Monday, April 4, 2011

Make It Monday #31 - Changes,Searching for Sponsors and a DT call

Well hello there my blogging buddies.

This is a long post with lots of info about changes to the Make It Monday linky party and a search for Sponsors and DT members. Please scroll down past the feature blogger for more info.

Aren't you just the most wonderful, sharing, caring bunch of people.

I am thrilled at how many of you are choosing to share your beautiful creations here each week and it is twice as nice to see so many of you leaving a little blog love for others too when you visit their blogs to check out their submission to Make It Monday. Everyone one loves to get comments.

This week's featured blogger as chosen by is.............................

Brilliant colouring Tammylee!! I'm loving the green and blue colour combo. There is some serious layering going on on this card and it looks fantastic.

Tammylee has a fabulous blog filled to brim with a wonderful selection of cards. She also has a page with an awesome tutorial for glassy looking flowers here.

Please be sure to hop on over and say hi to Tammylee and let her know you saw her card here on Pink Paper Paradise's Make it Monday linky party.

The Make It Monday linky party is open again (see top of my blog).
Its a great way to show case your favourite card or project to new people.
You can even revive an old post. It may be old news to you but there are so many new blogs coming online every day that it is NEW to them. So come along link up and check out the other submissions and remember is all about just sharing the creativity and you may even find yourself making some new blog buddies.

Now on to the details for the changes to Make It Monday, Sponsor search and DT call

My humble little linky party has grown so quickly and I would like to thank each and every one of you. I would also like to thank the wonderful team over at Feline Playful for helping make this possible with all their hard work at compiling the list of challenges and winners every week.

This linky party has grown from 15 to 20 submissions each week to a whopping 154 last week (up from 134 the week before).
There were 1175 views and 400 link clicks. That means that there are a lot of people out there enjoying the inspiration you are providing and that my friends is the whole idea!!

It also means that it is taking a VERY long time to get around each of you to comment on your beautiful creations and I have had enlist the help of my wonderful Mum, Shirley -Anne from Stamping For Joy. So I have decided to promote her (LOL) to the first Design Team Member of the Pink Paper Paradise Make It Monday linky Party.

I have decided to start offering a prize to one person each week but in a slightly different way.
As well as randomly choosing one submission each week to feature on my blog  I am going to also award a prize to a random commentor.

Because this linky party is all about sharing inspiration, a little blog love and making new friends I am going to randomly choose a person who has commented on another submission in the weekly linky party to receive a small prize pack consisting of crafting supplies. To be eligable for the prize the commentor must make mention in their comment that they saw the card/papercraft project in the Make It Monday linky party.

I am also putting out a call for 4  more people who would like to join the Make It Monday team.

The following is what will be required from you:

1. You must have an active blog that you post to atleast once a week.

2.Create some sort of paper project (anything goes) each week and post it on your blog in a post promoting the Make It Monday linky party. You are welcome/encouraged to link your creation up to any and all other challenges.

3. Comment on your share of the submitted entries to the Make It Monday linky party each week.

In return you will receive:

1. Your creation displayed on the Make It Monday post here on Pink Paper Paradise each week with a link back to your blog.

2. A small pack of crafting supplies each month.

(Keep in mind that this is an inspriational linky party hosted by myself with the help of my Mum to promote the sharing of inspiration and the making of new friends. Any prizes or crafting packs sent out are supplied by us out of our own stash.)

Please email at  or leave a comment here on this post with a link to your blog if you are interested in applying. Please tell me why you think you would enjoy being part of the Make It Monday team. This call will be open until the  15th April.

I am also searching for any companies that may wish to sponsor the Make It Monday linky party and offer a prize for the winner and or products for the Design Team to promote.
Please email me at

Your company button/blinky will be prominently displayed in my sidebar as well as being included in the post for the week's linky party you choose to sponser.

To those of you who have made it this far south of my post, lol, I thank you for your patience.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Michelle :-)


Shirley-Anne said...

Hi there Michelle . Oh my goodness I have enjoyed visiting many of the blogs of those sharing creations on your Make it Monday .So moving along to a new level for me is exciting and I look forward to walking beside you as we encourage , inspire and enthuse all papercrafters to share blog love along with their works of art. Good luck with this new venture , Michelle as Pink Paper Paradise and Make it Monday move ever upwards .

Alizabethy said...

Your great idea has really taken off and grown, I love the fact that you can link absolutely anything old or new and that you will find an amazing array cards and projects to inspire you!

Lisa Jane said...

whata fantastic idea.. we all look forward to your Make it Monday challenge and its obvious everyone loves it .. well done you!
And your mum will be a fabulous DT member - i love calling by her blog most days
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

I have to admit I haven't come to the Linky party for a while and I apologies for that!

Its such a great thing to do, to gain friends and inspiration!

Have now placed you on my sidelink and thinking about applying for the DT!

All the best with it!

Helen said...

Wow, Michelle, this is just wonderful!

Tammylee said...

Wow, how fun to be the featured blog! Thanks!

Delphine said...

Fantastic news, Michelle! I am very happy that your idea is working so well and you are "growing"! I want to wish you all the best, which you totally deserve! Hugs Delphine xx

Marlene said...

Congratulations, Michelle!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the wonderful growth spurt you are having and may it continue!!! Love all your news and creations and wish you awesome success on challenges to come!!! Hugz Colleen

Lori said...

Thank for hosting this link up - it's a great idea! Thank you, also, for visiting me and for your kind comments!

Annette Bowes said...

Congratulations on your success with 'Make It Linky' You and your mum a Fantastic team! Wishing you even more success and hope you many sponsors, take careX:)

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for the chance to showcase my work

Annemaritta said...

This is a blog people would appreciate. Finally a place you can show your previous creations you are proud of. Will surely take up on that. :)

I tried to read all the info very carefully, but didn't spot out how you find the people who have left comments to fellow crafters?

Again leaving a comment to a fellow crafter inspires us because it is a nice way to actually visit more blogs and see more and more projects as well as comments are nice to get and very often it might make your day. And vica versa. :)

Sonia said...

Fabulous news!!... you are "growing"