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January Challenge Results!

Hi All!

Thank you to all participants in the January Love Challenge! I really enjoy going through all the entries at the end of the month. There are so many creative people! I hope you’ll check out all the entries when you have a few minutes.

This month’s random winner of the Simon Says Stamp $25 gift voucher is entry #55 by Mjvinski. Congrats Michelle!

I’ve got several highlights for this month. First is this watercolor card by Chris:


I love the colors used, I love the shadows she created, and I love how the hearts aren’t perfectly shaped. Beautiful!

Next is this clean and simple card by Annie:


This card is fantastic because of all the little decisions Annie made to make it come together so beautifully. She decided to add 2 borders at the bottom (a bold move to combine dots AND stripes), but she added them off-center from one another. She made them gray instead of black so they wouldn’t be too strong behind the sentiment. Then, she decided to separate them with a glitter strip, which stops just short of the right side. AND THEN she added 3 sequins – not too much, not too little, to finish it out. Seriously – getting the perfect sequence of correct decisions can be difficult, but Annie did it fantastically well and the card is awesome. Sorry I got a little carried away with this one, but I feel like I make little decisions like this on cards all the time (many times not good ones!), so I appreciate the process she went through.

Okay, on to the next card. This one is by Sarah:


I love this die set – it’s so adorable! But what really got me with this card is the gingham towel and the sprinkle shakers. The detail really makes the card.

Finally, check out these cards by Caly:


What you don’t know behind the photo is that Caly is a working mom with 4 kids. Yes, and she’s making these amazing clean-lined SHAKER cards for teachers. She’s putting us to shame, lol. Great job as usual, Caly!! I love your designs.

Thanks again to everyone who submitted a card. I’ll be back shortly with the launch of the February Bird Challenge!



  1. wrote on February 1st, 2018 at 4:00 pm


    WOW, so many fabulous entries for January. Congratulations to Michelle, it was such a great card, and to those who had mentions. I am so excited to be part of the LLC community with so many inspiring and talented members.

  2. wrote on February 2nd, 2018 at 5:38 pm


    Thanks for your kind words, Darlene!!! I seriously LOVE you!!!

  3. wrote on February 3rd, 2018 at 10:49 pm



  4. wrote on February 9th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Annie Abrahamson

    Wow! Thanks for the shout out, Darlene! I’m thinking you may have given me a bit too much credit on the design since so many times I don’t really pre-plan…just start playing! That being said, I very much appreciate your kind words! Hope you feel better soon!

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