Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card-Making Day!

That's what today is!  PaperCrafts Magazine "invented" this special day 3 years ago to encourage card makers to get a head start on the holidays and to spread the joy of homemade cards around!  Today I participated in 2 things, and first up is...

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #17!  Here is my card:


Used PTI's Leaf Prints.  When I was done stamping the leaves, I stamped Cornish Heritage Farms' Canvas Backgrounder over the top in wheat ink ( a good trick learned from Nichole Heady!).  Then added sentiment from WMS Peace and Plenty, soooo love that font!

I also went to a stamping event here in Rochester today...the 3rd Annual Flower City Gathering.  Laurie Patinode and company organized a fabulous morning and afternoon of stamping.  There were "shoebox" projects for much of the morning...you bring a card and all of the items to make it (in a shoebox, hee!)  and set it up at your table.  Then you move around the table to each station and do everyones' projects.  Here is the card that I brought to share:

Used PTI's A Wreath for All Seasons, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Mat Stack 3, gingham ribbon, and a mini jingle bell!  Everyone made beautiful cards at my table, and it was really fun to go around and use everyone else's "stuff"! 

Hope you found some time to get inky today!  There are some challenges posted today at Splitcoaststampers.  Splitcoaststampers is partnering with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for a month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.  Find them all here:

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Forum

15 comments:

Sue Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL!! The leaves are beautiful and the inked edges ....... well fantastic!!! Love the card you made for your shoebox and that ribbon is perfect with the woodgrain and how about that bell young lady ??

Emm said...

I love the colors on your leaf card, and I love everything about your wreath card! Great idea to use it with that die and the woodgrain impression plate!

Kara said...

sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon!! i love the idea of stamping the texture over the other images...great effect!!

Debgem said...

They are both fab! I think my, marginal, favourite is the Happy Thanksgiving card - the leaves are wonderful.

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards Kelly! love the colors on your fall WMS sketch card - they look super! and what a lovely design on your wreath card - sounds like a fun day of making cards!

Monique said...

Both cards are just beautiful Kelly!! I love the first one with all the pretty leaves :)

BethieJ said...

Both your cards are BEAUTIFUL Kelly! I really love the colors on the leaf card!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Lavender Rose said...

The colours on the leaf card are wonderful, very effective indeed and the Christmas card is great too, very stylish.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely job with the sketch, the leaves look great in your chosen colour scheme... and the overstamping is fab! Thanks for playing along with the Mishchief Makers this week!!

Rebecca said...

Great cards. I love the use of blue on the leaves!

Linda Beeson said...

Very nice! I love the colors you used for the leaves on the first card and I love those leaves too. The wreath looks so nice with that woodgrain embossing.

Amber said...

Very nice!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the fall colors & the leafs on the first! Pretty wreath on the second! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Sarah Martina said...

Lovely cards! Love the falling leaves! :) So glad you joined us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

Belinda said...

Wow, love the fall colors and leaves on the first! And You're doing awesome things with the wreath! :) Fab fab fab!