Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!! Blog Candy! (& Embossed Silhouette Stamping)



Woooooohoooooo!?! A day just for us! How nifty is that? This is the first time I've ever celebrated World Cardmaking Day & I feel insanely happy to be celebrating it with YOU! I'm thankful that I have SO much to celebrate, because now I'm a full-time designer for Paper Garden Projects (GLEE!!!) (I'm way too blessed for one person. It's very humbling.)

Before today's technique...first things first, I gotta mark the day by giving away a lil' bit of pretty:

Blog candy from:


I flip my lid for this Victorian Flowers Single stamp (that I used on that card up there & bought from Paper Garden Projects), so I wanted to share the joy and give away one of these flower stamps and Cathy has also kindly added a $10.00 gift certificate that you can spend with an order over $35.00. Kewl huh? You can check out a gorgeous card that Cathy made with this stamp here.


Blog candy from:
Little Paper Shop

And since I'm living my capital D! Dream, I'd also wanted to celebrate by givin' away this brandnewly* released set which is so aptly titled {A Dream}... It is a dreamy sentiment set from Little Paper Shop. (Julia has generously donated it to give to ya!) You can browse the LPS gallery for {A Dream} here.


So, I'll random-draw for 3 winners at the end of World Cardmaking week:

2 loverly people who live in North America (one to win a Victorian Flowers Single & one to win {A Dream})
&
1 loverly person who lives anywhere else in the World to win the card above & a little sumthin' sumthin'


To enter just kindly leave your name & email/blog here & please tell me a little about how you got started making cards (& please spread the word.) :O)


Thanks for being YOU, You fabulous people You!
You make the Dream dreamy! XXOO



*Brandnewly: it's a word really it is! ;O)

P.S. You can probably tell that I've switched back to full(ish)-time posting (I'm sure I'll hafta skip a random day here or there still) but all my "blahblahblah" about blog scheduling was for naught: I can't resist spending time with you!

P.P.S. Click the pic if you want to go to the tutorials for these cards:

89 comments:

Marie said...

My name is Marie. I just started making cards this February by having a friend challenge me to make a homemade card. I started with dollar stamps, and now I have a craft room full of stuff! Plus, I am a Design Team member for FireCracker Designs.

My blog: www.alohanmabuhay.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, My name is Lynn and I have just recently started cardmaking last August. I went to a Cricut swarm with my daughter, and really got started then. I enjoy it immensely! Mel, your blog is wonderful and full of some many ideas and techniques. I appreciate your talent!. My e-mail is bearmanly@msn.com.
Thank you! Happy World Cardmaking Day!.

Pearl said...

Hi Mel from Sunny Singapore !

Wow ! Wow ! wow ! I love your blog & have been stalking off & on ! Congrats on living your Dream !!! woo hoo !

I have been making cards since 2000 starting off with punchart & a stamp collection which I barely use ! duh ! I am now cardmaking scrapper ! truly cardmaking is & has been my first love in papercrafting !

thanks much for conducting this blog candy !!!

Mary said...

Happy WCMD to you! I love your site - not just great artwork but also fab directions! I started making cards when a friend became a SU consultant and that was about 10 years ago! I have been with CTMH now for 8 years but I love products from everywhere! I have you on my fave blogs and would love to have you stop by and see my spot on the web:

http://mbryt1.blogspot.com

Have a great day!

Suzanne C said...

A good friend of mine started me down this addiction about a year ago... Now I am stamping, blogging... you know the story. :) I am in Illinois experiencing a beautiful fall. Here is the link to my blog: http://www.suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com/ I love your tutorials and information you are always providing.

SparkofWhimsy said...

Hi!

I'm not trying for the candy, but I wanted to say your card is exquisite. The stamp is very pretty on your card.

You can still stop by my site if you want to at http://whimsicalinterludes.blogspot.com/ /

Tiffany Johnson (aka Tiffguam) said...

You are too funny! I have noticed your bounce back from part-time posting ;)

I started making cards because isn't that what lazy scrappers do??? LOL! I love how I never have to make a Hallmark purchase!

