Stamper vs. the Clock: the Race is On!

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!)

096022wildaboutyousuppliesSo here’s how it all went down:

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

090622wildaboutyoustarting2:15 pm: Designed a cute, but easy-to-duplicate, card

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!)

090622wildaboutyoumass3:00 pm: Started to attach DSP strips to the Pacific Point cardstock strips (**TIP** for mass production, I lay out my strips in sets of 10, add SNAIL to all 10 strips, then attach all 10 strips)

3:10 pm: Back to stamping, packed supplies to move upstairs to the kitchen

3:20 pm: Handed out mini-muffins to Tucker

090622wildaboutyou3:25 pm: Paused to check the weather radar for possible picnic-canceling cloud cover

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!)

090622wildaboutyoutags3:45 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!)

090622wildaboutyoucardrow3:55 pm: Picked up more mini muffins from the kitchen floor… where are these coming from?!
(40 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!)

090622wildaboutyoustacks4:01 pm: Decided to stamp matching envelopes (after all, I have a few extra minutes!)

4:07 pm: Story time break with the kids

4:30 pm: Back to the envelopes after story time… all DONE!!
Off to VBS!!









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