December 10, 2012

This week over at the Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog; There's Magic In The Air; which you can find HERE. I will be bringing you the last challenge of the year which is to use a snowman or with a Christmas theme. Paper Cupcakes-Stamps is also offering a really cute snowman image "Little Snow Friend". Of course I used the image. I made a quick and simple card. I paper pieced my hat and scarf on the snowman and then lightly colored him with a blue copic the stars yellow with some stickles on them to make them sparkle. I also used a Paper Cupcakes ticket from the Christmas ticket set. Added my bow and a pretty snowflake and just kept it simple.

Since I am the owner/artist over at Paper Cupcakes-Stamps... after a lot of contemplation over the last six months in regards to my Digital line of Stamps it is with great sorrow to announce that I will no longer continue on with the challenge blog.  I have had really mixed feelings for a while now regarding this.  I have spent a lot of heart and time pouring myself into designing some original images and I have over 500 in my store (did you know that?).   Unfortunately, to be honest I just don't sell enough for it to make sense for me to continue to keep pouring myself into this.  I also have had mixed feelings about the freebies I give away, but only a few ever use them to enter any of my challenges to win my images.  It can be a little disheartening to have 60 participants enter a challenge, but only very few people will even make any kind of comment or leave a thank you.  I am very sorry if this is kind of a downer type posting, but I just wanted to be honest and relay to you what has been on my heart and the reasons for my decision.  I have had some incredible Designers and Guest Designers over the last 3 years to current who have dedicated not only their talents, but their time to help me showcase my images and I would have loved to see a little more love left on the blog just for them each week as well, because without them I wouldn't have had the challenge blog.  Please do not misunderstand my words, I am very grateful for everyone that has played along over the years and especially the ones that took the time to actually use/purchase some of my images as well as leave some luvings along the way; so thank you.  Although I am leaving this digital image venture behind, I am going to redirect my art  towards a different venture and in that I find excitement and another path of adventure.  

So, not only is this the last challenge of the year, it is also the last challenge for Paper Cupcakes.   I will be leaving the store open until the end of the year and then I believe I will be removing it from the Internet and taking my images out of circulation as digital images and re-directing them in a different type venture.
So, thanks for lurking by and if I don't post again for a while, have a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!!