Large Stickers in a Planner Spread

Hi There!  It’s Before the Pen time again.  For February I used large stickers on a planner spread and really liked how it turned out.

Make a Bold Statement with Large Stickers

Most stickers sold to be used in planners are small, often meant to be used as bullets for daily to dos.  I am drawn to the bold statement large stickers make, so I decided to give them a try in my planner.  Totally love how it turned out.

Large stickers

These stickers are clear, so there is an airy look to them.  However their bold colors and large size make a statement.

There is still enough room to add photos and write in to dos, so these large stickers totally work in my planner.

Sometimes I get trapped in the “I have to stay inside the box” mentality when decorating my planner, so using large stickers was a creative break through for me.  They helped me break out of the “inside the box” way of thinking, and be more creative.

February Before the Pen

In the middle of winter we all need to remember summer is coming, so I decided to add a bit of summer to winter in my planner.

Bring a Bit of Summer into Winter

Flamingos are the perfect winter pick me up, because they scream summer!

Flamingo Planner spread

I love this flamingo theme collection, because the oversize labels work great with my big MAMBI planner.  The coordinating stickers, along with a few flamingo stickers create the perfect accents.

Hearts and Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Hearts and flowers say Valentine’s Day, so this collection is perfect for Valentine’s Day week.

Hearts for Valentine's Day

 

The flower and tiny heart accents are perfect for this Valentine’s Day spread.  I created little clusters using a flower heart, gold metallic heart, and a micro sticker flower.  Additionally, puffy hearts are dotted around the page.

Winter Fun

Ready for a bit more winter, I decorated this spread with winter themed scrapbook paper.  Here’s a link to some other planner spreads done with the same paper collection.

Winter Fun

 

I cut rectangles from a couple 12×12 sheets, and a few from a 6×6 sheet, then fussy cut shapes from the remaining paper to use as embellishments.

Large Stickers on a Planner Spread

For the last week in February I used large stickers to decorate my planner.  I love these large stickers, but wasn’t sure how they would look in my planner.

Large stickers

My 2018 Big MAMBI planner is perfect for these large stickers.  These large stickers look great in my planner, because they make a bold statement.

Happy Planning!

Supplies Used

Below are the planner products I used.  To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items below.  I personally selected all of the products used in this project.  All products, except the Paper House Productions products, were purchased by me. As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase by clicking on one of the affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog at no cost to you.


MAMBI Planner
Me and My Big Ideas - Create 365 Collection - Planner - Big - Modern Brights - Undated

Flamingo Labels
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Labels - Embrace Today

Embrace Life Stickers
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Planner - Embrace Today

Flamingo Stickers
Paper House Productions - StickyPix Stickers - Flamingos


Everyday Moments Life Labels
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Labels - Everyday Moments

Planner Family Stickers
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Planner - Family

Everyday Moments Puffy Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Puffy Stickers - Everyday Moments with Foil Accents

Flower Micro Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Micro - Flowers with Foil Accents


Floral Hearts
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Floral Hearts

Snow Cute
Simple Stories - Winter Wonderland Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Snow Cute

Warm Winter Wishes
Simple Stories - Winter Wonderland Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Warm Winter Wishes

Bohemian Sticker
Paper House Productions - Clear Stickers - Bohemian - Friends


MAMBI Punch
Me and My Big Ideas - Create 365 Collection - Planner - Big Punch

Paper Trimmer
Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line Portable Trimmer - Blade Style I

Scissors
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Quick Dry Glue
Scotch Adhesive Tacky Acid Free 4 oz Bottle


Double Sided Tape
Tombow - Mono Adhesive Dots Roller - Permanent - Refillable

Adhesive Sheets
Sizzix - 6 x 6 Adhesive Sheet Pack - Permanent - 10 Sheets

 


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More Free Classes for January 2018

Hi!  More free classes have been added to the broadcast list, so here’s an update.

Additional Free Classes for January 2018

Here are some of the free classes offered at CreativeLive.

1. Carve Your Own Stamps

Jan 15 – 16  9:00AM PST

Custom stamps are a great way to add a personal touch to creative projects. Learn how to make your own stamp in Carve Your Own Stamps.

Meagan will teach the fundamentals of how to make your own stamps for printing in this fun and informative class. She’ll demonstrate the complete process for making stamped place and escort cards.

Meagan will also discuss the different types of inks available on the market and which ones are best for printing on paper.

You can register for this free class here.

