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 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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Winners PIO #33 - No Designer Paper

Thank you for joining our "No Designer Paper" challenge last week. I know we all love our pretty papers, but it was fun to see what we could do without them!

Challenge 2013 #33
Top 3, as chosen by the Design Team:
 

#65 Dorte


Congratulations! Please grab your Top 3 Scoops badge (code is available in the right sidebar):

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And now for the Lucky Winner of the Sponsor Prize,
as chosen via Random.org:

#103 PaperDaisies 
 
Please email CG (CGSaysSomethingLoudly AT gmail DOT com) with your choice of 3 digis from Oak Pond Creations.


Many thanks to you all, and we hope you'll join us this week for Pile It On #34 - Designer Paper, sponsored by Red Rubber Designs!





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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pile It On #34 - Designer Paper

This week at Pile It On, we want to see Designer Paper! Last week, we challenged you not to use any DP, but this week we want you to show it off!

We're sponsored this week by Red Rubber Designs and they are giving a $10 Gift Certificate to our winner.
Red Rubber Designs manufactures deeply-etched rubber stamps from high-quality rubber. Our stamps are manufactured here in the U.S. with U.S. materials and U.S.-made equipment.
Red Rubber Designs offers stamp designs for all styles and types of art. We want to inspire you to create! For those of you familiar with The Angel Company, you'll see some old favorites. Classic or whimsical, artful and charming: We hope you find something that inspires you!

Here are the great samples from our team, featuring stamps from our sponsor:

Now it's your turn and Good Luck!

Anna - Anna's Handmade Cards
This is Anna's first project as part of Team PIO!

Challenges for Anna:
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Monthly Sketch 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Colourful  
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Flower Power 
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Your Scraps 
Penny's Paper - Dies and / or Punches
Divas By Design - Use Some Twine
Cute Card Thursday - Back To School
Delightful Challenges - Back To School (use primary colors) 
Stampin' For The Weekend - Butterflies 
Oldie But A Goodie - Embossing


Deanne of A Little Bit 'O Paper


Challenges for Deanne:
Crafty Sentiments-lots of colors
Twist of Faith-animals and uplifting sentiment
Paper Pretties-girly girl
Penny's Paper-Crafty-dies/punches (butterfly punch)
Word Art Wednesday-anything uplifting/encouraging
Happy Campers-use a stamp
Jellypark-things that fly
Polka Doodles-bright and beautiful

Elizabeth - Warm Harted

Challenges for Elizabeth
Addicted to Stamps - vintage
A Gem of a Challenge - "b" - bow
A.R.T. Card Challenge - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything but birthday
CMC Copic Challenge  - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - summer flowers
Crafty-bowz - anything goes with a bow
Crafters Cafe - bling
Cuttin and Stampin - monochromatic
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes
Dream time - ribbon
Its all About the Vintage - summer blooms
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Pattie's Creations - anything goes
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Scrap Creations - girls want to have fun
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Whimsical designs - glitter
2 Sisters - square cards


Mayra - Mayra's Designs

Challenges for Mayra:
Frosted Designs- Use chipboard
Paper Take Weekly- Flower Power
Sparkle and Sprinkle- August Color Challenge
Craftin Desert Divas-Linky Party #13 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too- Challenge #44 For A Child
Paper Playtime- Challenge #17 Use Pearls
All That Stickles- August Great Outdoors !
Cardz Tv- Challenge #2 Pop it Up or Make it Wiggle
Rose Blossom Garden - Challenge #10 Summer Theme
Parade Your Crafts- PYC#2 Picnic Theme
Creative Craft Challenges 2- Anything But A Square !
Sister Act Card Challenges - #21 Anything Goes


Chris V - Easily Amused


Chris' Challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #198 - Bows
Sister Act #21 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #56 - Bugs
Crafty Ribbons #58 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Little Red Wagon  #199 - Layer (at least 3)
Fab 'N' Funky #182 - You Can Stick It (the flourishes are stickers)
Top Tip Tuesday #108 - Initials (C for Chris - Charm and Crown)
Cutie Pie #51- Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Use Some Twine


Helen - Helen's Craft Haven


Challenges for Helen:
Pile It On! - Designer Paper
2 Sisters - Square Cards
Card Carfter's Circle - Bright Colours
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Stitching
Crafty Sentiments - Colourful
Cutie Pie - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Round or Square Cards
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - For a Child
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Winners PIO #32 - Outdoors

Thank you so much for joining our "Outdoors" challenge last week. We had 111 great entries; the team had an especially tough time choosing a Top 3!

