This is a pretty big deal for us this week! It's our 200th Challenge and let me tell you, there were times along the way in this journey when we didn't think we'd ever get there! We made it to Challenge #141 as a weekly challenge, when we were hacked badly and our data was completely corrupted. We almost gave up at that point, but 5 or 6 months later, we started over with a new platform and just our artwork and we were able to continue on as a biweekly challenge!
This 200th Challenge has been another turning point for us, as our Challenge creator and designer Amanda Turner, who is no longer as involved with stamping and card making, has stepped down as our designer. We have had to decide whether or not to fold the challenge or to keep going by designing our own challenges, having had Amanada's mentoring for six years now! We've decided to keep going and to design our own challenges, keeping the spirit of AYSI to the best of our abilities. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Amanda for her unique design talents that have kept us going since 2013 and always challenged us to be our creative best! We wish her all the best in her new endeavors as she puts her many abilities to use in the community and with her family. Please leave her some love in the comment section.
This will also be the last challenge for one of our original design team members, Tara Angus. Tara has been with us since the beginning, but her passion right now is to be politically active in her country and community and she will need all her energy focused in that direction for the foreseeable future! We will miss Tara's artistic eye and her cheerful input on our design team and wish her great success as she seeks to make a difference in a new way!
Special Prize!!And there is more at stake than the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat for this challenge! The Featured Artist chosen from this challenge will be given the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for our Challenge #202!!
Phew! Now, let's see the Design Team tackle the terrible twos:
Here are some guidelines for the challenge:
- Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
- Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI200 when uploading to a public gallery.
- If you’re unsure about‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.
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Thanks for the inspiration...I needed it!! I have been in a funk lately!!ReplyDelete
Glad we could dispel the funk, dj.ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!!!! What a fabulous milestone!!!ReplyDelete
And let me tell you, the banner for this challenge couldn't be more adorable, sweeter and absolutely gorgeous, these little babies just stole my heart.
I'm pinning this glorious picture to my "Little Kids" Pinterest board.
Thank you for sharing.
Thanks so much, Maria! Glad you like the banner! Aren't they adorable??Delete