12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico) + stickers (American Crafts Dear Lizzy, October Afternoon, Studio Calico) + stamp (American Crafts Dear Lizzy) + Ink (StazOn, Stampin’ Up) + die cutting machine (Silhouette) + fonts (Pacifico, Typenoksidi)
After being stuck at home sick for the first three days of spring break, we were thrilled that everyone was healthy enough on Tuesday for us to go ahead with our dates day. First up was Eli. We went to see “The Hunger Games” and then compared the movie to the book over lunch at La Sandía (which Eli refers to as “that Mexican place with the amazing guacamole”). We followed lunch with a quick stop at The Children’s Place to buy sport shorts. Later, I dropped Eli off at his sleepover and then took Sadie (and her wallet full of saved money) to the American Girl store. After lots of agonizing decision-making she bought Coconut the dog and Molly’s schoolbag. After that we hit the dress sale at Hanna Anderssen and then had dinner and dessert at the Cheesecake Factory. We were both in hysterics at the Cheesecake Factory when Sadie pointed at the menu and told me she wanted the one with the “big bold letters” and I heard it as “big bowl of lettuce.” It was so much fun to be able to get out of the house and do fun things together. I truly cherish these times.
A Note from Vivian
Even though I took no photos, I created this layout using a collage of receipts, stickers, and images printed from the internet. I added a quick border at the top by repeatedly stamping a date stamp stamping once with green amidst the black to help create a visual triangle composed of green elements.
April Fun Fact
After agreeing to read The Hunger Games to see whether or not it would be appropriate for my son to read, I spent the next four days reading all three books in the series!