It's science project time in the Howard home. I have one son measuring temperatures of hot drinks, an hour at a time at regular intervals, and another measuring the height of grass growing in old milk bottles. Both experiements have been well thought out - did you know cold milk helps keep your hot drink hotter than cold water? Did you know that adding worms underneath your crops will increase the growing speed considerably? Me neither. But I've been hearing about it for weeks.
And so science fair time drives us crazy. Some mothers guide their kids through very single step. Some leave the kids totally on their own. While I don't *help* my sons with their science fair projects, I am a constant sound board for them. I throw devil's advocate questions and talk them constantly through what they are doing. I guide them through making plans and I nag the living heck out of them to go through with what they planned. After all is said and done, I stand and guard my cardstock supplies with my life... I went out on Sunday fora few hours and when I came home there were cardstock scraps all over the lounge. My fault for not putting a lock on the door.
It's just one of the things going on in the Howard home, and I have to say I am Looooving documenting the boring and mundane (but fun to look back on) via Project life.
Here is week 2... I'm up to week 5, just a little slow on uploading. Because, you know, I've been too busy guarding cardstock...
The left side of the layout. Love this girl!
The right side of the layout. I love the pic of Abby and her "school BFF". The caption underneath says "Since when do you two play pillow fights?" "Since I said to Abby 'let's have a pillow fight!"
And put them together and they are a week in the life of the Howard family. Well. Minus the yelling, the fighting over the TV remote, the arguments over the cola flavoured lollipops and missing out the piles of washing... (some of that stuff will actually make it into these layouts though, you watch).
I've been asked several times how I include so much text on my little cards. Nope, I don't bother with text boxes or tricky stuff. I have a doc in Word that has the margins set to fit one of the little journaling cards. I type what I want and print it out on plain printer paper. Then I use a temporary tape runner to adhere my little journaling card to the printer paper and I run it back through. Just.like.that.
Just some quick things - I have Washi tape for sale, see that here. It's super cheap, $2.50 a roll (NZD) and I can fit LOTS in a courier bag. Spread the word for me, please, the more I sell, the more I can afford to get in, let me hear all the Washi addicts say 'yeeeeeaaaaaaa'... and Aussie is super cheap to send to as well (the exhange rate works in your favour!). Facebook it, pin it, spread the word, like I say, the more I sell, the more designs I can afford to bring in.
Free Washi tape webinar showing all the fabulous uses for Washi is here, Thurs Noon for NZ ladies...
Molds for sale via trademe - more designs due this week. You can also just email me with the codes (at the end of the title of each auction) if you want to buy direct.
That's all for this time. Washi tape to pack. Couriers to call. Love being busy.