Saturday, July 2, 2011

Just Moved Postcards

I had what I thought was a good idea, but a quick Google search showed I wasn't the first to think of it. I decided to go ahead and make these "just moved" postcards anyway, since I'm not selling them, I'm not hurting anyone. Also, I get extra points for actually using one of the boxes I packed my stuff in! ;)
There's my weak attempt at photo styling again..I love love LOVE this airmail pouch! The postcards were super simple to make. I ripped a cardboard box into several pieces, roughly 4x6 inches each. The front has my new address, "Fragile" written with a sharpie and a "Handle with care" stamp.
The back has part of the room name (to make the cardboard look more like a moving box) and a label stamp with the recipients' address. Then, of course, the top right hand corner is for the stamp.
It was so nice to finally sit down and make something! I also got a chance to finally use the die I bought from Lifestyle Crafts & it's the perfect size to package up my mini cards and tags! Best purchase ever!
The chipboard is recycled (everytime we get a shipment of wrapping paper at Papyrus, it comes with this piece of chipboard, which cut up gives me 6 boxes). Twine is also from Papyrus and I used yet another stamp from this awesome Cavallini set. I only had a chance to snap a couple of pictures before my camera died (no idea where the charger is) so I'll have to wait to share my small camera collection.

Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone! I'm planning on going to the harbor to watch fireworks with a couple of friends. This will be my first "outing" since I moved- can't wait!

Goal Recap

It's been more than 2 months since I made my goal list and I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't gotten very far with it! I moved, but I've had some unexpected car expenses so my apartment won't be completely furnished & decorated for a while.

#2. Get a new hairstyle- done! I always get a new hairstyle/ color after a breakup. It's a cheaper form of therapy! ;) I got a keratin treatment so my hair isn't crazy frizzy anymore! Also got lighter blonde highlights and some red lowlights.
#9. Pay off credit card; work on school loan- credit card is paid off! The car stuff kind of derailed my efforts in paying my school loan but I'm happy that that's the last of my debt.

#11. Draw more- so far I've only drawn this, but have plans for some Dragon Age themed art.. :)

#16. Get 50 followers on my blog- done! Thank you all for helping me with this one!

#21. Get rid of all craft supplies I no longer use- making progress with this one by sending some out to Sandi, who won my giveaway. (Should be sent out by Tuesday!) I'm planning on taking pictures of everything I want to get rid of and posting it to see if anyone wants to buy anything- all proceeds will be going towards furnishing my apartment!
 #23. Get rid of all junk/ clutter in my apartment- this one is harder than I thought. I tried to sell some stuff at the flea market but only made $45 and only got rid of a couple small things so it's still as cluttered as ever here- actually more so since I don't have all my furniture & can't unpack everything until then.

#25. Start camera collection- made the most progress with this, after all, spending money is pretty easy! Will be adding pictures soon!

I definitely have a long way to go and I actually have lots more goals since I just moved, but I think I'll have to make a seperate list: "Things To Do in Baltimore". I've only been here a month but I absolutely love it! Everyday I find a new reason that I made the right choice in moving here. I hope to have some pictures to show you early next week!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Giveaway Winner

I'm back! It took forever to get settled & unpacked & get my Internet set up & deal with some work issues & I'm still not completely done (don't expect an apartment tour until maybe November) but ready to get back to blogging & crafting! & I can't wait to catch up on the blogs I've missed reading!

This is long overdue, but the winner to my giveaway is: Sandi! Please email me your address so I can send you your goodies! & the rest of you that entered, you can also email me your addresses & I'll send you a lil' something too! :)

Got some errands to run now (oil change, ugh) but I will be back later with a recap on my 26 Before 27!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Hey guys,

Just a quick note to let you all know that I'm still in the process of moving (new apartment had some repairs that needed to be done before I move in so I had to move all my stuff to my parents' for storage & stay there until the big move...then the morning I was supposed to move everything I woke up with a fever so it ended up taking way longer to transport everything...) and have extremely limited internet access. So, I will be picking a winner for my giveaway & will be back to regular programming shortly! I'm hoping a week from now, the latest. I'm also planning on doing a monthly recap on my 26 before 27 as soon as I get settled. See you all soon!

Pugs & kisses,
Milena (& Cinnamon)