What do you do when you can't get outside as much as you'd like because it's the disgustingly cold month of January (in Minnesota, no less), when you are trying like heck to save some money because you so desperately want a new house (a house with a yard that's built for five people, not two!), and when your husband says you really need to find a hobby because your crankiness and constant pacing around is driving the family bonkers? You throw a little hissy fit at your husband for being a bit on the mean side for a sunny Sunday afternoon, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and then.....
You get creative.
You old school it and make some brewed-at-home coffee (because Caribou and Starbucks are off limits until the self-imposed savings goal has been met) catch up on your blog reading real quick with the hopes of being inspired, discover this awesome post within minutes, then go on a mission to scour your
crap craft cupboard for the essential tools, scour your computer store closet for the supplies (because a computer closet it what you have when you're married to a computer geek), clear off the printer because you're going to need it and then......you get busy!
To start, you grab a pack of blank DVD's and some sleeves. Bonus points if they match!
Then you log onto your favorite computer and start selecting the pictures you're going to burn. (In my case I just went thru and selected two months worth of pictures at a time to burn to a disc.)
While the computer is doing it's thing, you do your thing and drink some coffee while you listen to your printer print off a bunch of these sweet little gems:
Now if your computer is anything like my computer and takes for-ever to burn a disc, I mean we're talking you could watch an episode of The Big Bang Theory or The Middle while it burns a DVD, then this is a great time to drink a little more coffee, grab your trusty rusty paper trimmer and start cutting the squares along the solid black line.
After you have watched last week's Middle, your discs are finally finished burning, and you have labeled on them what months they were with your favorite color Sharpie, reach for your scrapbooking adhesive, blow off the accumulated dust from it, and adhere the printed labels on the front of the disc sleeves so that you have something that looks like this:
I think they turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself! Definitely a lot cuter and definitely more fun than just a mishmash pile of plastic cases and discs! Plus, they take up far less room! Especially when they're stacked all nice and neat like.
Yeah, you're so right, we're gonna need a lot of coffee..........
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