I vote craftst3 gets to choose 'cause he/she was OP who revived the idea....
anyone care to second the motion so we can get busy before the month is over????
Melvira - I think we both "facilitated" different threads, with similar focuses. I remember yours... TOTM...any medium... cakes, cookies, whatever. The one that I administered (in the cookie forum) was the monthly cookie club - decorated cookies only. It was going on for about 2 years, I think, starting in 2007 (thanks to Cake Princess) and fizzled out about a year ago. I think someone else may have started something similar for a few months a while after that, which then fizzled out also.
So, we are both willing and happy to get it up and going again, which is great! It sure was a lot of fun to see people's creations! I think the question now is which do people want - all mediums or cookie only? or both?
OK, then let's get it going again!
For the first month, lets see if we can come up with a theme... from then on, the first person who posts a picture for the month gets to choose the theme for the next month (I'll still start the threads each month, the theme "chooser" will just rotate).
What are your ideas for an April theme?
Melvira, I think maybe you missed this post when you logged on. Bonniebakes had already offered to start it up again before you did.
Oh, ok, I was the creator of the original TOTM so was just offering to start that one up again, but someone can sure start a new one. It's definitely fun if you can get people going on it!
I'd like to see cookies only..... I've been wanting to try my hand at this and maybe this will get me going on them! I've seen such great cookies on here: it would be great to see a thread dealing with a theme every month! Thank you for trying to revive this idea!
I recall the Cookie Club BonnieBakes. The reason we started the TOTM was so that people who weren't necessarily good at cookies, or just didn't like doing them could do something else that fit the theme (cake, candy, etc.) If people just want to do cookies that's fine. I just wanted to clarify.
I'd partipipate in months when I wasn't too busy. It almost seems like there already is a theme of the month for cakes... which is the cake contest.
So I think it would be nice to restrict the media to "non-cake" items -- cookies and candies, maybe.
I'm for the cookies only on this one...
Maybe someone would like to start one for each medium
for those who don't do cookies....it'd be a great time to get their feet wet, yes?
or call it whatever but separated by end product and in their own forum...
I think you could just have BonnieBakes renew her cookie club. It was very popular. TOTM's whole point was to not focus on one medium. If I relaunch TOTM, we won't be in 'competition' with the cookie club, it's a completely different entity.
This sounds wonderful! Count me in
Count me in too! I'm interested in them all.
It will only work, if people actually POST cookie pictures this time.
It will die, as it has before, if people only want to look at others' cookies.
SO -- when do we start? Now or May?
it sounds like there's enough support for reviving the cookie of the month club... so here are the suggestions for the April theme (sorry if I inadvertently left anyone's idea out):
* no theme
* Earth Day
if we can come to consensus on a theme soon, I'll et the thread up and running (with the "guidelines") by the end of the week.
How does that sound?
sounds good, I'm game for any theme!! someone needs to just pick one lol
Just fling a cookie at the list, Bonnie!
How about going with Spring? In a way, it really could encompass all of the ideas listed above!
i hope the cookie club keeps going this time. it always seems to do good for a month or two and then fizzles. it was a lot of fun!
p.s. hey mel! haven't been around alot! hope everythings going good!
I like the spring theme, it includes all of the ones listed so far. I am going to try and participate. I could use more cookie making.
OK, sounds like "spring" should be the April theme. I'll start a thread now and post a link in this thread.... the guidelines (I'll just keep the same ones as before, unless anyone objects) will be in the first post of the thread. Add your pictures for the theme in that thread.
The first person to post a picture to that thread gets to choose the theme for next month (just pm me your choice and I'll start the threads with the new themes within the first couple of days of each month.
If you have any questions, just ask.
Bonniebakes, thanks for starting this up again! It sounds like it will be great !
OK..... here we go!!