Change is coming!

So I mentioned before that this blog will be changing a little - hopefully you noticed right away the new look! That's one of the changes. But I am also going to be adding more fun features for everyone to participate in - and possibly win a little blog candy while doing so!! Here are the new features that will be starting, with the 1st one posted later today!

*So Sketchy Sundays - Every Sunday I will be posting a sketch for you to try and a sample to inspire you. All you have to do is create a project based on the sketch, post it on your blog or to another online gallery (like Splitcoaststampers) and then come back here and leave a link so I (and everyone else) can take a look at your artwork. For every sketch you try, your name will be entered into a monthly drawing for blog candy so try the sketch every week! The first sketch will be posted later today.

*Ever wanted to try your hand at creating a sketch? If so, you could be the Guest Sketcher for the month! Simply email me your sketch idea and finished sample and if you are chosen for the honor, I will use your sketch one Sunday during the month and will highlight your artwork, blog, personal info and more. You don't have to be a graphic designer to create a sketch - if you send me a picture of a hand drawn sketch, I will turn it into a design to post here. Easy peasy!

*Time-out Tuesdays: Every Tuesday you will find various info including Shout-outs to some of my favorite blogs, Look-outs which will highlight great online shopping and specials (enabler alert!) and Check-it-outs which will include things you won't want to miss. It's gonna be a fun day so be sure to visit on Time-out Tuesdays!

*It's Friday, Featuring...: And every Friday be sure to check out the artwork I am featuring based on a challenge that I have found around the blogosphere. I try to participate in a few challenges per week but can't always post every finished piece here but I will focus on at least one piece of artwork from a posted challenge every Friday. I will also post additional artwork throughout the week so there will be no short supply of creative inspiration!

*And finally, beginning in March, I will be posting a link to my Etsy store where you can purchase many of the cards you see right here on my blog as well as a slideshow of artwork that is posted not only at this blog but also in some of the galleries that I frequent. I will be taking orders for custom made cards, invitations, and more so remember to add me to your list of shopping links!

If you are a customer of Close To My Heart through me, you will be getting information on additional changes I am implementing in the next Stampin' Happens newsletter, due out the 1st week of March.

That's all for now - I will be back soon with the 1st Sketch! If you have any ideas of things you would like to see implemented here, please leave me a comment. Toodles!


Sandra J. Strickler said...

I'm gonna be checking you out every day!!