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Thursday, June 21, 2018

TOP 3 Plus 1: Challenge No. 152

Welcome, bloggers! We had 69 entries using the linky and the additional nine comments (there are ten but one of the entries did appear as number 25.) that left a link. If I missed one, it was not on purpose. It was difficult going back and forth between the linky and the challenge comments. In any event, all of these were included in our TOP 3 selection. Three members from my 'Dream Team' selected as our TOP 3, in no particular order:
18 Cherio Urgia
Dee Earnshaw
And then . . . because I just love chicken cards!
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Congratulations and well done! Please grab our TOP 3 badge from our side bar to the right.
Thank you for joining our last challenge. Please join us for our final Challenge No. 153! Thank you so very much for playing along with our challenges over the past three years and almost nine months! It's been a great ride for me and I am so grateful for all who participated in our challenges.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Challenge No. 153 AG with KINDA CUTE BY PATRICIA

Hello, everybody! I cannot figure out how to change the time on the new format at Inlinkz, so the challenge will start at noon, CST, today, June 20th.
I've been trying to write this post all day in my head. I just cannot find the words needed to express my gratefulness and sadness. 
First, I am ever so grateful to each of you who have played along with our challenges. To think that our followers are three shy of 600! Wow, that blows my mind! Thank you!
Second, I have said this before and I have to say it again, my 'Dream Team' have been so awesome to work with. Not a single moment of drama and that says lots. They've been pulling me through some very difficult times. They are all absolutely the best!
Third, I had nothing to do with this but I must apologize with all the issues with our linky for the previous challenge. Unfortunately, I am using the same linky for this challenge, only because I'd paid for the subscription and I am not one to throw money away. It's why I am so rich! lol I do not understand why some participants were able to see it and use it and others were not. I visited the link myself and it worked for me. I reviewed the settings at Inlinkz and I could not find anything amiss. I attempted to enter the links left in the comments; however, each entry required an email and I was at a loss at how to bypass that requirement. Changes were made by Inlinkz and they certainly didn't ask for my opinion and they also did not give me a choice. It is what it is. 
Which brings me to my final moment with you. I'd been discussing with the Team about closing the blog. I had not been able to give it the attention it and all our participants deserve(s) for personal reasons. We'd decided that July 4th was to be our final post. We planned to go into a summer break and it seemed the best time to close the blog. However, with all the frustrations caused by the changes brought on by InLinkz, Challenge 153 will be our final challenge. Thank you for the wonderful memories!
With that said, we're so glad to have you join us for our final challenge being sponsored by Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez!
I started drawing when I was a little kid and I developed a very realistic style. I usually painted animals and plants from photos, thinking that I would never had enough imagination to draw something without looking at it first. I am so glad I was wrong!!! When I had my kids a few years ago I started telling stories, making toys, and drawing for them. It opened a new world for me. I love making illustrations and I would love if you could sense that there could be a little story behind them. I surely have a story for many of them.
Check out the makes by my 'Dream Team' and please leave them some blog luv! :)
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DIANNE
Using Baby Bear 
using April

MICHELLE
using Little Duck
SHELL
(COMING SOON)
WENDY
using Happy Clown
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Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog is an anything goes, bi-weekly challenge blog and, I believe you have until Tuesday, July 3rd, midnight, CST to link up with us! xx

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Top 3: Challenge No. 151

Welcome, bloggers! Wow! We had a really great turnout with 206 entries for our last challenge!
 Thank you so much for playing along with Inspiration Destination!
Now for our TOP 3! Three members from my 'Dream Team' selected as our TOP 3, in no particular order:
145 Rhoda
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Congratulations and well done! Please grab our TOP 3 badge from our side bar to the right.
Thank you for joining our last challenge and we hope to see you again! 
Please join us for Challenge No. 152! Thank you so very much for choosing to play along with us! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Challenge No. 152 Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Use a Real Stamp

Welcome, bloggers!
Quick announcement! We're using the newly released BETA linking tool from Inlinkz. Please bear with us if there are problems with it!
Thank you for joining us for a JFF (just for fun) challenge. This challenge has an optional twist and that is to use a real stamp! 
We've got some great inspiration to share with you from my 'Dream Team'. 
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Using 'Only With You' stamp Jeremiah Ketner
MICHELLE
using Baker girl
SHELL
'Little Leaf' Gorjuss Girl by Santoro
TRACEY
using Elegant Ladies by Creative Expressions
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Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog is an anything goes, bi-weekly challenge blog and you have until Tuesday, midnight, CST to link up with us! xx