Saturday, April 12, 2008

micro-challenge: BRANCHING OUT!

illustration from "the sultan's perfect tree"
written by jane yolen, illustrated by barbara garrison

i think that i shall never see
a thing as lovely as a tree

and so it shouldn't be too hard
to place a tree upon a card

except if i run out of time
then i shall have to blog in rhyme

and say that i have failed to do
the very thing i urge on you!

and now a translation, for those of you who don't happen to be fluent in bad-poetry:

there's a new caardvarks micro! it starts today and ends at midnight on the 13th. all you need to do is make a card with a tree on it for a shot at a cool prize. i had MANY ideas for this one, but sadly, between getting ready for vacation, and finishing up my cards for next week's special design team gallery sponsored by penguin pants rubber stamps, and contending with the back from H-E-double-hockey-sticks...yeah, it just didn't happen! but there is plenty of inspiration to be found from the rest of the design team in the BRANCHING OUT GALLERY!


  1. Love the card - love the tree and the birds. Lovely card!

  2. Sorry you couldn't join us for this one, but I LOVE your rhyme! Enjoy your vacation, and take care of that back. xo

  3. Not only can you write great movie reviews, you can also write humorous poetry. You're a poet and don't know it...your shoes must be Longfellows! (yuck, yuck, yuck) No need to move to the Midwest, we also do kits for my bird book. Any time you feel inspired to do something new. Love the card..might just have to submit a card myself. You have inspired me again.

  4. heh heh heh i love your poem Lauren!!!

  5. Beautiful! and I love the rhyme. lol


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