There sure are a bunch of contrived "holidays" these days. Some of them are just so...obscure.
- Name Your Cat Day (haven't most people already named their cat?? Just sayin'...)
- Virus Appreciation Day (not something I appreciate)
- Moldy Cheese Day (not to be confused with Stale Bread Day--that's sometime in January)
- International Skeptics Day (I doubt this really exists)
- National Dessert Day (oooh, I like this one, maybe I'll celebrate it all week)
- Bald and Free Day (This conjures up images of guys with chrome domes running through meadows in their boxer shorts ...*shudder*
- Columbus Day (Go figure, a holiday just for a city in Ohio..oh wait, this is a legitimate holiday...never mind)
- ...and those are just in the month of October. Tucked alongside these wacky days of celebration is
October 1st was, in fact, World Card Making Day. It was founded in 2006 by Paper Crafts magazine. Back then it was called National Card Making Day, but it has since evolved to encompass the whole of card-making enthusiasts around the globe--thus, it was changed to "World Card Making Day". I like that it's an equal-opportunity holiday--anyone can participate. It doesn't exclude anyone. There is no age limit, sex or race restriction, ethnic boundary, economic status requirement...all you gotta do to be a part of this is make a card. Simple enough. So here is the card I made. Yeah, it's colored pencil on kraft paper...what can I say, I'm hooked on the look.
And YES, this card is a statement with regard to me and crafting...
I'm back in the saddle, folks.
All digital stamps - Bombshell Stamps
Patterned paper - Flair
Chalk Ink - Clearsnap