Friday, November 11, 2011

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: 365 Cards Blog Hop

Hello & happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying Paper Crafts Magazine's blog hop to launch the new special issue 365 Cards

Welcome to the wonderful month of AUGUST.... a month full of fun celebrations such as National Girlfriends Day, Book Lovers Day and National Dog Day (you can find a full calendar of other holidays like these HERE).

Here's my card for August... which celebrates another fun day in the month... Sister's Day.
Sisters by Chance, Friends by Choice Card
I didn't have a sister growing up so the 365 Cards call alerted me to such a holiday. I love to teach my daughter's about days like this to see how they celebrate it. They used it as a reason to dig into my scrapping supplies and make cards for each other... how fun would it be if they did that every year? 365 Cards helps us celebrate something everyday. That is what makes this issue so fun and wonderful.

Want a copy of 365 Cards? You'll be entered in to win one by leaving a comment on my blog (all comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, November 13th). Or you can hop over HERE to purchase one online.

Want to win an even bigger and really cool prize? Stop by Paper Crafts Connection and leave a comment there too! Its a fun one... I promise:)

Lastly, don't forget to check out all of the other talented designers on our hop...


Thanks for stopping by today!

And a big and most sincere thanks to all of our veterans on this Veteran's Day and everyday! 

Products used: cardstock (Vintage Cream by Papertrey Ink), patterned paper (Red Light Green Light: Sidewalks collection by October Afternoon, Red Beans & Navy Beans from Homemade 6 Bean Soup collection and Sauerkraut from Sweet & Sour Soup collection by Jillibean Soup); stamp (My Sister by Technique Tuesday),  die templates (Blossom One and Labels One by Spellbinders).

164 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Those flowers are too cute!! Love your card, Windy and... of course your nod to our vets! Thanks for a chance to win!

Susie said...

Very beautiful card. Love the flowers and the fall colors.

Hussena said...

Oh Wow!! The flowers Look Amazing...Such Gorgeous Colours..Love Your Card Very much...Thanks for Sharing!!!!!

Cin Cin said...

Your paper work is amazing-I adore those flowers! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win!

cindysinfo (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jeanette Marchand said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. Beautiful card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty!!! Those flowers are GORGEOUS!!!

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

Ciacchina said...

...ma che bella! i fiori sono stupendi!

Kris Chirhart said...

So gorgeous!! Your flowers are amazing!

Laura Williams said...

Windy, this is so pretty!!!! I love those flowers and the embossed leaves are awesome! :) I'm so happy to be on the hop with ya!

Rochelle said...

Love those beautiful flowers!

angelabranon said...

I love my sisters so your card had me right from the start.

reeree62 said...

Love your card, and the holiday you chose. I love the sentiment!

Lillian Child said...

National Friendship Day is one of my favorites and I send all my BFF's cards for that FUN holiday! Great card!

Laura B. said...

beautiful paper flowers!!!

Emily said...

So pretty.

jo said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win the 365 cards issue!

Queen Mary said...

Sisters Day! What a great day! What a great card!

GabrielaD said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your card.

debb said...

Great card! Sisters are VERY special!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! Love the plaid background and the flowers!

Marie / Legojenta said...

What a pretty card! TFS =)

Lavonne said...

cute card! Love your flowers and leaves. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful!! Love your flowers!

Lisa Angela said...

OMG your card is so gorgeous!!! my email is lisaleo4de@yahoo.com

candi said...

This is so pretty! I can never get my flowers to look so perfect

Jessica Taylor said...

Love the holiday you chose, I have 2 sisters and have never given either a card on Sister's Day... I'll have to change that next year!

Liz Terrazas said...

i love your sister's card.. very elegant

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Beautiful card. Your flowers are fabulous. I have two sisters I need to be making cards for. : ) hmmmm and three sister-in-laws that are close enough to be blood sisters. I've got my work cut out for me.

Tricia said...

Windy, lovely card - great sentiment!

Jessica Mayer said...

I love the flowers!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a clean and simple card, but those flowers are just amazing!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous! I love the flowers!

Susan W - Bernoulli's Attic said...

I love the flowers! I'm always looking for new ideas on how to make them.

Jingle said...

Such a pretty card!

judy said...

Very pretty! I love the colors
you selected. How sweet that your
girls made each other cards; that would be a nice family tradition.

Julie Ebersole said...

Love the use of plaid for the background!

Paige Dolecki said...

Your card is just beautiful! My daughter only has brothers - I wonder if there is a national siblings day???

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 365 cards!

Paige

marymac said...

The browns and greens are a nice change. I like the thickness of the flowers.

Amanda said...

The plaid print and the flowers are fantastic!

charli said...

so pretty--great flowers!

Lin said...

Beautiful card, Windy - being a sister I should take note of this date! Thanks!

Linda said...

gorgeous! I love those flowers and that patterned paper!

Cat said...

What gorgeous flowers! You are so creative!

Kelly Massman said...

Your card is so pretty!!!!! TFS!

Debbie said...

