Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sentimental Sundays "Anything Goes" Challenge #83

Welcome to the Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes New Year's Party!!
First, Happy New Year’s to all of you!!  I still can not believe how fast the year came and went!?!?!?!?
Have you set your New Year’s resolution for 2012?  Well whatever they may be, I hope it includes joining us for weekly challenges!! (wink, wink) We have a year filled with FANTASTIC sponsors and amazing challenges, so I hope you can visit often. 

Secondly, what do you think of Sentimental Sundays new look? Isn’t it FABULOUS!!!! It is so fresh and so clean, which makes me want to play that song by Outkast!! LOL!!! So back to the design…my new buddy Arielle created this for us!!! She is just amazing and I know that amazing is not merely the appropriate  word to describe her, but right now it is the only word I can think of!! LOL!!!  She is SUPER, SUPER sweet and once you speak with her, she makes you melt with comfort!! She is the best....and Arielle, I can't thank you enough!!! So everyone make sure to visit Arielle HERE, HERE and HERE!!!  You will not be disappointed at all!!

Welcome to our first Blog HOP of the year!!!
We are all so happy that you have decided to join us today!!!  
We have so much to share with you today and I apologize for the long post, but I hope that you can hang in there and read through it all.....I promise that you will be happy you did. 

Before you start hopping off journey, take a look at the side bar. 
Check out all 18 of our Sentimental Sundays design team!!
Yes....I did say 18!!! All are super fabulous in their own unique way.

One more thing I have to address before we move on. 
The winner of "SHARE THE LOVE" $20 Gift Certificate is:
32. SAM
You have 72 hours to claim your prize, so email:
Thanks to all that helped spread the word, we really truly appreciate the love.

So on to what you came here for.....
But let me show you who are amazing sponsors are this week:
Offering a $5.00 voucher
Welcome to Digital Delights by Louby Loo, a magical place filled with digital creations from all walks of life. We are your one stop shop for all your digital stamps and digital products which are instantly downloadable. We also have a wide range of digital papers and svg cut files for all your crafting projects. Our low prices reflect our belief that crafting should not only be fun but affordable too!!
Other services include custom blog design and custom watermarks. Why wait for snail mail? Start creating with our instant downloads today.

Meljen’s Designs
Offering one lucky winner 4 images of their choice
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HEREto browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner ofWhimsy Stamps, too!

My Craft Spot
My Craft Spot
Offering one lucky winner:
 My Craft Spot started out as a place to share my ideas through pictures and video tutorials.  Then I discovered Scrunched Seam Binding!  I started hand dyeing the seam binding and now I have over 30 beautiful colors in my store! (I think I am addicted!  LOL!)  I also have 40 yummy colors of Bakers Twine, including a great new Valentine twist, Twinery Twine, Trendy Twine (3 colors twisted together!), Traditional twine and my own hand dyed Vintage Twine!  I also have my own line of High Quality Photopolymer Stamps!  I now have 15 sets including 2 new Valentine sets just released this week!  Come visit My Craft Spot for lots of ideas and inspiration, videos and weekly challenges with prizes!  Shipping is always FREE at My Craft Spot within the US and Canada and only $5.00 outside the US and Canada!

The Pink Cat Studio
Offering a lucky winner 5 digis of the winners choice
Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun & whimsical digital and rubber stamps to inspire your creativity. Our goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with our unique designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

Whimsy Stamps
Offering the winner 5 images for their choice.
Whimsy Stamps is a family owned business and online store located in the United States. We carry a line of whimsical and fun rubber stamps made from deeply etched red rubber and mounted on EZ mount foam. We also have a digital stamp collection with new releases on the 1st of each month. We've recently added an online gallery for our DT and registered users where you can find lots of samples using our stamps. We also have an inspirations blog with daily postings and product info and our featured stamper Saturdays!

Wait, wait there's more!!!!
As you make your way along to see what these amazingly talented ladies have created, you will find little giveaways being offered by some of you don't want to miss anyone.

If you read through this entire post, I applaud you!!!
So leave a message, let me know what you though of the hop, the new look of the blog, New Year's resolution...ANYTHING and you will have a chance to win:
(Crate Paper:Random and Fancy Pants Designs: Summer's End)

So lets get started shall we!!!!!
Here is today's line up so if you get lost, make sure to come back here to get yourself back on track!!!  Have fun !!!