Nancy S said...

I don't know how you do it--so many great ideas and so much posting! I have been rubber stamping for 6 or 7 years, but lately have hit a bit of crafters block. So finding your blog is great for me! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. summ1 at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel! The weather in SW Ontario is definitely fall like. I have been making cards for many, many years and have recruited several others who have caught this crafting bug. Keep up your great work! Krista

Lorri said...

Hello,
I'm Lorri from Australia. I began cardmaking many years ago - stopped for a long time, and then began again about 5 years ago. I love all sorts of paper-arts, just call me addicted!
I love your choice of "brandnewly" teehee.
Thanks for the chance to win something :)

Lydia said...

oh - these cards are all so beautiful!!!!

I think I started making cards when I was 12 or 13 - I found this turquoise embossing powder at a craft store where my mom took me to buy needlepoint stuff (which I loved!) and I went home and embossed for hours over our gas burners and I was in love!!

My blog: www.understandblue.blogspot.com

Lydia

Danni said...

I got started in cardmaking three years ago when I had my first stamping party. I signed up that night to sell TAC and the rest is history, so to speak. I love stamping and creating cards and love giving them away to make people smile!
my blog: http://dannisdreamscrafts.blogspot.com

Doris said...

Hi, I love this blog! I'm from Poland, here it's hard to get any supplies for cardmaking, but stamps are VERY rare, most of my stamps I bought in U.S. but it's pretty expensive for me, I love cardmaking for my friends and family, it's my passion and way of relaxing:)I've started about year ago when I decide to make Chrismtas cards for my family and friends:)


my blog :http://kreatywneinspiracje.blogspot.com/

my email: doris86@gmail.com

greetings from Poland

Deb Neerman said...

Yay, Mel-a-Licious is baaacccckkk!!!

Wooohooo! Congrats on the full-time design gig; they're sooooooooo lucky to have you on their team.

Soooo, since you know practically airy-ding there is to know about me already .... blah, blah, blah. Oh. I made my first card when I was 7 ... maybe 9 ... long-time ago.

~Happy 4 U 'ugs!

Eve said...

I started making cards when I could not afford to buy one at the store for 4.99! I like to use my scraps of scrapbooking paper for my cards!
Kindly,
~Eve

Lorraine said...

The progression of my addiction came by way of photography. First came the photos that I love, then came the scrapbooking, then to the obvious symptom of cardmaking. Love it all and could easily quit my job to make cards all day long!!! LOL! Great blog candy! Thanks!

Bunny B said...

I'm an international reader and I recently got started with cardmaking earlier this year when I stumbled upon some crafty blogs and got inspired with their lovely cards. I did use to make cards when I was younger but the passion died there as there wasn't as many blogs on such lovely cards back then like there is now :)) Thanks for the chance!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Rockzann said...

Making card?? Well, I have always made homemade cards for as long as I can remember. But with stamps? About 7 years ago, when I was introduced to rubber stamping and fell in love! Now I am a 5 year consultant with CTMH and I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel, My name is Peggy. I got started stamping a few years back. My sister and I while on vacation passed a stamp store. We went in to see what it was all about. I bought a couple of sets and my couple of sets has grown to a room full.

Jenn said...

Love the stamp and the card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well... Happy Cardmaking Day to you!! I've been on my computer all morning surfing away .. now it's time to get creating! I'm waiting for my Scor-Pal to show up, which was mailed yesterday.
I also wanted to let you knwo that Curry's Art Supply store has Copics for $3.49 (Cdn!!!) and if your order is over $25, there is free shipping until October 31. How sweet is that?
How did I get started? Well my DD wanted to scrapbook and I wasn't going to because I already do enough crafty things but alas..I succumbed to the power of the paper and 3 years later...I'm addicted!
I have to say, I loved your halloween series, truly great!!
I can't wait to see what Christmas ideas you bring! You go girl.
Happy Cardmaking Day to you!!
Beth Greco

Maria said...

