Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekly Challenge #46

Happy Monday everyone!
First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
  • If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out.  You can click on the links above or:  See "Getting Started"  and "Tutorials
  • To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tab above, or follow this link
  • Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right  sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
  • The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs.  I will take the first two presented to each challenge.
  • and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds last week.  I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community.  HUGS!

FIRST! The winner of this week's Zentangle Pocket Pages, supplied by the wonderful folks at CropStop!

I used a random number generator:

and winner #7 - lucky commenter #22

Congrats Terrie, email me with your mailing address and we'll get those sent off to you post haste - courtesy of CropStop!  My email address is in the contact tab above.

Didn't win this week? You can still try next week.... and the week after that! The Pocket Pagez giveaways have been extended!! WOO HOO!!

You can also order your own Pocket Pagez or you can try again this week! (rules posted in blue at the bottom of this post) Receive 10% off at the Crop Stop when you use the coupon code DIVA - awesome!

Happy Halloween!!
Hope everyone had a safe Halloween weekend - B-rad and i took turns going out this weekend.  I went to a friend's Murder Mystery party and even guessed who the killer was!  Chewie is pretty excited about Halloween this year.  He's been counting down the sleeps for the last few nights.  He and his brother are going out this afternoon as Dragons.  i'll post pictures later this week, hopefully.

Speaking of Dragons, i have to share this cute little story;
Chewie is sooo over books and would rather him and i tell a made up story together (the Chewie contributions shall be astrix-ed) - tonight's episode featured a beautiful princess named *Princess Mama* who lived in a castle and had very long and beautiful *arms*, she was in the woods picking *Strawberries* when she heard a scary sound! It was a *Scary troll who lived under da bridge!* oh no! the scary troll would only let her pass if Princess Mama brought him *Stinky Garlic and Stinky Onions to eat*. So the princess found a Garlic and Onion garden, but it was protected by the Scarecrow named *Chewie*, but when the princess explained that she needed the garlic and onions to give to a scary troll the scarecrow decided to help her carry them. They crossed the bridge but *Then the princess Mama got taked by a BIG...SCARY....MEEEEEAN DRAGON!!!!* OHH NO!!! Who was going to save her? *It waaaaaaaassss SUPER-SAVER-DADDY-With-a-CAPE! An he flew to da dragon and he bopped it on the da nose and the dragon said ooh no! my nose is bopped! waahhh!!!* and the super saver daddy with a cape and the princess mama fell in love and lived *HAPPILY EVER.....AFTER!!! THE ENNND!!!...Mama, NOW can i sing Jingle Bells?"*
carving pumpkins - Chewie doesn't like pumpkin goo....
 We also were fortunate to have a local coffee place hold a fundraiser for us this weekend, to help us raise funds to attend the Moebius Syndrome conference in Philadelphia in July.

On top of all this, both boys have been teething.  Chewie - working on some molars, and Artoo cut 2 teeth, and has two molars on the way as well. I'm not gonna lie, it's been pretty tense around here the last few days.

Weekly Challenge #46: "All Hallow's Eve"

Time to have a little fun with the challenge and let our little trick-or-treaters have their time to shine.  This week's challenge is to have FUN with the prompt: Halloween!!
Create a tile or a Zentangle Inspired piece that is haunting or spooky, maybe with things that go bump in the night - with such an open ended prompt, there's no end to things you can do with it.  I chose to do a pumpkin tile, and also - to tangle a pumpkin!  This was going to be last week's challenge, but as TODAY is halloween, it's still fitting. 


Another pumpkin - also featuring my Maria Thomas tattoo...

Happy Haunting Everyone!!

Oooh, and don't forget to stop by tomorrow, November first, for something pretty sweet....

