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    Hi Everyone!

    Welcome to the middle of the year (GASP!!!) -- and also to my challenge for the month of June – STAYING CONNECTED.

    With all the challenges this past year has brought (and still continues to), I thought it would be really interesting to do a challenge on how everyone has stayed connected with each other during this time. This could be with your loved ones, with work, with school, with appointments, etc...

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to do a layout/project on ‘STAYING CONNECTED’.

    ***** NOTE *****

    Anyone can do this challenge, you don’t have to use just my products (since I just make stamps and don't make papers, etc.) -- so any products from TDP is completely fine -- although would love to see how you would use mine here, and anyone who uses mine as the "majority" (main focal point, etc.) of their project will be entered in my random $5 draw; see below.

    Can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Have Fun!


    Thanks for joining into this month's STAYING CONNETED CHALLENGE! If you're participating, don't forget the following useful info...
    • To receive credit for completing this challenge, make sure you follow all of the rules/guidelines listed above in this thread.
    • Once you have completed your project... post it in the CHALLENGE GALLERY here at TDP, and then create a post here in this thread and link us to a copy of that gallery item.
    • Your completed project must be posted in this thread by 11:59pm ET on the last day of this month in order to receive credit.
    • Anyone who completes ALL SIX (6) of the challenges at TDP this month will receive 50% OFF ONE ENTIRE PURCHASE any time during the following month.
    • Additionally, anyone who exclusively uses products by the designer hosting each individual challenge... will be entered to receive $5 to spend in that designer's shop (so in theory, you could be eligible to win 6 different $5 gifts if you use the correct designer's products in each challenge this month!)
    • Have fun! Let us know if you have any questions about this challenge (you can comment below, and even tag me by typing RachelHodge in your post, if needed!)
    Thanks for playing along, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Last edited by Laura Passage; 06-01-2021, 11:39 AM.

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    Due to pandemic restrictions, we spent a lot of time outside last year, as we were determined to not let the kids (or Mom!) feel "stuck at home." We tried to keep things as normal as possible, and where we couldn't, we adapted. We spent more time going to parks and nature centers, we did garage and driveway and backyard visits and parties with family, we started new traditions like Pizza Sundays, we played more games, we build puzzles, we continued learning through homeschool classes and ZOOM music lessons, we participated in or watched live classes like drawing with Mo Willems and astronomy with Wayne State Univ. and introduction to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Meet the Animals with the Columbus Zoo and so much more. We also took advantage of the free access to Andrew Lloyd Weber productions in the first few months of quarantine. We started a round-robin story through the mail with school friends. And to be honest, we also enjoyed having a break from having to go places nearly every day! We do tend towards being homebodies, so to not have to get in the car and go to this class or that, lessons, sports, shopping, etc. was actually kind of nice.
    Now that I've written all that, I feel like I should redo my page, including that in my journaling, lol. I guess I'll have to put it on another layout.


    • RachelHart
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      This is so great! You have done such a wonderful job!!

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    My best friend's son, wife and grandson live in the UK... they stay connected through whatsapp ... and she sends me the cutest screenshots ever.