Pause and Be Happy

Before I start on today’s post, here’s an urgent reminder that Stampin’ Up!’s Retirement List ends tomorrow, 31May.  Those stamps and accessories will be GONE FOREVER, people!  So if there are any you love, get them now…you can shop on my website (See it? Up there in the right sidebar?  Yep, that’s where you go.  But come back!).

I was at Target a couple of weeks ago and found a set of printed paper tapes in great summer colors…lemon, lime, strawberry, blueberry, and watermelon.  They were with the kids’ summer craft supplies, but I felt they could be used by me, as well. I’ve been wanting some washi tape, but haven’t found it locally and keep forgetting to order it. The kids’ stuff was considerably less expensive, so I thought I’d give it a try.

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I’m still busy trying to decide what project is worthy of my new tape, but my fingers were itching to use it, so I made this notecard. I just cut some of the tape to cover the front, wrapped a little bakers’ twine around it, and stamped a sentiment using the Pursuit of Happiness set from Stampin’ Up. Oh, and attached a little library clip, also from SU!,

With such a happy card, I decided to include some photos of the hooligans playing the sprinkler over the weekend.

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It’s amazing the joy a regular old lawn sprinkler can bring!
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We offered to go to the beach or the splash pad, but they wanted to stay home,
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He was the only one smart enough to keep flip flops on while playing.
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Those eyelashes slay me…he drew a family picture the other day and put big ginormous eyelashes on me, but no one else. He said that now my eyes are like his.
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She really was having fun.
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It’s gonna be a long, hot summer…I’m so glad they’re happy with the simple pleasures for now.
And do you see why the card sentiment made me think of sharing these photos? I hope you all have time to pause and just be happy today…or sometime soon!

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