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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Anything Goes Challenge No. 118

Hello, everybody! :D I trust you've all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are here to play along with this week's anything goes challenge with my team and me. Our two wonderful sponsors this week are Bugaboo Stamps and Sweet 'N Sassy!
I'd like to give you all a heads up! Our format will be changing with the next challenge on January 4, 2017. Wow! I cannot believe I am typing 2017! Where did the rest of 2016 go!?! One minute it was January 1st and here we are at the last week of December! Wowzers, as one of my dear imaginary friends likes to say. :)
There are a few other changes as well. We will no longer be a weekly challenge blog. We will have our challenges every other week. We're also changing the sponsorship lineup. I had three or four sponsors I was willing to take on for 2017 but one's no longer sponsoring, two have yet to respond and so, as of now, we will have only the one sponsor next year; however, that does not mean we will totally discontinue having weekly prizes. The remaining challenges will be a mixture of RAKs, gift certificates to a digi shop online or JFF. There's no lineup as of yet. It's all willy nilly but as soon as I have a concrete schedule, I'll be posting it right over there <<<<<----- so keep your eyes peeled! :D
We will discontinue the weekly DT Favorites as well. We will instead have TOP 3s alongside the winner or just a TOP 3, depending on the schedule. My Team and I will continue to comment on entries. In the past I've attempted to comment on each and every entry but I've been unable to do that in a wicked long time and it's caused so much turmoil for me. I've felt awful about being unable to do so. I have viewed each entry and ooh'd and aah'd right along with my team but life has been so incredibly messy this year. I lost my brother in August, injured my knee over the summer and am still recuperating and, finally, my estranged daughter came home to announce she was giving me a grand baby! We've been excitedly planning for that as best as we can considering I can't really do any shopping. We're doing everything online and I'm telling you, it's just not the same thing. It's so much more fun to be able to hold the items and feel what it is we're getting. Then the holidays! One right after another! If I could have, I'd have rescheduled them! Ha! But anyway... then I made the mistake of thinking I could hold down a full-time job, run my blog and join a couple of other DTs just for fun and, haha, NO. I. Couldn't. Do. That. Either! :( And next year, I've baby showers to plan and attend and there'll be a wedding sometime after that. So that's the main reason for the changes. I felt like I was short-changing our participants and I didn't want to start short-changing my 'Dream Team' as well! So I've made some executive decisions after consulting with my DT and these are the changes we're comfortable with for now. As everything in life, if we find things need tweaking... then so be it!
But for now, it is what it is, and I hope you will continue to join our challenges. We've loved having you playing along with our challenges week after week and we look forward to seeing you every other week in 2017. :D
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BUGABOO
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay 
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.
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We strive to bring glory to God through everything we do, for without Him, we could do nothing.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Our Story: 
We are a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive hand-drawn images in both clear and digital stamps to the paper crafting community. 
We got our start back in November of 2007 when Korin was searching for a knight stamp to use for our son's 5th birthday party invitations. The search failed so she decided to draw one herself and, as they say, the rest is history. :) 
That first knight drawing became our first stamp set, which turned into four stamp sets, which soon became many, many stamp sets. 
In addition to our "sweet 'n sassy" images and sentiments, we pride ourselves in offering many KJV scripture stamps. Our personal conviction is that the KJV Bible is the most accurate and we found the industry really lacking in this area, so we decided to do something about it. God's Word is so important to us and we love sharing it with others in this way! 
In February 2009, we introduced digital stamps to our line and what a blessing that was! It opened up a whole new market for us and allowed us to bring even more of our exclusive images to our customers. 
In Fall 2011, we introduced our first die set and it was a huge hit. We have since added others to our die line but only gradually, as they are more expensive to manufacture. We look forward to bringing you more fabulous die designs in the future! 
It has been an amazing journey thus far full of countless blessings and we can't wait to see where the Lord leads next! We invite you join us as we continue on this exciting journey! 
Because He lives, 
Korin & Dan Sutherland
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Using: Tulips
using 'Tulips'
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Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog is an anything goes, weekly challenge blog and you have until Tuesday, midnight, CST to link up with us! xx

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous sponsors and wonderful creations by the DT!! Thank you for this lovely challenge. Happy New Year!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you for the Challenge.
    Nice work DT!
    Greetings and hugs Crealientje.

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  3. Lovely DT Creations, Wishing you a lovely 2017, Hazelx

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  4. Gorgeous creations DT - Michelle x

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  5. Wonderful inspiration made by the DT (as always). You have set up such an awesome challenge blog Ema. I´m sure it will continue to be totally awesome even if you tweak it a bit. All the best for 2017
    Nick

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