Today is the last official day of Lily Pad Cards (although we will have two or three more posts to announce prize winners). See the particulars.
It's a sad day, in many ways, but a peaceful one, too. We worked very hard on the Lily Pad - 316 posts, two massive blog hops with giveaways, over 50 challenges, 56 videos, and who knows what else in 14 months - yowza!
And that's just the stuff readers saw. What people didn't see was the amount of work it took to line up guest designers, edit interviews, find sponsors, coordinate product for the Dream Team, get the prizes out, answer emails... yowza again!
Yes, I loved what we created and accomplished, but I have missed being able to hang out at my favorite online communities, visit blogs, leave comments, and post here on my own blog. (I feel like I owe my blog a written apology and a steak dinner for neglecting it so badly this last year.) But there is only so much time in a day, so SOS took a back seat to the Lily Pad.
I've also missed being able to enter card challenges or just having the time and freedom to make whatever card I wanted without having to adhere to challenge and/or product restrictions.
Of course, I will miss many things from the Lily Pad as well: my lovely partner, Vicky, our amazing Dream Team, and the many people who participated and emailed and gave us all a big kick! Thank you all so much for making it a fantastic year. I'm also very grateful to our generous sponsors and all the company owners and artists who let me interview them and the amazingly talented Guest Designers.
If you're wondering what I'll be doing here, I'll be hosting a monthly card challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, the Card Chain Challenge, (see tomorrow's post to sign up for June) and a combination of the Guest Designer interview with the Wednesday Wonder spotlight.
I'm also having a fairly substantial giveaway. Go here to enter for a chance to win over $200 in stamps and other related swag!
Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day!