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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Winners and DT Favorites: Challenge No. 34

Welcome, bloggers! We had a fantastic turnout with 195 entries last week!
We use Random.org to pick our winners. Our sponsors last week were Dr. Digi with TWO digis for ONE lucky winner and Inky Impressions offering THREE digis for a SECOND winner!
For Dr. Digi, Random.org chose:
Please put IDCB Winner No. 34 - DD in the subject line.
For Inky Impressions, Random.org chose:
Please put IDCB Winner No. 34 - II in the subject line.
Congratulations! Please send an email to inspirationdestinationcb@gmail.com within 7 days. I will provide you with info on how to collect your prize. Help me out a little, please! Please, be specific about which challenge you've won. It helps so much! :) Be sure to grab our badge from the right side bar to proudly display on your personal blog! Thank you so much for playing along with Inspiration Destination!
Now for our DT Favorites! These participants were each handpicked from 195entries! 
Team members who participated in the challenge each selected a favorite and here they are: 
Beverley's favorite is #117 Diane Louise and here's why in her own words: The card made me chuckle and I am a fan of Dustin Pike images.
Billie's favorite is #63 beascrapbooking and here's why in her own words: I like this tag and the image she used. Great coloring and fun display of the image.
Dianne is unavailable this week
Ema's favorite is #104 - Sam Lewis and here's why in her own words: How wicked clever is this! I love the vibrant colors and utilitarian design!
Ivy's favorite is #127 - Stempelhexchen and here's why in her own words: Love all the eye candy and shabby feel.
Lynn's favorite is #138 - Jen Leflaang and here's why in her own words: Love the greyscale and the sentiment and images are just perfect for this card
Michelle's favorite is #46 - Kym and here's why in her own words: I like the colours and that it is a bookmark.
Tracey is unavailable this week
Wendy's favorite is #169 - Crafting Vicky and here's why in her own words: Fantastic job of altering her journal, looks like lots of work went into this. Well done Vicky.
Congratulations and well done! Please grab our DT Favorite badge from our side bar to the right.
Thank you for joining our challenge last week and we hope to see you again! 
Be sure to join us for Challenge #35 being sponsored by The Paper Shelter with a $15 GC!! Thank you so very much for following us once again and continuing to choose to play along with us! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge No. 35

Oops! Oops! Oops! I almost missed you all! Yesterday was Memorial Day for me and I thought it was Sunday so I thought today was Monday! Yikes! That's me... always a day late and a dollar short! lol
Welcome, welcome to our new place! Please make yourself at home by following us and checkout what the team has done with this week's fabulous sponsor! There's a $15 GC to be won from The Paper Shelter!

From our Home to another. That's what I feel when I´m working in our images and they travel electronically to other homes of the world. I feel lucky with this job. It's wonderful to make a living doing what I love. It's like playing, like when I was a child and I was filled with illusion because I had a new coloring book. Of course that is not the same. There are more responsibilities. But although this is more serious, I try to never lose the illusion behind what I do. I really like it, I enjoy it, however this is not always as easy as it seems. In everything we do we put all our efforts. It is a small family business, which was growing a lot over time. If you knew the story behind each picture! Some came easily and without obstacles, others cost a lot, and why not with some frustration too! That's not something you say, but it's true. Trust me! Sometimes I get a little picky and I begin to see hair in the soup everywhere. But at some point, the drawing put back on track and I begin to flow with it. Pedro makes the drawings in the old school way: pencil and paper. By now we have many more folders with pictures than family albums! ;o) I do all the digital inking, the coloring and I take care of almost everything related to the store, design, administration, etc. And trust if I tell you this is not disproportionate. Without Pedro’s drawings the store simply could not exist.
Something that I love about this job is that I think it represents a good time to the other. Well I hope so! Haha! I can imagine to our customers, our team and some other teams printing the files and painting the picture for some challenge, for some design team, for some craft for a special occasion or just because they feel like. That's the best reason by the way. So, sell something (big or tiny) that represents a moment of pleasure, of relaxation, of amusement sounds really good, don't you think? That's what I feel most of the time when I'm working!
Since 2005, more or less, I'm doing digital images. I had another shop, before having "The Paper Shelter".
I sold other types of products always painted with my beloved Wacom tablet and with the indispensable help of Photoshop (my main working tool). I was lucky to be published in books, magazines and collectible card games when I used to make digital paintings, but although I am proud of it, those things have not been the most important things to me over the years. The ego never was my best adviser and once you are able to take control of yourself you can focus in the most important thing: Put all your energies and love in what you like, give the best from you, share with people and forget a little bit of the goals and achievements. Ironically, this most innocent attitude has always lead me to more prosperous places.
I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina with my lovely family, my husband Pedro and our beloved son Gabriel. I absolutely self-taught and I always tried to improve my skills in order to provide nice and high quality products to my clients. I’m not trying to be the best, I jus try to involved with what I do and fill it with good energy. And by the way… I’m Veronica. Thanks for reading :o) Yes, yes; english is not my native language, so be gentle and skips all the mistakes ;o)
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Be sure to pop on over tomorrow to find out who the winners and DT favorites for last week's challenge are right here! 
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