Okay, it's For Fun Challenges time again. Last week's challenge was HUGE! 181 entries kept us busy checking out your cards and visiting your blogs. It's one of the things I love about being on a design team. I get to see so many different blogs each week where I find out about new stamp companies, techniques and gather ideas for new craft projects to work on (though I think by now my idea notebook has enough craft ideas to keep me busy well into 2025.)
So, let's talk about this week's challenge! MelJen's designs is our sponsor this week. I am a long time fan of her digital stamps, and if you take a moment to visit her site, you'll know why. Animals! Adorable happy little animals! How could I possibly resist? She's got dog breeds, kitties, mice, bunnies, even rats. I want every last stamp in her shop.
Now, the big reveal...this week's challenge theme is...watermelon! Yes, that cold, delicious, juicy symbol of all things summery. Some people put salt on it, but between you and me, I'm sure you can agree, they are weirdos. Why add one more step between cutting and eating? I can hardly stand to wait till it's in slices as it is. I'm tempted to just dive in with a spoon the minute I see a flash of red flesh. (Did that sound too zombie-like?)
"Watermelon? Did somebody say there's watermelon around? Gimmie gimmie gimmie!"
Please excuse the interruption. That's Howard. He's a big fan of watermelon. Actually he's a fan of food of pretty much any kind. His physique kind of shows it, though I try to keep it from getting out of control. Male rats have a tendency to turn into big squishy boys, though it's not good to let them get *too* squishy. Anyway, let's get to my card this week:
Could this mousey be any cuter? And he's happily chowing down on watermelon ice cream (yeah, okay, I stretched it a little, but I *would* love some watermelon sorbet and so would most of the mice I know.) I've also entered this card into the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon (summer theme). I've been hoarding that gorgeous pink and purple flowered ribbon for quite a while and finally decided that *this* was the card that called for it.