Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Challenges

Monthly challenges for 2015.



Challenges help us grow and stretch our imaginations.  They are also a requirement for being in the Etsy Blogging Business Artisans team.

Things you should know:


1) There will be 12 monthly challenges with a given theme. As part of the BBA, you are to participate in at least 4 challenges in the duration of the year and blog about your entry. Just create something that follows the theme and then write a post about it.
2) Each month there will be a new thread on the team Etsy page. Leave a link to your blog post there before the end of the month.
3) Feel free to put any project you create in your shop, and talk about the Challenge in your description!

Find the challenges here: http://bloggingbusinessartisans.blogspot.com/p/challenges.html


January - BeadedTail - Goals or hopes for the New Year
What do you hope to accomplish this year? What are you looking forward to doing in 2015? Do you have plans to travel some place exciting, move to a new home/city or how about get a kitten? Will you be taking your shop in new directions? Let us know or give us a hint of your year to come!

February - Memories for Life - We typically think of red as the color of love. What nontraditional colors can you use to celebrate love?

March - Antiquity Travelers - the first signs of spring .... what does spring mean to you? What inspires you as the weather starts to warm up?

April - Pasque Flower Creations - April Showers:
April showers bring May flowers. The challenge this month is to create something that incorporates an image or a color scheme reminiscent of April showers -- umbrellas, raindrops, puddles, clouds -- the (cloudy) sky is the limit!

May - MisterPenQuin - Honor a Memory:
The month of May is often a time to celebrate or commemorate something special, whether it's a school graduation, a birthday, Memorial Day, or an anniversary (we're celebrating our 36th this year!). Create an item that involves honoring the memory of a person, place or thing.

June - Stalking the Wild Snark - Midsummer Night's Eve
June 21 is the longest day of the year! It has been celebrated in various ways for thousands of years, and many countries still have legal holidays around the time of the summer solstice. The challenge is to create something that celebrates the start of summer or to show what you like to do with those extra hours of daylight on long June evenings.  

July -

August -

September -

October -

November -

December -

Monday, January 27, 2014

January Plans for the New Year Link Party

We started 2013 with a "plans / goals for the new year" challenge and enjoyed it so much that we collectively decided to bring it back for January 2014!

This is what the team had to say about the goal: "Blog about your plans for 2014 and share them with the team. Tell us what you have in store for your Etsy shop as well as your personal life. Feel free to share photos of upcoming projects or just make a list of resolutions/goals."

Friday, December 27, 2013

December Winter Link Party

The monthly challenge for December was Winter by Jamie of PoppyHillCreations. This is what she had to say about the theme: "We could easily do a holiday theme, but that's taken care of in October. So, let's focus on Winter and what winter means to you - does it mean warm, cozy nights with a cup of hot chocolate in your hand? Or does it mean snowflakes and snowmen? Maybe you hate winter...maybe you can create something that expresses those feelings too. Whatever winter means to you, have fun with it!"