Colouring Challenge and Unprecedented YouTube Traffic

Well, I should really just change the name of this blog to "Sorry...Life Happened".  I sort of  just zipped right past Christmas, which is the high season of cardmaking.  But, in all honesty, Christmas did just kind of zip past this year.  Given the way the year ended, none of us were feeling particularly celebratory, and I've been having some continuing health issues, and so we sort of gritted our teeth and got through it, and vowed to jump back in next year.

Again, quite a lot has happened since my last post.  One thing in particular is that Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge is back on for the month of February!  This is the third time for this challenge, and I love it as much as I did the first time.  Kathy herself is so generous, and her enthusiasm is contagious.  I haven't been able to participate as much as I'd like, but one of the many wonderful things about this challenge is that it is meant to be entirely stress-free, as much or as little time as you have to spare.

In fact, one of my cards was featured on Scrapbook and Cards Today blog last Thursday on their feature about Kathy and the challenge.  That kind of made my day. 

Oh, and crazy things are happening on my YouTube channel!  I noticed when uploading my last video, that the video I had posted 5 months prior had been viewed over 700 times.  I got excited when there were 20 people...this is mind-boggling.  

Speaking of which, this is quite late since it was for Valentine's Day, but this last video was kind of special to me, since it's the first time I used one of my own stamps in a video. 

New digital stamps are filling the shop.  For the time being, they are strictly digital.  The CAD/USD exchange rate remains dismal, but I remain hopeful that things will improve soon, and I am preparing images for when the time comes.  But today I gave the shop a little attention and listed this stamp set, called "Wherever You Go", and also sharing the image I made for my husband, who has had to travel for work all of the past three weeks.  Travel has not been going smoothly for him, and while he didn't get an actual card, I did send him a photo of the card front, and he put it on his watch face, which I thought was pretty clever.  Modern handmade cards!

I'm going to stop here for now. I hope you're having a fantastic day, and maybe taking some time to participate in Kathy's challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking in!  

-- Sandy