Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!!!!!

A day dedicated to a hobby that I love....Life is Good!

This is a multi-tasking blog post....if you are here for the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop, you should have popped over here from Wendy's blog:

Paper Therapy

***Skipping Stones Design/Susan G Komen Foundation Update***

Skipping Stones Design is soooo very close to their goal and has extended the $3 per stamp set donation until Sunday at Midnight!!!

There is also a fun referral contest going on at the SSD blog! GO check it out HERE!

I thought I'd highlight a couple of my favorite Skipping Stones Design sets but be sure to check out the STORE since there are a ton of different sets...seriously, something for everyone!!!!

Bras Volume #2

Funny Coffee Vol. #1

Here's a card I posted previously using the Funny Coffee Set:


The next stop for the Skipping Stones Design Blog hop is Kandi at

Krafty Kandi Krafts!

I also wanted to share a giftie that I made for a friend of mine...

All the images are by E.A.D Designs...I used the Fly away with me Stickerz and teamed it up with Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness...the hinged tins are so versatile!

Joyful Things...

Love that saying...tons of stitching on the cover panel...

This is an interior shot....on the left side of the tin I covered the inside of the lid with another panel of CC Togetherness....inside are 4 scrapling style cards...they just don't have a fold...



I love the whole hot air balloon trend...the Stickerz made them so easy to paper piece...

You knew that there had to be a banner somewhere:)

Although, it isn't pictured, I supplied 4 glassine pouches for the faux scraplings. The hb2u is Lawn Fawn's harold's ABC's...the beauty of the gift is she has 4 different cards and a 'treasure box'....

Great little giftie and something that I had a BALL making...


So what are your plans for today??!!!! I'll be crafting most of the weekend...woot woot!

♥♥Blog Candy Alert♥♥

Well, in honor of World Card Making Day, I've decided to sling out some blog candy...don't know what it is but it'll be good:) So leave me a comment...tell me what you love about making cards or perhaps what you love about blogging...easy smeasy:) I'll leave the commenting open for the blog candy until Sunday, October 3rd at 11:59 pm PDT {heck, I think of it as World Card Making WEEKEND!!!}.

**edited**

I've added a pic of my blog candy to my side bar...sorry...this post is ginormous and it pains me when blogger wonks out my posts when I add pics after the fact...grrrr...so let me explain the candy....my bloggie buddie Sherry started my collection for me....I get possessed when I try to find stuff and I've visited a couple M's stores to complete my set and this morning I hit the jackpot soooo....I bought 2 of everything...one for me and one for some lucky random commenter!!!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

65 comments:

paperpapier said...

i am actually inspired by the beautiful creations from other bloggers so much so that I am drawn to being addicted to it..

~* steph :) *~ said...

love your card, amy! great mix of patterned papers and colors. love your paper piecing of the cup. hehe, cute sentiment.
your little gift is adorable. love the little cards inside! too cute!
i love blogging because i meet so many wonderful talented people, like you, who inspire me to create. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
*hugs* steph :)

Els said...

Happy WCMD to you too!! Love your cardset, Amy!
I love this hobby of creating and blogging, because of the wonderful people I get to meet (and because of my paper addiction)
:)

Spardha said...

HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!.. :D
Loove all your projects!..
The best thing I love about making cards is that the simplest materials result into sumthing soo fab! :).. and bloggingis sharing the ideas and making new online crafty friends! ;)

Alice said...

lovely coffee card and WOW! love love love the altered tin! super project! happy world card making day!! =)

Karen B. said...

Love your tin and the whole tin idea. You transform them like no one else. Let's see, to answer your question...I really love blogging for the people. Truly. For instance, I love coming over here every day to see what you've created, to read your stories and that makes me feel like a friend even though I've never met you. And it makes me feel really really bad that I haven't sent out your birthday card yet. Seriously, so sorry. It's sitting on my desk, well, I found it-kind of buried. I'll get that out soon.

Tasha said...

Amy you are so creative! I love the tin the little cards are so cute! I love the tea card too - the colours and design are awesome
love tasha xx

Aimes said...

Happy WCMD, girlie!!!! You know that's still a cup of tea on that card to me, right?! LOL! Super sweet design and totally rocking the DP!
I love how this hobby brings so many people together - I'm so glad to have 'met' ya!
Hugs (though I know you don't 'do' them, just accept this one for WCMD, OK?! *wink*)
Aimes
x

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Happy WCMD! I love everything you posted today- beautiful stuff! I love making cards because of my friend's and family's reactions to receiving them. They are also really fun to put together!

wendyp said...