Whoohoo, Mel!! Wow a blog candy! Yay! Thank you for sharing this with us! First of all, as always love your card. You've been busy. . .lots of cool stuff to see on your site!

As for my start. . .a little over 4 years ago, I had walked into a gift shop that was selling handmade cards and I asked the owner how they were made and she told me they were "rubber stamped". I thought. . how cool!

I mentioned to my husband that I would love to start a new hobby. . .maybe rubber stamping. At that time, I was doing sketches and painting and a bit of sewing among other hobbies (I've had MANY)! He gets "scared" when he hears that I want to start a hobby because I get excited, buy a lot of stuff, then become disinterested.

On Mother's Day 2004, my husband surprised me with a few sets of rubber stamp that he bought at the gift shop! Since then, he has been my #1 supporter (in spirit and FINANCIALLY! LOL!)

That's my story! Sorry so long.

Hope you have a fabulous day!!

Tonniece said...

Hi Mel

Love all the cards, they are all awesome.
Congrats on being a Full Time Designer.

I started card making a little over a yr. ago after a friend was always giving us homemade gifts. I thought they were awesome, and thought I'd like to give it a try, and I am still trying.

Happy WCMD

HaleyD said...

I became a scrapper about 10 years ago when my DD#1 was born, and that quickly led to using my scraps to make cards! Love your cards!
inkyscrapper.blogspot.com

Diane Davies said...

Candy - Yum, Yum!! I've only been making cards for about a year. I have been scrapping for many years. Never thought I'd get into stamps or cards but I LOVE both now!

StampinCathy said...

Happy WCMD! Wow just love your card and look forward to you updates. I started make cards just with software computer and that turned into dry embossing and stamping and on and on. Now I'm obsessed with it all. I love putting a smile on someones face. It is so worth all the money and time you put into it. I would say I've been making cards for 11 years now and still enjoying like I just started. Except when my MOJO is hiding. Thanks for a chance.

A Stroke Above said...

Hey, I just found your site. I am Linda Crowder. My email is attached. I really really love that card and how sweet to offer such a great tutorial and tips for the stamp's use. now, I just pray I can win it! If not, I'll have to save my milk money. At the rate I am saving milk money these days, I won't have any milk for the rest of my life! lol Thanks for a great site!

Leslie said...

Hi, My name is Leslie. I live in Maryland. I have been scrapbooking for several years but just this year started making cards. I love it. It's so creative and quick and brings a smile to faces I love.

Yelowflower said...

I started making cards a few years ago because I went to a craft show in Gainesville, FL and saw some made with stencils and pastels, they were great, a LOT of work. The following year I bought a little kit to make 4 cards and my DH and I made them for Christmas, and I had so much fun that he bought me stuff to do it again, and away I went. I love making them, but am no where near as elaborate as most of the ones I see on line...all my Christmas cards are made as well as all the special occasion cards at work lol

my blog is
http://yelowflowersgarden.blogspot.com/

Shirley said...

Your colors and design are just perfect. I love the choice of velvet ribbon and the bling too! I/O stamps are some of my favorite, especially the Leigh Hannan stamps, like this one.

A Stroke Above said...

I forgot to add this to my previous post, and I don't know how to do a correction. I don't remember how I began stamping, but I had been making cards in watercolor at a time that I worked the Crafts dept. at Wal-Mart. I believe I found the rubberstamps during stocking and loved the idea of making the cards easier by not having to draw everything. Then, the boom hit and magazines came out about how to do stamping and I was hooked. I guess I am a pioneer, even tho my friends call me a dinosaur. lol Thanks for the correction. Linda Crowder I won't put my email address on this one since my other post is actually my entry one. Sorry.

sandyh said...

happy wcmd!
i started stamping about 15 years ago...introduced by a friend. now i'm a paper fiend!
thanks for the chance at some great blog candy! lovely card!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

My name is Peggy. I have been making cards for so many years that I don't remember how it really started. I think I was about 6. I remember going into the back supply room of my father's office. There were stacks and stacks of padded paper in various pastel shades. I fell in love. I asked for a few pads and took them home.

