Loc: North Carolina
|Posted: 2/18/2013 4:31:29 PM|I so wish that I had more time to play and submit entries for all of the wonderful challenges during Winterfest! But, that isn't how it worked out for me. Thank you so much for your inspiration. I know that I **will** be making cards based on many of your challenges, even if I don't finish them as soon as I'd like!
Thank you for hosting!
Is this an instrument of torture or communication?
Loc: Long Island
|Posted: 2/18/2013 5:37:19 PM|I would also like to say
It was fun to use my long neglected stamps!!
|Posted: 2/18/2013 7:29:15 PM|
Anne, I'll highjack this thread to say that I'm grateful to all the participants who hung in there and completed projects and posted them in spite of all the technical difficulties we've had during this week, especially over the weekend.
I think I completed five or six challenges, and that's a record for me. I usually only do a couple and then do a few more during Hangover Week. I want to add my thanks to everyone who hosted a challenge. I thought the challenges were especially interesting this time. Like Anne, I'll be using some of the techniques I learned in the future. Hopefully, I'll be able to do a few more challenges during Hangover Week which starts tomorrow.
|Posted: 2/18/2013 7:36:12 PM|
If I may jump in and add my thanks too. I made the decision to focus a lot on a few challenges and I happy with that choice for I feel I learn alot. But now I do feel I didn't get to play in all the challenges I hoped to...so I am keeping my list of challenges so I can continue to work on them. Thanks for a wonderful group of challenges. Hats off to all the hosts...what a great Winterfest!
My blog: http://farnorthdesigns.blogspot.com/
|Posted: 2/18/2013 8:20:29 PM|
I'd also like to thank all the hosts for all the great challenges. Somehow I actually did complete all the challenges, but many were a real learning process, so I know I will go back for many of them and take my time to get better at them. It was so great to learn so many new techniques and challenges in one week!
"Find Joy in the Unexpected..."
Sit. Stay. Pea!
Loc: It's dark in here......I can't see a thing!
|Posted: 2/18/2013 8:25:57 PM|I want to say: DITTO! (including to Anne)
I hosted a Stampfest challenge once. I am fully aware it is not just making a blog post and you're done. If life/work did not get in the way, I would do ALL the challenges!
I appreciate the work you all do to keep the stampfest going. And an extra thank you to Daria who posts and maintains the master thread.
And there is a whole slew of other peas to thank for many reasons!
|Posted: 2/18/2013 9:07:06 PM|
Thanks to all the hostesses and hosts. You all rock. Loved this events challenges. Many pushed me out of my comfort zone and I learned several new techniques such as masking and smooching.
As a hostess, I also want to thank everyone for stamping along with my challenge. I hope you had fun and got a few cards made.
Neysa aka neyw (2 peas name)
Loc: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2/18/2013 11:38:25 PM|
I actually love all the cards I created during WF13 and I want to thank all the hosts for that, because it is the quality of the challenges which allowed that to happen! I only completed 5, but plan to do a couple more during Hangover week, cause the techniques just look so great!
Congratulations, Heidi, for completing ALL the challenges! Anyone else?
And a humongous thank you to Daria for organizing us all yet again!
Loc: South Florida
|Posted: 2/19/2013 12:24:14 AM|
I'm glad you started this thread Anne. My week went faster than usual somehow! I'm on vacation and I got caught up in all the vacation prep, and now I'm away so I can't play. I'm keeping the master challenge thread bookmarked so I can go back and try everything I missed when I get home. So, to everyone who's challenge I missed, thanks for hosting, I didn't miss out because I wasn't interested, I just ran out of time before vacation!
|Posted: 2/19/2013 6:58:48 AM|
Yes, thank you, thank you, thank you! To all the hosts and hostesses!
Stamp fest always inspires me to try new things and build my card collection back up.
|Pea-ing, pinning, and playing!|
Loc: Great Northwest
|Posted: 2/19/2013 8:38:11 AM|As always those who posted challenges did an amazing job. And the diversity of the challenges kept it always interesting and fun.
Like Cindi, I also want to let hosts know I didn't miss out because I wasn't interested, I just ran out of time.
And thanks everyone who took the time to leave comments, they are so appreciated.
Technical issues aside, this has been one of our best events!
|The Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.|
The Craft Curmudgeon
|Posted: 2/19/2013 8:59:43 AM|LOL, Marshia! Don't know if it was one of our 'best', but wasn't our worst. And it was great to see so many StamPeas sticking with it & helping one another when the glitches hit. WTG All!
|Posted: 2/19/2013 9:03:34 AM|
Just want to add my thanks to all the peas who hosted challenges it is work to do that and I appreciate all the effort.
I enjoyed the challenges that I did, learned some new things and regret not getting to more of them but life is like that sometimes we have to let somethings go in order to pursue others.
I did think that we had a great variety and selection of challenges this time around.
|Posted: 2/19/2013 9:49:48 AM|
I so agree with everything that has already been said.
Thanks to the designers of the challenges - you all earned golden star for offering such a wide variety of techniques. These all were real challenges, some more challenging than I expected - but I learned so much and I promise to keep practicing the masking techniques.
I hope to work on some the the challenges that I didn't get done during challenge time, as they were all great challenges.
Thanks to those who participated in my challenges.
Thanks for all of the comments they are an important part of my learning process.
What a Winter Fest.
The best thing is that I kept my craft area picked up after every challenge and so today there is not a mess. This is the first time for me and was part of my organization challenge.
Peas is the way
Loc: Johannesburg, South Africa
|Posted: 2/19/2013 9:58:42 AM|
I agree with you Anne! I am so disappointed that I had such a busy week that I couldn't do a single challenge! I had two tutorials to make, a monster & spider party to plan, and on top of that we have been feeling a bit under the weather.
I have printed out all the challenges and will be inspired of them in the future. And I hope to make at least one card during Hang-over week!
Thank you to all the hosts and players for making Winterfest such a success again!!
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 2/19/2013 9:59:04 AM|
Thanks to everyone who hosted and participated! I really enjoyed it. I worked like mad on most of the challenges on my stamping retreat. I missed doing a couple of the challenges, but I did get a lot of them done and finally uploaded in spite of all the technical problems. I am looking forward to the next one! Even if you were not able to do challenges, many of you were doing the drivebys and chatting. That is always fun too!