Monday, January 19, 2015

3 Day Weekends...




I don't know what it is about 3-day weekends, but they make me feel absolutely exhausted when they're over.  Now don't get me wrong... I love 3-day weekends.  It always seems like Saturday is spent playing catch-up, while Sunday you collapse from exhaustion and are unable to finish out what you needed to do over the weekend.  The 3-day weekend allows a person more time to play catch up, while giving plenty of time for rest.  I say this, but of course this isn't how it usually ends up.

It usually ends up I doing very little catching up on the 3-day weekends.  I have all sorts of excuses, but the bottom line is I turn into a slug.

This 3-day weekend was no exception to the rule.  Saturday arrived, and I thought “Oh, I have 2 more days to get all this catch up done!”  So, I did nothing.  I read a little, ate a lot, and didn’t even change out of my pajamas.  Sunday pulled up, and I started doing a little work, but that faint call of “Monday off!” was calling to me, so when I say “I did a little work,” I actually mean “I did very little work.”

Now it is Monday, and I feel exhausted.  I have a “To Do” list that is twice the size as it should be, but all I want to do is spend another day living in my pajamas, reading books, and snacking on backed goods and comfort food.  The world outside is drenched in rain, while fog creeps and engulfs every corner, so I have the perfect excuse to settle in, grab that book, and go for it.  That list can wait until Tuesday.

Happy Lazy Day, Folks!  See you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Make Your Own Notepads



I'm being crafty again.  I know... shocking! But I thought I would have a little fun and create some customized notepads. So here is how I did it...

You'll need binder clips, paper, thicker more decorate paper for a cover and backing, blue, a sponge brush, and a paper cutter (or scissors).  Since I'm not particularly good at cutting in straight lines, a paper cutter always works best for me.





The glue I used was Aleene's Tacky Glue.  It takes longer to dry, but it dries clear and you can peel the sheets from the notepads more cleanly than if you used simply Elmer's Glue.  Also, the glue is thick enough to not slip between the pages and glue more of the surface of the pages - making them unusable.



Cut the sheets of pages to the desired size.  I went fancy and printed images of my wings logo on the pages.







 

I use the sponge brush along the top of the paper (which is bound and held in place by two binder clips) to spread the glue evenly.





Then I just let it sit.  It's best to let it sit for 24 hours - just to be sure.  Once the time has passed, remove the binder clips, and you're ready to go.





I did three different notepads.  The orange one is for me (of course), the purple, swirly, and glittery one is for Mum, and the blue (and equally glittery one) is for Dawn.  The pages inside all have the wings design - only each match the cover color.

And that is how you make customized notepads. 

Happy Wednesday!