Friday, February 17, 2012

WCMD Winner Blog Hop {& Giveaway!}

{Have you stopped by to check out my giveaway celebrating 500 followers? Click here.}



The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Terri Davenport's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Paper Crafts blog.

Here's the full blog line-up:
Paper Crafts
Alyssa Scritchfield
Amber Daigre
Becky Olsen
Carol Bloomberg
Julie Day
Kelley Eubanks
Kelly Rasmussen
Laurie Willison
Lisa Petrella
Patricia Folchert
Savannah O'Gwynn
Sharon Dunn
Stephanie Washburn
Terri Davenport
Tifany DeGough <-- That's me!
Trinh Arrieta
Vanessa Menhorn
Veronica Zalis
Wendy Frederick

I hope you're not just here for the giveaway (but I won't blame you if you are!)...


...we'll get to that in a second.
For now, let's take a peek at today's card.

The Project:
If you've looked at the March/April issue of Paper Crafts, you may have already seen my winning card on page 82.

For today's card I decided to take the basic idea from my winning card and create a new one with a few small changes. This one goes a bit more toward the trendy navy color, but still uses fabulous papers from Authentique Paper (these are from the Free Bird Series) and that wonderful Itty Bitty from Unity Stamp company.


I did one of my favorite inking techniques to get a fun gradient on the stamped image. I love this look! It is a fabulous way to give your stamped image a little bit of spunk!

I was having fun stamping while I created this card, so I decided to create a coordinating bookmark:


Bookmarks are a great way to use up those scraps you've trimmed from your papers to create your card. It makes for a quick coordinating gift set.

Okay...now here's what you probably came by for...

The Prizes:
I've decided to share a little bit of what came in my WCMD prize package with one lucky winner.
Here's what you can win:


Giveaway includes:
PSA Essentials: Stamper, Alignment Tool, Black Ink, Vintage Snowman Peel & Stick Stamps, and Haunted Shack Peel & Stick Stamps
Clear & Simple Stamps: Circus Fun Stamp Set
American Crafts: Party Animal Stamp Set


But that's not all!
Paper Crafts has offered to send a copy of the March/April 2012 issue to another lucky winner!


{You can see my winning card on page 82.}

The Details:
To enter:
Leave a comment (only one, please!) on this blog post. That's it!

One comment will enter you for both giveaways.

{I would love it if you became a follower of this blog, but it is not necessary to win.}


Blog comments close (for the giveaways) Monday, February 20th @ 11:59pm (Pacific) and the winners will be announced Wednesday, February 22nd here on my blog.
Please remember to check back to see if you've won.
{Each winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information. If they have not contacted me by that time, a new winner will be chosen.}

{Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.}

Thanks for stopping by today...and while you are here...please take a little peek at some of my crafty items (stamps, punches, and even a KNK Zing) I have for sale.
Unfortunately I don't have enough space to keep it all...but my loss is your gain!

And please check out my current giveaway celebrating 500 followers. You could win even MORE crafty goodness!


Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Trinh Arrieta's blog


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (White);
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Free Bird Series);
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (Born An Original - Authentique Itty Bitty);
Ink: Tsukineko (Midnight Black, Night Sky, Ocean Depth, Aegean Blue, Oasis Green, Tea Leaves);
Ribbon: American Crafts (Ruffle Ribbon - Green);
Other: (Pearl);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


164 comments:

N@ said...

congrats for your win! i like the idea of an assorted bookmark!

Hussena said...

Such a Pretty Card...lovely Stamping..Congrats on your Win and Thank You for the Chance :):)

jengd said...

Congrats again! That's a beautiful card and I love the addition of the bookmark!

Dee in N.H. said...

Congrats on your win! I love the way you did the flower with the colors and that pretty bauble is a great touch!

Carol said...

Great card and love how you made the matching bookmark.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the multiple colors on the stamps and that little pearl accent. And congrats on being a WCMD winner!

designbydonna said...

Love your card. That inking technique is gorgeous. Congrats on win.

Jen said...

Fabulous card and bookmark! That is a great idea, to use up scraps and to have a cute gift. :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Just beautiful - and I love the coordinating bookmark! Congrats on your win!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Anne said...

I always forget about making bookmarks and I have so many friends who read. I love the blues on this project.

Rochelle said...

One of my fave Unity stamps of all time! You did a great job with it!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful card and bookmark! Thanks for sharing.

Beastybunny said...

Lovely projects. The technique on the stamping gives it such an elegant and classy feel. Wonderful work!

Lizscraps said...

congratulations on your win!, nice ard/bookmark combo.

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!!! Your card is soft and elegant!!!!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

beautiful card, tifany! congrats on the win! :)

Becky Garrison said...

