Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekly Challenge #145

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 tabs above
  • 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. 
  • I know that some of you have told me that the paypal button does not work, and some of you have had no trouble, i'm not sure why it's inconsistent, i've redone the code a few times... If all else fails you can donate to my paypal address which is madam_diva (a t) yahoo (d o t) com

Welcome back everyone.

in case you missed it on Friday, my new mixed media post is up on the Artist Cellar blog!! come check it out and say hi... comments make all the kittens of the world happy.  :)
Have fun with this!

First things first! To announce the winners of last week's Sakura Give Away!  I put all the entries from the blog and from those who emailed their entries into a spread sheet and then used to select the winners.  They are:

Carol and Katie C, please send me your mailing addresses ASAP to lauraharmz at gmail dot com

Thanks everyone for playing! 

It's been a pretty laid back week, which is just fine after the crazy hecticness of the past few weekends. 
There's not much to report.  I just checked my phone for photos of the past week and found about 28 pictures of the floor, or Artoo's feet, or the underneath of our kitchen table (all photos taken by artoo), but nothing worth sharing.

B-rad and i did have a chance to go out on a date Saturday night, it was nice to get out together.  Yay for grandmas.  My mom is awesome.  

Weekly Challenge #145: "New Official Tangle: Quib"
Over the weekend Rick and Maria at Zentangle headquarters released a new tangle for us to play with, which is pretty fun, it's very Hollibaugh based - drawing each strand 'behind' the last. 

you can see the step outs for the new tangle in the latest newsletter here as well as some beautiful samples! 

This week's challenge is to try out the new tangle Quib!

Here's my tile for this week!
Good Luck!
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. (send submissions to: weeklychallenge at [not gmail, just mail].  
I just ask that you put in the subject line:  Challenge # ________

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.  PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??


  1. Yay for date night! So glad that you take the time. I am again happy to play with the challenge. Thank you Laura!

  2. Your Quib is so nice, Laura. Thanks for the push to use it :)

  3. It must be so nice for you to have a laid back week and a date night...cheers.

  4. Hye Laura, thanks for this tangle idea. It was fun.

  5. Woo Hoo! Date night! Thanks for your weekly challenges! I love doing them!

  6. Laura, great Quib tile! It's such a fun new Tangle! Thank you for always bringing new challenges in front of us!!
    And CONGRATULATIONS, Carol and Katie for winning last weeks drawing!! Fun stuff!!! :0) Peace be Yours

  7. Wooo-Hooo! I KNEW I was feeling lucky last week!!
    Thanks SO much Laura & Sakura . . . I'm sure Katie and I will have lots of fun with our new Gellis :o)

  8. So glad I found your site! Looking forward to doing more great challenges from you. I had a lot of fun with quib.

  9. I'm blown away by some of these amazing tangles - love Quib and what you and everyone else is doing with it! Axxx

  10. I just posted my Zentangle blog site. I am #80. I just need a little more time to get the pics posted. I love to see all the creative tangles.

  11. Enjoyed this challenge thanx for posting!!

  12. Love Quib! thank you!

  13. Great challenge again, Laura. I really love Quib and all the things you can do with it. And as for Date Night, before you know it, those boys will be grown and you can have date night any time you want.

    And I'm so glad to be the substitute winner of the Sakura pens! Thank you, Thank you, Laura.

  14. I know I'm probably too late posting this - my week was just craaazy. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. Thanks Laura!


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