Thursday, March 15, 2018

Challenge #39 Midway: Optional Theme...A BEARY Sweet Christmas

Hello and happy Thursday folks! Sorry I'm running late with the winner announcement. At least I have caught up with sending out the papers for challenge #33 and #34--a step in the right direction. To call my life a bit chaotic at the moment is somewhat of an understatement but I'll get there eventually and your patience, as always, is appreciated.

Right now though, since we are halfway through the month of March, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their cute images from Imagine That Digistamp, our guest sponsor this month!


Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their spot in the Imagine That Digistamp store:

Beary Merry Christmas

Candy Cane Teddy

Angel Bear with Star

Thank you so much to this month's generous sponsor for providing such sweet images for the team to work with! Please pop over and pay Imagine That Digistamp a visit when you have the chance! You are sure to find something to add to your wish list while you are there!

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called A Beary Sweet Christmas. Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of March 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 below.

Please click "like" to choose the ONE paper that you would like offered up to participants who link up a minimum of two cards during the month of March. Poll will be open until March 31st, 11:59 p.m. EST. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the actual paper looks like by bringing the preview ABOVE up in the lightbox.

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 March. Whether you choose to link up ANY type of Christmas or holiday card you've made for a chance to win this month's Paper Kit, or link up two of them 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.

Challenge #39

 Optional Theme:

A BEARY Sweet Christmas

Don't you just love bears?! Black bears, brown bears, polar bears, and even koala bears, they are just so darn cute. And, who can pass up an adorable teddy bear! My little teddy bear has seen better days but he got me through some really difficult times during childhood. Whether real or stuffed (toys that is!), there is just something so cute and cuddly about a bear--mind you I wouldn't want to be approaching the brown bears traversing our front yard in the summer, any time soon for a quick cuddle. I'll simply adore the real ones from a far. There are also lots of sweet bear related items that can be found during the Christmas season as well--decorations, cards, ornaments, etc.--all paying tribute to the bear. 

That is why this month, in order to have a chance to win the prize from our guest sponsor, we want you to create a card that has a BEAR as the focal point. You can choose to use any kind of bear image--whether real, cartooned or of the teddy bear variety. 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.

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win the featured paper set. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10 gift certificate to the Imagine That Digistamp store.

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 different kind of link up where we have both an Anything Goes Christmas or other December Holiday 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 #39 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget, if everything goes according to plan...

  • I'll try and get the winner announcement done before the month is out. 
  • Pat will be here on March 23rd with a new Christmas Craft suggestion.
  • Our new challenge will start on April 1st.
  • 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!

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