Hello and welcome to summer...at least in the northern hemisphere anyway. School is out – the weather is warming – everyone is happy (we hope). Some of you are planning vacations, spending time at the pool and generally enjoying the freedom that most of us enjoy during these summer days. Perhaps you may even find a little extra time to craft. If that is the case, we invite you to join us on June 17th for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party.
This month we are using an inspirational photo along with color choices to help spark your creative mojo for our June Blog Party.
Some of you may know that turquoise is my favorite color so I'm so very happy to share this photo with you, which just makes me happy to look at. But you may take inspiration from this photo anyway you like. You may use the color combination OR, you could create using the rectangle elements, or you may even be inspired by the cherry blossom branches on the table. Use your imagination and show us some ingenuity. Create a card, a 3D project, or even a scrapbook page, using images from Waltzingmouse Stamps and join the fun.
Below is the schedule of beginning and end times in which you can enter your direct link to your project. Your post on your blog, or on-line gallery, can go live anytime you wish on the 17th, but you will need to post your direct link here on the WMS blog using the Inlinkz widget that will be available during the time frame (outlined below) .
The festivities begin right here, according to your location, as indicated below:
UK - 6:30 p.m. 17th June- 6:30 p.m. 18th June
USA (New York) 1:30 p.m. 17th June- 1:30 p.m. 18th June
Australia (Queensland) - 4:30 a.m. 18th June- 4:30 a.m. 19th June
Canada (Alberta) - 11:30 a.m. 17th June- 11:30 a.m. 18th June
Malaysia - 2:30 a.m. 18th June- 2:30 a.m. 19th June
Norway - 7:30 p.m. 17th June- 7:30 p.m. 18th June
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 perfectly fine to use an on-line gallery for your project, if you don't have a blog. It doesn't even have to be the Waltzingmouse Stamps gallery either (although you are most welcome to upload as many WMS projects as you like there). On-line galleries such as Flickr or Picasa or other galleries are also fine.
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 contain something directly related to the theme – color or other inspiration should be noted in your description
3. You must use Waltzingmouse Stamps images
We encourage and welcome you to grab this "party mouse" blog button (at the top of this post for your blog sidebar, and to use it at the top of your post on "party day".
On the 20th of the month – we will highlight a few of the entries that really catch our eye and you'll be able to see those here on the WMS blog. We will also select and announce our winner of the FREE stamp set of choice, using a random generator 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? Send the kids out to play, turn off the computer and get crafting! See you the 17th!