WELL, I CERTAINLY FEEL LIKE A RIGHT SMART IDJIT.
I didn't mean to capitalize all those letters, but I'm too busy to rewrite that last sentence.
A kindly (and observant) friend named Arlene sent me an email asking about December's Card Chain Challenge - which was supposed to open up on November 24, in this Year of Our Lord, 2009.
Dang! I knew I was forgetting something.
This was my first year to host Thanksgiving Dinner, (or any Fancy-Pants Dinner, for that matter) so the CCC sort of got lost in my mad rush to create the Best Turkey Ever. (Actually, this is a lie. Spouse makes the Best Turkey Ever, and he did it this year, too. I just did everything else.)
Oh, why am I even trying to explain myself? I think we all know my wits are as scattered as straw after a barn dance. So let's just get to the good stuff!
Despite being almost a week overdue, and despite this being the Christmas season when most people are rushed, we shall be having another Card Chain Challenge. If you want your card to reach it's recipient before Christmas, I'd get cracking!
For anyone new to the Card Chain Challenge, the basic idea is that you receive a fellow cardmaker's
(And, if I do say so myself, we've had some mighty fine cards flying around the globe with these challenges.)
You will also post the cards you receive in the online gallery of your choice, and I will post these blog/gallery addresses on my blog along with a picture of the card. Everybody gets increased visibility and/or blog traffic, so everybody wins!
The whole process is fairly straightforward, so the chances of my screwing up are minimal. Everybody avoids administrative duties, so everybody wins!
Each person will make a card for the person immediately above her in the chain. The first person in the chain will make a card for the last person in the chain.
3 Challenge Options
You can use as many of the following options as you like, but you're only required to use one of them.
Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa / New Year's
(or any other holiday that comes around this time of year -
Do we have any takers for Boxing Day?)
Mr. Linky sign-up: Midnight, EST, Sunday, December 6, 2009. Make sure you also send your email and snail mail addresses, etc to:
If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment.
I know it's a busy time, but it's one of the nicest cards you'll ever get - and a legitimate excuse to sit down and create something whilst all others are gadding about in the holiday rush!
(At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)