Hi friends. Boy, did we have fun with that anonymous poster, huh? Thanks for backing me up and for all your nice comments. And you know what? That stupid comment made me really reflect on my life. I kept thinking to myself, *Geez, I'm a just a mom, lay off a little*. And then I thought *I. am. just. a. mom* What a beautiful thing to be. Just a mom. Just a wife. Just a friend. Just another person trying to make it one more day on this beautiful earth. One more ordinary day of my beautiful life. I wouldn't trade my life for anything. I wouldn't miss this crazy ride for nuthin! So if it means we eat cookie dough from a plastic tube, or that we have bologna sandwiches for supper sometimes just so we can sit around the table together....or that we eat hotdogs at the concession stand to support the school.....or that we have leftovers because it's a frugal thing to do.....or that I serve Doritos and gallons of pop to the girls' friends when they come over.....all that matters is that I see my little family smile and say *Mom, you're the best!* That. is. all. that. matters.to. me.
So. With that said, let's get down to crafty business, shall we? Sometimes you just want to do something a little different with your projects. Mix things up a bit. Experiment a little. Today I have a fun idea to show you using my Label Wraps from my Etsy shop.
The Label Wraps are rectangle shaped pieces of thin paper that have adhesive on the back. Think of a giant sticker. They come 5 to a sheet and you just cut the labels apart when the divided lines are. You can stamp on them, do masking techniques, emboss, ect. For today's project, take one Label Wrapper and simply add rectangle pieces of ledger paper. I used a single arrow stamp to add some graphic fun then added *to* and *from* using an ink pen.
To attach to the envelope, peel the backing off the Label Wrap and adhere part of it to the front then wrap around the back of the envelope. Here you can see the front of my envelope with my pretty card made with Nichole's new Year of Flowers: Mums stamp set. The ledger paper on the envelope coordinates with the ledger paper I used as a background for my card.
And here you can see the back of my envelope which is where you can write your return address. Such a fun and unique way to dress up an envelope. The recipient will know it's a good mail day when they see this card coming their way. I also added an envelope liner using Papertrey's envelope liner die and Distressed Dots patterned paper. So fun!
For more fun using Label Wraps, check out this link. It has a continuous showing of all my blog posts using Label Wraps. Hope you enjoy!
Coming soon: There will be a very exciting holiday event happening here on my blog right after Thanksgiving. I am teaming up with a very special friend and crafter extraordinaire that you all love and adore. We've been working very hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun filled holiday season full of crafty goodness. Can you guess who my friend might be?