It's the 15th of the month and don't be shocked - I'm not even late with my Dueling Darling post!! (a minor miracle, haha) April & Kadie are our hostesses this month and here's their challenge:
"For September we decided that since there are so many cute stamps out right now with different country themes, that we would travel the globe and celebrate culture! Please find enclosed in your kit, a stamp that represents a certain country and papers and embellishments to match this travel theme. Feel free to make this month's challenge your own in any way. Whether it be with a sentiment or embellishment that reflects your own heritage or just by sharing with us in your post what your heritage is and what traditions you have in your family that celebrate those origins.
Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Kadie and April"
...And April added for the Dazzlers:
"To tell the truth friends, I loved the heritage and tradition theme and chose to send generic people that you can customize! I hope you don't mind! I kept the accessories in black and white theme so they can coordinate with your design!
The stamps are from two sets from CTMH:
Family Ties - Adult
Family Ties - Children
The embellishments are from Michael's."
Well, this really got me thinking...and searching. It seems that I have no travel-related stamps, or stamps that depict a certain country, or heritage that I can claim as my own...what to do???
Then I thought of what a great group this is, how different we all are, and the friendships we've formed. Bingo! I had an idea:
I decided to use the children images sent by April, and tried to color them differently, although the distinction is lost a bit in the photo.
The sentiment is from Inkadoo and always makes me smile. And it's pretty true also!
As for my personal heritage, it's Slovak, Russian, German and Swedish. About 1/4 each. Lots of Pickled Herring, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and loads of incredible baked goodies that I don't even know the names of. Weddings and family reunions were filled with music played on the accordion, (yes there were polkas) laughter, love and amazing food.
Give yourself a nice break and visit the Divas & Dazzlers (links on the right) and admire their creations and read their own stories of their traditions and heritage. Thank you for stopping by my little blog today!