2. Beginning Stamping – Playing with Ink

January 16th – 17th 9:00am PST

Express your unique style through stamping! In Beginning Stamping – Playing with Ink, Meagan Lewis will teach you the basics behind block printing and color mixing.

Meagan will discuss the components of a good design and tell you which materials will make your stamping process easy, permanent, and professional-looking.

You can register for this free class here.

3. Beginning Stamping – Large-scale printing

January 17th – 18th 9:00am PST

You can add tons of personality and flair to your craft projects with easy-to-make custom foam stamps. Learn how it’s done in Beginning Stamping – Large-Scale Printing with Meagan Lewis.

Meagan will discuss best practices and offer expert tips as she demonstrates the complete process for creating foam-stamped gift wrap.

You can register for this free class here.

4. Stamping with Text

January 18th – 19th 9:00am PST

Custom stamps add handmade elegance to your creative projects. Learn how to make a unique text-based stamp in Stamping with Text.

Meagan will demonstrate the complete custom stamp creation process and show you how to prepare and stamp your own monogrammed favor bags.

You can register for this free class here.

5. Stamping Techniques & Design

January 19 – 20  9:00am PST

Custom stamps give you the freedom to personalize projects in a whole range of ways. In Stamping Techniques & Design, Robert Mahar will teach you everything you need to know to get started with stamping.

Robert will teach you how to use the most effective and easy-to-use tools and inspire you to create dozens of new projects.

You can register for this free class here.

6. Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!

January 21 – 22  9:00am PST

Discover your creativity and celebrate the relationships that matter to you with the beautiful artwork of Close To My Heart!

Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbooking and stamping industry, partnered with CreativeLive to bring you Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!. During this unique event, you’ll learn how to use the Close To My Heart products to create beautiful scrapbook pages, customized cards, handcrafted home décor, inspired digital designs and more!

You’ll get dozens of inspiring project ideas as Consultants and staff members show you how to work with the complete collection of Close To My Heart Products. You’ll get instructions and advice on getting the most out of the Close To My Heart scrapbook supplies and Cricut embellishments.

Tune in for Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!

You can register for this free class here.

7. Exploring Color and Composition

January 30th 9:00am PST

Instructor Mary Jane will guide viewers through useful exercises and practices that help to solve both understanding the color they see and want to recreate, as well as exploring the art of inventing palettes that resonate with expression.

The course will be taught through showing concrete examples and a demonstration that deconstructs the “how to’s” for creating a palette that expresses a mood.

You can register for this free class here.

A bit about CreativeLive

You can watch classes for free at CreativeLive in 2 ways:

  1. Watch the Live Broadcast – these are classes taught live and being recorded for future broadcast.
  2. Watch the Rebroadcast – these are classes that have been recorded and are being rebroadcast.  They start broadcasting at 9am pacific time, then run continuously until 9 am the next day.

Remember to click the “on air” button in the top menu to see a list of the classes you can watch for free. Then just click on the class you want to watch. The classes change at about 9 am pacific time, so visit CreativeLive then to get access to that day’s free broadcasts.

If you find a class you like, you can purchase it just prior or during a broadcast (live or rebroadcast) at a discount. You can then download the class and watch it any time you like. Or you can sign on to your account and stream it anytime.

Suggest you sign up for an account at CreativeLive that way you’ll get a notice when they add new classes to their schedule and use their RSVP reminder service. You can create a CreativeLive account here.

I have found CreativeLive to be a great resource for learning. Hope you will too!

Happy Scrapping!

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Booklet Insert for Cape Cod Flipbook

Hello!  Here is the inside cover and first page in my Cape Cod Flipbook.  I made a booklet insert for the pocket that is both easy to make and functional.

Inside Front Cover

As normal, I have a bunch of photos from a trip to Cape Cod, so I needed to use every page of the Flipbook, including the inside covers.

Wedding Day Flipbook Inside Front Cover

Here’s the inside of the front cover.  The colors and designs are perfect for my Cape Cod mini album, so all I did was add a photo and a couple stickers.

Wedding Day Flipbook Inside Front Cover

We started our trip to Cape Cod by attending a trout fishing weekend for beginners.  Here we are in the fly tying session.  The swirls in the corner look like stylized waves, which is perfect for this trip.  So I just added a photo, then a couple stickers and the page is complete!  By printing the photos with a white boarder I didn’t even have to mat the photo.

Page 1

Here’s page 1 in the Wedding Day Flipbook.

Wedding Day Flipbook Page 1

Again, just perfect for our trip, so I just need to decorate it.

Pocket Decoration

I decided to use the pocket front as a title area, then make a booklet insert for the pocket.

