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UnderstandBlue 10-15-2010 12:29 PM

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Challenge Title: The Great Escape
Hostess: understandblue aka Lydia Fiedler
Keyword: HYCCT31
Date: Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Well, all good things must come to an end, and so today, we have our very last Hope You Can Cling To Challenge. It's been an incredible month, with more than 1700 gallery entries (and counting) of some of the most beautiful things we've ever seen! You have brought a lot of joy into the lives of the patients and families at MD Anderson, and you should all give yourselves a round of cyber applause.

So as we say goodbye, we have a very, very special challenge for you, with a prize sponsored by our friends at Etsy.com.

Everybody needs a great escape every now and then. For most of us, crafting is our great escape from the stresses of life. Etsy is built on the labors of talented crafters like each of you, and their Treasury lists are collections of beautiful items that hold a ton of inspiration. I've spent many a happy hour in the Treasury, and it's a high crafty honor to be featured in one.

Your task today is to go to Etsy and choose one of their beautiful Treasury lists for your inspiration. Post a link to the Treasury list you chose in your card description and here in the chatter thread. When you go to their Treasury page, you can search the Treasury lists in the search box at the top right. For example, you can type in "pink" (or, in my case, blue :)) or "wood" or anything that strikes your fancy.

And here's the best part.

Everyone who has completed all of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges, including this one of course, will be entered in a drawing for a $250 Etsy shopping spree!!

How's that for a happy ending??


So let's spend our Halloween getting crafty, shall we?

I chose this Treasury list for my inspiration. To find it, I searched "books" and just LOOK at those items! Wow.

It's like it was made for me! These are all of my favorite things when I need a great escape.

So enjoy browsing these little crafty wonders - I can't wait to see what you pick!

VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE
View the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery HERE
View the Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread HERE

UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery - **not your regular member gallery**, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2010 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword, HYCCT31, when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear cellophane bag or clear envelope per entry and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family.

The Department of Volunteer Services – Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

(Please note - because MD Anderson is part of the State of Texas, they ask that no religious sentiments be used on cards sent to the Cancer Center)

Thank you for participating in this card drive!

For details on the Etsy prize redemption, click here.

Cook22 10-31-2010 03:47 AM

Cool!! That's some generous prize from Etsy.
Off to have fun browsing and letting some ideas percolate through my brain.
I might start out with your books - you should see our shelves :D.

LuvLee 10-31-2010 04:07 AM

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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing challenge.............amazing prize............amazing sample!!!!!!!!!! Lydia.....I'm in awe!!!!!

Edna15 10-31-2010 04:08 AM

Way to go Lydia, has been a big month, and I only have this card to make to have done all of the challenges, a few more to upload, but it has been fab... thanks for being the Queen Bee!!

DawnL 10-31-2010 04:12 AM

Fabulous Ending to a month of fabulous challenges!!! Thanks Lydia!

bambi64 10-31-2010 04:15 AM

It has been a fun month even if I don't have all the challenges done. Wasn't sure I would be getting them all done but now seeing the fabulous prize for doing them all, I will be busting my butt to! Thanks for a fun filled inspiring month, Lydia.

terry serman 10-31-2010 04:45 AM

Here is my final submission!!!
HYCCT31 Soccer Escape by terry serman - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
This has been really fun. I am going to the post office tomorrow and sending MD Anderson a box of 50 cards (I made duplicates of some of my challenge cards). I entered 'soccer' in the Etsy treasury site, and came up with tons of cute items I will probably get my daughter for Christmas. I choose one of the sites to link with my gallery card.

pattyb 10-31-2010 04:59 AM

Off to check this out! I have them all done except this one so I'm off to see what inspiration I can find!

DawnL 10-31-2010 05:01 AM

here's my inspiration and here's my card

scootsv 10-31-2010 05:04 AM

Here is my last card for this GREAT month long challenge. So much fun! Thanks!
Happy Etsy Holidays - HYCCT31 by scootsv - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
The way to get to the Etsy site for this is listed in the card. TFL :O)

eliotstamps 10-31-2010 05:05 AM

What a wonderful final challenge, Lydia! I got off track a couple weeks ago when I had guests in from out of town, but I'm determined to get back on track and complete this and all my other remaining challenges over the next few days!

muzbysmom 10-31-2010 05:11 AM

I guess the most honest thing I can say is that these types of challenges are my absolute least favorite to try to do - I can't seem to see a card off of catalog pages but I'll do my best ... later.

stephanie932 10-31-2010 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by muzbysmom (Post 17514910)
I guess the most honest thing I can say is that these types of challenges are my absolute least favorite to try to do - I can't seem to see a card off of catalog pages but I'll do my best ... later.

muzbysmom.........It is difficult to get those creative juices flying at first. But, once you start opening those wonderful pages......you will be amazed what pops in your head.

