"Chain, chain, chain... chain of cards...."
I've been thinking of a way that we could all win something, and then it dawned on me: A Card Chain Challenge!
This is a pretty simple idea, and I thought we could try it out with a dozen people first and see how things went. If everyone was happy with the results, we could expand the the number of players the next time we tried it.
Here's a rough idea of how it would work.
Each person posts a link on Mr. Linky. We'll go with 12 people for this example:
The link would be to your online gallery (blog, website or photostream). Each person would send me an email with her snail mail address and the postage cost with any special postal rules in her country. I would then distribute them thus: Lisa would receive Anne's address; Anne would receive Barb's address, Barb would receive Cara's address; etc. Lisa would send Anne a card; Anne would send Barb a card; Barb would send Cara a card, etc.
Each chain would have a theme or design template or color scheme (or maybe all three)? (You could use a card you've already made for another challenge as long as it fit one of the three guidelines.) We would have a 48-72 hour period to sign up. Then we would have two weeks to make a card for our assigned person and snail mail it to her. (There would be a postmark deadline.) Once the person receives her card she would post it on her website or photostream with a note about its creator, and I'll post it here with a link to both the giver and the receiver's photostream/blog.
A caveat. If someone signed up and didn't keep her end of the bargain, she wouldn't be allowed to participate in the next two chains. If she bailed twice, she'd be out for good. And ALL participants would need to have a minimum of 20 cards posted on some online gallery or blog, etc to participate. If anyone got burned, she would receive a card from me.
If things go well and there's enough interest, we can open it up to more people.
What do you think? Any takers?
Deborah this sounds really interesting. Is this going to be open to everyone world wide? Or is it only going to be a USA thing?
Posted by: Paula | September 10, 2009 at 07:50 AM
This sounds like FUN, Deborah! I'd love to participate, but being a foreigner I'm also wondering if it would be open to everyone?
Posted by: Anette H | September 10, 2009 at 08:06 AM
World Wide! Global! Universal! (Thought I'll bet the postage for that would be enormous!)
Posted by: Deborah | September 10, 2009 at 08:19 AM
Love the idea Deborah. I'm keen - I love getting cards from all over the world, and I'm sure its not too expensive to send something from USA to New Zealand. I know its not too bad senting to your area as long as it is not too thick!!!! ( so not many embellies from me)
so count me in!
Posted by: Dawn T | September 10, 2009 at 04:05 PM
OK! sign me up. I think this is a fun idea. Judy
Posted by: Judy Jung | September 12, 2009 at 02:30 PM