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Hi and WELCOME BACK! I had a nice break and am refreshed and ready to get back at it! This week I have a bit of a different challenge for you, I did aim high, but I hope you’ll try to join along.
Thanks to everyone who sent me very nice messages! I enjoyed and appreciated them.
To me the Queen challenge has always been about encouraging our fellow stampers. And especially trying to notice those who have offered up so much of themselves, as a way of saying “thank you” and “you are appreciated”.
My challenge this week is not to honour one person in particular, but I’d like you to pick FIVE people whom you would like to specifically encourage this week. Think about those here on splitcoast who you notice to be active cheerleaders of others. Comment on at least FIVE of the creations from their gallery and it’d be great if you would also send them a short PM just saying “thanks for being you!”
I would love for us to send a wave of encouragement around this week. Keep your eyes open for your opportunities to pour some joy into the lives of others this week!
(You are very welcome to do more than 5 people if you wish!)
Hope you have a great week and have lots of FUN doing this! See you back next week with another Queen challenge!
Our Cocker Spaniel named "Carmel"
Oh, Trish! Welcome back, and so glad you are refreshed! And what a wonderful way to re-start QFTD by encouraging others! So many have been encouraging to me - it should be easy to put together a list of at least five who has been extra special to me! You are one of them! Hugs, sweet friend!
To be truthful, Trish, I find this VERY daunting. : ) It's a GREAT idea to be sure, but if I listed one, I would have to list at least 49 others. .....and I'd be making cards forever. : ) There are SO many talented.....AND kind stampers here on SCS...each one special in their own way.....and many in their own style. YOU are one of them and we're glad to have you back!!
Challenges I participate in: Inspirational Challenge, Sketch Challenge, Inspirational Challenge, Free 4 All Challenge, Queen for the Day Challenge, Feature Stamper, Color Challenge, Ways to Use It, Try a New Technique and I am a proud Tea-Potter Challenge participant.
Trish this is a FABULOUS idea! Thank you for this challenge. We have such a wonderful supportive community and it is a wonderful idea to take time out to just write to people and tell them how much thier encouragement has meant to us. Thank YOU and thank you for all the time and dedication that you take to spread the joy of being Queen for a whole week. AND Thank you for the times you have stopped by my gallery to leave some kindness. Have a WONDERFUL week!
Joyful Stamper (Peggy) Proud Fan Club Member
“When you remove the color, people are forced to look at the detail” Mr. Bivens
I am so glad to see you back, Trish. You were missed, and as many have already stated - this is a wonderful idea. We have so many wonderful sisters here in our community of stampers. I have been inspired by so many. I will definitely be jumping in on this one to share the love with others. Thanks, and again, welcome back!
"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8
Wow, ladies! Your response to this challenge warms my heart! I should have known though, you're all super supporting, wonderful and encouraging ladies! Thanks for spreading words of encouragement to others!
Our Cocker Spaniel named "Carmel"
This is a great challenge. I try most days to return comments to those who have been sweet to leave me some in my gallery. I also have been a guest member for the sketch challenge, and I have tried my best to make comments to everyone who participates. I love your idea of the PM. The times I have done that I grow a bit closer to that person. There are so many on here that I am inspired by and I have even gotten to meet a few in person. But even if I haven't met them, I feel like I have some very cherished friends here on SCS. It's good to have you back and thanks for all you do in informing us of these weekly challenges and doing so much to encourage others. That's what makes this such a special place.
Sorry, I have gone on and on, but I spend a few hours here everyday and enjoy each and every minute I am.
so glad you had a super rest Trish....Welcome back. And such a lovely idea to start back as many have said. this is neat, but as one I forget whom, said ...it will be tough as there are so many lovely ladies here, and I f I encourage some I will be sad I missed some...but will be a super week to share love and encouragemnet...Take care for now all...:0)...HUGS.... just had an idea... i think I will share love with a couple each day...make it a fun week...sweet..:0)
We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
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Location: Near Melbourne in Mornington, Vic. Australia
Welcome back Trish and thank you for a wonderful challenge. I am away on a girls craft weekend and seeing I am the one who has banned all social media and emailing, i had better keep this short LOL.
I can guarantee that anyone taking the time to participate in this wonderful thread has influenced and inspired me. I truly feel like I have real friends all over the world. There are times when I actually have to remind myself that we have not met in person. I had better sign off now. Big hugs and lots of love to all of you. Xxx
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Glad you had a successful R&R and we're GLAD to have you back, Trish! I used to be able to leave a "ton" of comments every day, then d/t changing circumstances, fewer and fewer. I so appreciate all of encouraging words left for me by such great SCS gals. I hope to get back to some of their galleries this weekend to have a good look and make some comments! In the meantime, gratitude and stampy Huggles to ALL of you who bless me with your kind, encouraging words!
May I join in with the others and say Welcome Back. I can just tell you are all 'bright eyed and bushy tailed' just by the first challenge you issued. This is fantastic. There are so many people who have encouraged me and others...that I had best get started. Thanks first of all to you for your kind comments and hard work keeping this challenge together.
What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do...welcome back Trish. I received a pm from someone very special here on sc thanking me and I know I will be doing my part in the next week or so~hugs to all~
__________________ PROUD FAN CLUB MEMBER Design team Totally StampaliciousQFTD-05 FS-219 temporary design team for Bugaboo
Hi Trish, thank you so much for posting the idea of participants thanking their encouragers. I just received a message from one of your participants and I can't tell you how much it brightened my day to read their message