April is here, that means spring is well under way for most of us! This is the time of year when we are all thinking about tidying up in the garden and making the place look a little bit neater. We have been planting herbs, potatoes and other veggie type things. For those who donít have a garden why donít you get yourself some pots for your windows and get into the gardening mood too..
CONGRATULATIONS to Heather Lynne who has just had her baby Emmett. He is quite a few weeks early but arrived safely from what I have heard. Emmett weighs in at 4lbs 10 ounces!
Our new hosts this month (and there are a few) in no particular order Ė I hope I donít miss anyone out.
Lady818 (Tammy)who has started hosting Writing & Blogging, crafting & Precious Pets
GingerStorm (Jessica) has recently taken over the Word association, Trivia & Word Games forum, as well as the Sex Talk forum (please pm for a password its a lot of fun)
MomsLilGal03 (Heather) has taken on several of the boards over on the entertainment section, and Dating
dispatchmomma (carolyn) is now working on the Gardening forum, Home decor and Improvement, Organization forum, Holiday Fun, Skin care and Coupletime.
MommyToJoe (Jenny) is on the Ask the beauty Expert Forum
missandrea On the SheKnows beauty club forum
breecan2 (Breeana) on the crafting forum
ChefKim (Kim) on the freebies forum
All these ladies are already doing a wonderful job. However they alone are not enough we need more hosts Ö please help if you can.
Hosts guidelines are posted here Site Announcements/Feedback - SheKnows Message Boards
Our Get-To-Know-You question this month is: Have you ever been caught out with an April Foolís prank? Have you ever played a prank? Please share. Please, all hosts answer this question in the Community Leaders board and leave your P&P email address so you get your points. Thank you.
*remember to answer this question as your monthly check-in in Community Leaders! When answering, please let me know your Points & Prizes username.
I am hoping to do a little feature about a different forum each month, I am going to ask the host(s) on that forum to write a little about what they do
the up for this month is Scrapbooking Scrapbooking - SheKnows Message Boards
Ashley, Christine, Jillian (check spells) are the hosts and they are busy recruiting new members, it would be really good it you could support them by saying hello.
"The scrapbooking board is dedicated to the art & craft of all things scrapbooking related. They are a group of fun and active members who like to chat about scrapbooking, shopping for scrapbooking supplies, and everyday life. Whether you're a seasoned scrapbooker or just starting out, you'll find a host of topics and weekly challenges to explore your hobby."
Dont forget to stop by Ask the Beauty Expert forum
and post a question or two. We have a beauty experpert there Michelle McDermott who is helping us lovely ladies out with beaty tips. The Home Decor Forum
is also being featured in a campaign this month so please keep those topics rolling in. A new club has been created on the SheKnows main website called the SheKnows Beauty Club, you get to try out all sorts of nice things - chat about it here SheKnows Beauty Club - SheKnows Message Boards
Pink decorators' sugar
Jelly bean nose
Chewable Sweet Tart eyes
1. Frost a cupcake with white icing and sprinkle on shredded coconut fur.
2. Cut a large marshmallow in half widthwise. Squeeze each half slightly to give it an oval shape, then decorate the sticky side of each one with pink decorators' sugar and set them in place for ears.
3. Add a jelly bean nose and either jelly bean or snipped Sweet Tart eyes, and mini marshmallows for cheeks. For a finishing touch, draw on decorators' gel pupils or whiskers if you like
THIS IS FOR ADULT SUPERVISION ONLY! The embossed eggs are great, you will guarantee no one else has eggs like these.
What You Need
embossing inkpad and embossing powder,
a rubber stamp with bold lines in the design,
embossing heat tool.
Either hard boil or blow out the egg. Ink the stamp with your embossing ink then sprinkle the embossing powder on it.
Use your heat tool to heat powder on egg until the ink becomes raised from the surface and sets.
You can use the same technique to write names on eggs or create a free-form design using an embossing pen instead of the inkpad and stamp.
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18 International Juggler's Day, Newspaper Columnists Day, Pet Owners Independence Day
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22 Girl Scout Leader Day, National Jelly Bean Day
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