Monday, January 17, 2011

Envelope Wraps

At Christmas I worked on a little project that I thought was really fun.  I made a few personalized note cards for some friends and included some coordinating envelopes and envelope wraps. Thanks Barb and Irene for being my guinea pigs! Sorry, I forgot to take photos of those wraps, but here is my Valentines version.  The original idea came from my friend Mish.  She made some of these and posted them on her blog a while back.  She does some amazing handcrafted work.  My version is a much simpler, digital version, but I really like the idea of these envelope wraps.  I think they are a trendy, updated version of return address labels.  And, the best part is you can customize them to whatever holiday or occasion you want.  You can either leave them blank and fill the address in by hand, or use your computer to fill them for you.  Either way, these would be fun to get in your mailbox wouldn't they?

Thursday, January 13, 2011


My friend Bevie challenges us every year to come up with a word of the year.  This year she mentioned the word FOCUS and listed the following -

F - Finish what you start
O - Organize
C - Create
U - Use what you have
S - Simplify

I thought that this word fit me perfectly.  I could stand to focus a little more - okay, a LOT more!  I am the Queen of Being Distracted.  It's why today my beds are still unmade and my bathrooms still need cleaning.  Instead I have been working on a little project that incorporates all the words that my friends have selected for their words for 2011.  Here's the work in progress -

I am still going to tweak it a little and add some embellishments.  I think I would also prefer a black frame, so I'll be pulling out the spray paint at some point.  But, right now I need to FOCUS.  Something tells me that those beds are not going to get made by the bed fairies and the bathrooms aren't going to clean themselves (although someone should invent a self-cleaning bathroom!)  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I know I'm a little late, but since I am also a firm believer in the "better late than never" philosophy I hope y'all will forgive me!!  I just can't seem to get settled into a routine - I have tons of things on my to do list but it seems as if everyday I throw all my good intentions up in the air and they scatter like a deck of cards - then I spend the rest of the day playing 52 Card Pick Up!!  LOL  

I do have a lot of projects brewing in my head - so, don't worry.  I'll be back soon with something fun to share.  In the meantime, Welcome, 2011 - it's going to be a good year!