Fabulous card! I always love the mix of fun bright pattern papers you use on your cards!!! And that tin...ADORABLE!!!

Stamping and cardmaking fuels that creative need for me! The colors, the pattern, the designs...just makes me happy!!

Laurel said...

My gosh Amy you are so amazing! love your stuff today!

Jingle said...

Amy, your cards and extras are awesome!!!! I love making cards because I love playing with paper!!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I love them all especially the first one.
I have quite a few to post too if I ever get any good light here.
Blog Candy ~ I love BLOG CANDY.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are sooooooooooooooooo AMAZING Amy!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those cards!!!! And since you know that I am 'new' to this card making stuff...I will say that it is GETTING EASIER...lol...and I actually enjoy them!!! OMYGOSH!! Did I just admit that outloud??!!?? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. I like making cards because I hope they will brighten someone's day when they receive them.

Wendy said...

Lovely cards Amy!! Happy WCMD!!!!

Kay said...

Happy World Card Making Day, girlfriend!! There are many things I love about this hobby but one thing that is at the top of my list is the fact that I've developed wonderful, special, friendships like yours. Friendships that I treasure!!!

Your cards and gift tin are spectacular! Gracious, a lot of beautiful work went into these. You're amazing, Amy!! Have a fun day of creating!!! ♥♥ Kay

Randee E said...

What gorgeous projects!! Those little scrapplings and tin are just ADORABLE!! Love them all!

papertrails leaver said...

A whole day dedicated to what we love! What could be better? :-) I love this hobby because it enables me to meet new people and share my creations with all. I love that there are lots of creative resources avialable too when I feel like I can't come up with an idea too save my life.
Your tea card is way cute Amy! The altered tin is fabulous too!

Tamra said...

Amy..great card and tin with cards..such bright happy colors. I like papercrafting because when I am creating, I always feel happy. I really like the blog hopping concept as it gives me new inspiration every time I visit someone!

Dora said...

You are such a great person with many creative talents! Great work Amy!

Barb Turpin said...

Super job Amy - I've got lots of tins, thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

Anonymous said...

Love that little giftie Amy, what a fun idea! Happy WCMD! Oh, and I love getting in the "zone" when card making, and then seeing the look when someone gets that card. :)

Amy said...

WOW, these cards are all so fabulous and the whole set is just darling...and to answer your bloggy candy question, I LOVE making cards because people LOVE receiving them!! It an amazing feeling to put a smile on someones face with something you created :} Happy WCMD Amy!!

Anonymous said...

Adorable projects Amy!! WOW! I really love the papers you've used on each one!! I love to make cards because I enjoy knowing that I might have made someone smile that day! :) I hope you'll stop by to see my post as well!! TFS!! Happy WCMD!!

Glenda J said...

Fabulous creations! Love them all - great work. Love making other people smile with my home-made creations. Happy WCMD (I've got blog candy too... if you are interested!)!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Happy World Card making Day to you too Amy! This year it is extra super happy because it is also my birthday (I am hoping I get some birthday money so I can finally purchased Bras Volume 2!). You created some lovely cards for the celebration!

Unknown said...

Thank you, I can tell you have beenwoking hard those cards for your friend are soooo fab. Have a great WORLD card day.

Brenda said...

I love those fold-less cards, Amy. They'd be perfect for a tag on a gift or for tucking into a lunch box or brief case. Thanks so much for sharing and happy WCMD!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Love these projects....great mixing of the patterned papers!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous SSD coffee card and that gift set WOW!!! Girl, that is just plain amazing!
Happy WCMD!

(-: Heidi

Audrey Pettit said...

Love your projects! Gorgeous! That tin with the hot air balloon cards is amazing. Thanks for sharing and happy WCMD.

Carolyn King said...

LOVE your amazing cards---esp the balloons---fabulous!!!!!!!

Sammye Jo said...

SUPER cute projects!! Love the coffee set!!! Thanks for the chance at candy too!
I love blogging b/c of all the people you get to "know"- SO much fun!!!!
Have a fab day!

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Amy,So beautiful cards,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kimberly's Krafts said...

