Upcycled Envelope Bookmarks

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envelope bookmark collageMy girls and I love crafting.  When we’re looking for ideas, one of the places I discovered to look is MyPrintly.com.  MyPrintly.com is a great site for fun craft ideas and printing solutions.  Here’s a very simple Upcycled Envelope Bookmark Craft that uses very few items.  It’s great because you can keep the supplies you need for it in your car or bag and your kids can create a mess free craft in minutes.

an envelope (we like to use used envelopes to upcycle them)
a glue stick
scissors (or a paper cutter)
printouts of your favorite characters, photos, etc. to decorate your bookmark

How to Make It:
1. Cut the corner off of an old envelope into a triangle.  (You can use a new envelope in a pinch.)20150511_1558232. Test the envelope triangle on the corner of the pages of your book to make sure it fits.
3. Put the triangle on your character print out, photo, etc. and trace the triangle.  You can trace just the triangle or if your image hangs over the triangle like in my example you can trace around the top of the image to create a bookmark that sticks up from the book.
20150511_1604264. Cut out the image.
20150511_1604565. Put glue on the envelope and glue the image down.
20150511_1606156. Put the bookmark on the corner of the pages you wish to mark.

Enter to win an HP Envy Printer:

Creativity is contagious, which is why we hope you’ll follow @MyPrintly and help us spread the word to your friends and followers! They’ll be choosing ten (10) lucky winners who will each receive an HP Envy printer and an Instant Ink Enrollment Card, worth over $150!

To be eligible to win, please perform at least one of the following options:

  1. Follow @MyPrintly on Twitter and tweet a message encouraging your followers to visit the site and follow along, using the hashtags #MyPrintly #CMYK and linking to:http://bit.ly/MyPrintly
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For every option you choose above, you will receive an entry into the contest. Perform all three of the above options and receive three entries!
Submit a complete link to your post(s) HERE by May 15th, 2015. Winners will be selected and notified the week of May 18th, 2015.

Disclosure- This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MyPrintly and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Meghan Trainor and My HP x360 Inspire 4 Things That Make Me Happy

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I am so excited to be teaming up and writing this post on behalf of HP x360 and Meghan Trainor.
bend the rulesI am all about technology.  I love all things electronic.  As a blogger I need to stay connected and I like to be able to work from any place in my house.  The HP x360 helps with that.  It has a range of 360 degrees so it #BendsTheRules and is very versatile.

The 4 modes that the HP x360 goes into helps me (and my family) throughout our day.

hp 360 laptop modeThe most obvious way to use my HP x360 is in LAPTOP MODE.  As a blogger I love the freedom of being able to blog from anywhere.  I have a desk that I sometimes work from but I can’t see the television from my desk.  I also like to be sitting with my girls on the couch but still be able to work if I need to.  I love taking my HP x360 with me on the couch and either using it on my lap or using a tray table as a mini desk so I can watch television while I work.  It is so light weight that it is easy to take it anywhere with me.
HP 360 TentI’ve been in a dinner idea slump lately.  My girls aren’t very adventurous when it comes to eating new things for dinner, we were all getting tired of eating the same things, and when I was making new things my girls weren’t giving them a fair chance and tasting them.  It is so frustrating to work hard on a new recipe only to have it rejected by my children just because of how it looks.  I’ve found recently that if they help me come up with dinner ideas and prepare it, they are more likely to give dinner a chance.  I love putting my HP x360 in TENT MODE to search for recipes and follow new recipes with my girls while we’re in the kitchen.  We find a recipes together and with the laptop in Tent Mode we can cook and follow the recipe as well.  I love that we can turn it horizontally or vertically to suit our needs.
stand modeMy girls love using my  HP x360, too.  In STAND MODE my girls can comfortably watch their favorite shows and videos and I don’t have to worry about them pushing buttons, getting into files I don’t want them to, etc.  With BeatsAudio™ and dual speakers optimized for use in any position, the HP Pavilion x360 has great sounding audio for all that we watch.
tablet modeTABLET MODE is so convenient for us, too.  My girls like to snuggle in their oversized chair with my HP x360 in tablet mode and watch their favorite videos or read their favorite books.  The touch screen makes it easier for all of us to use and because the screen it so much bigger than our regular tablets, the viewing experience is so much better.  Now we can take the fun wherever we want.

bend the rulesHP has teamed up with Meghan Trainor for her #ThatBassTour.

