At the almost halfway-point of June, I'm going to blatantly ignore the fact that summer is zooming past at a much, much faster pace than I can keep up with. Besides the fact that it's flinging the days at me at an alarming speed, summer is also on my sh!%* list for throwing me a nasty virus that had me laid up in bed much of the weekend, watching old episodes of LOST, and nursing a very unhappy tummy that rumbled and churned at the mere mention of anything more potent than a few sips of water.
Needless to say, after a few days of being down for the count, my Agenda of Official Mommy Tasks & Undertakings has transformed from a mere to-do list into a tome of epic proportions. Remember what happens when you feed gremlins after midnight? Yeah, that's sort of what's happened to my list - it's multiplied into a chaotic and destructive force. So tell me, short of blowing the whole thing up in a movie theater, exactly how do I tackle it? Someone really needs to write a mom's manual for juggling work, home, and kids' activities successfully during the summer months. A simple, step-by-step list of how to fit it all in and get it all done. Hey - kind of like my Lift This Page posts! So....if I explain the scrapping, you tell me how to do the rest - deal?!
Precious Gifts | supplies: Bazzill vanilla cardstock + patterned paper (Girl's Paperie Vintage Patchwork, Girls Paperie Cabbage Rose, Little Yellow Bicycle, Studio Calico, Lily Bee Design + Making Memories chip letters + October Afternoon mini alpha + brads (American Crafts, Pink Paislee) + My Mind's Eye velvet trim + Typenoksidi font + machine stitching
- Print 4 photos approximately 3" square. Trim 4 pieces of patterned paper to the same size. Arrange in grid and adhere to cardstock. Machine stitch around edges with black thread, if you really feel like it.
- Use existing chipboard shapes to trace various flowers onto patterned paper. Trim out shapes and adorn each center with a brad. Adhere to grid using foam squares:
- Affix chipboard letters + mini alpha in upper left square as title.
- Print journaling on white cardstock and trim into strips; adhere to lower center square.
- Embellish additional squares with whatever your little heart desires! I added a strip of velvet trim to the upper right square and traced a circular pattern on the pink square in the top row, using this chipboard piece that came in the kit:
So there you go - a finished page! And I'm off to figure out how to best to tackle this day, which will inevitably lead to me playing Wii with the children, eating popsicles, and possibly watching Gremlins on Netflix. Probably not productive, but fun nonetheless. Enjoy your Tuesday!