Your card and bookmark are just lovely! Congratulations!

Marlena M. said...

Such a beautiful card and bookmark,Tifany.

Annette said...

beautiful cards...I love how you did the flowers in two colors...what a great combo...thanks for sharing..

Carrie said...

What a beautiful set! Love them! Thanks for the opportunity!

hellen5 said...

I'm first?!! Well, I think the bookmark with the card would make a lovely quick gift for someone!!

Lin said...

Congratulations, Tifany! I adore anything blue - love what you did!

Melanie Rozwood said...

Your card is very pretty. I envy your stamping abilities.

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Congrats on your win, Tiffany! Your card is stunning. I just LOVE Authentique!! I am a happy new follower and so glad I found you! :)

Ashley said...

This is beautiful and I love the bookmark :)

Nancy L. said...

very pretty!

Molossus said...

What an elegant card!

sanketi said...

wonderful work..congrats!

Tammy B said...

oooo, i love a good blog hop! i'm a 'regular' here and at a few of the other blogs, but some are new to me so thanks for introducing us!

Renita Y in Pgh said...

Congratulations on winning! LOVE your card!

Judy said...

Lovely card. The stamping was really pretty and the book mark to match was great. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

what a gorgeous card and bookmark set! love the stamps and papers you used! :)

AmyJ said...

Hopping around....I am now a follower. Your card is beautiful and my favorite color. Love the Rose. Thank you for the inspiration. I will be back after hopping for more of it.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card and tag, Tifany! The colors are gorgeous!

calamity jane said...

Love the gradient look you've created here. Congrats on you winning! But most of all, Thank You for putting this blog hop together!! It's wonderful to see & get to know all of this years winners!! I love your blog & do follow!!

erin lee creative said...

LOVE the inking technique! Congrats on winning girl!

Cyndi S said...

Beautiful card and bookmark. I would love if you would share your tips on stamping to get that effect. I just love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

Kelly Sas said...

The first thing I did when my PaperCrafts Magazine came in the mail was find your card! Just to think that I KNEW you were headed for great things. That is why I am so glad you let me have your autograph and have it in my collection of other amazing paper crafters I idolize. Now if someday I can meet you in person - what an honor that would be! So very happy for you.

Ange said...

Beautiful card and bookmark!!

CinBoopRella's Place said...

Saw your card in the magazine! It is beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Congrats on your win Tiffany! I love the stamping technique you used. Thanks so much for the chance to win your blog candy! :)

HomeschoolHomestead said...

Love the gradient effect! I am new to card making and love getting ideas. I am now a follower!

Lisa Angela said...

Love your tag and thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

Amanda said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love the ribbon accent.

Jen said...

Congrats and thanks for sharing your win! Beautiful stuff!

Jen said...

So pretty!

Leanne said...

Glad I'm free to be able to hop today. Love the bookmark. PS I have a US mailing address

Mom to Deanna said...

Love the blue and creamy colors! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

DonnaSue said...

Very pretty! Congrats on winning!

Sandi said...

congratulations and great job

Caryn S said...

Beautiful color combinations and I love the ink gradient on the stamp!

MrsBeasley said...

Congrats again!! Great card.

connie said...

this is so pretty! I became a follower in google reader.

UnikeByYes said...

Tifany, this set is beautiful, I need to try this inking thechnique again, my first trials where not very successful, hehe, TFS and congrats on your win!
Have a great day
Liz
unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous card with matching bookmark! Congrats on your Paper Crafts win and thanks for the chance to win goodies!

Lillian Child said...

Such lovely projects, Tifany! So excited for your WCMD win! HUGS!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Beautiful card and bookmark, Tifany. You should pick me as your winner because if I win, I can just come pick up the prize. ;) Congrats on winning WCMD!

mtscrapgal said...

Liked your card and bookmark. The gradiant inking effect is very classy. Thanks

Jan said...

Adorable card and bookmark, love the technique. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your win! Beautiful, beautiful card and bookmark, the gradient stamping really adds a lot.

Dolli said...

Lovely card!

Anita said...

Love this, so pretty. Congrats on your win.

coco said...

Fabulous, beautiful, inspiring papercrafting!! Congratulations on your WCMD win and your amazing generosity in organizing this terrific blog hop!

Amber S said...

Congrats. I love that gradient stamping!

Sandy said...

Congratulations on being published! I already have the magazine.

Emily Keaton said...

Cool projects! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

marilyn said...

LOVE your card and coordinating bookmark. I'm a big fan of Unity stamps....(or addict). Thanks for the chance to win a great prize pkg and congratulations on your win.

cwooding said...

Very creative stamping. Thanks for sharing

Agata said...

