Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Friday, October 1, 2010

WCMD BlogHop with CropStop, WHOO HOO:)


Whoo Hoo, it's World Card Making Day and is hosting an AWESOME Blog Hop:)  Please read below for all the GREAT details!

CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Blog Hop!

Yes, we are doing it again!

In honor of World Card Making day, CropStop is hosting a progressive blog hop! Starting with the Cropstop Blog, you will visit each of the Cropstop Crew Member Blogs listed below and leave a comment on their creative project. Then, you will have one week to complete a project of your own, using one or more of the products featured in the CropStop Crew Member Blogs and link it in a reply box on the Cropstop Blog. Show us how you can mix and match the products the team is using in your project and if you don't have an item then show us your inventive side with a smart substitution. You do not have to use all the items the ladies are using but show us how creative you can be.

Deadline for linking to the CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Blog Hop POST is Saturday, October 9th, at midnight Eastern time.

Winner will be chosen by random draw of all that participate and link to the CropStop Blog.

First prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

Second and Third prizes will be a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

1. CropStop Blog - rules and guidelines

2. Veronica/Tattered Angels

3. Dalis/Cricut

4. Lori/Sizzix YOU ARE HERE!

5. Gloria/Tim Holtz

6. Lisa/Quickutz

7. Anneliese/ Cuttlebug

8. Vicki/Spellbinder

If you stopped by my blog without knowing about this AWESOME Blog Hop, make sure to start at the beginning, so you can participate in this awesome event!


World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.

Make sure that you are part of this "Around the World" card making day by taking part in our CropStop, "Around the World" Blog Hop!!

Here is my project using a set of Winter Sizzix Embossing Folders.  I was in the mood to make a masculine card and was thrilled that this set of embossing folders are easy to use for so may reasons.  They work well when making Holiday cards, feminine cards AND masculine cards.  I started with a piece of Core'dinations cardstock.  I embossed and sanded the cardstock to show the blue "core".  How cool is that?  I then embossed a recycled soda can (that I painted black first) then sanded.  I also distressed the edges using a distress tool.  I was also happy to use some brads on this card.  I haven't used those in a while, but still love the finishing touch.  Many of these products can be purchased at CropStop.  I have provided links to the supplies available at the CropStop store so it will be even easier to purchase the products I used.
My Challenge, you might ask????  My challenge is to use multiple embossing folders on one card AND emboss something "unique" ( a soda can, hee hee)...make sure the soda can is empty first, may make for a "sticky" project otherwise:)

Oh, and one more thing....if you DO use a soda can, aluminum IS SHARP so be CAREFUL:)

Have fun, and HAPPY WCMD!

Scrappingly yours,

Lori McCausland
Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)


Mamoth said...

Lovely card and hard challenge!

GinniG said...

A SODA CAN!?! My what you creative minds don't come up with!!!! :) I absolutely LOVE your card and your challenge!!!

Anneliese said...

Wow! A soda can, huh? Beautiful card!! Thanks for the challenge & letting me hop on through!

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

very cool girl!!!!! love that embossing set, I hadn't seen it.

-- dalis

Gloria Stengel said...

Lori, another awesomely grungy card. Love it! PS I had a blast on Thursday! I finished my ATCs - and gave them some tweeks 'cause you said we could...and am ready for next month!!!

And WELCOME to the Crop Crew for October. So happy to have you with us!!!!

Cropaddict said...

Love the card and your unique challenge.

Lisa said...

a recycling project... WOOHOO! I love using stuff that would go in the trash otherwise!

Vicki said...

Wow, super creativity on this card!

Elaine K said...

I really think this is cool

JUDI said...

Who would have thought....A soda can?????...Neat idea. Great card.