Twin Lizzie & Blog Candy

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Seems like everyone is gearing up for World Card Making Day next weekend, Saturday, October 4th. I’ve put Wes on alert that I’m ‘unavailable’. Lucky for me, he & the girls have plans for a soccer tournament. πŸ™‚ So many companies (including Splitcoast!) are planning challenges and activities to celebrate, it should be fun! I’m planning to create a stash of cards that day. I’ll need to focus on clean and simple if I want to get a lot accomplished.

For my ‘twin Lizzie’ designs today, I’ve paired Lizzie Anne Designs stamps with Eva Basic Grey paper for quick and cute. This first card uses Far East and Tombow Markers. I’ve accented the blossoms with a hint of glitter for punch.Β  I’ve stamped and cut out the lantern. The branch through the loop on the lantern was just drawn in with a marker. It’s attached with a dimensional dot.


This sample is a simple, simple design featuring In the Meadow.Β  The blossoms sparkle with glitter, and it’s finished off with colored twill from Taylored Expressions. Easy Peasy….


I’ve been talking about blog candy for a week – so without further blabbing – candy from Paper Crafts Magazine (not pictured), Lizzie Anne Designs and Cornish Heritage Farms. Package includes: Paper Crafts’ special issue Cards, Gifts, & More: Paper Crafting 3 Ways, Floral Frenzy stamp set from the sweet girls at Lizzie Anne Designs and a gigantic Vintage Ledger Scrapblockβ„’ from my friends at Cornish Heritage Farms. Both of these fine companies are official sponsors of the World Card Making Day site and activities. Thanks to them for their support of my paper crafting passion.

How to enter to win: Leave me a comment with your plans for World Card Making Day – even if they don’t include paper crafting! How’s that for easy? I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night. I might let the girls help me – so who knows what that process will involve. πŸ™‚ However it works out, I’ll mail your stuff so you can have it in time to play on Saturday, October 4th (unless you’re a Canadian winner, I don’t think it would make it that fast!).

I’ll be back in the morning with a card for Beate’s Sketch Challenge – love the sketch this week! Hope you do too! Have a great day!

108 responses to “Twin Lizzie & Blog Candy

  1. I’m heading up to CKC Hartford on the 3rd, so I plan to have a LOT of new fun goodies to play with on the 4th.

  2. Well, our family is actually going away next weekend for a pumpkin festival at a friend’s family farm, so no papercrafting for me – but I’ve set aside the following weekend for cardmaking! πŸ™‚

  3. I don’t have any major plans, so I will HAVE to make a card or two! This will be our first weekend without softball in many weeks, so it’s kind of odd not having something on the calendar.

  4. GREAT candy offer, Lori! i haven’t confirmed plans for 10/4 yet, however, i’m fairly certain i’ll be hunting. yes, hunting. it’s bow season in florida and my husband and i hunt deer. but, i might take some crafting stuff with my and stamp over our mid-day break from the woods πŸ™‚

  5. i’m going to to my best to make as many cards for my own stash as i can on that day…i find myself spending all of my creative time finishing projects for other people! this is an awesome prize, thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  6. Very pretty cards! I love that Basic Grey paper. As for Card Making Day, I hope to start my Christmas cards. This is some great blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I have been redoing my stamping room trying to make it even more efficient…or maybe because I was having a hard time accomplishing something and I thought this would help. I should have everything in its place by then…(I really tore it apart) I plan on getting back to my long list of people I need to make cards for: my parents’ friends that they haven’t seen in so long since I moved them 120 miles from their home to live near me. This is a 3-way winning situation. It makes ME feel good, the recipient, and my parents when they see what they get to send to their friends. No one loses when I spend my card making time that way.

  8. World Card Making Day-I most definitely need to do something creative! I ordered the new Cuttlebug Halloween embossing folders and I think I need to play with them! Okay, I have a plan and I am sticking to it.

    Thanks for the catch to win your blog candy. I love to visit your blog and see your creativity!

  9. Your cards are gorgeous, as usual! For WCMD, I’ll be doing the usual – stamping as much as I can! Have a great day and thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!

  10. We have a family reunion on the 4th, so I hope to get my card making done on the 5th. Thanks for the chance at winning some awesome blog candy!

  11. Awesome – beautiful cards! I will be spending some special time with my kid-o’s…we may have an “artness” day. (which would include card making.) But normally the first weekend of Oct. we go to an apple orchard / farm for the whole day and then come home and make some goodies.
    thanks for a chance to win some blog candy!!