                                                      Start here------>Tameko
So that's it....I hope that you have fun with the hop and are inspired to come back and show us your "ANYTHING GOES" creation.   Can't wait to see it!!



Stef H said...

fabulous new look! happy, happy new year.

hugs :)

Basslady said...

happy new year, ladies!

i love the clean and pure look of the blog...makes it noble and classy!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Elin said...

The new look is amazing! Clean, simple and no "clutter" to navigate through. And thank you for the blog hop! I'm launching myself into an inspirational hop right now :)

Seafield Jo said...

Happy New Year to you all.

Love the new look blog, I'm off to hop.

Jo x

CraftyGirl said...

Love the new look! Off to hop see you when I get back. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!



Basslady said...

ladies, i just finished the hop...but there was no posting on janne's blog yet...checking it later. ;-)

you did an awesome job, dear ladies!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jessica Buffa said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love, love, love the new is "so fresh, and so clean, clean"! LOL! I grabbed the new badge to swap with the old one on my blog. Can't wait to HOP! One of my NY resolutions is to be more assertive with my family and ask for more help around the house. Then I won't be so stressed and maybe I can make more crafty time for myself!

Elin said...

And my round-trip hopping is done. So much inspiration! I really appreciate the diversity amongst the Sentimental Team. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us :)

CraftyGirl said...

What a great blog hop. I love the projects all your DT members had to show us. I will also have to grab your new badge to replace the old one. Thanks for my first hop of 2012 (2012 can you believe it?). Look foward to your next challenge. Happy New Year to you and all your wonderful DT members.



Annette Allen said...

the hop was much wonderful talent and amazing creativity... Great way to start the New Year.

Thanks for sharing.

Denay said...

Loved the hop! The creations were beautiful and inspiring. Great job to all the designers.

Looking forward to a new year of more inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all decide to play along with us. It's going to be a great year here at Sentimental Sundays!!!

Ardilla said...

Fun hop!!!!!
Thanks for showing all those amazing creations...
Thanks for the chance to win sweet candies! said...

Had a great time going through the hop - thanks so much!!!!

Deanne :)

Dee said...

wow, what a way to start the new year. lots of inspiration. i think i need to go make a card. love the new look, so elegant.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Hello my Sentimental Sundays friends!!! I love the new look of the blog! So clean and classy! Nice to see all your faces on the side too. I wish you all the best for this new year and will miss working with all of you!!! Hugs!

Jasmine said...

Happy New Year!! Love the new look...just stunning! Am off to hop in my first bloghop of 2012!! And Congrats to Sam!

Imke said...

Happy New Year to everyone and i like the new look of your blog. Thanks for the chance one of these great goodies !

Cheryl said...

I love the new look. Congrats to all the new team members. I am off to hop!

nancyparker55 said...

I'm back from hopping. So enjoyed it - lots of talent out there.

Sandy S said...

Fabulous hop! Great way to start the New Year!

I'm excited to be a part of the Sentimental Sunday's Design Team!

Sandy :) :) :)
(I'd leave 18 smiles - but that might too much, do you think? LOL )

Jasmine said...

I've had fun off to create! Thanks for the fun!

SAMARA said...

I absolutely LOVE the new design of the blog! It is SO sophisticated and clean and fresh. My goodness, someone was really thinking confidently with this one. I absolutely love the way the company name is written. My goodness, such a change. And how exciting, even for me, a Designer of yours, to see this change today! I am thrilled and it was VERY exciting to change all the logos on my blog!!!!! Very beautiful work. Congratulations Calypso...Much success for your company in 2012. Much Love to you my wonderful boss-lady. Your friend and Designer, Samara

Jennifer said...

I am so excited about your new look and amazing design team! The hop was so fun and I loved all the great new cards brought forward! I look forward to playing along with you all this year! Hugs!

Micupoftea said...

Fun hop, fun way to start 2012! I don't make NY resolutions but do wish everyone health and joy as we begin a new chapter in life :)

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful new look! Looking forward to all the new challenges! Creative & inspirational blog hop!

Scrappin' Annie said...

Just finished your wonderful Blog Hop - What great talent and so many different styles. Thank you so much. Love your new look blog too - the red and black are so elegant.

K Clark said...

love the new look - Happy New Year! Thanks for the hop - enjoyed all the cards!!
leokc34 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Love the new look. Black & white is so elegant! I'm looking forward to hopping along to see all the DT creations. I'm glad you were able to have a break over the holidays but I've missed the weekly challenges.

