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Blog Anniversary + Season’s Giving Blog Hop & Giveaways!

Happy New Year! Every January 1st I greet you with a full heart, thankful for a new day that marks in so many ways a new beginning, not only for a new year but also for new projects and personal goals. Today also marks a special significance in my calendar because this month I celebrate my Blog Anniversary! It’s been 3 years since I first had the courage to write my first post. I’ve grown so much creatively that all I can do is share my joy and gratitude with you, my followers, with a massive celebration!

Best of 2016

One of the things that motivated me to jump in and start sharing my love for crafting with the world was an exciting online event… The amazing group of blogs that come together every year to celebrate the Season’s Givings Blog Hop! So why not merge two awesome events into one incredible giveaway?

Today, to help me celebrate, some wonderful friends from the industry and I have come up with over $100 in prizes! I am giving away 3 prize packages to 3 lucky winners! For a chance to win:

1. Subscribe to my blog newsletter -on sidebar- and confirm your subscription -to be sent to your email-.
2. Subscribe to my social media -on sidebar-. You can find Graciellie Design on Facebook, Instragram, Twitter and Etsy.
3. Comment below and tell me your goal for 2017!

-Prize #1-

Paper Temptress
$25 gift card

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
$20 gift card


-Prize #2-

Sunny Studio Stamps 
$20 gift card
*See shipping restrictions here.

Gina K. Designs 
$25 gift card

-Prize #3-

Therm O Web 
$50 Decofoil Package
*Winner can pick their favorite foil colors!
Graciellie Design 
$20 gift card

Next in the list is the talented Stephanie Klauck! If you got lost along the way, check the complete blog hop list below.

Season’s Giving Blog Hop

































































—– Gracie Chavez —–








I wish you a great new year… Hope it is a crafty one too! Please don’t be a stranger! I look forward to a fun and creative 2017, with lots of project ideas and inspiration to share with you! Be sure to check your email subscription as we will be announcing the winners of today’s prizes very soon! (You can always check on the winner’s list under the free content tab.)

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Season’s Givings Blog Hop & Blog AnniversaryOver $200 in prizes!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A new year is the promise to all of what you’ve been wishing for or to just continue to enjoy the simple pleasures in life that make all of our effort and hard work be worthwhile. I wish you all the best as this new year begins! Open your heart to all the possibilities and have faith… Endure and you will succeed!

Today I have 2 awesome reasons to celebrate! First, I’m excited to be joining the Season’s Givings Blog Hop! And also, this month I celebrate my blog anniversary! So I decided to fuse both giveaways and create a massive blog candy with the help of some wonderful friends in the industry!

One lucky winner will receive a heavenly collection of crafty goodies! International followers are welcome to participate! Here is what YOU could win:

My complete stamp collection (a total of 13 stamp kits!)
kindly sponsored by Unity Stamp Co.

A Memory Box or Poppystamps die 
of your choice from StarlitStudio!

A $20 gift certificate 

A stamp set of your choice
A $12 gift certificate
An online class of your choice
A $12 gift certificate
For a chance to win please subscribe to my blog and social media as follows:
1. Subscribe by email to my blog (find form on sidebar under “get the newsletter”) & confirm subscription email. Leave a comment below letting me know you did.

For more chances to win:
2. Follow me on Instagram (here). 
3. Follow me on Pinterest (here). 
4. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (here). 
5. Follow me on Twitter (here). 
6. Follow me on Facebook (here)

That is a total of 6 opportunities to win! Winners will be picked randomly and announced in two weeks.

I can’t finish off today’s post without sharing not mine but your favorite cards & tutorials of 2015.
THANK YOU for all the support and love! For details make sure to click on any of the thumbnails.

Your next stop is Michelle Woerner! Thank you for taking a moment to stop by! I hope you like this year’s giveaways which were planned with lots of love for you! Have a creative and blessed year…May your wishes and goals come true!

