Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Challenge #9 Midway: Optional Theme...Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

Hello everyone!  We have reached the midway point of Challenge #9.  It is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Fresh Brewed Designs, our guest sponsor this month! 

Check out the lovely 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  Fresh Brewed Designs store where each of these images can be found.
#1860 Striped Tree

 #1951 Santa Takes a Nap

 #1346 Christmas Holly

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

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of September 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.   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 September.  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:  Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a Christmas Tree each year? If you do, do you opt for a real one, a fake one, a small ceramic (for those who live with curious cats like I do) or some other kind of Christmas Tree? Do you put it up right after Thanksgiving, wait until Christmas Eve, or maybe put it up somewhere in between? Most families have their own traditions passed down which they continue from year to year. The decorations people put on their trees are as varied as the trees themselves! Some are sparse with their choices and others make sure that very little green is left showing.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, we want to see a Christmas Tree (preferably a decorated one) somewhere on your card.  Baubles, glass ornaments, twinkling lights, garland, tinsel and even strips of popcorn are popular choices.  We can't wait to see what your decorated tree will look like!   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.

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 #9 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on September 23rd, when Monica will be back to share another holiday tradition with you all.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on October 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #9 will be posted on October 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:

Barbara Washburn said...

Lisa, Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm enjoying exploring yours! The DT cards are very pretty and your papers have some pretty designs. I won't be able to join in until later in October, but will be sure to post some of my creations when I'm settled in back home.
Blessings, Barbara