Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day TWO + Giveaways

Hello! I'm super excited to celebrate Rubeena's 4th Crafting Anniversary:)) and participating in the Bloghop! Thank you and big hugs Ruby, for the invitation!
If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from Lisa Hetrick's blog.

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes!  Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us! For details on day one of the hop, you can visit this post.


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 this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prizes.


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 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

It's been a joy seeing all that Ruby 'shares' in the crafting community. Her love of learning and mastering new techniques is evident in her creations! The amount of cards and projects Ruby shares is staggering! BRAVO!!
***Remembering a PM several years ago from Ruby about hoping to be on the same DT someday...I feel we are already on the most rewarding team together now. Team Mamma:
creatively nurturing little people; growing them in mind, body and spirit:))In celebration of RUBY, I created this card, encouraging her to CONTINUE creating for the JOY and wonder of it all:))

Here's my card:
OH, what fun I had creating this one! Using the MISTI and Crips inks, along with clean water mist, I achieved a very loose watercolor look on the leaves and Flowers. I shared a quick process video on Instagram of how I made the "gingham look" background. CLICK here to see it:) After fussy cutting and inking the edges of the leaves, I arranged a pretty floral swag mixed with a few blooms simply stamped and die-cut for interest.
I then added a heat embossed sentiment and a thin messy bow and clear drops for embellishment.

Why do I craft? Because creating is wonderful therapy for me...working through a technique and completing a project is VERY satisfying:) like chocolate and afternoon tea.

Supplies used:
ALTENEW, Ethereal Beauty, Focus on You, Molded Lines Stencil, Crisp Inks: Sea Shore Mini Cube SetSweet Dreams Mini Cube SetTropical Forest Mini Cube Set,
SHIMMERZ paints products; SPRITZ :Chick-a-dee, VIBEZ:Glorious Day
Silver Floss, Clear Embossing powder, Nuvo Drops

Your next stop is the final blog on the list; Michele Ferguson!
Flutter on over there to see an ethereal beauty of a card:)


BLOG HOP Day 2
Rubeena Ianigro

Thanks for stopping by today! 




115 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

OH I knew you'd work your magic, LauraJane! I'll be heading over to IG to watch that video - but, if you don't mind, I'll linger here a while... seems you've also mastered flower-arranging, and you always make me love blue! xx
=]

A.Rose said...

Such a lovely card that so reminds me of late Spring. Terrific!

Darnell said...

Your beautiful blue blooms are what's satisfying me right now, Laura! I love your arrangement and the gingham-like background you made for them!! Hugs, Darnell

Marsha said...

So pretty. Lovely background.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

This is so beautiful..Thank you for sharing..

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card with lovely colors...

Teri Wilson said...

Lovely card. Love the colors and the technique!

Unknown said...

Love your card.

Raga Senthil said...

Such a pretty card. Love it. 😍😍

Unknown said...

Stunning card!!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Darling card. I love the blue flowers.

Sydney Neal said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors!!! The background you created, is amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! πŸ’œ

Nandini said...

So gorgeous. Love the subtle background and the beautiful flowers.

Kelsey Thomas said...

So pretty! :)

Nana Griffin said...

So pretty. I love the soft background from the stencil.

Kim Faucher said...

So pretty!!! Love the yellow stenciled background!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. I love the yellow gingham look background -- I'll be trying that one soon.

Becca Yahrling said...

Beautiful card and an awesome sentiment! Love the added texture of the
silver thread and the pretty gingham BG.

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! I love the blue! Great sentiment! And such a beautiful card!

Karen H said...

Gorgeous card...love the yellow gingham background behind the pretty blue florals

Connie said...

Beautiful card. The yellow gingham makes the pretty blue flowers pop.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I like this great design.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Ok Laura...must be time for chocolate and tea....because I just need it...like I need my crafting...LOL..
Your card was very, very pretty....and so appropriate for this wonderful blog hop. Rubeena is very talented as are all of the great artists and crafters along this blog hop journey....everyone has just been wonderful...this has been fun...off to finish now....big hugs

Sam B said...

