Welcome to the “Red, White, and Blue” Challenge!

Ok ladies, it’s time to link up your projects for this week’s challenge…. “Red, White, and Blue”. We are excited to see what you have in store for us this time around! Here’s a refresher of the rules.


  1. All entries for this challenge need to incorporate the challenge’s theme.We are not simply a linky party. We have a specific theme for each week.  All submissions are competing to be the judge’s top pick.  If your project does not incorporate the theme it will be removed.
  2. When you enter the challenge, please enter the link to the specific post on your blog that relates to the project — not to your general blog. This will help when a year from now, for example, someone who visits the site can find your project directly.   
  3. The CSI Project button must be in your blog post. HERE are the buttons.  This makes it easy for other people to come over and join in the challenge if they like – and for us to know that we have the correct entry in the challenge when we’re judging. And if you use an older post, please update it so it’s current. If you don’t want to update it, please add the button to that post and to the sidebar for the week of the contest. Thanks!
  4. The project you submit must be your own project and something you have made. (It can be inspired by something someone else has done, but it must be your creation.)
  5. We ask that you are a CSI follower or subscriber to win the prizes. The more followers the site has — the more giveaways we are able to host.  
  6. If you enter a project into our challenge, we ask that you please leave comments on at least 5 other entries in the contest. Not only is it nice to do, but it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
  7. By entering, you give us permission to spotlight your projects – we will give you credit  and link back to your blog.

You are welcome to enter as many projects as you like!

{as long as each project has an element of the theme in it}


Our judge, Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy, will go through each project and find her personal #1 favorite, plus her top 10.

Jen, Beckie, and Amanda will also choose their favorite projects and award those people with a special button to display on their blogs.

One entry will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift certificate from the Pleated Poppy using Random.org. We will announce the winners of the challenge and giveaway on Friday.

It’s time to link up! The challenge will be open until Thursday at noon (EST).   Be sure and stop by Thursday for the introduction of next week’s theme and some inspiration to get you started.




  1. Thanks so much for hosting, girls! 🙂 We have a playdate this morning (yes, for my sanity!), but I’ll be back to visit this afternoon. 🙂

  2. Yay! I have come to look so forward to these challenges! They keep me motivated to create!

  3. Just found your blog and I am happy to be your newest follower. I linked up my patriOTTic cupcakes to your party and posted your badge in my sidebar. Thanks for hosting!!!

  4. I love this challenge! It’s so fun to see everyone be so proud of our great nation! 🙂

    Erin 🙂

  5. WOW I’m just blown away by all the creativity out there!!….I just love the linky parties with the thumbnails……look at all that Red White and Blue!!

    Thanks for hosting!!


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