About Kara

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Hello there! My name is Kara Haupt and I Just Might Explode is my personal blog. I blog about my life, art school, the things I make and sell online, music, and how to live an ever evolving creative life.

I live in a little apartment in Portland, Oregon with my  best friend, Steph and a kitty named Pip Luke-Haupt.

I’m a blogger, designer/design student, and photographer. I create online scrapbooking, art journaling, and photography classes for my appropriately named site, Classes Kara Made.

Back story: I’ve grew up in Boise, Idaho and then moved to Brooklyn, New York for art school in 2010. You can read about some of those adventures here. I then changed my mind and decided to take off a semester of school and move to Portland, Oregon with my best friend at the beginning of 2012. I’m a firm believer that evolving and changing your mind and following your dreams is the best way to live.  I currently go to an art school for Communication Design. I like feminism, Starbucks’ iced coffee (no sweetener!), Jonathan Safran-Foer, and Netflix. I started being creative as a teenager when I scrapbooked and worked for various scrapbooking design teams then switched my focus to photography and then now to design. It’s been a fun ride.

I am also the designer behind decalLOVE, a whimsical Etsy shop full of home decor decals.


If you have a question or just want to say hi, pop on over to my contact page or send me an old fashioned email at . I also created a FAQ if you have a burning question!

Disclosure Statement: This is a for profit blog. On occasion, I will review a sponsored product, but I will always disclose it as sponsored content. The opinions expressed are solely my own and based on my experience.