  12. I hope to stamp – especially when you mention that SCS will be having challenges. My son’s birthday party is in the afternoon though so that will eat up a couple of hours. Thanks for the chance to win!! Love your cards – they are super pretty!

  13. I am teaching a class at my LSS that day. They are also having a make-n-take in the morning, it should be a fun day! I love those cards and those stamps are wonderful – thanks for the chance to win!

  14. I’m planning on making cards with my 4 year old granddaughter. She loves making cards…..No better way for me to spend my day.

  15. Sweet candy here. Pick ME ME ME! I want to play with this sweet stuff. I plan on working on my Christmas Cards, and catch up on Thank You Cards and find a few challenges on SCS. Thanks for a chance.

  16. I’m planning on spending the day at my scrap table making as many cards as I can. I love Halloween! Love your blog!.

  17. For me, everyday is card making day. It’s a rare occasion that I don’t do SOMETHING craft related. October 4th won’t be any different. I plan to spend at least a few hours on finishing up some UFO waiting for me and then probably onto something new. (it’s not like I don’t have a long list of, “oooh, I really want to try that” projects lined up) I find that most of the time I’m a solitary stamper, mainly because I don’t like luggin’ my stuff around, but I always have my on-line buddies to chat with. *wink, wink*

  18. OOoo, Fun stuff!!!

    I am going to be Chattin’ and Craftin’ on SCS with my LOSTies!!! πŸ˜€

  19. Fun!! I am going to my Stamping Up rep’s house for some WCMD stamping fun on the 7th, which leaves me the 4th to stamp away all day!! And I will!!

  20. ooohh… Love the blog candy. Weekends are difficult for me to find stamping time… when hubby is home I am his. πŸ™‚ That particular Saturday is a base wide yard sale though…I may find a little time to stamp. πŸ™‚ BTW…Your cards are just lovely, girfriend!

  21. my plans for wcmd is a big shot club/class. i can’t wait to meet with that bunch of girls again!

  22. Beautiful cards, Lori — I can’t believe you used some BG paper (wink)! Love the colors. Those are some fine giveaways you have, too! Sure wish I could join you for WCMD but I’ll just have to settle for the weekend after that!

  23. Gorgeous cards!!

    I plan on … makin’ cards! Stampin’ friends will be gathering to mass create holiday cards together. Should be fun!

  24. Well, I don’t have any plans outside of watching my DS play flag football. He’s 5 and this will be his first time playing, so should be lots of fun to watch. LOL!

  25. On World Card Making Day I’m going to make a card for a pregnant friend….she’s having twins!

    Thanks for a a wonderful blog….I’ve just started following it and love your creations!

  26. Love your cards πŸ™‚ On WCMD I plan to get ALL of my Halloween cards made for mailing the next day. I promised myself that this year everyone in my family would get a homemade Halloween card πŸ™‚

  27. I am planning to make cards with all of you guys online! I’ve never celebrated National Cardmaking Day, so it will be a treat!

  28. We are going to take our Lego-phile son to the Lego convention – NWBrickCon at the Seattle Center on that day. Maybe when I get home I will be able to make something. I enjoy your blog and hope that one day I can finally do a Beth Moore study. One of my best friends raves about them.

  29. Great candy!! I’ll be checking out your blog and others while making a birthday card for a friend, and hopefully, starting my Christmas cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Woohoo! It’s my favorite holiday! πŸ™‚ I’ll be making cards, of course! Thanks for the chance to win!! πŸ™‚

  31. Lori – Discovered your blog through ordering from Cornish Heritage Farms and check it daily for inspiration. Had an Elvis challenge and CHF was the best!! (yes, I won) I will be attending the International Storytelling Festival in my hometown of Jonesborough, TN – a very small historic town with lots of character – you should bring your family for a visit. Our family enjoys the “Ghost Stories” told on Friday night. Cool breezes, a flannel blanket on the ground and hot apple cider!!! It’s a wonderful family time each year. P.S. would love to win as I am new to stamping!!

  32. I will definitely be crafting something, a card or maybe work on my neglected scrapbooks!

  33. Well, I have planned to get a big jump start on my Christmas cards, but I may be having a party for my soon to be 17 year old….so, we’ll have to see what she decides! The candy looks so yummy! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Just a minor correction to my post above, the festival I refer to is the National Storytelling Festival not International – although many international storytellers attend and perform. If you are interested, the site is Sorry!!