To be entered in the Zentangle Pocket Pagez giveaway, the rules are this:

    1. You must have entered a tile or ZIA in this challenge
    2. You MUST enter a "SITE-SPECIFIC" URL in the linkey machine.  Links to home pages or to past entries will not be accepted.  If it ends in .com or the like, it's not site specific. (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)
    3. Leave a comment saying which number you are in the linkey machine
    4. If you are emailing your submission, leave a comment saying your piece was emailed

    This contest will close as of MIDNIGHT CST on Saturday.  I will use a random number generator to select the winner from the comments on Sunday.  I will announce the winner in next week's challenge!  This contest is open to everyone, including overseas!! yay!!

    and now the small-ish print:

    If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (See the contact tab above for my email address) The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. :(


  1. I love Chewie's story! I'll have to try this storytelling technique with my grandchildren. I ordered some PocketPagez. Thanks for the discount. Can't wait to fill them up.

  2. I've been inspired by the season a lot over the last couple of weeks. So I linked to two here but there is a pumpkin on my blog too on Wednesday the 26th. I'm #1 and #2. Happy Halloween!

  3. Thanks for another great Challenge from Linkey # 3! Aren't tangling pumpkins fun? I've had a ton of people upset that I tangled on real pumpkins that will perish. They say I should use the foam or plastic ones that you can put out every year!

  4. Halloween or All Hallows Eve, either one works. Happy one to you all! Great challenge for the day.

  5. I loved this one. I love Halloween, in spite of the fact that all my grandchildren and great grandchildren are spread all over the world. I still see them all through pictures and facebook. Thank God for the internet! And thanks for another fun challenge. Mel I'm number 6.

  6. Lucky #7! Very festive pumpkins!

  7. Thank you for another fun challenge - got this one done in record time :-)

  8. Lovin' Chewie's Dragon story! Happy Halloween from #12.

  9. Love your tangled pumpkins! I'm #13.

  10. As always, thanks for the challenge. I really look forward to them each week. Cari

  11. Happy Halloween! Love your tile and your pumpkin! Cute little story. Thank you for the challenge. #18

  12. Sitting this week out as I can't buy into the whole Halloween concept. Looking forward to more inspiration next week!

  13. You tangled pumpkin was so wonderful I had to make one too! Entry #20

  14. Your pumpkins are awesome! And a very cute story. Kids add so much to our lives, they're just an amazing blessing! I'm number 21.

  15. I had to "do" a pumpkin too.
    I like the 3D tangled pumpkin you made.

  16. Ooh, I had fun with watercolor and took the plunge to add color to my tangles this week! I am #24.

  17. It was fun with this one and it had made me feel more creative. Very enjoyable to did my work. Thank you for the challenge.

  18. I'm not much for Halloween, so I had to steer my thinking more toward fall. Thanks for the challenge!

    I'm number 26

  19. I am 27. Fun challenge and Happy Halloween to all the kids and young at heart. Can't wait to have a minute to see all the entries.

  20. Love the punkin goo photo. Brings back memories with my kids:) what a fun time.

  21. Hah! That pouty photo is my favorite! You have to keep that one to show him again in another 15-20 years. Too precious.

  22. Happy Halloween! I hope that you all had a fun time out Trick or Treating! I am 32.

  23. Bah! I am also number 33. Number 32 is a mistake. I hit enter before I had posted this week's link. Sorry! I looked to remove it, but I couldn't.

  24. I'm #35 this time...not quite a halloween person, but I enjoyed doing the tangle! Chewie's story is beautiful!

  25. Love your tangles and always love to hear your stories with your kids. Such fun times! I am #36 this week.

  26. Agree with Jane the Chewie photo is too cute definitely a keeper. Hope the fundraiser was a success. As always thanks for all you do keeping the challenge going. I'm lucky #41 this week.

  27. Whoops...I almost forgot to post! I am #42...very fun challenge!

  28. Lucky #46 for the Weekly challenge #46 :) I love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday. I had so much fun participating in this challenge. It was my first ever challenge and I plan to continue with them. Thanks for offering them :) it keeps me sane. I am brand new to ZT and so far it has been a wonderful trip.


tangle me some zen, baby!!