What an amazing set amy!! LOVE them all!!
Happy WCMD! :)

Jane said...

Happy WCMD!! LOVE them all!

Jennybean said...

Happy WCMD! I love making pretty cards to share with other people!

becca said...

fun stamps! fun cards! fun prize! have a wonderful card making day!

StampingRaeRae said...

Happy World Card Making Day to you Amy!!!!

I just love that cards can be created start to finish in a matter of minutes. And you can make each card to suit the style of the recipient. You can make it as personal as you want. I hope you have a great weekend!!

yyam said...

Oh such happy creations Amy! :)

I think what I enjoy most about craft blogging is finding inspiration in unexpected places and making friends in the process.

Shemaine Smith said...

These cards are so fabbie Sista!

Colleen { HappyLittleArt } said...

Love your cards!!

I like making cards because I think they make people happy when they recieve them! I like that!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Hi Amy, happy WCMD! Love your creations as always. They are fabulous!! xx

Yvonne Russell said...
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Yvonne Russell said...

Love your card and gift tin and the candy is fab. I'll be doing lots of cardmaking this weekend for sure.

I love cardmaking because it gives me a creative outlet. I also love the feeling of community and camaraderie in sharing a common interest, both online or getting together with friends to make cards and have a chat.

And then there's the giving and receiving of cards - also a joy.

Rose said...

love your card, but............that gift is the coolest thing ever!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza! Great stuff, Amy! I'm way behind and have missed your happy, happy cards!

Valerie said...

Happy WCMD Amy!
Busy on the blog today - what a cute balloon project and a sweet gift for your friend.
That is what I love about cardmaking - each on is a little crafty handmade gift you can give to the people you care about.
Have a great weekend!

Jan Garber said...

Your card is great, and your freind will love the project you made for her! Thanks for the ideas!

ivy said...

tins are so fun! love yours!

i still love all those colors and papers in that coffee card! yummo!

BTW, it irks me too when after you think you posted pics in the order you want it and you either end up forgetting one or accidently deleting one....definitely not worth re-doing the whole post. BUT, you know there is a way to "squeeze" in a pic or rearrange, right???? email me if you want to know =)

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

What a fun project and those scraplings are so cute and individual. As for blogger, check out this feature which the very smart Joni shared with me...it will make adding pictures a snap, you just put the cursor where you want the pic to be and then add it. Plus you can resize, etc.
>log on to your blog
>Sign In
>Customize
>Settings
scroll all the way down to Global Settings
>Select post editor
>click updated editor
>save

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

How totally adorable! I love this tin and what a fun idea!!!

Brandi said...

You totally rocked that hot air balloon tin!

Jess said...

Happy World Cardmaking Weekend Amy! Love what you did with the hot air balloon and togetherness. A perfect pair!

lauren bergold said...

arrrrrrrrgh!!! i've left two comments on two posts and blogger IS NOT posting them! (so SORRY if they all show up at once later!)

♥♥♥LOVING♥♥♥ this gorgeous giftie!!!!!!!!! totally awesome idea, and sooooooo very beautifully done!!!

Regan said...

yowza..lots of gorgeousness

gberry14 said...

Amy!

Happy World card making day! I am always inspired by your card and sketches used. I love the variety of papers and items. I love to make cards simply because it is so creative and you do not have to be an artist that draws or paints. I also love how sending a handmade card makes any day special. Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy!- Leesa Berry

Janice said...

I will have to try this sketch. WCMD was spent at a college football game......... yikes... in the rain!!!

Lynnda said...

your card is simply gorgeous... Amy...

I love this hobby because it gives me full satisfaction and I love blogging this hobby so I can meet gorgeous and kind people like you all over the world... thats AWESOME... xxx

Michelle said...

Happy WCMWeekend! I really like the idea of stretching it out. I L-O-V-E your hot air balloons. So fun and cute! I like making cards because it allows me to personalize cards for those I love and gives me a creative outlet at the same time. Fun for me to do AND it shows my love? Win-win!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Amazing projects Amy! LOVE your card and tin! Beautiful work as always! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

KarenB said...

Gorgeous work Amy. I love cardmaking because it's a creative way to use the scraps leftover from my scrapbooking layouts :)

Tejal said...

I love talking and crafting..blogging for me is way of talking about the things that I love..and making and sending cards..greatest happiness ever!!

Tina said...

Wowy! A.mazing.