Saturday, June 13, 2009

13 challenges in one

Oh my goodness, I can't believe that I actually have done 13 challenges in one project!

First, here are the challenges:
Pile it on - non-stamped sentiment or title
Magnolia down under - about a boy
Incy Wincy - cats
Digital Tuesday - box or bag
Creative card crew - Geometric design
Inspirational - sketch
Copics color challenge - Y23, RV11, BV04
Creative Inspirations - Four different papers
Caardvarks - depth perception
Daring cardmakers - sizzling colors
Just Magnolia - paper piecing
Saturday challenge - in the jungle
One stop - sparkle

Why did I do this? Besides being a little odd I found this new challenge blog called Pile It On. The blog is all about multiple challenges. I thought, hmmm, how many can I do? Well, the answer is 13.

I found this cute little backpack pattern over at Split Coast Stampers, here is the link. It is so adorable that I wanted to give it a try. I did leave some things off but that is because I wouldn't of had room for my other goodies.

I just love this little backpack, I think it is so cute. There are so many nice gifts that could be given in this. It is very sturdy and went together well.

The little lion is a digi-stamp that I have but not sure where I got it. I colored him with Copics and glittered his mane. There is a small orange brad holding the flap closed.

I used circles and stripes in blue, yellow, orange and green with my cardstock focusing on those sizzling colors.
Mr. Edwin is shown here swing from a vine (or a rope) through the Jungle. I colored him with Copic colors Y08, YR07, Y06, B29, B32, R20, E000, E21, E33, E35 just to name a few. I still forget to keep track of which ones I use so that I can post them. The sketch for Inspirational is behind Edwin.Phew! That was a lot of work but I really did enjoy it.


Liz Weber said...

Wow Stephanie that is a HUGE Pile On of challenges but this bag is awesome - great work using ICS #20 and you have created a wonderful gift!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Stephanie, this is fabulous! I love this whole idea!!!!
I enjoy piling up the challenges too...but my latest was only about 10/11 challenges! 13 is impressive!
Hey, I'm so glad you were able to fit the Digi Tue Challenge in there! Thanks for playing along!
blessings, Maria

Adele said...

What a lovely project-great fun. Thanks for playing along with the Copic Colour Challenge.


Jill said...

Wow Stephanie well done on getting 13 challenge out of one creation. I love your little gift bag, the DP are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

WOW Stephanie....13 challenges in one. Well done you.
Fantastic creation. Thanks for joining in the copic colour challenge.


LOUISE said...

Great Project Stephanie, love it! Amazing how you could get 13 Challenges in ONE! Louise x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic project! 13 challenges in one....fabulous!


Heather "Hev" said...

WOW this is totally amazing!!

Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

and we would LOVE it if you stopped by and played with us every fortnight :)

Heather My blog

Nicola said...

Wow well done combining 13 challenges, reckon this must be a record.
Wowza Stephanie your backpack is awesome and such a lot of work too. Loving all your images and papers.
Thank you for playing along with the Creative Card Crew this week.
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

Oh `WoW`Your card is `beautiful`
Thanks for joining in with I-C-S this week..
`Wow`....13 CHLLENGES IN 1 FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) x

Lora said...

Wow 13 challenges!!
I was thinking of making the backpack for my DT card but went with an easy bag instaed lol. Might try it though, it looks fun.
Thanks for joining us this week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge.
Hope to see you there again.
Lora x

joey said...

WOW WOW WOW 13 challenges that amazing!, your backpack is just adorable, I absolutely love it! gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at creative card crew this week. Joey.x

debbies said...

WOW I would have a headache trying to pull this off, but you did it!

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG! I can't imagine stuffing so many challenges into one project! BRAVO!! Girl you rock! Awesome work on your backpack. Love the Edwin seeingly swinging on the vine. Very cleverly done...

sugar n spice said...

Oh my goodness!! you are such a clever girl, just love your work, I'm fairly new to all this blogging and crafting, your blog is so inspirational. I'm no a follower.
Suzi xx

SmilynStef said...

What a great choice of colors and patterns and execellent execution on your backpack assembly ... fantastic 3-D project.

wendipooh13 said...

WOW!!! that is sooo cool to pile on ALL those challenges!!! WOW such a cute altered item, such a clever idea!!! great job with the IC sketch this week!!

Regina said...

