Tuesday, July 29, 2008

announcing the long awaited "Sweet Marie-Pour l'amour du français" itty bitty book swap...

(Various photos of France found on internet, courtesy of Microsoft clipart)

(Various Marie Antoinette photos courtesy by and found on internet)

('Marie Antoinette' Photo by and courtesy of Lady Reading Website gallery )

I love Sweet Marie and anything and everything French...ever since I saw Kirsten Dunst in the remake of 'Marie Antoinette', my love of the French truly came out of hiding...I've been thinking about France, searching for anything French, listening to French music and creating things about the French...my sis, Mary Ann has also introduced me to flickr a few years ago...and I'm a loyal follower of hers in many of her flickr art group/challenges. She has helped me with my first flickr group, 'Sweet Marie-pour l'amour du francais' and I am so happy to see so many other lovers of 'Sweet Marie' and anything and everything about the French. This group has grown and the photos that are being submitted are quite lovely!

I also have been enamored with those itty bitty books that my sis and our flickr group have been creating...so without further adieu, I'm announcing a

'Sweet Marie-Pour l'amour du francais' itty bitty book swap

This art challenge will follow my sis' fabulous tutorial instructions here, here and here.

Basically, participants will be limited to 25. So we'll be making 25 itty bitty pages.

If you're interested, here's the basic 411 (based on my lovely sis' basic 411 info):

1) send me an e-mail me with your basic 411 (full name, blog/flickr sites, e-mail, snail addy) to jo @ labourof_love@hotmail.com (labourof_love at hotmail.com). I will keep a running list of participants in my flickr group so go there to check out if you made it in...I'm only taking sign-ups until Monday, August 4th, 2008 or until we've reached 25 participants

2) make 1 original (2.75 inches x 3.5 inches) on cardstock paper and color photo copy the rest (24) on cardstock. Then embellish as you wish, leaving about 1/2 inch space on the left side for binding purposes

3) Pages must be mailed to me by the deadline date: November 1st, 2008

4) Nominal fee of $6.00 (US) or $8.00 (International) requested (shipping+front/back cover & binding costs) can be mailed to me or if using paypal, e-mail me and I'll send my paypal info to you)

5) Theme: Marie Antoinette or anything French

Here are some links to check out more pics of Marie Antoinette:

marie antointette pics pics1 marie movie marie gallery or
go to Catherine Moore's site to see her beautiful "Queen of Tart" clear stampers and order some to use in this challenge...;) I know I will...(plus hopefully, I'll be getting one from Catherine soon-yipeeee...see post below...)

Hoping to see some sweet pals join me in my very first itty bitty book collaborative!
Bonne Nuit...
xoxo jo ;)


Gina2424 said...

Great idea Jo! You and Mary Ann are super!

Labour of Love said...

thanks so much sweet gina, you are always tooooo kind! so glad that you'll be able to join in on this one too...your love of sweet marie and the French will surely shine!!! can't wait to see what you'll come up with...xoxo jo ;)

Mona said...

Wow I love this contest, I am sad because I have too much going on, I am sorry I did not respond to your comment on my blog. But I read it all and you can leave long comments on my blog anytime, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been so busy with my kids, I homeschool year around. So have you seen any good movies lately? I have I just saw American Birds it was soooo good I saw it on veoh and I loved it very thought provoking it had moments where I was grossed out but it was balanced with laughter and wonderful human emotion, if you want I will send you the link. Take Care.