Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! To celebrate, I'm giving away lots of crafty goodies.














FIVE lucky people will win some Prima Painterly Petals.












FIVE more lucky people will win some American Crafts flair.







ONE very lucky person will win two rubber stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge, along with a few surprise goodies I'll throw in the package before it's mailed.

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me what you love most about card making. Giveaway will close Tues., Oct. 6 at midnight CDT. I'll announce the winners on Wednesday.

Good luck and Happy WCMD!!!

84 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love everything about card making! I love the feeling I get when I make something that I love!! I love new supplies so... pick me... pick me!! :)

Elise said...

You're such fun, Ann! Does it count if I say, "the best part about making cards is meeting people like YOU!"... Other than that, there is just something about getting inky and crafty that feels like... I'm living my "best" life! It's just GOOD! Satisfying and somehow primitive! Huh... Pretty cool. Thanks for the thought provoking post!

redsmomma said...

Happy WCMD to you! Fabulous goodies you have up for grabs! What I love about card making is to be able to create something that I can give to someone and put a smile on their face when they receive it. I love to draw, so customizing my art on the card towards that recipient gives me warm fuzzies!
Have a wonderful day!
~anna

Dora said...

Don't laugh about my answer...why I love card making, I have ADHD and HSP and when I make a card I'm quiet, focused only think about my card, the colors....really still.
Nothing else to worry about. Love to make little details, and it makes me clear my head....never been this honest on a blog, only my own blog, but it is no secret just the trueth, I'm who I'm, nothing more nothing less.
Have a wonderful weekend Ann!

Jessica's Handmade Boutique said...

Let me start by saying this is a GREAT giveaway and I am excited to enter. Hmmmm....what I like about card making is you can express yourself any way you like, it doesn't matter your style or stamp set you can just be you :)I LOVE IT!! Thanks again for the chance to win! :)

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Ann,
I love cardmaking as it relaxes me, gives me a purpose and helps me meet wonderful new friends.
Enjoy your weekend.
Clare x

berta said...

oh, great goodies for my great cards ;)
I like most about cardmaking very pleasant process and very beautiful results :)

jordiegirl said...

The thing I love most about cardmaking is seeing the finished item I have created giving so much pleasure to the person who receives it.

JanJ said...

I just love being able to create something unique & individual, I'm not an artist, but through cardmaking I feel I am a little bit!

Thanks for the chance to win such lovely goodies

Jan xx

DottyJo said...

Hi Ann, thanks for the chance to win some goodies. I adore card making and just get butterflies in my tummy thinking of a new colour combo or fun way to use a new sketch! I also love how kind and generous everyone is in cardland! Everyone is so ready to offer inspiration and ideas and to spread happiness and friendship. Whatever you do today hope its fun, fun, fun! Jo x

MoooooN said...

I like to make cards, because I love to make beautiful handmade gifts... :-)

Steph Zerbe said...

Hi Ann, great candy.
I like that I can tell my husband and my kiddo it's a holiday. So I can disappear into my craft room ALL DAY to create and blog hop and not feel guilty for it!!

Caryl P said...

There is so much I love about card making...the satisfaction of holding something that I created, knowing (hoping?) the recipient will cherish it as much as I, sharing my love of card making with others. The list just goes on.... Happy WCMD!

Susan Raihala said...

I love making cards because it's a double blessing: I get to express myself creatively and someone else gets to know that I thought of them. My family and friends appreciate the handmade effort, as do the troops who get many of my cards for their own use. Cardmaking is a big warm fuzzy for everyone involved.

Thanks for the chance to win some fun stuff! Have a great day, Ann!

Penny D. said...

What I love most about cardmaking, for me... is the rest of the world sort of just disappears and I feel completely and totally relaxed.

NikkiNix said...

ve looking back at my 7 jam packed 12 x 12 scrapbooks and now that I have a 18 month old I just don't have the time or energy to print the pics and fiddle witht he layouts becauuusseee I have to clean up after - grrr!! The best part about creativity is the "messy" inspiration ;) The frustrating thisng is that so much happens and there are so many wonderful pics and I spend more time on a scrap layout than I did taking the pictures so - it's this dead weight of never being caught up. I try though, I really do :)

Card making lets me feel that I have completed something - start to finish so it's no sweat to clean up and start again another day - and colouring and stamping and adding pretty embellies is so so soooo much fun!!

