World Cardmaking Day! Blog tour PLUS a whole lot more!

**EDITED the list of events and ideas at the bottom! Plus our own October Challenge is on the Homefront Blog**

How's today for the best day of the year for cardmakers! :) We have a lonnnnng post today, hope you make it through! If you're traveling on the blog tour, WELCOME! You can read about OWH by clicking the buttons on the right. Lots in this post is leftover 'birthday bash' business from our month-long're welcome to join us in making cards for our heroes!

Cards for today
Our card share today is a slideshow - filled with the 30 days of birthday cards we shared each morning on Facebook, throughout September! You can also see them in the album on Facebook.

And...a celebration!! 
This month our shippers received and processed insane numbers of cards:
  1. Number of packages received: 758 (just think of the recycling bins!!)
  2. Anyhero cards: 2,789!!
  3. Cards for our heroes to write home on: 78,146
  4. Boxes mailed in September alone: 132 boxes = 44,453 cards = $1,650.00!
  5. Hours of shipper labor: oh man. We stopped counting!
  6. Firstgiving Campaign: $1,050.00 raised so far
Now you'll notice we received 78k cards, and mailed 44k cards...that means a lot are in-hand and either ready to pack up or sitting in the hospital awaiting triage.

Next, prize winners! 
Those listed here are winners on our blog challenges! Most everyone has been emailed about their win; we only had blog addies for two of you, so watch for a comment on your blog to contact the person getting the prize to you in the mail!
MWT Halloween challenge - Carol L
Family Challenge - 4 book prizes - Samantha,  cre8tivevet,  Sara D, Robin H 
Family Challenge - 2 kids prizes - Holley's kids and LaiLynn!
Family Challenge - mom/child combo - Jan & kids
Sketch challenge 34 - Barb H

These are winners drawn from Birthday Bash cards:

The Stamping Boutique - 3 back to school images - Seongsook D

Michelle Perkett Studios $20 Gift Certificate - Alex Lundgren and Idaho Card Cadets

14 digistamps from Ward Digis - Adele S

Stamps from cardmaker Betty - set 2 Kiely B

Stamps from cardmaker Betty - set 1 Ann M
SRM Stickers - We've Got Your Sticker package - Karen H

SRM Stickers - Quick Card Package- Wendy S

SRM Stickers - Sticker Sentiment Package - Eileen M

SRM Stickers - We've Got Your Number - Esther E

$20 SU Spending Spree from Holley - Dolores A

Flourishes - A Year in Flowers 3 Pat L

Flourishes - A Year in Flowers 2 Carol F

Flourishes - Calendar Jan C

Flourishes - Nasturtiums Megan W

Altered letters: Karen and the Paradise Scrapbook Boutique

And finally, how about some crafty fun? 
It is World Cardmaking Day after all! We've collected a few opportunities...pick something and go get started making cards for our heroes!

  1. eclectic Paperie is hosting us in their gallery on Flickr - go post some cards and qualify for a drawing for a box of goodies. 
  2. join the huge blogtour - here - but beware, if you look around too much you might not get any cards made! lol! 
  3. Our sidebar also has a list of challenges, some of which are still open (the ones highest on the list were published most recently, so start there!)
  4. Post cards on our Facebook page - let's make this a worldwide cardmaking bonanza weekend!
  5. Disney crafters - check out what Scrapping the Magic has going on
  6. Create Scrapbooks' Forum is collecting cards for us today
  7. Dustin has digi freebies!
  8. Our OWH October Surprise Challenge
  9. Make your Craft for a Cause card for OWH this weekend!
  10. If all else up below with anything you're working on today!

Carol L  – (October 2, 2010 at 2:45 AM)  

What a wonderful way to wake up on WCD to see my name listed as a prize winner! Woot!! Thanks so much, I just wish I could have participated in many more challenges than I did!! OWH rocks!!

SaDeBuque  – (October 2, 2010 at 4:06 AM)  

I cant believe I actually won something!! YAAAAY!!! just sent Miss Sherry my address, cant wait to read her book!!! Thanks so much for this opportunity OWH, you ladies ROCK!!!! so glad to see the numbers for the month too....I think the other 11 months should be as productive as September was.....but you may need some more shippers lol :)

RobinH  – (October 2, 2010 at 6:57 AM)  

I see my name on the winners list!
Lots of cards made last month!
I started strong but finished without any crafting for days. My boyfriend's father Tom took ill and passed away so I spent all my free time with my boyfriend and his family, not cardmaking. Tom was in the Marines and Air Force for a total of 22.5 years, he also served in Vietnam. I feel very fulfilled to help out with Operation Write Home

Seongsook Duncan  – (October 2, 2010 at 9:14 AM)  

Wow... what a nice surprise of winning! Thanks very much. Happy World Card Making Day!

Samantha  – (October 2, 2010 at 9:20 AM)  

Yay! How exciting! Thanks Sherry and OWH!! Congratulations to all the other winners!

helloholley  – (October 2, 2010 at 11:44 AM)  

YAY!!!! I just got home from my first OWH workshop!!!!It was suppossed to be in Sept.....but got delayed some ;)
Anyways,my kids are gonna flip that they got some goodies!!! thank you!!! And congrats to Sandy's mom....she won my $20 SU! spending Spree!!! ;)

SuzAnn –   – (October 2, 2010 at 12:11 PM)  

Congrats to all the winners and thank you sponsers! What an awesome month of crafty birthday fun!!

joybear  – (October 2, 2010 at 1:58 PM)  

Awesome cards, love what you do!

Cre8tiveVet  – (October 3, 2010 at 1:28 AM)  

I was so excited when I was that I had won the "Card Aunties Wonderful Workshop" book. Thank you! I had a blast all month. I am so happy my sister introduced me to OWH.

Alexandra Lundgren  – (October 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM)  

WOW!!! Thank you so much!!! What a fabulous and extra goodie!

ThePurplePlace  – (October 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM)  


And.... more importantly, THANK YOU to all the wonderful crafters who took some time this month to make that extra card or two and sending it off to OWH, during the big BIRTHDAY BASH!! Yaay!!

It sounds like the BASH was very successful and that's AWESOME!!


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