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!!

 

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

  1. Your love says:

    Oh my love… congratulations on your first blog hop and congratulations to Rubeena too on her anniversary and crafting journey! You always have such great original ideas on your cards and you are getting better each day! I love you more than words and I can’t wait to see more great cards like these come out of your craft room!! I love you!

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  2. Denise Kitts-Wadlow says:

    Both cards are absutely gorgeous! Lo e them both, but am especially drawn to the first one, with its bright, happy, tropical look! LOVE those colors!!! Design is exquisite, stamp set, greeting and colors—pure perfection! TFS–have a blessed evening!

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  3. Dana M says:

    Amazing cards! The first is a wonderful explosion of vibrant color, so beautifully composed and layered. The second is gorgeous in its clean design, fabulous shine and punch of purple. Thank you and all of the sponsors of the hop for your generosity!

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  4. Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous cards! You used a couple of my favorite dies on the first card! Fabulous colors and details! Thanks for celebrating Rubeena’s crafting anniversary with this awesome hop! Congrats on your first blog post!

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  5. Rubeena I. says:

    Danielle, I finally made it to your blog!!! LOL You already know how much I have going on. First of all, you are AMAZING. It takes TWO good souls to make a good connection! You are very talented so you should be making more cards!! Thank you so much for being part of my celebration and for cheering me on when I need it most. You are a true friend and can’t wait until you finally fly over to babysit so I can get my work done LOLLLL I mean so we can hang out an eat and watch TV. duhhh 🙂 love you!

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  6. Teri S. says:

    It sounds like you & Ruby have a wonderful friendship & you’ve certainly honoured it with the two cards you made. The first one really does remind me of Hawaii. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Teresa Doyle says:

    Danielle, your cards are GORGEOUS, especially the first one (probably because I love the colours! LOL) WOW, they are beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sponsoring Ruby’s event, she is truly an amazingly talented lady!

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  8. Carol Rossouw says:

    Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too!

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  9. Renate Harrison says:

    Hi Danielle! Beautiful color combinations that just pop!. Love both cards. Congratulations Rubenna on 4 years and thanks for sharing all this wonderful talent with us!

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