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Julia S 12-09-2010 06:05 AM

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.

Finally...the challenge.
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.

My sample: You Make My Heart Happy

WT300 Gallery Submissions

Again, thank you, thank you ,thank you!

Big hugs,

KY Southern Belle 12-09-2010 06:09 AM

Julia, so sad to see you go (sniff, sniff), you're fabulous! You did leave the challenge in very capable hands with Kim. Hugs.

StampingQueenJAR 12-09-2010 06:17 AM

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!

Here is my Got Cake?

schirmcat 12-09-2010 06:24 AM

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!

angelladcrockett 12-09-2010 06:31 AM

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!!!

ejkeaton 12-09-2010 06:32 AM

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!!

markie's mom 12-09-2010 06:41 AM

This is a GREAT challenge...FABULOUS run, Julie! You always have great ideas to challenge us! Thanks for your time, effort and creativity.

Here's today's submission

harrahx2 12-09-2010 06:44 AM

Wow, don't make me cry.......................and thank you so much for all you have shared.

tankgrl 12-09-2010 06:52 AM

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!)) :)

lacyquilter 12-09-2010 06:59 AM

Thanks, Julia, for all the fun challenges, and Welcome, Kim.

DawnL 12-09-2010 07:06 AM

http://www.millan.net/minimations/sm...surprisedf.gifWoW! Julia...6 years! Thanks for all you've done!! and this, http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/sigh.gif your final WThttp://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/grouphugg.gif.

http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/wavesmile.gifKim!! Thanks for taking the job...I know you'll be great!

Cook22 12-09-2010 07:19 AM

Let me Count the Ways

300 ways of saying thank you :D, although I only used 4 on this CAS card.

Crafty Math Chick 12-09-2010 07:29 AM

Congratulations on your 300th challenge Julia - you will be missed. Look forward to welcoming Kim as your successor next week.

SweetnSassyStamps 12-09-2010 07:34 AM

So sad to see you go, Julia. Thanks for all you've done. This one's for you!

Thanks a latte, Julia!! WT300 by sweetnsassystamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

ejkeaton 12-09-2010 08:12 AM

How fun it was to peruse all of the past WT challenges. Wow, you've covered a lot of territory, Julia!! Here's my something old/something new card:

Monochromatic Sun

JMumStamps 12-09-2010 08:21 AM

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 :)

ButterflyEars 12-09-2010 08:28 AM

Julia, thanks for all of the fabulous challenge you've offered us.
Welcome, Kim.
Hello Sunshine
Thanks for looking and taking time to comment.

Biggan 12-09-2010 08:28 AM

Thanks for all inspiration Julia!! Here´s mine;

WT300 Red Sweetie by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


YLM 12-09-2010 08:30 AM

Thank you Julia for 6 years WOW!!!
Enjoy your self! keep being creative! I konw you have a big family keep us posted here on SCS too..
as some of us don't blog.:) You have been awesome as your hostess.

Vicky Gould 12-09-2010 08:46 AM

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!

cullenwr 12-09-2010 09:03 AM

Thanks, Julia, for so many wonderful challenges! Welcome, Kim...look forward to many more WT opportunities! MY CARD

suen 12-09-2010 09:50 AM

Thanks so much for all the challengs, Julia! Here's mine.

WT300 Wooden Houses by suen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

moonrise 12-09-2010 10:01 AM

Thanks for all the wonderful challenges Julia!! You'll be missed!! Here's my HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TAGS

ravengirl 12-09-2010 10:51 AM

Such a great challenge! I hope to play later on! Thanks so much for your dedication to this challenge and welcome to Kim!

Dara 12-09-2010 11:55 AM

thanks Julia for all your hard work over the years. You will be missed.

mamaxsix 12-09-2010 12:13 PM

Thanks for all the hard work over the years preparing these challenges! I've only been participating for a few months, but it has been a real boost to my creativity to try new things! Here's my old and new offering for today Northern Flurry Wedding Cake by mamaxsix - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Maxell 12-09-2010 01:10 PM

Fun challenge, Julia! We will miss you.

WT300, Joys of the Holidays by Maxell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

TrishG 12-09-2010 01:37 PM

Thanks for a great challenge. After seeing the list I ended up being able to make 2 cards, with a new technique on each.

Manly WT#1 by TrishG - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Manly WT#2 by TrishG - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

va.sunshine 12-09-2010 01:59 PM

Julia, you are a doll and extremely talented ...it is been so much fun...thank you!

Kim, I welcome you to the challenge, you are awesome and I look forward to the challenges ahead!

MaryR917 12-09-2010 02:08 PM

thank you julia for all the work you have doen to make this challenge a big success-lookingforward to working with kim

luvtostampstampstamp 12-09-2010 04:28 PM

Here's mine:

In the meadow...

ejkeaton 12-09-2010 05:37 PM

Had to post another one for today's challenge!!

Blue Christmas

hobbydujour 12-09-2010 06:46 PM

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!


justwritedesigns 12-09-2010 08:23 PM

We'll miss seeing you at the helm, Julia! Thanks for all the wonderful challenges.

Welcome, Kim! Haven't "seen" you since the DD days last year!

jazzytobi 12-09-2010 11:16 PM

here's mine! take care julia and welcome Kim!!

WT300 by jazzytobi - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

stinkincute 12-10-2010 06:04 AM

Julia - Awesome job and thanks for all of your work!
Great challenge - here's mine

Happy Birthday

justwritedesigns 12-10-2010 10:34 AM

Ice Skates & Snowflakes
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!!

etsdas 12-16-2010 04:24 AM

Just a note to add my thank you for your dedication and inspiration. All the best in your future endeavors.

PickleTree 12-17-2010 06:23 PM

Thanks for all you've given to this challenge, Julia! Welcome, Kim!

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