Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Envelopes, Australia, Italy...
Now that April and National Letter Writing Month is over I now have a new tool to play with. It is the We R Memory Makers Envelope Punch Board. The name is longer than the entire procedure to make envelopes. Whew! I have made hundreds of envelopes through the years and did not need this tool as I have lots of other ways of creating envelopes. But...I thought this would be fun to have and use. And I got it on super sale! Very easy to do and will make lots of different sizes.
Here is the standard A2 size for cards. These are before I lined the flap with the same paper. I can see lots of fun applications for making matching cards to go along with the envelopes. I am part of a wonderful team who mails Random Acts of Kindness mail to those in need of some cheer. These envelopes should be happy bits in the mail filled with bills or "junk" mail we never request.
From a sheet of paper this is an envelope before folding and securing. Very easy.
From Australia flew this little felt Owl. I have named her Minerva as she is very wise and will watch over me. She has a pin back and I know just where she will reside. Thank you Judy my dear friend. Now please go visit Judy and give her some much needed love as she faces surgery this week. You will be so pleased to see all that she creates in her Australia studio.
This is a beautiful hand created postcard I received from Italy. Thank you Letizia. I love all the layers and dimension you have achieved. Fabulous colors!
Minerva really looks lovely with Letizia's postcard. Both came in the same day's mail. Have you mailed something to someone just because? I am still continuing my surprise mailings however at a much slower pace than April.
Our weather is very Summer like. Warm and dry. Not a cloud of rain to be seen anywhere. I pray for all of California to be safe from fires. This will be a very trying year.
I haven't spent much time in my studio as life has been busy with other matters. I did manage to get outside and do lots of weeding on my hands and knees. Tiny little details that I do so well. Still there are thousands more weeds waiting for me. They grow very fast and I move very slow. I am thankful to have them and sometimes I let them grow just so I can see their lovely little flowers. After all, weeds are merely plants in the wrong places. Mr. C joined me outside and staked up our rose bushes that are heavy with buds and blooms. How are you staying busy as May rolls along? Outdoor activities keeping you busy?
Let's enjoy each day and be present in the moment to fully savor all of it. Creative Bliss my friends...