Friday, October 5, 2012

The fun begins...

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day!  One of my most favorite days of the year :)

My name is Kim Hughes and I am a card maker.  I dream of color and design.  I gasp with excitement every time I open a paper crafting magazine.  I get downright giddy in scrapbook stores....yes, it's true - I am an addict.  I can't think of anything better to be addicted to.  Are you with me?  Color, pattern and stamps - oh my! 

Let the festivities begin.  I hope you will all create at least ONE card tomorrow.  And if you do, please consider sending it to a military person through Operation Write Home.  No matter who receives your art....they will surely LOVE and cherish it!

I created a card that I will show later tonight.

How does some blog candy sound???

I have some challenges for you should you choose to play along.

1. Create a card that has pink on it...anywhere on it.  No, it does not need to be all pink or even mostly pink to qualify.  Why pink?  Well because it's Breast Cancer month.  We donate 50% of sales from our HOPE stamp set to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  This is a cause that is dear to my heart and I am guessing it's something that has affected many of you in some way as well.

2. Create a ONE LAYER card.  No bulk people.  Have fun with your stamps, ok?

3. Use this sketch to create a card:



I am sure there are a bagilllion fun things going on for WCD, so I wanted to make our challenges easy and super fun!  You have until midnight on Sunday, Oct. 7th to create one or more cards to qualify for our prizes.  Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 8th.
  • You can enter in one or more categories.
  • You can combine challenges
  • You can submit as many times as you like
  • All skill levels welcome
  • All countries welcome
Winner ONE - this designer is chosen based on the all around awesomeness of his or her card - this person will win FOUR Paper Smooches stamp sets of their choice

Winner TWO - this designer is chosen randomly and will win a STAMP KIT of their choice

Winner THREE is chosen based on cleverness.  Wow us and you will get to work with our November Kismet set and be one of two designers to help promote our newest stamp set.

Winner FOUR is chosen randomly from the comments section of this post...tell us that you created at least one NEW card between now and the deadline and tell us what you are doing with your card.  Is there a special someone who will receive it...will it be submitted to a publication maybe?  Will it be used towards a design team assignment...or are you saving it for later maybe?  A simple "not sure" will work for me too (grin).  This person will receive TWO Paper Smooches stamp sets of their choice.

Winner FIVE is chosen randomly between those of you who refer a friend to LIKE our Facebook page or "Join our site".  Both links are to the right.  Tell us that you referred someone in the comments section.  I'd love to see those numbers rise....you can also comment to say that YOU clicked one or both of those pages. This person will win ONE stamp set of their choice.

Sounds like fun?

World Card Making Day is on Saturday, October 6th, but you can get started right away if you like.  Call some friends and get some crop time in.  Whip out those stamps and get to work :)

Have a fabulous weekend friends
xx
Kim


81 comments:

  1. I plan to start making cards as soon as I get some laundry/housework done for the day!I will probably submit some, and some will go into my card stash to send to friends!

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  2. Wow! That's a lot of prizes! I'm on duty today, but definitely want to play along tomorrow. Thanks, Kim!

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  3. I don't have any of your Paper Smooches sets but I just LOVE them!!! Can't wait to see what creations you have!!

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  4. I didn't know it was cardmaking day on October 6th like a month ago, but funny enough, tomorrow, the 6th I will be stamping with two friends of my. Tonight I'm getting all of the supplies in the livingroom, I baked a pie already. So, I'm prepared! And on Sunday my sister will be at my place as well, also for cardmaking, although the plan for tomorrow is making tags. But stamping it is! I love to have cards on hand for any occasion. But I have to make a card for my boyfriends colleague, so I will make that one today!

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  5. Love your sketch! Hope I get a chance to play along tomorrow! I love the description of you... I'm definitely the same. ;)

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  6. Holy crow Kim! You are so generous! You rock! I think your description of yourself mirrors MANY of your followers, including me! LOL!

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  7. I just shared this post on my Facebook page. I hope that Paper Smooches gets more followers!

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  8. Tomorrow morning my family will be walking in the American Diabetes Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes. We are walking to support my granddaughter who has Type 1 diabetes. For WCMD, I plan to make thank you cards for my wonderful friends & family who donated to help me reach my goal.

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  9. I'm just started following you guys on Facebook. What a fun way to celebrate World Card Making Day!

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  10. I've just made my first new card of the weekend. I'm not sure who it will go to yet. Let the weekend of card making commence!

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  11. Hi Kim Hughes! My Name is Tammy, and I am a Card Maker and Paper Addict too! I have to add your line of stamps to my addiction, but they sure make cute cards....

    Have a fun one! Love the sketch!

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  12. You have MADE my day!!! I have just recently discovered PS stamps. I don't own any yet but I can't wait. They are so cute & unique, they just make me instantly happy! I just made a cope card for a very dear friend having a very rough week! I will be sure to make more this weekend in honor of Nat. Cardmaking Day!!!

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  13. I love ALL your stamps and own almost all of them! I just created a card for my Mom's birthday, my husband's birthday, and Halloween. So fun!

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  14. What awesomeness! I am too excited for tomorrow and will indeed be making at least one card! Thanks for all of the fabulous prizes available for the winning!

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  15. I just came over from Paper Crafts. What fun challenges you have for us tomorrow. Can't wait to get started. Thanks for a chance to win some really great prizes!

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  16. I created a card specifically with my mom in mind. My grandma is battling cancer right now so it's a way of saying "don't give up!" to both my mom and grandma :)

    Kim... do we have to use paper smooches stamps for the challenges?

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    1. Hello Pamela
      No, using PS stamps is not a requirement...we just want to see you create something new this weekend :)

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  17. My name is Kim, too, and yes, I am an addict. I seriously get heart palpitations when I walk into my LSS!! I nearly fainted when I saw she started carrying PS!! Of course I already own every set she has in stock lol. I am up to 12 PS sets and I won't be happy until I have them ALL! I am working on cards now and will get to at least two of the challenges. So excited.!! :)

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  18. Wow, WCMD is really a buzz everywhere, I have made a few cards to send to special friends. It's just a great feeling when the recipient appreciates one's creativity!!!

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  19. I'm so excited for the big day!!! I just finished a card with that adorable chilly chums fox! I like to send out autumn cards :)

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  20. Oooooooh boy Kim! What a fun challenge for the big WCD holiday weekend. I'll try to play along - and thanks so much for plugging OWH for us! :)

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  21. I'm making a special card for one of best friends that is a Breast Cancer Survivor! I helped her make an album on her struggle & the people that helped her through it all. I know when she gets this card it will add to her day!! This is why I make cards!!!

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  22. My World Card Making Day cards are all going to OWH, save one for my niece who will turn 8 this week. I think her card will be the pink one!

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  23. I will be spending time with my family tomorrow on World Card Making Day so I have been making some cards ahead of time. I have made 2 birthday cards for family members, 2 "Autumn" cards for daughter at college and her roommate, and a Christmas card. WooHoo!

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  24. I'm hoping to get some stamping done tommorrow despite another migraine. That being said, I did get some stamping done today for DT work, a publication submission, and 2 SCS challenges for a cancer center in Houston.

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  25. I started making a few cards today. One is for my daughter's boyfriend (birthday), mother-in-law (birthday) & bestie (belated birthday)! I'm also hoping to get a couple of Halloweenie cards done this weekend. I might just submit something!

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  26. I made a thinking of you card for a friend I haven't seen since Jan. And I added to my 2012 Christmas card pile . Just 40 more to go!

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  27. Gonna spend the rest of the day making cards, so I guess a couple of challenges and maybe some calls! I can't wait!!!

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  28. I am spending the whole day in my office making cards and online:) I made one for my grandma's birthday and have a list of more cards to make:)

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  29. Awesome! I'm going to have a Paper Smooches WCMD weekend.

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  30. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway, pulled out some PS sentiments and got inky for a card request from a friend (that needs to be delivered in t-minus 2 hours), so nothing like a little PS love to get my going.

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  31. Such fun challenges, hope I can get to all of them today.
    My Starbucks Via holder card will be going to a good friend from work! She loves PINK!

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  32. I am a new Follower!
    Love your stamps, too too cute!!!

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  33. I played with the Vogue Abode set last night and it meets the pink challenge!!! And if I was brave enough to just stamp on the card front, it would've been a one layer card!!! This card will be posted on the WCMD gallery... Then off to Paper Crafts for a shot at their contest... If it doesn't make it, it will be sent to OWH. Win win for all. :)

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  34. I made a card for the pink challenge. It's a Thinking of you that I will send with my next Operation Write Home batch.

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  35. I made a one layer, pink card.
    I will be sending in to Operation Write Home.

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  36. Hope to make a one layer, pink card before the deadline. Started the morning giving my DH an anniversary card in honor of our 28 years of wedded bliss. It's a gorgeous Fall day here just like on our wedding day. Thanks for the chance to win Paper Smooches stamps!

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  37. I have a friend who enjoys cards I make and while I send her some for her use, I'm not good at sending any TO her. I think this one may go to her.

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  38. I've "Liked" y'all on Facebook. :)

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  39. I'm making projects for my local scrapbooking store in honor of the owner's sister who passed away from breast cancer...I'm a survivor also, and feel blessed to still be here AND enjoying WCMD! Love Paper Smooches too!

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  40. Yep, I made 2 cards. They are for my Caring Hearts Card Drive. :)

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  41. I am working on Operation Write Home Christmas Cards and a birthday card for a co-worker's mother. I make cards every weekend and can hardly wait for the weekend to get here every week!!! Glad to know there is a special day for us card makers :o)

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  42. So far I've made three cards. A one layer for a friend of mine. One based on the sketch for possible publication submission. One using pink for a co-worker.

