Friday, October 15, 2010

Just Add Ink 39 - Just Add Blue

 Hi Inkers,

Last week we highlighted Pink Ribbon Day coming up on the 25th October. This entire month is also important for another reason - Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month.

Over a million people in Australia live with depression. Over two million have an anxiety disorder. With the right treatment, most people recover. 

It's easy to help raise awareness. Sometimes the simplest acts have the greatest impact - just talking openly about anxiety and depression helps reduce the stigma. 

beyondblue Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month provides an opportunity for workplaces, community groups and individuals to take part in activities to raise awareness of anxiety and depression, and help reduce the associated stigma.

Find out more at

This weeks challenge is Just Add Blue ...

Everyone loves to know that they've been thought of, so we thought we'd have an additional part to this week's challenge, too. It's completely optional, and we're not expecting you to tell us all about it in your entry post (but you can if you want!).

A Random Act of Kindness (RAK) is when you do something nice for someone for no particular reason, so it's not for their birthday, or Christmas etc. So our add-on challenge to you is to send/give the card you create for Just Add Blue to someone you care about...

Just... Because!

It doesn't have to be someone who's suffering depression, or someone who's struggling. It could be someone who makes you laugh, or someone you've been out of touch with for a while. Maybe it's someone who'd just like your card! Whoever! The idea is to make your card, and then send it!

Just Add Ink Rules:
  • Provide a direct link to the post where you've displayed your creation using Mr. Linky. Incorrect links, or blog links that are down-right advertising will be deleted.
  • Entries with 3 or more challenges listed against their creation will be deleted.
  • Projects must be new.
  • Please mention our challenge and provide a link back here in your post, so others can come and join in the fun too!
  • The DT girls are welcome to play along and inspire, but are not eligible for the top picks.
  • Make any project you like (card, layout, 3D project, etc) using our challenge as inspiration.
  • While the DT uses Stampin' Up! products, you're welcome to use any products you like.
We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Get your entries in before midnight Wednesday (EST).
Just Add Ink Challenges Participants
1. Megan McDonald
2. Deborah Frings
3. Karen Thomas
4. Helen Williams
5. Trish - Spring Blossom
6. Karen Thomas
7. Meghana Nayak
8. Chupa
9. TrishG
10. Kris Sobolik
11. Megan McDonald take 2
12. Tanna
13. Melissa Davies
14. Kasey Crabb
15. Katie Ridden
16. Christine Blain
17. Karen G
18. Maxine D
19. Ellen M
20. Jacqui J
21. Kristy H
22. Rachel Moore
23. Rachel Jackson
24. Melissa Davies - card
25. Madonna Dunn
26. Fiona Platzer
27. Jess Doyle
28. Bron Heslop
29. Alison Lintern
30. Amy Buchanan
31. Nikki Sadler
32. Sue Bayliss
33. Julie B
34. Debi Ryan
35. Bec Gomez
36. Belinda Greenhalgh
37. Tina Gillespie
38. Ann DeLosh
39. Sue Rowe
40. Nikki Sadler ... again :)
41. Tui Nathan
42. Amanda Ross
43. Kristin Moore
44. Sue Lelli
45. viv's card creations
46. Tennille
47. Debra (Creative Heart)
48. Kathy Tanner
49. Jaydee
50. Gayatri Murali
51. Robbie
52. Helen H
53. Lesley Croghan
54. Dani Fender
55. Kerry High
56. Carrie Gaskin
57. Kelly
58. Cassandra
59. Kooky
60. Sandybeaches

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  1. This is a WONDERFUL idea for a Challenge! I think random acts of kindness are the most AMAZING things you can do! LOVE the Blue, too, because I have a teenage son with both anxiety and depression and that's a challenge all in itself. Hope I get some time to play but wanted to thank you for this FAB challenge!

  2. What a great thing to do, and all your cards are beautiful

  3. You girls ROCK with this challenge! I've suffered from Depression so I know exactly how much just a card in the mail from someone really means and how it can lift your spirits! I'm going to sit and make a few 'blue' cards and send them on to people who have made a difference to my life just by being there!

    Thank you girls for this wonderful challenge!


  4. What a great challenge. I'd already made a blue snowflake card, which I've added to take part in your challenge. I know a little something about depression - so this touched a nerve. Thanks for a fun challenge.

  5. What a beautiful challenge! I am loving all your awareness challenges. Will definitely be making a blue card and sending it to my friend. Thanks for the challenge:)

  6. Hi ladies, what a beautiful challenge. And once again the design team has blown me away with their creations. I must get off my butt and start joining in on some challenges again. Great work

  7. Wow! You girls have outdone yourselves! How am I ever going to compete with such prettiness and elegance! Will try and get to this one today! Hugs xxaxx

  8. Wow - all the DT samples are INCREDIBLE! Awesome job everyone!

  9. Some really beautiful cards this week ladies- and yes a cool challenge x

  10. I got a chance to play along and I linked my card.

  11. Love your work, girls, and love that you get behind such worthwhile causes. There should be NO stigma attached to the terms 'depression' and 'anxiety', as they affect so many people. Hugs to you, for spreading the word. And thanks for pushing me outside my "colour comfort zone"!!

  12. I loved this challenge and it was also the perfect time to make a card and actually send it to someone special. Thank you so much for this challenge.

    Karen G.

  13. What a great challenge. All the Design team girls cards are deliciously gorgeous as always! xo

  14. Great challenge girls, a very worthy cause indeed. The DT cards are gorgeous as per usual :)

  15. A great challenge and some absolutely beautiful work from the DT too. I'm not normally a blue person but you've inspired me, thanks so much!

  16. Wonderful challenge AGAIN!
    Thanks everyone.

  17. Thanks for offering such a great challenge to dip my toes in. There are so many wonderful cards here. Ann

  18. I just made it! Thank you for the beautiful challenge, I will be sure to send this card to my mom in law, for Christmas.

  19. Thanks so much for the challenge. We don't often make cards "Just Because" . So it will be a nice surprise for the recipient to receive a card that she wasn't expecting.


  20. Phew just made it this week:) Thanks so much for the great challenge!!