Challenge 2013 #32
Top 3, as chosen by the Design Team:
 
#6 Yogi


#96 Delphine   

Congratulations! Please grab your Top 3 Scoops badge (code is available in the right sidebar):

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And now for the Lucky Winner of the Sponsor Prize, as chosen via Random.org:

#20 Karal S 
 
Please email CG (CGSaysSomethingLoudly AT gmail DOT com) with your choice of 3 digis from Gingerloft Digi Stamps.


Many thanks to you all, and we hope you'll join us this week for Pile It On #33 - No Designer Paper, sponsored by Oak Pond Creations!





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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pile It On #33 - No Designer Paper

Happy Sunday Everyone!
It's time for a new challenge here at Pile It On and this time we want to see NO DESIGNER PAPER on your creations! Please don't go running and screaming for the hills, you have plenty of options to create a great card, you could stamp or paint your background, use sprays or mists, use embossing folders, ribbons, stickers, just NO DESIGNER PAPER!

We have a new sponsor this week and it is Oak Pond Creations



They are generously giving our winner the prize of 3 digital images from their etsy store!
Also the team got to use some of their fabulous designs and there are lots of ideas to inspire you to join in.

Tanya - My Little Craft Corner
This is Tanya's first project as part of Team PIO!

Challenges entered:
Card Makin' Mamas - Black, White + 1 color
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - For a Child
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes for Kids
Card a Day - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - For the Boys
Little Blue Button Stamps Blog - Use Bling
Sweet Stamps - Bling!
The Cupboard Trilogy - Monochrome


Katie - Both Sides of the Paper


Challenges for Katie
PIO - No Designer Paper
Can You Digi It - Lift Me Up (Encouraging sentiment)
Crafty Sentiments - Punches/Dies (1 entry only)
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing
Patties Creations - Embossing
Joanna Sheen - Embossing (heat or dry)
Gingerloft - Bright Sunshine Yellow
Belli - Glitter (the glittered cardstock)
Get Inky - Ribbon
The Paper Shelter - Ribbon
Pennys - Ribbon
Alphabet Challenge - Decoupage
Hiding in My Craft Room - Stitching
One Stop Crafts - Add Stripes
Pumpkin Spice - Colored Image
Auds Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)


Jenn Zeeb Stamplified

Challenges:
Blogger- Flower Power
Creative Corner- Anything Goes
Docerela- Button and Bow
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes
Just For Fun- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Button up
Southern Girls- Things that start with "F"
Crafting By Design- Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge- Ribbon
Polly Craft Challenge- Button and Bows
Bearly Mine- Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door- Anything Goes


Kimberly - Paper Munch Designs


Challenges entered:
CAS-ual Friday - Aqua, Green, Orange
Pattie's Creations - Embossing
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - For the Boys
Aud Sentiments - Anything but Birthday
Southern Girls - Things that begin with F
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - The Great Outdoors


Beth- BethieJs Blog

Challenges For Beth-
PIO- No Designer Paper
Inspire Me Friday-Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Sister Act- Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything but Birthday
Blogger- Flower Power


CG - Say Something Loudly

Challenges for CG:
Artistic Inspirations: Die Cuts/Punches (Rosette & Doily dies)
Aud Sentiments #8: Anything but a birthday card + Sentiment
C is for Challenge: Fresh & Bright
Cards/Crafts Galore: Bingo (middle row: Gems, Die cuts, Inks)
Crafty Sentiments: Dies and Punches
Inky Chicks #10: Lovely Lace
Jo's Scrap Shack #13: Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Things that begin with F (Fruit, Flower)
The Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes (2nd entry)


Now it's your turn and Good Luck!



