Saturday, October 05, 2013


Hello there!!!

Happy OCTOBER and Happy World Card Making Day, too, to all my crafty friends!!! If there's anything the craft world knows how to do, it's do a celebration up right! And today, my friends, is going to be one heck of a party!!

Both magazines and manufacturers alike will be hosting giveaways and challenges all day long so you definitely don't want to miss it! And because I can't stand not being in on all the fun, I just might be hosting a little giveaway of my own right here on my blog! (Stay tuned! ;))

As I mentioned there will be oodles of blog parties today that you can participate in. I made a few cards and got to be a part of a couple of those so I wanted to give them special shout out here.

First up is the fantastic celebration over at the SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY blog! Be sure to join them each hour until 9:00 p.m. tonight. (My hour is at 10:00 am!) It starts bright and early at 9 am and then they have 13 more posts to inspire you and 22 fabulous sponsors sharing in this great day (and by sharing you know they mean a lot of prizes!) They also have sketches, tips, tricks and techniques you won't want to miss from their team with a special surprise announcement, too!

And truly...what's a better card for a celebration than a BIRTHDAY CARD?!!

Supplies: BasicGrey RSVP PP, candy dots, diecuts, chipboard; Doodlebug button; American Crafts twine and adhesive; Xyron adhesive; Ranger sticklers; Sizzix dies; Colorbox inks; Montana Misfits seam binding; thin chipboard.

I created this fun card off of a sketch from PageMaps 3 - one of the sketches I originally worked with for that issue - because I just love it so. It's SO versatile and the cards never turn out looking the same. I also wanted to share one of my favorite trickes for making cards that are layered without being TOO thick - I used thin chipboard rather than foam adhesive. It gives the same look with much less bulk! Here I simply cut the large scalloped square in my diecut machine using both materials at the same time! It works like magic!

Up a bit later today (I close out their celebration at 4:00 pm) is the party over at the BASICGREY blog. They too are going to be posting challenges, offering prizes and sharing some AMAZING cards by our talented team. This is the one that I created - a little Halloween fun just in time for the season!! It using the gorgeous new Persimmon line that I am over the moon crazy for!
Supplies: BasicGrey PP, element stickers, alphastickers, diecuts, chipboard; Fiskars punches; Xyron adhesive; DMC floss.

And finally one more for the heck of it - a fun card using American Craft's Cut and Paste line by Amy Tangerine! Seriously I adore those colors!!

Okay, so as promised if you stuck with me this long, I TOO am going to have a little giveaway. I have a 6x6 pad of American Craft's exclusive Halloween paper as well as a few coordinating embellishments to go along with it if you like me to one of the cards YOU made for today! Just leave the link in my comments section! I can't wait to see what you create!!

Have a wonderfully crafty and card-making day!