I know that Simply Simple Stamping has been a little quieter than usual the past couple weeks.  I thought I would share with you what’s up.

Some of you may know that our family are BIG supporters of live theater.  Both my girls are active in their schools with either drama, show choir, or both.  Anyone who is a parent knows that activities outside of school can really eat up your time whether it’s the arts or sports.  WOW!  We are always going going going!

My oldest daughter has the lead in her high school’s production of “Cheaper by the Dozen”.  The drama teacher has been so busy building an amazing set (16 foot high!) that she asked me to step in do the directing.  I have never been so excited!  I went to college to study theater and it was SO MUCH FUN to go in and work with these fantastic high school students to work with them.  They are like sponges and just soak up any critique I give them – positive or a way to improve.  We are in the final stretch and their first performance is Wednesday.  They have six performances ahead of them and the excitement and butterflies are hitting all of us.

One of the fun things I did with the kids after each rehearsal was to call out my “Stars of the Night” – the kids that really came in and brought their A Game!  I would always reward them with a Snickers bar (what teen doesn’t love chocolate?)  Well, on Opening Night, they will ALL be the Star of the Night and I wanted to tell them so.  Here is what I created for every cast and crew member.

Gift for the cast of "Cheaper by the Dozen" - Moore High School, Moore, Oklahoma -www.SimplySimpleStamping

Gift for the cast of "Cheaper by the Dozen" - Moore High School, Moore, Oklahoma -www.SimplySimpleStamping

A simple cello bag filled with M&M’s, Butterfingers, Snickers, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  I tied them up with some Espresso Bakers Twine and added a tag.  These stamps aren’t Stampin’ Up   but let  me explain…  “Cheaper by the Dozen” is actually set in the 1920’s but this is high school…and we have to work with what we have.  What we have are costumes from a past production of “Grease” so we set it in the 1950’s.  LOL  You do what you have to do!  🙂  These retro stamps fit the style of the show perfectly!

Now, I haven’t deserted my love of stamping and sharing videos…just had to take a short break to support the arts in our schools.  I am excited to get the show on the road so I can get back to making videos for you all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and hug a Veteran today!!  I am so grateful to each and every one of them.  I know you feel the same.  🙂

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