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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Winners PIO #31 - School Time

Thank you so much for joining our School Time challenge last week. Wonderful creations all around!

Challenge 2013 #31
Top 3, as chosen by the Design Team:
 
#5 Lisa T   



Congratulations! Please grab your Top 3 Scoops badge (code is available in the right sidebar):

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And now for the Lucky Winner of the Sponsor Prize, as chosen via Random.org:

#21 Lori 
Please email Dee (sprytebyrd [AT] gmail [DOT] com) with your choice of 4 non-colored images from Meljen's Designs. Put "Winner Pile It On #31" in the subject line, please.


Many thanks to you all, and we hope you'll join us this week for Pile It On #32 - Outdoors, sponsored by Gingerloft.




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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pile It On #32 - Outdoors

Welcome to a new challenge at Pile It On! This week we have a fairly general theme: Outdoors. Whether it's summer or winter where you are, we look forward to seeing your outdoorsy creations!

We are sponsored this week by Gingerloft Digi Stamps, and one lucky participant will win 3 digi stamps of their choice:
I am Tami, owner of Gingerloft. I draw all of the new digital stamps that we offer. Older stamp designs were once rubber stamp designs I own but then turned them into Digital stamps. I love drawing animals and scenes. Gingerloft has a large array of digital stamps to fit everyone's needs. We also have a Challenge Blog.

Here's some inspiration from our Design Team, featuring images by Gingerloft:

Mayra - Mayra's Designs
This is Mayra's first project as part of Team PIO!

 


Challenges for Mayra:
Pile It On Challenge #32 Outdoors
All that Stickles Anything Goes Linky Party
Cut It Up Challenge # 25 What's bugging you ?
365 Cards Day 215-Textured Background
Divas by Design Bingo (flowers, die cuts, embossing)
Fab'n'Funky Challenges Anything that looks like Summer
Frosted Designs Fab Friday Challenge Embossing !
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #95 Bingo (Flower, free, die cut)


Elizabeth - Warm Harted

Challenges for Elizabeth
All that Stickles - anything with stickles
Cards Galore - bingo (flowers, die cut, summer)
Crafts to Challenge You - fun in the sun
Crafty Boots - die cut
Heck of a Challenge - summer holiday
Paper Makeup - summer days
Quick Quotes - inspired by summer


Deanne of A Little Bit 'o Paper

Challenges:
Bearly Mine-TIC TAC TOE (digi image,sentiment,flowers)
Clear It Out-summer and stickers (letters)
Creative Craft Challenges-TIC TAC TOE (distress,flowers,green)
Divas By Design-BINGO (distressing, ribbon, flowers)
Fab N Funky-summer
Pollycraft-summer fun
Wednesday's Creative Inspiration-something old (letter stickers), something new(patterned paper)
Crafty Ribbons-anything goes (with ribbon)
Crafts 4 Eternity-color inspiration

Chris V - Easily Amused




Chris' Challenges:
The Sweet Stop SSS223 - sketch
Sister Act #19 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts #179 - Summer Fun
Speedy Fox and Friends #172 - Plaid
Totally Gorjuss #196 - Hot, Hot, Hot
Crafts and Me #139 - Anything Goes
Creative Belli #175 - Summer
Fab 'n' Funky #181 - Anything that Looks Like Summer
An Inky Situation #3 - Buttons
A Gem of a Challenge #92 - Summer


Helen - Helen's Craft Haven


Challenges for Helen:
Pile It On! - Outdoors
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Favourite Things (This stamp, Distress Inks, my Nesties & Cuttlebug)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Crazy - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Bingo (Flower - Pearls - Blue)
Kaboodles Doodles - Scallops
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - In the Garden
Penny's Paper Crafting - Dry Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing
Whimsy Inspires - Clean & Simple


Now it's your turn!





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