Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Don't ya think it's about time for the WINNER??? Plus a bit of NEWS!! :)

Few things cause me more stress than a drawing...  I know how hard many of you 'worked' to help promote and announce our NEW Challenge Blog here at Decorate To Celebrate!!  Just seeing your wonderful comments made me want EVERYONE to win!!  But, alas, there can only be one winner from the Grand Announcement Challenge...  And that winner is:

Jessica's blog is Jessica's Craft Shaque...  
Please take a moment to skip on over there and CONGRATULATE her!!  I know she'll appreciate it!!  (Rumor has it that she's having a follower GIVEAWAY right now too!!)

Jessica, please be sure to email me (scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com) for details on how to redeem your $50 gift certificate!! :)

Now for some NEWS from Rhonda and Amy...

Decorate to Celebrate! is all about parties...  Our goal is to encourage and inspire others to find new ways to create handmade decorations and party supplies.  We are also all about celebrating and recognizing as many of the talented crafters we can find!!

If a blog has a 'Mission Statement', then this should probably be ours...  We want to be able to celebrate as many of our wonderful followers as possible!!  Because of this, we're hoping to feature EVEN MORE entries in our upcoming challenges...  As Rhonda and I chatted about this, we thought perhaps it would be fun to open up each challenge to ANY party decorations of ANY theme...  What do YOU think?  Our Guest Designers (as well as Rhonda and I) will still follow the Challenge Theme scheduled for every two weeks to give you some inspiration and creative ideas for YOUR upcoming celebrations; however, YOU will be able to link up any NEW party decoration/supply when you include a link in your post to the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!!  Of course, we'd LOVE to see your take on the challenge theme, but if you're having a celebration and you want to show off your decorations (even if it's not on theme), we'd LOVE to have you link up!!  Our hope is that this will allow us to see MORE of our wonderful followers' creations...

Remember, you still have some time to enter the CURRENT Challenge (until 11:59pm EST Tuesday night)...  We'd LOVE for you to join us and there's STILL TIME to be a WINNER for this challenge!!  The winner for this challenge will be entered to win our June prize: a Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!!  Imagine all the decorations you could make with that!! :)  And if you aren't able to link up a project for this challenge, but still want a chance at a prize -- Remember that you could be randomly selected to win a FUN prize when you comment on EACH of the Guest Designer's projects at their blogs!!  Grab some extra chances when you comment on the participants' blogs too!! :)   
**The comment drawing will remain open until Saturday, June 18th to give everyone the opportunity to comment.  Winner to be announced on Sunday.**

A NEW Challenge starts Wednesday morning at 8am!!  It's a 4th of July theme!!  Grab your sparklers -- This is gonna be a BLAST!! :)


  1. !!!!Holy Moly!!!!!
    And here I popped in thinking I would see a new challenge. Wow, this got me uber excited!!!
    I wanted to link up a project for the Father's challenge theme, but was so busy with my craft show and nephew's graduation party, that I didn't get the chance to finish one, maybe I can use this energy from my excitement to whip something up real quick :O)
    Thank You so much!!!!
    :O) :O) :O) :O)

  2. Congrats Jessica!!!
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  3. Perfect, ill be waiting to link up :-) is been meaning to peek back in & forgot i had even made a a sweet fathers day card.


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