That's the sound of our train, friends, making its way into our last country in our World Tour of Card Making. It's been one heckuva ride, I've gotta tell you, from my home to yours and all those creative and inspiring houses in between.
I don't know about you, but I have found a lot of joy in this past week. As I was preparing to put this all together, I looked at hundreds and hundreds of blogs, mostly at random as I clicked from blogroll to blogroll, and I became more and more awed as I realized the depth and breadth of this little hobby of ours.
Like you, I've been so interested to see the different styles that are popular in the many countries we've visited, and I've been equally surprised to see the same products I love on projects coming from so many different places and cultures.
I've loved to see the different languages and the different perspectives, I've had a great time reading all your comments, and I've loved seeing all the blogs that have been linked in each post via Mr. Linky, but mostly I've felt so glad to have made so many new friends. I'm enthralled with the idea that we can make touching connections with one another through the inspiration we all have to offer on a regular basis through our blogs.
But I'm sounding rather reflective already and we still have one more country to visit, the United States! I hope you didn't party too much last night so that you have the energy you'll need to visit these moxie fab blogs, friends! And even if you're feeling a little bleary-eyed, with a cotton mouth, and a little sore from all that dancing you did last night, I know that you can push yourself through one more day of card making bliss! Ready or not, here America comes!
We begin with this whimsical card by Amy Rohl:
Next stop--Becky Olsen's house:
Out the window to your right--Lisa Dorsey's place:
After the hill and just past those trees you'll find Michelle Giraud:
We've got some flatland to cover next, but as soon as we're past that, Sharyn Tormanen's project will be revealed:
OK. Be patient while we climb this hill, friends. Wait for it...wait for it...there! A moxie fab project by Beate Johns!
...and just after that, see it ahead in the distance? This fun card by Charlene Cundy:
Do you see it? The waterfall up in the mountains there? Well just to the left is this beautiful card by Melissa Phillips:
And last but certainly not least, here's a project by Heather Nichols that will just warm your heart for your journey home:
You likey these? If so, leave a comment here and then hop on over to these amazing blogs to see their World Card Making Day cards.
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Blue Skies collection from American Crafts
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We have come to the proverbial end of the road, friends. And just like at the close of all great vacations, there is a sense of trepidation as we realize that our fun time has had to end. But we'll be glad to sleep in our own beds, get back into the familiar rhythm of our routines, and let the depth of our experience wrap us in its warm glow as the next few days pass.
Besides, World Card Making Day is TOMORROW--and that's what this countdown has been all about!Thanks for coming on this tour with me friends! Be sure and tune in to Paper Crafts Connection today to see how I and my fellow editors will be spending World Card Making Day, and MAKE SURE you stop by there tomorrow for a chance to win what Kelly is calling, and I quote, "a paper crafting jackpot!"
Exhausted but exhilarated,
PS Do you live in the US? Do you have a paper crafting blog? Be sure and link it up here because we'd all just love the chance to stop by and say "hello"!