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WT300 - something old and something new (12/09/10)
Wow. Challenge number 300 and my last WT challenge as hostess. I knew this would be hard to write but didn't know how much so until I sat down this morning to write it. It doesn't really seem like almost 6 years since I first started the Ways to Use it Challenge. Time flies when you are having fun.
Over the past week I've been looking over the list of challenges. They have been a lot of fun and stretched my creativity which is the reason I started this challenge. I hope that it has stretched yours in some measure as well. The challenge started out as finding new ways to use products to get more mileage out of them and evolved to include that but also to find ways to try out new ideas and themes. I hope you've enjoyed the journey as much as I.
Thank you all so much for your participation, your inspiration, your lovely comments, your fabulous creative projects and your dedication to being challenged each week. We've grown together, seen our work change and improve and the friendships have flourished. I cannot express it all but thank you.
I'm sure by now you're saying, "enough already" so I'll move on to announcing your new challenge hostess. I'm sure you all know who she is. I wanted to leave this challenge in good hands so I thought long and hard before offering it up. She's a talented designer, stamper, product designer, creative genius and most importantly, a dedicated and wonderful person. You'll know her from the Dirty Dozen and of course, most recently as a Paper Crafts Go To Girl. I hope you'll welcome Kim Hughes with open arms and I can't wait to see what she has in store for the Ways to Use it Challenge. Thanks so much Kim for taking this on.
I hope you'll enjoy my final challenge, WT300, as a compilation of many challenges that I've posted over the years. Look back through the lists or the forum and be inspired to redo a few of your favorite challenges or do a few that you've missed. I also would love to have you try something new to make it a challenge for you. We can't leave that challenge part out of the equation, can we?
So here's the criteria...
choose a minimum of three previous WT challenges to incorporate in your project and list them when you post...this is the "old"
make sure you add in at least one idea that you haven't tried before and tell us what it is...this is the "new"
Please remember to put WT300 in your keywords section and post a link back here so that we can all see your work. Please feel free to create as many projects as you wish. This challenge is not a contest but a fun way to be inspired. Thank you so much for playing along.
Julia, this has always been one of my favorite challenges and you have inspired me in so many ways! Thank you for all of your work and time you have put into this. We will miss you, but know you have chosen a wonderful new hostess!
Thanks SO much, Julia, for all of the inspiration! We will miss you, but Kim Hughes is an amazing choice for your successor! I'm sure we'll still be seeing all of your lovely cards around town (please, please!). Hugs!
Thank you so, so much, Julia, for all of the super fun challenges and your inspirational samples week after week!!! You will be missed greatly!! A big welcome to Kim as well!!! Hugs and blessings to you both!!!
Thanks for all of the wonderful challenges, Julia! This kind of challenge is one of my favorites. Enjoy your new freedom, and thanks for leaving this challenge in the capable hands of Kim. I know she'll do a fantastic job. Welcome, Kim!!
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My kids are on SCS: ponyluvingirl (age 14) and Legoboy (age 10)
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Thanks for all the dedicated weeks and years to helping us grow as crafters, Julia! The ways to use it challenge is where it all started for me, So THANKS from the bottom of my heart! Enjoy your new freedom the best way you know how! Kim Is a wonderful choice to carry the torch of the WT, Too! ((hugs!))
I love this challenge each week because it really does stretch my creative muscles. You have done a wonderful job and I wish you all the best. At the same time, I am excited to see what Kim Hughes has to challenge us with in the future! Thanks to YOU for all your hard work over the last 6 years
Julia! I have learned sooo much from your challenges. Sometimes I thought, "Is she nutz?", but then when I pushed myself, I learned something new! Your cards AND your kind comments have been an inspiration to all of us. Take time now to just breathe, but we want to see you in the galleries. Thank you from the bottom of my inky fingers! You rock!
P.S. Welcome, Kim - what a perfect choice!
What if you woke up today
and only had what you
thanked God for yesterday?
100 things made in 100 days: 131/100 We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Julia, I'm a 1000+ miles from home with no stamping supplies....so there will be no card from me today, but my thoughts and good wishes are with you. I've enjoyed all your challenges and know you have chosen Kim Hughes with great thought and care. I hope to see some of your terrific work here on SCS from time to time. Thanks for your devotion to this WT Challenge. I certainly appreciated all your efforts!
Thanks so much, Julia, for all the fabulous challenges! Here's my (much combined) Ice Skates & Snowflakes. Featuring an image brought out of retirement due to a thread in the SCS Forum! What a great place SCS is!!