Last Friday, as I was watching the weather and wondering if our Vacation Bible School picnic was going to have to move indoors, I suddenly decided that I wanted to make the 55+ Thank You notes that we are sending to our volunteers. (nothing like adding excitement at the last minute!)
1:55 pm: Emailed co-VBS leader to see how many notes we were going to need
2:00 pm: Looked through my “on hand” supplies to find something fun to use
2:05 pm: Decided the Wild About You set with the alligator is PERFECT for our Crocodile Dock theme! (soon to be retired!)
2:10 pm: Finished searching for my Wild About You set
2:20 pm: Started cutting cardstock (Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point, with Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper accents)
(cardstock and paper cut for 60 cards!)
2:35 pm: Laid out Kiwi Kiss cardstock pieces and stamped Kiwi Kiss alligators all over the fronts
2:55 pm: Still stamping (**TIP** for mass production, I didn’t fold the cards in half before I started. I stamped them all flat, so that the cardstock wouldn’t shift while I was speed-stamping)
(60 cards stamped!)
3:10 pm: Back to stamping, packed supplies to move upstairs to the kitchen
3:20 pm: Handed out mini-muffins to Tucker
3:32 pm: Break to clean up mini muffin mess from kitchen floor
3:35 pm: Still attaching DSP strips
(60 cards with Designer Series Paper strips attached!)
3:45 pm: Talked with Co-VBS Leader about threatening rain clouds, started stamping the “Wild About You” tags. (**TIP** for mass production I stamp and punch all the tags at once–rather than stamping one, punching one, attaching one, stamping one, punching one, attaching one, etc.
(20 cards finished!)
4:00 pm: Made the call–our picnic is ON at the pool!
4:02 pm: Spread the word by posting to the church website.
(60 cards finished!)
4:07 pm: Story time break with the kids
4:30 pm: Back to the envelopes after story time… all DONE!!
Off to VBS!!