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Welcome to Pile It On, where we "pile on" the challenges!
To view our current challenge, please click here.
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, April 29, 2012

Pile It On #18 - Mothers Day...But...No Flowers!

With Mothers Day just around the corner we here at Pile It On thought we'd give you an easy challenge.....but then thought better of it! Ha! Yes we want to see your Mothers Day cards but we have a little twist for you, NO FLOWERS! This means No Flowers in the image, on the paper, on the ribbon, as an embellishment, embossed, any flowers at all and it won't count! But we know how talented you are so that won't really be a problem will it?

This week we have a fabulous sponsor and that is Bugaboo Stamps!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

And they have a fabulous prize for our winner of 7 digis from their store!

Now it's time for a little inspiration and you will see that this is an easy challenge afterall (or anyway our team made it look super easy!). And also for your further enjoyment we have a card from the Bugaboo Stamps team:

From Linda

Pile It On Team

Katie - Both Sides of The Paper

Challenges for Katie:
Pile It On - Mothers Day with No Flowers
DL Art - Mothers Day (using a marker)
The Pixie Cottage - Mom
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Auds Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenges: Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes/with ribbon
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
House Of Gilli: Ribbon and Sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown - Use some Sparkle
Stampin For The Weekend - Sparkle and Shine (1 entry only)
Emerald Faeries - Dazzle It
Catch the Bug - Dry Embossing and Bling
Pixie Dust - Embossing
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and/or Dies
Deep Ocean - Punches and/or dies
Papercraft Star - Polka dots

Melissa - I Have Prettier Stuff

Challenges for Melissa:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenges: Anything Goes
Clearly I Stamp: Spring
Cards For Eternity: Spring
Card Makin Mamas: Spring Photo Challenge
Dutch Dare Card Challenge: For Mothers or a Special Lady
House Of Gilli: Ribbon and Sparkle
The House That Stamps Built: A Card For A Woman You Love
Inspire Me Fridays: Always, Anything Goes
Just Keep On Crafting: Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge Blog: Pink, Blue and Green
Southern Girls Challenge Blog: Get Your Girly On
Stampin For The Weekend: Sparkle And Shine

Jenn Zeeb - Stamplified

Challenges for Jenn:
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Joyful Stamper - Anything goes
Poodle Parlor - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamps - Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes/with ribbon
Emergency Crafter - Bold and Bright
Pixie Cottage - For Mom
Craft Us Crazy - Favorite stamps
DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Mother's Day
Southern Girls - Get your girl on
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch

Jennifer Scull - Just Coffee Please...

Challenges for Jenn:
Pile it On - Mother's Day, but no flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - Embellies with a twist (Mother's Day)
Love to Create - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes with kraft
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes with a spooled item
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon (hope the twill counts)
Bunny Zoe - Ribbon or twine
Digi Darla - Anything goes with sponsor image
Paper Take Weekly - Sketch
Made Especially for You - Recycle (Starbuck's coffee cozy)
Divas by Design - Buttons and/or bows
Deep Ocean - Punches and/or dies
Papercraft Star - Polka dots

Beth - BethieJs Blogspot

Box Top

Side View

Challenges for Beth:
PIO- Mother's Day NO flowers
CMC Copic Challenges - Celebrations
Hiding in My Craft Room - Mother's Day
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog- Get Your Girly On
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes
Just Keep On Crafting-Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage - For Mom
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything But A Card(Tip, to make my white paper look vintage, I sponged my antique linen distress ink over the WHOLE image, even my coloring part! )

Emma - Paper Addicts Anonymous

Challenges for Emma:
Pile It On - Mother's Day NO flowers
CMC Copic Challenges - Celebrations
Hiding in My Craft Room - Mother's Day
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Bold and Bright
Craft Us Crazy - Fave Stamp Company
DL Art - Mother's Day
Dutch Dare - For Mom
Fetch a Sketch - Sketch

Kimberly - Paper Munch

Challenges for Kimberly:
Pile it on - mother's day no flowers (this one is for my step-mom... she will love it)
Basic grey - one image, two papers, three embellishments
CMC copic challenge - celebration
Hiding in my craft room - mother's day
one stop craft challenge - one image, two papers, three embellishments
Catch the bug challenge - sketch

So now it's over to you for your Mothers Day with NO FLOWERS creations!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Winners #16 - Pop It Up!