I only had crayons, scissors, and glue in my tiny art arsenal, but I started drawing and cutting out hearts and flowers and gluing them to the paper.

My mom said I would sit for hours making my cards, then go leave them on all the neighbor's doorsteps.

Brenda said...

Hi Mel, I stamped some years and years ago while I was a SAHM, when I went back in to the work force I gave it up. Until about a year and a half ago I was invited to a Stampin' Up party and I was hooked, this time in a BIG way. I so enjoy it and think of it as my therapy. I love all your work and check it out everyday. Thank you for all the wonderful tutorials. Have a Great WCMD!!!!

Stampin_Melissa said...

Happy WCMD! I started (technically) when my DH deployed to Bosnia in 2000 and I bought a Hallmark computer program. A couple of weeks later I was invited to a scrapbook workshop teaching how to use rubber stamps in your scrapbooking. That was the beginning of the end! LOL! I became a demonstrator for a stamping company nine months later and haven't used a store bought card since!

paradise45 said...

Happy WCMD to you too!

A few years ago a friend took me to a Stampin Up party and I was immediately hooked. She no longer stamps, but I sure do. I have a craft room full of stamping supplies and always on the lookout for more.

I so enjoy your blog with all your ideas and techniques.The Single Victorian Flower and the A Dream sets are really awesome.

Thanks you for another chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Linda in SK said...

I LOVE your work, i love popping in and see what amazing work you have created.
Thanks for letting me have the opportunity to win something as well.

Elena said...

Hello! My name is Elena! I started card making about 2 years ago. First I was doing cross stitched cards. One day I saw a stamped card, and fall in love in stamping. I like to try something new. I think that handmade cards are so unique and very thougtful!
Mel, congratulations to your new position! And Happy Card Making Day! I am learning a lot from you and your experience!

wustaz said...

I started making cards a few years ago and I love the journey it has taken me down.

retiredheather said...

Hi. Heather here. I started making cards last year when I was injured and forced to retire...now I love retirement. I have a room just for me and my wonderful toys of craft. I even started a blog in Aug. enchantedstamping.blogspot.com.
thanks
Heather Fullerton
hfullerton@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I started off by making Christmas cards for my family and then I just got hooked making all sorts of cards. I love it when I have the time to do it!

My name is Sandra and my e-mail is sterlicher@cw.bc.ca

Shannon Niziolek said...

Hi! Hmm, how did I get started making cards...I remember simply looking for a stamp or something to create a simple little thank you type of card. Then saw the lss had a class, took the class and was an instant addict!! =)

Thanks!
-Shannon Niziolek
sniziolek@verizon.net

Chelle said...

I'm Michelle. I first started making cards/papercrafting before I got married. I made the invitations & later Thank You cards, and the odd Christmas card. I lost interest in it until this past winter, and have been going full force since.

My blog is here - Tales from the Craft Cave

Annabelle said...

My name is annabelle. I started with scrapbooking, but then earlier this year I wanted to make my daugther's first birhday inviation and by srfing the web for a cupcake template I found a whole new world of blogs of people who does a lovely job in cards and that is how I fell in love with cardmaking. my email is: annabellegonzalezmejia@gmail.com I don't live in the states but I do have an address there for when I order in the US.

Kim Etherington said...

My name is Kim and I live in a shoe. ;) I made my Wedding cards over 8 yrs ago, but that was it until about 5 yrs ago. Man, would they look different if I were to do them today. It is my outlet, going to my dungeon to distress from a day or week with the twins. It also keeps me from eating. hee hee. You are a great friend and inspiration. We are so lucky to have you blogging!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! My name is Janet and live in Ontario Canada. I started making cards at my LSS and haven't looked back.
I think your work is amazing!!!
My email: janetzeppa@yahoo.com

KayellWY said...

