Friday, April 1, 2011

Reaching the World for Autism

It's a long post today, but for a very good cause so bear with me.

Thanks for stopping by today to hear what we have planned you you. As some of you know, I am co-owner of Copic Musketeers Yahoo group and also Copic Musketeers Challenge Blog along with my dear friend Danielle. Well starting today for our monthly blog challenge we are teaming up with Stef, from Glitterbabe's Digis to honor Autism. Here are the details:

Reaching the World for Autism

It’s that time again, challenge time at Copic Musketeers Blog. April is Autism month and we thought that this would be a great opportunity to do some good. We have a wonderful and sweet digi artist donating an image for this challenge; please welcome Stef from Glitterbabe’s Digis. She is a very remarkable woman and we adore her. Please visit her blog for the freebie. There is a special digi that she is also selling for Autism, please visit her store to purchase the digi and while you are there, take a look around at her digis, she really has some beauties and some cuties. The proceeds from the digi WILL BE going towards Autism.

We have 2 sponsors this month for the challenge:

• Stef, from Glitterbabe’s, she will be offering 3 digis from her store, winners choice. Please visit her blog Glitterbabe’s Greetings to thank her for the wonderful image that she offered for the challenge.

• Patricia, from Paper Temptress, she will be offering 20 sheets of Cryogen White cardstock.

We also have a sweet twist for this challenge. I (Melanie) will be donating a Zutter Bind It All with some accessories, all brand new, and here is your twist. Here are the requirements to be eligible for the BIA drawing:

1. You must purchase Stef's special Autism digi for sale at her store, Glitterbabe’s Digis.

2. You must visit Stef’s blog and leave a "thank you" comment for the Autism digi.

3. You must visit each entrant’s blog and leave a comment on their project. I will be checking to make sure that you do.

You MUST follow all these rules or you WILL NOT be eligible for the Bind It All. The proceeds from the sale will be going towards Autism, so please, please purchase this very special digi. Thank you.

Here are your guidelines for the challenge:

You DO NOT have to use Copics only.

The challenge will run from April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011

Only one card or project per person.

This must be a current card or project, no back linking and cards must be new as of the date you enter the challenge.

Please link your card or project to your gallery or blog post, do not link to your blog. If you are unsure of how to do this, please ask for help.

You MUST USE the freebie image provided by Stef, you can find it at her store Glitterbabe’s Digis. You may use other images along with it.

No owner and/or moderator can win this challenge.

The winner of the challenge will be posted on the blog and the Yahoo group.

Challenges are open to anyone.

Remember, if you are a member of our Yahoo Group, you will get a bonus entry in the drawing.

Here are the cards I made with Stef's beautiful images for this wonderful challenge and cause and a picture of the Bind It All:

So please stop by Stef's blog for the freebie and Stef's store to purchase the special digi, remember, the proceeds from this will go towards Autism. Thank you all so much for stopping by and helping out a great cause and please, please thank Stef for all the wonderful work and heart she has put towards this. We look forward to seeing you on the CM challenge blog this month and seeing all your wonderful creations.


  1. Gorgeous card, Mel! Love how you colored the globe.

  2. A W E S O M E!!!! I'm so impressed with you wonderful card and also the fabulous prizes you and your team have put together!!

    I will be working on my card today and my blog post is up and ready! :)

    I'm very happy to HELP OUT!! :)


  3. I love this challenge! I am a professional counselor and I worked for 12 years with emotionally disturbed and autistic kids! Loved every minute of it! I love your card and I am rushing over to check this out. I will definitely be participating in this challenge!
    Big Hugs!

  4. Great cards Melanie - great cause :O) I've worked with children with Autism and it really does need more money to help find the cause and help the people who are living with it.
    Hope you get loads of entries,

  5. Hi Melanie! Love the card. It'a beautiful thing to be part of this event.

  6. Love the card! I am so glad we are getting involved with things like this. I have a nephew that is autistic. He has Asperger Syndrome. He is extremely intelligent but has a hard time with his social skills.

  7. Beautiful card; I've entered this wonderful challenge for a great cause!


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