Lawn Fawn
Lawnfawn.blogspot.com

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine
http://www.scrapbookandcardstodaymag.typepad.com

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
http://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog

Reverse Confetti
https://reverseconfetti.com/blog/

Technique Tuesday
http://techniquetuesday.typepad.com

CAS-ual Friday Stamps
http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.blogspot.com

Verve Stamps
http://www.vervestamps.blogspot.com

Donna Salazar
http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com

Richard Garay
http://www.richardgaray.com/blog/

AdTech
https://makesomethingreat.wordpress.com

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

Inchie Arts
http://www.inchiearts.typepad.com

Avocado Arts
http://www.avocadoarts.blogspot.com

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)
http://www.cutchens.com

Rubermoon Stamps
http://www.rubbermoonarts.blogspot.com

Latina Crafter
http://latinacrafter.blogspot.com

A Jillian Vance Design
http://blog.ajillianvancedesign.com

JustNick
http://justnick.myshopify.com/blogs/justnick

Your Everyday Stamps
http://youreverydaystamps.blogspot.com

Latisha Yoast
http://www.crafteebee.blogspot.com

AJ Otto
http://thewillowgarden.blogspot.com

Kimberly Crawford
http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com

Julia Stainton
http://juliastainton.com/blog/

Laurie Willison
http://www.soapboxcreations.blogspot.com

Teri Anderson
https://terisplace.wordpress.com

Jennifer Gallacher
http://jengallacher.blogspot.com

Vera Yates
http://www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com

Wanda Guess
http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com

Nichol Magouirk
http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com

Kelly Klapstein
http://www.kellycreates.ca

Anabelle O’Malley
http://www.anabelleom.blogspot.com

Kim Watson
http://kj-starre.blogspot.com

Chari Moss
http://www.mossymade.com

Laura Bassen
https://laurafadora.wordpress.com

Lydia Fiedler
http://understandblue.blogspot.com

Lisa Adametz
http://www.papergrace.com

Alice Wertz
http://aliceslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson
http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Jenn Shurkus
Shurkus.com

Lori Craig
http://loricraig.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

Amy Tsuruta
http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com

Lisa Henke
http://www.mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com

Margie Higuchi
http://margieh.blogspot.com

Lee Murphy
http://luvleestamper.blogspot.com

Lori Tecler
http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com

Dina Kowal
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com

Loretta Lock
http://lovetocreate.blogspot.ca

Darsie Bruno
http://craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com

Marcie Sharp
http://www.cardmakinchaos.blogspot.com

Veronica Zalis
http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com/?m=1

Barbara Anders
http://barspaperpursuits.blogspot.com

Maria Levine
http://riacreations.blogspot.com

Dana Joy
http://www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com

Melody Rupple
http://apapermelody.blogspot.com

Keri Sereika
http://www.pinklemonade.typepad.com

Asia King
http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com

Jennifer Ingle
http://justjingle.blogspot.com

Yvonne Van de Grijp
http://phoebeez.blogspot.nl

Beth Pingry
http://bethpingry.com

Erica Houghton
http://ericahoughton.blogspot.com

Mary-Ann Maldonado
http://lumpbumpandclump.blogspot.com

Piali Biswas
http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com

Ashley Newell
http://www.hearthugsdesigns.com

Nicole Maki
http://madebynicole.blogspot.com

Julee Tilman
http://www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Leigh Penner
http://www.leighpenner.blogspot.com

Christina Griffiths
http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

Lindsay Amrhein
http://lindsayamrhein.blogspot.com

Laura Williams
http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com

Debbie Seyer
http://www.debbieseyer.com/my_weblog/

Christine Emberson
http://creativity-continues.blogspot.co.uk

Kerry Urbatch
http://www.thestampingbugsjourney.blogspot.com

Linda Lucas
http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au

Tosha Leyendekker
http://www.stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com

Giovana Smith
http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com

Bunny Vance
http://www.bunnyrunswithscissors.com

Stacey Schafer
http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com

Lee Ann Barrett
http://greytpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Ruby Naz
http://www.arareruby.com

Julie Dinn
http://www.kreativejewels2.com

Jill Hawkins
https://fastestturtle.wordpress.com

Christiana Reulling
http://christygetscrafty.blogspot.com

Jodi Collins
http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com

Gracie Chavez
http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com

Michelle Woerner
http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com

Tania Willis
http://www.throughtrialsiambeingpurified.blogspot.com

Karisse Schilling
http://karissejoy.com

Lori McAree
http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com

Ashley Harris
http://www.ashleyharris.typepad.com

Emily Leiphart
http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.ca

Heidi Blankenship
http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com

Coralynn Murray
http://sunrisestamper1.blogspot.ca

Tenia Nelson
http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com

Pretty Philosophie
http://www.prettyphilosophie.org

Jillian Vance
http://www.princessandthepaper.com

Misti Oblander
http://misti-acardaday.blogspot.com

Ceal Pritchett
http://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com

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Happy Anniversary to Our Daily Bread Designs!