This February & March, HP is going on the road with Meghan Trainor to cover her entire US tour. From Vancouver to Nashville, they’ll have a camera crew and some of their favorite Meghan Trainor fans from her Lips Are Movin’ video to help bring the tour to life—check it out here!

When I need a little pick-me-up to make me smile and brighten my mood I often turn to YouTube to watch some videos and chill-out for a bit. Inspired by the 4 modes of my HP x360, here are 4 of my favorite types of videos to watch on YouTube when I want to chill-out.

Little Children:

Puppies and Kittens:


Other Random Videos That Make Me Happy:

What do you like to do to make yourself happy?

This #BendTheRules moment was brought to you by HP.

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HP Saving Center and More HP Printer Services! #HPSavingsCenter @HP @HPPRINT

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hp savings center
I have already told you about my new HP Envy 5530 e- All-in-One Printer and how much I love the HP Instant Ink service.   Those aren’t the only way to save with HP.  The HP Saving Center saves time and money by delivery coupons right to your printer.  And the best part, it’s FREE!  Setting up the HP Savings Center is easy and can be done in 3 simple steps.

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Step 1- Enter your location to unlock local offers in addition to the regular coupon savings.  This includes things like dry cleaners, plumbers, and more!
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Step 2- Teach the HP Savings Center your category preferences.  There are lots of categories to choose from such as clothing, office, health & beauty, kids, and more.  When you thumbs up or thumbs down it will teach the HP Savings Center what you like to it will show you more savings that you will prefer.
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Step 3- Set up your household in the HP Savings Center.  This lets it recommend more savings based on similar households.  Add your pets, too, so it will recommend savings on things like pet food and services.

savings center The HP Savings Center will then show you all the available coupons and offers.  Click to “clip” which coupons and offers you want to print and when you are finished, click to print only those selected coupons.  Last week there was a $2 off coupon for toilet paper that we use in our house.  It happened to be on sale for $6 at our local grocery store so I was able to get it for only $4.  I happened to see some bonus packages on an end cap at the store so my packages had even more toilet paper than normal.  I might not have even looked for the toilet paper if I hadn’t first seen the coupon on the HP Savings Center.  You can print 2 of most of the coupons which is awesome.  The coupons print 4 to maximize all printable space on each sheet.   I love being able to grab my coupons that are waiting for me on the printer when I run out the door to the store.  The HP Envy 5530 also has it’s own email address so I can send coupons (or anything else) wirelessly from anywhere in the world to print right on my printer.  How cool is that?!?!  I could even type a message to my kids when I am out of town and have it print on the printer as a special surprise for them.  COOL!

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HP also has lots of fun and helpful apps that can be set up to deliver HP printables right on your printer.  I love the 7 Day Menu Planner that gives me meal ideas and recipes for the entire week plus coupons to go with the items you need for the meals.  It is a great help when I am at a loss for what to make for dinner.  There are lots of fun printables for the kids such as Garfield, Dora, Highlights Magazine, Crayola coloring pages and more.  The Busy Moms Weekly is another good one for a busy mom.  It prints a schedule, parenting articles, money saving coupons, and more once a week for you.  I love walking by the printer and seeing my printed pages sitting there waiting to help me each week.
See how much you can save with the HP Savings Center, HP Instant Ink, and HP Printables!

