November 9, 2011

365 Cards Week: The Pay It Forward Challenge

We're having ourselves some serious fun during our celebration of the release of our latest and greatest special issue, 365 Cards, aren't we, friends?


I mean, so far we've got two moxie fab challenges in the works--Celebrating Relationships and Celebrating Hobbies--and I can't WAIT to introduce you to today's challenge: the Pay It Forward Challenge.

It's a well established fact that paper crafters are very giving souls, so it only makes sense that we would find ways to celebrate some of the lesser known holidays that benefit mankind, because they provide us with opportunities to paper craft some joy. Check it:

World Hello Day is November 21:

Hello, Hello, Hello Card by Linda Beeson, p. 139

Moxie Fab Alert: I just love that there is an official holiday that invites us to say "hello" (as if we ever needed an excuse!) and this card certainly does it with some serious style!

Sweetest Day is the third Saturday in October:

Sweet Day Card by Betsy Veldman, p.126

Moxie Fab Alert: Sweetest Day was conceived as a way to show orphans, the elderly, and the underprivileged that they are not forgotten. Not only that, but I think it's also a moxie fab opportunity to spread "sweetness" to friends and loved ones.

National Day of Encouragement is September 12:

Thick & Thin Card by Beth Opel, p. 110

Moxie Fab Alert: There's nothing better than knowing that you've done something to encourage a friend or family member. And while we paper crafters don't need a holiday to "encourage" us to do so, it is nice to know that if we need an reason to paper craft a lovely that will lift someone's spirits, we can always do so on September 12. I know, right?

Whaddayasay? Are you ready to give this fun--and quite purposeful, I might add--challenge a go? If so, read on:
  • Create a paper crafted card that you could give to someone for World Hello Day, Sweetest Day, or National Day of Encouragement.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Pay it Forward Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EST on Monday, December 12.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, December 14 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a copy of 365 Cards.
It's always feels good to pay it forward,

~Cath

PS The party continues on Paper Crafts Connection today. Be sure to stop on by!

21 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

This is such fun, Cath! I had to go and buy this great inspirational publication yesterday and I have done nothing much more than thumb through it over and over again. I can't wait to play with some of these great challenges.

marianne-g said...

What a fun challenge. Like the choices.

Rochelle said...

These challenges are the bestest! :)

Wifey Cookie said...

I just entered my "Sweetest Day" card. I hope you like it! :)

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Sharon D from Canada said...

Thanks for a fun challenge, Cath! I just added in a tag and the card I made with it in honour of 'World Hello Day'.

Die Cut Lady said...

This challenge was so timely as I was planning on getting this baking done this weekend. Now I was able to share my goodies with you all.

Die Cut Lady said...

Some tasty Applesauce bread all prettied up for giving.Take a peek.

Jen W. said...

I need more hours in the day for all the ideas buzzing around in my head!

Linda said...

Entered my "World Hello" card. Now I've done all four 365 Cards Week challenges plus a few and have a nice little assortment of cards to send-thanks for the wonderful Moxie Fab inspiration!

Tina M said...

I love the obscure holidays...this is a blast!

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Hello! I looove hello cards :) They are so fun and always bring a smile to my face! I created one and would like to submit it to your challenge, but I don't see the Linky tool yet... here it is for now:
http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/2011/11/hello-and-so-thankful.html

Thank you!
xo, margie

rush said...

hello! it's fun going through my stamps figuring out what i have and match it to a theme.

Marlena M. said...

Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello....thanks for a fun theme, Cath. ;)

Michelle said...

fun challenge...thanks!

Stempelgedöns said...

Thanks for the fun challenge.

Michelle said...

I had fun with this challenge-love the random holidays!

Patsy Waggoner said...

Lots of fun to play - hope to play again soon! A challenge always gets my creativeness flowing.

Isha said...

Love all the inspirational cards. Fun challenge.

Trinh said...

I loved looking through this issue and reading all the unique days.

Emily said...

Loved it! Thanks.