  35. I LOVE that scrapblock! For World Card Making Day, I invited the girls from my bible study over to make some cards, which none of them do. We’ve only done this once before, and had a blast. Thanks, Lori!

  36. What fun goodies Lori! What I should be doing on World Card Making Day is getting started on my Christmas cards, but despite the attempts of retailers that already have trees and decorations out, I’m not quite ready for that season yet. πŸ˜‰ Instead, I’m going to make some Thanksgiving invites. My son’s in marching band and they are headed up to Chicago for the Thanksgiving Day parade this year…very exciting. We’re inviting all the family out to join us in going to see it. Looking forward to it!!! Thanks Lori!

  37. On World Card Making Day I am working on my LSS so the owner can go to a training. While I’m there we’re hosting a swap and little crop for some regulars.


  38. Will be working 12 hour dayshift that day. Would love to come home to new goodies to play with. Will probabaly have a project on the go that I will play with that evening when I get home. Love the cards today!

  39. On WCMD I am working on creating the Christmas Cards for all of the shut-ins at our church with the other Church School Teachers. We will also decorate the boxes for Project Shoebox for children in need.

  40. I’m hoping to get some crafting in then! I’d really like to make a dent in my Xmas card stash.

    Thanks for the chance!!

  41. I plan on being glued to my computer for the day. I spent a lot of time on the Papercrafting site last year. Did a little cyber shopping also. What wonderful blog candy. Very generous. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  42. I’m going to be stamping as much as possible with a 10 month old in the house! πŸ™‚ I’ll be looking for some fun challenges to do that day.

  43. Living in Vermont, means that the first weekend of October, we go ‘leafpeeping’. Then I will start my Halloween and Thanksgiving cards. A whole day savoring Autumn. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. What beautiful cards. I plan on checking out the Papercraft website to participate in their challenges. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous gift.

  45. What awesome blog candy – would to win it – thanks for the chance. I’ll be spending as much time as I can in my craft room making cards. BTW, I love the 2 cards you shared in this post.

  46. What awesome blog candy! Our regular monthly stampin group meets that day and will be making some wonderful things. Thanks for sharing!

  47. Lori,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your terrific blog candy.
    I plan on making some long overdue cards for birthdays and maybe start working on Thanksgiving cards.

  48. I am hoping to make some cards. It’s been a while since I have made any. This should give me a good jump start!

  49. Wow, cool CHF stamp!! I actually have the 4th open still! I may stick around for some SCS and Fiskateer fun. Probably get alot of inspiration and work done for my Mon night WCM event.

  50. Oct. 04th being the ‘first Saturday of the month’ is our regularly designated day for 7 of my gfs to meet for a day of card making. We have been meeting for 4 years now and besides creating personal card projects, we also work on group projects making cards for senior citizen groups, care homes, Alzheimer’s Support Group (caretakers), and hospital patients. We pool together our supplies and are quite proud of what we are contributing to the public. We feel good that we can bring a little bit of happiness into someone else’s life.

  51. *stares at BasicGrey paper*


    I reaaaaaally love the first card, Lori! I love lil’ touches of Japanese flair and that lantern is so sweet!

    I’m currently working next Saturday, so I’ll try to put some ideas together during the week and work on some Christmas gifts/cards. I love Christmas and am excited to get those festive juices flowing!!!


  52. On Oct.4th I will be at the Oregon/Washington SCS gathering making cards !

  53. I believe I will be meeting up my relatives! Great candy! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  54. I am hoping to be making cards with my scrapbooking friends at our LSS that day! I guess we better get planning! Thanks so much for the chance on the blog candy!

  55. Karen from Ontario

    Thanks for a chance to win some great candy. I am hoping to be stamping on that day making some cards for my stash for future use.

  56. This is going to be my “first” World Card Making Day. I am planning to play along with some of the special challenges that I find. So much fun!

  57. lovely candy, my plans? hmm I will make a lot of cards I’m sure, maybe I will arrange meeting with my mom and sis and we will work together:)

  58. I’ll be taking 8 college students to a conference in Nashville, TN! No card making, but I may get a chance to visit a new stamp or craft store. Well, actually, I will be able to collect some great memories! Otherwise, I really need to get cracking on my holiday cards! Thanks for sharing the great candy.

  59. I’ll be working on some book covers with a bunch of friends, then I hope to be able to sit down and make a heap of cards…..maybe make a start on Christmas!

