Tomorrow is Dictionary Day. For our challenge this week, create a card that includes words. Maybe a scripty background either stamped or using patterned papers, large focal sentiment, speech bubbles with words inside, etc.
Slimline cards seem to be very popular at present, especially with a few companies releasing dies especially for the use of creating this style of card. For our challenge this week Frances asks us to create a slimline card. There are two popular sizes: 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 or 4 inches x 9. They should fit into a business envelope.
This card goes to our Daughter-in-law, Debbie, a Math teacher. Inside it says,
"Algebra teachers could be pirates, asking us to always find X - where the treasure lies!"
Our hostess for the month of August is Liz. This month she turns 70! So we are doing challenges that kind of go along with Liz's life story, or that add some fun to this big event in her life.
Liz has lived most of her life near the Gulf of Mexico, so salt water seems to run in her veins. Since August 7th is Lighthouse Day, use a lighthouse on your card and use a scripture or encouraging verse to add to it, letting words be a way to light someone on their path of life.
The third week in July is National Zookeeper Week. Lois challenges us to create a card with a zoo animal on it.
I used my favorite animal from the zoo, a giraffe. I think they are so elegant! The saying in this card is, "Always have sunglasses with you. They're great for when you can't be bothered to put on make-up!" Please join us, and upload your card where we can enjoy it HERE.
Lois is our hostess for the month of July. She says:
Today is World UFO Day. Make a card with something from space - the sun, the moon, a planet, a UFO, a rocket ship. Or, create a galaxy background for your card. Here is a link to a tutorial for a galaxy background:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8r d IB4mA
I chose Planet Earth.......
Inside it says, "Aliens probably ride past the Earth and lock their doors. Who could blame them!"
June Birth Month Flower: The Rose
Symbolically, the rose has more meanings than one can count!
* A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means "I Love You."
* A white rose signifies innocence, purity and new beginnings.
* A yellow rose conveys jealousy.
A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means "I REALLY love you").
Make a card with a single rose or a bouquet of roses ..... or however many roses you want. Happy Rose Day!
"Celebrate World Creativity Day. Saturday is World Creativity Day, a day to embrace your own creativity and support each other in the crafting community. Let's make a card using YOUR favorite technique~ the sky is the limit! Just have fun and get creative."
Kelly tells us " May is Asthma Awareness Month. There are 339.4 million people worldwide affected by asthma. Create a card where you need to use your lungs, she says. Think blowing up a balloon, blowing out birthday candles, a dandelion, whistle."
I love this silhouette. I hope you can see the bg, a swirling wind. That really is a blue card!
Kelly is our hostess for the month of May. She says,
"Fiesta like there's no manana! Tuesday was Cinco de Mayo, so let's continue the celebration with anything fiesta! The word fiesta, the colors RED, green, and yellow, pinatas, Sombreros, etc. Feel free to simply create a celebration card in lieu of.
Please join us HERE with your card for our Fiesta!
Today Erin is 23! I still feel the same excitement I felt seeing her as a newborn.........but more so, since she's become so special to all of us. And the little baker made her own birthday cake. Lemon cake with lemon curd, marscapone (sp?) filling and wild Maine blueberry jam. Nice job Erin!
We sure wish we were there to sing to her in person........Jay and I just sang on the phone (loud and off key) and she said it was "Dreadful". We strive for that!!
"According to the Days of the Year web site, April is Garden Month. So for our challenge this week be inspired by a garden....flowers, plants, trees, insects, garden shed, etc., anything that you might find in a garden is good for this challenge."
I made these little pots of flowers with Tapestry dowel stamps. I think they're really sweet!