Monday, August 29, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


All kidding aside, I have to say - I'm not as excited to have the kids head back to school this year... :(

This is the first summer in the last five years that I've had to work full-time, instead of enjoying the summer with the kids.

Sure, we had a fantastic two weeks with our friends, the Lepages, in early July.  But I miss just hanging out with the kids outside, swimming, or just vegging indoors, watching movies or playing games, during the super-crazy humid days...

Ah well, maybe next summer, I'll have more time at home...

Anyhow, this month, I teamed up with fellow DT member Allison Cope to share some Back-To-School themed projects on the myStamp BOX blog.

My project was based on the old adage, "Necessity is the mother of all invention".  One thing that I abhor the most about back-to-school is packing lunches!  More often than not, much of the food comes back home with my children, only to be thrown away.

While thinking about the Back-to-School theme, I remembered back to when I was little and I had a mix and match book (similar to this one, but with a girl instead of a mouse!).  Each day, I would pick out a new outfit.  And so an idea began to form...

And I ended up with this:

Supplies used:  Bazzill Basics cardstock; Scenic Route and Basic Grey patterned papers; myStamp BOX stamps (Lots of Dots, Funky Circles - mini); Tsukineko and Ranger inks; Stampendous embossing powder; Creative Memories and Marvy Uchida punches; Marvy Uchida pen; miscellaneous ribbon, kraft wrapping paper; chipboard sheets and binder rings from my stash.

It's a menu planner, similar to those mix-and-match books of yesterday!  Here's a peek inside:

You can check out the myStamp BOX blog HERE to see more of this project, as well as Ally's layout, created to record her son's first and last day of Kindergarten!

1 comment:

  1. A fabulous idea! Looks good and yet practical too.
    I'm past the "back to school" stage but have to make packed lunches for when DH is out on site so am always looking for ideas.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. very rarely does food come back though!!


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