Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mile High {Craft} Club

I'm back!!! Happy New Year!!  I know I said I'd post some pics of my trip, but work got the best of me and then Mr. Bean and the fam went to visit Billy Bean (my BIL), my amazing friend Sarah, and some cousins for Christmas and New Years.  So I took some time off of reality and pretended I was a Pacific Northwest-er for a week and a half.  Now that I am back and sweating it out in this southern winter weather, I figured I'd return to blogland.  It will still take me a few days to sift thru the pics of my trip that I wanted to share, so in the meantime I wanted to show you how I became apart of the Mile High Craft Club.

Mr. Bean and I were kind of stuck on what to give the cousins we would see for Christmas.  What do you buy for the people that have everything?  One thing we do know is they love music.  Which helps, because we are big believers that a mixed tape is the best way to show someone you love them.  Isn't it though?  

We attend the contemporary service at our church, and man, does that band rock it out.  So we downloaded a bunch of our favorite church jams from Amazon and created a playlist to burn on CDs for everyone.  But, you know me.  I had to craft it up a bit.  So I typed up a playlist that was a play off Beats by Dre.  And since I like to live on the crafty edge, I waited until the morning of our flight and got up only 30 minutes earlier to make some CD covers, cut everything and threw it all in my carry-on to work on the plane. 
The hardest part was figuring out how to cut the paper to fold to fit a CD.  Well, it wasn't hard, it was just time consuming when I only gave myself 30 minutes.  

Above was my workstation compliments of Continental Airlines.  It was a little cramped but I got it done.  

And the final product. I am a hoarder of scraps and leftovers - it is always a huge time saver when you already have something to work with - so you may remember the tag from Sharmee's shower.  I just cut a circle and covered the writing that was already on it.  I stuck the playlist on the back and the white cardstock is leftover from my Christmas cards last year.  

Mr. Bean was pretty impressed with my craft skillz.  He kept saying "you are crazy" over and over again.  He was expecting me to just print out the playlist and put it in a plastic sleeve.  I told him he doesn't know me well enough yet. :)  


Seester said...

Um. Why come you never gave me some of that cardstock?

Anita said...

LOL! Welcome to the club!! Those CD covers look too cute & I of course looove that you reused.