- - - WCMD WINNER - - -

    Congratulations to Amy Jones (8546)! She is the winner of my World Card Making Day giveaway. Amy has won some Fiskars Simple Stick stamps and a few other goodies to help fill up the package.
     Here's Amy's best card making tip: " . . . don't be afraid to mix and match colors. Some colors really do go great with each other more than you thought. The simplest card can be just as pretty too."
     Thanks to everyone who entered and left tips. There were so many great ones.
     Amy, I will send you a private email to get your mailing info.



Jack o'lantern Full of Hearts
     I made this Halloween card using a couple of Fiskars' heart punches. But first, I cut a pumpkin shape out of orange and white polka dot paper and shaded in the segment lines with a brown colored pencil. I used Fiskars' medium That's Amore heart punch for the eyes, mouth, bow and even the bat-wing eyebrows. I punched only the very edge of the heart to get this affect. The bow is two hearts glued together at the points. I used Fiskars' 1/4" heart punch for pupils and teeth. The pretty background paper comes from DCWV's Heirloom Stack.
     This card is going to one the Fiskateers challenges going on today. You can play too! Check it out here: www.fiskateers.com

Card for a Cause - In Memory of Grandma

Miss You Grandma
     Using my computer, I first printed the sentiment on a sheet of white cardstock. I used Edwardian Script ITC at 48 pts in pink. With the same white as the card, I punched the lattice chain with EK  Success' large edge punch then trimmed the edge to a point. I punched a Martha Stewart butterfly also in white. I used clear gems on the butterfly, coloring them to matching pink with a Copic marker - Tender Pink RV13.
     This one is for you, Grandma! I miss you and am so proud of your courageous fight. I'll see you in Heaven.
    I am entering this card in several challenges -
          CAS-ual Fridays CFC73 For the Girls http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2012/10/cfc73.html
          Paper Smooches Card with Pink Challenge http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-fun-begins.html
          Fiskateers Card for a Cause http://www.fiskateers.com/message-board/topic/321878/
     Thanks for stopping by!

* * * Warm Winter Wishes * * *

One-layer card challenge.
     Here's my first card of the day. I'm entering this card at www.papersmooches.blogspot.com. One of their challenges for World Card Making Day is making a one layer card. So hard for me because I love adding layers, but I came up with this blue and white card. I heat-embossed the snowflakes and sentiment using Fiskars Winter Wishes collection. The cyan pigment is from ColorBox. I used clear embossing powder from Ranger. The blue stripes are 1/4" strips of blue paper.


   Good morning,
    I'm here and ready to start making cards! Thanks so much for stopping by. This is going to be a fun day!  Good luck to all who enter my giveaway. I have a really fun prize that I will tell you about later today. Make sure to sign up as a follower and leave your best card making tip in the comments for your chance to win. Current followers only need to leave a comment. I'll be back shortly with a card to show you.
     Happy crafting!