Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day TWO + Giveaways


Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! You should have arrive here from Kimberly Wiener's blog. This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1000 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 and 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 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 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

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I adore Rubeena's passion for cardmaking and her support of everyone in the cardmaking/crafty community. She's a cheerleader and super talented artist, and I'm thrilled to help her celebrate her cardmaking anniversary!

In 2006 after my son was born I began scrapbooking and it quickly turned into cardmaking. The smaller format, the variety of stamps and supplies, and the ability to make someone smile with a handmade creation was part of the appeal. One of my first loves in cardmaking was patterned paper and it still is. The mix and match of ephemera, journal cards, stickers, alphabets and 6x6 pads sucked me in and like many of us, I began hoarding papers. :) To help Rubeena celebrate today, I created a collection of five inspirational cards using one paper collection- Flourish by Crate Paper and coordinating ephemera just like I did when I first started creating. 







All five cards were created similarly using the papers and floral ephemera from the Flourish collection. I added a stamped sentiment to each, embossing a few in gold, added some gold paint splatters here and there, and adhering some gold sequins. There's a cohesive look to them all, and yet they are each unique. I love how they turned out! 






Do you have a favourite?! I'm partial to the one that says 'throw kindness around like confetti."
There are so many other stops on the hop today, so carry on and enjoy yourselves and have fun creating! Thanks Rubeena for inviting me to join you on this fabulous hop.



BLOG HOP

107 comments:

  1. Wonderful layering of images and backgrounds!

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  2. Beautiful set of cards...I always find it difficult to use paper on the acrds.. You have done a great job., Thank you for inspiring.

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  3. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the one that says Be Confident, Be Brave, Be Amazing.

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  4. Love all these cards! The congratulations card, might be my favorite, the different strips of patterned paper, love it! I have been trying not to buy any paper, cause i have hoarded it for far to long and now have way too much (if that's possible 😊), I also promised my boyfriend I wouldn't buy any 😀, but I have to get my hands on this Crate paper collection, I'm in love with it! Thank you so much for sharing! 💜

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  5. Lovely array of cards. Great use of patterned papers. Thanks so much for being a great inspiration. 😍😍😍

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  6. Very pretty! Love the quote from Edgar Allen Poe.

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  7. These cards are gorgeous. Pattern paper really intimidates me. So I really appreciate how effortlessly you mix it and make beautiful cards.

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  8. I love all of the detail on these cards! :)

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  9. Awesome array of cards! That's a nice paper pad you used.
    I love the peacock with that amazing sentiment. I also love
    the 'strangeness' sentiment.

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  10. Such a great set of coordinating cards!!

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  11. Love these cards. I have pads and pads of patterned paper that I never think of using. Think I'll be pulling them out soon and using your wonderful ideas. You've given me much inspiration.

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  12. Your combination of ephemera, paper and sentiments make for a beautiful collection of cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  13. SO MANY GORGEOUS creations! Thank you for sharing them all! Great job!

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  14. My favorite is the same....Throw Kindness around like Confetti....I used to do more scrapbooking but...just got into doing more card making....I have tons of stuff ...I should set a few days aside to work on some things for my grand daughter to have when I am gone....that is so important....Ok....time to go now to the next blog spot....it has been such a fun journey today...thank you so much..and hugs

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  15. I too am a hoarder! Need to think about pulling my cherished collection out and using them. Thanks for the idea.

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  16. Great cards, I'm a hoarder too. I am trying to pull out all my papers and use them.

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  17. Beautfilly done Marcie. You've outdone yourself. 😉

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  18. All of these are great. I really like the butterflies. I have collected way more materials than I need or will ever use, but I keep thinking that I might. I really must stop before my craft room falls into my dining room from the weight of all my stuff.

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  19. Love Crate Paper -- and your cards are wonderful! Love them all. My favorite is the Throw Kindness one too - I love that background! TFS!

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  20. WOW Marcie, they are all fantastic but I think I am partial to the Hello Beautiful card.

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  21. My favorite is the furst. Everybody needs
    to be reminded that they are beautiful.
    The richness of the gold and the white
    flower makes a striking card. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Your cards are amazing.........each and every one of them! thanks for sharing your awesome talent!

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  23. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. Love your unique style. Such pretty cards.

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  25. Nice cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Wonderful set of cards. I love the images and the palette!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  27. What a gorgeous collection of cards....love that peacock!

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  28. Wow, Marcie! These are lovely! I especially like how you did the sentiment squares!

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  29. 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.

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  30. Fantastic collection of cards! Love your collage style and mix of elements. Beautifully done!

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  31. What a beautiful card collection! Those papers and the colors are simply amazing!

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  32. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Tropical paradise...

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  33. These are wonderful creations!! The pattern papers are awesome!

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  34. These cards are fabulous! "Hello beautiful" is my favorite. I love the good leaves! And oh, how I love patterned papers. ☺

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  35. The little bits of gold look amazing

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  36. Beautiful set of cards! I always forget to use my patterned paper.
    Maria Willis

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  37. Amazing collection of cards, it is a gift to gather pattern paper and stamps and have it come together so beautifully as you have done!

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  38. A fabulous use of patterned paper! Love all of the gold touches you added.

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  39. You know, I tend to have a stash of designer paper that I seldom reach for. Why am I saving it? I thank you for the great reminder to USE IT! I'm going to try & do just that today. You've inspired me. This has been a wonder 2 days of blog hopping & while I know there are gifts to be won (Thank you to the sponsors), I have to say seeing all of the beauty & creativity is like getting a giftl

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  40. what a beautiful collection of gorgeous cards - thanks for sharing:)

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  41. Lots of cards. Love the color story.

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  42. You're right, we should use up our stash of patterned paper. All your cards are lovely and I think this idea would be especially helpful when we're searching for some creative ability(which happens sometimes). The inspiration from the papers should get us back on track!

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  43. Beautiful set of cards. All of them are wonderful.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  44. Beautiful set of cards! Each one is a treat! Enjoying all these beautiful creations along the hop to celebrate Rubeena's crafting anniversary!

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  45. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Lovely cards! I love the way you use the patterned paper! I struggle with that!

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  47. Awesome! I love the variety and the extra added touches on each one. So unique!

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  48. They're all quite lovely, but the butterflies with the Poe quote is my favorite. Great set of cards!!

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  49. You used these papers so good! Great results for your cards. Love them.

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  50. Gorgeous cards, I think the first three are my favourite, but I can't narrow it down any further, LOL! Thanks for the inspiration and supporting Rubeena!

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  51. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful cards. Great inspiration.

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  52. Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your stuninng cards!!! Your #3 and the peacock are my fav!!!

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  53. Awesome cards! I especially love the variety of looks for each one! Congrats to Rubeena!

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  54. I like the one that says “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti”. The others are nice too!!

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  55. What a beautiful collection of cards!

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  56. Great set of cards! I really love this collection, really anything Maggie Holmes. It's so much fun to do some cards without stamping/die cutting every so often isn't it?

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  57. Wow x 5! Favorite? Gotta love that peacock with the exhort to be amazing...

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  58. These are all great! It's hard to pick a favorite but I am partial to the Poe quote! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the blog hop!

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  59. 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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  60. I love that you used supplies from the beginning of your card making journey and these are BEAUTIFUL! My favorite sentiment is the Be Brave one.

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  61. wonderful array of cards, Marcie - so fun that you used the same paper pad for all of them - my favorite is the last one - love that quote from Poe!

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  62. Marcie such a beautiful collection of cards, love that they are all so different and yet from the same paper pad!

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  63. Ooh they’re all beautiful, so hard to pick...I’d say I like the Congratulations one!

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  64. Such lovely cards! Love the layering!

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  65. Love your cards. Thanks for the beautiful design ideas.
    (Gilda

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  66. Lovely cards! I also hoard papers, so the feeling is mutual. Love the use of the designs here! Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

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  67. I like the way you co-ordinate the patterned paper with the focal images. I have lots of PP too. I make myself purge my supplies at least once a year but I still have enough to open a store. We always have to have MORE supplies we cannot do without. My fave is the butterfly one.

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  68. Such lovely cards. They are all so pretty, but I, too, love the card with the "throw kindness around like confetti". I love that rainbow colored background. What a clever idea. I'm sure Rubeena appreciates your creations as much as we all do.

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  69. All of your cards are lovely! I have to say I like the first three that have gold accents! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. Your cards are wonderful! So pretty and love the layers !

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  71. Marcie, these are all fabulous! I love them all! That peacock one is pretty awesome.

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  72. Love, love love the peacock and the sentiment that goes with it!

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  73. These are all fabulous cards! Love the details & how you used papers. I, too, have been hoarding papers & need to start using them. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  74. I like the story you told me. I, too, am a paper hoarder, and I don't even know why! All of those special cards from one suite of paper. Good Job.

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  75. Love these beautiful cards! An inspiring way to use patterned papers! :)

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  76. I am no good at picking favorites! I love them all! Beautiful!

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  77. Beautiful set of cards! Such a pretty paper collection!

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  78. What a great set of cards! I too love patterned paper. It's what got me started into paper crafting. I probably have more paper than I'll ever be able to use. My favorite out of your cards is the one with the butterflies. They always remind me od summer. Thanks for celebrating with Rubeena. This has been a lot of fun!

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  79. Wonderful series of cards! Great designs!

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  80. Very pretty cards--I especially like the butterflies "There is no beauty without some strangeness" by Edgar Allan Poe (a fave!).TFS--have a blessed evening.

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  81. I'm partial to the kindness one, too, but I love the gold leaves in the hello beautiful card!

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  82. Beautiful cards! I especially love the peacock one! Thanks for sharing.

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

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  84. Woohoo! I love these! I have some of this paper so I am super pumped now to use it! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

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  85. Wowsers!! Gorgeous layers, images and fun!!! Way to go!!

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  86. Great use of these papers to create all these wonderful cards.

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  87. My favourite is the card with the dragon flies and butterflies. Love that sentiment!

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  88. Beautiful cards. I have 2 favorites the Peacock Be Confident Be Brave Be Amazing card and your favorite one just above it about confetti. Thank you for sharing.

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  89. I love them all lol! My fav tho' would have to be the last one, butterflies and dragonflies (my 2 favorites) plus the EAP strangness quote (I have always identified with that one hehe). Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration (and stash using ideas).

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  90. I am so "green" when it comes to mixing patterned paper. feeling inspired! :)

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  91. What an amazing set of cards you made !! The peacock is my favourite. Thanks for sharing!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  92. Wonderful cards. I like the papers you used. My fave is the last one with the bugs and butterflies.

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  93. Lovely layering and combo of papers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. Marcie, thank you so much for celebrating with me! Your cards are FANTASTIC! You are so kind and talented. Hugs. (sorry I'm visiting so late) <3

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Thanks for leaving me some love!