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Our Challenge begins the 1st Sunday of the month at 7AM CST (U.S.), and closes at 11:55PM CST the Saturday before the next challenge begins, with a bonus theme on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

We announce WINNERS on the Sunday after the new challenge is posted (2nd Sunday of the month.) Winners must contact Pile It On within a month. 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.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Challenge 34 - Farewell to Summer

We hope you are having a wonderful weekend and that you have had plenty of time to relax and craft! This weeks new Pile it On challenge theme is 'Farewell to Summer' - 'Goodbye', 'Farewell' and 'Missing You' cards.

This weeks easy and fun challenge is sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop. The winner of this challenge chosen at random will win a prize pack of 3 digital stamps from Digi Doodle Shop! How cool is that?!
Digi Doodle Shop is owned and operated by a mother-daughter team of artistic ladies! They also have an creative and talented design team - one of whom has recently been featured 4 times in Scrapbook News & Reviews Magazine! They also have a challenge blog Digi Doodle Shops Best! Be sure to check out Digi Doodle Shop and their Challenge Blog for updates and project ideas!

Here are some wonderful samples from the Pile it On DT:

Katie - Both Sides of The Paper

Challenges for Katie
Pile It On - Farewell to Summer
Color Throwdown - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron and Pear Pizazz
For Fun - Ribbon
Crafty Creations - 3 papers, 2 ribbons and a charm
Going Grey - Ribbon, Flowers and Brads
Midnight Madness - Sketch (I turned it)
Digi Doodle Shop - Distressing
Dutch Dare - Vintage Summer
Bunny Zoes - Vintage
Papercutz - Metal Embellishment (charm)
Pennys - Pink and Green
Oh Alice - Little Girls
One Stitch At A Time - Girlie
Allsorts - In Garden or Park
Crazy 4 Challenges - Lattice
One Stop Crafts - How Sentimental
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Friendship card

Scrappy's Card:
Scrappy's Challenges:
PIO - Farewell to Summer
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Distressing
Opus Gluei - Not so Ordinary
Bunny Zoes - Vintage
Gingersnap Creations - #65 Insp. by a famous painting - 'Sailboats at Sea' by Monet
Gingersnap Creations - #66 Paint (Watercolors)
Gingersnap Creations - #67 Go 3D
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes (DT)
The Character Cafe - Tearing/Crumpling + 2 or more buttons
Double Dutch - Make your own DP
Incy Wincy - Buttons and Bows
Lexis Creations - Embossing
Totally Stampalicious - Textures
Wink Wink Ink - Use something Metal
Tuesday Taggers - Sea/Waterways/Boats
Creative Craft - Transportation
ABC Challenge - 'B' is for Blue
Belli Challenge - Round & Metal (Buttons/Corners)
Pixie Dust Studio - Stitching
Create with Connie and Mary - Color Challenge
Stamp Insanity - Lacing and Stitching
ResQ - Hospital Food
(Not a fan of using twine/fibre or metal photo corners because they won't stick!)
Etsy Inspired - by THIS (colors and swirls)
CES - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Use Metal
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Marks Finest Papers / Speedy the Cat's - Friendship card
Drunken Stampers - Song Insp. "Come sail away" by Styx
Whimsical Ink Sorority - New Technique (Distress Ink Embossing)
SSDS - Get Well/Good Luck
Corrosive - Faux Techniques (distressing, stitching)
365 Cards Day - #177 - 4 Way Coloring (Inking, Sponging, Copic Coloring, Chalking, Watercoloring)
Stamping Vacation - Very Vintage
The Shabby Tearoom - A little bit of metal
Stampavie - Swirls
Our Daily Bread - Texture
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - No Punches or Diecuts
Digital Tuesday - 'Cool It' (Water/beach theme)
Everybody Art - Sea/Beach theme
Paper Take - Recipe - 3,2,1 (3 Buttons, 2 Metal corners, 1 Image)
Rosie Dees - #78 One for the Boys
Stamps R Us - Stitching
Inspiration Avenue - The Power of Words

Helen from Helen's Craft Haven:

Challenges for Helen:
Pile It On! - Goodbye!
Allsorts - Park or Garden Inspiration (Well...you do find snails in the garden! lol)
C.E.S. - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything, but Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. - Milestone Birthdays/Anything Goes
Craftalicious - Purple & Green
Digi Doodles - So Distressing (Ok...so I only lightly distressed the edges)
Totally Papercrafts - Clean & Simple

