i am…A work at home mom, former coffee addict turned tea addict (ok I'm still addicted to coffee), writer who lives in this semi-large town in arkansas, is strapped always to her iPhone, Litfuse nester and is a sinner saved by grace. Dirty diapers, books, running (or not), paper loving, instagrams, messes, lover of one. Welcome to my world.
Category Archives: scrapbooking
I love getting mail (as sad as it sound, I stalk my mail man daily—poor guy). There isn’t much of a selection of fun stationary here in my smallish town (I’m limited to whatever Target has), so generally I’m stuck with notebook paper and very boring white envelopes. One fabulously rainy day, in the middle of writing all my letters, I ran out of envelopes and quite frankly was a little tired of the white of the envelopes. So . . . I decided to make my own out of magazine pages (because I’m a pack rat and can’t throw away my magazines—it’s the sad truth).
Magazines, packing tape, and some kind of label—I used a “My Name Is” label, but you can use anything you have on-hand.
Take your magazine and find a page. Tear it out. Fold it about 3/4 of the way up and tape both sides closed so you have a pocket of sorts.
Take the remaining 1/4 of your page and fold the corners down.
After putting your letter in the pocket, fold top portion down and tape close (it will resemble a “real” envelope).
Flip your envelope over and stick the label on the front. Address. Stamp. Send.
See? Easy peasy. I also like getting old children’s books from the Salvation Army and using the pages for envelopes. How fun would it be to get lots of old Christmas books and use their pages to send your Christmas cards in a homemade envelope!
Be sure to link up with any envelopes you make with this tutorial! I’d love to see your creations!! You can also Instagram them to me. I’m @krummcake.
I am so excited about Project Life this year! Last year I had started Project Life, but had gotten so behind and was making it so much harder then it actually was, that I had to learn to let go and be ok with that (you can read that story here). This year, I’m excited for new, fresh beginnings.
This year I’m going in with a better plan. For one, I’m going to purchase a core kit — something I didn’t do last year which I think, with my schedule, made the project to time consuming. I have my eye on the seafoam kit. I love the colors. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to go with a seafoam album or not. I’m thinking I’m just going to stick with a black American Crafts album.
I’ll also be following this gal. She is the height of inspiration for this project (and one of the only blogs I still follow).
Are you going to be doing Project Life this year? What’s your plan?
Let me start out by saying. I love project life. It’s so inspiring, so beautiful. I love it. I’m pretty sure Elsie’s is my favorite (but come on… really? It’s Elsie!)
I started out this year with good intentions. I even have up to like week 16 maybe almost finished except for the pictures, but I stopped.
So why did I quit? Frustration maybe? Frustration that I never had time to finish a week — it was more of waiting 7 weeks and trying to mad scramble to get caught up. I’m pretty sure I did get caught up in a weekend — and then I’d fall back behind.
I didn’t have a good game plan starting out. I thought I just wanted to use what I had on hand, but then I realized what I had on hand was mismatched, didn’t got together, and was horribly uninspiring. So I’d make an order (because here in Fort Smith, Arkansas my scrapbooking supplies is limited to Hobby Lobby, Target, and Michael’s). Then I’d wait on those. Then the mad dash to catch up. And I’d realize I couldn’t print my photos out via my home computer because honestly? They sucked. I have a terrible home printer.
Since most of my photos are taken with Instagram and on my phone, I would have to send off to some fancy dancy printer in order to get the prints “not cut off” — again Fort Smith is pretty limited to their photo places. Which is more money, and time waiting.
So maybe it is terrible that I gave this up. It’s one of my most favorite projects that’s out there in scrapbook land. I just — don’t have the time. That’s what it breaks down to. However, not all is lost. Remember me saying I take all my photos on my phone? Well, I’m doing something I told my sister I’d never ever do. I’m turning to e-scrapbooks. I’m currently saving my dollars (no, really I am) for a blurb book. I’m kinda extremely excited about it.
To say I’m excited about THIS way of documenting my family’s year is an understatement
What about you? How do you document?
I am seriously loving this project. I really wanted to buy the core kit and pages, however, I have product coming out of my ears, so I thought it might be better to first try to use up what I actually have.
I wanted to keep it fairly simple. I’m using kraft paper and adding in black, white, and gold (what is this new obsession with gold?! I’m loving it.) Currently working on week one and thinking I’m going to need to add some color. I’m loving the mustard color and maybe some teal… Mmmm… I’ll have to figure out what papers I can find (and where). I’m loving chevron and herringbone so I’m hoping to find some fun papers in colors I want.
Products used: three papers and overlay used from Elsie Blaha paper kits, kraft paper from Hobby Lobby (I painted the lines), old vellum envelope from Post Office, butterfly punch Martha Steward, Thicker letter brand, tags from Hobby Lobby, family picture taken by CH3 Studios.
I know, I know. This is really late. But at least I’m actually getting it done The Krumm 2011 Mini Album: July