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ScrappinCEO 12-11-2011 12:59 PM

All Occasion Card Challenge 2012
 
ALL OCCASION CARD CHALLENGE

How many times have you started your day with, ‘today is______ ‘s birthday. I wish I’d remembered to send a card.’ Or are you scrambling last minute to ‘just get one made’?

With the All Occasion Card Challenge, you can put all that behind you!
Each month… around the 20th, we’ll remind you to look at your card recipient list for the COMING MONTH. That will give you time to begin making your cards. On the first of the CURRENT MONTH we’ll ask if you’ve finished your cards and mailed any that should go postal.

Remember: with postal changes, mail is going to take a bit longer. Mailing within the first week of the month will help insure they have their card in plenty of time to enjoy it.
Obviously, if their occasion is within that first week, you’ll want to mail earlier. I’ll try to remember to post a mailing reminder the final week of the month for those.

CHALLENGES:
There will be a challenge posted twice a month. You may use the challenge, or not, in your card designs. They are just to get the mojo going.

POSTING YOUR CARDS:
Because this is a challenge group, it is encouraged that you post a picture of your card on the designated MONTH thread (using THUMBNAIL only please) or a link to your gallery where everyone can leave you LOVE. If you need help with this, please PM me for assistance.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

PRIZES:
There will be prizes each month.
I will compile a list from the group each month (between the 1st and last day of the month) of those posting pics/ links for an All Occasion pack.

This means, when you sign up I will PM you for an address. As soon as your name is drawn, your envelope can go in the mail. Your address will NOT be shared with anyone except the 2 moderators and whomever is responsible for sending out the prize pack.

If you have any questions at all, please PM rollyfan and myself right away so we can help.

We're here to help you by offering:

Challenges
Reminders
Friendly chatter

Come join the fun!

vikkijo 12-11-2011 02:55 PM

Humm I need this!

pixxiewacorgi 12-11-2011 03:45 PM

I would love to join!

rollyfan 12-11-2011 03:59 PM

This challenge will be wonderful! I'm going to help Kelly with moderating, commenting and hopefully some challenge ideas. We will be going over some deets this week and will hopefully start the list of participants before Christmas.

I am a Pinterest junkie so I should have some inspiration challenges to share for sure!

ScrappinCEO 12-11-2011 04:44 PM

Master Player List
 
Welcome to all who are taking the step towards a more organized 2012!
Remember, when you join I will be PMing you for a snail mail to add to the database in case you win a prize! Creative Blessings ~ Kelly and Tania

1. rollyfan
2. Scrappinceo
3. vikkijo
4. pixxiewacorgi
5. carolc1027
6. Plain Jane
7. grammatroll
8. stampinandstuff
9. lulyg
10. yellowrose46
11. auntangie
12. Ldyglfr62
13. Shellebelle
14. tropduck
15. newstampinaddict
16. Sue Alt
17. JBgreendawn
18. jdailey
19. Suzanne
20. SydneyDeb
21. smadson
22. Susanbri
23. pcousins13
24. Ksnurse
25. Gryewolf
26. meeyore151
27. bradley's_mom
28. sophiecat
29. sadiejane929
30. Gloria Sauve
31. mschoener
32. SageBrush
33. crafty chelle
34. horseygal
35. RhondaBStamps
36.

carolc1027 12-12-2011 08:10 AM

Kelly and Vikki - we meet again!!! LOL

I am in ladies!!!! Can't wait to get started!!!

Rollyfan - I too love Pinterest!!! Haven't completely figured it out yet..but I'm working on it!!!

pixxiewacorgi 12-12-2011 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScrappinCEO (Post 18997675)
Great! We'll get a master list of participants going sometime next week and see you're added in.

In the mean time, enjoy your Christmas. Then we'll be kicking off the January Card Challenge!

Woohoo, thanks! Merry Christmas to you guys too and thanks so much for setting this up. I am loving a scrapbook challenge I am on. Even though I'm a bit behind, I love that the ideas are coming in.

ScrappinCEO 12-12-2011 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixxiewacorgi (Post 18999327)
Woohoo, thanks! Merry Christmas to you guys too and thanks so much for setting this up. I am loving a scrapbook challenge I am on. Even though I'm a bit behind, I love that the ideas are coming in.

If you like challenges to keep you on track, check out the Christmas Card Challenge link in Carols siggy line. That's how this group started.

pixxiewacorgi 12-12-2011 05:35 PM

:'( I'm so fed up with Christmas cards I don't think I'll join that challenge just yet. But it is something to keep in mind. I don't want to be stuck all of next December rushing out Christmas cards.

ScrappinCEO 12-13-2011 05:08 AM

Challenge Posting List
 
Please see that your Challenge is posted the night before or the day you sign up. If for some reason you sign up for a month and know you can't do it (hey, life happens!), then please let Tania (rollyfan) or I know ASAP so we can cover. Thanks!

