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Our Weekly Challenge begins on Sunday at 7AM CST (U.S.), and closes on Saturday at 11:55PM CST.

We announce WINNERS on Wednesdays. If winners do not contact us in 1 month time frame the prize will be voided. All prizes are offered generously by the sponsor and once your contact information is received by the sponsor Pile It On is not responsible for the receipt of the prize. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pile It On #5 - Just Because

Thanks for joining us at Pile It On! This week's theme is a good one for all us challenge fans: Just Because. Can't wait to see your projects!

We only have two rules: Be sure your project follows our theme, and pile on the challenges! The more the better!

The winner of this week's challenge will receive 2 digi stamps of their choice from Stamp-N-Doodle!

I have always loved to doodle, so to speak, and when I found myself with more time on my hands after my husband and I retired to country living and our children were off on their own, I turned my passion into a business. I started Stamp-N-Doodle with only rubber stamps, tried my hand at Digital Stamping and fell in love with it and quickly added it to my business. Now I offer rubber, digital stamps, and recently added CardsUprint, complete downloadable card kits. Who knows what is next?
-Lynne Crosskill, Owner & Illustrator


Here's some inspiration & challenge ideas from the Design Team (the first four projects use the Chickadee digi stamp from Stamp-N-Doodle):

Samantha - Penrith Crafts


Challenges for Samantha:
Pile It On - Just Because.
Try Stamping On Tuesday - Sketch.
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cuts Week.
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Anything goes.
Bloggers - JFF, Texture.
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge – Clean & Simple.
Crafty Catz -Things with Wings.
Fussy and Fancy Polka dots.
Patties Creations - Embossing.
Lily Pad - Pattenred paper.
Stampin for the Weekend - Embossing.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes.


Lorianna - Lorianna's Corner


Challenges for Lorianna:
Pile It On! - #5 Just Because
Stamp N Doodle - include an animal
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - animals
Digi Doodles - Anything goes
Shelly's - use text on front
Crazy 4 Challenges - layers
Pixie Dust Studio - include an animal
Hotshot Crafts - Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Floral
Simon Says Stamp
- anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #117 - things with wings
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cuts Week


Christina - CG-says [something loudly]


Challenge for CG:
Pile It On #5: Just Because
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 12 - Dry Embossing
CRAFT Challenge 139 - Recipe - Digi Image, Ribbon, Buttons
Crafting for All Seasons Ch# 19 - Blue & White
Crafty Bloggers Network - Distressing
Creative Craft Challenges - Blue
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #149 - Buttons Galore
Shelly's Images - Text Me
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampavie Challenge #161 - Blue and white
Stamp N Doodle - Include an Animal


Heather - The Hunny Pot
Heather's Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday: sketch
Stamp N Doodle - include an animal
Die Cuttin' Divas: Buttons, bows or bling
4 Crafty Chicks - Pokin' Fun (brads or eyelets)
Digi Doodles - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend- embossing
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - animals
Card Makin' Mamas - Something old (all the paper is at least a couple years old!!)
Pixie Dust Studio - Include an animal
Victorine - anything goes
Crafty Catz - things with wings



Challenges for Gemma:
Card Makin' Mamas - 1/2, cards only - Something Old (papers)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – 1/3 - Thinking of You / Missing You
Crafty Catz - 1/1 – Things with Wings
Hotshot Crafts – Flowers
Lily Pad - Patterned Paper
Mami Doodles - For a Loved One
Stamp Man - 1/1 - Embellish It
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - 3/3 - Animals
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - 1/3 - Blooming Marvellous
Paper Crafting Journey -  Floral
My Mum's Craft shop - 2/3 - flowers
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems - Whispers of the Spring to Come
Victorine Originals - Anything Goes


Elizabeth - Warm Harted

Challenges for Elizabeth:
Card Makin Mamas - something old (measuring spoons)
Heart Song - ribbon
Just Some Lines - a dog's life
Mami Doodles - for a loved one
Pixie Dust Studio - include an animal
Pollycraft - feel warm (cookies)
Simon Says - anything goes
Stamp n' Doodle - include an animal
The Stamp Man - embellish it
Shelly's - use text on front
Sweet and Sassy - desserts
Tuesday Throwdown - use a charm
Victorine - anything goes


Helen from Helen's Craft Haven:


Challenges for Helen:
Pile It On! - Just Because
CES - Check it out!
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Crazy4Challenges - Layer it on!
Critter - 3 Embellishments
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
For Fun - Farm Animals
My Time to Craft - Favourite Embellishment (Flowers)
One Stop Craft - Stitching
Papertake Weekly - Happy Highlights (Glossy Accents on the balloon)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Animals


Chris V - Easily Amused



Chris' challenges:
Pile It On #5 - Just Because
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC56 - Sketch
Crazy for Challenges C4C121 - Lots and Lots of Layers
Speedy Fox  and Friends #92 - Layers, at least 4
One Stop Craft #167 - Stitching Faux or Real
Secret Crafter - Ribbon
Sew Many #78 - Circles
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Brr/Snow/Winter
L'il Red Wagon #117 - Winter Wonderland
Do You Stack Up #56 - Ribbons
Fussy and Fancy #55 - Polka Dots
the Kraft Journal - Tie It Up
the Color Q cqc121 - Red Riding Hood, Old Olive, More Mustard, Kraft and White
Ladybug Crafts Ink #52 - Bows
My Time To Craft 171 - Your Favorite Embellishment (charms are my fav)


Tammie is One Happy Stamper


This project includes the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ #139 One or More Hearts
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ #59 To the One I Love
Cooking It Up With Katie ~ #88 Punch Me an Embossed Heart
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C121 Layer it On - Lots and Lots of Layers and Embellies
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog ~ #99 Embellishments (flowers)
Cute Card Thursday ~ You're a Gem
Everybody Art Challenge ~ #177 Swirls
Moving Along With the Times ~ #133 Blooming Marvelous
My Time To Craft ~ #171 Your Favorite Embellishment (rhinestones)
Paper Crafting Journey ~ #1 Floral
Pile It On! ~ #5 Just Because
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity ~ #83 Sketch
Stamp-n-Doodle ~ Include an Animal
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge ~ Text Me
Wags 'n Whiskers ~ #71 Valentine/Love


Looking forward to seeing what you create! Please link directly to your project, using the linky below:

















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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winners PIO #3 - Fuzzy Friends

Thank you for joining Pile It On & Di's Digi Downloads this week for our "Fuzzy Friends" Challenge!

Challenge 2012 #3
Top 3:





Winner:

Congratulations Lorraine, you win the $10 Gift Certificate to Di's Digi Downloads! Please contact [cgSaysSomethingLoudly AT gmail DOT com].

If winners do not contact us in 1 month time frame the prize will be voided.

Congratulations to you all, and we hope you'll join us for our Add Lace Challenge, sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy.




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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pile It On #4 - Add Lace

Welcome to another fabulous challenge here at Pile It On! This is the challenge with no restrictions to the number of the combined challenges on your card, in fact you need to combine to enter and the more the better for us!
We have a super girly challenge for you this week as we want to see you add some lace to your creations.

We're excited to be sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy Designs

WHOOPSI DAISY, home of sweet images of children, fairies and sassy girls to fill your everyday crafting needs. Images come 4 per sheet at a nice low price. Check out the shop at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com/


The winner of this week's challenge will receive 2 digi sheets from Whoopsi Daisy Designs. Wouldn't you just love to play with some of their cute images?!

We have some super samples from our team this week and hope you enjoy them :)

Katie - Both Sides of The Paper


Challenges for Katie:
PIO - Add Lace
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Stamping With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Colour Create - Pink and Green
City Crafter - Pretty Inside and Out
Little Red Wagon - 2 Ribbons
Paper Play - Ribbon
Ladybugs Crafts Ink - Bow
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling and Blooms (any of them)
Card Mad Fairy - Ribbons and Bows
Going Grey - Die Cuts (2 entries only)
My Time To Craft - Favorite Embellishment (Pearls and Lace)
Paper Crafting Journey - Floral
Cute Card Thursday - Music and Dance

Kimberly - Paper Munch


Challenges for Kimberly
Pile it on - use lace
DYSU - pattern paper
Celebrate the occasion - #46
cooking it up with Katie #87 - Pink, Pearls and Posies
Ladybug crafts ink #52- bows
Polka Doodles - vintage (the lace actually is)
whoopsi daisy challenge - not square (it is a rectangle??)
Cardmadfairy digi days - #25 ribbon and bows
crafty creations - valentines
whimsical-designs-anything goes
my mum's craft shop - favorite colour combo (who doesn't love pink and white)
wags n whiskers #71 - valentines
the poodles parlour - valentines
Stampin with the dragons - anything goes
paper crafting journey - floral
tickled pink #52 - something new (paper)
Top Tip Tuesday #68 - sketch

