Saturday, October 03, 2009

It's World Cardmaking Day (WCMD) and I have a Giveaway!

Happy Saturday Morning! Today is World Cardmaking Day!

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What a great day to celebrate crafting! It's the first weekend in October so the leaves are changing, weather is chilling (in North America anyway, my Australian friends), and fall football is on. What a better day to have a holiday and use as an excuse to create.

I'm honored to be part of the blog tour for Paper Crafts today, and if you go to the World Card Making Day website, you can see hundreds of links to creative blogs that are celebrating this crafty day. Check out the tour here.

One of my favorite magazines on the planet, Scrapbook and Cards Today, is also hosting a WCMD party, so be sure to check their blog for fun card making inspiration. There are 12 different card designs with sketches and instructions, so be sure to soak up the inspiration!

I have a fun fall card to share with you today.




This card was really easy to make, and the stripes are the B side to the Jillibean Sunflower paper, so it was inexpensive too! Most supplies from this card are the October kit from Studio Calico. The ribbon is from my stash.

In honor of all the crafting, I wanted to have a giveaway! Studio Calico has generously donated some very fun stamps which should help inspire you along your way. The frame and star stamp are very exclusive. April used them in her misting class at CKC-Nashville, I believe.


The alphabet stamps are great for cards and scrapbook layouts. This is the Storytime alpha. It is a nice size, and a great font. They are the outline of the alpha which is fun because you can then make them any color you want to match any project. I used this set on my "Little School Girl" layout with Studio Calico's October kit:

Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite scented candle during the fall months for your chance to win. Followers of my blog are already entered in all giveaways, but if you are a follower and you leave a comment, you'll have two chances. I'm going to leave the comments open until midnight PST on Sunday the 4th, so enter away!

I hope you have a wonderful day of crafting! It doesn't have to be cards. And be sure to check back tomorrow. It's my day to post at the Pink Paislee blog, and I have some quick and easy Christmas card ideas to share.

Off to the soccer game! Davinie

84 comments:

  1. pumpkin spice is always my favorite scent of candle when the days start turning cooler. It just gets me in a holiday mood! Awesome prize giveaway!

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  2. oh, your cards are beautiful! I love anything with cinnamon and vanilla in them. I have such bad allergies that I rarely burn candles anymore and I miss them!

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  3. beautiful green card!
    my favorite scent of candle is cinnamon-orange. To enjoy with a cup of hot tea.

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  4. Your cards are beautiful! My favorite candle scent is pumpkin spice :)

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  5. cute cards!!! HAPPY WCMD! my fav fall scent candle is the maple leaves that i buy at bath&body works. smells so good! ok, happy FALL, Ms. Dav!

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  6. I love vanilla and sugar cookie scented candles!

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  7. Anonymous9:31 AM

    My favorite candle scent at this time of year is apple-bay. I love your blog banner, by the way.

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  8. Super job! Very nice fall colros.

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  9. There is only one fall candle to own, Pumpkin Pie, to die for, I stock up for me and my best friend. Love your work, D , always so much fun to read about your latest adventure...my fave , the chicks! How are they by the way?

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  10. Agnes9:37 AM

    Love your cards! My favorite sent is pumpkin or vanilla. Thanks for teh give away!

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  11. Dav, such lovely creations you always make! Happy WCMD to you!
    I love Yankee Candle Fall Festival at this time of the year.

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  12. I've been dying to break out my Pumkin Spice candle from Yankee Candles! Happy WCMD!

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  13. I use my Scentsy warmers, but my favorite for fall is a little cinnamon-vanilla combo.

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  14. My favorite is vanilla. It makes me think of all the goodies I have baking in the oven during the fall time plus it smells awesome mixed with the scent of fresh pumpkin pie baking in the oven. Yum!

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  15. I LOVE cinnamon scented candles in the fall.

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. I love it!

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  16. I have to agree with Valerie - my favorite is pumpkin spice - or creamy caramel - pretty much anything that gets the house smelling like something is baking which of course, makes me hungry! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win. Thanks for the great inspiration - happy world cardmaking day!

    Lianne Carper
    www.cardscraps.com

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  17. I have an apple pie candle which someone gave me as a gift. It always smells like grandma's apple pie is baking when I have it lighting. Love your cards and what a great giveaway.

