Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's a cardapolooza!

Happy World Card Making Day!! If you forgot about it, it is still early. If you had no idea there was a World Card Making Day, well, I will forgive you this once, but will be checking on you next year. I have been busy, busy making Halloween cards for my local nieces and nephews and one very special friend. (Pam, I bet you thought I was going to slip up and post your card here...I guess I am smarter than you think.) It is nice to get out all of ONE type of supply and just get to work. Really narrows down the searching for that perfect "whatever" when I already have all of my Halloween supplies out.

Apparently Blogger is playing a Holloween trick on me by flipping my first card on it's side. Sorry about that, but it won't let me change it.

And now, onto the fun! Unity ( has a great competition going on for the next two weeks in honor of World Cardmaking Day! Now, I only own one Unity stamp (not because I am not coveting many of them, but my scrapbook budget has been scarce lately), so I am not eligable to win, but I will be playing along to see how many challenges I can finish. So hop along with me for the next two weeks (or less, if I am snappy) and see how many YOU can finish. Even if you have to use other stamps, it will be fun and I would LOVE to see what you make!

Here is my very first card for the day based on the challenge here: based on paper piecing. I used a Hero Arts background stamp, made my own cloud background paper and the stamps from TPC's Woodland Whimsy Set.

Card #1:
Here is my second card. Check out the site for the challenge on using shaker boxes. Warning: I STINK at shaker boxes. Really. The shaker part never works out the way I want it to. I glanced in my punch drawer as I was getting a card base for this and spied my I-Top punches. I always thought they looked like a sun, so that got me started on my card. I put glitter inside, but it seems to be sticking a bit. Oh, well. My sun looks shimmery, right? LOL The stamps are from Dear Lizzy and Dryer by American Crafts.

Card #2:

My third card is super easy. I love this Basic Grey paper, so I wanted the rest of the card to be simple. The colors reminded me of Christmas, so that is what I went with. :) Here is the link to the challenge: By the way, if you haven't gotten any of the Tiny Type letters by Cosmo Cricket, then you are missing out. I only have 2 packs, but they are very inexpensive and you get a lot of letter. Love them! Now I need all of the colors!
Card #3