P.S. I do give away my cards :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love the creative process and the kick I get when I finish a card that I'm really pleased with.

~amy~ said...

hmmm....great blog candy ann...what do I like about card making the most?! I seriously love the crafty connection I have with all my bloggie land friends...

Nancy L. said...

yay, today is going to be really fun! thanks for sharing some goodies!! happy wcmd to ya!

Cassie said...

I love cardmaking because the look on someone's face when you hand them a handmade card is priceless. Sweet giveaway, Ann ;D

cricketeew said...

I love that it lets me shear my creativty with others. Also gives me a reason to Hord ribbon and DP!!!
Oh yah and gives me a reason to meet wonderful people and make lasting friendship with people like you ANNIE :)

mckinkle said...

Hi Ann, How great to think so many of us are enjoying our special day to make cards!
Your candy is lovely, thank you for the chance to win a bit of it! Good luck to one and all!

I love cardmaking because Im able to focus on something creative for a few hours at a time and Im learning all of the time. Its feel great to be part of such a big community.

Keryn :D

Smart Ass Sara said...

I totally love card making because I can justify my scrapbooking by saying I use my scraps to make my cards. It's a two-fer. And my hubby belives me. (HA!) Plus, it's a quick little outlet to get some creativity out in a snap.

Laurel said...

Aren't you generous! I love the creative process of card making. Taking a sketch or color challenge (I rarely make things 'by myself' lol!)some paper and stuff and seeing what I can produce!

bluepoohbear75 said...

I love to make cards because I can put a little bit of myself into each card to send to the person receiving it. I like the personal touch.

Amanda Newton said...

I'm bummed cuz I cannot play today!! We just moved so my scrapbook room is in confusion!
I LOVE card making because it's sometime I can accomplish quickly and have a completed project at the end of the day {usually! :D}

Thanks for the giveaways! :D
Amanda Newton, Ontario, Canada
amanda.newtn@gmail.com

Bree said...

Ok.. what do I love about making cards.... EVERYTHING!
But besides it being a creative outlet.... its also about the relationships.. the ones you can create through the gift of a handmade card, and the relationships made through the Making of cards...

Chrissy said...

My favorite thing about card making is that I met my best friend through card making. Without her, I don't know where I'd be today! We are celebrating World Card Making day by getting together and making tons of cards today for swaps! Oh, I also love the creativity of card making. People who say they aren't artists instantly become great artists when given a few card making tools! HAPPY CARD MAKING DAY!! Chrissy Kavitz

Anita said...

I love being able to brighten someones day with a card.

JenMarie said...

Oh WOW, great giveaways!!
I LOVE all the RIBBON! LOL
And you get to bless someone with your creation!

Maureen said...

Hmm, I love so much about it...the creative process of choosing materials and colours, seeing a card come together and it looking fantastic. Taking an almost made card over to my ribbon rack to pick the perfect ribbon, running my finger through my button jars...sharing everything with my blog friends and seeing their wonderful creations too :)

SkyNacho said...

I love that cards are a quick little satisfaction project! Some can take me a while, but something with a simpler design I can pack up and take with me to work or when I travel and get something turned out in no time!

Deanna said...

I pesonally love how happy it makes me... I love shopping for supplies, taking inspiraqtional photos, the cutting, gluing, sewing, etc! Such a stress releiver and you end up with a gorgeous card to send to someone else to make them happy.

craft_princess said...

I love all the pretty supplies I get to work with, learning new techniques and making beautiful cards for people to enjoy!!
Thanks for a chance to win!
-Stacie

Tina said...

I love seeing the look on a persons face when they open their card. Their smile means everything to me!

CoSaS rArAs Yo said...

Hi Ann,

Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. I don't expet to win those goodies. but if you pick me up that would be fantastric!!!!

I live in Mexico and here we don't have stamps or inkpads, but I do my best making cards with the little I have and I love sharing my cards with my family, friends and other people. I love making a a card knowing that someone else will like it.

