Saturday, August 01, 2020

Challenge #68: Opt. Twist…SHIMMER & SHINE

Welcome Christmas Crafters!  It is the first day of a brand new month and it is time for our newest link up. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all those people enduring difficult situations and/or loss as this pandemic and other serious issues rage on throughout the world.

Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have a number of cards completed, we'd love to have you join us and add your cards to our Link Up for a chance to win some goodies!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I created it under the Introductions tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the Challenge Details tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can be found in the right sidebar under the heading Basic Rules Summary.

Oh, and apologies if something looks weird or funky. I've screamed several times during the making of this post due to the new Blogger editor. I've already sent feedback in for five different issues and there are definitely more! The only thing the new editor has done other than annoying the #&^* out of me is to increase the time I spend working on a post since they've removed a number of short cut options. When I created the Paper Poll post, I previewed it and it all looked great. When I went back to grab a link, parts of the post equalling to about half of it had randomly disappeared. Goodness only knows whether that will happen with this post too when it publishes. It was bad enough that one of my paragraphs, the link to the sponsor and the sentence with the link to the Paper Poll kept disappearing while I was working on it! Anyway, enough of my rant. I just hope that enough of the post publishes that it at least makes sense until I can get back online and check it!

Right now, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #68

 Optional Twist: SHIMMER & SHINE

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to add lots of SHIMMER and SHINE to your card by way of glitter, embossing powder, jewels or anything else that will make your card sparkle! 

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate (for digital items only) from this month's sponsor, Taylormade Cards 4 U. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Crumpled Chrome 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

This month we're pleased to have a brand new sponsor join us on The 12 Months of Christmas. It is time to learn a little bit about Taylormade Cards 4 U
Hello, my name is Monica and I live in Prescott Arizona with my husband and two dogs. I have been a crafty person my entire life and enjoy creating. I believe if you can dream it, you can create it! 
I have been able to share my love for vintage theme ephemera through my digital kits, making it easy to create wonderful vintage inspired theme projects helping you turn your cards into keepsakes!

Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you. Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the specific details for all these wonderful cards. Helen will be taking this month off.

Each team member got to work with one of four different kits this month. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's kit featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Taylormade Cards 4 U store where it can be found.

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for August

If you would like a say in determining which digital paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll. Click HERE to head there now.

If everything goes according to plan, our winner announcement for Challenge #67 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on August 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring items from Taylormade Cards 4 U. 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!

Link Up Below:
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), August 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), August 31st, 2020 (all times listed are in Eastern Time).  Please click the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page above for all the rules and details. Maximum 10 entries.

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