Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day 3 - 365 Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the third day of the 365 Cards Blog Hop! Pam and the DT are hosting a Hop all week long! For your fist stop, visit the 365 Cards Blog, read the directions on the Sketchy Sunday post, then start the Hop! For my Day 1 Post, click HERE. If you get lost during the Hop, the 365 Cards Blog has all the DT blog links in the sidebar. The official Hop is on Sunday (October 25th) but I will have goodies, challenges, and tidbits for you all week long, so make sure you keep checking back! To be entered to win the 365 Cards prizes, you must leave a comment on the 7 blogs in the Sunday Hop: Pam, Amy, Kristie, Sophie, Vicky, Tammy, and me.

Before I get to the RAK you can win today, here is my card for the Tuesday Challenge - Day 241. For today you are to "put it on the list" meaning you are to use a list as your sentiment. Here is my card.

I used all Cosmo Cricket papers, in fact I think these are left from when Cosmo sponsored 365 Cards! Yep, I hoard!

The stamps are Autumn Leaves (list), Hampton Arts (greeting), and Papertrey Ink (dotted circle). Those yummy buttons are from PTI also! I love their vintage buttons.

The ribbon is a leftover bit from one of the MacMae Card Kits. I do indeed use every little bit of stuff I collect...it just takes me a while to cycle through everything! I did not stamp the inside of this card (big surprise!) since it could be a birthday card, thinking of you card, thank you card, etc.

On to better things! Remember how I told you that I would be having goodies and fun things to do or see all week in honor of the 365 Cards Blog Hop? Well, since I am also on a few other DTs I wanted to show them some love as well...so....how would you like to win this very cool RAK?

This is a stack of goodies from Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs, worth about $30 Retail! The prize includes 1 Clearly Designed Long Haul Album, 1 Cover to Cover Clearly Cute Petite Album, 2 6x6 Stick-On Backgrounds, 2 Page Toppers, and 3 sets of binding rings!

I have been on the MOSD DT for almost 2 years and have to say they have fabbie goodies. To win this RAK, leave a comment telling me what you think of my project below and I will do a random draw for the RAK winner! You have until 11:59 EST on October 31st to leave a comment to be included in the drawing! (You may also want to check out the MOSD Blog to see what the DT has done with these fabbie products.)

MOSD Goes Grunge....
Grunge board and grunge paper that is! I love Tim Holtz inks and grunge board and other goodies. I just found out that there is now something called grunge paper, which is thinner than grunge board and I can cut it with punches and Spellbinders Nesties! So I went on a search to see how people were using it and got some wonderful ideas from the Studio 490 blog. I rolled all of this "research" into this one project!

I have been wanting to make this perpetual birthday list for a while now. I found the sheets for the inside online at some point in time - don't ask me where as I cannot remember! I had printed them and was just waiting for inspiration to strike! It finally did! Check it out!

I used the clear cover of a Long MOSD Haul album - which is 4x9 inches. Then I cut a chipboard sheet from a Big Boy album (6x12 size) down to 4x9 to be my back cover. I lined up the holes for everything and punched all the layers with my Crop-a-Dile.

I used some Bo Bunny papers for the covers. For the front cover, I cut the paper a bit smaller than the acrylic so you can see the acrylic edge. Then I distressed the edges of the paper for that "grunge" feel. The title is something I printed on the computer. Then I cut it out with Spellbinder circles and inked it with some distress ink.

All of the flowers are grunge paper cut with Nesties or Sizzix dies, then inked with distress ink and over stamped with background stamps and Staz-On ink. The flourish is grunge board, also inked and stamped.

I added some vintage and sparkly brads and jewels for some pizazz. Inside the book are 12 sheets, one for each month. Here is the June sheet. There is a space to write names for each day of the month - to record birthdays. This is handy to sit on your desk or on a shelf. No more missed birthdays!

Remember, leave a comment and you can win the MOSD RAK PACK! Come back tomorrow for Day 4 of the 365 Cards Blog Hop - I'll have another card and who knows what else?! Plus, there was a RAK on my blog yesterday too! All you have to do to be entered in that drawing is make a card for day 365 Cards Day 240 and post a link on the 365 Cards Blog!


  1. Holy COW! These are amazing projects! That calendar is gorgeous!! Your list card is so clever, too ~ fantastic work! TFS!!

  2. well i love your card for 365! and the calendar is awesome also :0)

  3. wow awesome calender, and i love your list card. great work.

  4. okay....wowza....chock full of goodness today Gloria...you know that I love your cosmo'licious 365 Card for today...love, love, love it!!!!

    OMGoodness....your perpetual birthday book is fantabulous...I love it and need to do this....my memory is horrible...don't even remember what I had for dinner last night..lol.

  5. Hola!me parecio genial!!Muy buena la ides!Felicidades!!

  6. Amazing project, will have to put that grunge paper on my wish list. These would make great gifts at Christmas.

  7. I'm going to have a look around for that autumn leave list stamp! I love both your card and birthday book, great colours!
    I also printed off some months (couldn't tell you where I found them tho) to make a birthday book... just haven't found time to put it together yet :)

  8. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Very cool card Gloria, and the calendar is amazing, I really need to try out that grunge board, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  9. Awesome - love the birthday list! Great idea ~ love the card for 365 too!

  10. such a good idea - I have an huge birthday book that is so big, it can't be left out, and then I don't look at it...
    Lois/ Goblinf

  11. This is such a great idea! I plan to make one for a friend for Christmas. TFS!

  12. The Birthday calendar is gorgeous! Great cover design! This would be a great gift (hint! hint! Do you need my address?)

  13. Love, love, love the birthday list!!! I just happen to like all your work - and your sense of humor!!!

  14. Anonymous4:20 PM

    .this is a fantastic calander I really love it. The colour scheme is great thank you for sharing

  15. WOW, Your birthday list is fab!
    very inspiring, I've put it on may fav to come back and make one for myself.
    Thank you so much for this project and for the chance to win your RAK.