Enjoy the scavenger hunt and have fun!

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Journaling Challenge for January 2020

Last year, I made myself a dupe for the Hobonichi A6 Daily planner using Happy Planner supplies.  My ‘Midi’ Happy Planner is bigger than a micro but small than a mini. Continue reading “Journaling Challenge for January 2020”

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Easy DIY Notebook: Use your 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Paper Pad Fan

Hi, my name is Johanna and I love scrapbooking paper pads.  Whew… there, I said it.  Usually, it’s the 12 x 12 inch paper pads that I go for (especially double sided paper pads).  But for some reason, I have quite a few 6 x 6 inch paper pads.  I think that I’ve picked them up because they are cute but honestly, they aren’t really functional for what I use them for (my Traveler’s Notebooks).

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DIY Happy Planner Vertical Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series

Happy Planner 2020 Release

Although I haven’t seen any sneak peaks on YouTube or Instagram, I’m fairly confident that within the next few weeks, we’ll see all the new January – December 2020 Planners and corresponding sticker books. Continue reading “DIY Happy Planner Vertical Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series”

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20+ Ideas/Ways to use your Happy Planner Notebooks

Happy Planner Happy Notes

I might have mentioned once, or twice, or a hundred times that I love stationary.  Back to school season (even though I’m not in school, a teacher, or have children in school) is one of my favorite seasons.  All of the pens, paper, markers, and notebooks!  It’s a stationary nerd’s paradise.

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DIY Happynichi Laminated Traveler’s Notebook Style Cover

Laminated Traveler’s Notebook Cover

I’ve been making Traveler’s Notebook covers for quite some time now.  I make covers for Mini Happy Planners, Starter Budget kits, and B6 Traveler’s Notebook sets for my Etsy shop.  However, the size of a Happy Planner Half Sheet (Happynichi) proves to be more challenging.  The challenge comes in because of the size of the Happy Planner, letter or legal sized laminating sheets don’t really work.

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DIY Crochet Bow/Flower Clip

Do-It-Yourself

I enjoy crafting and being creative.  I think I use it as an outlet as my regular, full-time job is so structured.  Over the years, my crafting projects have changed in scope and scale.  I used to love scrapbooking and Hawaiian quilting.  Now I am more into crochet and paper crafts.

I think the Do-it-yourself (DIY) aspect of crafting has always been fascinating to me.  I enjoy trying to figure out how to make things that I see on Pinterest, Instagram, and in stores.  Sometimes the drive to DIY a project is due to lack of sourcing the actual product (Happy Planner items are EXCEEDINGLY difficult to source here in Hawaii).  Sometimes the drive to DIY a project is cost.  Sometimes the drive to DIY a project is simply challenging your skills and creativity.

#MissMakerMarchChallenge

Since starting a YouTube channel several months ago, I’ve done several DIY projects revolving around the Happy Planner system.  I ADORE the disc bound planner system for one main reason:  the ability to customize your planner (and conversely) and your accessories.

A YouTube friend (Tameka from @pastriespumpsandpi )of mine put out a #MissMakerMarchChallenge (#MissMaker is a girl in the Happy Planner line-up).  Each week she would be doing a DIY project on her channel and put it out in the universe that if anyone was interested in joining, all they needed to do was use the #MissMakerMarchChallenge hashtag.  As soon as I saw her Instagram post, I knew I would be participating.

This will be the first blog post that highlights my ‘entries’ into the challenge.  Check out my YouTube Video below and follow along with my quick and easy tutorial.  I show how to make your own crocheted bow or crocheted flower and then turn it into a planner clip.

My goal is to have a blog post for each of the DIY projects I have on my channel.  I’ll list the supplies used as it’s easier to list things in a blog post than in the description box of my video.

Materials used in the video:
  • 4-ply yarn in any color (any weight yarn could be used but the thicker the yarn, the thicker the final results)
  • Crochet hook (I used a J, 6mm for tutorial purposes but I’d recommend a G, 4mm hook size)
  • Paperclip
  • E600 or super glue (as mentioned, a hot glue can be used but isn’t as permanent as E600)
  • Scissors
  • Optional:  Button or gem for crocheted flower center.