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! :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

My Top Ten of 2014 Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Edited on 1/6/15
*****Giveaway Now Closed*******
I am so excited you decided to visit me today! I am taking a walk down memory lane and reviewing my ten most favorite projects from this year.  (Which by the way was very difficult narrowing down!) I am participating with many other talented bloggers who are doing the same thing....and that's why it has turned into a blog hop! ;)Be sure to make it to the end of the post where I will be hosting a fun giveaway! 

So here it goes! (click on the picture to see the original post!)
1.  I created this doughnut shaped card for Splitcoast Stampers, when I was part of the Dirty Dozen design team.   
2. I actually had TWO cards for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Spellbinder's blog hop. But this one was my favorite.  :)

3. I told you I loved the water coloring trend! Beautiful rose stamp by Crafty Secrets and my Inktense pencils.  

4. And yes, every now and again, I actually create a scrapbook page.  ;)  I took inspiration from Christina Aguilera for the title.  It seemed to fit perfectly for this page about my daughter. 

5. I was so excited with how this card turned out! It uses foam adhesive squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L covered with glitter and glossy accents to create the flag.  

6. A BBQ dog style! 

7. Can you tell that I LOVE shaped cards?  This card uses a Christmas set from JustRite and my Silhouette! 

8. And yes ANOTHER shaped card! It uses background stamp from JustRite, my Silhouette, and Tim holtz Distress markers. 

9. I had created this altered muffin tin for a contest over at Favecrafts.  I won first place with it! 

10. This was a little cupcake box that I had made with my Silhouette and stamps once again from JustRite. :)

And now to my giveaway!  
What do you have to do to win? Just become a follower (If you aren't already) and leave me a comment telling me which top ten project was your favorite!  The deadline to enter is January 5th 2015 at 11:59 PM.  I am able to ship to United States and Canada. One winner receives everything you see here!

There is also a group prize up for grabs as well!
By leaving a comment below you have the chance to win 
the Top 10 Blog Hop Grand Prize... 
a $75 Gift Certificate to Paper Issues!!!

Make sure you leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning the Grand Prize! You have until January 4th to leave your comment! A random winner will be selected and announced on January 5th. :)
Cathy Harper

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!