Jenn Z - Stamplified


Jenn Zeeb's Challenges
Cheerful Stamp Pad-birds of a feather
Hippity with Ippity-All about hearts
My Graphico-Valentines
Paper Playtime-tags and sentiment
Creating Memories in Time-Valentines
Just Tracy's Crafts-Love is in the Air
The Stampmans Challenge-use Red
Stamping with the Dragon-anything goes
Wags and Whiskers-Valentines
Crafty Purple Frog-Anything Goes
Craft us Crazy-Valentine with Animal
Crop Stop-a bit of old
DYSU-pattern paper
Paper Crafting Journey-floral
Crafty Creations-Valentines

Christina - CG-says [something loudly]


Challenges for CG:
Pile It On #4 - Add Lace
Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge - Use Your Favorite Paper
I Brake for Challenges - Fancy Folds
Whimsical Designs - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom January Challenge - Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft Challenge #3 - Flowers
Karens Doodles - Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything But a Card
Crafters Cafe - Anything But a Card
Crafty Emma - Anything But a Card
Little Claires - Anything But a Card
Patties Creations - Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion - In the Bag/Box

Melissa: I Have Prettier Stuff



I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Sketches By Carly: Sketch
Moving Along With The Times: - Things With Wings
Paper Pretties: Glitter
Cooking It Up With Katie: Pink, Pearls and Posies
Flutterby Wednesday: Open
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge: Ribbons and Bows
Cardmakin Mamas:Something Old
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge: Glitter
Crafty Catz: Buttons and Bows
Frosted Designs: Use vellum, Acrylic or Transparency
Hotshot Craft: Flowers
Patties Creations: Fancy Folds
Stampin With The Dragon: Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge:Make Your Own Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges: A Childs Birthday Card
Colour Create: Pink and Green
Sweet And Sassy Stamps: Easel Card

Jennifer Scull - Just Coffee Please...



Challenges:
Pile it On - use lace
Card Makin' Mamas - something old (these prima flowers are waaaaaaay old! grins)
Paper Craft Journey - floral
Crop Stop - bit of old (distressing)
DYSU - pattern paper
My Mum's Craft Shop - fave color combo (anything with pink!!!)
Stampin' with the Dragon - anything goes
Card Mad Fairy - bows and/or ribbons
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - glitter
Crafty Catz - buttons and bows
Glitter Geeks - use 2 images

Beth- BethieJs Blogspot



Challenges For Beth-
PIO- Lace
Whoopsi Daisy - Not Square (rectangle is hopefully ok! :) )
Cupcake Craftroom- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts- Bows
My Grafico- Valentines
My Time To Craft- Favorite Embellie (Bling and the Clay Goodies My DD makes!)
Wags N Whiskers- Valentines
Whimsical Designs- Anything Goes

Emma - Paper Addicts Anonymous



Challenges for Emma:
Pile It On - Use Lace
Alphabet challenge blog - Y for You can choose
Card Making' Mamas - Something Old (the whole card base is one I gave up on months ago and re-used)
Clearly Inspired Challenges - Pastels
Fairytale Challenge Blog - Inspired by a movie (this sweetie reminds me of old Shirley Temple movies)
Joyful Stamper - Inspire me Fridays linky party
Stamping With the Dragon - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Ribbon Every Which Way (look close, it's there!)











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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winners PIO #2 - Manly Cards

Thank you for joining Pile It On & Dude Time Doodles this week for our "Manly Cards" Challenge!

Challenge 2012 #2 Top 3:


#17 Wishcraft 



Lucky Winner:
#45 Dee 

Congratulations Dee, you win the $10 Gift Certificate to Dude Time Doodles/Bonibleaux Designs! Please contact [cgSaysSomethingLoudly AT gmail DOT com].

If winners do not contact us in 1 month time frame the prize will be voided.

Congratulations to you all, and we hope you'll join us for our Fuzzy Friends Challenge, sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads.



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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pile It On #3: Fuzzy Friends

This week, we're asking you to include the theme "Fuzzy Friends" on your challenge cards. We're sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads:

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!



One lucky winner will receive a $10 voucher to Di's online store! You have until January 21st to submit your project, following our rules as listed on the sidebar. Can't wait to see your creations!