I LUV your card and that beautiful stamp!! They're both just gorgeous! I live in Northern WY, but not too long ago, I lived in Billings, MT. While there, I got started making cards through my desire to create a BD card for a grandson. It feature a picture of him and lots of stickers and glitter glue. :) Later, I was able to take classes at the LSS from no other than Julie Koerber (http://outtoimpress.blogspot.com/) and other wonderful teachers. When I moved to Wyoming, I started teaching at the LSS and continue to teach to this day. Card making is my creative outlet for sure!

Karen L.
karen_l@bresnan.net

Nicole said...

My name is Nicole and I got started making cards one Christmas at a SU get together. I fell in love with the Frosty stamp set and it is still one of my favorite sets.

Nicole@floridabeckers.us

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel! My name is Cheryl and the first thing I ever stamped was my daughters playroom walls. That was SO much fun, I had to find out what else I could stamp. I've been happily stamping for 12 years now.
I love your blog and your work is inspirational!
My email is SassiMI@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Mel, all your cards have such unique ideas or techniques. I started making cards when I was a kid, for my Mom and Dad.

Karinn said...

I love the flowers you made for the cards, just unbelievably gorgeous!

I started making cards when I moved away for college many years ago. It was fun to send homemade cards to family and friends back home. I still do it now that I have moved 2000 miles further away! I love it and I love getting inspiration from your blog for new techniques. You always tell us step-by-step just what to do to make your beautiful creations, and include pictures too! Thanks!!
Karinn

Jennifer said...

I'm Jennifer. I started making cards last fall b/c one of my friends showed me her Cricut machine. The budget went downhill fast from there. ;)

Kate Mc said...

Hi Mel, Well, I have been crafting ever since I could pick up a felt pen to scibble on my bedroom walls!!!! However my latest (longterm addiction) is definitely stamping. I also have to thank you for getting me into SU (not that hubbie would necessarily agree!!!). You put me in contact with Moira here in France who has now become a friend and my demo when I was new here and needed some friends. So thank you for that. My email: katemclatchy@hotmail.com

Trinity's Designs and Photography said...

Hello Mel, My name is Pamela and I have been following your blog for a while now. I have been card making for years, I realy dont know how I started. It's just something that is natural for me. I have only just recently started my own blog so there's not much on it yet but I have linked your up. I hope thats ok... :)

Lyn S said...

Hi Mel, I'm Lyn from Australia. I've been making cards for around 4yrs now. I'd just started scrapbooking and was attending a craft show........that's where I saw someone stamping and embossing for the first time......it just looked like magic to me! Needless to say my photos are still waiting to be scrapbooked and my craft room is overflowing with stamping stuff!

My blog is http://artyaspirations.blogspot.com/

StampMom said...

Hi Mel, I'm Margaret aka StampMom. I went to some SU! workshops and enjoyed them. As a SAHM, I was looking for a job that would give me some spending money while allowing flexibility to be with my young sons. Voila! Stamping. I started doing workshops in the area with mentally-challenged adults and elderly daycare centers and it was SO gratifying. Now I've gone back to a full-time "real" job so I've had to scale back... I miss those guys.

Nicole said...

My name is Nicole I had always been a scrapbooker and a collector of stamps (for about 11 years). But I really got into cardmaking about a year and a half ago when I discovered a wonderful group at Cafe mom; The card making mama's!! Since then I have truly become addicted to all the fabulous stuff out there!!
Nbarker@ptd.net

sandyh50 said...

Hi Mel! I have you on my Google Reader so I can see when you post!! My name is SAndy and I started making cards 2 years ago. I went to a card making class once a month and that really helped me learn what to do with the ink and paper and stamps! I used to just sit there and wonder!!!I do not have a blog so here is my email.
sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

I'm Jessica, and I started making cards about two years ago. I started scrapbooking before that, but then discovered cards, and haven't looked back!

ps. I've added a shout out to your blog candy on my blog :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Mel,
I am Jennifer and I have been stamping for over 18 years. I have a group of friends that gets together once a month to stamp. We have a great time and tell everyone we know that stamping is much cheaper than therapy! I am fairly new to your web site, but I have become a big fan. Take care and keep the faith. I have no blog.

Robin L Greenslade said...