January
1- Scrappinceo - Kelly KEYWORD: AOCC12A Post #155
15- rollyfan - Kelly KEYWORD: AOCC12B Post #279

Feb
1-Yellowrose46 - Ina KEYWORD: AOCC12C Post #343
15- carolc1027 - Carol KEYWORD: AOCC12D Post #377

March
1- sophiecat - Lily KEYWORD: AOCC12E Post #468
15- Susanbri - Susan KEYWORD: AOCC12F Post #483

April
1- SageBrush - Dianne KEYWORD: AOCC12G Post #18 (April thread)
15- Scrappinceo - Kelly KEYWORD: AOCC12H - Post #69 (April Thread)

May
1- carolc1027 - Carol KEYWORD: AOCC12I - Post #561
15- Plain Jane Jane KEYWORD: AOCC12J - Post #588

June
1-mshoener - Maggie KEYWORD: AOCC12K Post #618
15-grammatroll - Debbie KEYWORD: AOCC12L Post #634

July
1- Plain Jane - Jane KEYWORD: AOCC12M Post #644
15- scrappinceo - Kelly KEYWORD: AOCC12N Post #658

August
1- scrappinceo - Kelly KEYWORD: AOCC12O & CC386 Post #693
15- Luly G - Luly KEYWORD: AOCC12P & PPAS141 Post #708

September
1- Vikki Jo - KEYWORD: AOCC12Q Post # 731
15-grammatrol - KEYWORD: AOCC12R - Post #755

October
1-yellowrose46 KEYWORD AOCC12S Post #773
15-Scrappinceo KEYWORD: AOCC12T Post #779

November
1-SageBrush KEYWORD AOCC12U Post #807
15- Smadson

December
1-
15-

ScrappinCEO 12-13-2011 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixxiewacorgi (Post 19000501)
:'( I'm so fed up with Christmas cards I don't think I'll join that challenge just yet. But it is something to keep in mind. I don't want to be stuck all of next December rushing out Christmas cards.

That's why the CCC12 thread is perfect! You figure out how many you want to send out by end of November... divide by 11 and that's the number you make each month. By Dec. 1st your cards are ready to go and you can enjoy the rest of the holidays!

carolc1027 12-13-2011 07:56 AM

Kelly and Tania..

I'll volunteer for February 15 and May 1 right now....I can always do more if you need more volunteers!!!

ScrappinCEO 12-13-2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carolc1027 (Post 19001703)
Kelly and Tania..

I'll volunteer for February 15 and May 1 right now....I can always do more if you need more volunteers!!!

I've added you for now, Carol. If things change after I hear back from Tania, I'll let you know. Thanks for jumping in!

Plain Jane 12-13-2011 06:39 PM

Yay! I found it, I found it!!! I can't wait...I have missed WAY too many birthdays this year...and I am behind on thank-you cards, too.

So...I am in for 4 cards/month for now.

Also, I will sign up for a couple of challenge dates. I can take May 15 and July 1. I may be able to pick up more later, too.

grammatroll 12-13-2011 06:59 PM

Count me in.

rollyfan 12-13-2011 08:35 PM

Challenge Sign Up List
 
Just adding another copy of this post so that I can also edit if needed.

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Please see that your Challenge is posted the night before or the day you sign up. If for some reason you sign up for a month and know you can't do it (hey, life happens!), then please let Tania (rollyfan) or I know ASAP so we can cover. Thanks!

January
1- moderator
15- moderator

Feb
1-
15- carolc1027

March
1-
15-

April
1-
15-

May
1- carolc1027
15-

June
1-
15-

July
1-
15-

August
1-
15-

September
1-
15-

October
1-
15-

November
1-
15-

December
1-
15-

stampinandstuff 12-14-2011 03:09 AM

I need this one to keep me on track too. I sent out store brought cards this year (GASP!!!) and vow never to buy another card again!! Are we pledging a certain amount of each type of card each month, or just a total of all cards we need to have for our stash? Hmmmmm......better get a book so I can work out how many and what type of cards I need :)

ScrappinCEO 12-14-2011 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plain Jane (Post 19003115)
Yay! I found it, I found it!!! I can't wait...I have missed WAY too many birthdays this year...and I am behind on thank-you cards, too.

So...I am in for 4 cards/month for now.

Also, I will sign up for a couple of challenge dates. I can take May 15 and July 1. I may be able to pick up more later, too.

Welcome, Jane. I'm adding you to both lists.

ScrappinCEO 12-14-2011 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stampinandstuff (Post 19003737)
I need this one to keep me on track too. I sent out store brought cards this year (GASP!!!) and vow never to buy another card again!! Are we pledging a certain amount of each type of card each month, or just a total of all cards we need to have for our stash? Hmmmmm......better get a book so I can work out how many and what type of cards I need :)

Welcome, Mel!

Number of cards is for your own personal count. Because that will change from month to month. You might only have 4 birthdays this month but 12 in March. If you're not personalizing the cards, just a general AOB (all occasion box) then yeah, determining how many you need per month so you don't fall behind is important.

Maybe we'll make it as a roll call going into the month. When I post the card reminder, it will say...

How many cards do you need for this round?

ScrappinCEO 12-14-2011 05:30 AM

And we're off!

