Friday, February 17, 2012

WCMD Winner Blog Hop ~

Happy Friday to you all!  Welcome to the Paper Crafts magazine and World Card Making Day Winners blog hop!  We have some great inspiration and some wonderful giveaways for you today!  If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from the Paper Crafts blog! I’m the first stop on this hop – you've started out on the right track!
I was surprised and honored to find that I had been chosen as a winner...a few days after the initial winners were chosen.  On an incredible act of honesty and integrity, one of the winners stepped down and I was chosen as the fifth winner in the category.  You can read about it here.
For my project today, I was inspired by my card that was picked.  I chose to use the same earthy tones as a jumping board for my card.  Here is a little peek at the winner
And here is the card I made especially for today!  

I used the negative die cut space of the butterfly as my pop of color.  I’ve been seeing a lot of this around blogland, so I thought I’d give it a go myself.  Also, many have been adding some shading to solid stamped images – I don’t know who started the trend, but it’s genius!  So much more depth and dimension!  For a finishing touch, I added some glossy accents to the little berries.  Thanks so much for bopping on by!  Here are the details of the hop:
There are two ways to win a prize from me! 
1. Comment for a chance to win some goodies from my winning loot!

Spellbinders Banner Basics Two Dies
PSA Essentials Stamper & 2 stamp sets
EK Success Brenda Walton Swirl border punch
Color Box Limited Edition cat’s eye Chic ink pads
Studio Calico Die – Cuts
Elmer’s Craft Bond adhesives
the card I posted here!
{Sorry, I can only ship these items within the continental US}

2. Comment for a chance to win your very own copy of the March/April 2012 issue of Paper Crafts magazine featuring the WCMD winners!
wcmd 2011 mag
Blog comments close on Monday, February 20th at 11:59pm (PST) and the winners will be announced Wednesday, February 22nd on each designer’s blog.
Your next step on this fabulous hop is the insanely talented Amber Daigre of Damask Love.  If you get lost along the way, head back to the Paper Crafts blog.  Again, thank you so very much for stopping by, and I’ll thank you in advance for your comments {wink}!  Have a super weekend!  :o) lyss

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Natka said...

The card is so simply and so pretty... Love the butterfly!

N@ said...

great card, I love that butterfly die and stamp! congrats for your win

Tanja said...

Beautiful card, love the negative die cut and the colours. Don't enter me in the draw as I am from Australia.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is great! I love the shading you added, gives it a ton of dimension!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful card! Especially love the background and the added pop from the red butterfly! TFS!

Ronnie Bear said...

I love the way you did the leaves with the added shading. They look so soft. Nice Job and Congratulations !!

Karen said...

Love your card....the look of the leaves is so lovely.

coco said...

Lovely card-- great colors & touches! Congrats, WCMD Champ!

Hussena said...

The Card is so pretty...I love the shading you have done :) and Congrats on Being Published!!

Carol said...

Beautiful card, love the shading!

Michele from MS said...

So pretty ~ I love the sentiment and the coral butterfly! Thanks for sharing! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Rochelle said...

What a wonderful card! You're right that die cut out is a stunner!

Jamie said...

Beautiful card:)

Anne said...

Your card is very pretty. I, too, like using the negative of a die for a different look.

Alex said...

Very pretty card, congrats on your win!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful card - and congrats on your win!!!

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designbydonna said...

Gorgeous card. Love the sentiment. Congratulations on being published.

Agata said...

That card is so lovely! The pop of color is perfect!

judy said...

Congratulations on your win--lovely card!

Katiria said...

I can't wait to win something

Jeanette Marchand said...

Very pretty. Love the earthy tones with the butterfly's splash of colour.

Angie said...

Gorgoes card!!!! Love the glassy accents!!!

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

I LOVE your card! That is my favorite butterfly! Gorgeous job!

sanketi said...

Love the card, soft and elegant very nice!

Lizscraps said...

such a lovely card! it does make you want to dream. congratulations!

