Where did June go?! This summer is already flying right past us! Whether you are diving into the pool, away on vacation, or simply staying inside under the AC...hopefully you are finding plenty of scrappy time!
This weekend, we celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S. How blessed we are to have such a free country! What are your plans for this weekend? Don't forget your camera!
You will see a proud display of our American pride over at Have Your Way With Paper right now. Everyone is uploading a patriotic avatar, and there is red, white, and blue all over the place! Come join us and proudly display your love and pride in your country by uploading your own patriotic avatar today! :)
And don't forget to check out the "Patriotic Gallery Inspiration" section of this newsletter to gain some inspiration for those 4th of July pages!
Sponsor of the Month
Since 1994, Stampington & Company of Laguna Hills, California, has been a leading source of information and inspiration for arts and crafts lovers around the world.
Launched with a small line of rubber stamps by President and Publisher Kellene Giloff, the company has since expanded to include more than 1,500 stamp images and best-selling publications, including The Stampers’ Sampler, Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, Somerset Memories (formerly Legacy), Art Doll Quarterly, and Take Ten.
Known for stunning full-color photography and step-by-step instructions, Stampington & Company’s publications provide a forum for both professional artists and hobbyists to share their beautiful handmade creations with one another.
Check out the message board and gallery to see what our Design Team creates with these wonderful products!
The Queen is Turning 60!
And she requests your presence on the message board to help her celebrate!
Our Queen of HYWWP, Rosemary, is turning 60 this month, and to kick this month off with a bang, she is issuing fun challenges for us all. But that's not all...every challenge you complete provides you with the opportunity of winning a RAK (random act of kindness) from Ms. Roe! She decided to celebrate her birthday by giving back to the members of our online family...how cool is that?!
We love you, Roe, and love that we get to celebrate this milestone birthday with you. You are so special to us, and you truly are our "Queen." Happy Birthday, sweet lady!
It's Par-tay Time!!!!!!!!!!!
July Spotlight Member of the Month: Robin Bullock
User Name: RobinB
Robin is a genuine and well loved member of our wonderful online community! Her sweet sincerity is something you will notice right away, and boy can she make some pretty 2-pagers! We are blessed to showcase her as our Spotlight Member of the Month! To learn more about Robin, you'll have to register on Have Your Way With Paper and visit the message board Spotlight Member Forum.
NEW feature at HYWWP! Guest Design Team Member!
Guest Designer for July, August, & September is.....RITA!
That's right! We have a fun new feature at HYWWP! For 3-month terms, we will be searching for Guest Design Team Members starting THIS month! Our guest DT members will receive products each month during their term and will be required to make a least 2 creations a month with those products. Guest DT members will be required to be active in our forums and in our gallery. There was no call this first time, but be on the look out in future months because we will be holding a contest or a call for our next Guest DT member! We would love to see what you have to offer, so get those layouts and projects ready! Our first call will be held in September!
For July through September, our own Ms. Rita will be our first Guest DT member! Rita is sure to inspire you all with her adorable layouts and projects.
If you are interested in being a future Guest DT Member, please join the message board today and start posting. Participation is a key factor in our decision in choosing a Guest DT!
Ongoing Challenges for July!
WOW, do we have a ton going on this month! Come on over to the message board and check out the ongoing list of challenges: Click Here
Patriotic Gallery Inspiration
"It's a Grand Ole Flag" by Erin
"Fun on the Fourth" by Jenny
"4th of July" by Wendi
"Royal Fireworks" by Robin
"July 4th" by Trisha
Sketch of the Month
This month's sketch is brought to you by one of our very talented Design Team members, Trisha! Trisha has shared some awesome sketches with us that she has created, and here is one she wanted to share for this month.
We'd love to see your creations based on this sketch...please upload to our gallery or on the message board to show us what you've done. Enjoy!
Don't forget to check out our Online Gallery for lots of inspiration and great projects!