Well, the Monthly Paper Kit - kits are off - in the mail to all my members - yippppeeee! I love making these kits and I hope as much as you guys love receiving them. Thank you all for your emails on the first months' kit - I love getting the feedback.
Now that being said - I struggled a little with my kits this month and I'll tell you why in a minute - and in fact they went out 1 day late because of this struggle (sorry ladies!).
So I promised to remember my NOTES TO SELF next month.
What happened was, like many of us, I purchased the bubble envelopes that I mail these in at the dollar store. They are labeled #4 envelopes which means they are 9-1/2 x 10-1/2 as per the standard for a size 4 envelope. So I purchased them and started to try to insert the kits - which come in plastic containers and are just about 9-1/4" wide into the envelope and guess what - they DID NOT fit! How could that be I wondered. Well I measured the dollar store envelopes and guess what - THEY ARE NOT THE STANDARD #4 SIZE EVEN THOUGH IT IS MARKED ON THE PACKAGING! ugh - So to make sure I was not crazy I went out and purchased more envelopes but this time the #4 from the post office and guess what - they fit perfectly - snug - but I like them snug cause it protects the kit! Lesson learned and NOTE TO SELF: Do not buy dollar store envelopes if the fit is just about right!
So I mentioned 2 NOTES TO SELF that I learned this week. The second one has to do with my white Shiva paint stick. A Shiva paint stick is a creamy, luscious oil pastel stick that I used in my art. So I was using my Shiva paint stick in one of my canvases and was working happily along and making a mess as I usually do but that's okay. The next morning when I got up I noticed that there were little splotches of white all over the floors - everywhere throughout the house. Well I thought the dog had found and dragged something all over - but no - guess what. At the bottom of my foot was the smallest piece of white, creamy, luscious shiva paint - just the tiniest little speck. And apparently I had walked all over the house leaving my creamy white paint everywhere. NOTE TO SELF - before leaving your work area after using a Shiva paint stick - CHECK THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET!
All this to say it was a very busy, but fun, and informative week!
Happy Easter weekend everyone!