Tuesday, August 23rd

Christie Black — GCU June Challenge Winner

Christie Black’s Creations from the Heart Please add any awards or contests you’ve won outside of GCU. I really hadn’t entered many contests, but when I was in 7th grade, I won 2nd Place in a contest held by the city with my drawing of a historic building on our Main Street. In 2001, my design was chosen in a logo contest for a program the city was doing. I had many of my designs chosen as “Today’s Best Awards” on Zazzle. Please add the URLs of your favorite cards in your storefront. My three favorites for now are very recent cards.  I think they represent what I like to Click to Read more…

Friday, July 22nd

Gorgeous Grandma Day – July 23

  Gorgeous Grandma Day was invented by author and radio show host Alice Solomon to celebrate women over 50 who have grandchildren and who are growing old gracefully – also known as Glammas. What is a gorgeous grandma? She’s a grandmother who lives life to the fullest, takes care of herself, is a lifelong learner, is open to new ideas, loves life, shares her enthusiasm for life with those around her, Examples of gorgeous grandmas: Idiosyncraticfashionistas  — Two grandmothers who describe themselves as style bloggers for women of a certain age. And style they have! Actress Susan Sullivan — Martha Rodgers on Castle — Actress Susan Sullivan plays Martha Rodgers, Click to Read more…

Wednesday, July 13th

French Fries Day — July 13

  Whether you call them “chips”, as in the UK, “pommes frites” in France, or “patatas fritas” in Spain — it all means the same thing: French fries, that glorious comfort food that can be eaten in many forms: waffled, Cajun-style, or curly, just to name a few. Belgium and France both claim that French fries originated in their countries. Wherever they come from, French fries are popular, with Americans eating an average of 30 lbs each year. American president Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing French fries to America when he served them at a White House dinner in 1802. While Americans typically each their fries with ketchup, people Click to Read more…

Wednesday, July 6th

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

  A webmaster — also referred to as a web developer/architect, website administrator, or website publisher, among other titles —   is responsible for the development and maintenance of your website. July 6 is the day designated to show your appreciation to your webmaster by taking them to lunch. What would you do without their magic coding fingers, their dedication to developing and keeping your website up and working, and the long hours they work? Your webmaster is a key player on your team, is available 24/7 in case of a website emergency, and is required to keep up with a constantly-changing industry.   How can you celebrate Take Your Webmaster Click to Read more…

Monday, July 4th

Fourth of July

  Fireworks, roasted marshmallows, family get-togethers … no holiday is more all-American than the Fourth of July.   A commemoration of our adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Independence Day is celebrated in big towns and small towns all across America with parades, barbeques,  red, white, and blue decorations, political speeches, and a patriotic feeling shared by all.   The Declaration of Independence is the document that spells out the thirteen American colonies’ freedom from British rule. Voted on by Congress on July 2 and ratified on July 4, this important document contains, in its second sentence, what is widely regarded as the most meaningful statement on human rights:   Click to Read more…

Saturday, June 18th

Father’s Day

  Father’s Day, celebrated this year June 19, is a day to celebrate the man who tells dad jokes, sings along to the radio when your friends are in the car with you, gives threatening looks to your dates — and dries your tears when the boy you like doesn’t give you a second look, surprises you by picking you up after school to bring you for ice cream “just because”, and is the man with whom you compare all other men. Father’s Day was first celebrate in 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd, after hearing the sermon for Mother’s Day the year before, wanted a day to recognize the importance of Click to Read more…

Friday, June 17th

Betsy Bush — GCU May Challenge Winner

  Visit Betsy Bush’s store Dragonfire Graphics Please add the URLs of your 3 favorite cards in your storefront. Please list any of your professional social media sites: I have a few social media sites but must confess I don’t pay attention to them the way I should. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Blog What was your inspiration for your winning card?  Please walk us through the process of how this card went from an idea to a greeting card. I browsed all of the available June International/National days and 2 jumped out at me, National Nature Photography Day and National Cancer Survivors Day. I wrote them both down and had them Click to Read more…

Tuesday, June 7th

National Best Friend Day June 8

  A best friend laughs with you (and at you, when you deserve it), shares your moments of sorrow and pain, brings you chocolate when you need it, and doesn’t let you forget how wonderful you are. A best friend can help you handle anxiety, makes you more optimistic, and gives you emotional and physical strength. If you need to talk to your best friend right away, she’ll drop everything to be with you. If you need someone to serve as a sounding board, your best friend will give you feedback. And, of course, if you need someone to give you unconditional love and support, your best friend is your Click to Read more…

Wednesday, May 25th

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is a day to commemorate the men and women who have died in the military service of the United States. Observed on the last Monday in May, it is traditional to fly the flag at half-staff from dawn until noon on Memorial Day. Many families visit cemeteries and place flags on the graves of loved ones who died in the service of their country. Other typical Memorial Day observances include a parade with the American Legion color guard, veterans and their families, local politicians, and local community members. Memorial Day is recognized as a federal holiday, and all non-essential government offices are closed. Click to Read more…

Monday, May 23rd

International Tiara Day — May 24

  Every woman deserves a tiara. It reminds those around us that we are special, empowered, and intelligent, and we are to be treated accordingly. Bowing to us isn’t always necessary, but a “Yes, of course, your Majesty” occasionally would be nice! International Tiara Day is celebrated May 24, Queen Victoria’s birthday. You can celebrate International Tiara Day by, certainly, wearing a tiara, and maybe having a tea for friends and family. A tea dress isn’t necessary, but it would be fun to dress up a little bit. And you and your friends will, of course, want to wear your tiaras to your tea. Tea is served between lunch and Click to Read more…

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