02 October 2010

Happy World Card Making Day (pssst...there's blog candy!)

Happy World Card Making Day! (When I told him, my hubby said "Really? I guess there is a day for everything!") Be sure to make at least one card today! I'm busy with a bunch of other things today (will try to make one card at least) so had my friends Joanna and Liz over last night and we had dinner and made cards. Just celebrated a bit early! Got a few cards made and had lots of laughs, thanks ladies! Be sure to keep reading this whole post to find out about some blog candy you can win!

This first card is for Betsy Veldman's Card Creations Inspiration Challenge (I picked Julie Cameron's card on page 126 and turned it into a Christmas card), the Moxie Fab Word Jolly Holly Challenge and for the Moxie Fab World Offset Scallops Challenge. Thanks to Betsy and Cath for great challenges!

This is for the Embellish Magazine Stamped Background Colour Challenge. I went for a subtle VersaMark background using the A Muse Clear Frames Set. One thing that the picture doesn't show is the shimmer on the white shimmer couture paper. It looks amazing with the dry embossing!

Teri Anderson also put out a challenge on Facebook to use orange or yellow on a thank you card. Splitcoast Stampers has Hope You Can Cling To Challenges for Breast Cancer Month and this one fits for Lori's 'Bring in the Brown' Challenge. I love the patterned paper on this next card, even though it has pink (not my favourite colour) on it. This is also based on Teri's sketch on page 9 of Go-To Sketches Magazine.

ETA - I actually got time to make a card today! It's for SCS Inspiration Challenge 252 (I was inspired by the pattern on this wallpaper) and Rae Barthel's WCMD sketch. Now I have to clean up and get busy with my other non-card making stuff!

Now....in celebration of World Card Making Day....if you comment on this post, you can win some A Muse blog candy from me! You have until tomorrow (October 3rd) at midnight Pacific time to comment!

Have a great day! Check out the WCMD Blog Hop courtesy of Paper Crafts Magazine! If you are looking for some inspiration, check out my challenge from Monday, this month's A Muse Lounge Challenge, and this week's Color Dare!

Thanks for dropping by!

Card details:
Merry, Merry, Merry- 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: A Muse Elegant Winter Clear Set and Lots of Flakes Bl, PTI Communique Curves (designed by my good friend Alli Miles)
Paper: A Muse Natural White and Espresso Shimmer Couture, Bo Bunny (red), SU! Wild Wasabi and Kraft
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa
Accessories: A Muse Ivory pretty pearls, paper piercer, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Cuttlebug, SU! Scallop edge punch

Thanks script - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: A Muse Clear Frames Set and thanks script
Paper: A Muse White Shimmer Couture, Papaya, and White, SU! Basic Black and Basic Grey
Ink: A Muse black dye ink, VersaMark
Accessories: A Muse white and black sheer ribbon, EK Success corner rounder punch, D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Basic Grey buttons

Big Thanks - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: A Muse Big Thanks
Paper: A Muse Natural White, Crate Paper (patterned paper), SU! Chocolate Chip
Ink: SU! Tangerine Tango
Accessories: A Muse French Roast sheer ribbon, A Muse chocolate chip pretty pearls, Basic Grey button, EK Success corner rounder punch, 7gyspies Avignon tissue tape

Thank you for everything - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: A Muse Thank you for everything
Paper: A Muse White and Swiss Red, Basic Grey Wander
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, SU! NIght of Navy
Accessories: Making Memories button stickers, SU! natural hemp twine, brads, sponge, Scallop blade for Marvy Trimming buddy, SU! mini library clip


  1. I had a great time last night Glenda. Thanks for hosting our celebration - and for my 15 minutes thanks to your blog! I've got to make another card today to make it official.

  2. Sounds like so much fun! Your cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining the Embellish background stamping color challenge.

  3. Oh wow Glenda!! I love your cards!! Looks like you're having fun too!! :) I hope you will stop by my blog for something fun as well!! TFS! Happy WCMD!! HUGS

  4. Happy WCMD!!! Your card night looks like so much fun....candy and cocktails~~~what could be better. The cards are to die for!!

  5. Oh, I wish i lived closer so I could join in! :) Fab cards! Love the colors of the first one, the embossing on the second and the pp on the last one!

  6. I love a day dedicated to making cards, wish that I could participate too...have a fun day!

  7. woot woot!!! Such fabbie cards...happy wcmd!!!

  8. Great cards! Thanks for sharing and happy WCMD.

  9. Lots of lovely cards! Happy WCMD!

  10. FABULOUS cards Glenda!!! I love what you did with my sketch, thank you VERY much for playing along!! Happy WCMD to you!!!!

  11. My husband just rolled his eyes when I told him! HA!..Happy WCMD to you! Great job with Betsy's challenge! Love all your cards!

  12. what a terrific bunch of cards. I like the stacked punched borders on the holiday card. I also like how you used the patterned paper on the 4th card. I have some of that and, although I really like it, I've had a hard time trying to use it.

  13. FANTASTIC cards!! Looked like you had a fun and productive time with your friends :) Happy WCMD! Thanks for a chance to win too!

  14. WOW! What an GREAT set of cards! I have to say my FAV is that amazing thank you card for SCS inspiration challenge!!

  15. Hey Glenda - in celebration of the day I tried my first challenge - yours to use two different ribbons in a card. Here's the link to my card http://photoshare.shaw.ca/view/3305074973-1286064785-28437/

  16. Making cards with friends is lots of fun... a great way to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. Love these cards.

  17. I missed lots of today because we were out of town, now trying to catch up!

  18. Okay- Don't enter me for the giveaway, but wanted to say LOVELY cards I love the grey one and the last one and actually ALL of them :) I have been loving keeping up with all your blog posts. Maybe one of these days I'll get to one of your challenges!!

  19. Sounds like you all had fun... your cards are great!

  20. Looks like you had a great time, and got lots of wonderful cards made!! Great job with all of the challenges!! ♥♥♥

  21. Glenda! I am so stinkin' glad you played along! You do great cards.
    Thanks for joining the fun! :)


  22. Hey Glenda! Thanks for entering the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

  23. Hi Glenda! Thanks so much for playing along with my Card Creations challenge! I love the card you created! Your take on the original is fabulous! Thanks again for playing along!

    Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
    Betsy Veldman

  24. Hey Glenda! Thanks for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Jolly Holiday Greetings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)


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