Before I get to the inspiration behind this challenge and my card, I'd like to thank everyone who played along with our It's a Man's World challenge. We were thrilled to see so many amazing cards and projects! And, while I'm at it, let me give a huge shout out to Annie for hosting such a fun challenge and offering such a generous prize. :)
The Story Behind our July W2SB Challenge
There seem to be several Chocolate Days interspersed throughout the calendar year. For this month's challenge, we have chosen to celebrate the July 7 Chocolate Day. And, when I think of crafting to a chocolate theme, that adorable Inkadinkado kid quote "All You Need in Life is a Friend with Chocolate" comes to mind.
This little kid quote always reminds me of my friend Susan. Susan and I started out as colleagues who ate lunch together during our high school lunch period. During one of the lunches, Susan described the less-than-pleasant day she was having. When I went back to my room, I remembered that I had one of those fundraising candy bars in my desk. At the next class change, I went to deliver this bit of chocolate to Susan. When I gave the candy bar to Susan, her response was, "Is this still good?" -- to which I replied, "I didn't know chocolate could go bad. I don't think I've ever had chocolate last long enough for that to be a problem." As it turns out, Susan thought the candy bar was left over from a sale at the beginning of the school year while it had been purchased just recently during a fundraiser for a neighborhood school. More importantly, we both had a huge laugh about the situation and became the best of friends. So, when I hear the words A Friend with Chocolate, I think of Susan. :)
My Friend-with-Chocolate Card
Unfortunately, I don't have that adorable Inkadinkado stamp. Guess that means a little computer word processing is in order. Since this birthday card is going to a friend who works in a school, I chose to include little Sophie's name and age. :)
How about another opportunity to win $20 to Simon Says Stamp?! In addition to our W2SB Winner's Badge and a Guest I-Teamer spot, we will award an SSS gift certificate to one talented crafter. Hope you all will have a chance to play along with our friend-with-chocolate challenge. :)
Think I'm going to link my chocolate-y card up to the current Shopping Our Stash bauble, button, and bow challenge. It for sure has one big bow -- and maybe three baubles, if those little chocolate pastries count. :)
There's still time to play along with our Cards in Envy Just Beachy challenge. We'd love for you to join us for this fun challenge.
Helped organize and facilitate an Any Hero card-making event on Monday. Will try and share more about this on Friday.
Think that's it for now. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!