Today is the beginning of my new challenge! The Challenge is called WORD OF the WEEK, thus the keyword WOW! I love ALL of the Splitcoast Weekly Challenges, but find I have the easiest time creating a card for Saturday's Inspiration Challenge! SmilynStef always picks the best websites and inspiration pieces! So I wanted to try my own version of an inspiration challenge.
This challenge was also inspired a bit by Julia Stainton and a "Ways to Use it Challenge" entitled "One Word". We had to make a card with any images but only "one word" on the card, and that got me to thinking about how cards can be inspired by words, too!
My love of words started way back when I was learning to read. Language Arts and English were my favorite subjects throughout school, and these became my strongest subjects, too. My sweet Uncle Barry presented me with quarters from his infamous "sailor" bank whenever I visited him in Sackets Harbor, NY, and I often chose to go and buy books. Two of the most important books that I have ever purchased were with that money! I bought the "Joy of Signing" so that I could learn sign language, and that was one of the most influential steps in my becoming a Speech Pathologist. I also bought a brand-spanking new red Webster's Dictionary that I still have today! I told him I wanted to read the WHOLE thing, and that I would start by learning a few new words a day. Well, I didn't always keep up with this promise, but I am hoping with this challenge, to get back on track!
I chose today's word for obvious reasons! But starting next week, I am going to TRY to open to a random page each week, drag my finger down a page of my Uncle Barry's gift dictionary, and stop at a word (within reason for card-making!)...I will share that word and a definition, and hopefully we'll all learn some new words and have some fun making a card inspired by them!
Today's word of the week is "NEW".
Webster's has a long definition for the word "new", but here are some highlights!
-having existed or having been made but a short time; recent
-having been seen, used, or known for a short time; novel; unfamiliar
-having been in a relationship or condition but a short time
-being other than the former or old
-beginning as the as the resumption or repetition of a previous act or thing
-different from one of the same category that existed previously
-of dissimilar origin and usually of superior quality
This challenge will be much like Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday in the "rule" category...ummmm, there are NO rules! Just make a card inspired by the word of the week...the card can have the "word" on it, or can just be inspired by the definition, or just by what the word means to YOU!
Then post your card at Splitcoaststampers (this week with the keyword "WOW01"). If you are not a member at SCS, just post a link to your card here on my blog in the comments section!
Here is my "New" sample card!
Thanks so much for playing along today! SNUGS!