Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Challenges up at PIO and Crafty Hos!

For those of us who have family and friends in the US Armed Forces, we know how tough it can be to be separated from them while they are overseas. That is part of why Operation Write Home is on a mission to bring smiles to the faces of military friends and families. They are doing a card drive to collect cards to be distributed to our soldiers overseas - so they can use them to write back to their loved ones back home!

Todays Pile it On Challenge is to create a card (or cards) to send to your nearest OWH representative to be included in the boxes of cards being sent overseas. The theme this week is Birthday, Christmas, or All Occasion CARDS. Click HERE for more information on OPERATION WRITE HOME. To find your nearest OWH Representative to send your cards to please click HERE.

You will be seeing this as a theme all week long as several of my design teams are taking part in this wonderful drive. I am also so very proud to say that my 4 year old daughter and my mother are both going to join me this week to make as many cards as possible to send. I hope you will be back to check in on our progress as we create cards to be sent, as well as see all of the cards I have made on behalf of each of my participating design teams! I am SO LUCKY to work with such wonderful folks!

Speaking of wonderful folks...

There is also a new challenge over at The Crafty Ho blog! The challenge is a color challenge: Use Blue, Green and/or Yellow. Easy Peasy right? My card below is a great fit for the challenges on  Pile It On, Crafty Ho's and for a donation for well as all of the other challenges listed below the picture! Hope you like it!

My challenge combining may be somewhat truncated this week in order to make more time for card making. This card is apropro and may have been entered into the following challenges.

Pile It On - OWH
Crafty Ho's Color Challenge - Blue/Green/Yellow
Stamp Something - Spots and Stripes
Ooh La La - Stripes
Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes
Gingersnaps - Punches
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Pennys - Birthdays
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenges - Paper Piecing.
Stamp Challenges - Something with spots and stripes.
Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Paper Romance - Clean and Simple
Creatalicious - Vintage
Crafty Calendar - Blue and Flowers
Ooh la la - Stripes
Inspiration Avenue - CAS
Daisysdigidoodles - Anything Goes
Artful Inkables - Think Ink #28 / Distressing
Digital Tuesdays - Dots and Stripes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ribbon and Flowers
Aud Sentiments - 'Best Wishes' sentiment
Stamp Insanity - Things in 3's (layers)
Charisma Cardz - New technique - Distress Ink Painting
Some Odd Girl - Use 3 or more images on your card
                         (3 PTI sentiments are separate + 1 SU image)
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Vintage
Stamping for the Weekend - Shabby/Vintage


  1. The perfect Birthday card ... I love it!

  2. Really lovely card. Guess I should have mentioned I came from Inspiration Avenue, since there are so many others coming to the party.

  3. lovely card, thankyou for joining us at craftycatz this week, x carol

  4. Gorgeous,love the colours and beautiful flower!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  5. another gorgeous card the image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, I hope you will join us again. Tracy x

  6. Really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  7. Beautiful card Scrappy! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us over at Stamp Something this week.

    Hugs Jo xxx

  8. Another beauty and those stripes are a lovely colour
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week