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  43. Created several cards. Some are going to OWH, some I'm sending in for the WCMD challenge at PC - so they should make it to OWN eventually. Thanks for the fun challenges! I combined pink and one layer.

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  44. Surprisingly enough I did get time to make a few cards today despite making preparations for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow (Canada). I will be giving them to one of the most wonderful people I have in my life...I have 2 I need to upload to this gallery...
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Well I only squeezed in one card today for my granddaughter; otherwise, we were celbrating her brother's birthday.

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  46. Thanks so much for these challenges....and I hope a peachy pink counts ;) It's a wedding card for a friend.

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  47. Great challenges I am now a follower and I liked your facebook page now off to make a few cards before the deadline :)

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  48. What an amazing post, Paper Smooches! I created some cards. The one I made using Paper Smooches stamps is going to a little girl having some rough times, and more ahead, I hope she likes the card. There is a card drive out for dear Addison.

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  49. Woo hoo! This is fun! I made some birthday cards for some upcoming birthdays this month.

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  50. My card will be sent to a friend with a coffee card and ab invition to spend it xx lol xxx

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  51. I made a card to send to my daughter who is away at college.

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  52. Most of the cards I made this weekend will got to OWH except the Halloween on it's mine to keep it's actually a Halloween card invitation to our Halloween party and I want to scrapbook it !

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  53. I made 2 cards this weekend...a birthday one for my stash and a thinking of you just because its always useful to have a few of those handy.

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  54. I visited your FB page and liked you. This has a been a fun weekend.

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  55. I'm playing with my PS stamps right now making cards for your challenes! I've done 1 so far and plan on saving it for when the occassion comes up!

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  56. I've posted two cards so far. One in pink and one of one layer. Have third one of sketch made and have to get a photo of it.

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  57. I made 3 cards this weekend with my Circle of Honor set that will be included in my next OWH box. Thanks to Paper Smooches for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  58. I made a couple cards using Paper Smooches stamps! The first one is a pink 'hope' card- and I'm putting it in the mail tomorrow morning for my friend have surgery for breast cancer on Tuesday....

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  59. I not only made 1 new card...I made 4! So they are all for different things. The pink one, I'm not sure, I'll save it for the right time. The thanks is going to my friend Ann who invited me over for a delicious dinner on Monday (and even better company :) The Christmas one will go to one of the many family/friends that I have on my list. Finally the one I created for the Sparks challenge is for my niece, Autumn. Thanks so much for all these great challenges, Kim, I had a blast making them all!

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  60. so far i have created two new cards in honor of world card making day...both featuring paper smooches stamps :) i plan to make a few more over the next coming week also! i will mail one to my little sister as it's a "great job on your report card" card so she will like that one a lot :)

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  61. I ended up making four Paper Smooches cards today! I didn't get to spend world card making day making cards, but spent lots of time with my grandparents! I had a ton of fun playing today, and will probably give the baby card I made to a gal from church who's having a little girl next week! :) Thanks for the generous prizes and for the many chances to win! Happy World Card Making Day (after!)!!! :)

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  62. I made my halloween cards yesterday
    they will be for my son and nices/nephews

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  63. Posted my sketch card tonight. Thanks for Supporting OWH. The cards I made for these challenges will be going to friends that need some cheering up. I just sent in a box of cards to OWH last week so will soon start meking more for them.

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  64. I am now a follower of your blog and liked you on Facebook.

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  65. I've created two cards this weekend and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet ; )

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  66. I'm one of your newest followers!

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  67. I made about 12-15 cards this weekend (I never actually counted them) and they'll all be going to Operation Write Home. Thanks for your support of this great organization!

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  68. I just joined your site - I'm #999!!

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  69. I just uploaded two cards for this challenge, and I'm not quite sure what I'll do with them next. One of them makes me totally giddy, and I may hold on to that one and submit it to a pub call for next Christmas. Thanks for the challenges!

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  70. I made 2 cards this weekend - 1 for your challenges and 1 for a DT assignment. Fun!

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  71. What a great sketch! I am loving the Falling For You set that I received a couple of weeks ago. The little batty makes me smile every time I look at him!

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  72. I made a card for the SPARKS challenge and also some Halloween treats for my daughters class. I <3 PS!

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  73. PS- already follow you on FB and always refer friends! :)

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  74. I made a "Tag Card" with pink, and I'll be sending it to my Dear Mom.

    Thank you, Kim, for a wonderful challenge, and for the opportunity to win some PS stamps.

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  75. I made a Birthday card for my Fabulous niece's birthday. Pretty much completely pink! LOL

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  76. I am so psyched...Ellen Hutson had a little sale for WCD and I just purchased a slew of PS stamps...wish I had had them before the challenge. Please hold another soon because I can't wait!!!! Your guys are awesome and bring me more joy than should be legal - thank you!

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  77. Love your admitted "addiction". I can relate. Just home from vacay, so no card created. But the juices are flowing. What great contests!

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  79. I think challenges should be conducted as it gives chance to show your creative skills...

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