I have three sisters and two sister-in-laws, so I need to remember this day for them. Love your flowers!

Karen said...

Would never have thought of those colors for a feminine card, but you chose well. They convey a warmth and coziness, which is what friendship is all about.

Tammy V said...

Beautiful card!
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Catriona MacGregor said...

I would love to win a copy of 365 Cards!

Rachel W K said...

the paper flowers look beautiful, what a great holiday :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Emily Leiphart said...
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Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous rolled flowers and beautiful papers, Windy!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous card, Windy! LOVE those flowers and the papers you chose!

Gabriele said...

beautiful card - so fitting for a sister (I should know I grew up with three and they are my best friends)

Lynda said...

Such a bright, cheery card! And what a fun project for your daughters to carry on!

Charlene M. said...

I love those flowers and the embossed leaves!! Such a sweet holiday you chose. TFS!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Barb said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! stunning!

reddbudd said...

Thanks for such great ideas. I'd love to win all those amazing inspirations to play with in retirement.

Lindsey said...

Your rolled flowers are beautiful! Gorgeous card for a fun occasion.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...love the flowers.
Grammygnb

Kilcha said...

Love your awesome card! Those paper flowers are fab! Can't wait to see all of the other great card ideas in the magaine. Maybe a free one!

DonnaSue said...

Love your rolled flowers..very beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

Jessica said...

beautiful flowers for such a sweet celebration!

Judy1223 said...

Windy, your sisters card is lovely...beautiful flower! What a great "holiday" to celebrate...I'll have to remember to send my sis a card next August!

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

Would love to get my hands on a copy of 365 Cards. Thanks for the opportunity!

klasickewpie said...

I love your card. My sister is my bestfriend, and I'm so thankful to have her in my life.

Binge Crafter said...

Pretty! I like your paper choices.
Angela
bingecrafter.blogspot.com

Indy said...

This is a lovely card! Hope your daughters continue to enjoy this holiday!

Barbara said...

Love your card for August(my birth month)and I love that it is for a friend!

Anonymous said...

This is precious. I didn't have a sister either.

Kris said...

A lovely card and a true sentiment both about sisters and thanks to all veterans! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

One Scrappy Gal said...

Such a pretty card!

Cynthia B. said...

I love the flowers you've created for your card - so pretty!
Hope your daughters always get along with each other - so sweet that they made each other cards.

Pat said...

Wow! Such a pretty card! The flowers are great! Maybe this is a dumb question--but how do you mail a card with these kinds of flowers so they don't get crumpled en route?

Denise said...

Pretty card! I love the flowers and the colors!
DeniseB

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful. I love those rolled flowers.

Lee Anne said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the panel of plaid paper!

Chasn Paper said...

I love the roses! They are so sweet, and the colors.... the plaid background makes the flowers pop! thanks for the chance to win 365 days!

meredemaison said...

Beautiful card and sentiment! My sister and I weren't friends growing up, but this sentiment is very true for us today! TFS!

jengd said...

Wonderful card- beautiful flowers!

Angela said...

This is just too pretty! I have never had my flowers turn out that beautiful!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous flower card.

Diana said...

Pretty card, the colors remind me of August

Deanna said...

I love your card and your sentiment! And I especially love August since its my birthday month! :)

A Crafty Person said...

Well, I have to say I love your card!! I have a sister I love dearly and August is her birthday month, so now I have 2 excellent reasons to love the month of August. Thanks for the inspiration.

tina said...

Love the colors and patterns.

Tina

Carol M. said...

This "Sisters" card is so pretty! I do have a Sister & we are so close! It's great there's a day for Sisters, but to me..every day is Sister's Day!

cropqueen said...

Wow what a neat card. Can't wait to see the magazine.

Ginny said...

What a beautiful card! I have to get that die to make the flowers.

Jeanne Clark said...

Over the top pretty --- I want to send a card like this to all five of my sisters!

Leanne said...

Beautiful card. Love those flowers there.

Patricia said...

Thanks for sharing! And thanks very much for the chance to win!!

Susan said...

What a pretty card Windy -- love those flowers!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great card--love the flowers and the plaid!

Chris L.

Karen said...

Who knew there was a "sister's Day" I must use your inspiration to create a card for my own sister! Thanks!

Mailee said...

I like your flowers. Very beautiful!

Gina said...

I have a sister and I'd LOVE to celebrate National Sister Day. What a great day to celebrate! Love the card!!!

Kathy Ethington said...

I love your card with those beautiful flowers. I have a sweet sister, so should send her a card. I didn't know there was a holiday for sisters.

rush said...

nice card. thank you for sharing.

Robyn said...

Thank you -
-for sharing your lovely card
-for giving me a chance to win
-and for teaching me about sisters day...I never knew that!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers and the sentiment is so sweet. Nice to teach your daughters to appreciate one another. I know as a middle aged woman I really appreciate and enjoy my sister!

Luana said...

Love those flowers. Cute.

Karey said...

Dito on the Veterans! They rock!

Jen W. said...

Love those yummy flowers and fabulous leaves!

