Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day Blog Hop with DTC!

Today, October 5th, is officially World Card Making Day! This holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. It's a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making. It’s also a time to get a jump-start on the holiday card-making season!
At Designed To Color, we’ve decided to celebrate this special day with an awesome Blog Hop!! Our Design Team and special guests have made some amazing cards! Several of us will also be sharing some card-making tips along the way. Please leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then a comment at Designed To Color to let us know you have completed the hop. We will pick 1 random winner for a prize package consisting of goodies from various sponsors including: 
Crafter's Companion
Yumi & Fumi Handmade
…..just to name a few!
You have until Monday, October 7th, at 11:59pm MST to leave a comment on each blog. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9th. GOOD LUCK!
Here is the blog hop order:
Carisa (you are here)

Stamp: The Greeting Farm (From the Bean Collection - retired now I think)
Medium: Copics
skin- E50, E51, E93, V20
hair- V20, B91, B93
Clothes/stars- R24, R46, R59, B000, B12, B14
Elements: Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock, Pink Paislee, Timeless Twine "Firecracker", Studio Calico Wood Veneers, Sweet N Sassy Mini Tags Die Set & Matching Stamp Set, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Spellbinders Circles & Scallop Dies

For WCMD I wanted to go back to my stamping roots - for me, The Greeting Farm started it all. I kinda liked stamping and coloring up until the moment I saw my first TGF card. Totally stopped me in my tracks and the obsession with stamping and coloring grew beyond my wildest dreams. I've had a blast and met some of my closest friends because of it. I'm so excited to be celebrating WCMD with this hop today. I hope you have a great day and find some time to make some cards! That's one of the hardest parts for me these days is finding the time.

MY CARDMAKING TIP: I was noticing I hardly used my dies any more - so now when I pull out my cuttlebug if I'm cutting a general shape with plain cardstock I make a few extras. For example, the cute mini tag I used on my card today, I cut out a bunch of those dies using just white cardstock so that I can have them ready on hand for that final touch but I don't have to have the hassle of grabbing my cuttlebug out! Easy Peasy!

We hope you are inspired to create something special for World Card Making Day. If you do make a card please stop by the Designed To Color Facebook Page to share your creations. We would love to see them!! 

Now it's time to hop on over to Susie!


Julye said...

Love that blue hair, my son is always on about blue hair after someone at school had it and I keep telling him I will not dye mine blue just to make him happy.

Unknown said...

Super cute, love her hsir!

Unknown said...

Super cute, love her hsir!

Sara said...

Fabulous card and I love her blue hair! Also a great tip!

Lisa T said...

She is adorable!! I love her blue hair.

Anonymous said...

Sweet!! Love her well colored blue hair and great tip! Sometimes it's nice to get back to the beginning - thanks for setting up the blog hop!

Chris Dring said...

Adorable card and what a great tip!

Shazza said...

I love her blue hair, fab card

Shazza said...

I love her blue hair, fab card

Leah l'Orange said...

adorbs! i know you love your beans! :) the star motif is fabulous and that background paper is yummeh! thanks for having me, girle!

truddabellz said...

I love the TGF stamps. Love the colors of card. Great card! Awesome tip.

lindaplus3 said...

Awesome.... love the hair :)

Lucy Patrick said...

Fantastic die-cutting tip Carisa and wow to your card, I love those colours together, your card really pops!! XOX Lucy

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Carisa :o)
& thanks for the great tip too.

Sandy Ross said...

She is adorable...thanks for sharing!

Kathy S said...

I love the way you colored the hair in your image. Fantasy like. Great work.

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Carisa! Love the colors and all the stars! Cute image! Thanks for the great tip!

Iris said...

Super cute card.

isoscia at aol dot com

Jeannean said...

I haven't tried coloring hair different than "normal-type" hair colors. I really like the way you did it and I am now inspired to try it out! Thanks also for the tip-great idea to have tags ready!!

DebC said...

Your card is adorable! Thank you for joining our linky party at Timeless Twine's WCD
Deb C

Annette Allen said...

wow totally gorgeous.. love your coloring.. Thanks for joining us at Timeless Twine..


Super cute just love your bean SHE IS ADORABLE, loved the colors you chose as well doing the hop Hugs Larelle-Susanne