Wohoo! Today we are celebrating yet another blog hop to inspire you and give away some prizes! Who doesn’t love a blog hop giveaway? Seven randomly selected winners will each receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until March 19, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the designers’ blogs for a chance to win! The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 20th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I am sharing a card created with the new God Quotes stamp set, which is being released together with the God Verses set for ODBD’s 7th year anniversary. The stamp sets are so inspiring and beautiful… I particularly love their delicate font. The quotes and verses on these sets are certainly wonderful too!

The papers used for this card are from the very new ODBD Shabby Rose Collection paper pack. I can’t stop using these papers… I love them! The delicate pattern on the background frames the labels which I decorated with a shabby die cut border, crinkled ribbon and a bow embellished with an antique brad.

I hope you find time to join our celebration challenges, blog hops and sale events going on now at Our Daily Bread Designs! Don’t miss a chance to win today! Visit the blogs below and leave a comment for a chance to get one of the new anniversary stamp sets.

For more details on our Anniversary events please visit Our Daily Bread Designs blog. Also, our Shining the Light sketch challenge is still open for a second week (here), so you still have a chance to join it! There are so many chances to win, and I hope you can join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Celebrating ODBD Scripture Blog Hop!

We are celebrating Our Daily Bread Designs 7th year anniversary this week! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ODBD! Today we start off with our first blog hop! The design team has created beautiful samples inspired in ODBD’s Scripture Collection stamp sets! I created a folding screen (accordion) card using a verse from Scripture Collection 11.

I used ODBD stamps, dies and papers to create this shabby chic card. I made some flowers inked softly with sprays, added pretty die cuts and a few delicate pearls and rhinestones. This card measures 5 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ closed and 5 1/2″ by 10 1/2″ opened. It fits an A2 envelope perfectly but once opened it stands on it’s own and looks very delicate and elegant.

I chose this verse because I find that it contains a very important truth for the modern church and the global society. More and more people are being overwhelmed with information and situations that defy their faith in God. It’s important to remember that the truths written in the Bible are universal truths that will never fail to those who follow them. He is God and there is no other.

Our Daily Bread Designs lets us share the word of God through encouraging Christian stamp sets. This company has blessed us with it’s products for 7 years now! Wow! I hope you can join me and my DT sisters as we celebrate this anniversary!

We would love to have you join us in sharing your projects using an ODBD Scripture. Whether it be cards with fun folds, CAS, cards using techniques, scrapbook pages or home decor items, we would love to see the projects you create using ODBD Scripture stamps. To enter, simply create your project using an ODBD Scripture, then add your permalink to the InLinkz found at the bottom of the post found HERE by Saturday, March 21, 2015. Seven random winners will be chosen from all entries to receive a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate to the ODBD store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website. Winners will be posted on the ODBD blog on Sunday, March 22, 2015, so please be sure to check there to see if you have won.

I invite you to visit the DT blogs for more ideas and inspiration:

Thanks so much for your visit! Have a great week and don’t forget to stop by on Tuesday for yet another blog hop and more prizes!

I’m sharing my card with:
Mod Squad Challenge – Flowers
Card Mania – Spring

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And the WINNERS are…

It’s time to announce some winners! Eight to be exact! Thank you for taking time to visit, for subscribing and for your kind comments! Both my blog anniversary and the Season’s Givings blog hop were exciting and wonderful thanks to you!

The winners were chosen thanks to the magic of Randomizer.org! Congratulations to the lucky gals!

$50 Gift Certificate 
in Stampin’ Up products
from Stamps and Scrapbooks store
Comment #115
Enjoyed visiting your blog so much that I subscribed. Thanks for sharing your craft, and Happy New Year!
Marcie

$24.95 Mini Books Class! 
Full Videos and PDFs of 12 Mini Book Projects
by Stamp Academy!
Comment #16
Happy New Year and Happy Blogaversary, Gracie!! Wishing you and your family a blissful year! Thank you for giving us a chance to win all these goodies! Already a subscriber and a follower.

 $15 Gift Certificate

Comment #11

Happy New Year and Blogaversary! 🙂 I will be signing up… hope it’s a fabulous year ahead 🙂
 $10 Gift Certificate
to My Craft Spot store!
Comment #108
Kathy S – January 4, 2015 at 3:07 PM
New follower. Happy 2015.

My new stamp set!
Parisian Postcard by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
$15 value
Comment #145
Congrats on your Blog Anniversary.

Thanks for the chance.

 A5 Planner Divider & Dashboard set
by La Bella Vida Design – a $20 value

Comment #86

WOW! Thanks for the chance to win. =) I signed up via email and followed.

 
 
Two Ann Butler Designs’ 
1″ Faux Quilting Stamp Sets
By Unity – $28 value
Comment #83

Love your projects! I subscribed. Happy New Year! sserrano22@live.com

$15 to my digital store!
Digital Papers, Box Templates and Tags

Comment #50

Lovely cards, thank you for sharing
wonderful prizes. Have a Happy crafting 2015!

All winners please EMAIL ME to graciellie @ live . com so we can send you your prize!
Know that I’m preparing many tutorials, giveaways and plenty of new projects that I’ll be sharing with you throughout the year! I invite you to continue visiting my blog so you don’t miss out! Always check the “free content” tab on top to find out what’s new.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Season’s Givings Blog Hop + Blog Anniversary = Over $150 in prizes!

 GIVEAWAY CLOSED!
Please check winners’ list on the top “free content” tab

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope each of you feel blessed like I do today. I thank God for giving me the chance to begin a new year surrounded by my beautiful family, and I also thank him for this blog that has become a window through which I can share, give and receive every single day! I am thankful for each of you, for your words of encouragement and love! And since I am so very thankful, today I have one massive blog candy, like I have never given away before!

This month is so relevant to me, since it’s my blog’s anniversary! I decided to combine the AMAZING Season’s Givings Blog Hop with the anniversary, because this blog hop influenced me in great part to open my blog. I think it was the final dose of inspiration I needed to finally jump into what was a so very new experience to me! I rejoice when I think about all the blessings I’ve received thanks to this blog hop and my blog itself…

Now, let’s check out the amazing prizes!

$50 Gift Certificate 
in Stampin’ Up products
from Stamps and Scrapbooks store

$24.95 Mini Books Class! 
Full Videos and PDFs of 12 Mini Book Projects
by Stamp Academy!
 

 $15 Gift Certificate

 $10 Gift Certificate

to My Craft Spot store! 

My new stamp set!
To be released: Parisian Postcard by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
$15 value (Will share stamp set photo soon!)
 
 

 A5 Planner Divider & Dashboard set
by La Bella Vida Design – a $20 value

Two Ann Butler Designs’ 
1″ Faux Quilting Stamp Sets

By Unity – $28 value

$15 to my digital store!
Digital Papers, Box Templates and Tags

Wow! I have to say THANK YOU to ALL my wonderful sponsors for helping me put together such a generous collection of prizes! 

For a chance to win, all you need to do is:
1. Subscribe by email (right column on top) and verify your subscription email.
2. Join this site (blue button).
3. Leave a comment letting me know you subscribed.

+ There are prizes for international and US participants, so feel free to join the fun!

Update
Eight winners will be picked through Randomizer and announced on January 15th on this same post. Make sure you come back to check if you won!

Now it’s time to continue hopping! Your next stop is Christina’s blog. If you haven’t followed the blog hop from the very beginning check out the complete list of blogs below and keep on hopping!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
https://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog
Lawn Fawn
http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com
Spellbinders Paper Arts
https://spellbinderspaperarts.com/Community/Blog.aspx
Reverse Confetti
www.reverseconfetti.com/blog
Clearsnap
blog.clearsnap.com
Ice Resin
iceresin.com/icequeen
My Favorite Things
http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/
Technique Tuesday
http://techniquetuesday.typepad.com/
Paper Smooches
http://papersmooches.blogspot.com
Sweet & Sassy Stamps
http://sweetnsassystamps.blogspot.com/
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Avocado Arts
www.avocadoarts.blogspot.com
A Jillian Vance Design
http://blog.ajillianvancedesign.com/
Latina Crafter
http://latinacrafter.blogspot.com
Die-Versions
http://www.die-versions.com
Unity Stamp Company
http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com
Splitcoast Stampers
www.splitcoaststampers.com
Verve Stamps
www.vervestamps.blogspot.com
Latisha Yoast
http://crafteebee.blogspot.com
AJ Otto
http://thewillowgarden.blogspot.com
Vera Yates
http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com
Julia Stainton
www.juliastainton.com/blog
Judy Hayes
http://judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Kim Watson
http://kj-starre.blogspot.com/
Yana Smakula
http://www.zrobysama.com.ua/?lang=en
Chari Moss
www.mossymade.com
Taheerah Atchia
http://littlemisst-papercraft.blogspot.com/
Shemaine Smith
http://shemainesmith.blogspot.com
Emily Spahn
http://justem.typepad.com/
Kimberly Crawford
http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/
Lee Murphy
http://www.luvleestamper.blogspot.com/
Lovely Linda
http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/
Laura Williams
http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com
Lori Tecler
http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com
Chaitali Narla
http://cutscropscreativity.com
Darsie Bruno
http://craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Lydia Fiedler
http://understandblue.blogspot.com/2014/12/one-last-gift-for-2014.html
Giovana Smith
http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/
Teri Anderson
http://terisplace.wordpress.com/
Beth Pingry
http://bethpingry.com
Dina Kowal
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com
Daniela Dobson
http://danieladobson.blogspot.com
Lisa Adametz
http://papergrace.com
Piali Biswas
http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/
Kelli Green
http://cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com
Keri Lee Sereika
www.pinklemonade.typepad.com
Jocelyn Olson
http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/
Julee Tilman
http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com
Michelle Woerner
http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/
Lori McAree
http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/
Theresa Momber
http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com
Anita Autore
http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/
Melody Rupple
http://apapermelody.blogspot.com
Sean Fetterman
http://fettermandesigns.blogspot.com/
Bunny Vance
http://www.bunnyrunswithscissors.com/
Tricia Traxler
http://simplystamping.blogspot.com/
Lisa Arana
dahlhouse-designs.com
Lorena Cantó
http://paperella.typepad.com
Amy Tsuruta
http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com
Jodi Collins
www.stampingalatte.blogspot.com
Tenia Nelson
Http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com
Kelly Klapstein
www.kellycreates.ca
Jill Cornell
http://jillcornell.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart
http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.ca
Becky Williams
http://onescrappinmama.blogspot.com
Margie Higuchi
http://www.margieh.blogspot.com/
Lee Ann Barrett
www.greytpapercrafts.blogspot.com
Lisa Hoel
http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed.blogspot.com/
Heather Campbell
parkermolly.blogspot.com
Lisa Henke
http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com
Sheri Holt
http://www.myshericards.blogspot.com
Michele Kovack
http://chelemom.blogspot.com
Ashley Harris
ashleyharris.typepad.com
Sharon Harnist
http://paperfections.typepad.com
Lori Craig
www.loricraig.com
Nicole Nowosad
www.justnicks.blogspot.com
Laurel Beard
www.laurelbeard.org
Michele Boyer
http://papercuts.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Christiana Reuling
http://christygetscrafty.blogspot.com/
Laurie Schmidlin
www.justgivemestamps.typepad.com
Jennifer Priest
Hydrangeahippo.com
Stacey Schafer
http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com
Heidi Blankenship
http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/
Heather Pulvirenti
http://heatherpulvirenti.blogspot.com
Anita Madden
http://www.anitasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel
http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Sarah Gough
www.thinkingstamps.com
Rachel Kleinman
www.rwkrafts.com
Natalie Dever
www.dougnat.blogspot.com
Lorine Mason
www.lorinemason.com/blog
Loretta Lock
http://lovetocreate.blogspot.ca/
Meihsia Liu
http://meihsia.blogspot.com
Sarah Martina Parker
www.sarahmartina.com
Angeline Choo
http://scrappyscrappy.blogspot.com
Christine Emberson
hope-chances.blogspot.co.uk
Karen Hightower
http://karenscreativemess.blogspot.com
Sabrina Alery
www.sabrinaalery.com
Debbie Seyer
http://www.debbieseyer.com/my_weblog/
Dana Joy
http://www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com
Cat Tidwell
http://catdidit.blogspot.com/
Deborah Saaranen
http://deborahlynnesdreamincolor.blogspot.com
Ceal Pritchett
Simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com
Lisa Lara
http://lisaslifelines.blogspot.com/
Colleen Schaan
www.distinctivetouches.com
Anabelle O’Malley
www.anabelleom.blogspot.com
Megan Hoeppner
http://www.meganhoeppner.com/blog
Monika Davis
www.stampnmad.typepad.com
Marisa Ritzen
http://rosemary-reflections.blogspot.ca
Wanda Guess
http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/a-blog-called-wanda/
Jenny Peterson
http://mylittlestampinspot.blogspot.ca
Annette Allen
http://myclevercreations.blogspot.com
Gracie Chavez – YOU ARE HERE!
http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/
Christina Griffiths
http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk
Niki G.
http://notjustgreetingshawaii.blogspot.com/
Kristi Schurr
http://kristispapercreations.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Ingle
http://justjingle.blogspot.com
Karolyn Loncon
http://www.karolyns-paperkraft.blogspot.com/
Camille Robinson
http://cammierobinson.blogspot.com
Lindsey M-P
http://bashfulblogging.blogspot.ca
Kathy Clement
http://www.kathybydesign.com
Maria Levine
http://riacreations.blogspot.com
Savitri Wilder
www.scrapbit.com
Savannah O’Gwynn
www.savannahland2.blogspot.com
Teresa Horner
www.victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Laurel Seabrook
http://want2scrap.blogspot.ca/
Libby Hickson
http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/2014/12/seasons-givings-blog-hop.html
Yvonne Van de Grijp
www.phoebeez.blogspot.com
Alice Wertz
http://aliceslittlewonderland.blogspot.com
Leigh Penner
www.leighpenner.blogspot.com
Lisa Lee
http://inchiearts.typepad.com/_
Tina McDonald
www.tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com
Nina Yang
Http://waffleflower.com/blog
Angel Johns
www.mywholestampinworld.com