Too funny, I did not even realize it was World Card Making day, but I spent the entire weekend in my stamp room, just loving every minute and stamping to my card making heart's content.

I have been card making for about 5 years now, and altough I am not a beginner, I have sooooo very much to learn. One of my friends from the SU4Me yahoo group lead me to your blog.

I love seeing how use create magical beauty with ease and grace. I have rapidly become addicted to your blog ....

Thanks for sharing your heart with ours.

Robin G
snaps2scrap@gmail.com
www.snaps2scrap.blogspot.com

Tejal said...

I started making cards last year..It started with one stamp set and now I'm running short of space..and low on funds..but I can't seem to stop buying!!

Thanks for all the tips..Love your generosity in sharing!

Tejal from India..
tejal2210 at gmail dot com

Janet said...

Hi there. I'm Janet. I've been card making for so long, I can't really remember how I got started. I know that I originally started out as a scrapbooker, but changed to cards as soon as I found them. Since that point, I've been a card making crazy girl! I love it and hope to be on a design team for a stamp company one day.

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

I started stamping 10 years ago when a friend introduced me to SU. The first 5 years I only stamped a little but the birth of my daughter 5 years ago kicked my stamping passion into gear when I made her birth annoucements. I've been stamping crazy ever since.

mitch1066 said...

HI I'M MICHELLE,i started card Making this year and now i'm addicted LOL. sure could use some stamps he he.

loyaz said...

I was a 'computer' card creator and a friend tried to introduce me to stamping. No way, said I. Now, hundreds of stamps later.....I have to admit to another addition.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

You're so funny and I would love to win your blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs and a chance to win some stamps!

marie t

marietravers@msn.com

Chrystal said...

Congrats on all your success Mel! When I first found you (by purchasing a retired stamp off Craigslist) and I stumbled across your blog I knew you had a special talent!

I got into card making when I was about 18, (8 years ago,) and I can't remember how I even started, It's been awile and two kids have killed many precious brain cells of mine. ;)

www.stampinramblings.blogspot.com

G. Ferrao said...

Hi Mel, I wait to receive your blog update... thank you for sharing and more specially living your Dream!! I would love to win your blog candy, as I am totally addicted to Stamping, my blog address is
http://www.stampilicious.blogspot.com/. In 2000 when we moved to the US, I attended a CTMH party and got hooked, came across SU and was even overly hooked... the rest is history! having moved homes every 3 years, we now live in England! and the stamping out here is not as fantastic as in the US!!

Donna said...

My name is Donna. My firend, Julie, started me into stamping a little over a year ago and I've been making cards ever since. Your tutorials have been a big influence and I thank you for the inspiration!

Nancy Park said...

Here goes , but I never win anything. Keep up with the links, I have used many of them and printed many templets. Thanks your great.

Marge said...

Hi, Mel,

Marge (mer@orbitelcom.com) here! I began making cards in 1995. Once they showed me heat embossing, I was hooked! Between a neighbor who kept tempting me & a class someone arranged for us in the conference room after work one day, that was it -- the rest is history!!! ;-)

Maria said...

Wow, this is great, I just love Cathy SC she is Wonderful. Thanks for all your great tututorials and projects. I have to say the are very inspiring. My blog is meastamper.blogspot.com please check it out and leave a comment. I love to read comments. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I hope I win something! Either way... I LOVE your blog! You are awesome... simply awesome.

I got strated making cards when a friend invited me to a CTMH Card Club. I didn't know anyone, I didn't have any idea what I was doing, but the girls were very inviting and helpful. I then just kept showing up and I was hooked... more addicted than hooked!
I remember how nervous I was the first time I used snail adhesive and glue dots and dimensionals... one of the gals called the 'zot dots' 'snot dots' and I laughed so hard... she really tried to put us newbies at ease and her sense of humor was wonderful...

So 11 years later, here I am fully addicted and not ashamed to talk about it {high five to all the card making addicts in the house}

Marilyn geneva1599@juno.com

cathygalloway89 said...