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  18. Wow, fingers crossed. candle scent? last time I lit a candle was pre-children. something from yankee candles, citrus basil.!!!
    wow, i can't freaking believe I REMEMBERED That!!!!

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  19. My favorite scent of candle is Mcintosh Apple. They smell so good that I actually think I could eat the candle.

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  20. mmmmm.... pumpkin (or pumpkin spice) is am all time favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I love vanilla and pumpkin scents, especially during this time of the year. I love the thankful card too! Those large letters are perfect!

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  22. Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Hazelnut Vanilla is my go-to scent year round (also the flavour of my coffee), but this time of year and around Christmas, I also like cranberry or cinnamon. They just smell like the holidays ;)

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  23. Hobby Lobby has a candle that is Caramel Apple... I could burn those all year round. I LOVE the scent of them!!

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  24. Anonymous10:55 AM

    I love to burn the Yankee Spiced Pumpkin jar candle during the fall. Yummy! Happy WCMD to you too. Thanks for the prize give-away - that stamp set is awesome. I also love your banner - so cute!

    Anne Fisher

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  25. My favorite recent find is WoodWick's Cinnamon Chai. It smells like fall and always makes me thirsty. LOL!

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  26. mmmmm i love scented candles!! my faves are coffee flavors & apple or pumpkin cinamon. yummy!! i think i need to go on a candle search now!! or buy some new Scentsy!! great giveaway!! YAY! crossing my fingers!

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  27. What a great giveaway.
    I always get inspired by the spice and Cinnamon scented candles. I love that they symbolizes the fall really well.
    tfs

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  28. Love your cards. Warm vanilla sugar from Bath & Body Works is my favorite fall candle.

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  29. love your card...love the smell of pumpkin or apples for candles in the fall...thanks for the chance at a great giveaway, been drooling over SC stamps :)

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  30. fave candle? pumpkin spice

    happy wcmd!

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  31. i love this candle my friend makes called cranberry spice. mmm so warm and delicious

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  32. pumpkin spice, for sure! :)

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  33. Jennie12:35 PM

    That stampset is fabulous!!

    My favorite candle scent is cinnamon!!

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  34. Another pumpkin spice fan here :) I love the scents of fall.

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  35. It's a toss up between pumpkin spice and gingerbread, I love both scents. Enjoy card making day

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  36. I love fall too!!! Pumpkin is my most favorite smell!

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  37. I love cinnamon and vanilla scents, not only this time of year but year-round! Makes me think of yummy stuff baking in the oven. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. thanks for the reminder about today! i've been having a little creative block, but i think making a few cards might be just what i need! :]

    my current favorite candle scent is "the perfect autumn leaves" from slatkin & co. i also tend to love midnight pomegranate all year round, it's not very fall-ish though.

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  39. I like vanilla scent!!!
    love your blog!!

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  40. hmmm.... i have two. i love love love sugar cookie. it's mild but always smells good. the other is pumpkin spice... always smells great around this time of year.

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  41. What a pretty card- I love those pretty papers you used and the lettering is so effective
    My favourite autumn candle is vanilla or cookies and cream
    :o)

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  42. Fav fall cent is one that has pomegranate in it. although with 2 active little boys candles rarely get used around here :)

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  43. I'm a "pumpkin spice" or "spiced pear" fan for the fall season....

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  44. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! I was just about to go make some greeting cards, and I didn't even realize today was World Cardmaking Day! My favorite candle scent is vanilla :)

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  45. My favorite smell for candles is apple spice. It reminds me of apple pies and usually it sparks my pie making moods and so I start making pies. Its just something about that smell that makes me think holidays/fall.

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  46. Anonymous3:41 PM

    My favorite year-round is Yankee Candle's Mountain Lake. They had discontinued it but recently brought it back. Yea!

    Kristan
    laundrydiva@verizon.net

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  47. My favorite is one I just picked up at Bed Bath & beyond yesterday. Candy Corn - I love it!!!

