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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fitztown Gab Fest!

We have lots to gab about today so may as well pull up a chair and a cup of coffee or cuppa tea, make yourself comfortable, sit back and read carefully to learn all the changes being made behind the curtain at Fitztown!

We'd so pleased to officially announce the addition of four new DT members! They've been with us as GDs for the past three challenges and their projects have totally WOWd us! We had to invite them to come on board! They graciously accepted our invitation to join our little team, effective with Challenge #13 - Paper Piecing on November 11th. Please welcome our new DT members, JudyK8Sharon and Tanya! Be sure to visit their blogs and wish them well in their journey with Fitztown!

Also, we've been making these announcements with the new challenges but there is just SO MUCH to read on there, I want to make sure the latest changes have not been lost to all! THREE things:


First, you do not HAVE to use a Fitztown image to play along; however, in order to win the prize, your creation must include a Fitztown image.


Second, we must have at least one entry with a Fitztown image to have a winner and if there are a minimum of ten participants total there will also be a Top 3 chosen by the DT Challenge Hostess. We do not currently have enough participants to be able to do this each challenge. When we have a winner and a TOP 3, these are truly winners and TOP 3 because we do not use Random.org unless there are at least TEN projects made with a Fitztown image! Yay for the participants!

Finally, if you would like to join our challenges and do not have a blog, you are welcomed to email your project to stampnscrapjunkie {@} gmail {dot} com and we will upload your project for you.

Now on to the NEW news!

2014 is bringing even MORE changes! We are a new blog and there have been many growing pains. We are slowly getting our act together and we so appreciate all who have stuck by us! 

Beginning with Challenge #17 - Anything Goes on January 6, 2014, we will change the start of our biweekly challenges to WEEKLY challenges! Sound scary? Can you imagine the reaction from the DT?!? ;) 

In order to keep the DT members from stampeding out the back door, we split the DT into two teams. 

There's Team A and members for that team are Judy, Kate, Sharon and, to make it interesting, me as well. :) Team B is led by new Team Leader, Sande, and also includes Kaija, Maria and Tanya. The teams will go live with Challenge #17 - Anything Goes on January 6th.

We also now have a Blog Hop Coordinator. As DT Coordinator, I do so much behind the scenes for Fitztown, I'm quite frazzled at times! Also, Maria has more experience than I do with blog hops so she's the Queen Bee of it all. She's already acting in this capacity.

As for scheduling the challenges, we start a new challenge every week; however, every challenge is for two weeks. Sound complicated? Not really! I'm probably just explaining it like that! Know you have two weeks to finish any challenge you chose to participate in and every Monday a new challenge will be posted. All you really have to do is keep up with Mr. Linky. Is that what he's called? He is to me! :) 

Team A and Team B Team Leaders will alternate hosting the challenges. The final change is that all announcements for the challenge and freebie winners will be made by DT Coordinator and as it is now, it will be made the Monday, one week after the challenge ends. This will be the new criteria for choosing winners in 2014 starting with Challenge #17 - Anything Goes on January 6th:

We must have at least one entry with a Fitztown image to have a winner and if there are a minimum of ten participants total there will also be a Top 3 chosen by the DT Coordinator

There you have it! Easy peasy, right? Yes, of course! Thanks for being part of Fitztown and I so appreciate you taking the time to read all this! Be sure to come back tomorrow when we announce Challenge #13 - Paper Piecing. We'd love to see what you can put together!

Ema
Fitztown DT Coordinator

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm so pleased and honoured to be a part of this fabulous team with the most stunning Digi Images I've ever seen.
    Hugs
    Sharon xx

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    1. We're so happy to have you Sharon! :)

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  2. Welcome to you new DT members! I like your change to weekly challenges but I'm glad we still have two weeks to complete - sounds great!

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