Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Show and Share--every 9th day of the month

Dear friends!
Today's post is a special one. 
I know I often enable you with new products and sales in the last few years now. My Bad!
It daunted on me that I really want to know and see what you do with THE GOODS that you have!

I decided that I will have a monthly feature called "Show and Share".
The main goal is to challenge you to create and share with our fellow card-makers.
I am hoping that all participants in this monthly feature can give each other some blog love, offer encouragement and get inspired! Are you gamed!?

This is how it works:
Each month, I will post the link on the 9th day of the month and it will end on the 29th day of the month. On the last day of each month, ONE winner will be announced.

To participant in this monthly feature: 
1. link up your new creation(s) and share it here in the gallery. You can use Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest... or blog for your projects.
2. you are most welcome to use WHATEVER in your stash to create. Old or new products are all welcome. You do not need to purchase new products to play. Use what makes you happy.
3. try out new techniques ,styles and products! This is your chance to show off what you make!
4. please link to my blog and mention that you are taking part in Virginia's "Show and Share" and use the blog logo if you can. I hope this will help spread the joy of "show and Share" with more card-makers!
5. please share no more than 4 projects within a month. Basically one project a week is good if you want to link as many as you can.

You can now find this monthly feature link at my side banners. Simply click on it and you can find this very post. I chose 9th day of the month as a cycle because I was born on Dec. 9th.
be my Valentine
 (created with "Key to My Heart" )
because I am super grateful for your visits and participation, there will be a selected winner.
I may choose one that is outstanding or it can just be random. You love surprise, right? 
This month's prize is a stamp set "Key to My Heart" from Penny Black.
 I will mail this and along with some goodies to the winner (Internationals are welcome!).
The prize package is valued at $25.
Each month's prize will also vary.
It can be a gift card (Altenew, Simon Says Stamp, or a new stamp/die package from me! Sounds like fun? Well, it is!

I will do this as a trial basis and see how the next few months go.
Your participation and support are the key to the success of this Show and Share.
It is my hope that we can be more interactive through this blog.
This feature is not sponsored by any companies or online store. 
The prize comes from my own stash/pocket.
 I appreciate that you shop through my affiliate links (located at the side bar) and this would help me fund this feature.
Let the fun begin!


Cindy C. said...

Virginia what a kind act?! Love this 'show and share' idea, would love to play along!!

Chandhini said...

I feel this new feauture- Show n share is awesome. That's a great way to interact with fellow crafters and share new projects. I have to tell you that I really love the cards you make and the tips and tricks you give regularly, as a newbie to card making, I find it really useful. I would love to participate here.
Happy crafting.

Sheila H said...

How kind and thoughtful of you to start this share, Virginia. I will try my best to participate. Be blessed, my friend!

conil said...

What a wonderful way we'll have to show yhow much we appreciate you...the prize, to me, is secondary. Love that you chose one of my favorite new Penny Black stamps...such sweet images and such a darling card. You really are a jewel, you know.

mindy1414 said...

Virginia this is awesome!! I will definitely be checking it regularly for inspiration and hopefully add in some cards as well. Thank you for always being so generous and helpful to us all. Here's to an amazing 2019 of 'Show and Share'!

Shelly said...

Oh, your card is so super cute! And what a fun monthly feature to do! I will certainly have to join in. :) You are always so sweet and inspiring (just thought I'd let you know that). :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, sounds like fun, right now I don't have much time to craft but I would definitely look into squeezing out sometime to join in the fun! Thanks for doing this!

Dawn T said...

you are awesome Virginia!!! I like you enabling us.... I did forget to link through today when I made a purchase... must remember. I'll be sure to join you with my cards.

Kara Lynne said...

You always come up with wonderful ideas to keep us all connected! I love to see what people are posting, and meet new card makers. Your Valentine is adorable! I love the vibrant artistic hearts that convey that sweet little hedgie's thoughts!

FD91354 said...

Oh Virgina: What an awesome idea. Thanks for sponsoring this. I love the no theme, just create. Great idea. I'm in!

Denise Bryant said...

Looking forward to this!

ionabunny said...

What a fun idea. Hope to join the fun soon. Hugz

Nandini said...

Great idea. I just linked my first card. Looking forward to linking more.

Helen Kalb said...

Oh such fun Virginia! Will link up this weekend :)

Unknown said...

Hello, Virginia! Thank you for doing this. It is so much fun to see what everyone else is creating. I can't believe all of the different techniques featured here in just a couple of weeks. It has been a pleasure checking out the other blogs and discovering all of the wonderful talent and creativity!

Lucy E. said...

Happy belated birthday!
Your card is so adorable!
Thank you for your ongoing
inspiration and generosity.

Ms. Tamp said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I'm learning about this a bit late, but will do my best in next month's show and share. I'm not that great a maker, but will use this chance to practice. See you soon!