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  48. Great cards :)
    I LOVE those stamps!
    My favorite fall candle is "Creamy Caramel" from White Barn Candle Co
    Fall is my favorite season!
    Have a great weekend
    :)
    Tara

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  49. KathyChen4:38 PM

    Apple pie is my favorite - reminds me of our annual apple picking trips. What a fun giveaway - I love studio calico!

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  50. Delightful as always - love your work! You talented lady!

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  51. Diana N.5:29 PM

    Vanilla, apple pie and pumpkin candles are some of my favorite scents, especially in the fall. Beautiful cards too!

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  52. i just found a new one....ginger vanilla from bath and body works. and they are 2 for 20 right now.

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  53. I love Archipelago Bergamot and Tobacco that I get at ULTA.

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  54. I love anything with some vanilla and cinnamon in it!! My Scentsy burner has coconut in it!! Great prize give away . . . I love those stamps! Your cards have been so inspiring today!

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  55. definitely pumpkin spice! Love your cards and finding inspiration from your site.

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  56. Happy WCMD!! My favorite Fall scented candle is Yankee Candle's "Spicy Punpkin" Yummy~I just bought a new one today

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  57. Great cards and prizes. I love candles. I love anything spicey with cinnamon in it.

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  58. My favorite is actually a scentsy candle, orange pomegranete! Beautiful card!

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  59. My fave is Yankee Candle's Macintosh!

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  60. I bought a candle for my daughter that smelled like baking sugar cookies! I stole it from her. Yes, I'm an Indian giver but it smelled so good!

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  61. Gorgeous cards! Happy WCMD!
    My favourite candle scent is definiely vanilla, but at the moment I am loving my French Pear scened candle from Wicked Wix, an Aussie, soy based candle company.

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  62. love the card. i like sugar cookie during this time of year... smells so yummy and it's fat- and sugar-free! :)

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  63. What a precious card and a great giveaway!! thanks for the chance, my favorite is vanilla. =)

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  64. Vanilla is my favourite scent - all year round!!

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  65. very cute card! ... I didn't get any cards made yesterday, but I did start cuting my squares to make my very first quilt! EEKS! What did I get myself into?

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  66. Def. pumpkin spice for me! I HAVE to have that star stamp...LOVE IT!

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  67. Just found your blog on the blog hop! My favorite candle scent would be pumpkin spice or apple pie.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  68. Ginny6:20 AM

    Pumpkin Spice is my fall favorite. Usually I just stick to vanilla scented, but in the fall I always seem to hunting something yummy smelling like pumpkin pie.

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  69. Cinnamon & vanilla ;-) Cute cards girl !! Love love love !

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  70. what a fun question - i was just thinking yesterday that i LOVE fall candles and got a few for thanksgiving gifts (canadian thanksgiving is next weekend) - my fave is "fall leaves" from bath and bodyworks.

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  71. Gorgeous cards!
    I love the alpha stamps!! Gosh thank you so much!

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  72. One of my fall favorites is Apple pie scented candles. Beautiful cards!

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  73. alas...i am scent sensitive and cannot burn scented candles. i do like soft blue-green candles, though.

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  74. I love cranberry candles! And vanilla is a good scent year-round.

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  75. My favorite has to be pumpkin spice, or apple pie, or the old standard vanilla! Love your blog and your fabulous creative flair.

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  76. My favorite scent is Vanilla Pumpkin....a Yankee candle scent...yum! Awesome giveaway!

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  77. I have a couple of favorites! Pumpkin Pie and Autumn Leaves from Yankee Candle and Apple Orchard from Bath/Body works. Thanks for the chance!

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  78. i love spiced cider candles. mmmm. i also have one called "harvest" that i enjoy too.

    and i really really really would love that stamp!!!

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  79. I like the pumpkin pie ones, but then it makes me hungry!

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  80. My favourite Autumn scent (yup, I'm one of those Aussies) is cinnamon. It makes me soooo happy :o)

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  81. Happy WCMD! I was busy all weekend, so I didn't get much time to craft. I am going to an all weekend crop next weekend to celebrate though! :)

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  82. I have two candles that I burn throughout the fall....pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon. Yum. It makes my mouth water just thinking about them!!

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  83. I love warm apple pie or spiced cider scented candles during this time of the year.
    Gets me in the mood for cider and making caramel apples, LOL.

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