**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 celebration....you'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.
This month our shippers received and processed insane numbers of cards:
- Number of packages received: 758 (just think of the recycling bins!!)
- Anyhero cards: 2,789!!
- Cards for our heroes to write home on: 78,146
- Boxes mailed in September alone: 132 boxes = 44,453 cards = $1,650.00!
- Hours of shipper labor: oh man. We stopped counting!
- Firstgiving Campaign: $1,050.00 raised so far
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!
- eclectic Paperie is hosting us in their gallery on Flickr - go post some cards and qualify for a drawing for a box of goodies.
- join the huge blogtour - here - but beware, if you look around too much you might not get any cards made! lol!
- 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!)
- Post cards on our Facebook page - let's make this a worldwide cardmaking bonanza weekend!
- Disney crafters - check out what Scrapping the Magic has going on
- Create Scrapbooks' Forum is collecting cards for us today
- Dustin has digi freebies!
- Our OWH October Surprise Challenge
- Make your Craft for a Cause card for OWH this weekend!
- If all else fails....link up below with anything you're working on today!