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Ksnurse 11-24-2012 03:33 PM

All Occasion Card Challenge 2013
 
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First off, I need to say a huge THANK YOU to Kelly ScrappinCEO for getting this started last year. I kinda flaked and didn't get mine posted but I did keep up...She did a great job keeping things going but now her work life is taking over and she didn't feel she would have adequate time to cheer on all you overachievers here stayin ahead of the game. So she asked me to take over. I've got my pink cheerleader outfit and some sparkly pom poms, and VikkiJo has kindly agreed to be my co-cheerleader and will be popping in from time to time to keep things moving along.

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Why do we do this card making thing? Because this is what happens at the mailbox on the other end:


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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’?


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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.

WHO: Everyone that needs cards for b-days, anniversaries, get well....you know-anything.

WHAT: A way to get those card needs met ahead of time so you aren't scrambling at midnight to finish before next days event...(yeah, I know I've seen you there with me) There is no score keeping here! It's all for you and helping you stay motivated. Just look ahead to coming month and see what you need. then challenge yourself to get them done using our challenges or not. some months you may need 10 b-day cards and the next month none. whatever you need for coming month is what you do. For instance; some months I don't have any events and plan to do cards for the stash that I have trouble making at last minute like get well and sympathy cards.

WHY:To relieve stress! This way you’ll have cards for all your events made ahead!! We all know how busy life can be, so why not try to get your cards all done by the end of current month instead of night before! Remember, the whole idea behind this challenge is to make your life easier. we can all use that, right?

WHERE: First upload to your gallery then post a link in the designated thread. Please use AOCC13 in the Title or Keyword so that others can search for your cards! Please use only the thread that I start for each month or you might be missed, and we want y'all to get plenty of lovin for being such good overachievers.
To attach a link here, when the page you want us to go see is open, go to the address bar and 'copy the whole thing' then go to where you want it seen and paste it in the post box. If you need instructions for this check the attached PDF file drawn up by Vikki or PM me for further assistance.

WHEN: The whole month! There is no 'deadline' for getting your monthly cards done. This is just a motivational challenge to help you!

HOW: Just post a reply to this thread saying that you want to join and then start creating! Make your cards any way you like. Any tools, toys, gadgets, embellishments, etc...you decide- after all, these are YOUR cards.


Remember: with postal changes, mail may 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.

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. I'll post the 1st of month challenge a few days ahead and will take volunteers for the 2nd one each month to be posted by the 15th. As we get going along, I will have a list of which post # the challenge is in so you won't have to search so long.

POSTING YOUR CARDS:
Because this is a challenge group, it is encouraged that you post a link to your gallery where everyone can leave you LOVINS, in the approprate thread for each month.

Monthly threads:

January


February

March

April

May

June

July

August


September

October

November

December

We're here to help you by offering:

Challenges
Reminders
Friendly chatter and lots of cheerleading..



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Ksnurse 11-24-2012 03:43 PM

Master list of overachievers
 
Welcome all to the group of gettin it done ahead of time at All Occasion Card Challenge 2013.
I'll try to keep track here of all that sign up to join in the fun. If I miss anyone please smack me with a PM and I'll get you down.

1: Ksnurse
2: pvilbaum
3: smadson
4: mrslaird
5: scraperwannabe
6: zbear1
7: Vikkijo
8: Jan31
9: Cr8iveme
10: Auntangie
11: grammatroll
12: bfarley
13: tryingtofindtime
14: sagebrush
15: dhat 10
16: horseygal
17: bath belle
18: bradley's mom
19: sewbusymom
20: GarnetJ
21: JanaZ
22: VickieY
23: must love cats
24: jetstudio29
25: stiz2003
26: yellowrose46
27: wdoherty
28: stampinspooky
29: souldr
30: Tizzy
31: cmg.sweet
32: FarmerKay
33: girlgeek101
34: NicholeC
35: Graywolf
36:

Ksnurse 11-24-2012 03:52 PM

Challenge hostess list
 
Please try to have your challenge posted a few days ahead of schedule for those that like to be really far ahead. I will come back to this post and add the post # of your challenge when avail so everyone can just skip from here. Please post your challenge in this main thread, not the monthly ones.