Flipbook Page 1 with Booklet Insert

By adding a few fishing themed stickers, and a title with letter stickers the pocket front was complete in minutes.

Booklet Insert

Here’s the front of the booklet insert.

Flipbook Page 1 with Booklet Insert

This booklet insert is so easy to make.  I just cut a piece of brown cardstock 6 1/4″ by 9 1/2″ using a paper trimmer, then scored it on the 9 1/2″ side with my score board and stylus.  After folding it in half I added a piece of 4″ x 6″ paper from the matching collection, then a sticker at the top.

Flipbook Page 1 with Booklet Insert

I added two 4×6 photos on the inside of the booklet insert, then another on the back.

Flap Open

Here’s what page 1 looks like with the flap open.

Wedding Day Flipbook Page 1

Great for a wedding album, but also perfect for my beach get away.

Flipbook Page 1 with flap open

Another super fast page to complete, because the pattern in the Wedding Day Flipbook fits so well with my theme.  On the horizontal page I just added a photo printed with a white boarder, then another one on the vertical page along with a couple fishing themed stickers.  Could it be easier than that!

Before and After

Here’s a look at the Flipbook pages before and after I decorated them.

Inside Cover Before

Wedding Day Flipbook Inside Front Cover

Inside Cover After

Wedding Day Flipbook Inside Front Cover


Page 1 Before

Wedding Day Flipbook Page 1

Page 1 After

Flipbook Page 1 with Booklet Insert


Flap Open Before

Wedding Day Flipbook Page 1

Flap Open After

Flipbook Page 1 with flap open


This blog post is part of a series of posts showing how I customized the Wedding Day Flipbook into a mini album for a beach trip.  You can find all the posts in the series here.

More examples of finished Flipbook mini albums are here.

Happy Scrapping!

Supplies Used

I used the products listed below to create this Cape Cod mini album.  To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items.  I personally selected each item used.  All products, except the Paper House Productions products, were purchased by me.  As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking one of the product links.  Thank you for supporting my blog at no cost to you.


Wedding Day Flipbook
Paper House Productions - Flipbook - Craftable Interaction Album - Wedding Day

Wedding Day Collection
Paper House Productions - Wedding Day Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Crafting Kit

Snap Shots

Beach Cardstock Stickers


Clear Cuts
Paper House Productions - Clear Stickers - Beach

Chalk Board Stickers

Fishing Stickers
Paper House Productions - Fishing Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Gone Fishin'

Paper Trimmer
Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line Portable Trimmer - Blade Style I


Scissors
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Scissors
Fiskars - Our Finest Scissors Collection - Number 5 Stitcher Scissors

Paper Piercing Tool

Double Sided Tape
Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Double Sided Tape


Glue
Scotch Adhesive Tacky Acid Free 4oz Bottle

Score Board
Scor-Pal - Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring and Scoring Board - 12 x 12

Stylus
McGill - Paper Blossoms Collection - Tool Kit

Bone Folder
Fiskars - Bone Folder


Ruler
Tim Holtz - Tools - Design Ruler

Brown Pen

Mechanical Pencil
Zebra Eco Jimnie Clip Mechanical Pencil

Eraser
Prismacolor Magic Rub Eraser


My Favorite Travel Camera

My Favorite Travel Lens

Favorite Printer

My Favorite Waterproof Camera


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Christmas Memory Planner

Hi! Loving my memory planner as a way to record Christmas memories.  This year the entire month of December became Christmas memory planner pages, because the month started out with a trip to Universal Orlando and Disney World.  My memory planner is a great way to capture the holiday season and this fun trip!

Alternative to December Daily

The month of December in my memory planner is a great alternative to a December daily, because it takes the stress of out taking daily photos.  If I have a photo great, I add it, but if I don’t then I journal about the day.

Christmas Memory Planner

I don’t feel like I have to do a fancy layout on my Christmas memory planner pages, so the whole process of recording the week goes so much faster.  Plus I’m not doing a full page everyday, just a section in my memory planner, so it’s much faster.  Christmas memory planner pages frees me up to do more story telling in a fun way, because the pages and process are so much less formal than pocket pages.

Christmas Memory Planner

Additionally, the month at a glance page gives me a view of the entire Christmas season, while the weekly pages capture the highlights in only 5 spreads.  Oh so much simpler for me than doing a December daily.

A Fun Trip then Christmas at Home

A friend who lives in FL has encouraged me to see the parks at Christmas for several years, so I decided this is the year!  It was fun to spend some time with her and to see the parks all decorated for the holidays.

Christmas Memory Planner Month at a Glance

What a month full of fun!  Love how the month at a glance page shows the highlights of the month in one spread.  Overtime my approach to memory keeping in my memory planner has evolved.  I find that I now place fewer photos in my planner which allows more room to journal.  I want to save not only the photos, but the story behind them.

Christmas Memory PlannerThe Christmas Joy planner collection was used to decorate this spread.  The washi really brightens up the page.  Had so much to journal about, but I did find room for a few epoxy and micro stickers.

Travel Week

A week of both getting ready to leave for vacation and being at Universal Orlando.

Christmas Memory Planner

A time to tying up loose ends at home, then total fun the second half of the week.  The Travel collection works perfect for both getting ready and my first few days at Universal Orlando.  The oversize labels provide plenty of room to journal, while the globes say Universal!

Universal then Disney

Oh what a fun way to start the holiday season!  A few more days at Universal, then off to meet up with my friend at Disney.  Love all the special touches at the parks for the holidays.

Christmas Memory Planner

The Christmas Joy collection is perfect.  Love all the gold stars!  The pockets are great for storing memorabilia from the trip.  I accented the pockets with epoxy stickers and puffy stickers.  The gold rice paper stickers along with the washi add a lot of fun to this spread.  Micro stickers scattered around the spread add a bit of whimsy.

Homeward Bound

Two wonderful weeks in FL, then it’s time to head home.  Back to the reality of life and getting ready for Christmas at home, which included watching a few of my favorite Christmas movies.

Christmas Memory Planner

The Christmas Joy collection decorates this spread.  I selected the multi color embellishments for this week, then added a few micro sticker clusters.  The epoxy snowflakes and stars add a bit of dimension to the spread.

Christmas Fun at Home

Love capturing all the fun things we did on my Christmas memory planner pages.  A TV show featured a near by house, so we had to stop over for a look at their Christmas display.

Christmas Memory Planner

Red and green will always be the colors of Christmas to me, so I decorated the Christmas eve page in bright red from the Christmas Joy collection.  Rice paper stickers form the boarder under the dates, while washi creates the boarder at the top and bottom.  Aren’t those snowflake pockets beautiful!  Flake stickers, with a micro sticker gold box form the larger clusters.  Combined a puffy sticker with a couple micro stickers to label Christmas eve, then framed “December” with a sticker from the collection, a micro sticker and a couple puffy stickers.

Like Kids on Christmas Morning

We woke to one of those magical snow falls on Christmas morning.  Three inches of snow covered everything, even the tiniest branch.  What a wonderful start to Christmas Day!  Yes, we were up early opening presents in our PJs.  Later in the week, as the temperatures dropped to single digits, I was sure to get my donation to the food pantry.

Christmas Memory Planner

Christmas green and holly from the Christmas Joy collection decorate the last week of the year.  Love those holly pockets.  Scattered around the spread are clusters of holly, Christmas trees and packages created from micro stickerspuffy stickers and stickers from the collection.  Just love the large epoxy sticker holly next to “December.”  And of course I had to add the holly rice paper sticker at the top along with the tree rice paper sticker at the bottom.

My Christmas memory planner pages are the perfect keepsake!

Happy Planning!

 

Supplies Used

Below are the planner products I used on these memory planning spreads. To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items below.  I personally selected all of the products used in this project.  All products, except the Paper House Productions products, were purchased by me.  As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase by clicking on one of the affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog at no cost to you.


My Planner
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Planner - Make Every Day Great

Christmas Joy
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Labels - Christmas

Epoxy Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Epoxy Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents

Puffy Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Puffy Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents


Micro Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Micro - Christmas with Foil Accents

Pockets
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Stick-On Pockets - Christmas

Rice Paper
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Rice Paper Stickers - Borders - Christmas

Washi
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Washi Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents


Flake Stickers
Paper House Productions - Flakes - Cardstock Stickers - Christmas

Epoxy Clips
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Epoxy Clips - Christmas

Puffy Clips
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Puffy Clips - Christmas

Travel Planner Stickers
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Planner - Travel


Travel Planner Labels
Paper House Productions - Cardstock Stickers - Labels - Travel


Indian Ink Pen
Faber-Castell Mix and Match Collection Pitt Artist Pens Essential 4 Piece Set

Mechanical Pencil
Zebra Eco Jimnie Clip Mechanical Pencil

Eraser
Prismacolor Magic Rub Eraser

Scissors
Fiskars - Our Finest Scissors Collection - Number 5 Stitcher Scissors


Storage Container

Craft Mat
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

Paper Trimmer
Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line Portable Trimmer - Blade Style I