Created by Beth- BethieJs Blogspot
Challenges for Beth-
PIO- Farewell Summer
Allsorts - In Garden or Park
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long -Anything, but Christmas
Digi Doodle Shop- Distressing
Pennys - Pink and Green
Stamps R Us - Stitching

Arianne from Het leven van een scrappende juf

Challenges for Arianne:
PIO: #34 - end of summer
The Shabby Tearoom: Old meets new
Papertake Weekly Challenge: 3-2-1
Paperminutes: sketch
Simon Says Challenges: paperpiecing
Quixotic Challenges: challenge #38 - shiny happy people
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: challenge 65 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: challenge 127 - dieing for a punch
Paper Cutz: #56 - metal
Allsorts Challenge: week 67 - park inspiration
Oh, Alice!: chapter 28 - card for a little girl
The Beary Scrap: beary scrap sew challenge
CES Challenge: #1 - anything goes
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: challenge #59 - add a little nature
Cupcake Craft Challenges: challenge 106 - let's get digital


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Challenge #32 - Top 3 Scoops

It's Helen here with the Top 3 Scoops for Challenge #32 - Get into Shape...please grab your blinkie to add to your blog. Congratulations!


The Top 3 Scoops winners for Challenge #32 are:

 Mindy - Stampin' Mindy


    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    Challenge #33- LET'S GET COOKING..

    Hi there folks! The creations last week were totally A-MA-ZING! Thanks so much for participating - make sure you stop back later in the week to see the Top 3 Scoops.  The winner for the Jumbo Cutting board has been announced here!

    It's time for another challenge here at Pile It On and we're super excited to have Simon Says Stamp as our sponsor this week!
    Simon Says Stamps has a huge selection of rubber Stamps, scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies. Also visit the Simon Says Stamp blog and they're now on Paper Crafts Planet HERE.

    Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock. They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic and so much more! With free shipping for all International orders over $175 and USA Orders over $70, it’s a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

    The winners of these week's challenge will receive... a $20 of products from their store... I know this is HUGE.... so common play with us!

    Let's get cooking - a Recipe challenge -  3 Pattern paper, 2 stamped (digi stamps ok) images, 7 buttons, ribbon, something clear.

    Piali's Challenges:
    Pile it on: Let's get cooking - a Recipe challenge - 3 Pattern paper, 2 stamped (digi stamps ok) images, 7  buttons, ribbon, something clear.
    OSAAT: Pack a Punch.
    Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes.
    Just Scraps: Open House.
    Crafty Catz: Buttons & Butterflies.
    Crafty Creations: Butterflies.
    Paper cutz: Anything goes.
    The Pink Elephant: Ribbon & Sparkle.
    Etsy Inspired: Inspiration.

    Pile it on! Let's get cooking
    The Pink Elephant: chipboard, journaling and circles
    Pencil Lines: sketch

    Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures and The Shabby Tea Room

    Challenges Debbie used:
    PIO! #33 - recipe
    Mojo Monday #152 - sketch
    JUGS #47 - hot pink, teal, green
    The Pink Elephant #80 - ribbon and sparkles
    Stamptacular Sunday #72 - buttons and bows
    City Crafter Challenge Blog #18 - lovely girl

      Winner of Challenge #32

      Congratulations Debra you win the One Giant Cutting Board (retail $39.95) and you are now in the running to win the Big Prize thanks to The Scrap Box.


      PS. TOP 3 Scoops will be announced on Tuesday.

        Tuesday, August 10, 2010

        Winner and Top Three of challenge #30:

        Thanks so much for playing along with us in challenge #30. There was tons of wonderful projects!!!
        Now for our winner and top three: Our lucky random winner is #2: Melina with this beautiful card. Please contact Dalis at
        to get your prize from Digital Delights.

        Onto our top 3:
        Ladies be sure to grab your blinkie!


        Monday, August 9, 2010

        Challenge #31 - 'A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N' Roll'

        I know you've all been looking as forward to our new challenge as we have! Our new theme for the week is perfectly apropro for our rockin' sponsor today! The theme this week is:

        'A little bit Country...
        ...A little bit Rock 'n Roll"

        Today's challenge is being generously sponsored by Kah-wink-E-dink! For the PIO DT it is even MORE EXCITING, because Kristen, the generous and talented owner of KWED is letting us show off these BRAND SPANKING NEW digis for the very first time! These new releases from KAH-win-E-dink should be in the KWED Etsy Store sometime today or tommorrow! Be sure to go see these and all of the other wonderful KWED digi's out HERE

        A winner chosen at random will win 5 images of their choice from our fabulous sponsor! Check out what the talented PIO DT has created with KWEDs new digital stamps below! Then pull out all the stops and lets see what you can create too!!

        Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures and The Shabby Tea Room

        Pile It On! #31 - A little bit of country, a little bit of rock n' roll
        Tuesday Morning Sketches #53 - sketch
        Stampin' Royalty #31 - create your own DSP
        colourQ #44 - poppy, saffron, bashful blue, black & white
        Papertake Weekly - white and bright
        Simon Says Stamp - song
        The Pink Elephant #78 - something yummy
        Paper Sundaes #30 - metal
        Stamptacular Sunday #71 - boys

        juliann marchant scrappylife
        pile-it-on a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll
        the everyday scrapper august challenge:flourish
        queen*scraps a little bling challenge

        Pile it on! A little bit country a little bit rock'n'roll
        Scrappando carta e ricordi: 4+ photos and a banner
        The Pink Elephant: buttons, border punch and 2+ patterned papers

        Scrappy - Big Scrappy World
        1st project - card:
        PIO: A little bit Country, a little bit Rock 'n Roll
        OLL: Birthday
        DaisyDoodles: Western Theme
        Practical Scrappers MB #8: 3 types of bling (round &star bling, Spica pen, Stickles)
        Creative Card Crew: Cute and Girly
        Tuesday Taggers: Black
        Fab n Funky: Spotty, Dotty, Stretchy Stripes
        Crafty Cardmakers: Punches
        Simon Says: 'Sing it' ("Lets get crazy" by Miley Cyrus)
        YNS: Birthdays
        Glitterbabes: color challenge
        Lil Red Wagon: Circles (bling, button, and polkadots)
        Stamp Something: Photo insp.
        Crafty Catz: Buttons and Bows (I used stacked chipboard flower&round buttons)
        Our Daily Bread- 3 of Something (Flowers)
        Fussy and Fancy - Pink and Black
        Stampavie - Black, White, and Pink
        Stars and Stamps - Use DP
        Gingersnap Creations- spicy supply challenge: Markers
        Challenge up your life - Celebrations
        Opus Gluei - Shirt off your back
        Stamping Vacation - Clear as Mud 'Candy'
        Stamping Vacation - Daring Duos
        Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
        Paper Play - Anything Goes
        Dutch Dare - Anything Goes

        2nd Project: Tag

        Challenges for Andrea;
        PIO - Little bit country, little bit rock and roll
        Papertake Weekly - white and bright challenge
        Penny's Challenge - anything goes
        MelJen's Designs Challenge - clean and simple

        PIO: A Little Bit Country and Rock N' Roll
        DaisyDoodles: Western Theme
        ABC Challenge: A is for August, The shower is in August :-)


        Monday, August 2, 2010

        Challenge #30: - Butterflies, Bugs and Bees!

        It's another challenge at Pile It On and this week we have the fabulous sponsor by Digital Delights

        Wendy Hall is the talented artist and her designs are a dream to work with, so affordable and are available to in your inbox instantly whenever your purchase!

        And she has very generously donated this $10 Gift Certificate to our lucky winner!

        We have a great Summer theme and it's really something that buzzes and flies! LOL
        We want to see your Butterflies, Bugs and Bees on your projects.


        Katie - Both Sides of The Paper

        Challenges for Katie:
        Pile It On - Butterflies, Bugs and Bees
        Stamp and Create - Stitching
        Anything Goes - Punches
        Digi Doodle Shop - Punches or Die Cuts
        Crazy Challenge - Birthdays
        Ooh La La - Birthday
        Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes Birthdays
        Stampin Bees - Birthday Card
        Paper Romance - Birthday
        Totally Stampalicious - Birthday
        PearTree Designs - Birthdays
        Caardvarks - Birthdays
        Cowgirl Sunday - Bugs or Animals
        Paper Pretties - Glitter
        Meljens - Sketch
        Challenge Up Your Life - Celebrations
        One Stop Crafts - Patterns
        Creative Inspirations - Animals
        Alphabet Challenge - N for Nature

        Anna from Scrap and Crap:

        Anna's Challenges:
        Pile It On: Butterflies, Bugs, and Bees.
        Stampin For The Weekend #43, Recipe Challenge.
        Digital Tuesday #69, Dazzle Me.
        Crafty Creations Challenge #78, Summer Lovin'.
        Stamp Insanity #20, Pink and Black For a Cure.
        Paper Play Challenges #30, Anything Goes.Dutch Dare Card Challenges #83, Anything Goes.
        Fussy and Fancy Friday #16, Pink and Black.
        Daring Card Makers, It's a Girl Thing.
        Dare U 2 Digi Stamp #43, Sketch.