Challenges can be anything you want; color challenge, inspiration, sketch, whatever. Participants can choose to use them for mojo boosting or not. If for any reason you end up not being able to host a challenge you signed up for; just let me know, so I can fill in.

January:
1st-----(keyword AOCC13A) Ksnurse post #48
15th---(keyword AOCC13B) Grammatroll post #70

February:
1st-----(keyword AOCC13C) Ksnurse post 135
15th---(keyword AOCC13D) Smadson post 155

March:
1st----(keyword AOCC13E) Ksnurse post #163
15th---(keyword AOCC13F) VickieY post #175

April:
1st----(keyword AOCC13G) Ksnurse http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...9-post195.html
15th---(keyword AOCC13H) Wdoherty post 201

May:
1st----(keyword AOCC13I) Ksnurse http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...4-post206.html
15th---(keyword AOCC13J) MrsLaird

June:
1st----(keyword AOCC13K) Ksnurse http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...151-post2.html
15th---(keyword AOCC13L) zbear1 http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...2-post217.html

July:
1st----(keyword AOCC13M) Ksnurse http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...8-post230.html
15th----(keyword AOCC13N)

August:
1st----(keyword AOCC13O) Ksnurse
15th---keyword AOCC13P)

September:
1st----(keyword AOCC13Q) Ksnurse
15th----(keyword AOCC13R)

October:
1st-----(keyword AOCC13S) Ksnurse
15th----(keyword AOCC13T) Cr8iveme

November:
1st-----(keyword AOCC13U) Ksnurse
15th----(keyword AOCC13V)

December:
1st------(keyword AOCC13W) Ksnurse
15th-----(keyword AOCC13X)

pvilbaum 11-24-2012 05:56 PM

Well if I'm going to be organized for my Christmas cards I might as well be for other cards as well. So sign me up for 4 cards a month.

smadson 11-24-2012 06:02 PM

Sign me up to! :)

I can do a challenge in February.
thanks for keeping this going!
:)
Sharon

Ksnurse 11-24-2012 07:14 PM

Yea....glad to have you....Sharon, I'll put you down for Feb 15...thx

mrslaird 11-25-2012 05:52 AM

Sign me up! :) and I can do a challenge, but I'd like to see a few first. Maybe April or may?

Ksnurse 11-25-2012 05:24 PM

Paula, I'll sign you up for May....glad you're gonna join us

Scraperwannabe 11-25-2012 06:10 PM

I'll play! I'd love to get my cards mailed out on time! :oops:

Zbear1 11-25-2012 09:20 PM

I would like to see how this works and hope I can keep up,...try me for 3 cards a month and I would like to post for June. This will give me time to see how this will work and what I can do for the challenge. I guess you might call this my "Leap of Faith" !!

Ksnurse 11-26-2012 06:01 AM

so good to have y'all. zbear...I will put you down for June 15...and PM ya about more specific stuff

vikkijo 11-26-2012 12:32 PM

LOL I always think of myself as the motivator... maybe I am the organizer! LOL

vikkijo 11-26-2012 12:54 PM

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...heerleader.gif

A Creative woman is motivated to achieve, not by the desires to beat others.

vikkijo 11-26-2012 01:00 PM

Well for January I will need 1 extremely special card, my Great Aunt will be 92 on the 3rd.

My mom will be 77 on the 4th, a great nephew will be 2 on the 9th and a sister will be 57 on the 15th.

So 4 Family then.... the On line friends List... (gotta go find that one since I haven't made cards for a year now)

No Anniversaries and I am prayer no Sympathy Cards!

vikkijo 11-26-2012 01:12 PM

Love this
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pvilbaum (Post 19845470)
Well if I'm going to be organized for my Christmas cards I might as well be for other cards as well. So sign me up for 4 cards a month.



One year my resolution was to do a card for everyone in my family, no late cards!! None forgotten either.