Congrats on your win! That's awesome!

Scrapycandy said...

Lots of crafty goodness here! The card and really that bookmark, are just lovely. Congrats! and thanks for sharing!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card and bookmark, Tifany! I love the colors and this technique...so elegant!
Congrats on your win and thanks for the chance to win some goodies :)

Heather said...

I love the stamp you used, it is beautiful.. Congrats on winning!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love your card :) Congrats on being published!

Auntie Em said...

Your card and bookmark are so pretty! Love the sentiment.
Congratulations on having your card in the magazine for WCMD! Thanks for sharing! :)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful!!! Love the blue!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations dearie!!! Congrats again!!! Yay!!

~amy~ said...

Fabulous projects!

Michele said...

Such an elegant card and tag! Congrats!

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card and tag!

Tanja said...

Don't enter me in the draw as I am from Australia, I just wanted to say how beautiful your card and bookmark are. I haven't got my PC mag yet so I look forward to seeing the winning cards.

Toni K said...

What a beauty! Congrats on the win!

Sharon Jones said...

Adore your card and tag! The colors are my fave! Congrats on winning, Tifany!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Tifany - so adorable! I love the green-blue gradiant on the stamped image too - wonderful!

raquelmason.stampinup.net said...

Great card, but how did you do the multiple color gradient on the stamp? Thanks for the chance to share in your winnings from WCMD.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations! Gorgeous card! fyi - your comments link is kinda hard to find.

Crafty Lady said...

The gradient image makes the card and tag... Love the green and turquoise combination. Nice work!

Barbara said...

The matching bookmark is such a great idea! Love both the card and the bookmark. The colors are fabulous!

FrancineB said...

Beautiful set. Love the colors and the gradiation of the colors.

Emily H said...

What a stunning card and bookmark!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Congrats again on your WCMD win, Tifany! Your card and bookmark for today are so pretty - great colours too!
And big thanks for all your hard work organizing today's hop!
Be sure to count me out of your prize drawing! :)

Natalie said...

Love your card and bookmark set! The gradient inking techinique is pretty and something I should try more often! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Pam and Presley said...

Soo cute and love the colors!Thanks for sharing your talents and goodies with us

pam abarker

barker3angels@gmail.com
craftswithpamandpresley.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Congrats to you Tifany!! So glad to be on a team with you! Both cards are just gorgeous!

Cassie said...

so lovely! what a terrific idea to use the scraps for a little extra something! thanks for the chance to win goodies!

Jeana said...

Your card is gorgeous, love the inking techniqu and colors you used!

BleedingBlack said...

Love the projects!

Patricia Folchert said...

Beautiful projects Tifany! Congratulations, thanks for putting all this together- great job! (Keep me out of the drawing, I'm a fellow winner.)

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely stamping work - so cool the way you've worked in the color gradient. Congrats on your win!

Kathyb said...

Beautiful stamping!

Tona said...

Beautiful card & bookmark.

Meier Family said...

Great card and love how you made the matching bookmark

fishydesign said...

I love the bookmark! I need to show this to my mom since she's now obsessed with making bookmarks!

Kris said...

Congrats on being a winner! Love the card and bookmark! I need to do that more often with my cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mkayob said...

love the book mark

Heather Maria said...

Big congrats on your WCMD win! I love the gorgeous card and matching bookmark you've created for today! As I'm in Ireland, please exclude my name from your very generous draw.

'Chelle said...

Wow Tifany, I had no idea it was World Card Making Day again...How did I miss that??? Congrats on your win! I've totally got to go back through the hop & check everyone else out. Thx for informing me about it. Your card & co-ordinated bookmark look WONDERFUL.

Thank you again for introducing me to your blog on Thurs & letting me know about your giveaaways. You are being incredibly generous! THANK YOU!

JaniceA said...

Congrats on your win! How exciting! Love your card and bookmark. Roses are my favorite and you made them just beautiful with your stamping. I am already a follower. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Lovely card and I like that you made a matching book mark.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kristin said...

Congrats! Your card is so pretty and I just love the coordinating bookmark. You're right, that's a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for sharing! Great job.

cassie said...

gorgeous card and bookmark!

Jillwag said...

Congrats on your winning card! Love the colors and paper choices.
How fun was that to win!!

Ronnie Bear said...

That's a very cool inking technique and a very nice coordinating gift idea...Thank you!
Congratulations on the win and you bet I'll be watching your blog when I get a chance. You know what they say about "following" successful people!! Keep up the great work !!

Natasha G.P. said...

I love your graduated colors!!!!!

sharon g said...

Your color choices---WONDERFUL!

T to the Essa said...

lovely technique, I'm gonna have to try that out!