Thanks SO much for stopping by today! Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a comment for a chance to win!

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HIMCR Blogiversary #2: KISS

It’s the second challenge of the day at Hiding in my Craft Room, in celebration of our Blogiversary. The challeng is “Keep it Simple Sweetie!” (KISS). This just basically means to keep your project nice and simple or clean styled.


Our sponsor is  
PaperTemptress!

The giveaway is a 
$20 Gift Certificate to the store!

Of course I had the chance to try out some amazing metallic papers from Paper Temptress and what a priviledge really! The textures, the shimmer, the weight of the sheets… Just a delight to work with!


For this card I dried emboss a layer of Lagoon Mica Metallic cardstock (I love this color!), using the faux letterpress techique with Brilliance pigment ink in Pearlescent beige. The effect is really subtle but it does give the debossing a deeper shadow that you can’t tell right away.

I went for the true CAS style and die cut a circle from Silver Mica Metallic cardstock with the largest of Spellbinders Classic Circle Small. I also die cut butterflies from Spellbinders Butterflies Two from Candido Incandescent Metallic cardstock. I then splattered some Inka-Gold (in yellow gold) water to the butterflies by tapping a brush. And finally I heat embossed sentiment from Gina K. Designs’ Little things stamp set on Vellum. All was adhered to a Leather Textured cardstock card base.


This will be my last project for the day but please keep vising Hiding in my Craft Room and my teammates’ blogs to learn about the remainding challenges and see all what has been created for your inspiration. 
Congratulations Laurie on your blog anniversary! I wish you many more!

Thanks you so much for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
Butterfly – CAS on Sunday
Gold – Addicted to CAS

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It’s a Blogiversary Party!

I am so happy to have a chance to celebrate, together with my teammates, Hiding in my Craft Room’s blog anniversary! There will be lots of fun challenges and giveaways throughout the entire day today. These challenges will last all week long to give you time to play along.

To start the party we have the all time favorite Super Scraps Saturday. A month wouldn’t be complete without a Super Scraps challenge!

The sponsor is
The giveaway is a
$12 Gift Certificate to the store!
I had the opportunity to use one of their lovely images called Spring Branch, which I loved to color! 

I colored this digi with Spectrum Noir markers from various sets (Yellows, Reds, Greens, Browns). I used the out of the box technique, one that I enjoy to use with this kind of floral images. I die cut the labels with Spellbinders Classic Labels Four and Spellbinders Gold Labels Four. The white label was stenciled with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and heat embossed with a sentiment from Flourishes’ Flowers for Jan stamp set in gold. I added a central panel layering leather textured cardstock in orange (also dried embossed) over patterned paper from Shery K. Designs. It was all adhered to a leather textured cardstock card base in white. Amazingly almost all was made from scraps!

Don’t miss a chance to play along and win some crafty goodies this week! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create. I will be back in an hour with a second project for HIMCR’s Blogiversary, so stay tuned!

Thanks for your visit. See you in a bit.

This card is participating in:
Bright Summer Colors – My Craft Spot
Anything Goes – Sami Stamps
Summer Colors – Docerela