Friday, October 3, 2008

Countdown to WCMD...Store visit and a stamp giveaway!






Tomorrow is World Card Making Day. Do you have plans? I plan on announcing my grand list o’ winners. Good times!

Last year, I had the opportunity to fly to South Carolina and teach a card-making class at one of the cutest scrapbooking stores around, Scrappin’ at the Pink House. And yes, it really was a store inside a super cute, pink house. Delish!




I met the most delightful people during my visit, including the cute store owner, Michelle, her mom, Mom, and the very sassy Ronee. Charleston is a beautiful part of the country. If you’re in the area, please pay the Pink House a visit. You’ll be happy you did.

If you don’t have plans tomorrow, check the WCMD website for a list of official holiday retailers. If there’s not a participating store in your area, you’re sure to find lots happening online. I know for a fact that the Paper Crafts website will be a place for a card-making good time.

Whatever you choose to do, I hope it’s something that makes you happy. Being creative is about expressing yourself, which is a happy thing, indeed. Enjoy the moment!

Ready for prizes? Since I taught a stamping class at he Pink House last year, today’s WCMD giveaway is a stamp-a-palooza! I’m giving away three stamp sets – one rubber set (Paper Salon), one foam set (Making Memories), and one clear set (Rusty Pickle).





Who doesn't love a good flower set? And this one has blooms in a variety of sizes for bitty cards on up to big ones.





Just in time for Halloween, this set will make any Fright Night greeting cuter!




This playful set is just right for cards.



A’ight, you know the drill. Leaving a comment enters you to win. From the comments I receive by noon (MST) tomorrow, I’ll randomly select three winners, which I'll announce tomorrow. Yippee!

Today’s Question: What is your favorite card-making technique? Is it stamping? Embossing? Die-cutting? Something else? I’m a technique geek and can’t wait to read your answers.

P.S. Naturally, I can't do anything around my house without the pups' approval. This includes paper crafting.



Kiss investigates my WCMD decoration.

Jack gives the project one enthusiastic snout up!

35 comments:

rae said...

howdee ;)
i guess i don't really use any special techniques, so i can't enlighten you :( ... i just really like to let patterned papers 'talk' to me, I don't like to cover them up with a lot of embellishment, which is why my cards are always more on the clean and simple side. Having grown up in a house with a quilting DIVA for a mother, surrounded by gorgeous patterned fabric, I feel blessed that I have inherited/learned my mom's eye for pattern and color.
geez am i wordy tonight... the end.
{happy wcmd megan ~ hope you get to create up a storm!}

Lynn said...

My cards are very simple - stamping, or adding an embellishment, patterned paper and card stock. I've used photos sometimes, too.

Latisha said...

My favorite technique right now, is probably stamping with Versamark then putting clear embossing over the image (then heat setting it) it looks really cool. Or another one I like is stamping with Versamark, putting heat & stick powder over it, heat set it, then put glitter (I like Dazzling Diamonds from SU) over that, heat set it again and you have a perfectly glittered background & the glitter doesn't come off!

Latisha said...

Here is a link to my card on how I did the glitter with heat n stick powder and the dazzling diamonds
Just in case the directions didn't make sense lol

http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/2008/09/glittered-damask.html

cards4u said...

I love to stamp and use DP! Thanks for the chance to play!

cathygalloway89 said...

I love stamping! Currently, I am loving coloring stamped images with colored pencil/gamsol or copic markers.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I'm not a really heavy techniquey person (although I keep saying there are so many things I want to learn...) I like to fussy cut and ink.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Love all those stamp sets!

I guess my favorite thing to do on a card these days is stitching. I have a great sewing machine that has @ 100 stitches pre-programmed into it, and I love doing different stitches, and even some paper piecing to make them look homespun. I also enjoy inking and distressing a lot - they add so much texture to a card!

Thanks so much for this opportunity! Becky G @ http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My latest favorite techniques are 1) adding a glitter die-cut to the card and 2) using chalk ink to soften the edges of a greeting or stamped image. It's a tie. I just love doing both these days. Thanks for sharing your love of paper crafts with us!

Elizabeth in LaGrange, IL

Kristie said...

At the moment I'm loving colouring stamped images with my Copic markers...I ♥ those markers!

tape said...