I've set up the sign-up sheet, so tell your friends. Also, if you've signed up I've sent you the PM asking for your snail mail. When I get it, I'll put a astric by your name so we'll both know I have everything so far. :-)

lulyg 12-14-2011 07:46 AM

Would love to join too. I need to have cards ready- one type I always need is sympathy cards =( too. I can take August 15- I should know what I'm doing by then.

yellowrose46 12-14-2011 08:39 AM

I'm in! I probably need 4 cards a month. I may alter that amount later.

auntangie 12-14-2011 08:59 AM

Kelly thank you for doing this! My card needs vary so much each month, I'm not signing up for a # per month, but will let the month determine how many I need. This will be good incentive to get my perpetual calendar updated.

ScrappinCEO 12-14-2011 10:54 AM

Luly, Ina and Angie, I've added you gals to the list. You know how well the Christmas Card Challenge has helped you so we hope this will fall into place as well.

SydneyDeb 12-14-2011 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScrappinCEO (Post 18997032)
ALL OCCASION CARD CHALLENGE

‘today is______ ‘s birthday. I wish I’d remembered to send a card.’

ScrappinCEO, have you been reading my mind? ;)

I say this every month and am still behind.

My monthly quota would vary, some months I have two birthdays others a whopping 12! Luckily not all gift birthdays

Could you sign me up please.

bradley's_mom 12-15-2011 06:37 PM

Me! I have been slacking big time the last few years in sending out cards for birthdays/anniversaries, etc. I am in. Hopefully between this and the Christmas card challenge I will get some crafting done in the new year!

Nicole

smadson 12-15-2011 07:45 PM

I would like to play too! :) I am committed to post SB challenges right now, so won't sign up for that , unless it is a requirement to do this. I guess I could help sometime in the year, but at this point, don't know when.

Thank you
Sharon

tropduck 12-15-2011 08:23 PM

ok, Kelly i am in, will see how i go! i have been lucky this year as i always / usually have a stash of cards in the 'box' of cards at church to sell. i have lost track of how many times i have raided it! LOL!! i will be away part of the year, but i should be around in April so put me down for april 15 challenge, after all i did enjoy thinking up challenges for VSN.

i have this funny feeling i will be busy next year!..but then so will you Kelly, hosting three challenges! thanks so much - your a treasure!

cheers, s.

RhondaBStamps 12-16-2011 02:06 PM

Please sign me up for this challenge. I need more cards!

ScrappinCEO 12-16-2011 05:15 PM

Hey ladies.

I'm just dropping in for a quick check tonight. I'll get ya'll added to the list tomorrow afternoon. Glad to see you joining us.

carolc1027 12-16-2011 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScrappinCEO (Post 19010877)
Hey ladies.

I'm just dropping in for a quick check tonight. I'll get ya'll added to the list tomorrow afternoon. Glad to see you joining us.


How you doing Kelly? Have a great weekend!

yellowrose46 12-16-2011 10:09 PM

Kelly, I can set a challenge for Feb. 1, if you like.

Ldyglfr62 12-18-2011 02:13 PM

I definitely need this challenge. Please add me to the list.

ScrappinCEO 12-18-2011 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SydneyDeb (Post 19005021)
ScrappinCEO, have you been reading my mind? ;)

I say this every month and am still behind.

My monthly quota would vary, some months I have two birthdays others a whopping 12! Luckily not all gift birthdays

Could you sign me up please.

Have you on my list, Deb.

Yeah, that's why I'm not asking for a monthly quota. Depending on the month, it will vary.

Just around the 20th of the previous month, I'll remind you to take a look at the next month and determine how many you need to be getting done. ;-)

ScrappinCEO 12-18-2011 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellowrose46 (Post 19011961)
Kelly, I can set a challenge for Feb. 1, if you like.

I've put you down, Ina. Thanks for jumping in.

ScrappinCEO 12-18-2011 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ldyglfr62 (Post 19014995)
I definitely need this challenge. Please add me to the list.

I've added you to the list. Welcome to the group!

tropduck 12-20-2011 03:28 PM

hey Kelly, can you please add me onto the challenge for April 15. thanks.

...i have a feeling January 1st will come all too soon! and i have some Bdays that month too!

thanks, cheers, s.

vikkijo 12-20-2011 05:28 PM

shhh don't tell
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by carolc1027 (Post 18999036)
Kelly and Vikki - we meet again!!! LOL

I am in ladies!!!! Can't wait to get started!!!

Rollyfan - I too love Pinterest!!! Haven't completely figured it out yet..but I'm working on it!!!

I'm stalking Kelly! LOL

vikkijo 12-20-2011 05:37 PM

I have a very important b'day list in January. My mother, and her twin brother Jan. 4th.. their Aunt is turning 93 on the 3rd. One of my older sister's is 57 the 15th ( I love teasing her she is old enough to be my mom) a great nephew turns 1 whole year old on the 9thThis is the first year I send a card to my step son.. he's 19 and we just met him this year.
That makes 6 for family.. then my friends......

Do you girls send cards to nephews, nieces, Aunts and Uncles.....?
What about Cousins? Is there like an age where you just quit?

yellowrose46 12-20-2011 06:35 PM

I don't send cards to nephews and nieces.........I just wish them a happy birthday on facebook! :)


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