Thursday, January 08, 2015

12 Months of Christmas Link Up December Winners + Winners of Year End Goodies
Hello everyone!  It is time for the above badge to officially retire, as December was the last month for the The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up here on my personal blog.  Thank you so much to everyone who linked up their cards during 2014.  From January 1st until December 31st, a total of 1044 cards were linked up.  That was by word of mouth alone as I never advertised this link up with Paper Playful.  Thanks to your support of this unique link up, it grew big enough to acquire a blog solely dedicated to it!!!

I hope that you will come over to the new home for our link up and continue to join us during 2015.  I encourage you to grab and post the new badge in your sidebar (you can find it in the top right hand side of this blog) and link it to:  Remember that even though it is on a different blog, the premise behind the link up is staying the same:  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.  You'll still get the chance to link up as many cards as you want and any of the cards you link up in general can continue to be 'Anything Goes'.  The difference is that we're adding some extra incentive that will hopefully provide motivation for even more people to play along.   We are expanding the link up to include an optional theme each month and now have sponsors booked for the entire year.  Anyone who submits a card adhering to the optional monthly theme, will have the chance to win a prize from that month's guest sponsor.  We also have a fabulous team to provide you with inspiration each month, and will be offering up tutorials and bringing you facts each month on holiday traditions and customs from around the world.  It will be the same great link up that you are used to, just with some added flavour!  

Right now though it is time to share all the names of those people who linked up two cards in December and are eligible to receive the final paper of 2014.  

Apparently I'm going to finish out the year not adding up.  For the life of me I can't figure this one out.  Originally, I added that there were 150 cards (894-1044) but when I added all the individual cards up from everyone I could only come up with 149.  I re-added at least five times and nothing changed.  Now, this is where it gets weird.  I realized when I went back and checked that Dec. actually started at 895. 
While that would effectively give me a total of 149, it also knocked one individual's list down from 28 to 27.  In my mind, that would mean that I'd count 149 overall but 148 individually.  However, that is not the case.  I can't figure it out but now I'm adding up the individual cards to 150 which is where I thought it should have been in the first place.  I re-added at least five times again before giving up.  Maybe Monica, my partner on the new blog will do better at adding than me.  It is very embarrassing.

Regardless of the counting mistake, December did see the highest number of cards linked up.  24 people did the linking and 20 of those individuals linked up a minimum of two cards each qualifying them to receive the final paper for 2014, 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--December":
  • D~DesignsByDragonfly
  • Hazel
  • Edwina Brown
  • TaylorMade4U
  • Crafting Vicky
  • Desire Fourie
  • Borqna
  • Sammibug
  • centralnyscrapper
  • 2amscrapper
  • Suze
  • Susan Renshaw
  • Marji--Tiggerscraps
  • Margaret A
  • Pat M.
  • Ellis
  • KT Fit Kitty
  • Ursula Uphof
  • Charlotte C
  • Gail Scott
Welcome to Pat M. and Gail Scott linking up two cards for the very first time!

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 will also add these names to the link up page as soon as I get the chance, for anyone who doesn't see this post.  
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. Right now I'm even more behind as I'm still sending papers for the recent 12 Days of Christmas Quest.  If you are just reading about it now, scroll up and check out the sticky note at the top of the blog.  It is a way to earn another 12 Christmas themed papers but you need to act quickly as the final date for submissions is Jan. 12.

Year End Goodies...

Now as promised at the beginning of the year when the link up began, I'm also offering up some goodies to a few lucky winners:

Winner of the full mini kit:

Winner of  both paper sets (patterned and textured):
601.  Granmargaret

Winner of  patterned paper set:
102.  EMA-gination
Winner of  textured paper set:
22.  Fit Kitty
Winner of  the word art set: 

 Winner of all three element sets (frames, lace/ribbons, brads):
Winner of frames element set:
650.   Crafting Vicky
Winner of lace/ribbons element set:
422. Hazel
Winner of brads element set:
 917.  CentralNYscrapper

 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Blog Candy Draw

We've also chosen the names of those people who entered to win the candy we had available over on the new blog.  If you entered the draw, click HERE to see if you were a lucky winner.

Don't Forget...

The link up and challenge for January has started.  Please click HERE for all the details.

Once again, thank you so much for being part of the link up for 2014.  I look forward to seeing all your cards in 2015!!!

Until next time,

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KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you, Lisa! That's wonderful! I will email you! Congratulations to all the winners!

Edwina said...

Congratulations Everyone! It was fun and interesting. It seems everyone enjoyed linking up here each month. I know I did. Thank you Lisa. Edwina Brown

Desire Fourie said...

Huge congrats to the winners of that awesome bundle. And thank you for the last gorgeous Christmas paper which I have received xxx
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