Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Season's Givings 2015 Blog Hop!


Happy New Year Everyone!!

Welcome to Seasons Givings Blog hop!!!

I can't believe it is 2015 already!   That means I have been crafting for over 15 years and blogging for 8.  And since then, I have acquired a lot of craft supplies. I am talking A LOT! So......the sweet and talented Latisha Yoast, came up with the idea to just... give. We will end the year and start the new one with a gift. So every single blogger on the Seasons Givings Blog Hop is giving something of their own away. Every. Single. One. No sponsors, no one knows what other bloggers are doing - we all are just choosing a gift from our hearts to yours and doing this thing!

So grab your favorite Happy New Year beverage and settle in for some beautiful art, and tons of chances to get a gift to make your New Year brighter.

I have a few favorite tutorials from this past year I thought would be worth showing again.  :)
I created these Christmas ornaments for a Krylon paint challenge and won!  They were also featured in December's Woman's World Magazine.  It has also had over 11,000 repins on Pinterest.  (Which is a record for me) :) You can see the entire tutorial HERE. 

I usually host a tutorial once a month for the Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge.  This Halloween card was one of my favorites.  A fun shaker card! You can see the complete set of instructions HERE. 

How about a summery card....mermaid style?  The tutorial can be found HERE.

Or maybe a masculine card?  Instructions can be found HERE to make this little number.

I also have decoupaged Easter eggs to make.  Click HERE for full instructions!

I also created a stained glass church window perfect for a wedding, communion, or confirmation.  I give step by step instructions HERE.

Okay, I can't show you every single tutorial I've ever had, so I will make this my last one! But if you are interested in seeing more, head over to my right side bar and scroll down to the tutorials heading.  You can see all of them there. This last project recycles the Bath and Body Wallflower into a Christmas ornament.  I created about 4 different ones and now I never throw them away! For all of the details click HERE. 

Now on to my Giveaway!! 
I am giving away an assortment of products from my favorite companies!
All of this goes to ONE winner! All you need to do is become a follower and tell me what you would like to see in a future tutorial. I will pick a winner on January 6th at 10:00 CST.  (Because I can't stay up later than that! LOL!)
I hope this awesome blog hop brings some sunshine into your life today. Enjoy the journey and Happy New Year! :)

146 comments:

Karrah Stark said...

I'd love to see more on what to do with modge podge melts after you make them!

nattyboots said...

Lovely creations thanks for sharing .x

CountryTwinkle said...

Great projects through out the year. Anything with dealing with card making works for me. Happy New Year!

Paula said...

love what you've done with the Wallflowers, that's why I try never to throw anything away. Yes, I am a hoarder.Happy 2015

Irene said...

Happy New Year and thanks for participating! Your projects are fabulous!

Larisa said...

Very nice blog! Love your creative works!

Irit Shalom said...

Great blog, fantastic Top 10 in another post and lovely prize! HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAR!

Ruby N said...

that stained glass window card is AMAZING. you're so talented! just wanted to say that...and happy new year :)

Jennifer Scull said...

whoa nelly, every single project has me swooning! I'm a new follower now. couldn't take a chance on missing out on your gorgeous projects!

Happy New Year to you!

Nikki C said...

Those ornaments are wonderful congrats on all those Pins :) thanks for the chance and Happy New Year

Barbra said...

Enjoying the hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for all the crafty inspiration in 2014. I don't really know what I would like to see in 2015. All of your tutorials are new ideas and inspirations for me.

I am a follower through Feedly.

Happy New year!

Becky said...

wow..What stunning work you do. Happy new Year.

beadz said...

I always adore your projects! and how you present them on your blog is always fabulous too. I'd love to see a tutorial on how you stage your projects for your photos.

Melissa said...

Wow, the ornaments are gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Such beautiful cards and projects - thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, these are all so beautiful! I enjoy your crafty projects very much! I think I'm going to have to buy some Modge Podge - I've never used it before!

theCook said...

I so love your ornaments! Totally understand why you won the challenge! 3D projects are the most interesting as tutorials.

Shelly said...

Happy 2015! Beautiful projects! And I'm a new follower, so I don't really know what I would like to see more of. ;)

Megan Laliberte said...

Your creations are amazing! Love the details and the variety!

Janet Zeppa said...

Happy New Year! I love seeing card creations!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, your projects are fabulous - thanks for all the links to your tutorials!
Happy New Year :)

JPScraps said...

Love, love, love your creations! Happy New Year!

Janelle said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us for inspiration.

Annette Allen said...

you have such a great style of crafting.. so inspiring.. thanks for sharing..Happy New Year

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are stunning. Happy New Year. I would like to see more tutorials on the ornaments, those are so cute!!! I am your newest follower. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Debbie Fortin said...

Love love love your cards and the ornaments such a unique style. Thank you for the opportunity to be party off the giveaway!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love tutorials and have pinned too many to tell you about! Love that your projects include the instructions! LOL! Looking forward to all the new things coming in 2015!

Traci Rancier said...

I started following you in IG and am thrilled to find your blog. Happy New Year!

peaches234 said...

I would like to see a shaker card - my new love. Also, pop up cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

I was a night owl until I got my dog and she is a morning person so we go to bed early (by 10:30) and up by 8 a.m. I am a follower of your blog thru e-mail.
I make greeting cards so any ideas or techniques for cards are the things I'm always looking for.
thanks for sharing.
happy new year
txmlhl@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects!! I love, love your style!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!! Happy New Year :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

terrie said...

Happy New Year
You have made lovely projects
Thanks for a great give away...
i also became a follower.
I also want to do some altered projects

Carol said...

Thanks for a great blog hop and some fun inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty said...

Now worries Michelle..there can never be too many tutorials!! I love all the sharing of talent & inspiration!! Congrats to you for making such a great splash with your ornaments & making the magazine!!

Pammejo said...

Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!!! TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

joybear said...

Such lovely work! Google is giving me problems logging in to following (no idea why, I am logged in to comment) so I just followed you on pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package!

paperpapier said...

hope to see your creativity on making male themed layouts tutorial.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Wow...wonderful prize! I am following you on GFC as Rose Santuci-Sofranko. I would love to see quilling and other paper crafts...maybe some with a religious theme? God bless you and yours in 2015 and always!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I am a new follower. I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2015.

Happy New Year!

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

D.Ann said...

Terrific projects and prize. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm always up for tutorials on moving/3-d/pop-up cards

SoKat said...

Too funny. I saw the ornaments on pintrest a couple of days ago and made an extra trip to buy reduced ornaments for next year. I am now a new follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your talents

Dahlene Henrie Spencer said...

I love your beautiful works of art! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ruthie said...

Love reading your blog and seeing your crafty hand at work. I think I will from now on be recycling my wall flower jars a new way.Thank you for sharing and a chance to win some crafting goodness.

Gailanne said...

In a future tutorial I'd love to see you work with distress inks. I own some but haven't used them much---need inspiration! Thanks.

Kris B said...

Your ornaments are beautiful!! Amazing cards! love your work! I love tutorials short tutorials on tips, tricks and how to's. Thanks for sharing with us throughout the year!

Amy Johnson said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for the chance to win. I can't think of any tutorials I'd like to see as I rarely look at them. I can usually just make anything by seeing a picture.

Iris said...

Amazing and gorgeous projects.
isoscia@aol.com

Nancy Carroll said...

Happy New Year, thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prize. LOVE your projects, TFS. am following u!
nance459 at yahoo dot com

Kari V. said...

Great projects! Awesome giveaway...I have never seen mod Podge melts before! Happy New Year!!

Tracie said...

Thanks for sharing so of your beautiful projects from 2014. All gorgeous.

pocketofsun said...

Happy New Year. Stained glass and mermaid card were favs.

Rachel said...

im not surprised those ornaments were so successful... they are jaw dropping! i love them! congrats on all the success :) Happy New year!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Heather said...

What a gorgeous bunch of projects. I can see why those ornaments have garnered so much interest on Pinterest: they are stunning!! I never have ideas for tutorials because I'm always up for learning new things, doesn't really matter what it is. : )

Carisa said...

omgosh, those ornaments are drop dead gorgeous!!! Happy New Year!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Your projects are just beautiful! Have a wonderful New Year 2015!

Sabrina said...

All your cards and projects are just absolutely fabulous and gorgeous!! I would love to learn on how to decorate a card after it is put together.

Fairy Lora said...

Michelle, you have an amazing eye for detail! These projects are beyond stunning! Thanks for offering a giveaway and Happy New Year!

artiql8 said...

Tutorials for creative use of dies are always appreciated. Beautiful eggs! http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Michelle. Love all of your creations... looking forward to many more to come. :)

StampinLouie said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

mrlcidra54 said...

I would like to see more on working with vellum and embossing on vellum. Love these hops. They are a great opportunity to win sample products to try in new ways. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year!

Annamieke said...

Happy new year. I love to get inspiration from cards. But sometimes you only get the image of the card. Not how it was made or the materials used.
Many thanks

Taunya Butler said...

Wow, great tutorials and awesome projects!! Fun prize too!! Thanks for all you bring to the papercrafting world!!!

lindaplus3 said...

I would love to see anything that has to do with making cards,,, love doing that,,,I am keeping my fingers crossed... :) ...tyvm !!!

Heather Thompson said...

happy new year, tutorials that i would like to see in 2015 is anything that adds texture, tips to adding. I have some texture elements and really dont know much about them. Thanks for the awesome projects.

Dave and Pam said...

Thank you for your generosity! Happy New Year!

Pamela Burke
nc2004@hotmail.com

Rox-Ann said...

Happy New Year! Love the hop and such generous gifts! Awesome projects I am now a follower I love all the tutorials and would love to see more
roxcrawf@gmail.com

Gretchen Wilson said...

Happy New Year Michelle to you and your family. Thank you to you for sharing all your creative ideas and projects with you. When I saw your ornament on Facebook, I took a picture of the magazine and went out to buy it. Haven't done it yet, way too busy this year and I had to put a lot of things on the back burn for awhile. But I will try it.
TFS all those awesome goodies.

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Michele, You are so talented! I love what you did with the wallflowers. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration and for a chance to win a great prize. Hope you and your family have a blessed new year!

Lisa H said...

Hello, love your work! I'm a new follower now. I like to learn all sorts of different techniques. I know I want to try Gelli printing in 2015. That looks like tons of fun.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I was already a follower of yours on GFC, I'd like to see some projects using quilling and/or kirigami. Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! {{HUGS}} ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Sharla said...

Your ornaments are stunning! Wow! I'm not sure what I'd like to see in 2015...I think I just need to go and soak up all the info in your tutorials!! :)

Anelsie said...

Your projects are stunning! Love your style!
I would like to see tutorials for boys-themed layouts, cards and mini albums.
Happy 2015!!!

pattyk said...

already a follower--love your work

Angela said...

Your creations are amazing! The stained glass church window is my favorite! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win a fun prize package! I love the title of your blog, as well! Happy New Year!

Kim Faucher said...

These projects are amazing! I have bookmarked your beautiful blog!

CraftyRia said...

Wow! I love those ornaments!!!! Thanks of the chance to win the fantastic prize!

Karenladd said...

I also love to recycle products to make new items and can't wait to browse your tutorials. I often get stuck in a rut and need a little push to try new techniques so continuously browse videos and blogs for that little creative inspiration. I would love to see ways to use old stickers and give them new life!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Jan said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Lisaerica said...

Wow where do I start, I guess by saying I'm a new follower for sure. Your soo amazingly talented, my goodness. I'd love to see anything you want to make, lol. Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Lisaerica71@gmail.com

crimsonowlcreations said...

wow! Your creations are so pretty and so unique! Pretty and fun!

Indy said...

Wonderful projects! I'm new to your blog, so I can't give you any 2015 tutorial ideas!
Happy New Year!, Debbie!

Nana Griffin said...

I became a follower and am looking forward to your posts. I love seeing card making but also love seeing your holiday crafts.

Amy C. said...

I would love to see step-by-step instructions for making a shaker card. I'm new to your blog, so I'm sorry if you've already done that. Happy New Year!

Bonnie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. I would like to see some shaker cards and inlaid items. Your collection of favorite projects are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win these great prizes.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Awesome Xmas ornaments, I just love them!! Tutorials for altering stuff are always cool and now I am also keen on knock offs (I love cute adorable decor form fancy stores but seriously, no budget) - so either of these would be cool!

Sherry said...

love the ornaments!! I too would like to see a tutorial on the shaker card.

Jackie said...

I love all your projects. The Christmas ornament is my absolute favourite! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie McKelvey said...

Wow what beautiful projects! I love those ornaments. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win.
slyfoxphpstamps at cox dot net

Cyndee Scholet said...

Yeah! Who doesn't love prizes on a blog hop! Plus, it's good to check out some of the new sites and inspiration out there.

vinita jain said...

I newest follower via email, glad to be here! Love to see your innovative projects in 2015 too!
Thanks for the chance to win, Count me in!
Wishing You A Very Happy & prosperous new year!

Michele Smith said...

I love your style Michele. Your projects are well thought out and executed brilliantly! From color coordination to all the little details, everything seems to fit so perfectly. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Hope you have a wonderful 2015!

Teresa Doyle said...

I am so excited for the New Year! After this hop, I will be in my craft room in 7th heaven perusing all of these new blogs I am now following! I am hoping many of them have video tutorials as I love watching them in my down time! Thanks for being a part of it!

era said...

great blog and cards...i will love all your future tutorials

jennifer mitten said...

Congratulations - those ornaments are fantastic!

Brandi R said...

Love the beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing!! I'd love to see tutorials on anything cardmaking. Happy and Blessed New Year ♥

emeraldmaz said...

I would like to see some techniques, maybe some of the oldies..since I'm new to paper crafting its all new to me! Like some I've heard of, wax paper technique, saran wrap technique, baby wipe technique.... Just a library of techniques would be wonderful!!! I follow via email! emeradmaz@yahoo.com

Lori said...

I am just drooling over those ornaments. Thank you for sharing them Michele and all of your amazing products. I see that you use a wide range of products and would love to see more about organization and how you organize your products/craft space. Happy New Year! Hugs Lori
pepperirish@yahoo.com

Brande Davison said...

Your work is so intricate and AMAZING! Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Adams said...

Thank you for your creative inspiration.

Carol from La Crosse said...

Been following you for many years via email, but now I signed up for Google!! I just don't want to miss anything because You are so INCREDIBLY talented!!

Thanks for being part of this blog hop and for sharing your creations with the world!!

Happy crafting in 2015!!

Juddie Finison said...

Great work! Happy Crafty Year!

Barbara Swavely said...

So many lovely projects!! Thanks for the chance to win some fun products! Happy 2015!

Viktoriya said...

great idea! great card! Thanks for the chance!
What an amazing prize, thanks for the chance to win!

berryblue said...

I am new to your blog...but, oh my goodness, I am so inspired! Your work is gorgeous! And the ornaments out of wallflowers idea is great! I will be doing that for next year! Thank you for a chance to win a prize! Happy New Year!

Gloria Stengel said...

I am working my way through this massive hop, just saying hello to my peeps and crafters I admire. You are both! ;) I love your work and your sweet spirit!

memaw Dell said...

Enjoying my very first Blog Hop. Nice to find you.

Wyogem said...

My goal for 2015 is to learn to use stencils, so I'd love some stenciling tutorials. Eight years as a blogger is pretty impressive. I just found your site, but have already pinned some projects to try.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your art. Love the ornaments and shaker card. Happy New Year!

Jean Bullock said...

I already followed you via GFC but now by e-mail as well. I would like to see you do some pop up cards.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lots of beautiful creations. Happy 2015

Michelle golz said...

Beautiful projects after I get done hopping I will be back to check them out further! Happy New Year!

Andrea Murdock said...

new follower!!