Amrita said...

beautiful card! love the layout and the colors.

Maryu said...

A lovely, elegant card, soft as a misty morning. Wonderful leaf technique.

Beastybunny said...

Lovely card! Yes the shading on the solid stamps adds so much to it! I will be trying this for sure!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

gorgeous card, alyssa!

Carrie said...

Love the card, I am partial to Butterflies! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity!

Marlena M. said...

I love the negative die space you popped with color! ;)

Becky Garrison said...

Your card is beautiful! Congratulations!

karahoward said...

Congrats!! Love your card, especially with all the pti goodness one it. I too am going to have to try die cutting off the page - on purpose :)

lisa j said...

Love your card and the way you stamped the
Leaves and butterfly!

Lin said...

Congratulations! And I really like your card today - the shaded leaves are wonderful and the negative butterfly die image add just the right amount of interest!

Ashley said...

This card is beautiful! I love the pop of color from the butterfly :)

Molossus said...

A simple, but beautiful card!

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is really cool. I love the negative die cut. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn C. said...

Congratulations on your win! Your card is beautiful! I love the pop of color. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jacque said...

I love the colors you used, and the sentiment is a great reminder too! Congratulations on winning!

Nancy L. said...

beautiful card!

AmyJ said...

Hopping around. Love your cards. They are very earthy and very wonderful. congrats on your win.

Becky Coltrane said...

beautiful butterfly card!

Cyndi S said...

Gorgeous cards. I can definitely see why you are one of the World Card Making Day winners. Can't wait to see more by you.
cstephenson at q dot com

Judy said...

I love the colors on the winning card and the simplicity of the card today is so great. Love the little berry pops.

calamity jane said...

Love both of your cards!! The pop of color really adds to the beauty of this card. I just got a Grand Calibur so would love to win your goodies!! Thanks for the chance & congrats on your win!!

Linda Harris said...

Congrats!!! Both are gorgeous cards. Look forward to seeing more creations from you.

Renita Y in Pgh said...

Congratulations on winning! Love your cards!

Meier Family said...

Very Beautiful Cards!!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card. I love what you did what the leaves - they look awesome. It's always nice to see new people's cards.

I live in Denver!!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

Love how you inset the butterfly. Very lovely card.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card, Alyssa! I love the pop of pink!

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tifany said...

Fabulous card! Beautiful!

Ange said...

Your cards are both so beautiful! Love the butterfly. That's so nice of you to offer some of your loot.

Tanya Banana said...

how awesome! love the card

erin lee creative said...

So so so pretty! I love the glossy accents. Nice finishing touch!

Jessica said...

this is such a beautiful card! love it!! :)

Amanda said...

I love the stamped butterfly in the negative space. Just lovely!

*Alison* said...

wow.. love the butterfly in the negative space.. so beautiful.. :) thanks so much for the chance to win! hugs
familybubbles at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

What a pretty card! I love how you punched out the butterfly.

Diana N. said...

Lovely card. I admire the shading on the leaves and the pop of the butterfly.

Marlou McAlees said...

huge congrats on your win :) and love your card creation, thanks for chance to win these fab goodies ♥

CinBoopRella's Place said...

Beautiful and elegant! So perfect for birthday, or miss you...so many possibilities!

mtscrapgal said...

Your card is very lovely and rich with great techniques. Thanks

Heather said...

I adore your cards they are so beautiful! You are very creative.

Lisa Angela said...

Love the quote on your card...so inspiring!

Jen said...

Love, love, love the shading! All around gorgeous!

Leanne said...

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

Jess said...

I love your card! Love your buttons and the pretty pink butterfly is a nice pop of color!

UnikeByYes said...

OMG, this card is simply beautiful! TFS and congrats!
Have a great weekend!
Liz
unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

Tigerberry said...

Did I already say this? Alyssa, I am glad that you were a winner. I had not thought of touching up my stamped images until now. Thanks for sharing your winnings with another lucky winner.

Mom to Deanna said...

