Friday, April 15, 2016

Challenge #16 Midway: Optional Theme--Gifts Galore

We have reached the midway point of Challenge #16.  Now, while I did manage to get the winner announcement posted for Challenge #14, regrettably I haven't been able to send out the paper yet to those who earned it.  I got slammed down with a really bad virus on the 5th of April and yesterday was the first day that I've been back on-line.  That is also the reason why this post is a little bit late going out this evening--apologies to my team.

Speaking of the team, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Sami Stamps, our guest sponsor for this month!

Check out the lovely images that the team worked with this month for the midway of the challenge.  Clicking on the watermarks will take you to the Christmas and Gifts page in the Sami Stamps store where each of these images can be found.

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

 Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of April 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.  Monica is also here with a card and I'll be along with one shortly I hope too--darn it, I hate when sickness interferes with my crafting!  Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.

 <<<coming soon>>>

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 April.  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.

Challenge #16

Optional Theme:  Gifts Galore
Gift giving is a fun part of Christmas and something we all look forward. Whether we are giving or receiving, it is always fun to watch the surprised faces on Christmas morning when opening up our packages. While it may be a bit early for gift giving, let's add some presents to our cards this month.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has an example of a gift or present on it.  Th gift can be part of the image, in your papers or even as a prominently featured embellishment.  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 a $12.00 gift certificate from Sami Stamps.

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 #16 by clicking HERE.

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

  • Be sure to join us next week when Monica will be here to share a Christmas recipe with you all.
  • Then hopefully I will get the winner announcement for Challenge #15 posted.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on May 1st.
  • Pat will be back in May to share a tradition with all of you.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #16 will hopefully be posted on May 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!

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