        Arianne from Het leven van een scrappende juf
        Challenges for Arianne:
        PIO: Butterflies, bugs and bees
        Crafts and Me: challenge #9 - sketch
        Simon Says Challenge: going dotty
        Creative Inspirations: challenge 71- animals
        Alphabet Challenge: n for nature
        Totally Papercrafts: challenge #27 - going to the movies
        Paperplay Challenges: week 30 - anything goes

        Helen from Helen's Craft Haven:

        Challenges for Helen:
        Pile It On! - Butterflies, Bugs & Bees!
        Sweet Stampin' - Sketch
        Allsorts - 'Dressing Up'
        Crazy Challenge - 'All About Birthdays'
        Creative Inspirations (Sundays) - 'Anything Goes'
        Creative Stamp Friends - Recipe: 'Round, 2 Flowers, 1 Ribbon'
        Dutch Dare - 'Anything Goes'
        One Stop Craft - 'Patterns' (Mine's polkadots)
        Paperplay - 'Anything Goes'
        Paper Sundaes - 'Stitching'
        Simon Says Stamp - 'We Are All Going Dotty!'
        Stampavie & More - 'Black, White & One More Colour'

        Trish: Hand Full of StampsChallenges for Trish:
        PIO: bee, ladybug, butterflies
        SD: get out of the box
        Crafty Creations: summer lovin'
        My time craft challenge: check it out

        Nana Nana' (s) crap

        Stamp and create - Stitching
        anything goes - Punches
        Digi Doodle - Punch or cut me
        Creative inspiration - Animals
        Simon says - Going dotty
        Delightful sketches - Recipe
        Paper Sundaes - Stitching
        Alphabet Challenge - Nature
        by the cute and girly - Animals

        Scrappy's Card

        Scrappy's Challenges:

        Pile it On - Bugs, Butterflies, Bees
        Ooh La La - birthday
        Crazy challenges - birthdays
        Totally Stampalicious - birthday
        PearTree Designs - birthdays
        Caardvarks - birthdays
        Party Time (birthday + sentiment) - anything goes
        Stampin' B's Design Team - birthday card
        KAH-Wink-E-Dink - Anything goes, as long as it's cool
        Paper Romance : Anything Goes
        Flutterby Wednesday - open with butterfly fairy or angel
        Paperplay - anything goes
        Dutch Dare - anything goes
        Mami Doodles - Anything Goes
        Anything Goes - punches
        Digital Tuesday - Dazzle me
        Paper Pretties - Glittery
        For Fun challenges - bright summer colours
        Crafty Creations - summer lovin'
        Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
        Cinspirations Wednesdays Challenges- Animals
        By the Cute and Girly - animals
        Charisma Cardz - something with a tail
        Creative Friday - things with wings
        Simon Says Stamp - going dotty
        Creative Cottage - (fortnightly) touchy feely
        Theme Thursday - words
        Some Odd Girl - so punny
        Gingersnap Creations /Spice Supply Challenge - Markers
        Crafty Sentiments - 2 embellishments or 2 types of embellishment
        One Stop Craft - Patterns
        My Time to Craft - Checks
        Crafty Catz - Material Girl (use fabric)
        Daring Cardmakers - It's a girl thing
        Makeup for the Weekend - make a card for your stash box
        Alphabet Challenge - 'N' is for Nature
        City Crafter - Garden Mail (chose the color green, 'text' and solid white background card)
        TotallyPapercrafts - Movie insp./A Bugs Life
        Craftalicious - Make Your Own Flowers
        Fairy Fun Fridays - 3D
        Creatalicious - 3D
        Bunny Zoe - Summer Days
        Artful Inkables - Make your own background or background technique
        S2G - Summer w/ Embellishment
        Crafty Anns - Lazy/Hazy days of Summer
        Stampin with the Dragon - Distressing
        Ellephantastic- Distressing
        Bee Crafty - All about the image (added texture and paper-pieced)
        Lexis Creations - Paper Piecing
        Challenge up your life - Celebrations
        Etsy Inspired - by THIS
        Stamp and Create - Stitching

        Beth- BethieJs Blogspot

        Challenges for Beth-
        PIO- Bugs, Butterflies or Bees
        Anything Goes - Punches
        Digi Doodle Shop - Punches or Die Cuts
        Dutch Dare - 'Anything Goes'
        One Stop Craft - Patterns (polkadots)
        Paperplay - Anything Goes
        Simon Says Stamp- Going Dotty

        So it's time for you to go and "Get Buzzing" and bring us your best Creature Creations!


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