1) Just a reminder that today is the last day of April, which means that we will have another end-of-the-month winner to announce. I will see who has completed the most challenges, and I will post that info in tomorrow's post. I suspect we'll have several who have completed ALL the challenges, and I want everyone who has to be entered into the drawing. Then, assuming I didn't miss anybody, I will draw the winner at random, and post the name of the prize winner on May 2nd.
2) You have until 11:59 PM on April 30th to complete any April challenges in order to be considered for the drawing. If you aren't going for a prize, then you can go back and do any challenges any time you wish :)
3) If you are submitting your creation to be considered for Card of the Week (aka Top Trio), then you have until Saturday at 11:59 PM to complete any of the week's challenges.
Second, have you been over to the Mac Mae Kit Blog lately? Amy and Vicky have put together some stunning creations for your viewing pleasure. The May kit will officially release on the 1st, at which time the April kit will go on sale. To celebrate the release of the May kit, I will have a contest, and the winner will receive a mini kit of May kit goodness. Offical details will be posted tomorrow.
The third and final thing (before we get to our challenge) is today's guest designer. Not only is she a fabulous card maker, she is also a lovely person, always leaving wonderful comments on other blogs. You may have seen some of her cards posted on various challenges here. Please welcome:
I live in a town called Normal, where I’m a teacher, writer, wife, mom to a furry baby, and lover of all things paper crafty. I’ve been crafting for about 5 years now, and I’m currently a member of the Paper Blooms design team. My style is mostly clean and simple, and I love adding rhinestones, ribbons, and texture to my cards. I love 365 Cards, and I'm so excited to be guest designer today!
So today's challenge is to put a leaf (or two or three) on your card. Stamp it, draw it, cut it out, use an image or the real thing, but there must be at least one leaf on your card. Simple, I know, but we see them everywhere in the crafting world, so I thought we'd include one among our challenges.
Here is what Ann came up with:
Simply beautiful!! And DT member Amy came up with this one:
That lace trim is such a nice touch, Amy! Thanks to both of you for your fine examples. If you want to see more of Ann's work, pop on over to her blog, Creative Antics, and say 'hi'. I guess now it's time to 'leaf' it up to you ;)