My name is Cathy and I started stamping about 4 years ago when a friend invited me to a STampin up party.

cdgalloway@ameritech.net

Nelda Deakins said...

In 1977 I made my first card; was invited to shower for adopted baby girl,I forgot my little gift card to go along with my gift. Being the small town's US Postmaster and having only black, blue & red ink pads,and a few business stamps, I made a gift card by stamping off the "red" ink until it was pink in color with my "Special Delivery" rubber stamp several times. It was the hit of the shower! Thereafter, I was asked to make a pink or blue Special Delivery giftcard many, many times as needed for baby gifts! Nelda in TN
nelda mc765 @ charter .net

Margaret Anne Clark said...

I LOVE YOUR WORK !! I pick it up from Suzanne Boyd "Barefoot Stamper" Blog and your neme comes up time and time again. V inspiring ...and generous, because it's nice to see you looking outside North America, please look all the way over here to Scotland! I got started making cards when quilting and embroidery became to arduous (?) with chronic fatigue syndrome. THANKFULLY the CFS has gone, but the stamping bug has stayed ! Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity!

AShu93 said...

I think I started making cards when I started buying Stampin' Up 15 years ago, but I feel like I've always been doing it.

Happy WCMD!

AShu93@aol.com

Teri said...

It all started out so innocently. I told my hubby I could save tons of money making my own cards, ROFL. Then a home party stamp company gave me the real bug. 14 years later, here I am!

Sharri C said...

I can't remember when I didn'tmake my own cards, I've always love the creative fun that goes with it. It saved me money initially but now I "have" to have all the stuff lol. SharriC

Leslie said...

WOW! I just love your work! I am so glad that I stumbled upon your page! I use to be a scrapbooker, still am a little bit, but my girlfriend got me started on cardmaking and now I just can't stop! I love it and I love sending people mail. I think the written word is quickly becoming a thing of the past and I am trying to do my part in not letting that happen! Keep on creating girl, you are a great inspiration,
Leslie

jan farnworth said...

my name is jan and i started making cards a few months ago when i got cds. It was so easy to add elments or cut the card right out that i been having fun using different ideas ever since.

my blog is www.tweetybugshouse.blogspot.com email is wheatley_jan@hotmail.com

crazed scrapbooker said...

My name is Kerri, I live in new zealand & love making cards. my blog isn't too updated, but i secretly hoard studio g stamps hehee. not sure if my comment is in time, but have to say your blog is always so bright & cheerful. on world card making day, i think i dusted off the wooden stamps & created for hours. great that you are generous enough to share the love around xoxoxo my email is :
crazy_cancer2005@yahoo.co.nz
thanks for the chance for us internationals to get a little something, something LOL.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Hello,

My name is Nancy Grant and I've been a want-a-be stamper for a few years. It wasn't until my daughter was born that I had some time to develop my stamping skills. Now that she a happy toddler I can't get to my stamping table unless it's the wee hours of the night.

Stamping has been good to me and I thank God for giving me a community to be a part of.

:-)

bluemoon said...

I started by adding a personal stamp or wax seal on my letters. Luv your blog and creations! bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

maiahs_momma said...

My name is Catherine, and I started making cards about 4 years ago but have been scrapbooking for about 7. I would have to say that I started to make cards, because the one's out in the stores just didn't have what I wanted to say. Plus, they cost an arm and a leg...I thought that I could probably make my cards for less. So I started to make cards for family/friends, and then I thought about making cards for those I thought needed a card. Thank you so much for this chance to win some great blog candy :D!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Rhonda said...

Hello I am Rhonda and I went to a Stampin up' workshop with my mom about 11years ago. I got hooked right away. I am going through withdraw at the moment since I just moved to Japan and my stuff is still not all unpacked. I am working diligently to get my room set up so I can work again.

claw331 said...

Hi Mel,
All I can say is THANK YOU for your awesome blog. I visit several times a day just to try out some of your techniques. I've been stamping well over 6 years, worked as a craft designer for 4 yrs. and I still can't get enough of it. My email is: claw331@hotmail.com