For example, the first page I chose under my topic and I saw a fabric that had polka dots.......and immediately, I thought of using my impression plate with polka dots for my background.......I'll try to use the colors on that page and then maybe a flower for one of the other pictures....dripping honey reminded me of something wet and glistening......I could use Diamond Glaze........etc.

You may have to look at several of the pages, but I'm betting you have something in your stash of stamps that a picture will remind you of. I'm sure you will come up with something fabulous!

stephanie932 10-31-2010 05:28 AM

Lydia.........Just a big shout out to you for such a wonderful job. I'm fairly new to SCS and stamping and I can't even begin to tell you how much these challenges have pushed me to try something new......AND learn so much from doing so.

I just love this last challenge! I've avoided "inspiration" type challenges thus far, so you are "pushing" me, once again. I found so many neat ideas, already!!!

I can't wait to get started.

UnderstandBlue 10-31-2010 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by muzbysmom (Post 17514910)
I guess the most honest thing I can say is that these types of challenges are my absolute least favorite to try to do - I can't seem to see a card off of catalog pages but I'll do my best ... later.

That's why Etsy treasury lists rock! Type "cards" or "letterpress" in the search and you'll get more inspiration than you know what to do with! :)

UnderstandBlue 10-31-2010 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by stephanie932 (Post 17514962)
Lydia.........Just a big shout out to you for such a wonderful job. I'm fairly new to SCS and stamping and I can't even begin to tell you how much these challenges have pushed me to try something new......AND learn so much from doing so.

I just love this last challenge! I've avoided "inspiration" type challenges thus far, so you are "pushing" me, once again. I found so many neat ideas, already!!!

I can't wait to get started.

How cool is that?? Well welcome and thank you! I wish I had discovered the challenge forum earlier in my Splitcoast life. :) it really does keep you on your creative toes and I love that!

seseid 10-31-2010 06:24 AM

It's been a wonderful month. I've enjoyed participating so much and I'm sorry it's ending. However, it's inspired me to look for new challenges with a purpose as I am an avid believer in creating for a cause.
My inspiration for the card is here
Pilgrim Chick Figurine Pair by Abbybelle on Etsy

and my card is here
The Littlest Pilgrims by seseid - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Sue S.
Dancing In the Puddles

Clownmom 10-31-2010 06:43 AM

I have really enjoyed this month of challenges. I started off the month with mostly pink cards, but I have strayed out of the pink as the month progressed. This "treasure hunt" card is my final card, having finally caught up yesterday. I will get all my cards into the mail tomorrow. Here's today's card --

Etsy Pinecones

Cook22 10-31-2010 06:58 AM

Goodness, I could have spent hours in Etsy this morning. It made me realise something, too; as Stephanie says, I also used to find inspiration challenges the hardest, and it was an eye-opener as to how much I have learned from doing the IC challenges each week to see how much inspiration I found this morning when left to find it myself instead of having it dished up by Stef.
Thank you, Lydia.
Here's my Pink Romance - but I have "Never judge a book by its cover" bookmarked to come back to another day.

Bev Barton 10-31-2010 07:09 AM

Lydia, I almost fell off my chair when I read your post. That is such a generous generous gift certificate for an SCS-er to receive.
This is my last and final contribution to the challenges. (YEP, I did them all.)
I will be mailing my last package of cards tomorrow.

I am excited to think how many wonderful cards will be sent to Texas. This challenge was such a wonderful thing to do for others. Lydia, thanks to you and the hostesses for such a great event.

So here is my card:A Coffee Cup
And here is my Etsy Inspiration:4 BAGS Decaf Coffees Espressos Organic OFT Ground by katherynmd

stamp300 10-31-2010 07:19 AM

WOW! What a great site. I will have to play after my friend's fund raiser for her husband who has cancer. I'm helping out & I even made a tote bag/purse for the silent auction. I've picked out several inspirations for me too. :)

Connie

lacyquilter 10-31-2010 07:21 AM

OH DEAR!!! LOST in cyberland! How do you choose?

stamp300 10-31-2010 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by lacyquilter (Post 17515292)
OH DEAR!!! LOST in cyberland! How do you choose?

I spent an hour looking at all the amazing things, it's hard to choose.