Paper Piercing Tool


Scissors
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Double Sided Tape
Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Double Sided Tape

Glue
Scotch Adhesive Tacky Acid Free 4oz Bottle

Ruler
Tim Holtz - Tools - Design Ruler


My Favorite Travel Camera

My Favorite Travel Lens

Favorite Printer

My Favorite Waterproof Camera


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Flipbook Prep and Cover Alter

Hello!  The weathered wood look and colors of the Wedding Day Flipbook are perfect for our trip to Cape Cod.  So this time I altered a Wedding Day Flipbook to hold our photos from a beach trip.  Here are the details of the flipbook prep and the cover alter.

Wedding Day to Cape Cod Flipbook

The colors of the Wedding Day Flipbook remind me of the beach at Cape Cod, so it was natural for me to select this Flipbook to house our Cape Cod photos.  Paper House Productions - Flipbook - Craftable Interaction Album - Wedding Day

Because the colors match my theme perfectly, this album didn’t require as much alteration as my Disney Flipbook.

Flipbook Bindings

Flipbooks are available with two different binding styles.  The more common mini album style binding shown above can be purchased here, while the version sold at Michael’s stores has a post binding.

Flipbook Cover

I decided to feature the post binding in this project, but will link to the mini album binding in the supplies list.  The only difference is the post binding requires a bit of prep, while the mini album binding does not.  All of my alterations to the Flipbook are the same for both binding styles.

Flipbook Prep

Flipbook Prep

The Wedding Day Flipbook sold at Michael’s comes with 2 pages of stickers, which need to be removed from the binding.

Opening the Binding

Opening the binding is really easy.  First open the flap covering the posts.

Flipbook Prep

Then unscrew the screws from the posts using a small screwdriver.

Flipbook Prep

Now remove the two sticker sheets.  I’ll save these stickers for another project, because this Flipbook will have a beach theme.

Flipbook Prep

You can now put the screws back or you can remove posts.  I chose to remove the posts because that allows me to work on each page separately.

Flipbook Prep

I reattached the screws to the posts, so I wouldn’t loose them.  These posts will be replace with longer ones, because I am adding additional flaps to my flipbook.

Cover Alter

I love the colors and worn wood look of this cover.  And the colors remind me of Cape Cod, but the title “Sweet Love” doesn’t really fit.

Flipbook Cover

I decided to alter the cover by adding an embellishment which covers the title.

Flipbook Cover Alter

I selected this chalk board sticker, because it is large enough to cover the Flipbook title and it fits my beach theme.  Then I applied some white letters from my stash to create the title of my album.  Easy peasy!

This blog post is the first in a series of posts showing how I customized the Wedding Day Flipbook into a mini album for a beach trip.

More examples of finished Flipbook mini albums are here.

Happy Scrapping!

Supplies Used

I used the products listed below to create this Cape Cod mini album.  To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items.  I used the post binding sold at Michael’s stores. The flipbook link below is to the mini album style binding, which can also be used.  I personally selected each item used.  All products, except the Paper House Productions products, were purchased by me.  As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase by clicking on one of the affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting my blog at no cost to you.


Wedding Day Flipbook
Paper House Productions - Flipbook - Craftable Interaction Album - Wedding Day

Wedding Day Collection
Paper House Productions - Wedding Day Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Crafting Kit

Snap Shots

Beach Cardstock Stickers


Clear Cuts
Paper House Productions - Clear Stickers - Beach

Chalk Board Stickers

Fishing Stickers
Paper House Productions - Fishing Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Gone Fishin'

Paper Trimmer
Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line Portable Trimmer - Blade Style I


Scissors
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Scissors
Fiskars - Our Finest Scissors Collection - Number 5 Stitcher Scissors

Paper Piercing Tool

Double Sided Tape
Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Double Sided Tape


Glue
Scotch Adhesive Tacky Acid Free 4oz Bottle

Score Board
Scor-Pal - Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring and Scoring Board - 12 x 12

Stylus
McGill - Paper Blossoms Collection - Tool Kit

Bone Folder
Fiskars - Bone Folder


Ruler
Tim Holtz - Tools - Design Ruler

Brown Pen

Mechanical Pencil
Zebra Eco Jimnie Clip Mechanical Pencil

Eraser
Prismacolor Magic Rub Eraser


My Favorite Travel Camera

My Favorite Travel Lens

Favorite Printer

My Favorite Waterproof Camera


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