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Monday, January 2, 2012

Make a Splash

Hey everybody!  I hope you enjoyed all the holidays.  I know we did, and I'm betting I'm not the only one looking forward to some routines, normalcy and compulsive organizing and cleaning :)

But besides that, the New Year also comes with new ideas.  I've had this thought running around in my head, and I hope you'll think it's a good idea too and want to help me make it great!

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I'm starting a new monthly adventure/series/challenge (not to be confused with a contest/competition/link party) on my blog as a way to showcase some of the amazing talent that exists out there (yes, I mean you!)  I thought it would be fun to pick a Secret Supply every month and have a few bloggers do their own take on it.  Then at the end of the month I'll do a post sharing all the projects, including mine.  

As an example, say I pick "lamp" for January.  Each blogger who is assigned January will have to come up with their own lamp re-do and then they'll all get posted here.    
I don't want to give anything away, but for some more examples, a future month's item might be Feathers, or Canvas Drop Cloth.  Or maybe even a set of 3 supplies that have to be used together on the same project!  And don't worry--I'm a pretty cheap crafter myself, so I won't be picking anything that's very expensive to work with.  

So, who's with me?  Does this sound like a fun idea?  I hope so--and maybe it will force you to work with a supply or item that you wouldn't normally pick.
 Each of the monthly projects and bloggers will be put in the new Make a Splash tab that I've added to my menu above.  Grab a button from my sidebar for your blog if you want to help spread the word.
I'm hoping to get at least 3 to 5 bloggers to participate each month, though the number's flexible. If you're interested, or if you have any questions, please leave me a comment or click on the purple "Contact Me" button on the left side of my blog.  Also, let me know if you have a preference for which month you participate.  

A couple of rules that may be useful:
  • You must complete a new project even if you've worked with the mystery item before.
  • I would love for you to post your project on your own blog, but ask that you wait until the day that the group post goes up on my blog.
Thank you so much, and I'm excited to get started on our first month's project, so what are you waiting for?  

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  1. This sounds SO fun. Sign me up! -Aimee (icouldsomakethat@gmail.com)

  2. Sounds great! I'm totally in as long as it's the first 9 months of the year. My work gets so crazy Oct-Dec that I barely have time for laundry let alone anything else! I love any chance to do a new craft. What a great idea!

  3. That sounds like so much fun! Count me in!

  4. Found your post on R2skiphousewrk and thought your idea sounded fun! I would like to join in, if you still have room. I don't have a preference on the month. I also have a Wed. linky party you are welcome to share this on! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/

  5. I'm always up for a challenge! We are moving in March/April but otherwise I am game! Thanks Steph!

  6. What a fun idea! I don't think I've seen this done before.

  7. Steph~ If you are still recruiting for January count me in!

    Trish @ Uncommon

  8. What a fun idea... I LOVE this kind of stuff :) I'd love to participate if you are still looking for anyone in the next few months. Thanks! - Holly


  9. I'm game! Sign me up please. :)

  10. ooo, ooo! Pick me, pick me! Sounds super duper fun!!! (And way less stressful than those competition ones, which nearly killed me.) :) bugaboominimrandme@yahoo.com

  11. I'd love to play along if you're still looking for people. michellepaigeblog@hotmail.com

  12. I would love to join in too! my email is sandrabees (dot) com @ gmail (dot) com

  13. I would so totally be in! This sounds amazing. I love a good challenge, especially if it's creative. You have a great blog - so glad I stopped by!

    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  14. Oooh...fun! I want to play! Count me in for anything Feb and on. :) {totshop728@yahoo.com}

  15. I would like to participate as well let me know what I need to do! dedemadums@gmail.com

  16. Sounds FABULOUS!!! Sign me up, too :) What a wonderful idea. You can email me at erin (at) howtonestforless (dot) com!

  17. Am I too late? I'd love to do this! I'm having a baby in May, so either before that or a couple months after would work best for me :) I LOVE this idea!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  18. I'd love to try this too. Is it too late? The months I would participate in would depend on my schedule. But.....this sounds like fun and will make me push the creativity button.

    1. I'd love to include you...so I need some contact info for you. You can find my email in the About Me page at the top of my blog.

  19. I love that idea and I am in...how will you inform us with of the items that will be used? Thank you...I am sooo excited... I work with miniature and dollhouses, could my craft be something for the dollhouse?