Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Saying Goodbye to The Diedrich Dare with one HUGE prize...!

Today's post is bittersweet as we have a HUGE prize to give away, a new challenge, and an announcement that today's challenge will actually be the last for the Diedrich Dare.

We have had such a WONDERFUL time over the past year and a half enjoying the sketches of my wonderful children and some special guests too :0)   Truth be told, the last few times I asked for sketches I could see the enthusiasm waning a bit and as they get older (sniff sniff!) we have so much going on (for both boys and my older girl this year), swimming, bigger homework loads, and just recently Madelynn not only joined the school newspaper...she FOUNDED it!   Can you believe that?  My girl LOVES to write and when there was no paper, she approached the school and asked severalteachers until one finally said yes :)  I am SO proud of her!   

That all being said, with my growing commitments and lots of work ahead of me as well, work that I LOVE, we are closing our doors.   I want to THANK ALL OF YOU for your enthusiasm, playing along each week and for the wonderful participation we've encountered.   

Most of all, I want to thank my Daredevils.  These girls remain my friends always and have seen us through some pretty wild changes and through it all, I know each and every one of them has my back and has had so much to contribute as team members.  Please leave some love for:

This week we have ONE FINAL CHALLENGE.  An inspiration photo chosen by my fearless Team Leader , Jacquie.   Ugh...what can I say, this is a tough one.  If not for Jacquie, I would never have been able to re-start the dare after LAST year's summer hiatus.  Jacquie has been more than just our wonderful leader and enthusiastic Daredevil, she is my friend and I adore her.   THANK YOU Jacks for all your hard work!  We love ya!

Here's the challenge:

And here's my card, not focusing so much on the colors so much as the cupcake although there are some similarities, using VERVEstamps:

Want to play along this week?   Add your card to the DARE by Tuesday, July 13th at 8pm CST to enter to WIN this fabulous "Going Away" Prize!  ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive the following:

2 Digital designs by Baby Bud Stamps

2 Rubber Stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

3 High Hopes Stamps from Scrappin Great Deals!

"Sweet Message" stamp set by The Greeting Farm!
1 Digital Stamp and 1 Stamp from Queen Kat Designs donated by our own DT member Sara!

We hope that you'll play along with us ONE last time and give the DARE the proper send-off these Daredevils deserve!   Thanks for your loyalty and support and we will miss you but definitely see you all over blog land!   Remember, entries close July 13th at 8pm CST!

Thanks again to EVERYONE!



Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Kim Y. said...

Sad...but totally understand, Jess! This is one sweet card!

Tasha said...

Ah the wee ones are growing up! I love this car, the cupcake is cute, love the paper too
love tasha xx

1CardCreator said...

I bet you are so proud of your daughter, that is awesome that she founded the paper! Sad to hear your dare is closing, but I will see you in everything else I'm sure. Don't melt in this heat! ~Diane

Cindy Haffner said...

Kis grow so fast Jess, enjoy every minute. Love your YUMMY card.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Have I told you lately how much I {heart} you? I do!! You are such a wonderful lady.

Lovely card

Taylor said...

This is super cute, Jessica! You know I love me some cupcakes and this one is yummy!

Sad to hear you're discontinuing your challenges, but totally understand life gets busy! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Cara said...

Hey, Jess!! How exciting your daughter starting the paper! Enjoy their new activities and have fun ;o)

Kris said...

Your card is super yummy SWEET!!! Thank you so much for the chance to be apart of the Dare Jess!!! it has been a wonderful experience and the friendships that were built are incredible!! Thank you also to the little daredevils who have given us fabulous inspirations!!! i will MISS all of it!!! Hugs! =D

Danni said...

awwww, I'm sure this is bittersweet for you! Hugs!!
Love your card, so fun!

Cheryl Walker said...

Super sweet card Jessica!!! Hope you are doing well hun!!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Ah hun! I'm so sorry to see this ending but I do 100% understand. Sometimes it's just time to grow on to other things. This is a fabulous last challenge and I love your cupcake card and I adore that sentiment! :D Hugs!!