Hello friends and happy May Day to you all. Flowers blooming, warmer weather, heading right into summer with all the summertime fun that ensues - it all spells MAY! As the calendar turns to May, we begin to think about the end of the school year. Some schools close their doors for the summer in May - some in June, and some schools just keep right on going year round, but one thing school all have in common is that as the school year ends, we say goodbye to a teacher - that special person who has help mold your little guy or gal into a budding Einstein!
We owe these teachers a lot, so why not end the school year with a little token of your affection and appreciation. The theme for May's Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party is - TEACHER APPRECIATION. This theme is very general and can encompass so many creative projects. Seed Packets to demonstrate the growth that your teacher has helped to nurture, a gift card to pamper him or her after a long school year, or just about anything that you can think of to show your teachers how much their efforts are admired and appreciated. Whether it is a card, a 3D project, or even a scrapbook page, using images from Waltzingmouse Stamps, will produce a ton of inspiration.
We will follow the usual schedule for the May blog party, and below you will find a schedule of beginning and end times in which you can enter your direct link to your project. You may post your project on your blog, or on-line gallery, 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 May- 6:30 p.m. 18th May
USA (New York) 1:30 p.m. 17th May- 1:30 p.m. 18th May
Australia (Queensland) - 4:30 a.m. 18th May- 4:30 a.m. 19th May
Canada (Alberta) - 11:30 a.m. 17th May- 11:30 a.m. 18th May
Malaysia - 2:30 a.m. 18th May- 2:30 a.m. 19th May
Norway - 7:30 p.m. 17th May- 7:30 p.m. 18th May
The linking option will be closed after these time frames. From there you may click on any of the projects linked and you’ll be directed to the participants’ blogs or galleries 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, Picasa or even Pinterest are all fine.
You only need to do three things:
1. You will need to be able to link your project here, using a direct URL
2. Your project needs to contain something directly related to the theme – but your inspiration should be noted in your description
3. You must use Waltzingmouse Stamps images somewhere within your design
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 three 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.
We hope you will tell your friends about our teacher appreciate day and we hope to see you on the 17th!