It feels good sharing with others what you know.

Angelica Chimal

JoLynn said...

It's nice to know you are sending something original. I like cardmaking, too, because it's an escape for me. I feel good when I create, and it can take me as long or as short of a time as I want/need/have. I also scrapbook, and that definitely takes longer to get the product done.

Very generous giveaways, Ann!

Chen R. said...

I love everything about cardmaking! I love the skecthing prt and the stamps, I love the papers and the size of the cards, I love the look on people;s faces when they get the card and the fact that I give them and than I have more space to make some more cards!!
Chen

niekolken said...

I love the feeling I get when I make something that I love!! love how happy it makes me

~kelly marie~ said...

Happy World Card Making Day to you, too!! Wow!! Those are some amazing goodies!
What don't I love about card making?! :) haha!

I love playing with stamps and just sitting down and creating. I love seeing people's smiles when I've made a card just for them, and I love this blogging community of card makers!

Betsabè said...

I have just come into this wonderful world ... I made my first cards ... I hope to improve.

Erika M. said...

I love the look on the recipients face when they release I created the card just for them!

~*Joni said...

Yummy Ann!! I love sugar! :D
The thing I love most (hopefully) is the final outcome. Then I know that what I envisioned made sense. haha! Otherwise, it would have to be the excitement sharing it with everyone in blogland. Love your variety of candy!

StampinCathy said...

Happy WCMD Ann!
I love so many things about making cards. One is making it personalized and putting a smile on that someone special face. It makes me forget about reality and stress. Plus I like to play with all the fun embellishments, stamps, ribbon...etc etc etc.
Thanks for a chance at this sweet giveaway. You are just to sweet.

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love the sense of accomplishment that I get from actually finishing a project and I love that warm fuzzy I get when I give something personal and handmade!

Happy WCMD Ann!

(-: Heidi

HazelQ said...

Cute candy! I love the flowers :) thank you Ann for this awesome giveaway. I like card making because is always nice to create something and share it with somebody. I've always thought that the best present you can give to someone is the present you do with your hands :)

Jacky said...

I love card making because you get to choose--simple, fancy, anything in between--and everyone loves to get a handmade card! =)

thesweetestpetunia [at] gmail [dot] com

Pat said...

I love everything about card making.
I love to play with my papers and embellishments and then placing them on my card to create something that is beautiful to me and then giving it away to make someone happy. And the best part was meeting new friends through my blog.
And again dear Ann you are offering some yummy candy! Thank you so much for this chance!
Hugs xx
Pat

peggy nickelson said...

Hi Ann,
The thing I like most about cardmaking is giving someone something that makes them happy.
Peggy N.

kathy s said...

Card making gives me the chance to give someone a pick me up greeting either for an ocassion or not, as well as giving me the freedom to express myself in a way I probably wouldn't do normally - I also share my passion with others as a volunteer tutor- everyone loves cards- especially handmade because of the thought and love that goes into them.

Kristyn said...

I love that with making my own cards there is always one that fits whether it be the recipient's personality, the celebration or just the mood I'm in that day :-D

Toby said...

I love cardmaking!! One of things I love most is the chance to use items I would never have thought about before...buttons, ribbons, flowers, etc. Plus I can do cool, new-to-me techniques! What more could I ask for!

Ann Kranitz said...

It is absolute relaxation!!! I just lose myself in whatever I am making!!!

gocanucksgo said...

I love making cards because at my job, I can't really be creative so this is an outlet for me! However, sometimes it gets a little more frustrating than work lol.

Winter said...

Hey Ann! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes! I love everything about card making, except maybe the mess I leave behind! :)

jjindp said...

Card making is something that is a wonderful hobby shared by many with various backgrounds, education etc but we all love the fun, creative outlet it provides and people we come in cobtact with along the way.

rush8888 said...

i enjoy making cards to send out a little "i'm thinking of you". it is nice to be able to combine colors and textures, ribbons and buttons, and paper and stamps to make a card that i can be proud of, too.

Lynne in NI said...

I find cardmaking really relaxing, love the creativity and the challenges, making a card to suit the recipient, my blogland friendships.....oh and the shopping for new stash of course!

carpediem said...