So lovely is your card! Love to win me some goodies too. Thank youfor a chance to win.

MrsBeasley said...

Congratulations on winning. Your card is beautiful. I love the butterfly.

Caryn S said...

The background of this card is so pretty against the brightness of the butterfly. Really nice idea to touch up the leaves and sort of give them shading.

DonnaSue said...

Love butterflies!

Cin said...

Love your card. Simple elegance. Thanks for the chance to some wonderful goodies. I would love to put them to great use on my cards.

LC said...

I love how you turned warm fall colors into a spring beauty. Great card.

Nina Yang said...

Love the negative space used here!

Jenny said...

Super cute card. Thanks for being willing to share! :)

karenelr said...

Beautiful card--I want to know how you did the shading to the solid stamp image--with stamp pads or markers or colored pencils? Congrats on your winning!! Woohoo!

Diane S. said...

Love both cards! Congrats on your accomplishment!

Phyllis Strickland said...

Your card is lovely!! The button accents are perfect.

Sandi said...

beautiful card!

connie said...

love the butterfly! Thanks for a chance a win.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your leafy background with glossy berries! And the cutout butterfly looks great! Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on your win at Paper Crafts!

Amber S said...

Congrats, and lovely card! I love the use of the negative space.

Lillian Child said...

You have such a delightful creative style ... no wonder you made it into this amazing publication!! Great job!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layering.

Jessica Wekenman said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the shading in the leaves and the added dimension in the berries!

Elizabeth said...

Love this card - that pop of color is beautiful!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Love the butterfly and how you've cut it around the paper.

Jan said...

Great card, love the butterfly. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your win! Beautiful card today for the hop.

Dolli said...

Your cards are so beautiful, and I love that shading technique!

Anita said...

This is gorgeous, just stunning.

Pam W Merwin said...

I love the shading you added to the background too- love the highlighting of the berries - beautiful card! I love PaperCrafts - look forward to my issue all the time :)

Scrapycandy said...

Such a great technique! It has me thinking!! Congrats! and thanks for thinking of us!

Laura said...

Great card Love the sentiment! TFS

marilyn said...

LOVE your card. The colors are so soft. Congratulations - the win was very deserved.

Emily Keaton said...

Your shading on those solid images is STUNNING!! I've never seen that before. Thanks for the great idea. I can't wait to try it!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous Card, Allyssa...Congrats on your win!

Auntie Em said...

Well, it's easy to see why one of your cards was chosen! Your butterfly card is awesome. I love the way you positioned the cut out for the butterfly and the added shading to the stamped image. So pretty.
Congrats on having a card chosen and thank you for sharing your pretty creation! :)

Ange Kelly said...

Love this card too Alyssa!

One Scrappy Gal said...

I love that butterfly card. Great idea for the butterfly!

Michelle said...

Alyssa, your card is so beautiful! I love the shading of solid images trend, too, but am yet to try it. You've done it beautifully!

Tenia Nelson said...

Yay for Colorado!!!! I just love this beautiful card neighbor!!! Congrats again!!!

Cheryl C. said...

Those colors are so beautiful together!

Cheryl C. said...

Those colors are so beautiful together!

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful cards--congrats on your win!

Cathy said...

Congrats on your win! Love the shading, such a great effect. I'm from Australia so don't enter me in the draw

~amy~ said...

lovely work!

sentsue said...

Great card. Love that leaf set!

Michele said...

Beautiful card!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful! Love the soft colors and layout!

Jeannie said...

What a wonderful story on how you were bumped up from being a runner up. Congratulations!

Connie said...

Congrats to you! The card you made with PTI stamps is beautiful. Don't you just love PTI. Thanks for the chance.

scrappinmommom said...

Your card is so very pretty, any time that you use a butterfuly you have my attention. Lovely.

Crafty Lady said...

Very exciting about your deserved win... The butterfly card is most elegant... Love the background as well as the butterfly.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love the butterfly with the sentiment across it - adorable and wonderful! LOVE IT!