Sue D said...

Great projects and tutorials. I would like to see more projects with felt.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Carolyn Sharkas said...

All your projects are awesome, I really love the church window and the christmas ornaments. I became a follower and I would love to see any tutorials you offer, I will trust you to amaze me.
Thanks so much for sharing.

ceashark at aol dot com

loulou said...

Stunning creations. I'll definitely have to sit down and go through your tutorials. I'm not sure what I'd like to see in a tutorial I have so much to learn so I'm sure anything would be great. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy New Year and may it be even better than last year. Love your work. This year I plan on stepping up my blog with new techniques anything you have would be great. TFS. http://scrapbookingandcardmakingbysherry.blogspot.com/

Laura West said...

Love your creations! I'm always interested in anything unique.

Happy New Year, and thank you for the chance to win!

cropmom66 said...

Having a great time on the hop! Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy New Year!

michelegeorgern said...

Yay! Another one L Michele! I can't carry your shoes as far as creativity goes though. I would like to see any technique tutorials as I am still a newbie and don't get to spend as much time playing, I mean crafting, as I would like.

D Mullin said...

Love, love , love your cards. Have you done any camping cards? that is what I would like to see please. Happy 2015

Juliana T said...

Happy New Year! congrats on your krylon paint win. gorgeous ornaments and cards!

Kathy S said...

Lovely projects. TFS. Happy 2015.

Lisa Stayman said...

I need to come back and watch a few of your videos. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Stephanie said...

fantastic stuff right here on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year.

Angela Cohen said...

Thank you for the chance to join your blog your work is beautiful.I hope I can learn how to blog it is very inspiring. best wishes 2015 x

Наталочка Нана said...

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necgmc said...

Wow, what great projects. I love seasonal decor, so what about something Thanksgiving themed?

JessicaLynn said...

What a great blog post. I am soo inspired. Please visit my blog too: http://jessicalynnoriginal.typepad.com/blog/

Jessica

Aristi Mourtzaki said...

Happy New year full of creativity. I would like to see secrets and techniques and how and where to find best prises.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome look back at some of your projects! Love seeing your beautiful cards! I am already a follower here and always forward to your creations!

Fantasmo Crafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful crafts with your fans and thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you have in store for 2015!

MB Isaac said...

Love your vintage inspired projects - they are truly lovely!

Tammy M said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I am so amazed at all your techniques. I would really like to learn more about using mixed media in cards and scrapbooking or altered items. Blessings to you in 2015!

Abbie Bryant said...

I love looking and learning about all the beautiful stuff you have created! There really isn't anything particular I would like to see, I just like to learn about everything! Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Chele! Well, I FINALLY did it. I made the Bath & Body Works ornament rom your tutorial. It's only been a year since you shared it (LOL) and I've been waiting this long to give it a try. You can see my attempt here:

http://karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2015/01/repurposing-and-reusing-items.html

Thanks for ALL the great inspiration you give me (and to everyone). You are such a blessing, and I wish you and your family a blessed 2015!
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Teri said...

Happy New Year!! I am a follower already, love your blog and reading about your family as well as all the awesome creations you do! I'd love to see some flower making tutorials... you can never have enough ideas!! Especially some smaller-ish ones!!!
Hugs, Teri

Glennis said...

I have been a follower for quite some time and love all your creations. Your tutorials are always so clear - thanks for that. Best of wishes for the New Year

Susie12509 said...

I love all the beautiful ornament's. I will be making some for our tree next Christmas. Your cards are so beautiful too. Thanks for a chance to win some great gifts.

JenRey said...

I love your creations! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a prize! Happy 2015!

jrey8971@ gmail dot com

Kai Ramos said...

Thank you for your tutorials! I'd love more mixed media projects. Happy New Year!

Rhonda Scott said...

I would like to see a tutorial on embossing paste. Thanks for the chance to win. I am following you now.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Your projects are fantastic!!!

Sue D. said...

Love your Christmas ornaments. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Birgit said...

I always enjoy seeing your creations. You definitely have a gift for creativity! Thanks for the chance to win.