Are you enjoying the long weekend!? We are! Yesterday we went on a hike to enjoy the beautiful weather and it was so nice to sleep in this morning knowing I don’t have to go in to work today. If you’re looking for something to do today, you’ll definitely want to check out the Stampin’ Out Alzheimers event! Jen Tapler is hosting this special event in honor of her father who has Alzheimers. For a small donation of just $5.00 you can join the Stampin’ Out Alzheimers forum where you’ll find tons of challenges, freebie downloads, and much more! All proceeds for the event are being donated to the Alzheimers Assosciation. What a great opportunity to support such a worthy cause and do something we love at the same time!

In support of the event, Taylored Expressions is sponsoring 4 challenges and giving away $100 in TE gift certificates! I’ve designed a special sketch with some bonus challenges just for this event. This is the card I created with the sketch, but you’ll have to sign up for the forum in order to see the sketch and participate in the challenge for a chance to win. Make sure you check out these challenges too for even more chances to win a TE gift certificate:

Two by Two Challenge hosted by Jodi Collins and Karen Motz
Scrapbook Layout Challenge hosted by Sankari Wegman
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge hosted by Karen Giron
For my sketch challenge card I pulled out my Branching Out stamp set. The other day when I was at Michael’s I found this super cute American Crafts ribbon with pears on it! I thought it would look so cute with the whimsical pears from the Branching Out set. I know pears aren’t really brown, blue, orange, and red, but that’s part of the fun of stamping… they can be whatever color I say they are!

One more announcement today! Today is the last Monday in May which means this week is the last of our Mondays in May sale. This week, from May 25th – May 31st, all of the Alterables at the TE Store are 15% off! Check out our Alterable Date Stand, Perfect Package, and the popular Frame Your Imagination vertical stand!