Sue D said...

Great card--love the flowers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

LDonohue1 said...

I love your card, cant wait to try and make the flowers.
Thank you

Sue S. said...

Gorgeous card! Love those flowers!

sueot33@yahoo.com

diana said...

Lovely card for a great day to remember our friends! TFS

Annette said...

so cute...Love those flowers...
Thanks for sharing..

Carole said...

Great card love the flowers

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute card. I love your flowers and leaves. Paper roses.

Becky Green said...

VERY NICE!! LOVE the mixed patterns & the ROSES!!!! :)

Natalie Winterstein said...

What a great card! I didn't know there was a "sister's day" - I will have to write that on my calendar and celebrate with my sister next year! :)

Holly Kean said...

What a sweet holiday you've chosen! I really love the plaid paper you used in the background. It goes beautifully with the papers you used for the flowers.

Sandi said...

I love the flowers! great job!

:: hooliegirl :: said...

I love the flowers and the sentiment you chose for your card!

Samantha
hooliewoodcreations.blogspot.com

Kimberly S. said...

VERY pretty!! I love those roses! I've never had a sister either, but I do have 2 close friends that I would consider my "sisters by choice"!! LOVE this card!!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm going to have to keep this holiday in mind now that my sister has moved across the country!

Deirdre said...

Just adorable - those flowers are fab. Great creation.

pamselinski said...

Love your flowers.

Sherry said...

My sister and I aren't close but I have two sisters-in-law that are as close as you can get. We celebrate all sister celebrations and just plain celebrate sisterhood. Your cards are very beautiful and elegant!

Lori B said...

I just love those flowers! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

cheryl (clee') said...

I always wanted a sister growing up, and now know I wouldn't trade my 2 brothers for anything! Your card is gorgeous!

Agata said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful roses!

marylouh said...

Book lovers day is in August.
My birthday is in August. An appropriate pairing of holidays.

Isha said...

Love the color combo and your card and the flowers too. TFS

pcm said...

beautiful flowers!

Betty said...

Beautiful colors, gorgeous flowers...love your card!!!

gg nurse said...

Love the plaid bg & your flowers! Great card!

Natka said...

It‘s a wonderful card with beautiful flowers!

bzyPTmom said...

I always wanted a sister--but I have 3 great SIL's! My kids are a boy and girl--so not there for both of them. I'm loving the book lover's holiday--like that one!

Carol said...

Great project! I love the design and the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeni said...

What a beautiful card! I love the rolled flowers.

trena p said...

the flowers are super cute. i love this card.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Very sweet!

Lee said...

How wonderful! I love your card.

ostrichs said...

Sister's Day? Sounds like a new tradition in my family.

Congrats on being chosen for the blog hop and thanks for the opportunity to win.

Janine said...

Wonderful flowers. The paper you used makes them look so special!

Linda E said...

What a perfect card for Sister's Day or any day!

EllenB said...

Love the balance of color, pattern & texture on the card.

Kim H said...

love the lined pattern paper and embossing for the leaves. wonderful ribbon and bling details. great dimension and textures. thank you fo rsharing and a chance to win.

Brenda Lee said...

What a sweet card. I love making paper flowers.

Wifey Cookie said...

Wow to those flowers! :) Great card. Perfect for the occasion.

Hopping by,
Jenny aka Wifey Cookie
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

Amanda M said...

This card is so cute! I love the flowers. The sentiment is funny too. Makes me wish I had a sister so I could make it and give it to her.

Chris said...

The flowers are fantastic!

ShoppingTamii said...

so cute! I love your roses!

sharon g said...

Your flowers are wonderful. I've never done that before...

Holly Hickman said...

Thanks for featuring August..that is my birth monht. Your work is great. Also, thanks for the give away!!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Pretty flowers and what a beautiful sentiment!

Krysta said...

I love the colours on this card!

littlen said...

beautiful card. flowers are great. tfs.
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Janet Zeppa said...

Beautiful card!

Laura Evangeline said...

Happy Veteran's Day to you too! :-) xoxo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I loooooooove AUGUST--it's a fun month for my family filled with birthdays and school! And now Sister's Day!!! LOVE:) What a fabulous card--LOVE those flowers!

Pamk said...

cute card. I didn't have any siblings but would have loved to have a sister.
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mtscrapgal said...

Love the flowers on your card. The whole thing is lovely. Thanks

E. Marie said...

What a lovely card and I love your flowers. What a great day to celebrate. My sister is my very best friend and I almost lost her to cancer this year so I celebrate her every day.

WDF said...

Nice

Ange said...

Love your rolled flowers, great card!

marilyn said...

Great card and the flowers are FABULOUS!

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful...your flowers on this card are sooooo pretty! :)

Samantha Mann said...

Love your flowers!! And I hope your daughters to continue to make each other cards each year! How sweet to go through when they have daughters or sons of they're own one day!

Katie said...

Beautiful flowers, love the dimension! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the rosettes and elements! Congrats on your huge pub success!

Laura.K said...

Wonderful card, and such a true sentiment.