Sunday, January 1, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! CHALLENGE #25--Beat The Mid-Winter Blues--Sarah's Turn

Happy New Year Everyone!! From all of us here at Sundays With Crissy, we wish you and those you love health, happiness, peace, joy, and prosperity for 2012! I trust you all ate too much, when to bed really late, and had way too much fun partying it up!! I spent my night making my project for this challenge (oh the procrastinator that I am--I feel a New Year's Resolution coming on--LOL). Also, sat down with Hub's and did some goal setting for the year. Not much partying here but that's okay, I feel inspired, I do!!

Now onto blog business....I have been off cruising the Caribbean, so a big thank you to Crissy for taking over for me for the month of December. A big thank you goes out to all of you who entered last month's challenge too--over 130 entries!! Woooohooo!! Now it's time for January's challenge!! This month we want you to think warm and sunny thoughts to Beat The Mid-Winter Blues!!  For me, living in the land of ice and snow, that's anything that screams beach, seaside, underwater, sunny, or tropical, but you can interpret it your own way if you want.  Maybe you will want to make a card in all blue tones, or maybe just getting some crafting time in is your way of beating the mid-winter blues! This theme is up to your interpretation!

For me, this challenge theme was perfect timing!! I am having cruise ship withdrawal and although I didn't actually see any mermaids while I was at sea, I did look for them!! All I saw was a bunch of flying fish & a stingray...not even a dolphin!! I must have been looking the other way, LOL!! Anyway, I couldn't wait to get some ink on my new rubber that recently came in and thought she was perfect for this challenge. The stamp is called "Journey Into The Sea" from Whimsy stamps.

I decided I'd make a journal to document my memories of the trip while it's all still fresh in my mind--Lord knows when I will actually sit my fanny down and scrapbook the actual trip!! In any case, this will make the journaling aspect a little easier when I finally do.

You can visit my personal blog Sally Cicada Designs for more details on this project.

Now here are the winners of the Artist's Choice Award from December's challenge. Winners, please grab your winner's trophy button from the right side bar and display it on your blog!

 Krafty Karen #7

Julie P #82

 Rose C #28

 Sylvia #96

Shelby #20
Bettina #9

Mary J #118

Now here is the winner of the blog candy, also from December's challenge participants!

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Congratulations Shelby G (#57) who was entered twice for using one of Crissy's images!
Shelby you can contact Crissy at and she will tell you how to choose your five free digi images!

Now it's your turn to show us your Beat The Mid-Winter Blues creations! See upload instructions below! There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by at the end of the month! You may use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images (LIKE SHELBY ☺), either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.


You should see a blue froggy face button below where you can click to add a link to your creation. Just click on it and follow the instructions that will pop up. If you don't see it because you are on the main blog page, just go to the top of this post and click on the post title to go to the individual post. It will show up (or it should) then. Please remember, no more than three entries! You have 'til January 31st at noon to play! You will be entered into the draw for the digi prize no matter what image you use!! Be sure to come back all throughout the month to see what our talented design team has come up with to inspire you!!

New Year Blessings,


  1. Oh! Thank you for choosing my card in artist's choice! Well done to the other winners!

  2. Oh wow!
    Thank you so much for this wonderful honour!
    And HUGE congratulations to all of the other "Artist Choice" Picks too. Smiles.

    Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, lucky 2012.
    Huge hugs, Karen.xx

  3. Wow ladies - thank you so much for including my card in the December Artist's Choice Awards, and congratulations to the other lucky winners too.
    Happy New Year to you all!
    Sylvia x

  4. Fabulous work and inspiration by the DT. I love the images, especially the new couples. Can't wait until they are digital. Hugs, dj1952


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