I recently joined a book club - my first ever. Its an on-line club run via the Sweet Shoppe's community forum, and we're just into the second month of books, so its all new, fresh & welcoming new readers all the time.
This month so far I've read 'The Girl Who Cased the Moon' by Sara Addison Allen - and just loved it. Its a really light, charming & simply happy book to read. I've already ordered another of hers. I'm finding myself progressively reading more & more light-hearted books, rather than the more 'educational'ones. I find I more & more appreciate a little escapism in my choice of books - too many harsh things going on in the world without reading about them in a novel too.
Truthfully I rarely read books - I listen to them instead! ...which is precisely what I'm doing with a second of the book club book choices for May: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
I felt like I'd given into popular demand & downloaded a heavy, deep book, but about 4 hours into the audio unabridged version, I am a total convert. Its a beautifully written story - the audio version is told by 2 actors, an older Jacob & a younger version, and it works splendidly. If you've never tried listening to a story - give it a go with this book, its worth joining a club like Audible for this one alone.
I hope you like the 'lil Love Bot box above (the little robot makes me smile) - the papers worked perfectly to make this more masculine themed gift box, don't you think? Its complimented by this card - perfect for your man on any special occasion :) The designs are all by Ju Kneipp, though the box template is by Heather Roselli.
Have I mentioned Heather has a new-look blog?? She's also beginning to sell her templates for commercial use too!! I've been pestering her for this for ages! Her range of Stick Learnings are also worth a peek if you've small children - made in happy collaboration with Rebecca from the CT team. I've a couple of how-to's on the blog if you're interested too :)
Finally, in response to a art journal themed challenge this month, I had a go at making a journal cover in this new-to-me style. This was the result:
I didn't have a journal to actually cover so I made one with recycled card & key rings. I will definitely try this style again - including the 'she would...' quote idea. It was fun & nice to try something a little different :) Its made with lots of SuzyQ Scrap's goodies!
I'm off to dry my hair after swimming (30 lengths this morning!), and get more washing on the line :)
Wishing you a sunny day too,