I don't know who coined the phrase "lazy days of summer" but clearly they didn't have to shuffle their kids to camps and swim lessons all day long. Of course part of our busyness is self-induced as we choose to spend a lot of our time going to our local library for their various summer programs. But if I had to decide between running around and keeping the kids busy, or sitting at home "relaxing" listening to the kids either complain of endless boredom or fight with each other, I guess I would prefer to be exhausted from running around all over town. I've been enjoying a couple hours of quiet each day this week with Paolina at VBS in the morning, so I've taken advantage and gotten some chores done and of course a bit of scrapbooking. But I keep forgetting to photograph my layouts during optimal times of the day. I only seem to think of it when the sun is going to cast the worst shadows on the page. Hey, at least it's not raining though, right? So without further ado here is a page I created using the June 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. I was also inspired by the June 15th challenge at Picture This! to use One Photo + Paint + Stencil.
I explain in the journaling that while Paolina and I were having yet another beauty makeover session she pulled out some beads, stuck them in her mouth and informed me she was going to "string" my eyebrows. Paolina usually goes withe me when I get my threading done, so I knew exactly what she meant and it gave me a great laugh. I didn't realize that she pays such close attention when we go, but apparently she does since she really had the technique down!
Sorry for all the shadows on this layout. Thanks for looking!