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HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer
It’s a new year and you’re trying to save money and use coupons more.  You plan out your shopping trip and go to print your coupons but you find you are out of ink for your printer.  Or when you kids need to print that important report for school and of course they waiting until late Sunday night to print it and yup, you’re out of ink.  HP has you covered with their HP Instant Ink Program.  With this great program HP sends you ink BEFORE you run out.  I am so excited to be able to share not only this program with my readers but also one of their awesome printers, the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer which is one of their Instant Ink compatible printers.  You need an Instant Ink compatible printer to be able to use the Instant Ink program.
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The HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer is so easy to set up and I was ready to get printing in a few minutes.  I took the printer out of the box, plugged it in, and followed the instructions.  The printer printed an alignment page to get the settings right.  I scanned the alignment page after it printed and I was good to go.
HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer test page
The first time I set up the printer wasn’t to use it at home or for this review.  I was volunteering at my daughters’ school for the PTO and we needed to scan and print some forms for a fundraiser we were doing.  We were in a portable in the back of the school and going up to the front office and back was getting to be a pain.  Especially because teachers were also copying and printing at the same time so it was taking forever to get what we needed do.  I decided to run home and grab my new HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer.  When I got to school and set the printer up at first I was worried because I realized I didn’t have internet access, access to the school’s network, or even a cable to connect my computer to my printer.  That’s when I remembered that the HP ENVY 5530 could connect to my computer wirelessly by itself.  It was so easy to turn on the printer’s own wireless, get it’s password, and then connect my computer just like you would connect to a wifi network.  Easy peasy and I was up and printing in minutes.  The other PTO members were amazed that my printer could connect this way, too.

Here are some of the specs for this amazing printer that not only prints, but also copies and scans, too!

  • Prints up to 8.8 ISO ppm* in black, up to 5.2 ISO ppm* in color- . Maximum print speed up to 21 ppm* in black and up to 17 ppm* in color.
  • Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
  • Color resolution up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi (1200 input dpi)
  • Memory card slot – Lets you expand the printer’s memory (card not included).
  • Wireless printing capability – Using HP ePrint or Apple® AirPrint for direct printing from a compatible device.
  • Copies up to 6 cpm* in black, up to 4 cpm* in color (laser comparable speeds) – So you can easily make copies of documents. Maximum copy speed up to 21 cpm* in black and up to 17 cpm* in color.
  • Copy resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi in black, up to 600 x 1200 dpi in color
  • 24-bit flatbed scanner with 8.5″ x 11.7″ scan area and  HP Printer Control lets you scan to your mobile device.
  • 2.7″ color touch screen
  • 100-sheet input tray
  • HP Live Photo
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

I love how easy the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer was to set up.  It walks you through everything and was easy to bring back home and set up in my own house with my home network, too.  I accidentally loaded a piece of paper that was a little crinkled in the printer and it jammed but even getting out the jammed page was easy.  Normally opening up a printer to find a jammed page can be intimidating but it was really easy to find the page and get it out.

instant ink
I really love that I don’t have to worry about running out of ink anymore with the HP Instant Ink Program.  Once my printer was set up I simply went to HP Instant Ink to open a new account, entered the code that came with my Instant Ink Enrollment Kit, and followed the sign up directions.  With the Instant Ink program you can save up to 50% on original HP Ink.
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HP Instant Ink has 3 different plans to choose from and the savings can really add up.  You can choose from 50 pages per month, 100 pages per month, or 300 pages per month.  That’s right, you don’t pay for the ink you use, you pay per page you print.  You can change your plan easily by logging into your account and if you go over your allotted monthly prints they just charge your account.  For example on the $4.99 per month plan that I am on I can print up to 100 pages per month.  If I go over they will charge me only $1 for every 20 more pages I print.  If you don’t use up all of your prints for the month you can roll over some of your prints, too, so you won’t lose them.
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The HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer connects to the internet so the Instant Ink program can monitor your ink levels (both black and colored inks) and send you new Original HP Ink BEFORE you run out!  No more running out of ink right when you need it most.  No more having to remember to get ink, remembering what model ink number you need to get, running to stores hoping they have what you need, or wasting gas to get to the store!  I love that!  And when you receive the new ink cartridges you also receive a mailer to mail back the used cartridges so HP can recycle them.
Easy to set up and easy to use printer- CHECK!
Money saving ink program so you never run out of ink- CHECK!
PLUS keep your eye out for my upcoming post about about some more exciting features from HP:
Savings Center to help save you money- CHECK!
Great apps with printable pages for every member of the family- CHECK!

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