Saturday, August 15, 2015

Challenge #8 Midway: Optional Theme...Snow People

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #8.  It is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from The Stamping Boutique, our guest sponsor this month!

Check out all the wonderful images that the Merry Maidens got to work with this month for the mid point of the challenge.  Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their page in the The Stamping Boutique store where each of these images can be found.

#525 Snowman-Bring it on!!!
Snowman-Bring it on!!! Digital Stamp

#89 Snowfriends
Snowfriends Digital stamp

#498 Happy, Happy Snowman
Happy,happy snowman Digital stamp

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called Snow Much Fun, based on the theme for this challenge.  Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of August will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. Additionally, one random winner will earn the full set of papers.

Have your say in determining which paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month by completing the poll in the sidebar on the top right hand side.
 Now check out what the Merry Maidens came up with to inspire you.   Edwina is back with two and Monica, my Co-coordinator, also had the chance to make a card for the midway of the challenge.  Sadly, I didn't get my extra Christmas card done this month.  I'll have to make up for it soon as Christmas will be here before I know it!  Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.

So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for?   It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for August.  Whether you choose to link up two Anything Goes themed cards simply to earn your free paper this month, or you choose to also follow the optional theme to have a chance at the sponsor's prize, it is completely up to you! 

Here is a refresher of the details for this challenge...

Please remember that this is a CARDS ONLY link up.  While we've had some lovely tag entries in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.

Optional Theme:  Snow People
  “Snowmen fall from heaven, one flake at a time.”  ~Author Unknown
 Another month has passed and we are one month closer to the big day.  In North America and other places around the world, soon the leaves will start changing and after that we will begin to see signs of winter. As children, we always looked forward to that first flake of snow and of course our first snowman. Now, we still have a few more months to wait for real snowmen, but that doesn't stop us from showcasing them on a card right now.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that there is a snow person featured prominently somewhere on your card.  Whether it is part of your image, part of your paper or just an embellishment, it is up to you.  If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.

Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of 2 digital stamps from The Stamping Boutique (3 if your card features a stamp from The Stamping Boutique).

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab.  As this is a unique kind of link up where we have both an anything goes Christmas option and an optional theme to follow, be sure to read all the details and rules you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog).

You can find the Challenge Details Summary along with the link up for Challenge #8 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on August 23rd, when Monica will be back to share another holiday tradition with you all.
  • We'll be introducing our new DT members soon so stay tuned to meet them!
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on September 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #8 will be posted on September 8th.
  • Other special posts may be published throughout the month.  Be sure to sign up to have our posts delivered by email or follow us through Bloglovin' so you don't miss a thing!

We look forward to seeing you participate!

1 comment:

America said...

Fabulous Blog, great Inspiration. Thanks.