That "gingham" background - so cool! Looks awesome with those gorgeous blue blooms on your focal! TFS!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card is lovely!

Kristie Goulet said...

Your card us super gorgeous, Laura! Love the gingham background!

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty. Love the blue flowers
against the light green.
Great card. thanks for sharing
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Sharron said...

Beautiful! Love the gingham background and those ethereal blue blooms!

Cherie said...

Your card is so amazing! Love the shading of the blue flowers!

The Lady Cage said...

So pretty. Love the background and how is works with the bold flowers.

Patti Bailey said...

So so pretty!!

Karen Day said...

Such a pretty colour combo, LauraJane! I had fun looking around your blog today!

Nikki said...

Beautiful card, great summer colors.

Christine said...

Love those sweet glitter blooms on the gingham background. A wonderful look and such a crafting inspiration!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and all of you are so talented that I can't help but be inspired. Thank you.

Teresa Doyle said...

LauraJane, as always your card is so beautiful. The background using that stencil is so pretty. I wish I'd have seen this before I placed my order :( It will def. be on the next one.
Yes, Ruby is amazingly talented and I always enjoy everything that she shares, it is hard to believe she has only been crafting for 4 years...I can only image what the next 4 will bring.

Janis said...

Love that wonderful gingham background and your loose watercoloring. So pretty!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Celeste Goff said...

What a bright and happy card! Love the blue and yellow color combo together!

Karthikha said...

That's a beautiful card! :)

Laura Tree said...

Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Like the textures...

sharon g said...

I LOVE your blue flowers! I also love the hat you are wearing in your photo!!!

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the background and the loose watercolor.

Dana M said...

Your card is like a sweet summer day! Beautiful background and fresh color palette. Love the watercolor look and lovely composition.

HJ said...

Love your pretty card, Laura Jane. Great job with the watercoloring. Enjoy your day!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your technique.
(Gilda)

Colleen said...

Beautiful and serene colors for your bouquet! Lovely card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the color combo on this lovely card:)

Mrsfish02 said...

Great colors. I love this set. But I love so much Altenew... Great success to Ruby. It's hard to believe it has been 4 years. She keeps getting better and better. Congrats and thanks to all the sponsors.

LittleSher said...

That’s a fun spring-feeling card.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Pretty card!!!

Teri S. said...

Such a lovely background you created with the soft yellow gingham pattern. Almost looks like the flowers are resting on a tablecloth on the kitchen table. :) It's nice to see spring looking flowers as summer is winding down & most of the flowers have quit blooming in our yard. I love fall colours, but don't like to think about the winter season coming. This has been a marvellous blog hop & seeing the creations & beauty is like a gift in itself.

Lindsay Dickason said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing!

Barbara said...

Card making/crafting is just good for the soul, I think! Love your card!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Martha Herrera said...

Such a pretty card!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Esther Asbury said...

Simply beautiful - love the yellow checks!

Wendy Lambert said...

This is just a sweet and pretty card.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Beautiful colors and details! I am enjoying Rubeena’s crafting anniversary celebration and all the inspiring creations along the hop!

Nunzia Carusio said...

These soft colours take my heart! Wonderful card.

Unknown said...

Soft and lovely!

Mirella said...

What a lovely card! And I am on team mamma now, too! ;-) Crafty mammas we are!

artful-notions said...

You make images glow! Love the swag you created and the softness of blooms and plaid. As usual, gorgeous! Wish I could share tea and chocolate with you!

DGolly said...

What a great card. Love the blue and yellow color combo.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

Lisa Byers said...

I love the colors in the flowers. Gorgeous!!

Laurie said...

Love the yellow, gingham background. Those sea shore colors grab me every time.

Jen P said...

The color on your flowers is beautiful! Great card!

luluvision said...

Oooh! What a gorgeous blue! It really pops! Thanks for sharing and for being a part of the blog hop!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the loose blue watercooring and that pretty background!

Carol Rossouw said...

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!

Beata (@craftybee34) said...

