This brings me to today's post. I have 2 friends that have blogs. The first one, Chris of For Love of Paper, is the gal that got me to start a blog. I met her at my lss 3 years ago and she has been one of my best friends since. While her move to Texas a year and half ago (is that right, Chris?) doesn't let us get together and craft, we communicate via phone and e-mail often and those are treasured times for me. My other friend , Jill of Inkgenious Inklings, is a gal that I met from her blog. She actually lives in Alabama and although we have never met in person, yet (can you say road trip, Jill?), I feel that our personalities would click very well and great fun would be had by all!
Besides paper crafting and blogging, we share another thing in common- we are all essentially SAHM raising small children. How any of us (like so many of you) find time to enjoy our crafting boggles my mind. I like to say my hobby/passion/obsession helps me to hang on to what remains of my sanity and hopefully, makes me a better mom!
Since I cannot get together with these 2 super ladies, I decided the next best thing would be to offer a monthly challenge between the 3 of us (yes, we really needed something else on our plates- teeheehee.) It is our hectic, busy lives that inspired the name for our challenges The Ladies of Leisure Card Challenge- it's so absurd it made me giggle! We are going to try to post these once a month, rotating the hostess each month. Right now anything goes, as far as the challenge. One thing we all agreed on- this was to by low key, low stress! I am the hostess for the month of March, and I challenged Jill and Chris to make an Easter card which included glitter. This sweet little card will go to one of my great-nieces for Easter. I will post a mini-tutorial on the transparency glitter card technique that I used in the next day or two
I would love to invite anyone that would like to participate with the challenge this month to do so. In fact, in celebration of our kick-off month, anyone that leaves a link to their card in my comments (either SCS or their own blog) will be entered in a random drawing for some goodies (just thought of this as I am typing so I will post the candy tomorrow.) Now I must get to bed. I'm taking 23 Girl Scouts to Club Libby Lu tomorrow (please have a good thought for me and my assistant leader, Laura and probably the staff at Libby Lu, as well)! It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!
Happy Easter card recipe:
|Paper: Stamper's Select white CS, transparency, PP- K&Co. Wedding Multi Mat Pad|
|Ink: Staz-on Black|
|Accessories: Art Institute Glitter & Glue, May Arts ribbon, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities|