Please note that every challenge in this blog can be entered with any form of art work, not just cards. Themes may have to be slighly altered, but as long as they represent the general idea, feel free to enter.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This Saturday, May 7th is National Scrapbook Day. Started in 1994 by Creative Memories, it is celebrated on the first Saturday in May. It's a day for all of us scrappers to celebrate our love of scrapbooking and card making. What a great idea!
Awesome card by Donna Clark
So what should you do on National Scrapbook Day? Well, scrapbook and make cards and get into altering a project or two of course! Get out your albums, punches and brads and get to work. Set aside an hour or two or four to devote to working on your album. Invite a friend over or join a local crop. If you prefer to scrap alone or just can't find a friend to join you, then go online and join a virtual crop. That's right, there are virtual crops all over the online community.

So we are going to have our own Scrapbook/Card Making challenge - from May 6 until June 4........stretching it a bit to give you hard working ladies plenty of time to get involved.  And involvement is simple with lots of prizes!  Oh you will love 'em for sure - guaranteed!

For instance, check out this beautiful flower that Teresa R. is holding:

Teresa's handmade gorgeous synthetic flowers
Oh my goodness.....isn't this flower just gorgeous!  Handmade also!  All of our members are very artistic in our group, and this beauty was made by Teresa, who states:

"I found this yellow synthetic fabric with tiny pearls and rhinestones embedded in it. I paired it with the salmon colors and used the heat gun to melt and distress them."

There are wonderful ideas for you to incorporate into this challenge.  For each card/album page/or altered project made and EITHER posted to our NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY Photo file folder OR leave a comment with a link to your blog and a photo of your project, you will get a chance for a prize; 2 chances if you promise to mail a card to Melissa for the troops,

And there will be a secret color, a secret embellishment, a secret image and also a secret technique that will be posted the last Sunday night of the challenge.  If you  made a card, layout or project using just one of the secret somethings, you get a third chance at the prize. 

And if you need more inspiration, check out this link to make your own vintage paper flowers!

Now get that card/project done, and upload it here!  Do one, 10 or 50!  Let's have some fun this month.

1 comment:

  1. Just a quick note to give credit where credit is due. That card was made by our own Donna Clark, not I! I mailed it out to someone, though, and it has found its way onto our blog!


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