Hello and welcome to the 2014 October Card Chain Challenge Reveal, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!
I'd like to take a moment to thank Heidi Crowl, owner of Simon Says Stamp, for her generosity and Stephanie Leykauf for being her terrific self! You're both peachy-keen-o-cool in my book. (See below to find out which one of our cardmakers won the $25 gift certificate!)
We had 34 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month, and some of them are newbies! Please welcome - check out their fabulous art....Arlene in California sent Magda in Spain:
and check out Dagmar's envelope:
A card from Kelly is never just about the front - the inside is usually even more spectacular (or "spooktacular" in this case - lol!):
And that brings us full circle. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your artistic talent and doing your part for global relations!
If you want to see more of these artists' card art, check out their blogs and please leave 'em some love in the comments! (Don't forget to Pin your favorites!)
As stated above, a $25 gift certificate from our October sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, was this month's prize. I randomly drew the winner from a pool of the cardmakers whose cards were received by their recipients by October 31st, and the winner is...
Number 30: Sabrina!
Congratulations, Sabrina! Please send me an email by November 15 so I can hook you up with your $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
As of November 1, 2014, we've had over 1,450 cards in this little jaunt - most of whom are made by regular participants. And where do they come from? Read on....
Past participants have hailed from: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain (aka: England), Greece, Holland (aka: The Netherlands), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, South Africa. (We only need to get some countries that begin with K, L, O, Q, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z to keep up with our alphabet list! We have 165 countries to go before we have total global participation!!!
As for the USA, past participants include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. We're still missing: Connecticut, South Dakota, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
If you're new to the Card Chain Challenge ("CCC") this is an event where everybody wins. Basically, you make a card for the person above you on the chain and you receive a card from the person below you on the chain. It's a personalized swap, sort of, and it's a ton of fun! Go here for past Chains.
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