Welcome to February!!!! And what a fabulous month it is.....sooooooo much happening in blogland here and there! Not the least of which is my BIRTHDAY......oh, my goodness....it is a BIG one. I am turning 60! How in the world did that happen??????
A little background:
Last year for my birthday, I hostessed a "virtual" party here on my blog for myself and had so much fun that I decided to do something special on my blog for this BIG BD. Eeek!
Well.....that's not quiiiiiiiite how it went......
Here's the REAL story:
I can never keep track of how old I am. I always have to ask my kids....they can remember. So a few weeks ago I was thinking about my upcoming birthday and realized to my horror and shock......I AM TURNING SIXTY!!!!! OH, NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Well, I knew I had to do something extra special for my blog celebration.
|Haha..this WAS going to be my BD badge!|
and even came up with a crazy BD blog badge. I just had to share this one with you because I am sure my face must have looked like that when I discovered I was turning sixty!!! Ha.
But then I came up with something even more fun: ATCs!!!
Yes....Artist Trading Cards.....I LOVE ATCs!!!!
|These are so pretty and arty!! Thank you, Christi!!!|
My crafty friend Christi Conley recently sent me some fun Artist Trading Cards with my initials on them. So elegant!!!
|Totally love this mixed media creation!! Thank you, Gail!!|
I WANTED MORE!!!!!!
So I came up with the idea of having an ATC Birthday Party for myself with Artist Trading Card challenges each week during February. And.......if any crafters wish to actually snail mail me one of their entries I will gratefully and excitedly add their creation to my little collection.
One tiny problem.................
If I am holding ATC challenges, that means I NEED TO MAKE
SOME, TOO!!! I have only ever made one set of 4 ATCs ever!!! Eeeeek.....not sure what I am getting myself into, but I am ACTUALLY THAT CRAZY to be doing this. Ha. Trust me...this is really getting me out of my comfort zone!!
So.............here's the plan......
BLOG BADGE GIVEAWAY:
Beginning today, Feb. 1, 2018 you can help publicize my ATC Birthday Celebration by posting my badge (the one on top...NOT the one with me looking frazzled!! Ha!) on your sidebar or FB or Instagram or wherever you feel like. Leave me a comment below with a link to where it is posted so I can visit you and see my smiling face and my kitty Whiskers crawling all over me. :)
Then....on each Monday of February, beginning Feb. 5, I will post an ATC challenge with a special "A-T-C" theme. Each of the challenges will be open for the duration of the celebration ending March 3, 2018....so that means you will have 4 weeks to play for the first one....3 weeks to play for the second one, etc. All challenges and this Badge giveaway will close March 3, 2018. I have some party gifts and will randomly draw one winner from the participants of each challenge and the Badge Giveaway.....5 winners total.
Please help publicize my ATC (Actually THAT Crazy) Birthday celebration by posting my badge and leaving me a comment below with a link to where it is posted by March 3, 2018.
Thank you so much for already helping my 60th Birthday be the best evvv-ahhhhhhhhhh!!! Love you all!!!!