I'm sure all us have this stash.... a box of cards from all our online friends that are so pretty or creative you can't get rid of them.
Well I cut them up (kinda) and made a Rolodex out of them. With all my B'days


Here it is check it out
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga....php?cat=18315

Ksnurse 11-26-2012 01:15 PM

WhoooEEE!!! thems some fancy moves and jumps there....and you told me you couldn't handle the back flip clinic....sheeesh....

getting you added to the list....so glad to have you

Ksnurse 11-26-2012 01:18 PM

Oooh Vikki, that rolodex is a cool idea. I have plans to get one made, it just never seems to happen

vikkijo 11-28-2012 06:09 AM

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...heerleader.gif

No back flips, just motivational cheerful enthusiasm! LOL

I showed you mine... now show me yours! LOL


Some of you already know ... I am the NOSIEST person ever! LOL

i want to know how do you keep track of Occasions...

A Book, Written on the Calendar, a Rolodex, Electronic Item (iPad..), Or Google Dates???

Tell me! LOL

smadson 11-28-2012 06:20 AM

I don't do too well, because I have too many ways: A birthday book that has family and close friends, but haven't added to it as I have come forward. I get a church birthday/anniversary calandar in the mail our church paper every week. I have some on yellow sticky notes on my bulliton board on wall in front of my craft table. And some on sticky notes by my "sofa nest", some in my purse calandar, some in my other assorted nests. I even have figured out how to do electronic sticky notes on my laptop!
So my resoution this year is some how put these all together. You think!??? LOL
:)
Sharon

smadson 11-28-2012 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vikkijo (Post 19848507)
LOL I always think of myself as the motivator... maybe I am the organizer! LOL

Please organize me!!!!! My DH accuses me of being a hoarder, and that makes for not much organization. Remember my craft room he redid for me in January. Well, it is over stuffed and messy already.

:)
Sharon

Scraperwannabe 11-28-2012 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vikkijo (Post 19853438)
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...heerleader.gif

No back flips, just motivational cheerful enthusiasm! LOL

I showed you mine... now show me yours! LOL


Some of you already know ... I am the NOSIEST person ever! LOL

i want to know how do you keep track of Occasions...

A Book, Written on the Calendar, a Rolodex, Electronic Item (iPad..), Or Google Dates???

Tell me! LOL

I'm not super organized with the dates. It's pretty pathetic actually. I know the major events, but my problem seems to be getting the card made & in the mail in a timely manner. Before kids, I would work on my cards on Sat a month & get them all made so I could send them out in time. I'm hoping this challenge will help me get back into a routine & organized.

Ksnurse 11-28-2012 10:20 AM

VikkiJo....when I first read that, I thought I read Noisiest person and I was rolling...my sister will assure you that no, I am the noisiest and they swear that they can hear me on the other side of the football field....small town field with just bleachers but during game, they swear they can hear me....I tell them that if I hadn't had to yell at them for so many yrs, my lungs wouldn't be nearly as developed ....LOL!!!! but nosiest....well, I don't know, I have a sister who could give you a run for the money....

I don't have much of a system...in fact, Sharon's sounds really familiar....heehee....

smadson 11-28-2012 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ksnurse (Post 19853891)
VikkiJo....when I first read that, I thought I read Noisiest person and I was rolling...my sister will assure you that no, I am the noisiest and they swear that they can hear me on the other side of the football field....small town field with just bleachers but during game, they swear they can hear me....I tell them that if I hadn't had to yell at them for so many yrs, my lungs wouldn't be nearly as developed ....LOL!!!! but nosiest....well, I don't know, I have a sister who could give you a run for the money....

I don't have much of a system...in fact, Sharon's sounds really familiar....heehee....

I want to say, at first I thought it was noisiest, too!!! LOL

Ksnurse 11-28-2012 01:51 PM

LOL!!! and I'm going to go excercise my lung power this evening as my Shockers take on Tulsa....GO SHOCKS GO!!!!

smadson 11-28-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ksnurse (Post 19854212)
LOL!!! and I'm going to go excercise my lung power this evening as my Shockers take on Tulsa....GO SHOCKS GO!!!!

Ditto! We're watching them right now!

Scraperwannabe 11-28-2012 05:09 PM

We are watching too... but since we are in Okla... ;) ;) ;)

smadson 11-28-2012 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scraperwannabe (Post 19854548)
We are watching too... but since we are in Okla... ;) ;) ;)

So you know, right?

;)
Sharon

Scraperwannabe 11-28-2012 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smadson (Post 19854758)
So you know, right?