Thank you all for your beautiful & creative entries to PIO #16 - Pop It Up!

Challenge 2012 #16
Top 3:

#2 Rebecca     

#63 Kimberly Lane     

Lucky Winner:

Congratulations Noor, you win the $5 gift certificate to Digital Delights! Please email CG to receive your prize (CGsaysSomethingLoudly AT gmail DOT com).

Congratulations to you all, and we hope you'll join us this week for PIO #17 - Sparkle & Shine, sponsored by Some Odd Girl Stamps.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pile It On #17 - Sparkle & Shine

This week at Pile It On we want to see Sparkle & Shine!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Some Odd Girl Stamps. One lucky participant will win 3 digis from their store!

Some Odd Girl is a family owned stamp company dedicated to bringing you quality Digital and Photopolymer Clear Stamps in lots of fun designs to all your crafting needs. All of our Digital Stamps are at least 300 dpi for crisp and clear print quality that can resized, flipped and rotated to meet your needs. Our Clear Photopolymer Stamps are all manufactured in the US and are ready straight out of the package for use with an acrylic block.

All of the designs are created by Owner/Artist Kristy Dalman. If you'd like to read more about her and her journey you can visit her blog at The Odd Girl. For inspiration and challenges, you can visit her Design Team Blog.

Here's your crafty inspiration from the Pile It On design team:

Elizabeth - Warm Harted
Challenges for Elizabeth:
A & T - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Emma - button it
Crafty Sentiments - use a digi
Crafts 4 Eternity - something new (buttons)
Craft Your Passion - die cuts and punches
Creative Stamp Friends - bingo (button, dots, flowers)
Creative Belli - children
Fussy and Fancy - dies and punches
Incy Wincy - digis only
Just Some Lines - give a git of flowers
Lexi creations - punches or dies
Ooh la la - bold and bright
Paper pretties - Create a girl's card
Stampin for the Weekend - sparkle and shine
Shelly's - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - spots and dots
Whimsy Inspiration - punch or dies

Heather - The Hunny Pot
Challenges for Heather:
Pile it On - Sparkle and Shine
Fantabulous Cricut - Buttons and Bows
My Craft Spot - Inside and Out
Party Time Tuesdays- Photo Inspiration
Top Tip Tuesday - Spots or Dots
Simon Says Stamp - Sketch
Crafty Catz - Stripes or checks
Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and Shine
Totally Papercrafts - Buttons
Wags n' Whiskers - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Use more than one ribbon (I used ribbon and twine)
Frosted Designs - Hexagons
Card Makin' Mamas - Girlie

Chris V - Easily Amused
Challenges for Chris:
Pile It On #17 - Sparkle and Shine
Crazy for Challenges C4C133 - Add Black Card Stock (on the black patterned paper)
Stampin' for the Weekend #8 - Sparkle and Shine
Totally Gorjuss #127 - Bling
Sweet Stampin' - Use More Than One Ribbon
Speedy Fox and Friends #104 - Stitching Real or Faux
Secret Crafter #182 - Inspired by a Film Title (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #46 - Black, White and One Accent Color Plus Ribbon
Waltzing Mouse WMSC94 - sketch
CCEE 1216 - Pink, White and Black
Crafts and Me #80 - Vintage
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
Cardmaking Mamas - Getting Girlie
Daring Cardmakers - Tag You're It
Fussy and Fancy #61 - Punches and Dies
Craft Your Passion #106 - Die Cuts and Punches
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun #157 - Favorite Colors
Whoopsie Daisy - Free and Easy
Papertake Weekly - A Stitch in Time

