Hi everyone – Lynn here and I’d like to be one of the first to welcome to March. I'm excited that we have only 3 weeks of winter remaining, although my husband constantly reminds me that we can still have winter weather even after the official beginning of spring. (kill-joy) I refuse to let the threat of a freak spring snow dampen my uplifted spirit regarding the onset of Spring. The long days of winter are nearly over and each morning the sun greets me earlier, which always makes me smile.
But you aren't here to talk about the weather. You're here to find out the theme for the March 17th Blog Party, right?. Hummm...March 17th - why does that date sound so familiar? Oh yeah - it's St. Patrick's Day! Whether you celebrate the Wearin' O' the Green or not, we hope you will play along with those of use who look forward to the WMS Blog Party every month.
THE OFFICIAL THEME IS ST. PATRICK'S DAY/IRISH/GREEN. The choice is yours because we realize that not everyone gets as excited about St. Patrick's Day as we do. So if shamrocks and Celtic designs aren't your thing, just make something green! Please feel free to play off the green suggestion…green could be a color scheme or using something recycled. Just remember to use your Waltzingmouse Images.
It will work pretty much as it did last month; you will have a 24 hour window in which to post your direct links to your projects using the Inlinkz tool that will be available to you right here on the 17th.
Below is the schedule of beginning and end times in which you can enter your direct link to your project. Just find your general location and go from there.
UK - 6:30 p.m. 17th Mar- 6:30 p.m. 18th Mar
USA (New York) 1:30 p.m. 17th Mar- 1:30 p.m. 18th Mar
Australia (Queensland) - 4:30 a.m. 18th Mar- 4:30 a.m. 19th Mar
Canada (Alberta) - 11:30 a.m. 17th Mar- 11:30 a.m. 18th Mar
Malaysia - 2:30 a.m. 18th Mar- 2:30 a.m. 19th Mar
Norway - 7:30 p.m. 17th Mar- 7:30 p.m. 18th Mar
The linking option will be closed after that time. From there you can just click on any of the projects linked and be directed to any of the participants’ blogs to get a closer look at their creativity.
Although we call this a "blog party," It is absolutely perfect to use an online gallery for your linked entry if you don't have a blog. It doesn't have to be the Waltzingmouse Stamps Gallery, either (although you are more than welcome to link up as many Waltzingmouse Stamps projects as you like there). If you post your card somewhere on the web, we'll be happy to visit you!!! Flickr-Picasa or other online gallery is also fine. It’s wonderful if we can leave comments but no worries if that option isn't available in the posting option you choose.
You only need to do three things:
1. You will need to be able to link your project here, using a direct link URL.
2. Your project needs to contains something St. Patrick’s Day or Irish related, OR green in theme. (use your imagination…green could mean color or something recycled)
3. Use Waltzingmouse Stamps images.
You are encouraged and welcome to grab this "party mouse" blog button (at the top of this post) for your blog sidebar, or just to put it in the header of your Party day post.
On the 20th of the month – we will highlight a few of the entries that really catch our eye and we will share those here on the WMS blog. We will also select and announce our winner of the FREE stamp set of choice, by a random drawing from those participating in the Blog Party.
So now that you know the date - you know the time - and now you know the theme, what are you waiting for? Grab those Waltzingmouse Stamps and lets shower the Internet with some WMS goodness.