i finally had time to put stamps to paper with the new moments inked: active symbols set that was part of papertrey ink's march release, so i thought i'd share how i'm using them. i have two high school daughters - one who plays soccer and one who dances. the soccer player is currently playing on her club team, and the dancer, attending classes as much as she can around a busy musical practice schedule, with extra classes being added for the senior division as we get closer to recital time. basically, they have two completely different schedules to keep track of and coordinate family dinners around when possible.
like with the everyday symbols from the february release, i stamped stickers to add to my planner. this time, i used 3/4" round multipurpose labels from office depot. you could use the same ones i used with the everyday symbols last month or stamp them on adhesive paper and punch them with a circle punch. for the soccer player, i stamped a page of soccer balls. and for my dancer, a page of dancers. there isn't a specific dance icon, but i thought the gymnast without the balance beam gave off a dancing vibe. i simply masked off the bottom edge of each row of labels and stamped the beam just below that edge, closing off the leg with my copic multiliner.
the circles fit just as well as the small rectangles and are also removable, making them easy to move if an activity is changed or cancelled.
if it's not the usual time for any given activity, it's easy to add a planner banner below it to add additional details. i really like the mix of labels for different purposes.
next up, i wanted to make activity schedule dashboards. and because i've been so hooked on the dress up dolls, i decided to make dolls to match my girls! for the dancing daughter, i created a t-shirt using the same activity symbol i used for her dance class stickers. i masked off the doll's undies so that i could draw and color ankle tights and ballet slippers.
for the soccer daughter, i added stripes and her number to the shirt, shortened and masked the jeans to create shorts, and drew and colored socks. and of course, she needed a soccer ball! i used the medium binder page die for the dashboards, adding washi tape along the binder edge in each of their colors and stamping their names at the top with pencilgrams.
when i adhered the dress up dolls to the dashboards, i was sure not to put adhesive all the way to the top of the heads, so that i could slide mini sticky notes behind them. i opted to do it this way so that i could change them out if their schedules changed and not have to create a whole new dashboard. sliding them behind the heads helps to keep them from flapping up or bending. aren't they cute? i'm officially paper doll addicted!
and because i never got around to sharing my weekly spread last week, here it is. it was a busy one! i have more to share tomorrow, so 'til then...