Here are a few things I'm enjoying lately:
My baby envelope template from Paper Source. Baby envelopes are the perfect size for little notes and gift tags. Last spring I bought a bunch of 6"x6" paper on Etsy. I got the paper for super cheap and a lot of it is gorgeous. I was able to use some of it in mini-books, but there are only so many mini-book pages one girl can make. As it turns out, a baby envelope kit is super useful for someone with many 6×6 sheets of paper.
One Thing Notes. These sticky notes are from Pretty Bitter. I use them to mark the last page of my reading assignments for school. While I'm reading, I like to pretend I only have one thing to do that day. Also, it's nice to read something that makes me smile or laugh, instead of making me want to pull out my hair. I had been planning to post about them here today, but I saw them on Design for Mankind yesterday.
Regina Spektor. Maybe I'm a little slow to this, but I just discovered Regina Spektor's song Samson. Ok, so I didn't discover it. It was in my iTunes because a friend of mine included it on her mix cd birthday present to me. In January. And I loved the mix, so I must have loved the song back then. A few days ago I was listening to one of those "genius" playlists iTunes puts together (this one was for Tegan and Sarah's Call It Off) and Samson started playing. Since then, it's play count has increased by about 100. awesome. What you're seeing in the photo is the line "you are my sweetest downfall," from the song. It's part of a mini-book I update whenever I'm inspired by a song or its lyrics. Call It Off got its own page in the book, too.
October Mosh Posh Kit: It has that sweet butterfly chipboard book. I have no idea what to do with it, but I'm sure I'll figure somehthing out. And it has butterfly patterned paper. Those cursive alphabet stickers I used in my mini-book are also from the same kit. Most importantly, I love those two sheets of patterned paper from 29th Street Market. When I saw this calendar on Etsy, I thought about asking what paper was used for the background and wondered if it was hand printed. Later that day, I came home to the new Mosh Posh kit and saw the same paper inside.
Take Out Photo. Maybe you've noticed the new Grey Moggie banner (look up!). And the cool little photo grid in this post (and also in this one). I got Photoshop Elements last spring and had heard great things about it. Sadly, I could not figure it out and never took the time to read any of the guides that came with the program. Somehow, I stumbled upon Take Out Photo and learned how to make those awesome photo grids, and to add text to photos. It's so easy; I can't believe it took me so long.
Thursday night dinner at home with Mr. Moggie. Yum.