CAKath 10-31-2010 07:44 AM

Wow, Lydia, what a truly AMAZING prize. I am on track to finish all the challenges so my name will be in the hat. I must admit that I am a little overwhelmed to go to Etsy but I will follow your directions for my journey and see where the inspiration leads me.

angelsparkly 10-31-2010 09:33 AM

This is a wonderful site. And what great inspiration for the closing challenge.
Mine is found here: A Sneak Peak Of The Holiday Season by GlassRiverJewelry on Etsy
And the card is here: HYCCT31 Poinsettia inspired by angelsparkly - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
All of my cards will going in one big box tomorrow to MDA. This has been a wonderful month!!

rgrohall 10-31-2010 09:54 AM

going to go browse, be inspired and make my card! What a great prize! So excited to have done ALL the challenges this month, I just have a few more to get uploaded.

Will you have a place/thread for us to indicate we've done all the challenges for HYCCT?

UnderstandBlue 10-31-2010 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by rgrohall (Post 17515809)
going to go browse, be inspired and make my card! What a great prize! So excited to have done ALL the challenges this month, I just have a few more to get uploaded.

Will you have a place/thread for us to indicate we've done all the challenges for HYCCT?


Yes ma'am :)

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...r-t510629.html

hdp 10-31-2010 11:00 AM

Here is my last card for the challenges. This was my first time looking through the Treasury lists but it won't be my last. What a great place for inspiration. Will be mailing my cards on Tuesday. Thanks for a great month of challenges.

The Great Escape by hdp - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

stephanie932 10-31-2010 11:03 AM

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I am sooooooooooo excited to share my LAST card!!!

Once again..........Thanks for the "push"! I needed this and the creative juices were flowing.

Here is my Thank You Inspiration card for this challenge. I've attached my collage that gave me the inspiration....You'll see my inserted pink arrows to show you exactly why my card ended up how it did. Here is the direct link (if you'd rather have that): Etsy Inspiration

Thanks again for this challenge, Lydia!!!

stephanie932 10-31-2010 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Understandblue (Post 17515828)

Lydia........I'm going nuts over here, because I'm only counting 32 challenges (since we didn't have one for the 1st of the month). I've checked and double checked with your tracking sheet and I'm still only coming up with 32 cards. The thread that we post that we finished them all says......33.......Am I missing something (which I could be)??? Help! :confused:

lacyquilter 10-31-2010 11:24 AM

Woot! Here's my last card: thank you.

saffivort 10-31-2010 11:27 AM

Here's my card for this challenge:

A Time for Roses Inspired

I used the Wonderland Fairytale treasury and the A Time For Roses photo as my inspiration.


TFL, Vannessa

muzbysmom 10-31-2010 11:30 AM

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I got a card made and my "inspiration" was found here:

Vintage French country enamel pitcher by lapomme on Etsy


Because I'm a no post Sunday person I'll attach a copy of my card and post it on my gallery tomorrow.

My card has now been posted ... it can be found here:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=56855

Crafty Math Chick 10-31-2010 11:51 AM

Thank goodness we have until the 7th to upload, I have only completed 7 of the challenges so far! :(

stamp300 10-31-2010 01:26 PM

Well I think my friend's fund raiser went ok, we raised about $6,000.00 for her husband who has cancer. I ended up giving away 2 of my quilted tote bags, they went for $45.00 each for the silent auction. Anyways, here's my patchwork dots card that I was inspired by a quilt of course: HYCCT31 Patchwork Dots by stamp300 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

After trick or treating, I'll be back at my card making table to make 2 more because I want to send them all tomorrow.

Happy Halloween.

bambi64 10-31-2010 02:10 PM

here is mine: FS195 From Our House To Yours_ajh by bambi64 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

LuvLee 10-31-2010 02:11 PM

Here's the Treasury List that inspired me...............even the name inspires me! LOL

The LOVE of PINK by betsy3 on Etsy

And my card using one of my all time favorite stamp sets designed my Melanie Muenchinger.............

Memories Are Treasures by LuvLee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

And now I'm sitting here in awe of all these challenges and feeling so very honored to be a small part of this amazing event!! I'm packaging all of them up and they will be mailed out tomorrow!!!

pattyb 10-31-2010 03:27 PM


My inspiration: Let it snow by dodoo on Etsy

My piece de resistance: Dashing In White

My story is in my gallery write up ;)

scrapbooknut1 10-31-2010 03:47 PM

Treasures
 
Olive Juice by flapperfashions on Etsy

I used this link to get the inspiration for this card...My search was for friend and the two girls and the color olive were what I loved.


http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=211878


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