I find that blog challenges are a nifty way get my creative juices flowing. I had sketched a sailboat die cut about 2 months ago. Something I saw, that I can't remember now, inspired me to do it. I finally designed it on the computer a couple of weekends ago but then I didn't know what to do with it after that. I suppose I could make some vacation "bon voyage" cards, but nothing really grabbed me. (Actually, I do plan to use it in my scrapbook of my youngest nephew, but I haven't started that project yet!)
Then I saw the Crafty Hos sketch challenge #23! I thought the centre of this sketch would fit my little boat just swimmingly. Here is the sketch:
My blog has showcased a lot of challenge entries. I am still very much in the design phase of my shops. However, I always intended to also cover business topics, like my last post. I tend to post the challenges though because they have a deadline. Then I tell myself I'll do the business post "next time". Redesigning my shops has given me a fresh perspective. It reminded me why I started selling cards in the first place: to support charity - but on my schedule. So, get ready for a 2-series post on "The Business of Charity". Next time. PROMISE.