Thursday, December 4, 2014

2014 World Card Making Day Winners Blog Hop & Giveaway


Welcome to the 2014 World Card Making Day Winners Blog Hop!


I am SOOOO excited to be a part of this hop along with these talented crafters who share my passion for our addictive hobby. :)  I have really enjoyed getting to chat with them during the past few weeks as we've made our plans and discussed other specifics of the contest. I can't wait to check out their blogs and see their handiwork myself!


If you are following along in order, you should have arrived here from the inspiring blog of Maureen Wong.

Now.... on to the reveal -- the curtain please.......!

I am honored to share my winning card in the Love category. This card was my favorite of all my submissions and I was *ecstatic* when I got the email that it had actually won!

 
Fun fact: This card is only one layer!
(A special shout-out and thanks to Holly for the photo!) :)
 
I first sponged ink onto my card base using my Tim Holtz "Rays" stencil. I used Sunny Yellow, Honey, Sunflower, and Goldrush inks. Starting with the lightest and working to darkest. I then created my sentiment on my Silhouette program using Cheddar Jack font and printed it over the stenciled sun rays. Last, I took the tiny heart from my Lawn Fawn "Float My Boat" stamp set and stamped the hearts using Tulip ink that had first been dabbed off a little with a sponge. That's all I did! I had to restrain myself from doing something else to it, but it seemed "finished". :)     (All inks were Close to my Heart products.)
 
BIG thanks and WARM, crafty HUGS to the PC&S team for all they've done, for supporting this hop and for hosting the contest! I wouldn't be the crafter I am today without this magazine and it's inspiration to me, both as a subscriber and as a contributor. I will miss it so. (And the editorial team who were such a bright spot - they made the publishing world fun - not scary at all!) :)
 
 
To celebrate the hop, I am offering a fun little giveaway for followers of my blog. To be eligible for the prize, become a follower and leave me a comment below. If you are already a follower, simply leave me a comment. I'll put together a little package of goodies for a randomly drawn winner on December 10th.  (Deadline for eligibility is by 5pm CST time on the 10th.)
 
Next up on the hop is the talented Heather Hoffman. I do hope you will visit everyone's blogs and share some love. For your reference, a linked list of all participating crafters is provided below.
 
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit and sharing the excitement with us!



1.      Jamie Greene

2.      Simone Naoum 

3.      Kristie Larsen

4.      Donna Bowman

5.      Maureen Wong

6.      Mandy LaCroix

7.      Heather Hoffman

8.      Piali Biswas

9.      Christa Laszczkowski


11.  Wendi Lau


13.  Isha Gupta


15.   Virginia Lu


God Bless,
Mandy Pin It

49 comments:

  1. Fabulous one layer design!! Congrats on your win Mandy!

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  2. love this card! it's fantastic <3 congrats on your win.
    following you now :)

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  3. I love the way you have combined the sentiment against that stenciled background. Such a clever idea! Congratulations on being a Winner! :)

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  4. Congrats on your win! This is such a fun one-layer card - bold and colorful!

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  5. This is just jaw dropping fabulous! Congrats:)

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  6. Amazing layers on a one layer card, Mandy!! This is so perfectly designed and I LOVE the sentiment. Congratulations on the win :)

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  7. Oh, this is fabulous! I can totally see why you won! Congratulations!

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love the stenciling and that sentiment is just perfect, the hearts add so much to it. Great work!

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  9. The additions of hearts are so lovely in this! The inking is perfect....Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Mandy! So very happy for you!

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  10. Ohhhh so sweet! Love your proclamation of love card :-)
    Congratulations on your win, Mandy!

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  11. Love the saying on
    your beautiful card!
    Great colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. GORGEOUS!!! I just love the inking and hearts on your card Mandy. So happy to be celebrating with you. Congratulations once again!

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  13. Wow, what a beautiful and creative card!!! Congrats! I'm following your blog now, looking forward to seeing more of your cards!

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  14. Congratulations, how exciting for you!

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  15. Lovely one layer card. Congrats on your winning.

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  16. Oh wow amazed that this is a one layer! Love the font! Happy to be a new follower!

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  17. I totally ADORE this card, it just screams HAPPY...and congrats on your win! :)

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  18. What a cheerful card. I really like the font on that sentiment.

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  19. FABULOUS sentiment!
    Congratulations!

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  20. Congrats to you! This is a fabulous one layer card - love the sentiment and those hearts.

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  21. congrats, AMAZING OLC, I started following you through bloglovin. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Love your love card Mandy! Congrats to you :)

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  23. Love your card, Mandy! Congratulations!
    I am a follower. :)

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  24. Congrats on the win! Just started following you on Bloglovin!
    :)

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  25. Mandy this is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations!

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  26. Love this one layer design! Great job! Congrats! I'm following you!

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  27. Mandy this card is ridiculously awesome! Wow! This is a real winner for sure-crazy cool and so well done. One layer to boot. Awesomesauce :) Glad to be a winner with you! Congrats on your card win-wow! :)

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  28. I love this card - what a wonderful sentiment!

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  29. Congrats on your win, Mandy! One-layer cards are even more challenging, but not for you. Great rays and love the floating hearts. Thanks for sharing Cheddar Jack! I'm following you via Bloglovin'.

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  30. Beautiful card... I love it. One layer. That is amazing. Congratulations on your win. I am a follower now too.

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  31. CONGRATULATIONS on being a WINNER Mandy!!!
    LOVE your card, the sentiment & sunrays are WOW!!!

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  32. Sorry that the magazine folded before you were able to get published. What a bummer.
    Love the card. A great sentiment and the sun rays are a nice touch.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. What a fabulous card. Awesomeness. :) Following.

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  34. I am a new follower, your winning card is amazing! LOVE IT!

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  35. What a sweet card!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  36. I'm following on Bloglovin'. Congrats on your winning card! It's beautiful.

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  37. HUGE congrats! This card is amazing!!!!! I'm happily following you.

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  38. Awesome card! Can't believe it is one layer! New follower on Bloglovin, and congrats on your fabulous win!

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  39. I am now a follower. Congratulations on your win--this is one bright and happy stunning card.

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  40. Love everything about this card - the gradation of color on the sun rays, the striking sentiment and those cute little hearts! Congrats on your win - it was well deserved!! ~Maureen

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  41. Congratulations on your win, your card is fabulous!!!

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  42. Your card is so cool. I love that you were able to squeeze in some Lawn Fawn ... they are my favorite stamp company!!!! :)

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  43. What a great use of Tim Holtz stencil! The colors compact is so beautiful with the tiny hearts, Just sooooo love it!
    Congrats on your win!

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  44. Oh my goodness... this stopped my heart! I love every single bit of it! Congrats on your win. So well deserved!!

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  45. I do not have a cricut. I wish there was a stamp for this phrase. I love your card.

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