Sunday, September 28, 2014

12 Months of Christmas Link Up August Winners + An Announcement
Okay, so, I'm obviously running late with getting out the winner announcement for August but I do have a really good reason this time.  

In the early part of the summer, I started toying with the idea of creating a separate blog for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up for 2015.  For just the first six months (from January to the end of June), the link up has seen over 400 cards entered.  That is pretty impressive since this link up has never been advertised.  After putting some more thought into it and flushing out some ideas, I decided to make the commitment.  Then after discussing the ideas with my good friend Monica Taylor, from TaylorMade Cards 4U, she decided to join me in this venture as a co-coordinator.  I couldn't be happier!!!  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 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 incentive for even more people to play along.

We are expanding the link up to include an optional theme each month and are working 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 here 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.   Monica and I are really excited and hope that you will stick by us during this 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...

Okay so now it is time to get on with announcing the stats for August.  Once again, I've been so impressed with the quality of cards being linked up.  I'm so pleased that so many of you are participating.  Here are the stats for the month of August...


YaY.  I actually got all the numbers to add up again this month.  That is two in a row.  Go me!  Eighteen people linked up a total of 88 cards to the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up during the month of August.  Sixteen of those individuals linked up a minimum of two cards each qualifying them to receive the eighth paper of the season, which I've included the watermark of, below. 

So, the following people need to send an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca, or by clicking HERE to bring the address up in your email program, with the subject heading, "Christmas Link Up--August": 
  • Crafting Vicky
  • Susan Renshaw
  • Hazel
  • Helen/Made by Helen
  • Marji--Tiggerscraps
  • Suze
  • D~DesignsByDragonfly
  • Margaret A
  • Edwina Brown
  • Pumpy
  • centralnyscrapper
  • Lady Anne
  • blossom cards:Rachel Taylor
  • Ellis
  • KT Fit Kitty
  • Borqna
Now, as always, if you thought you had linked up two cards but don't find your name in the list above, just let me know and we'll sort things out.

I ask that you continue to be patient with waiting for me to send out your paper.  I promise that I'll get to it as quick as I can.  I will also add these names to the link up page as soon as I can, for anyone who doesn't see this post.  Right now I am battling an abscessed tooth so I'm not in the best shape and not at the computer as much as usual. 

Don't forget, each month you have an opportunity to earn a new Christmas themed paper.  Then at the end of the year there will be an opportunity to potentially earn even more goodies in a special draw.  You can jump in at any time.  All you need to do is link up two cards in any one month, to my 12 Months of Christmas Link Up which can be found by clicking the same titled page above or HERE.  You'll find all the details you need on that post.  Hope to see your cards linked up there!

Well folks, that is it for today.  Time to get the DT Delight post for The Path of Positivity scheduled and then take a much needed break for a few hours.  Take care!

Until next time,

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KT Fit Kitty said...

That's awesome, Lisa! I am very excited about the new blog! Thank you for the free paper! I will email you soon! Actually you just reminded me of something I forgot to do - thank you! Hope your abcessed tooth gets better soon. I've been there and it was some of the worst pain I've had. Sending healing hugs!

Desire Fourie said...

Huge congrats to you and Monica for taking this awesome link up to even greater heights with transforming it to an optional themed challenge. Cant wait for it to go live and all the best with the hard work behind the scene
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}u

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, This is a very pretty paper.
I hope your new venture will work out. I will keep up with it. The one thing that might hurt it is that it will no longer be anything goes for Christmas. Right now as long as it is Christmas it can be linked. That makes it great for those of us making cards for other challenges. Edwina Brown