Now here's some inspiration from the Pile It On Design Team:

Lorianna - Loriannas Corner


Pile It On - Fuzzy Friends
Card Patterns #148 - Sketch
Gingersnap Creations - Ribbon
Whimsy Inspiration - Happy Birthday
Meljens Designs - Anything Goes.
Sassy Studio Designs - Let's Celebrate!
Speedy the Cat - Boarder Punch
Stampin for the Weekend - out with the Old (butterflies - hoarding)
Cutie Pie - Ribbons and Lace
For Fun Challenge - anything goes
Simply Create Too - 2 or more Layers
Aud Sentiments - any sentiments, must use scraps
Flutter by Wednesday #185 - Bright Colors with butterfly


Gemma - Handmade by Gem


Challenges for Gemma:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Celebrations
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations - Ribbon
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Happy Birthday
Meljens Designs - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Let's Celebrate!
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes


Helen from Helen's Craft Haven:


Challenges for Helen:
Pile It On! - Fuzzy Friends
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Celebrations
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Spots & Stripes
PaperPlay - Stitches
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute
Simon Says Stamp - Spots & Stripes
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Include a Star
Totally Papercrafts - Spots & Stripes


Samantha - Penrith Crafts


Challenges for Samantha:
Pile It On - Fuzzy Friends
CLP Challenge: Sketch
Gingersnap Creations - Ribbon
Inky Impressions - Anything goes.
Whimsy Inspiration - Happy Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - Recipe: 1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons and 3 Layers.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Embossing.
Meljens Designs - Anything Goes.
Sassy Studio Designs - Let`s Celebrate!
Southern Girls - Sparkle.
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards – Glitter.
My Craft Spot - It's Delicious!
Simply Create Too – Layers
Poodles' Parlour - Add buttons
One Stop Craft – On the spot and Ribbon.
Sweet Stampin – All that Glitters
2 Sisters - Use Metal - (Pin)


Heather - The Hunny Pot


Heather's Challenges:
Heartsong Inspirations - torn paper or border punch
Pollycraft Challenges - Anything but a card
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
For Fun Challenges - Anything goes
Little Darlings Challenges - Favorite color (red)
My Mum's Craft Shop - girls
Poodles' Parlour - add buttons
Stampin' for the Weekend - Out with the old (my old: patterned paper from my stash)
Stamp Man Challenges - use red (accent color for me :)
Totally Papercrafts - spots and stripes


Chris V - Easily Amused


Chris' Challenges:
Pile It On #3 - Fuzzy Friends
My Favorite Things MFTWSC54 - sketch
2 Sisters #74 - Use Metal
Delightful Inspirations - Include a Heart
Tuesday Throwdown #80- Baby It's Cold Outside
Top Tip Tuesday- Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
For Fun - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let It Snow/Winter
My Time To Craft #170 - XOXO Hugs and Kisses
the Pink Elephant TPE130- Hearts


Elizabeth - Warm Harted


Elizabeth's Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Y for you can choose
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
Cutie Pie - ribbons and lace
Cute Card Thursday - have a laugh
Crazy Challenge - lace and pearls
Digital Tuesday - Punch it out
For Fun Challenge - anything goes
Hooked on Craft Challenge - something new (image)
Fairy Tale - something new
Little Darlings - favorite color (green)
Moving Along With the Times - spots/stripes
Phindy's Place - tic/tac/toe (emboss, pearls, lace)
Dream Valley - anything goes< Scrappy Frogs - lace
Simon Says Stamp - spots or stripes
Speedy the Cat(Mark's Finest Papers)- border punch
Stamping for the Weekend - out with the old (lace)


Tammie is One Happy Stamper


Challenges for Tammie:
Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ Y for You Can Choose
Card Makin' Mamas ~ Happy New Year (new stamp set)
Clearly Inspired Challenge ~ #43 Valentine's Day
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge ~ #115 Use Something New (stamp set)
Drunken Stampers ~ #81 Love
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog ~ Something New (stamp set)
Memories of Time ~ Be Mine Valentine Bingo
Pile It On! ~ #3 Fuzzy Friends
Simply Create Too ~ #4 Layers, Layers and More Layers
Sketch Saturday ~ #190 Sketch





















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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winners PIO #1 - Anything Goes

Wow, we had 280 beautiful entries to Pile It On Challenge #1: Anything Goes!

Challenge 2012 #1 Top 3:





Lucky Winner:#107 Lilli

Congratulations Lilli, you win the $15 Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp! Please contact [alidalis AT comcast DOT net].

If winners do not contact us in 1 month time frame the prize will be voided.

Congratulations to you all, and we hope you'll join us for our Manly Card Challenge, sponsored by Dude Time Doodles.




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