I love colouring stamped images with either ProMarkers or Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.

maiahs_momma said...

WOW, thank you so much for this chance at winning some great blog candy :)! As for a special technique, here is one I just started to use and it works really really well. You know all those clear acrylic stamps that EVERYONE has?? They don't work with a lot of different inks, well my friends and I have discovered a way for them to work just like any other stamp in your collection. What we do is ink up our stamps using Versamark ink pad, and then ink up with regular ink right after. Next, stamp your image onto the cardstock and see how your image looks. No beading effect :D!

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

karen said...

I love to use stamps on my cards - my favorite techniques are probably Josephs Coat or polished stone, I love the colorful effects.
Karen

Shawninaz said...

What is your favorite card-making technique?

Before I was a card maker embossing is what always intrigued me the most, lately it would have to be die cutting. Whether it's with my Silhouette, or Cuttlebug it really makes my cards so much more special.

Deanna said...

I rarely make a card that does not use ribbon or flowers. Love them.

Alice said...

That's a cute photo of your pup - I think that would make a lovely little doggie collar :)

Thanks sweet Megan for the fun surprise in my mailbox yesterday - I can't wait to curl up in my favorite chair and have a read! That was so nice of you to think of me.

Happy WCMD!

linda patti said...

I am loving the cuttlebug folder, great backgrounds for the 'rest' of stuff--images, embellishments etc.
tpatti@alltel.net

mom2dax said...

I mostly use stamps on my cards. They are so versatile! Lately my favorite "technique" is to use a punch to make a window for the stamped image. Of course, I almost always use ribbon!

Andrea said...

I'm not a card maker per se so I loved this tip I heard recently: Use your LO scraps to make a card - you already have all the coordinating pieces out so its quick and easy then you have a stockpile of cards, one for every LO you've made.

scrappycandy said...

Great question...I've decided I love embossing (glitter helps too). But I'm a newbie...my fav may change as I get better. Thanks for your great giveaway...so fun!

Jeni said...

Stamping is definately my favorite technique right now!

syeda said...

Well, my cards are simple. As I am a new learner when techniques come into play. I love learning new techniques. My usually try using embossing and stamping when making my cards. Happy WCMD and great weekend to you too.

Dana Grothaus said...

At this very moment, my favorite technique is heat embossing. I bought a heat gun just yesterday. Before then I was using one of the burners on my stove. I'm very fortunate that I didn't burn my house down!!!! I will be much safer now with my heat gun! Happy WCMD!!!

ronee said...

was it a year ago already! oh how i miss you ms. megan! hope you card making day was a super one! hmm my favorite techy, before i dropped off the craft circuit for awhile was embossing. i love love love it. simple yet powerful! oh but yes fabric on my cards is one of my new favs!

xoxo
ronee

joyce m said...

Cuttlebug embossing folders - is that a technique - what I have been using to make most of mine lately. Instant beautiful card.

scrapping4twins said...

My favorite card making is just regular ink to paper. I use to emboss alot and just got lazy!

joybear said...

Jack is so cute! I love to stitch around stamp images Don't know the time zone you are in but if I am not too late, i'd love to be in the draw!

Barbara DeBose said...

My favorite technique is using texture paint or embossing paste. It's gives such great texture when using stencils!

Shad said...

I recently received the cuttlebug and embossing dies so that's my new tool/technique.

Cassie said...

I like stamping and die cuts (together)

Oh, please only enter me for the second two sets (I have the MM flowers already)

Cassie D'Ambrosio

LucyL said...

I´m sort of new to card making but so far I love to stamp and cut with my punches, I also love dimensionals... ohhh and ribbon.. i also love to use embossing powder and to color the stamped image with my copics

wendyp said...

stamping, definitely stamping! Whether its tone on tone effect with versamark, or watercoloring in an image stamping is my favorite part of cardmaking!

Rachel said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite card-making technique. It really just depends on the card. I enjoy stamping and coloring in the image. Other times I might use flowers and rub-ons. :)

barb (edmonton) said...

Heat embossing has been my favourite technique ever since I began stamping, but lately using punches is another favourite.

ScrapHappy said...

Just tagged you on my blog! I know, I know...