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Monday, September 7, 2015

Dedicated to the One I Love

Are you a dedicated person? Do you have goals that you work hard to achieve? This month's theme at the Path of Positivity is Dedication. I am dedicated to my family. I am dedicated to the families in the educational program in which I work. I know many others who are dedicated to people, to causes, to lifestyles.
And then there is the spirit of Christmas! Santa is dedicated to bringing joy to children worldwide, and speaking from one dedicated person to another, our willingness to focus our dedication toward something specific requires some major downtime. 
So today my DT project is a funny "after the holidays" card that showcases  Santa's dedication to children. you may only see him once a year, but he works the entire year to make Christmas morning the delight that it is to children everywhere--except the day after Christmas. That's when Santa can unwind, and dedicate a few days toward relaxation and simple pleasures, like wiggling his toes in the warm sand and not worrying that all his reindeer are flight-ready!
You have from today through October 4th to create a card that showcases in some way the theme of dedication. If the theme isn't obvious in your card or project, please write in your post or comment on the challenge blog the reason how dedication plays into your project. We love to read about the themes, it inspires us in our own creativity.
Our guest sponsor this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle, who is offering two prizes for this challenge, which will be:
  • $15.00 worth of digital images for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • $15.00 worth of digital images for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge time frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge

My project today showcases an image called Southern Santa from Sparkle N Sprinkle. He is definitely on down time. I colored Santa with Copics, "sprinkling" some "sparkle" on the scene by making a few waves. I used a couple papers from my "de-stash" box of leftovers, and played around with the last of my lovely teal webbing, a broken bracelet of starfish charms and beads, a few beach-y buttons and a couple sentiment labels. I do believe someone should warn Santa that it's time for him to turn over or he may be mistaken for a lobster!! I am willing to fly out to the beach and join warn him. LOL
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet challenges - Anything with wings (seagulls & flamingos)
Stempelsonnen challenges - Alles Geht (anything Goes)
Sparkle & Sprinkle challenges - Anything Goes w/loose glitter, powders, etc


Katrina Brown said...

What a fun and wonderful take on the theme! Santa is definitely dedicated to his calling! I love the way you incorporated your broken bracelet and the shell!

lyn hitchcock said...

What a cute card, thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck and hope to see you again soon
Lyn DT

Sternenglanz said...

Wow! your card is cool! I Love the Santa :)

thank you for joining us at the Stempelsonnen Challenge

x Sternenglanz

Faith A said...

Santa's certainly deserves the beach rest, is that Rudolph turned pink in the sun LOL. A fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

cass said...

Great card, I think Santa must be holidaying near me, we do have hot Christmases. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet for our "September - "Things with Wings" Challenge

Sara said...

so fun, love the net and starfish. thanks for playing along with Crafting With Friends

Anne Temple said...

This is such a fun card. Love the glittery water and the added seagulls. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. Congrats on being a SNS Featured Artist as well!

Eret said...

Pat, your card is awesome! I love your coloring of this fun image. All the sea themed embellishments you added are perfect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.