Make a pocket letter

A pocket letter is like mini scrapbook. This is a cool idea for when you are away (on vacation for a rainy day while at camp) put some of your souvenirs  and photos together send one to yourself and to whoever you wish was with you! I’m sure you can think of many things and ways to fill the pockets. Did you go to the beach? Include some of the sand in a little baggie (like a 1/2 -1 inch size. If you include some small shells be sure to use a bubble envelope.

 

Inspiration station ~Pop-up recipe (?) book

I’m posting this early as I’m sure it takes a while to plan and prepare. Here’s an idea for a Mothers’ day gift or a shower gift for a mom to be (especially if she will make her own baby food).

You can make it for one recipe throughout the book, or make each page a recipe. Either way this would make a great gift full of love for your mom of her, Yours or everyone in the family’s favorite recipe(s).

Even better, is your daughter getting married? Why not make this for her with the family recipes (especially ones passed down) This makes a lovely gift full of love, for anyone. I love the way they include the ingredients with little mini versions of what you need.

Image result for bread; a pop up instructional

Bread: An Instructional Pop-Up Book

Bread: an instructional pop-up book

Image result for bread; a pop up instructional

Image result for bread; a pop up instructional

Search scrapbook Pop up books for inspiration  or for a simpler, not as pretty version (good for school projects)

Magazine rack

This is a neat Idea for college students and those who just moved out on their own Clever Shoebox Upcycle via DIY and Craft Tutorials By cutting two parallel  triangles into a shoebox and folding it in the centre, you can t...and a bit strapped for cash!
Why ever buy another wooden or magazine rack for even $3.99 and up. This one at most if you already bought a pair of sneakers or boots save the box… aside from that you just need to go to a dollar or discount store and get shelf lining paper (or tac paper) to decorate it and there ya go. Also the ones you buy in stores do not always fit the large magazines or other items you may need to fit in it.

 

also good to use as a craft tote just cut a handle into the top! a Quick toolbox for the essential hammer, wrench, screwdriver tape measure and some emergency fuses, flashlight, bulbs, screws, nuts bolts etc.

How to Stay Creative

life hacks: ANY thought you have for anything, Write it sketch it or a bit of both just so you can retain it when it’s more convenient to really write it out, draw or paint it. This is to keep the reminder of the vision you had for it, and to retain it.

I carry some sort of pad with me at all times, (even if it’s just my little palm sized planner, I figured this way when In a bind, I can at least make a quick note or the basic plot idea, character name or poem I got an idea for

 

Here is what I have for my Pocket journal (via amazon) and it literally fits in my back pocket or a tiny purse etc!

 

Here’s a cheaper way to go 

I can even make one for you, $5 (for materials and includes postage) or see if the journal or Post-it pads are of interest to you. Have something  specific in mind,

Tell me what text and colors you want  Zazzle account. 

K3O: Decorative Notecards

Kims knock out Customs

I recently have been making a few note cards of my own by hand (with tape as the design)

You can see one or 2 of the samples in my Etsy shop Plus there is an image of more patterns that would be in the assortment or if you want them all the same.

here’s a larger version of the patterns available

notecard designs