January 19, 2014

PND 'Anything Goes' Challenge

Hello my friends....I'm trying really hard to get back in the swing of things since my Mother passed at the beginning of January and my creative mojo seems to have just gone out the window.  But today starts a new challenge with Paper Nest Dolls and the theme is 'Anything Goes'...so I'm all in and here goes anything!
I previously made a graduation card using 'Graduation Ellie' that I thought would be perfect for this challenge.  I know it's not graduation season but there's nothing like having plenty of time to prepare!  Summer is only 4-5 months away.   I love the colors of the papers from My Minds Eye Kate & Co 'Cambridge Court' collection.  Not sure there are any school colors that match but I love the colors anyway!!

The new year has brought some changes to the Paper Nest Dolls challenge blog.  Check out the blog HERE. We're offering to one grand prize winner (randomly selected) a $20 online gift certificate for the Top pick when a Paper Nest Dolls image is used in their entry.  One free digital image for the Top 3 randomly selected entries (not required to use a Paper Nest Dolls image) will be given as well. Check out all the cute images at the Paper Nest Dolls online store HERE.

We also a guest sponsor this challenge - Frog Dog Studio is offering a $20 gift certificate as well for the winner of this challenge. Check out their online store HERE 

The challenge starts today, 1/20 and runs through Friday, 1/31 and all winners will be announced on the blog Sunday, 2/2. 

COPICS used:
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29
Cap/Gown: Y21. Y23, Y26
Accents: BG70, BG75
Diploma: W0, W2
Flowers/Wrapper: RV63, RV66, RV69, YG67

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create!


January 6, 2014

Welcome 2014

Hello my friends.  I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  I'm sorry I've been MIA for a while.  I was on vacation from my day job for the last couple of weeks and decided to use that opportunity to recharge my batteries so to speak.  Unfortunately, on January 3, 2014 my Mother passed away suddenly.  She was 83 years old and in frail health but it was still rather unexpected. 

I normally participate in both The Paper Nest Dolls challenges and the monthly Crafty Chicks blog hop but unfortunately they are both occurring today and I am not yet in a creative mind.  I do plan to participate in the next PND challenge which will start on 1/20 and then be a part of the February Crafty Chicks blog hop.

If you would like to see whats happening on both of those for this month check these links:

PND Challenge Blog

Crafty Chicks Monthly Blog Hop start HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon.  Thanks for understanding my need to take a bit of time off.