Helen - Helen's Craft Haven:
Challenges for Helen:
Pile It On! - Sparkle & Shine
Crafty Catz - Stripes or Checks
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Lots of Layers
Do You Stack Up - Stripes
Lili's Little Fairies - Sparkle & Shine
PaperPlay - Animal Antics

Samantha - Penrith Crafts

Challenges for Samantha:
Pile It On - Sparkle and Shine
Crafting Life's Little Pieces - Sketch
Papertake weekly - Real or Faux
Alphabet Challenge - Feathered Friends
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Something New
Fussy and Fancy - Punches / Dies
Guylou's Inimitability - Colour Inspiration (brown/cream/light blue)
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Stamp Man - Shabby Chic / Distressed
Stampin' For The Weekend - Sparkle and Shine
Crop Stop - Handmade paper lace
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - must include an animal - Embossing
S J Papercrafts - Favourites
Cupcake Craftroom - Bugs n Birds/ wings n Things
Sundays with Crissy
- Use for favourite Colour Combo
Through the Craftroom Door - Show me your Favourite Technique
My Mum's Craft shop - Favourite Song/Movie.

Lorianna - Lorianna's Corner
Challenges for Lorianna:
PIO - Sparkle and Shine
A & T - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Sentiments - use a digi
Crafts 4 Eternity
- something new (brads, die)
Craft Your Passion
- die cuts and punches
Fussy and Fancy - dies and punches
Incy Wincy - digis only
Forever Friends - must include an animal - Embossing
Just Some Lines
- give a gift of flowers
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Lexi creations - punches or dies
Cupcake Craftroom
- Bugs n Birds / wings n Things
Ooh la la - bold and bright
Paper pretties - Create a girl's card
Sundays with Crissy
- Use for favourite Colour Combo
Stampin for the Weekend - sparkle and shine
- anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration - punch or dies
Di's Digi Designs - animal friends

Gemma - Handmade by Gemma

Challenges for Gemma:
Inky Impressions
 - birthday
Paper Pretties - card for girls
Bearly Mine - 2E -  Embossing
Crafty Sentiments - 1E, SIO - Use A Digi
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - Distressed
Paperminutes -  Use Your Newest Stamp
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include spooled item -  Use Bright Colours
The Stamping Boutique -  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E - Spotty, Dotty
Incy Wincy Designs - Digi`s ONLY
Ooh La La Creations - Bold and Bright
Paper Pretties - Embossing (Dry or Wet)
Whoopsi Daisy  - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Shape It Up

Looking forward to seeing your sparkly and shiny projects!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Winners PIO #15 - "All About S...."

Wow, thank you for the sensational 126 entries to last week's "All About S" challenge!

Challenge 2012 #15
Top 3:

Lucky Winner:

Congratulations Jo, you win a $15 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! Please email Dalis to receive your prize (alidalis AT comcast DOT net).

Congratulations to you all, and we hope you'll join us this week for PIO #16 - Pop It Up!, sponsored by Digital Delights.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pile It On #16 - Pop It Up!

This week at Pile It On we have a fun challenge for you, we want you to "Pop It Up!"
You can choose to make a Pop Up card or cut something out on your card and raise it up wit Pop Dots, Foam Tape etc for more dimension and to give it some "POP!"
We are sponsored by the fabulous Digital Delights who have a great $5 Gift Certificate as the prize for our winner.

Welcome to Digital Delights by Louby Loo, a magical place filled with digital creations from all walks of life. We are your one stop shop for all your digital stamps and digital products which are instantly downloadable. We also have a wide range of digital papers and svg cut files for all your crafting projects. Our low prices reflect our belief that crafting should not only be fun but affordable too!! Other services include custom blog design and custom watermarks. Why wait for snail mail? Start creating with our instant downloads today.

