Sunday, July 31, 2011

52 lists in 52 weeks// week 9

Week 9 list:
Things I am looking forward to.

Some of mine include.....
-shark week (starting tonight!!)
-getting my first paycheck at my new place of work
-getting to see my best friend, who is finally back from England (and whom I haven't seen in about a year!)
-finally seeing the last Harry Potter

Don't forget to post your lists on our flickr group too!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

good news!!!!!!!!!!!!

I FINALLY got a job!!!
It's not a teaching job, but it's a job and I'm excited!!!
(and I start next week!!! couldn't be more excited!)


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

instagram love

I've jumped onto the instagram train. And I LOVE it!!
Thought I'd share my added instagram photos......

Don't forget to add me!!!!!

Name: kelzify


tuesday song love (front porch)

I've loved this band since high school and this song always makes me cry-- but i LOVE it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

mini book diy

A couple of years I had to take a "How to teach Art in Elementary Classes" type class for my major. It was by far one of the best classes I've ever had. I learned so much from my awesome professor and his wife, and I still use what they taught me, including this DIY.
This project is super easy and tons of also doesn't require much! The couple of examples that I am showing in this post are from my art class (types of photography) and one I recently made my boyfriend (coupon book). Hope you enjoy!!

Mini book instructions

cardstock/watercolor paper/thick construction paper
white typing paper/construction paper/scrapbook paper

**materials not pictured include:
masking tape/or other decorative ways to create writing in your book
markers (if you'd like)

Now for the steps!
1. cut your cardstock/watercolor paper (or whatever you want to use...I used watercolor paper) 12 inches long and 4 and a half inches wide:

2. Measure one inch from one end of the watercolor paper.

3. fold in that one inch from the end of the paper

4. after folding that 1 inch in, fold the rest (now 11 inches) of the paper in half

5. now it's time to use some paper for the inside. you can pick regular construction or white printer paper, or you can use scrapbook paper to make it really decorative. your call!
When you cut your paper to fit the inside (remember to leave enough room on the top, bottom, and right side (see below) staple the right side down (about 2-3 times) to ensure the placement of the paper. the measurements i used for my "loose leaf paper" were 5 inches by 4 inches.

6. now its time to really make your pages pretty! i used masking tape and sharpies

-since I made this a coupon book for my boyfriend, I used the masking tape to write on and the sharpies to print on. some things i put in the book were "you win this fight", "foot massage", and "you get the remote tonight". i also used a pen and wrote a description on the back of the pages (including the limit of times each coupon could be used).

7. Last and final step: put velcro on that one inch flap we made

Ta-da. you now have a mini book to do whatever you'd like with. if you make one, i'd love to see what you did, so please post in the comment section a link to your creation!!!!

I also made a video tutorial to help illustrate..... i'll just go ahead and apologize for the bad lighting, my dorkiness and bad hair/make-up day too!!!


5 loves on monday

How is it that Mondays always come so fast? A little love and happiness to hopefully snap you out of any Monday blues you might be encountering:

1. Amazing literature shirts

2. love the beatles hey jude? then youll love this!

found here

3. 6 awesome ways to use binder clips ( besides their normal uses of course)

4. these beautiful paper flowers made from all sorts of materials (and more)

5. this gorgeous lantern photo:

found here