Monday, February 23, 2015
Bits of Creative Time...
With all the sweeping, dusting, vacuuming and schlepping I am doing with this downstairs renovation I have NO time to spend in my studio or sewing room. Quite frankly I cannot be in my rooms for all the demolition dust that is in the air. So...I managed to steal a few bits of time here and there and make my own mess. Do you ever save the fronts of cards and then reuse them? I do!!!
I am using lots of cards each week with my Random Acts of Mailing and such that I thought I should use those card fronts. Out came my fancy tapes and blank card stock and paper cutter. Instead of merely have a card front for use...now I have an entire folding card for mailing.
I had fun combining the tapes with the cards and stickers to create "new" cards. I even had a lot of blank cards and envelopes that I combined together.
This is a fun card/tag pocket I found online one day. I am sorry I cannot link as I can't find the source. It begins with one 8 1/2" x 11" piece of double sided paper which results in two tags with pocket holders and a place to write a message. Very clever indeed. Thank you generous person/blog/pinterest (?) who shared this. If anyone knows the link please let me know and I will give full credit where credit is due.
Here is where the note can be written. I embellished with some fancy tape.
Here are the tags I included. One I made very thin intentionally although it could be much wider. This was quick and simple to make and lots of fun to decorate and mail.
I shall be busy with our home project for some time to come. It is a huge and very messy time-consuming project. We are definitely at a no return point. The concrete floor is having to be diamond blade ground clean of mortar and grout and stuff! Mr. C is working very hard and non-stop. Bless this man for how hard he works and in such horrid conditions.
While so many of you are freezing and buried in snow and rain we are merely having wind with colder temperatures. No moisture for us still. Maybe March will bring us much needed snow and rain. Prayers for your safety and warmth. I cannot even fathom how cold it is for so many of you.
The daylight minutes are at least allowing us a little bit longer day...or so it seems. I do love it when we have daylight longer as I feel I have more day to enjoy and accomplish tasks.
May you all enJOY Creative Bliss as February comes quickly to an end...