Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

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Welcome everyone to my first ever blog post! I am so happy you stopped by today after visiting Alex Syberia (she’s awesome) as it’s a very special day!! I am so honored to be part of my dear friend Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop.  Today we are celebrating 4 amazing years of her creativity, talent and gorgeous creations that she has shared with the rest of us over the past years.   

I just want to take a moment to thank her for everything.  It is because of her that I am crafting the way I am today. She inspires me on a daily basis, helps me when I have questions, encourages me to keep trying and lifts my spirit when I am down.  Not only is she amazingly talented, but she is beautiful both inside and out and I am blessed to call her a true friend!


So to celebrate her today, there is an amazing blog hop going on (see full blog hop list below), and be sure to check out all the lovely ladies along with their beautiful creations. There are tons of giveaways so make sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment.  For today’s special occasion I created 2 cards that I hope you all like!

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My first card I knew I had to use the sentiment GRATEFUL from Honey Bee Stamps, because that is exactly what I am.  I am truly grateful for our friendship that grew over this past year.  I started with Paper Trey Ink Hawaiian Shores card stock for my base. I ink blended random rainbow colors using Distess Oxides on smooth bristol paper, which I adhered on my card base. I then die-cutted the Reverse Confetti Linked Circles Cover Panel in gold Simon Says Stamp mirrored card stock and glued that over my ink blended panel.  For my florals, I used Honey Bee Stamps Cosmos and colored them with Kuretake Zig Clean Color markers and adhered using foam tape to add dimension.  I used my leftover gold mirrored card stock for the “grateful” sentiment and attached with foam tape. I heat embossed “for your friendship” using Ranger embossing powder in gold.  I love the vibrant colors and how this card looks, I hope you do to 🙂

 

 


For my second card, I used the Honey Bee Stamps BECAUSE stamp set.  I started with black card stock for my base.  I then die-cutted Simon Says Stamp 6×6 glitter card stock for my frame using Simon Says Stamp Frames die set and adhered to my card base using foam tape.  The extra black panel that was leftover from the die cut, I used Gina K. background stamp Petite Flourish which I stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the same glitter card stock, die-cutted the sentiment and added to my front panel with foam tape.  For the second part of the sentiment I heat embossed with Silver embossing powder and adhered with foam tape for added dimension.

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As an appreciation of my own gratitude for all the love all of you have shown me on IG, and to celebrate Rubeena, I am personally sponsoring a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp to one lucky winner, so be sure to check the link below for giveaway details and updates.  

The next stop is Zsoka Marko  and I’m sure you already know how amazing she is!!  She is a super talented crafter and her work is truly beautiful so make sure you go check her out!! 

Blog Hop List – Day One

Danielle Flynn (you are here)
Maria Peters (Instagram)
Make sure you stop by  Rubeena’s Blog for full details and a full hop list. 

Giveaways 

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on http://www.arareruby.com/giveaways/ Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card

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I want to thank everyone stopping by as I truly appreciate you all.  I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

 

199 thoughts on “Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

  1. Sherrie Johnson says:

    Oh…what gorgeous cards! I especially love the black background…embossed with Gina K’s “Petite Flourish”. It is just so lovely! Thanks for sharing your gift of creation with us.

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  2. Lisa Byers says:

    I love your cards!!! Absolutely beautiful!! You are right, thank you to all of the sponsors for giving away such wonderful prizes!! And you too for sponsoring the gift card for SSS!!!

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  3. Mindy1414 says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful! I love the vibrant colors you chose for both cards, just stunning. Thank you for the inspiration and for the generosity of a gift card for this amazing blog hop, celebration, and giveaway.

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  4. Jeannean Marshall says:

    Danielle, both of your cards are just stunning! I love the distress colors on the background of the first card, so pretty. The subtle embossing on the flashy second card steals my heart! Thank you for the inspiration and being on Ruby’s hop! -Thanks also for being a sponsor!!

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  5. Roberta S. says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I love each one of them. I love the bright colors that give the happy cheery feeling just like Rubeena gives in her IG stories. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Cindy Holmes says:

    Beautiful cards! I especially love the first card! I really like the colorful blended background! And your different colored flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I also love your layering of the card too!

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  7. dannscraftingwhims says:

    The black on black is quite elegant, but Wowzers! That grateful card is so bright and cheery, it exudes happiness and whoever is fortunate enough to open that envelope, Ruby or someone else, is going to gasp with joy!

    Congrats to Rubeena and thank you for generously sponsoring this hop!

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  8. Jan says:

    Both of your cards are fabulous. I love how embossed with the background stamp to look black on black (genius), and the beautiful background die in the first card. Very bright and cheery! Thx.

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