Toni K said...

What a beautiful card! Beautiful color. Thanks for the chance to win too!

Sharon Jones said...

Oh, my, Alyssa! I just totally LOVE your beautiful and ingenious card!!! Congrats!

Sue D said...

Beautiful butterfly card!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

raquelmason.stampinup.net said...

What a great card & great idea to use the negative space for the "Pop" of color...will have to try that. Thanks for the chance to share your winning goodies.

fun stamping said...

I love your card! The way you fit that butterfly into that background - ingenious!Great blog hop. Would be fun to be a winner :)

The Happy Retiree said...

I love your simple yet elegant designs. Thank you for posting.

Barbara said...

Everything about this card is perfect from the leaves to the beautiful butterfly......

FrancineB said...

Beautiful card. Love cutaway butterfly.

Sharon D from Canada said...

Your card for today's hop is beautiful, Alyssa! I love the shading you added to the leaves and the terrific sentiments you chose, too! Your WCMD winning card was great too!
Be sure to count me out of the prize drawings :)

Emily H said...

Thanks for sharing. Your card is beautiful!

m said...

Wow, that's a beautiful card! Love your use of color!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Stunning! I love the way you added color to the leaves. Perfection, my friend!

Pam and Presley said...
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Pam and Presley said...

TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL CARD!!

I just love butterfly's and how they make you feel that no matter what something beautiful will happen!

Lovely card saying

Thank you for sharing
Pam
barker3angels@gmail.com
www.craftswithpamandpresley.blogspot.com

Stampin_melissa said...

Such a beautiful card, love how you made the negative die cut space!

Natalie said...

Your card is so beautiful! :) The shading is really great and does add amazing depth - I will have to try it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Batta said...

beautiful card. you had me at butterfly, my favorite element to create with.

marymac said...

Love the pop of color on your butterfly.

Jeana said...

Your card is simply gorgeous!

Cassie said...

love your take on the card! especially the soft khaki colors and then the pop of color with the butterfly. thanks for the chance to win goodies!

Patricia Folchert said...

Beautiful card Alyssa! Keep me out of the drawing, I'm a fellow winner.

Kathyb said...

I love the look of shading on the stamps .... beautiful butterfly, too!

Cynthia B. said...

Such a beautiful card, and I love the sentiment! Great way to use the negative of the butterfly.

BleedingBlack said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterfly!

Amy said...

Congrats to you Alyssa! Beautiful cards!

Tona said...

What a beautiful card! I love that sentiment.

fishydesign said...

Oh wow! The card is beautiful and that prize is fabulous!

Kris said...

I love your card! But too bad those of us in Alaska and Hawaii can't win your blog candy ;o(

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mkayob said...

Love the butterflys,

Heather Maria said...

Congrats on your WCMD win! Love the card you have created for today! Your shading on the leaves is fantastic and I love the way you have added the butterfly! As I'm in Ireland please leave my name out of the draw for your very generous package of goodies.

JaniceA said...

Beautiful card! The butterfly was the perfect touch!
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Kristin said...

Congrats! Love this card, especially the butterfly. Great job!

cassie said...

very pretty cards!

Jillwag said...

Your blog is amazing. Love it! I am entering to try and win some cool stuff! Your fall card is super cool with the corner details. The leaves are multi-colored and that is cool looking! This is my first blog-hop!

Mandi said...

So cute. I love the big butterfly.

Moira said...

love the colors and this technique too! TFS your creative talents with us!

Marla said...

So pretty--love how you've used the butterfly die!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How beautiful!!! I love the die cut of the butterfly and the color choices! Congratulations!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

reddbudd said...

Great fall color and i love butterflies. These are just gorgeous.

nanalu45 said...

Your stamping is stupendous! I love every thing about this card.

T to the Essa said...

so gorgeous. I love the soft tones with the bright butterfly.

Natasha G.P. said...

So pretty. I love the leaves...

Natasha G.P. said...