I had a great day stamping and making cards with friends on WCMD! I love to make quick projects with a small quantity of supplies!

Aik said...

What I love about card making is the fun that comes along! :D

aikychien at yahoo dot com

torinem said...

I just love all the uber cute supplies! You can make such fun stuff!

tornem(at)yahoo.com

Darla said...

What a great bunch of goodies. Thanks for the chance!
What I love most is the wide variety of different cards you can make with all sorts of different medias and the feeling of satisfaction after completing one that you really love how it turned out! :)

Darla

lauren said...

i love EVERYTHING about card-making...except cleanin' up...if i ever have a minion, *THAT* is what they will do!!! :)

happy WCMD to you...and thank you for the lovely giveaway!

Aimes said...

Hey Ann! Wow you're such a generous crafter - thanks so much for just giving us the chance to win some delicious candy! The thing I think I like most about cardmaking is the awesome community I've become a part of from doing it! I've made some fab bloggin' buddies - including yourself of course!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lynnette said...

Hi Ann,

Thanks for your generousity. I absolutely love cardmaking, from the creative process (and tapping into my creative side) to sending the card to someone so that they receive some fun mail instead of bills. And now that I've started blogging, it's added an entire new dimension by getting to meet so many wonderful crafters. Thanks again!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win some great goodies. I think the thing I like the most about card making is that I can be completely selfish about it and yet, I can then send it to someone and put a smile on their face!

Marie B. said...

HIYA ANN! I love making cards for alot of reasons...cuz it's quicker than scrapbooking (sometimes!), I enjoy the process of creating, and being able to brighten someone's day with a handmade card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Quirky said...

another giveaway?
Aren't you a generous one!

What I love about cardmaking? Hmmmm... besides my immense love for papers and all stationeries, cardmaking actually relaxes me and makes me happy!

It's nice to put colours and textures and techniques together and seeing them come together = lovely!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous candy Ann!! I love the creative feeling I get from making cards!! Once I started 10 years ago I have never stopped!!

Darcy said...

For me, the part I love most is giving something that was made with love to someone I care about.

Anne said...

Great giveaway! Card making is so great because the recipient just feels that much more special b/c you made it for them. I also just love getting crafty!! anne molino at hotmail dot com

caroline said...

I love making cards because I can make it say just what I want it too and I think it shows the recipient that a lot of thought and love went into them.

Courtney Baker said...

Woo hoo Ann! You always have some great blog candy! Happy World Card Making Day to you too!

Birdie said...

I love to make cards ...it soo creative cause its truely from the heart !!!!!! birdson@roadrunner.com

Becky Carafa said...

Happy Belated World Cardmaking Day! The thing I love most about cardmaking is wowing someone who doesn't make cards!

cjs said...

I love being able to create something - it is a form of 'fun' for me! Most of all, I love all the talented crafters that share all their works of art - it is great eye candy.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I love to give a handmade creation, it has so much more meaning to it that you made it specifically for someone.

Tammy Murphy said...

What I love about making cards... the smiles my cards bring the receiver when they open them and a little sunshine pops out.

Beverly S. said...

Why don't you ask me what I don't like about card making? The answer would be nothing. :) I love making my little "rooms" (hidden desire to be an interior designer there). ;) Love picking out the stamps, papers, etc....just love everything about it. :) It fulfills a creative need I have. :)

Kary Sol said...

O M G! Ann!!!!!!
How I have passed this beauty?
I congratulate on the past World Card Making Day!!!!!
I hasten to participate. Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Love your blog! Welcome to my blog ( i have a birthday candy)
Hugs!!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

What do I love about card making!!! EVERYTHING!!! I've met so many amazing and talented people through this wonderful hobby of ours.

xx Sarah

Justine said...

O what fun is this Ann. I am so glad that I didn't miss out. What a generous offer. Thank you and my favorite thing about cardmaking is that it unleashes a creative side that I didn't know even existed

jengd said...

I love having a creative outlet and it's something that other people can appreciate. It also gives me a social outlet which is just as important. :)

hmscrap said...

I enjoy the quick process (for me) of creating something so personal. It offers a real creative outlet for me.