Quote about lovely memories

“I will remember your small room, the feel of you, the light in the window, your records, your books, our morning coffee, our noons, our nights, our bodies spilled together, sleeping, the tiny flowing currents, immediate and forever. Your leg, my leg, your arm, my arm, your smile and the warmth of you who made me laugh again.”

—- Quote by Charles Bukowski (found via Tumblr)

I simply love the way this is written.
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Mighty Fast Crafting – The Instant Book

My family and I usually do a yearly giant gift exchange among the cousins. This year I received someone who likes both anime & music, so I wanted to give a mixed CD of songs inspired by one of my favorite animes along with whatever gift I bought. I didn’t want to just attach the CD to a card, so made him a card booklet to hold the CD. It’s sorta like a scrapbook, but much shorter and not as fancy (well the one I made wasn’t fancy at least).

Video tutorial I followed!


Now the video says that instant books can be made with only one sheet of paper. I needed to make my slightly bigger than the width that 1 piece of scrap paper would give me, so I taped 2 sheets together and followed the instructions in the video. Here are my results.

1) My “blue print” & tools in preparation.

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2) Back of envelope I made & “seal” I cut from some scrap paper.

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3) Cover of booklet

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4) I’ll just show the last two pages because I want to show where the CD is stored.

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The “wrapped gift” on top is actually a tab that you pull out to reveal a folder which contains the CD.

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Sorry for my distracting black hoodie in this pic.

On a side note, this was a really cheap project that is still very thoughtful. I didn’t have to buy anything since I had paper lying around the house, 1 sheet of stickers, and basic craft supplies (glue, scissors, ruler, markers, ect.). Hope this inspires you guys for last minute/belated/future presents 🙂

What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

As for myself, I will be watching the clock countdown to 2012 with my family 🙂 Nothing fancy or special, but I just really happy to be near people I love, even if I cannot be with everyone I care about all at once. I am super excited for the New Year! I truly love new beginnings! And as I get older, I realize that time really zooms by. So I really want to try to make an effort this year to make sure I enjoy every second I’m alive and seize the day (while still getting my bio degree in one piece)!

A cutie little video of Zoey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ukelele & guitar singing “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?” Naomi and I literally stumbled upon and messaged each other this link simultaneously.

 

Happy New Year everyone! Good bye 2011, it’s been swell. Hello darling 2012, let’s bring in the fantastic times and challenging times which make us who we are!