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Friday, June 18, 2021

Instructions for entering projects into our linky tool, Blenza

I’ve been getting an awful lot of messages lately from people saying they are unable to enter their project into our linky tool, Blenza. We've been using Blenza for a couple years now, and the process has not changed. If you have followed all the steps and don’t see your project in the gallery, you must refresh your page by clicking the circular arrow in the top left corner of your screen. If you still don’t see your project in the gallery, then you must clear your cache and try again. Your phone/computer/laptop cache needs to be cleared occasionally or it will bog down... it’s not a Blenza issue.

That said, here are the specific instructions on how to enter your project:

1.       Type your name

2.      Type the specific URL to your project post, NOT your main blog URL

3.      Check the box to accept their use/privacy policy (or click to read)

4.     Click Next

5.      Select one of the four methods offered to enter your project- I personally use the third option, “Pick one of the images on your site” to ensure that the link goes to the correct post on my blog

6.      When the images appear, select the one you want to use

7.      Click Enter

8.      Click Done and then click OK when Blenza asks if you want to close the window

9.      Once again, if your entry doesn’t immediately show up in the gallery, you must refresh your page by clicking the circular arrow in the top left corner of your screen, and if that doesn’t work then you must clear your cache (see above)

10. Please follow these steps (including refreshing your page and/or clearing your cache) before messaging me. Thank you.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

MIUCB #49 Winner & Top Picks

Click HERE for our current challenge!


Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Another huge thanks to everyone who played with us in last month's "Anything Goes + Layering" challenge! We had some fabulous entries so let's see who got the Winner and Top Pick honors!

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Drum roll, please...

Our randomly chosen WINNER is...
#53 J. Atterbury

And our TOP PICKS are...
(chosen by Helen in order of entry)
#43 Kleido
#111 Carol Gill
#150 Caroline


You all have created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and Top Pick honors! Be sure to grab your badges from the Badges page above to display on your blogs!

Don't forget our MIUCB #50 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping is going on right now! Grab your paper, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us! AND... don't forget to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog - we'd love to see you there, too! And if you've started creating your Christmas projects, join us over at our newest sister blog, Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

MIUCB #50 Anything Goes + Stamping

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in last month's "Anything Goes + Layering" challenge! We absolutely loved seeing all your awesome creations! We have one slight change to let you know about - we'll be announcing the previous month's Winner and Top Picks on the 10th of the month going forward, so be sure to check back with us on the 10th to see if you're in the line-up!

And we have one more important announcement about Feedburner going away in a few weeks. 
    1. If you want to be a new email subscriber: Click the big white "Get new posts by email" button over on the right sidebar, type in your email address and click the Subscribe button to get our posts via Follow.It
    2. If you were already getting our posts from Feedburner via email: I have transferred our existing email followers over from Feedburner to Follow.It so if you were an active subscriber then your email address was included. 

In either case above, you should receive an email requesting that you confirm your subscription with the new service. Once you have confirmed your subscription for this challenge blog, click Edit over on the right side to change your delivery setting and scroll down to Output Channels. Note that Newspaper (email) and News Page are set by default and you will need to change this to Single Emails in order to get our individual posts. This is what the screen looks like after the change has been made:



Hope you don't mind all this extra information but when I signed up to follow a friend's blog via Follow.It, I didn't know to do this and I wasn't getting her posts. So I thought I would share the knowledge! ;)

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Okay, on to our challenge! Are you ready?! Our theme this month is...
Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping
(clear/rubber only, no digis)

Our challenges are always Anything Goes but we always offer an OPTIONAL technique twist just to inspire you! It's up to you whether or not you play the twist... just remember the twist is NOT mandatory to play! ;)

The Mixed Up Girls have been busy creating some pretty amazing stuff to get your mojo going! Take a look at these pretties...



Feel free to visit our designers' blogs for full details on their DT inspiration projects and take a moment or three to let them know you love what you see - it would totally make their day! And leave us a comment when you link up... we love reading your comments!

As a reminder, you can enter up to five projects in our challenges! And be sure to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog, where you can enter up to five projects as well! We'd love to see you there! And if you've started creating your Christmas projects, join us over at our newest sister blog, Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

This challenge will run all month long, ending at 4:00 PM Mountain Time on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls