Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Seasons Givings Blog Hop


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  I'm THRILLED to be a part of this hop with sooo many wonderful crafters!!  A big thanks to Latisha Yoast for organizing!  

I want to thank those who have visited my blog this past year.  I know I was a slacker once the summer came and then in the fall when I started my Stella & Dot business.  I kept saying my stamps must think I'm cheating on them with jewelry. But I am super excited to be a part of the Stella & Dot team and working in 2014 to get more hostesses for Trunk Shows.  I would love for you to swing on by and check it out and like my Stella & Dot Facebook page and tell your friends.  For my blog followers (U.S. Only) who place an order in January I am offering free shipping, please contact me to take advantage of that offer.

So because of that some crafting took a backseat but in the last week or so I got creative with a bunch of cards and layouts. I want to get back in the saddle and craft and create more and this was a great way to get started.  Here's hoping I will get some chances to be more involved with some Stamp Companies and challenges in 2014!  

As a thank you for those who have visited when I posted this year I am giving away a few things:



I will pick an official winner for this stash of stuff on January 6th, so be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win.

Now onto a few projects I created to share in this blog hop:

So this year I attempted to do Project life.  I did get it done through about June and then summer kicked in and that's when crafting went haywire for me.  SOO come December I wanted to do a December Daily.  Last year I did it 8 1/2 x 11 style and finished the month and have a big binder full of simple but fun daily pages.  So this year I decided to again go simple but used an art journal instead and do it a little more mixed media style. Again in a somewhat simple format so I can make fast pages.  Here are two I just made the other day using mostly Unity Stamp Co Layers of LIfe stamps:




Next I wanted to share with you two wedding cards I made.  In my Etsy shop this year I had one black and white wedding card I made which did really well.  I decided to try and make a few more to post:




I used my Silhouette finally to cut the couple image and Stampin up dies to cut the heart.

Next I'll share a simple 12x12 layout I just did using Webster's Pages:



Finally I created this box using the K-Cup box from Trader Joe's.  The stamp is Unity Stamp Co and the fancy embellishments is Webster's Pages and Ribbon from SU.  This makes a cute stamp storage box which currently is holding some of my Layers of Life from Unity Stamp Co.


Now it's time to continue on your way through this amazing blog hop!! 

Your next stop on this hop is the amazing 
 Colleen Schaan

Here is the Official Blog Hop Order in case you get lost along the way:


THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!  HERE'S TO A VERY CRAFTY FUN 2014!  HAPPY NEW  YEAR!!!!

Maria

177 comments:

Kailash said...

Lovely projects!!!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Wonderful projects! You are so talented! Thanks for the chance to win your prize! Happy New Year!

Lori A-O said...

Love your artwork, thank you for sharing and thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy as well. Happy New Year!

Jan Castle said...

Great projects! Great Hop...TFS! My 2014 resolution is to SHARE more.
Happy New Year and blessing throughout the new year!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your wedding card is great! Happy 2014!

Алла Прошлякова said...

Wishing you a lot of happiness and good luck this Year!

loulou said...

I like the journal idea for the December daily. Happy New Year

Mary said...

Great blog hop.thanks for chance to win

stampsilly71 said...

I love what you have created - beautiful!!!! And thank you for the hop and such generous give away items! Happy 2014! darcibaker@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

Great projects! Stunning black/white ones. Happy New Year!

Kitty said...

Thank you and Happy New Year

Kathleen

Joyce Casaldi said...

Happy New Year!
Jcasaldi@ptd.net

joy said...

Wishing you the best for health and happiness in the New Year! Thanks for an opportunity to win your great prize package.

Dee in N.H. said...

Great projects! I especially like the second wedding card with the great silhouette. Thanks for a chance to win your goodies!

Rita C Jackson said...

I pray you get to use your talent in all areas of your creative life. Blessings to you and your family in 2014.

JennyKozar said...

These are all such wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

bethpingry.com said...

Great projects!!

SmilynStef said...

Love those fun goodies ... great projects too (although I will confess your word verification requirement may be frustrating some commenters).

Barbara said...

I participate often in the JUGS challenge. Sharyn is a good friend too.
Thanks for a chance to win with huge gift.

Donna Phelan said...

I don't think I could actually do the whole Project Life....some days it's just hard enough to do 'life' hahaha Nooo only kidding! Best wishes for a happy new year!

DebraAnn Costanzo said...

Thank you so much. Happy New Year

Kezzia Froese said...

Really awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance! Happy new year!!

Super Jen said...

Happy New Year! Great blog, first time here.

Celeste Goff said...

Happy new year! I love your projects and I hope you're able to find more time to craft in this new year.

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful projects and I love those wedding cards. Happy New Year and I hope your new momentum continues throughout the coming year.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Adorable projects! I especially LOVE the box holding your stamps! So fun! Happy New Year to you!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Meredith L said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

marylouh said...

I love the black and white wedding cards. You are seeing those colors used more often in weddings. thanks for sharing.

Sue Bridges said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lagene said...

Love your projects!! Great stamp storage box! Happy New Year & thanks for the chance to win!

Carol from La Crosse said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Fantastic projects!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Love this blog hop!! Not only for the chance to win, but seeing all this GREAT talent and being able to follow you all for years to come!

Michelle W said...

Hope you have a happy new year. Thank you for a chance to win.

Lou said...

Wishing you all a happy new year of crafting fun!

Carol said...

Wonderful project and wonderful giveaway!

Redhead said...

Very nice work, and thank you!

Lisa said...

Happy New Year!! Your projects are absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a generous giveaway :)

Bev Hill said...

Especially love your wedding cards. The black and white is just stunning. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

Paula Laird said...

Very nice projects! Happy new year to you! Thanks for the chance to win! blythekitten at yahoo dot com

Olga said...

Thank you for a chance to win. Happy New Year!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Happy New Year!!! Fabulous giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!! I liked your FB page and became a blog follower. Love your fabulous designs. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Charo said...

Me too, I want to complete at least ... One? Project life
¡Feliz 2014!

Barbra said...

Happy new year to you and thank you for the chance to win!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful projects! Hope your New Year is filled with love, happiness and good health! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Milan L said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for a chance to win!

lyzz J said...

The Blog Hop is a wonderful idea. Your projects are amazing and thank you for the chance to win.

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing.

cdrscraps said...

What a fun blog hop! Happy New Year!

margit salchner said...

HAPPY 2014 Love black and white

Irakari S said...

You are so talented!!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful creations. I hope to get my crafts organized better so I can find things when I want to make something in particular. Thanks for a chance to win and Happy New Year.
EileenL211@sbcglobal.net

Nancy Carroll said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Happy new year, thanks for the opportunity to win.

Tracy said...

Hi, Happy New Year, thanks for the chance to win. I am enjoying the blog hop on this lazy New Year's Day. I had a fun time perusing your blog, many great projects!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Happy New Year! Can't wait to go check out your FB page! Thank you so much!

LvMyMedic said...

I love your B/W cards. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy.

Sandra Rieder said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

JoanieK said...

Happy New Year - Thanks for this great chance to win this great blog candy :)

christi said...

happy 2014. thanks for sponsoring the hop.

Muffins and Lace said...

Great Projects. Happy New Year.

Vicki said...

Happy New Year. Love your projects. I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Yvonne Morentin said...

love your creation... I am a follower and email subscriber...

http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

very sweet blog giveaway.. thanks a millionT

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your projects. The valentines day cards are fabulous. TFS.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

Kara M said...

Thank you for joining in the blog hop. Your wedding cards are great. I look forward to enjoying more of your designs throughout 2014

Judy Woodland said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for participating in this awesome hop!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Thanks for sharing your talent, I look forward to seeing what else you create in the new year!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects. happy 2014!

Mary Duffek said...

oh my goodness. thank you for the continued inspiration. blessings!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love all your projects! Lots of great ideas! Enjoying this awesome hop!
Happy New Year to all!

Angie said...

Fun projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win a prize! Happy crafting to you whether, jewelry or paper!!!

Deborah Ramos said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love the projects.

Sandra Smith said...

Wonderful projects full of creativity! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to do more crafting in 2014 and I am getting my blog started. Happy New Year!
Sandi Smith
1sassysandi5@gmail.com

Patty said...

WOW...lots of creative activity!! Great layouts...love the wedding cards, and really like your storage box!!

Beverly Perdue said...

Happy New Year Maria! Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects and a chance to win some great prizes.

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects with us.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Katie said...

Love your art journal - so cool! Thanks for a chance to win.

Katie B.

Tracy E said...

Your stamps will understand ........they know you'll come back to them!!!

Pam T. said...

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Happy New Year

aileen (mum) said...

Great projects. Love the wedding card.

Kim said...

Your projects are wonderful! Happy New Year!

Jacqueline P said...

great work!!
Have happy 2014!!

Jackie P

D- said...

Happy 2014!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Shannon said...

Lovely! Happy New Year!

Rebecca B said...

Super prize giveaway and a great blog hop...I'm discovering so many great new blogs to follow! Happy New Year!

AJ said...

Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies :)
Happy 2014!

Trisha said...

What fabulous projects. Love the Trader How's I cup box.

Lee said...

I love your projects! thank you and happy 2014

Laura Turcotte said...

Amazing projects, Ria!Thanks for the chance....Happy New Year!

Marci Collins said...

Ria, THANK YOU so much for sharing your beautiful art & talent with us all! I hope that 2014 brings much happiness and success your way!

Brenda in IN said...

What versatility you have in crafting. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

yillyleon said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Nancy N said...

Wow love your cards. Thank you for ;the inspiration and opportunity to win.

grandmato19 said...

LOVE that wedding card! And I absolutely adore the little penguin on your scrapbook page! Here's to much more creativity in 2014!

Colleen said...

Great cards and thanks for the chance to win your prize package too.

Fiorella said...

Amazing artworks!!!! Wishing you happiness and health

Heather Parry said...

Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win. Love your art work.

paperandflair said...

Great craft projects! I was the same way this year, crafting just took a backseat. I hope to change that this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

cghundley said...

Great projects
you have made.
Fun to see.
Thanks for the chance
to win your great prize!
Carla from Utah

Cheryl H said...

Love all of your projects! Wish I had seen your wedding cards before I made mine this year :D

Quiche said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! Happy New Year!! :)

Heather said...

What a great bunch of projects! At one point, I thought I would really get into scrapbooking. Now, I'm pretty sure that will never happen. But I really admire those that do it. THanks for the chance to win.

Sherry Butcher said...

happy New Year and my this year be better than last. Love the projects esp. the wedding cards. TFS and the giveaway.

De hobby droom said...

Happy New Year!!
2014.. I want to fight my illness and still be wonderfully creative.
I love your projects! its so wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

Michelle said...

This is a great blog hop. Its insane. Thanks for participating, i like your work.

Devy Collins said...

Love your creations! The wedding cards were my favorites!

robinann17 said...

I'm your newest follower and I love the way you use all sort of shapes in your designs. Your cards are wonderful! Happy 2014 and thanks for participating in this blog hop - I feel like a whole world of new friends is opening up to me! Robin

Cara said...

Happy New Year Maria!
For someone who says they've been slacking looks to me like you've been plenty busy! Great projects. Love your wedding cards!

Thank you for the opportunity to win such nice prizes and I am looking forward to more inspiration in the coming year!
Cara
cdmalmrose@gmail.com
creativechaosbycara.blogspot.com

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Wow! Love these cards and your layout :) Congrats on your new business - may it continue to flourish! Happy New Year!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Wow! Love these cards and your layout :) Congrats on your new business - may it continue to flourish! Happy New Year!

Gigglls said...

Wow, what a great way to start off the year with awesome candy! Thanks for a chance to win.

Buddha said...

Yeah!!! Another great year of crafting!!!! Thank you for the give away!!!

tinyfeet said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love your black and white cards!

Moosisk said...

I hear you about slacking sometimes in the crafting area. Life gets so busy for all of us at times. I am glad you are getting back into the saddle. :D Thanks also for the chance to win a fab prize.
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

Emily H said...

Fabulous projects! Love them!! I am glad you got your crafty back on.

Kris B said...

Great projects! I need a storage box like yours for my Unity LOL sets! Thanks for being part of such a wonderful and generous hop! New Year blessings!

Jamie said...

Great ideas - one better than the next. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your blog candy

da-un said...

happy new year...thanks for the chance to win your prizes :) :)

Jwalters09 said...

The blog hop is great! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jacqueline P said...

This year I want to do for mini albums...seems like each time I start one something always comes up...NOT this year!!! Good luck with your crafting this year!

Jackie P

Patricia Barber said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

forpahl5 said...

I love your picks! Thanks for sharing and Hope to win something on this great hop!

donn said...

Thank you for sharing your talent...

mary gardner said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win a great prize package!

mjg0051 at yahoo dot com

ajax said...

CAS but beautiful cards. This is my style. Thanks for the ideas. I am hoping I will win one of these prizes.

Iris said...

great projects - love the wedding cards.
isoscia at aol dot com

Anya said...

Wishing you continued happy creating in the new year! Fab hop. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Dottie J said...

love the wedding card. Thanks to all you bloggers who continually offer fresh inspiration to the rest of us. I appreciate all of you.

Kim Ross said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I've so enjoyed hopping along with you. Thanks so much for the great inspiration and the chance to win such a fabulous prize package!

RachelV said...

You have some wonderful projects. Thank you for sharing!

Maxine D said...

Great projects you shared :-) I too need to be more disciplined with my crafting - one of my goals for this year!!
Blessings
Maxine

Macarena said...

Love your original wedding card! Thank you for the chance to win so nice prize pack in the beginning of New Year.

Hugs!

Karenladd said...

Love all your projects but especially the layout because I am really trying to use my stamps on layout pages more often. Thanks for the great inspiration and happy new year!

lady strawberry said...

Some great projects! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

Karen Wedding said...

Cute box. I need to get me more baskets and boxes to store my scrapbook stuff. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win.

Shelly said...

Such fun projects! :) Happy New Year!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing your AMAZING Projects and for the chance to win!! Havea Fabulous Week!! ;)

Sharla said...

Wow...fun projects, love the mixed media art journal!! Thanks for the chance to win and for the great blog hop!

Sharon said...

Great projects! Happy New Year!

Deepti said...

awesome creations and thank you for a giving a chance to win :)

Carolyn said...

Love your wedding cards! I always seem to get stuck when I need one of those! Great ideas!

Carol H. said...

Love your black and white cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Helen F. said...

Really sweet projects, Maria!
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Marsha Stehle said...

Great projects!! Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Stephanie Klimm said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

Kim A. said...

Wow, what awesome projects. Thank you for such a fun blog hop!

Denise said...

This is a huge blog hop and I love it! Thank you so much!
Denise
Decope10@yahoo.com

Sharon in NE said...

Oh yes, I've seen your work on SNR. Love it

suzieque said...

I love your projects! I will have to make me a storage container with the Kcup container!

Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

SHartl said...

Your projects are wonderful and I especially like the layout! Thanks for your giveaway and happy new year!

Ravengirl said...

What wonderful projects! Thanks for the chance to win your prize!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Wow! What lovely projects! Thank you for the chance to win the wonderful prizes! Happy 2014!

Janis said...

You have a lot of irons in the fire!!! But what wonderful creations!

How lovely of you to offer such wonderful blog candy. You did not twist our arms by requiring us to become followers in order to be eligible (which is SWEET BEYOND WORDS!), but I am a brand-new follower by Google Friend, nonetheless. Yippee!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Kris in Alaska said...

Fabulous and fun!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

love the wedding card
upnurse at aol dot com

Penny said...

Thanks for participating in the giveaway. lots of fun. Great cards.

Joan Nixon said...

Happy New Year! Beautiful designs.

paperpapier said...

Wonderful giveaway…love to win this!!!
Thanks for the chance!

Becki with an i blog said...

Love seeing your work! Thank you for sharing

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Patty said...

Love it! Thanks for the chance to win! pkgrieve@gmail.com

domino44 said...

Thank you for a chance to win.

Pat Heney said...

Thanks for a chance to win! Happy new year!

Pat K said...

Love, love, love your projects!! The giveaway is really sweet! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Lee said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year! Glad to have you on the hop!

amesari88 said...

Thank you for participating in this hop and for the chance to win!

Rosy Newlun said...

Whoa the kids are cuties, holding that...penguin? owl? It's a cutie, too! Thank you for participating in the giveaway hop!!!

Theresa Ethridge said...

Love, love, love this!!! Oh what fun I am having jumping from blog to blog. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

marg0006 said...

What wonderful projects. Love the black & white cards.

.marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Heather North said...

Sounds like you are a busy crafter! Thanks for the giveaway.

Dena said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for the opportunity to win the bag of fabulous craft goodies. Wishing you all the best in 2014.

Serena said...

Awesome projects! Love the wedding card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

such fun projects! love them all!! :)

Kristen said...

Wow! Great inspiration with all your projects. Enjoyed your blog while hopping. :)

Alex King said...

Love the projects and the Unity stamps are great

Amanda H said...

Thank you for the hop. Happy 2014!

Graciellie CH said...

TY for the opportunity and happy new year to you.

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Kecia said...

Happy 2014! What beautiful work you do.

Lisa Norstrom said...

Love your cute box, what a great use for those leftover k cup boxes - perfect size! Happy New Year and thanx for a chance to win some great prizes!