Hi everyone! Hope you are having a good week. I am absolutely so thrilled that Mother Nature has quit punishing us with heat and sent us a cool front. The weather has been so nice the last couple of days! It makes me itch for Fall!
I found this on Paper Crafter's Corner and wanted to share it with all of you. It's 13 reasons to participate in a challenge.
13 reasons why YOU should participate in challenges!
Challenges are a great way to keep your creative juices flowing.
Challenges force you to keep up-to-date with what’s CURRENT and on-trend!
Sketch challenges take the design pressure out of the process so you can focus on the fun details.
Challenges give you a starting point when you need help getting your mojo going!
Challenges eliminate at least 1 part of the design process for you, so you can get started faster.
Checking out the other participants’ interpretations of a challenge exposes you to many different kinds of creative ideas and processes!
Challenges can force you out of your comfort zone … so that you continue to evolve & explore new ideas.
By participating regularly with a certain challenge blog, you will get to know the other challenge participants and make some online friends.
Challenge participation can drive traffic to your blog — if that’s something you’re looking for
Regular participation with your favorite manufacturer’s challenges may help you catch their eye — or lead to a cool guest designer opportunity!
You could win some cool prizes!
Challenges are a great way to use-up your STASH!!
Challenges are FUN!
Now doesn't this make you want to run over to Squigglefly's blog and play in our Triple Dip challenge?
Today's card is a birthday card I made for a friend. I thought this little Twirling Koala image was so sweet! Christine Grove is the artist. She has a few other images at Squigglefly too, and they are all really sweet.
I colored it with copic markers and computer generated the sentiment. I loved the colored circles in the ribbon, so I used circles in the sentiment to mimic that. In hind sight, having the image in a square probably doesn't really work, but I still like the card. Hopefully my friend will too!