{VICKI} said...

love the tip for using scraps on bookmarks!
thanks

polite said...

Nice card and bookmark is a great idea for an addition to a card. Even with the Kindle, you can never have too many bookmarks! Nice job!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Congrats on the win! Gorgeous card and matching bookmark! ;o)

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the card and matching bookmark...what a lovely idea! Congrats to you too.

Lee said...

Fabulous card (and bookmark!) Congratulations on being chosen! Thanks for the hop and giveaway.

reddbudd said...

Congrats. Love these beautiful colors. Great card.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

loving the card and bonus bookmark! smarat use of extra paper and embellies.

Chunyuan said...

congrats on your win. Fab card.

Kathy Mc said...

TIfany, congrats on being a 2011 WCMD winner! Your card is beautiful on your blog and will look for it in the PaperCraft magazine. Thanks for sharing some of your prize package with us! Off to finish this great hop ~ thanks for putting it together.

lnicasio said...

I do the same thing w my left over scraps! Usually a gift tag of some sort! Thanks for sharing!

NanaBeth said...

Last night I couldn't see any pictures-but today it's fine.Proud as punch of you-I was thrilled to see your name as a winner!

Michele from MS said...

I love the gradient effect. This is something I have not attempted so thank you for sharing. The bookmark is a beautiful addition as well! New follower ~ look forward to seeing what's next! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations!!! I was so excited when I saw you were one of the winners! I love the card you made and the coloring of the image, beautiful! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Ruby Craft said...

Lovely card, especially love the gradient inking on the stamp.

Bhawana said...

Hi Tifany, Congratulations for the winning. Card is awesome. blue color flower looking stunning. Lovely bookmark too. n a perfect gift to some you love.

Do visit me http://ilovecreativity-bhawana.blogspot.com/

RachelB said...

Beautiful projects!

littlen said...

beautiful work. congrats on winning. tfs. i'm a long time follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

NLR said...

Love you card! so stunning! Thanks for a chance to win!

Carmen said...

Great card and bookmark - I love the multiple colors

AnitaRex said...

Congrats on your WCMD win! :> What a lovely card today too! :>

SueB said...

great to have matched sets for gift-giving; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Isha said...

Pretty card. Congrats on your win. TFS

Svetlana said...

Congrats with your winning!
And you have very great cards!
Svetlana xx

Lindasue said...

Love your bookmark addition to your cool card. Love your use of "rock-n-roll" to amp up the "originality". Congrats again.

kingstonmama said...

Congrats on your win. Beautiful card and bookmark. Lovely colors. Ann Y.

Swedie said...

Love the matching bookmark! Great colors.

Noreen
http://www.make-homemade-gifts.com/

Bethany Becker said...

I love the blues and greens! Great card and bookmark. Congrats on winning.

Angela said...

Beauiful card! And matching bookmark too! What a great idea as long as you have everything out alreay, right? They are very pretty!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your WCMD win. Your card and bookmark are lovely. Love the colour gradient and those wonderful flowers. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your loot!

Dana Forster said...

beautiful. Love the aged look with the gradient ink.

Robin Gibson said...

Very nice blog! And congrats on your win! Thanks for a great opportunity!

Mandi said...

This is a lovely and elegant cards. So cute.

karenelr said...

Thank you for sharing your card and bookmark and congratulations for winning in the WCMD contest! How kind of you to share and how generous, too! Thanks again!

Karen said...

Great stamping technique. Color combo so nice to look at, easy on the eyes.

Natka said...

Your card is so pretty...

Domka said...

I like this card with stamped flowers!

Jen W. said...

Love the multi-coloured inking technique and that bookmark is so sweet!

lynda said...

I must admit that I was only drawn here by the giveaway. That should be OK with you tho because I like what I see & will likely be back. Congrats on being published!

CorinaT said...

I love the bookmark and card. Beautiful!! (I live in Canada, just thought I would let you know).

buglvr2010 said...

I love your card and bookmark. Beautiful!

lisa j said...

Love the colors you used and your gradient stamping technique

charli said...

nice work--the bookmark is a perfect touch!

Stampin_melissa said...

Congrats on winning and thank you for the opportunity to win too! Such a lovely card. Love the idea of making a matching bookmark!

Dawn C. said...

Very beautiful card! I love the roses and the coordinating bookmark! What a terrific idea. Congratulations on winning. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

What a nice card!

Linda said...

Love the blues and greens. And your technique to ink it is perfect! Thanks for sharing

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful color combo!!!

postalorphan said...

Love your card - it's gorgeous! Congrats on your win.

marla said...

Congrats on your winnings. Love this beautiful card and great bookmark!!