Saturday, October 04, 2008

Happy World CardMaking Day 2008!!!!

Hello everyone!! Are you excited about today at all?? I know I am. Originally, my day was going to be spent cutting firewood (yuck). But, I woke up with a terrible cold and dh said that he prefers I don't go out in the damp, windy weather we are having today. Who am I to argue?? Actually, he is going to go out and cut a big load and bring it back and then I will help him stack it here. But, before that, I am cleaning out my studio (feels like a neverending battle for me!!) and then settle in and make some cards!!
Need some inspiration for making some cards? I decided I would try my hand at making up a sketch. It is my first be gentle please!!! I haven't made the card yet, but I will later today. I thought I would post it here and set a little challenge for the special day. If you make a card (or scrapbook page, ATC...whatever) using this sketch, send a scan to me at and I will make a slideshow of all the cards and place it on my blog for the entire month of October. Won't that be fun?!? I thought it would be. I would love to see your interpretations of this sketch. I will also give you the entire weekend to get it done. Send it to me by Monday morning at 8 am EST and I will make a slideshow. I sure hope someone will play! One card on a slideshow, does not a slideshow make!! lol
Here's the sketch:
Now, one more fun thing....if you leave me a comment and let me know what you are doing today (or what you did yesterday if it is already Sunday in your neck of the woods) for WCMD, I will enter you into a drawing for some things to get your Christmas card making started. I am thinking some Cuttlebugged backgrounds along with some other fun Christmas stuff. Need to finish cleaning out my 'hole' before I can be sure, but I promise that I will send something fun!!
So, who wants to play????? I hope YOU do!
Have a creatively wonderful weekend!!


Anita Van Hal said...

this is a beautiful sketch! If I have time (i.e. just take the time), I'm definitely playing along!! for wcmd I have a card kit and a card holder for my customers to make...hope they love it as much as I do!

Anonymous said...

Great sketch! I'm actually working on a beginning card making class. We will be working on Christmas cards since it will be for later this month. I guess it was decided for me to work on cards today! LOL
Maybe I can work your sketch into an example for the group. Thanks for the ideas.

Sue said...

Great sketch. We had football (grandson's) this am and I just
finished a great big pot of tomato
(fresh from the garden) rice soup.
I was going to relax the rest of the day, but must do at least one card using your challenge sketch now!

Carol Johnston said...

love your sketch Robin. Will give it a try today.
I also played along with world card making day yesterday and made 4 cards in hoour of the day and will be uploading to my blog shortly.
Great blog as always

Lisa L said...

Great Sketch Robin....I think for National card making day, I'll use your sketch and create a card!! Thanks for making it easy! :) I also have a monthy card swap I'm involved in. I may work on those for a while.

Lisa in MI

Shelly Hickox said...

Lucky you - I had to help my husband get a load of wood today, but thankfully no cutting or splitting, lol! I saw your post on the Ranger group and think it's a great idea. I will try to get something done by tomorrow!

Linda said...

World Card Making Day? I had no idea something like that exsisted! But I had a wonderful day today. I wrote all about it on my blog (with pictures!)and I'm really on roll with ideas for cards!
short summary: I went to Art Journey with my friend Christa. We did a workshop and browsed the shop to our hearts content. Came home with a bag of goodies and already finished two cards at home.
Perfect visit for WCMD! Thanks for the sketch. Will use it tomorrow!
hugs, Linda

Barbara T. said...

I went to a yard sale where I purchased many wonderful rubber stamps. What a fun way to start my day! No card making for me today though.

WendyP said...

I had 7 ladies around here for the day yesterday for world cardmaking day. Had fun and made over 100 cards to donate to the local hospice. Love your card sketch - hope this is the first of many !! and hope to make a card using it later on today. hugs

Anne Brignall said...

Hi, I too would love to have a go at this sketch. I am lucky enough to have completed all my jobs for the day, so I am free now to create a card (or two!). Many thanks, I have enjoyed looking at your site. :)

Elizabeth said...

Your card sketch is great Robin. I'll try and get a card, using your sketch, done today. I hope you get lots of players too.

Glennis F in NZ said...

I was one of the ladies at Wendy's house making cards for charity. Great sketch - will have to try iy out. thanks for sharing

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I had a best stamping/card making friend over today and boy did we card, and play around with trying out techs.Love the sketch and your card. Won't get on made to get in on slide show, but plan on using your sketch.
Congrats first sketch.
Beverly Gotthardt

Darcy said...

Saw your message on Rangerinklink group! Tried your bandana technique too! Yesterday I had a creative block when given the rare opportunity to do some crafting. Hubby took our little son out for a couple of hours. So I did some sorting out of crafting materials, read up some techniques that I got from Ranger & Marion & you, then ate the choocy my DH bought me & felt sick the rest of the day! Didn't know what a sketch was, we would call it a layout in the UK! Great idea! Thankyou!

Candy Meyers said...

I loved your blog site and have put it in my favorites as I intend to visit often. On Saturday, I made 2 waterfall cards and 2 autumn cards for friends to whom I need to send a card this week. Thanks loads for all your work on this site.
Candy Meyers -