No, please don't.
Is there anything more stressful than hurrying?
I was in the grocery store the other day and a woman was yelling "Hurry up!" to her son, who looked like he was maybe 3. He had found a bug crawling around by the grocery carts and was in that classic scientific toddler pose, knees bent, butt almost touching the ground, elbows bent, head down.
Hurry up and miss studying a bug for the first time? Hurry - discover everything in the world with new eyes FASTER because I have somewhere to go??
I absolutely cringe when I hear people yelling at their kids to hurry. It seems like America has imposed its impossible schedule on the teeny ones, and I think that's sad. I don't remember ever feeling rushed as a child. I don't remember my parents telling me to hurry up or running from place to place in the car. I remember tons of time to just discover things, mostly on my own or with my fellow troublemakers in the neighborhood. The only ruling schedule was our dinnertime, which always came right when I found the perfect spot for hide and seek or dead in the middle of a football game my team was winning with our mad skills. Yes, mad skills. Don't mess with me. I was the quarterback for the Packers WAY before it was cool.
Don't yell at them to hurry. They're brand new. They haven't seen anything yet. What would you not give to be completely fascinated for ten minutes by a bug under a grocery cart and not have any other care in the world?
Think about it. Let em have ten minutes. They'll never get it back.
You probably need ten minutes without another care in the world. I think you should make this card. :)This is my contribution to our Sale-A-Bration stamp camp today. I wanted something with some super bold colors and patterns, which Stampin' Up! has been nice enough to give us in this new catalog.
The card base is the kraft striped piece from the Taste of Textiles. It's really sturdy and perfect for a full card. Then the Urban Oasis gave me the black squiggly bit and the polka dots are from the Rockabilly collection. I saw this card by Julie Davison and loved her layout and the rounded corners on the edge pieces, so I borrowed it. Thanks Julie!
The heart from Polka Dot Punches is stamped on Kiwi Kiss and popped up with dimensionals.
What will I do when Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point Blue are retired? Tie myself to the SU! production line until they agree to make them permanent colors? I don't know. Maybe. You didn't hear that from me.
The pennant with the greeting from Sense of Time (inspired by rush-y grocery mom) is snuggled around the button with the help of my 3/4" circle punch. Just a nice finishing touch.
Slow down. Stamp something. Have a fun lazy Saturday.
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