  60. This is such great candy! Thanks so much for it.
    On WCMD, my would be DH is going to be in gonna spend as much as time I can with him..less than 2 months to go till I can stay with him…officially as his wife..(LOL!!)

  61. We are getting ready for a family visit, but every now and then I stop and craft something. I am sure I will be able to make time to craft a little.

  62. I will be going to a “new recipe” night at my friends house. Everyone makes something new and sends the recipe in advance to the hostess who laminates them and gives everyone a mini cookbook at the event. Everyone takes home a sampling of all the new recipes or can leave it for the next day which is “craft day”. Everyone will bring a craft that they want to work on and just enjoy being creative and socializing with new and existing friends. I will be trying to make a mosaic cross and matching card for a gift.

  63. I believe that for World Card Making day that I will be working on my sisters wedding invitations, so I will be crafty :). Thank you for this chance at winning this wonderful blog candy :)!

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  64. I have big plans to stamp and blog hop the day away! sounds like a 50’s song! maybe I need to get out my CHF Elvis stamps!

  65. I will probably be helping my husband sheetrock the basement; one step closer to getting my own craft corner! If not, hopefully I will get to stamp. LOVE your creations.

  66. Ooo, I LOVE your cards!!!
    For WCMD I’ll be STAMPING…participating in lots of challenges!

  67. What a great giveaway! On WCMD I will be attending a 12 hour scrap day. So, there will most likely be stamping at some point during the day.

  68. I think for World Cardmaking Day I will get up super early and try to knock out a few all-purpose cards for the upcoming months. We’ve got soccer practice around 9, so it would be excellent to get something done before that! I’m not exactly a morning person, but I do like having the house to myself in the peaceful morning hours.

  69. Hi Lori,
    WCMD will find my family out at the Oregon coast squeezing in one more camping trip before the rain comes! We’re in Salem, OR and have had the most fantastic fall and we’ll be happy to be out soaking up the ocean spray again! Thanks for the fun and inspiration!

  70. My mother, sister and I have all coordianted some card-making plans even though we are in 3 different states and about 1500ish miles apart–gotta love the computer πŸ™‚

  71. Lara's Laugh Lines


    World Card Making Day…while first I have to convince my family that this day really does exist!

    Then I plan on making cards for my family that live in different countries around the world. This includes writing a message, putting the card in an addressed, stamped envelope & actually sending it in the mail!!

    I think I’ll also make a special card for my DH who means the “WORLD” to me!

  72. First, I want to say, I love your site. I look at it daily and get so inspired. I have to work on Saturdays but after work I will be working on Halloween treats for my daughter’s class (she teaches) and my grandson’s Kindergarten class. Then on to Christmas cards. I have so many ideas for Christmas.

  73. i’m having customers over to make Christmas cards using SU’ simply sent card elements kit. should be fun.
    thanks for putting out such an awesome site.

  74. I’m working on clearing the decks for the occasion, so I can stamp the day away. I plan to let my muse guide me.

  75. I’m having a bunch of stamping buddies over and we are making holiday cards for the troops overseas. There will be 5-6 of us and I’m planning a few games , a salad lunch and lots of stampin’ fun. Have also made “bling bags” and my SU demo has donated a stamp set for a door prize as a Thank You. A friend donated a box of card stock from the back of the closet and we will use that for bases. Sounds like a perfect day!


  76. Hopefully making some cards, but also have a birthday party to attend for one of my daughters friends, should be a full day! Thanks for the opportunity!

  77. I am not participating in a formal function but plan to take a special day for me to make cards just for my personal use and then send a bunch off to my good friend to keep her “card box” full!


  78. Going to an all day crop where I can paper craft from sunup to sundown! yippeee!!!! thanks so much! lisa k in tx

  79. My scrapbooking buddy moved away a few months ago, I miss her dearly and we used to make cards together every week… Now I am wondering what I will do for WCMD! A Michaels just opened somewhat close-by and maybe they will have some kind of event? 8hopeful*

  80. The girls and I are going to make a big pitcher of white wine sangria and make cards all day long. We have been collecting new stamps and ideas off of blogs to try for the first time.

  81. I’m going to be busy running my daughters around this weekend. We will be busy with the Race for the Cure tomorrow. But, I would love to try to find some time to stamp this weekend.
    Lori in KS

  82. My plans for WCMD is to spend a few hours playing in my card room and working on a few challenges. Thank you for offering such amazing blog candy!