;)
Sharon



Yep! :( It was a good game though!

Ksnurse 11-28-2012 07:15 PM

oh my yes....great game....I have always liked Danny Manning....such a nice young man..so even if he is coaching against us, I can't have hard feelings....and I know he is a major coup for Tulsa...the recruiting power of his name will be huge.....

But I'm always gonna be yelling for my Shocks....their defense was amazing tonight....Had to be...Tulsa has some great shooters.....did they show the full court shot at buzzer of 1st half? made by a Tulsa player from their free throw line and it went in!!!!! OMG...I was speechless....and that doesn't happen very often, I can assure you...

Scraperwannabe 11-28-2012 07:24 PM

I missed that. I was baking cookies & was in & out.

Ksnurse 11-29-2012 05:45 PM

oh to bad...it was totally amazing....this mornings talking heads had a short mention on Danny and interview with him after the game. He said he was surprised at the reception he got when they announced the coach with the starting line-ups. WHAT???? So we aren't Lawrence but we appreciate a good Kansas boy....Of course the crazy student section did sing out, "Rock, Chalk, WuShock"....which he thought was pretty funny...

jan31 11-29-2012 10:42 PM

Hi Sheri put me down for next year, apart from the motivation it's great fun chatting with you all. I must admit to being quite organised making and sending cards out on time but not having to go out to earn a crust any more does help!
Vikki Jo your birthday rollex is brilliant, I have an A4 sheet of paper with all the dates on that I saved as a document so I just update and print out every year, I also have a calendar on my MacBook, a calendar on my ipad and a birthday book that I never look at oh and my DIL makes everyone in the family a photo calendar of our grandson with a little photo of each person on the day of their birthday. One year Jennie uploaded her diary by mistake so the whole family could see all their appointments for the whole year, it was quite amusing as we all kept asking how they had gone on with various appointments as they appeared on the calendar.

cr8iveme 11-30-2012 05:57 AM

This sounds like a great way to help me get those cards together.

I'll try to make 6 each month.

If you need a hostess, I can take October or November.

Ksnurse 11-30-2012 07:15 AM

Oh so good to have you both...Jan, I'm so jealous....I really would love to be retired and be my own boss...not for a few more yrs though....Mary, thx so much. I put you down for Oct 15th. I am not a fan of scifi but I have a friend whose husband and 3 sons are all into it and are Star Wars addicts. she just wrote a book and is in process of getting an agent....to cool. They recently went to New York for some kind of convention to promote it.

auntangie 11-30-2012 01:19 PM

Well, I totally fizzeled out after about March this year, so hoping to do better in 2013. Before the new year I will get my perpetual calendar updated with anniversaries of the nieces and nephews that got married this year and their spouse's birth dates.

Ksnurse 12-01-2012 12:27 PM

see now I still need to make a perpetual calendar...so you're ahead of me....glad you're giving it another go

grammatroll 12-04-2012 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vikkijo (Post 19848590)
One year my resolution was to do a card for everyone in my family, no late cards!! None forgotten either.


I'm sure all us have this stash.... a box of cards from all our online friends that are so pretty or creative you can't get rid of them.
Well I cut them up (kinda) and made a Rolodex out of them. With all my B'days


Here it is check it out
Stampin Up! Gallery: It was from a DORK - Page 1 - Cards & More - Splitcoaststampers


I love this idea. A rolodex is easier to find than a little book buried somewhere on my desk.

Sign me up for this year. I started the year out with good intentions, but ended up scrambling to make cards anyway. I think it must have been all the sympathy cards I had to make.

Ksnurse 12-05-2012 11:46 AM

I actually bought a rolodex....WHOOOHOOO!!! Found one at an estate sale that hasn't ever been used...so now I need to round up all the scraps and notes and pieces here and there with names and dates on them... that will prolly be the hardest part yet...but I'm determined....

vikkijo 12-05-2012 05:19 PM

Yay Sheri on the new Rolodex!

Debbie, yes much easier to find, I've had to make 3 now, I like having the cards I've received around.

I always start with great intentions! LOL










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Ksnurse 12-05-2012 06:03 PM

yep, I understand those great intentions....lol


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