Our team went all out on their samples for you this week and I know you are going to love each and every one of them!
Katie - Both Sides of The Paper

Challenges for Katie:
Pile It On - Pop It Up!
Wags N Whiskers - Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday - Anything Goes (hoarded stash are the fabric brads)
Papertake Weekly - Water
Partytime Tuesdays - Water
Belli - Card for a Child
Paper Pretties - 2 or more Designer Papers
Auds Sentiments - Spring or Summer Colors
CRAFT - Photo Inspiration (I used the water and the green)
Pixie Dust - Ribbon
Crafty Catz - Animals (1 entry only)
Stampin For The Weekend - Ready Teddy Go (1 entry only)

Kimberly - Paper Munch

Challenges entered:

Pile it on - 3D Delights
Crafts and Me - Going 3D
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
Simply Sunday Challenge - Favorite Project (I love to try new things)
Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen challenges - happy birthday
Flutter by Wednesday - birthday and butterfly
my mum's craft shop - celebration
The Friday Mash up - colours of the muppets and for a child
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - use black
Delightful Challenges - stitching
Crafty Calendar Challenge - egg with the option of fancy fold
CCEE stampers - three embellishments
Fairy Tale challenge- step card
Charisma Cardz Challenge -fancy fold
Southern girls challenge - fancy fold

Emma - Paper Addicts Anonymous

Challenges for Emma:
Pile It On - 3D delights
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Flowers
Crafty Emma's - Paper Piece It
Drunken Stampers - You're a Krafty One
Hiding In my Craft Room - Use scraps
Sweet Stampin - Girly but No Pink
Card Makin' Mamas - Make It Girly
My Mum's Craft Shop - It's a Celebration
Stampin' With the Dragon - Weddings (this wasn't designed as a wedding card, but I think it would do nicely!)
365 Cards - Just a Touch of Colour
Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day and/or flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Flowers

Beth-BethieJs Blogspot-

Challenges for Beth:
Aud Sentiments: Spring/Summer Colors
Card Makin Mamas: Getting Girlie
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day and/or flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Flowers
Make It Mondays - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - stitching

Melissa I Have Prettier Stuff

Melissa's Challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Spring/Summer Colors
Card Makin Mamas: Getting Girlie CCEE Stampers: Use 3 embellishments; rhinestones, flower stickers, and buterfly border
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Things With Wings.
Craft Us Crazy: Mothers Day/Flowers
Cute Card Thursday: Spring Flowers
Delicious Doodles: Loads Of Layers
Fussy and Fancy: Sketch
Little Darlings Challenge: Pastels
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge:Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss: Bling

Jenn Zeeb - Stamplified

Challenges for Jenn:
Color Me Creative Copics - yellows
Di's Digi Design - Easter
Sheri's Crafts - spring
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - pastels
Card Crafters Circle - pastels
Crafty Catz - animals
Ditzy Craftymess - lots of layers
Wags and Whiskers - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - spring
Crafty Purple Frog - distressed
Little Miss Muffet - Pastels
Paper Play - Things with wings
Crafting For All Seasons - April Showers
House That Stamps Built - birds
Little Red Wagon - spring colors
Papercraft Star - photo
Paper Pretties - lots of layers

Now it's over to you to Pop It Up and come back and link so we can come along and see it!
Good Luck!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Winners PIO #14 - Create a Scene

Wow, you all really know how to Create a Scene! Be sure to check out the entries for Challenge #14 for lots of inspiration.

Note on prizes: Our prize coordinator (that's me, CG) just learned that her email's Spam filter has been hiding some messages. If you've contacted us about a prize and haven't heard back, please leave a comment on this post and I'll get in touch with you right away. Thanks all!

And now on to this week's Top 3 and prize winner. It was particularly tough choosing this week!

Challenge 2012 #14
Top 3:

Lucky Winner:

Congratulations Michelle, you win the $10 Gift Certificate to StampFairy! Please contact [cgSaysSomethingLoudly AT gmail DOT com] with the email subject "PIO #14 Winner".

Hope you'll join us this week for PIO #15 - All About 'S', sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.



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