Title: Catch 'Mnemonia'!
Hostess: Crafty Math Chick
Day/Date: Saturday, March 10th
Time: 2:00 PM EST
When you were students, some of you may have used a mnemonic device to help you remember something, one of those little tricks where you take the first letter of each word and replace it another word that begins with the same letter to help you remember? A common one from your childhood was the one for the Order of Operations in Mathematics 'PEMDAS' -Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally to help you remember to solve operations in the following order Parentheses Exponents Multiplication Division Addition Subtraction. Well, I have been going to school for a loooong time and had to come up with several of these over the years, so when I read that the theme for VSN was going to be 'spring' my mind automatically thought "S.P.R.I.N.G." and tried to think of catchy words to substitute for the letters.
My challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to come up with your own crafty ingredients to substitute in for the letters in the word "SPRING". Something that begins with the letter S, something that begins with the letter P, etc. EXCEPT - no repeats!
For example, let's say you add a green ribbon to your project - it can either represent your "G" for the color green OR "R" for ribbon, but not both. Get it? Your card does not
need to be a spring card - it can be for any holiday, occasion or season, as long as all of the letters in the word spring are represented. Please tell us in your description what your 'SPRING' is when you upload your photo to the gallery!
Don't be intimidated - I look forward to seeing how creative everyone gets with this! Here are some suggestions to get you started if you are really stuck:
S - Shimmerz, squares, sunflowers, sentiment, Stickles, snowflakes
P - pink, pastles, patterned paper, pearls, paper piecing
R - red, ribbon, rhinestones, rabbit, roses
I - ink, ivy, icycles, ice cream, insect
N - navy, Nestabilities, nesting punches, numbers
G - glitter, green, gingham, girl
Any questions? Feel free to ask!
VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE
1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 10:00 PM EST ON Monday March 12th.
2. You have 45 minutes to complete the challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword, MAR12VSNG, when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure you layout is seen.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!! Thanks for playing in my first VSN challenge.
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I thought it would be fun to keep a tally of all the different SPRING elements everyone used in their cards for this challenge, so I will be updating this as the cards roll in:
S - sentiment (10), sewing, sketch challenge, Spellbinders dies, Sizzix EF (2), sponging (2), stickers, snowflakes, scalloped circle, stripes, stamps (why didn't I think of that? LOL!)(3), square lattice EF, shamrock, Smooch, suede paper technique, Sizzlit die, Souffle pens, Soft Suede, snow, silver brads, square
P - puppy, purple (3), poppy cardstock, paper piercing (3), pearls (6), pink posey, punches (4), paint, prismacolor pencils (2), patterned paper (3), pink (2), paper (2), pinking shears, pears, penguin, pink pirouette, Pop Dots (2)
R - ribbon (21), rabbit (5), rose red cardstock, roller, rhinestones (2), red (5), rose
I - ink (23), image (2), ice green pearls, ice, inchies, icicles (2), impression plate, inspiration from others (I liked that!)(2), Island Indigo, ice cream (2)
N - navy, negative image, Nestabilities (19), nail heads, nude-colored thread, nesting punches, neutral colors (2), newsprint, New Leaf, nine elements on the card, naughty image (heh heh heh), 'new' items (clever!)(2), Not Quite Navy, nature, numbers
G - Glossy Accents (2), 'G-d Bless' sentiment (2), glitter pen (2), glue dots, gumdrop green ink, green (13), grass, gingham ribbon, glitter (6), glitter spray, grey, Glaze pens, Gold Smooch, glitter brads, glue dots