Do I leave a second comment for the magazine prize? I also like the buttons on the card. They look great.

polite said...

Love your card! I like to see what other people do with negative spaces! Very nice and clean. Great job!

polite said...

Love your card! I like to see what other people do with negative spaces! Very nice and clean. Great job!

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful use of negative die cutting. Love the shading also. Very inspiring!

sharon g said...

Your cards are so natural and pretty. I like your colors, too.

sharon g said...

Should I leave another comment for the second prize? If so: the top one would make a great Thanksgiving card, with the fall looking leaves. So beautiful.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love the CAS card! Earth tones with a pop of color with that butterfly! Gorgeous! ;o)

Deborah345 said...

I love how you did the shading - and yes this is a simple addition to give those solid images some pop.

Die Cut Lady said...

Congratulations, love your card. Thanks for the chance to win some fun prizes too.

Lee said...

Fabulous card. Love the method used for the butterfly! thanks!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Dainty card.

lnicasio said...

Thanks for sharing your card!

Debbie Bohanan said...

I love the use of the negative space around the butterfly and the bold, bright colors really make it pop! The dimensional elements on your background are a nice touch! Beautiful card and great color scheme.

Kathy Mc said...

Congrats on your win! Your card is beautiful ~ can't wait to play with Harvest Berries (just ordered it). Thanks for the chance at your awesome prizes, Alyssa!

Nicole said...

congrats, this card u have created is beautiful. I love the quote and I'm honsetly tearing up right now cause I just found out that a dream opportunity has arised for me and I'm nervous but excited for this interview, but I'm just going to give it my all and my dreams will come true. Sorry didnt mean to spill all that. Thanks for your inspiration.

Chunyuan said...

congrats on your win. Fab card.

Amanda said...

Both cards r beautiful! Very inspiring:) I've been wanting 2 try my hand at card making & this really gets my creative juices flowing! Congrats on winning! Thanx 4 sharing w/ us & thanx 4 the chance 2 win some goodies! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com
Blog: www.scrappinangel-amanda.blogspot.com

Bhawana said...

Hi Alyssa,

Congratulations for youe achievement. Loved the cards specially the butterfly card. Loved the quote.

Joined this crafter's world few months back. do visit me.

http://ilovecreativity-bhawana.blogspot.com/

RachelB said...

Love the card!

NLR said...

These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for being part of the wonderful blog hop and thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

Carmen said...

Your card is amazingly beautiful! Great job!

AnitaRex said...

Congrats on your win! Your card today is beautiful! :>

Crafty Peoples said...

Beautiful card for today's hop! I love how your butterfly die cut goes over the edge of the card just a bit and I love the pop of red that the butterfly brings!

Lindasue said...

Rosiethorns4 says "Congrats". I love the softness and elegance of your "today" card.

SueB said...

I haven't done much negative die cutting but seen it around on blogs recently and really like the look; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Svetlana said...

Simply great card! Thanks for prizes!
Svetlana xx

Jen W. said...

Love the gorgeous pop of colour from the butterfly and your shading on the leaves is gorgeous!

Isha said...

Love your card and the way you colored the leaves. TFS

kingstonmama said...

Congrats on your win. The shading on these leaves is just gorgeous. Ann Y.

Swedie said...

The bright color of the butterfly against the quiet background really makes it stand out!

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

Bethany Becker said...

I love your card! The colors are perfect and the butterfly is adorable.

Angela said...

What a beautiful butterfly card! I love the way you used the negative space!

lynda said...

Congratulations on winning! The way you add color & shading to stamps si so pretty.

Robin Gibson said...

LOVE your card & Congrats on your win! Thanks for an amazing opportunity!

Susan said...

Congrats on being chosen for the WCMD contest. Your cards are lovely. I really like the soft colours of your butterfly card. Thanks for so generously offering a blog prize too!

Dana Forster said...

very pretty card. love the pop of color with the neutrals

Karen said...

Today's card is even more stunning than the winner!

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