Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 4

Happy New Year's!!  To celebrate 2016, myself, some of your favorite paper manufacturers, bloggers and magazine are having a HUGE blog hop.  Its called the Seasons Givings blog hop.  This is the 4th year, and every single blog that is listed below is hosting a GIVEAWAY!!


ALL you need to do is, comment on each blog, and you never know you could win multiple times!!  Thank you so much to all of my blog readers for your continuous support!

I am hosting 9 giveaways!
Yes 9!!!

Giveaway #1
$25 Gift Certificate from Lawn Fawn

Giveaway #2
$25 Gift Certificate From Butterfly Reflections ink
(donated by Carolina Hill)

Giveaway #3
30 unused stamp sets from assorted manufacturers 
(will ship from Susan Opel)

Giveaway #4
Dies & Stamps from MFT
(will ship from Laina Lamb who illustrated them)

Giveaway #5
Planner, planner goodies, journal, gel pens, cute bag etc...

Giveaway #6
Heidi Swapp assortment.  Project Life set, twine, tags & cellophane goodie bag set

Giveaway #7
Office Supply Lovers assortment.  Scissors, notepads, magnets, paper clips etc...

Giveaway #8
Stampers set.  Martha Stewart scoring board, Stampendous stamp set, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives.

Giveaway #9
Valentines Day package set.  Burlap bag, chocolate set, 2 printed gift bags, note cards, cute clothespin clips, twine etc...

Please leave a comment telling me your favorite memory of 2015!
I will draw a winner on January 8th!

Now please start the hop, and leave lots of love on all of these blogs!

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design


Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Lawn Fawn: XOXO

Today I am sharing a bright lovey dovie card using colors that remind be of Florida towns.  Bright pink and lime green.  I am using a XOXO die from Lawn Fawn that is now available.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to check out more dies that are new, as well as more inspiration.  Plus a chance to win a lot of new product!!

My husband is currently deployed, so I send him quite a bit of cards in the mail.  They need to be not so bulky so they are not ruined in the mail.  So I had this in mind when I created this card.
Using the new Bar 4 Stitched Rectangle dies, I created the card base as well as the top panel.  Using the Plastic Flamingo ink from Lawn Fawn, I blended ink onto the left side of the panel, and then stamped hearts in the same color ink.  I diecut lime card stock using the same die as the front panel, and trimmed it down, then adhered it to the panel using foam squares.  The XOXO was die cut using white card stock, and adhered to the lime panel.  I added lime twine to finish off the card and adhered the panel to the card front using foam squares.

Lawn Fawn: Turn Me On

Hello there!
Today I am sharing a mini stamp/die set called Turn Me On by Lawn Fawn.  Its name is super "punny" and so perfect for Valentine's Day, birthdays or just because.  I am also using the new Stitched Bar 4 Rectangle dies!
You can win this set if you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog and leave a comment.

To create this gradient look to the card, I first diecut white cardstock with one of the Bar 4 Stiched rectangle dies.  I used the newest inks from Lawn Fawn called Plastic Flamingo (pink) and Fresh Lavender (purple).  I blended the inks pretty heavily 1/3 of the way into the center, and then didn't apply as much ink in the center, to get a nice even blend.  To blend the inks onto the card stock, I use the circle ink blenders from Tim Holtz.  I stamped the sentiment in a nice black ink, then stamped the lightswitch.  The lighbulb was stamped/diecut and colored in using Copic markers, then adhered using foam squares.  The panel was adhered to the card base using foam squares as well.  The pattern on the card base was created by repeatedly stamping the lightswitch.  To finish the card I embellished it with a dark navy twine.

Lawn Fawn: December Inspiration Week

Hello there!  Fun things going on over at the Lawn Fawn Blog, two brand new stamp sets and coordinating dies are being released this week.  As well as some dies that coordinate with past sets.  Today, I am sharing a card I made using a new stamp/die set called Pizza My Heart (so stinking cute), along with new stitched stackable heart dies.

For a chance to win these new products, and see more great projects, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.

The pizza box was, stamped in black ink, die cut out and then colored in with Copic Markers.  To give the card a little bit of depth I popped up the center heart and pizza box using foam squares.

MFT Card Challenges Sketch #256

Hello there!  A big thank you to Susan, and the amazing designers over at the Card Challenges blog this month.  I love how sketches give you that starting point when you are in need of inspiration.  Today I am sharing a card, based off of sketch #256.  Make sure you head on over to the Card Challenge blog to participate in all of the fun, and maybe win a prize!

I did not have feathers, so I used stamps from the MFT Cat-itude Stamp set, to recreate the feathers lined up.  I just used fish & cat stamps instead.  Once I stamped the images I colored them in using copic markers.


sparkly kraft card stock
pink card stock
copic markers

Lawn Fawn Fawny Holiday Week

Lawn Fawn is sharing lots of projects everyday this week, to help you get ready for the holidays.  Make sure you visit the Lawn Fawn blog everyday, as there will be lots of projects and videos

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using the Snow Day stamp set, the stitched journaling card, pattern paper, stitched rectangle along with the beautiful Lawn Fawn ink.

MFT Card Challenges: Sketch 255

Good Morning!
Have you ever been in a creative funk?  I know I have. Where you try to make a project and nothing is turning out?  Well, what I love about sketches, is that it gives you a starting point & direction.

My card is based off of the MFT Card Challenges sketch #255.  I switched a few things around, but thats ok, because there are no rules.  You head on over to the Card Challenges blog, look at this weeks sketch, make a card, link up your project & then you might win!!  How fun and easy is that?

Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is the card that I created from this sketch.  Instead of using a butterfly, I used a coffee cup.  You can put whatever element you want in that corner.  For this time of year, I think a Pumpkin, snowflake, christmas tree or snowman would be so cute!!

Supply list:

Fancy Pants Designs Wish Season pattern paper
kraft cardstock
black ink
red & aqua ink

MFT Sketch Challenge 254: Warm Wishes

Hey there!
Make sure you head on over to the MFT Card Challenges Blog to play along with this weeks sketch challenge.

Here is my take on this weeks sketch.

I wanted to create something fun and pretty at the same time.  This is a card that I am sending with my husband, so that he has a pretty card to send to our daughter for Christmas. Air Craft Carriers don't have a Hallmark :)  There is nothing better than getting a card from a loved one.

Materials Used:

Other Supplies:
black ink
copic markers
pink card stock
white silk ribbon
pink button
natural twine

MFT Card Challenge Sketch 253

This month I get to guest design and play with the Card Challenge Team designers.  How fun!!  What I love about sketches is that they are a starting point to get your creative juices flowing, so to speak.  You can follow a sketch down to a "t" or be more liberal, it really is up to you.  Head on over to the Card Challenges blog to see what the other designers created using this sketch!

This week is sketch number 253.

Here is what I did using this sketch.

Here is a simple supply list:

Clear embossing powder (to emboss black ink & gold stars)

gold glitter
black pigment ink
kraft cardstock

A few projects to share

I have a few projects posted on different blogs this week.  So I will share the photo, then the link on where you can get all of the details of my project.

This week Lawn Fawn and Chameleon Pens are teaming up.  I created this fun treat bag with Halloween in mind.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more details!

I made a "Boo" treat bag.  It is featured over on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog.  Head on over there for the full list of supplies that I used.

I created this simple card, and it is featured on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.

This shaped card and a full tutorial are on the Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog.

Lawn Fawn: Finishing Up October Inspiration Week

Hello there!
For some reason my last two posts did not go live when they were supposed to.  I apologize for that.  So here are a few more of my Lawn Fawn projects for October.
Make sure you check out all of the great inspiration the design team created over at the Lawn Fawn Blog, there really are some spectacular projects!!

For the cheers card, I diecut the mini snowflakes in different colors, then picked out coordinating ink to match.  I added the ink to the card front and then adhered the snowflakes.  To add some contrast I diecut the scripty cheers in black and finished it off by adding twine.

So, Lawn Fawn finally created a die set that coordinates with the Cozy Christmas stamp set.  This is such a fun set to work with, especially now that I don't have to fussy cut all of these cute images out!

Lawn Fawn: I Love You a Latke

Hello there!
Today I am sharing a shaped oval card, created with the new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called, I Love You a Latke.  This is a great set to make Hanukkah cards with.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, to see more great projects using this stamp set, along with a chance to win it.


1.  Die cut yellow cardstock using the stitched oval dies, you will need two pieces to create this card base.
2.  Die cut white cardstock using a smaller stitched oval die.
3.  Add blue ink to the oval using a sponge tool.
4.  Stamp the menorah in gold ink, then clear emboss, same with the candles.
5.  Stamp the sentiment.
6.  Stamp the stars in blue ink.
7.  Adhere the stamped oval diecut to the card front using foam adhesive.
8.  Add twine.

Lawn Fawn: Snowy Backdrops Stamps & dies

Hello there!
Do you know what is a great feeling as a crafter?  When you envision an idea, then you are able to execute it.  It is not often that this phenomena happens to me, but it did with todays project.

Make sure you head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, where you can see more great projects using this stamp and die set!


1.  Using white cardstock cut/emboss with the Starry Backdrops die.
2.  Then using a stitched banner, layer the banner die over the starry backdrops diecut.
3.  Using ink and a sponge tool, start layering the ink.  I like to start from the edge and go in a circle motion.

4.  With the left over starry backdrop diecut, die cut stars.  And ink them up as well.
5.  Adhere the stars to the banner using foam adhesive.
6.  Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock, add ink the the panel.  Adhere using foam adhesive.
7.  Apply one more star to the banner using foam adhesive.
8.  Apply the banner to a card front.
9.  Add gold trim.

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