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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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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

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.
    I am sorry to see the challenge close and I wish you all the best. I hope things get better for you.

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  2. That must have been a very difficult decision to make, Ema. I wish you andxall other team members all the best. I really loved being part of this team.
    Jolanda xxx

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  3. Oh no, I am so sorry to read that the blog is closing. It must have been a hard decision but it sounds like you have your hands full with other things. I am not around blogland much any more so I haven't been paying much attention to this challenge and I apologize for that. I wish you and your team all the best. I will be back to play along with your final challenge.

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  4. We will certainly miss you & the delightful DT. Hopefully, when things calm down, you all can come back, refreshed and ready to challenge us once again!

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  5. So sad to see you go but I certainly understand that life just gets in the way sometimes. Best of luck to you and thank you and the team for all your wonderful inspiration. xxD

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  6. So sorry to hear you will be closing this challenge site, always been a pleasure to participate. The linky thing def wasn't your fault. After the privacy laws kicked in I had to get email verification to link up and I guess some people just panicked and thought they were doing something wrong. Shall miss your refreshingly friendly group. Good luck to you all with any future ventures, and I wish you peace and joy in your personal lives XXX

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  7. Sorry to hear your blog is closing! Your linky isn't working. I've tried to add about 5 cards now the past few days and none of them are showing up.

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  8. Hello ... so sorry to see you go. Your linky is working ... but on a delay ... you have to go into your email and approve/confirm and then it posts. Good luck on your endeavors, the challenge will be missed.
    Dawn

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  9. So sorry to see you go. It has been a fun adventure. But all things must eventually come to and end.. Good luck in all you future endeavors..

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  10. I have so enjoyed entering your challenges - I am sorry to see you go and wish you all the best in the future.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Minha participação,pois não consigo acessar o link; https://www.facebook.com/scrapchosdalilica/photos/a.723261357723466.1073741829.722595467790055/1698918283491097/?type=3&theater

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  12. Thank you for a lovely challenge site I have enjoyed playing along and wish all the best in the future
    Nicky

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  13. I have played in this challenge for son long now...it is sad to see you go! Good luck to everyone!

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  14. Mais uma paricipação: https://www.facebook.com/scrapchosdalilica/photos/a.723261357723466.1073741829.722595467790055/1707216602661265/?type=3&theater

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