Lisa T said...

I love the new look. Nice and clean. I appreciate a site that doesn't take forever to load a million background patterns and colors. I just want to see the good stuff - cards and challenges! LOL!

Angela said...

Just found your challenge blog today...looks like fun...will try to play along!

Unknown said...

wowo loved the hop!!! My first time hopping with ya'll!!


Anonymous said...

Love the blog and the hop! My new years resolution is to just be happy!!
Keep up the good work!

Stephenie said...

Just finished the hop! Enjoyed every stop! Wonderful cards!!

Robin said...

What a hop! Love all the DT inspirations. All the candy being offered is amazing. You all are fabulous! I stumbled on your site today and so glad I did. I will have enough time to enter. Thanks for a great blog hop. Hugs, Robin

2 peas in a pod said...

Happy New Year! Your blog looks great! I look forward to the up coming challenges. Thaks for the inspiration.

kiwimeskreations said...

Happy New Year - I can't seem to get a direct link using the widget, so here is my link

Maxine D

Dragonlady said...

I may have entered twice because the linky tool isn't showing my entry. Sorry.

Have a fantastic New Year everyone.

Hugs Ali x

mueppi said...

I love the new look!
Happy New Year!
Hugs Gisela

Jill said...

Hmm .... The linky tool doesn't seem to be showing my card so this is the link up as follows.

K Clark said...

mr linky is broken... just to make sure you received my link

Iren said...

So sad because the linking is not working for me so here is my card

Debbie said...

Fresh Start to a new year, looks fabulous!!!!

Allisa said...

Your newest follower! Appears Mr. Linky is still not working. My link is:


Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for an open challenge and I also love your new look! Hugs ~S~

Super Jen said...

Don't usually do your hops - they are lengthy and I don't have much Internet browsing time. But this one was worth the missed sleep.

The Wired Angel said...

Wanted to send my link as Mr. Linky doesn't seem to be very cooperative today.

Leah l'Orange said...

totally loving the hop so far! just got started and i'm already inspired! (too bad i have to take my son to the dentist, or else i'd be bookmarking and saving and creating, thanks for your fabby team!) congrats on the new look and here's to kicking off 2012 the right way! :)

NanaConnie said...

I was having trouble with the Linky tool and mine posted twice at 108 and 109. Please feel free to remove one. Thanks.

April said...

Great Blog Design! Love it! Happy New Year x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great hop. Everyone did a fabulous job. I love the new look of the blog.

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Happy New Year to you all & the new blog looks fantastic :)
Just wanted to say 'Wonderful creations' from the DT. Thanks for sharing and making the challenge available to all of us. Ill be doing the hop soon :)

P.S There is some blog candy at my place on the web if you're interested :)

Angela said...

It's my first time participating in your challenge...thanks for the fun!

Theresa's Studio said...

Great new clean. What a great DT for the New Year.

Susan said...

Fabulous new CAS look to the blog. Having fun on the hop :)
My word for 2012 is "release" or in a phrase..."let it go". In other words, I am going to try my best NOT to worry about things I can't fix or change or have no control over.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Lisa Walsh @ said...

I'm back again.
I just finished the blog hop & wow there are some really fantastic designs & lots of inspiration.
Thank you all for making this opportunity possible for us all.

I love the new look of the blog. So clean but it pops out :) Job well done. My New Years resolution is to hopefully be published soon :) Might help if I enter my designs into the right places though lol.

Happy New Year to all of you.

Susan said...

I'm back! I finished Hopping and I had a blast! some wonderful creations were found, lots of inspiration, and yes some great candy listed also!
Thanks for the Fun. :)
susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

Marianne Schut said...

Mooie nieuwe look hoor! Heb ee nieuwe blinkie al op mijn blog geplaatst! Ik doe weer gezellig mee met de challenge! Liefs Marianne

wifeycookie said...

I am loving the new look! More power to Sentimental Sundays in 2012!


Unknown said...

First time here, great site and challenge

Trish said...

Great, fresh new look to the site- loving it. Fab hop with so many talented DT, a brilliant line up giving incredible inspiration. Many thanks to all of you.
Trish x

Hello said...

Love your new look. Lots of beautiful projects.

Deonna B said...

Great blog hop! I loved all of the inspiration. Thank you!

Lori said...

I love the look of the blog! Very fresh and clean.