Saturday, 1 June 2013

June Blog Party Details–Let’s Have Some Summertime Fun!

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Hello friends! It’s nearly summer – for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere anyway.  Sunshine, swimming, and vacations along with time apart from the  normal Fall and Winter routines of school, and short days, are typically what we think of when we dream of summer.  It’s time to kick off the shoes and find those flip flops , pack away the wool skirts and find those shorts, and enjoy this wonderful season. Maybe you enjoy summer by spending time in the garden, vacationing with the family, hiking, or baking in the sun poolside. However you celebrate the summer months, we want to see how that translates into your creativity. That’s why this month our theme for the Waltzingmouse Stamps June Blog Party is Summertime Fun.   Whether it is a card, a 3D project, or even a scrapbook page,  we would love for  you to find Waltzingmouse Stamps images and designs that demonstrate your summertime plans. We hope that you will join the fun.

We will follow the usual schedule for the June party as in previous months. 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 to 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 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 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 – color or other 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 a few of the entries that really catch our eye and you'll be able to see those here on the WMS blog.  We give special attention to designs that  use WMS use images in a unique and creative way.

On the 20th, 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 theme, try to tear yourself away from the pool for a while and show us how you spend your summer, or at the very least, how you would LIKE to spend your summer!  Hope to see you the 17th!


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