My God!!! 13 challenges in just one project!!! You´re great!!! Your packback is absolutely lovely.

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh my Godness Steph, 13 challenges on 1 project...that is a real challenge!!
and OMG, your project is so cute!!
I had never seen a backpack made of paper! it is so cute cute cute!
any boy would love to receive a gift in it!
Congratulations my friend for your terrific project!

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

Super cute and so creative to make Edwin swinging from the vine!
Pam Going Postal

Cheryl Joshua said...

OMG,fantastic it and 13 challenges,Well done!!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Julie said...

I love that you made a project for 13 challenges. You project is adorable. Great job!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Stephanie, this is too lovely. I love it, what a great creation you made here!

Karen said...

Wow, what a great job you have done here and also to fit so many challenges. Thanks for joining us at ICS.
Karen x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Oh my word! 13 challenges in one project! You're a star!

Thanks for playing along at ICS this week.


Lucy, England said...

13 in one - AMAZING. Thanks for joining in at Caardvarks.

Candy said...

You have so many comments you may not read mine. But I had to write. Your back pack is spectacular and I have never seen anyone do so many challenges at once - BRAVO to YOU!!!
Hugs, Candy

Candy said...

You have so many comments you may not read mine. But I had to write. Your back pack is spectacular and I have never seen anyone do so many challenges at once - BRAVO to YOU!!!
Hugs, Candy

Lotti said...

Awesome - such a fun gift bag!!

My Little Space said...

An absolutely stunning it!


my5bratz said...

you "beat" me..I only got 12 for this LOVE combining challenges so I think PIO is FAB...well done and great job of combining :0)

southernscraps said...

Wow, I thought combining 3 or 4 challenges was a lot. Great job on your project!

Laurel said...


This is just too cute!! Love your coloring. Hugs

Dolly said...

Well that's got to be a record, 23 challenges, well done, great job!

Thanks for joining in at ICS this week :)x

Elaine said...

Now that is a lot of challenges to cram in! Good going. :)

Love your creations, they are fabulous.

Thank you for playing along with the Copic Colour Challenge this week!

Tasha said...

Wow this is awesome - what fabulous colours and i love the images you have used super cute
thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew challenge
love tasha xx

Stressed Stamper said...

13!...that has got to be a record - great creation and colouring in. Thanks for joining in the Copic Colour Challenge


scrapnnMO said...

WOWser Stephanie what an amazing looking gift bag. Yep you sure PILED IT on. Love it especially the design! WOW! Thanks for joining us over at ICS! Great to have you. Have a lovely day!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love the color! I am so impressed you did so many challenges in one project. Thanks so much for playing the DTC!

Heidi Van Laar said...

WOW 13 challenges! That has to be some kind of record or something!!!

Totally adorable! I absolutely love the designs and the colors you used are so bright and fun!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! I'm impessed!!! 13 challenges with one project! Girl...that took some concentration! And it's adorable too! That little lion is just too cute on that adorable backpack! Great job!!!

Bee said...

Lovely project and so many challenges met! Really nice combination of elements and great colouring.
Thanks for your interest in Bee Crafty's DT :)
- Bee Crafty

Lynne in NI said...

WOWSERS! How cool is this!

Regina said...

Wowsers that is alot of challenges there! I will check out that site for sure...thanks. I love your bag it is so bight and fun! thanks for playing along at ICS!

Heather said...

WOAH! This is amazing ... not only is your project just absolutely adorable~ I can not believe you were able to use it for so many challenges! *enter applause here* Really ~ wow!!! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week!

Carol said...

wow 13 challenges, very well done.
whistles for you.

Nathalia Castellon said...

Go ahead with your bad self...13 challenges!!! And I love the backpack idea, there are so many ways to do this little baby! Wonderful job! :)

Pamela Smerker said...

What an awesome idea. Love it!

Cathy said...

Great jungle project. Love Edwin swinging through the jungle!
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
Cathy xx

Nikki said...

A great project and fantastic challenge mixing. Thanks for adding some sparkle and joining us this week at OSCC.
Nikki x

Greg B said...

Hi Stephanie

It's Greg from Incy Wincy Challenge Blog and I am writing to congratulate you on winning competition #3. Please contact us here to give us details how we can send out Bundle 1 to you?

Thanks for entering

Greg B
Incy Wincy Design Team

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