  83. I will be scrapbooking and card making in the morning of 10/4. Then in the afternoon, I will be taking my girls to get their pictures taken for holiday cards and gifts. I love blog candy!!!

  84. I hope to make lots of cards that day, maybe share some fun with the girls at SUDemoOnly (such a cool yahoo group!) and get the jump on Christmas! New stamps to share ink with would be just the right touch! You are so sweet!

  85. The timing of the day is perfect because of the number of cards I need to make — many, many upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, pastor appreciation — so I plan to do some assembly-line cards using the same sketches rather than one-of-a-kinds. Thanks to you and Divine Design I’ve gotten behind in my cards lately because I’ve been working on some scripture display albums for Christmas gifts πŸ˜‰ Gotta blame my lameness on something or someone, right? Love your style and I always find things to emulate from your work.

  86. Wow, I can’t believe how many posts are already on here! I love your twin Lizzie card samples! As for World Card Making Day, I hope to get a few cards made for birthdays I have coming up in October. I also need to get going on my Halloween cards for my nieces and nephews. I would love to sign up for a card class at one of our local stamp stores, but I don’t think my family schedule will allow it. Big bummer. πŸ™ There is always the internet, thank goodness!

  87. I would really like to spend ALL day making cards but alas, I will be out of state and won’t be able to make even one. The good side is that I will be visiting a daughter and two adorable grandkids so I feel okay about the trade!
    Thanks for a chance for candy. And thanks for all your talent you share with us.

  88. The “plan” is to work on some Halloween goodies and get started on Christmas cards. We all know how that goes. Thank you for sharing the fun!

  89. Don’t have definite plans yet. Hope to get my cards completed for the Paper Crafts World Cardmaking Day Contest. Will be watching for other fun scrapbooking activities that day.

  90. I plan on having a cardmaking day at home checking out the different blog and looking for online parties while making cards!

  91. I plan to get a jumpstart on my Christmas cards this Saturday!

  92. I’m hostess at a Stampin Up party! Love that ledger stamp.

  93. I am not sure yet my plans but I would love to sneak in some stamping time!! Thanks for sharing!

  94. I am holding a fundraiser for our local Sr. Citizen’s Center to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. We are going to be stamping 8 cards for $15 and 100% of the money collected will go toward enhancing services at the center. I hope there is a great turnout! Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy too.

  95. Wow! You are such an inspiration! I plan to be spend the day making cards with my 3 favorite girls–my daughter and 2 granddaughters. We’ll let the creative juices flow and see what we come up with! We all love to stamp together! Thanks for the chance for the neat blog candy!

  96. I will be spending the making birthday cards and thank you card. I feel I always run short on those. thanks for giving the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  97. I have a friend who wants to scrapbook that day, so I will spend part of the day with her. Then as I am mostly a cardmaker, I plan on making cards and looking at all the challenges on the blogs!

  98. My plans include (hopefully)some time to work on my Christmas cards. I want to make them early this year so I can do some other creative things for the holiday.

    Shawn K.

  99. My plans….dd’s soccer game and then stamp, stamp, stamp!!! What great candy…two companies I have yet to purchase from! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  100. Craft room is all ready – phone will be unplugged – no interruptions will be allowed. This is mom’s day – the creative genius is in residence. Sounds good on paper anyway.

  101. Trick or Treat! I would love to win some blog candy! As we were going over our weekly schedule, I informed Matt that Saturday is World Card Making Day and that I will need a few hours to celebrate. I am going to finish up Halloween cards for the kids and my nieces and nephews.

  102. What pretty cards! I’m planning to play in some of the SCS World Cardmaking Day challenges on Saturday. I may also see who else is doing giveaways and challenges, depending on how much time I have!

  103. Our stamp group is meeting that day and I also have the baby shower for my niece so I am going to try to cover both. Not sure what stamp Katie has going for the group, but I am sure it will be fun. A few of us have talked about hooking up for the evening but it is up in the air still. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  104. We’re headed to a picnic, I hope the weather cooperates! I hope to get some Halloween stamping done too! THanks for sharing your talent with us!

  105. I will be attending a day of stamping with my stampe club friends. We had a great time last year. My daughter even enjoyed herself.

  106. I will be celebrating my son’s 1st birthday!

  107. My plans for today are to get lots of cards made. With all of the great contests/giveaways today there is plenty of inspiration so it shouldn’t be a problem :)!

  108. So far I’ve hybrid scrapped, and now I’m making a hybrid card. πŸ™‚

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