Saturday, October 13, 2012

Zendala Dare #27

Well hi there!  Your back again?  Great, I'm thrilled you came back for some more fun, creativity, torture, or hair pulling fantasticness.  I guess it's all how you look at it and what kind of templates you like!

As usual this week has been busy, busy, busy.  Five days of work this week but luckily the 911 gods were pretty forgiving and things were pretty mellow.  The weather has been cloudy and cool which is heaven for me, especially when I'm working because I hate to be hot.  Just ask my partner Mini!  Last Sunday the husband and I stole away some time and went to the Harvest Fair.  It's like a low key version of our county fair with ALOT of wine tasting.  It's one of the highlights of my year.

The biggest event of the week however, happened today.  I went to orientation for nursing school!  Due to some unforeseen circumstances my life was turned upside down last week and I had to take a hard look at whether or not I would even be able to attend nursing school which starts in January.  I had to make a list of pro's and con's and with a lot of pep talks from my friends, a heart to heart with my mother, and realizing that I have the best husband in the world, I made the decision to continue on and I will be attending school in January.  The logistics won't be easy but I hope that at 1:00 am about 2 years from now I will be writing a post telling you how awesome my graduation party was!  (That's a hint Ben, Mom, Chris, Andrea, Miniature, Debbi, Chandra, Stephanie, Greg, and Margarito, you should help too!)  So what I need from you my faithful readers is a little leeway when this craziness gets underway in January.  I promise to do my best to get you a Zendala Dare every week and you need to promise not kill me when I completely forget to post it on Saturday and it shows up on Sunday instead!

Now lets move onto something awesome, MY GIVEAWAY.  Last week I announced that I had reached 200 followers.  I still get a little giddy every time I see that the number has grown and I wanted to say thank you.  Two lucky readers will be receiving a set of official Zentangle Zendala Tiles.  Even though I post a Zendala template here each week, they are done in my style.  The style of the official tiles is completely different and let me tell you, they...are...cool!  So without further ado, the lucky winners are:


Ekko and Rita

You should have already received an email that explains how to receive your prize.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated.  There will be another giveaway soon when I hit another milestone.  The first person to guess what it is and comment below will get a little "pre-milestone" prize so put on your thinking hats and post a comment!

Zendala Dare #27



Tangles:  Radi8, Facets, N' Zeppel, Confettus

I know, I know.  "There's so many little spaces!"  But if I posted one with big spaces people would complain they are too big.  That's right, it's called a Dare for a reason!  To be honest even I thought this one might have too many little spaces but remember, the template is a suggestion, not a rule.  Do what feels right.  For me, what felt right was to eliminate a line or two this week.  I don't normally do that, but my first version asked for it.  I will probably do a second that doesn't modify the template because the whole time I was working on it I kept coming up with other awesome ideas.  This one turned out to be one of my favorite Zendalas.

Have a great week and remember to link up below.

Erin

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  3. Congratulations on your decision to go through with nursing school!! You're gonna do great!! And I'm sure we'll all be cool if you happen to miss a Saturday and don't post the dare 'til Sunday or even Monday--girl, you're gonna have a super full plate and we're just happy to play! My guess for your next giveaway is the 5oth dare? And I LOVE this week's template!! Still working on last week's Halloween dare--not giving up!! Thanks for all you do and best of luck when school begins in January!!

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  4. Next giveaway: 50 people taking the dare.
    This new template looks a bit difficult, I wonder what I will get out of it. Yours is great, like a big mill.
    And.....good on you, going on with your study!

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  5. next giveaway: 100 000 pageviews :)

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    1. That was my guess, too! You beat me to it :)

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  6. Congratulations on deciding to go on with nursing school. Many of my students (I'm a psychology professor) are in the program here and although it is grueling....they know there is a wonderful light at the end of the tunnel...just keep looking forward to graduation day!!

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  7. Great Zendala. And I agree with the other followers, go on with nursing school. And yes we will forgive you if the dare isn't posted on saterday. It's important that you do what you want to do, and your goal is to get a graduation in 2 years so girl go for it!!

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  8. someone already guessed page views, so i am going to go with BABY #1 :)
    and yay!!! on your nursing school news, that is incredible! and as far as posting late - i am sooooooooo far behing i would welcome you posting late :) haha! thank you, erin, for teaching and instructing us in your own way here with the dares. this is really what got me going and interested in CZTing. you rock!

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  9. although being pregnant and having a baby will really make nursing school interesting - so that's probably not it but i had to say it anyway :)

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  10. So happy for you that you will be able to pursue the course that your heart tells you to go. I know you will do fabulously! Your tile this week is incredibly wonderful! I love the template. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Love your zendala! Milestone might be 250 followers . . .

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  12. This Zendala Dare really had me scratching my head, but I got it now oh yeah! I would guess maybe the next mile stone would be the year anniversary of the weekly zendalas.

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  13. Oh my how dare I forget to say Thank you. I am so excited and grateful to have been randomly chosen as the winner of last weeks contest. *shy grin*

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  14. Congratulations on your decision to go to nursing school....that is a chosen field that can not have too many dedicated people like you!! Thanks in advance for your service! And thanks for the great DARES!!

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  15. A recent convert to Zentangle and in particular Zendalas so it was great to find these wonderful circle templates - was struggling to draw anything half decent!! Thanks

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  16. Good Onya Erin - so glad you are following your dreams! Thanks dor orgsnising these wonderful Dares - I will be ever so patient :)) Oh, and I just love your Zendala - it's perfect!

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  17. This was a good challenge for me. Able to try some new tangles. Had a little trouble posting. Hope that did not do a double post. The first would have taken you to the wrong place.

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    1. It did. Ignore submission 23. This dare is 24. Sorry.

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  18. I had a problem posting so ignore #28. Congratulations on going to nursing school. We will love your dares whenever they happen!!

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  19. Thanks so much! Especially when I've been feeling so crummy the past couple weeks--made my day!
    You will do great in nursing school!! :):)

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  20. This was a challenge for me...especially as yours is such a beauty!
    Now to look through some of the other beauties...

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  21. Late again! And really I had no excuse! I've had it done since the first week!

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  22. just love doing the dare, never on time... but just the same it is so relaxing to do these.

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