YaY!!! After concern and worry that the Internet wouldn't come back in time for me to get this post out while it is still World Card Making Day, after a three hour outage, it is finally back. I think it knew I would have been having a rather stern talk with it if it hadn't come back online!
I wasn't blogging yet when this occasion was celebrated last year but what a fabulous occasion to observe. How wonderful to have a day that honours the creativity behind making handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between us and the people we send them to. I love this idea!!!! So without further ado, let's kick of World Card Making Day, Décosse's Dynamite Doodles style and you know what that means...PRESENTS!
Sounds like a worthwhile day to celebrate in my books! So, let's bring on the presents, shall we?!
First off I have FIVE sentiments that I am offering as straight up freebies for everyone:
How is that for a start?! Now I do have a little something extra planned, but this time you need to do some work yourself. Since this celebration is all about our cards, I thought it would be nice to see one of your favourite cards that you created and posted about, from the last year. I was going to ask you to share your favourite, but when I thought about it, I could never come up with an absolute favourite myself. I have a range of cards that are my favourite and I am guessing that you do as well. So, start scrolling through your old posts and find a card that you really, really like. Come over here and link it up BUT you also have to leave me a comment on this post telling me WHY it is one of your favourites. That isn't too difficult now is it? Check out what you have a chance to win...
One grand prize of the following...
A COMPLETE MINI KIT with:
12 papers in it: 6 with ribbons and 6 without.
5 sentiments all in png format.
There will also be a...
- second prize of all 12 papers.
- third prize of the 6 curling ribbon papers.
- fourth prize of the 6 solid papers.
- fifth prize of the 5 sentiments.
Now for every 25 people that sign up, I'll add another set of prizes. So that means if I manage to get 50 people linked, I'll offer up a total of 10 prize packages. Can you imagine if I were to actually get 100 people on board?! That would mean a total of 20 prize packages!!!
And there is more...
If you create a post letting your readers know what I'm doing so that they can sign up too, I'll automatically send you out a bonus kit of 6 curling ribbons. If you do create a post you'll need to come and leave the link to it in the comment section so I have a way of knowing how to get there.
Now hmm...which card should I post as one of my favourites. Oh man, there are quite a few that I have been really happy with this year. I guess the one I will go with is my very first round card that I created for a Digi Darla's post. To refresh you on what it looked like, I have included it below...
Okay, now it is your turn, I want to see one of your favourite cards. You must link up your choice below in order to have a chance at winning one of the a fore mentioned prizes. Remember, you don't need to create anything new, just link up a post from sometime during the past year. You do however, need to come back and leave me a comment letting me know why you chose this card as being one of your fondest. Don't forget, anyone who publishes a quick post telling people what I'm up to and linking to this post will AUTOMATICALLY get the bonus curling ribbon embellishments. Each ribbon is a separate png image.
This link up (scroll down to the very bottom of the page) will be open until 11:59 p.m. on October 19th and winners will chosen shortly thereafter. This is one of those rare times where backlinking is allowed. You can link up a maximum of three of your favourite cards. However, if you do not provide a comment telling me why you linked your choice(s) you will NOT be eligible to win a prize. It doesn't have to be too long but it does have to explain your reasoning for choosing. You do not have to be a follower but it would be nice for you to become one, if you decided you like it over here.
So what are you waiting for?! Get choosing and I hope to see you back here soon.
Until next time,
Credit Notes For This Creation:
Font Information<<<fonts for the freebies to be added later on...sorry running way to far behind, to add it right now>>>
Click on the font name to take you to a download location. All these fonts have been advertised as being free for commercial use. I have used various layer styles in the design of these word art creations.
If you are not sure how to copy the image, check out the download instructions page.
Along with the Credit Note above...
- Do not claim the image as your own.
- Credit 'Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' or 'Lisa L. Décosse' somewhere on your creation.
- Credit and provide a link if you post a creation on your blog using any of my work in your creations.
- Do not share my images with family, friends, etc. Additionally, do not post any images to file sharing services like Box®, 4-Shared®, etc. Instead, please direct people to my blog so they can grab the image for themselves. If you would like to post a watermarked version of the image, please contact me to obtain one.
- If I have signed an image, do not delete my signature.
- Leave a comment on my blog. It is currently the only way for me to know if any of my freebies are being nabbed. Additionally, it will help to inspire me to continue to create and offer future freebies.
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