Thursday, August 13, 2009

Theme 31: Participant's Choice With a Twist

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: After all the craziness of this summer, my little family has decided that we need a little time away to reconnect, heal and prepare for a strong comeback this Fall. Fall is more like New Year's to me than the new year is anyway. So, I will be stepping back now till the very beginning of September but don't go away, I will be popping in occassionally AND Felicia Kramer, creator of Another Bright Idea and Amanda, creator of Persistent Green will be posting fun things on Monday and Wednesday so tune in and celebrate them!!!!


With the past Participant Choice themes you have been asked to pick one theme and create something. Well this time we're going to get a little crazy. Feel free to pick up to 5 themes and create, create, create. Why? Because this time we are extending the submission deadline!! This special edition of the Thursday Sweet Treat will be unveiled on Thursday, September 3rd!! That's right you get almost 3 weeks to play!! The summer is coming to an end and Fall will be upon us before we know it so let's have some fun!!!

There have been a total of 30 themes since this blog started. There is a list of all the themes to the right of this post. (Thanks for the suggestion, Felicia.) I tried to add links to each one but my computer was protesting. I'm sorry. The list begins with the first theme in January 2009 and runs through to the present day. In order to view a theme just click on a month in the archive and check it out.

Please feel free to choose up to 5 themes that you would like to create something for. It's important to note that this differs slightly from the Mini-Monthly in that your submission cannot be something that you already started. You may have seen a theme and thought of an idea but not started the work on it. Your submission needs to be something you will begin working on now. All themes are up for grabs so dive in and if you find something in the archives that you are passionate about - go for it!

Important Guidelines

The work submitted must be something you have created and/or worked on between the time the theme was revealed and the THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd unveiling. Please submit your response to no later than end of day Wednesday, September 2nd if you would like it to be posted on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd. OR send me a link to your response to include in the comments section of the post.

With your response please include:

1. Your name - either first name, shop name or both.

2. The theme you chose and the name of your piece (if you choose to give it one)

3. Something you'd like to share (process of creation, idea behind piece) if you'd like to share anything. Please limit this to 2-3 sentences

4. The shop and/or blog links you'd like to include

5. Two photos of your piece or of each of the pieces (3x5 or 4x6 and 72dpi or a max of 96dpi - if you need any help with that please don't worry I'd be happy to help!)

Most importantly, celebrate summer and play!


meherio68 said...

Natasha, I hope your holiday is full of pleasures and joys to the brim and your drink it up with due delight...

SalvagedExpression said...

Excellent idea, this will give me a chance to catch up on the themes I missed! Looking forward to the challenge!

Natasha said...

Meherio68...thank you so much....I have SO many ideas for this place that I plan on putting in place in September that I need this ...time out..I have to recharge..all of us do and my little one needs a little time with Mommy and Daddy...sooo I thank you for your wishes....I will miss you guys but I'm excited for when we play again...hugs to you my friend!

Salvaged - I'm so glad you like this idea...I thought it would be fun and seriously can't wait to see what you create you never fail to surprise and're amazing

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


How very kyool indeed! :-) What a wonderful way to keep us 'occupied' during your vacation. :-D And how awesome that we will still be getting our weekly Treatlets! :-) Yay to Felicia & Amanda for doing them! :-)

Def. playing in this one - it will let me empty out some of my 'pulled the pieces, but never started' backlog! (In other words - what Salvaged said! :-D)

Thnx so much for a wonderful theme & enjoy your vacation!!! :-)

BB & GF! :-)

jodi said...


Enjoy your break from the blogging world. We will miss you and will look forward to your return.

Thanks Felicia and Amanda for keeping things running in Natasha's absence. I look forward to what you two will share.

I love this participants choice with a twist idea. This is perfect for me since it often takes me more than one week to complete a piece. I'm off to look at the long list of options. I can't believe there are so many. This year has really flown by too quick.

Miss you Natasha, see you soon.


JanetDavies said...

I hope you all have a wonderful vacation.
I'm excited about this theme! There were some themes that I didn't get to do that I really wanted to and I'm happy to get another chance.
I am looking forward to seeing what Felicia and Amanda dream up for us!
Love and ((((hugs))))

Marja aka Glass Elements said...

Enjoy and recharge, Natasha. Sending big hugs your way and hoping you have a restful time w/the fam.

This is a great time to catch up on all those weeks I missed! :)

Trina said...

Natasha, enjoy your respite, and enjoy your family. I know I will look forward to some extra time to play, especially since my little Cassie wants to join in and play with this theme, too.

Felicia and Amanda, thanks so much for posting in the next few weeks. I can't wait to see what comes.

Take care everyone!


lifeartdesigns said...

Oh this sounds like fun. Natasha, I am glad to see you take some time away to recharge! And you are leaving things in quite capable hands...we'll try not to be to hard on them :).

Take care my friend, see ya when you get back.

giraffelabel said...

i can't even tell you how happy this theme is making me right now! i missed so many weeks lately, and i have been so sad about it. i love love love this idea!! and, i definitly can use the extra weeks, as we are still not really settled into our new place.

natasha, enjoy your vacation! you deserve it, so soak it all in!

Felicia Kramer said...

I too am so happy that Natasha will take time to step back and spend some private time with her family.

I'm honored and pleased to fill in for her. Hope I don't disappoint. See you Monday.

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

OH!!! I am SO excited for this! I just love seeing all of our wonderful themes in the sidebar. I hope that's a permanent feature. I'm such a nerd that I've often wanted to re-do many of the art projects I was assigned in college, since I didn't get it quite the way I wanted the first time... now we get to try again here. :D Love it, love it! Inspired idea.

Thanks, Tash, for inviting me to help share while you're gone--what an honor.

lisianblue said...

Natasha - wishing you and your family the best ----- I do have something I want to send you - will hold off on it for a while!

Felicia and Amanda - Thanks for stepping in and helping out and keeping TST going -

awesome ladies!

Natasha said...

It is late on Friday evening..I've been running around all day to get things together. We leave early tomorrow but before I lay my head upon the pillow I wanted to say thank you to all of you for all the well wishes, for being here, for being in my life. You have no idea how much I will miss's crazy you've become my online family...I cannot wait to play and share and laugh and connect when I return. Have fun with this theme, have fun with Felicia and Amanda (thank you so much you fabulous women) and I'll see you all soon. HUGS xoxo

aquamaureen said...

How very heart-smart, Natasha, to take this healing time with your sweet family. Have a love-filled time.

Many thanks to Felicia and Amanda for helping out during N's absence.

Really looking forward to this challenge. . .

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Ooo - I'm going to have fun playing with this one!