School has been out for almost two weeks now and the kids and I have already been gone for a full week of it. We're heading out again tomorrow for a 13 day trip to Wales and London with my folks. When we get back, my oldest starts an internship all summer, my youngest is doing swim team every day. July isn't going to mean a lot of leisurely at-home time either. We need to get some service hours in for school programs the kids are involved in. Then school starts in August again and I'll have two high schoolers! Needless to say, I've got a lot to do this summer and not as much time to get it done it.
So I have adopted a new attitude: SIMPLIFY!
I work with the teenage girls in my church, I occasionally like to send them little cards letting them know I'm thinking of them during the week. True simplifying would mean getting some store bought cards, you are right, but I love a handmade card, it is not so easy to throw away immediately. So earlier this week, I took the simplified route and double-lifted Alexandra's awesome card that I used for my June gallery inspiration. I turned her card into a layout and then back into a card.
Here's a sketch for you to download:
Once I had the basic design down, I was able to assembly line produce the cards. Super easy, super simplified. Mission accomplished. Here's one of the cards I made. I turned the sketch on its side and moved one element (the pins in place of a tag) from the upper to lower part of the sketch. I love sketches for this reason, you can make them work for you!
So if you'd like to join me in simplifying your summer, here's my suggestion for you today, lift one of your own layouts and make a card. Then create an assembly line and create 5 more. That's SIMPLIFIED creating at its finest.