Love the color on the flowers!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Simply beautiful!! I love the background.

MelissaF said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Love the soft colors of the flowers and background too! ,

Betty said...

the blue and yellow is so pretty on your card, LauraJane - and such a lovely design!

Jean said...

Such beautiful flowers!!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful flowers and great background.
(Gilda)

Leanne said...

So beautiful!

Pam said...

Gorgeous colors! Amazing card!

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful card! Heat embossing is a favorite technique of mine! I love how it gives depth and sparkle! I still have yet to master how to get it looking as crisp and sharp as yours without it bleeding or faded edges! Lovely card!

L Williams said...

Lovely card! I adore the gingham look on the background, and the coloring on the florals is great! Thank you so much for sharing! ~ Lenice

Sherrie J. said...

Such a lovely card. Love that gingham background. Very pretty...simple...soft. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop.

ljcasselman said...

Very cute combo of gingham and blue floral? Love it!

Tracy Hawkins said...

Love everything about this beautiful card ! Your colours are fresh and your design is wonderful! Such an enjoyable hop ! So much inspiration!

~amy~ said...

Love your post, and yes to Team Mamma!
Your card is absolutely beautiful! The blue + yellow combo is so fresh + fun!

LauraJane:) said...

That would be a lovely day indeed!

Rubeena I. said...

Laura, you're incredible!!! I love the way you color (and stitch). You're a very talented lady and I'm so happy you're celebrating with me. Hugs!

mtscrapgal said...

What ambitious projects. I like the combo of stamped images with water colored images on the card. Don't get me started on your stitching. I used to stich years ago and enjoyed creating projects but I had to put that craft aside. Thanks for sharing your artistry.

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used! Thanks for the inspiration!

Parker said...

You add beauty and brightness to your creations, and today is no exception. What a lovely creation in Rubeena's honor.

Janelle said...

Such a pretty card and beautiful background! :)

Patt H. said...

So lovely! The yellow gingham is the perfect background for those gorgeous blue flowers!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Just love that background and your yummy layers!

LC Lamothe said...

So pretty! Love the gingham background!

Kris in Alaska said...

So colorful and cheerful!

Jeannine said...

Ink art! Fabulous! Love your project!

Cathy Lillie said...

Great card! The soft yellow gingham background is so pretty without distracting from those beautiful flowers. I like the look of that inking and spritzing with water technique. It really softens the colors and image to give it more of a watercolor feel. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful card! I love the silver bow!

D.Ann C said...

Chocolate, afternoon tea and crafting... I totally agree!! πŸ˜‰ love your loose watercolor!
Congrats to Ruby!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Love those gorgeous blue flowers set against that sunny yellow gingham background! Anyone receiving that card in the mail, should feel blessed indeed! Just makes me happy looking at it. TFS--have a sunny & blessed day!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this pretty blue/green color combination! These flowers are so fresh and summery! Very pretty!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

mindy1414 said...

Your card is beautiful and the sentiment is perfect for this occasion! Your creations always fill my mind with inspiration, thank you.

Unknown said...

Love that yellow background! It really makes those flowers pop!! Thank you for sharing and thank you to everyone involved in this blog hop.

Cary said...

I absolutely love your background and the blue flowers. My favorite color combo.

Tammy L said...

Stunning card! I love the colors! I love the cording for your bow it just gives it a bit of stylish texture...really pretty! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

Tina said...

This is gorgeous, LauraJane. Love the colors πŸ’™πŸ’› and that new layering flower is just beautiful 😍

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty card especially with the colours.

Buttarcrafts said...

Very pretty card. Love the soft colors

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such a beautiful floral card with a fun gingham yellow bg!! Makes me feel happy inside!!

Roberta said...

LauraJane, beautiful card and I saw your IG video a few days ago. Slow at getting both days done in this hop. Thank you for sharing.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You’ve made a very lovely floral card design. Thanks for sharing.
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Linnea S said...

yes, the gingham background is so soft and sweet!

Sue D said...

Very pretty flowers and I like the gingham background.

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