A New Challenge Blog

As you know, I recently celebrated my 1 year anniversary as a blogger. Prior to that, I never realized what a fun "Big community is involved in crafting and blogging on line. I have loved playing in the challenges and being a designer on various teams and thought someday I would love to have a challenge of my own...

One of the link ups that I participate in is called The 12 months of Christmas Link up for 2014 and is run on my good friend Lisa's blog over at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. She has had a lot of success with the link up and had 400 cards entered in just the first six months (from January to the end of June). that is pretty impressive since this link up has never been advertised. Lisa approached me mid summer and asked if I wanted to co-coordinate this new challenge blog taking it from a link up to an actual challenge blog with prizes and all. I jumped at the opportunity. If you know Lisa, she puts 150% into everything she does. She has been a great mentor and source of inspiration since I have started blogging and though this was a great way to get my "feet wet" so to speak in running a challenge. So, for the last two months we have been very busy working at all the behind the scenes stuff we need to get ready before we launch the new blog.

Now, don't worry, the premise behind the link up is staying the same, we're just adding an extra incentive. You'll still get the chance to link up as many cards as as you want; each month that you link up a minimum of two cards, you'll still earn a free digital paper; and there will still be a bonus gift for a random winner at the end of the year.  However, now we're adding some changes that hopefully will provide an incentive for even more people to play along.

We are expanding the link up to include and optional theme each month and are workig on bringing on some sponsors. Anyone who submits a card adhering to the monthly theme, will have the chance to win a prize from that month's guest sponsor. We'll also be bringing on a team (stay tuned for a DT call  coming soon), offering up tutorials and bringing you facts each month on holiday traditions and customs from around the world.

The link up will stay over at Decosse's dynamite Doodles until the end of this year, so that we can start fresh in January on the new blog.  However, we will start posting on the new blog in a few weeks and we sure hope that you will become a follower so that you do not miss out on any of the pre -challenge posts. Lisa and I are really excited and hope that you will stick by us during the transition and pop over to our new challenge blog to say hi over the next few months. You never know, there just might be some goodies...


  1. Wow huge congrats to you and Lisa with this wonderful new challenge. Its a stunning idea and I cant wait to see it going live. All the best with the hard work behind the scenes.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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