Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Happy 2013!

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  This hop is going to be a little bit different, in the fact that every single person on the list below, is giving something away.  All you need to do, is go to their blog, and leave a comment.  Really, really easy.  Now grab a cup of coffee, or tea, or maybe some hot chocolate, whatever your favorite is, and start hopping.

Here is to starting off the year 2013 in a fun way!

Part of starting the new year off well for me was to start it by getting back into the crafting mood. It’s been wonderful preparing for, and celebrating Christmas with my family but I’m excited to change gears and start creating.

I’ve spent a few days trying to get the craft room back in order after some CHA marathon creating. It always feels so much better to find a place for everything. So here’s a card I put together using some leftovers and bits and pieces I found while cleaning up.

It’s always fun to create a card by just layering things together. The black, pink, yellow and green colour scheme comes from the Crate Paper patterned paper.

I created my own custom accent using a butterfly chipboard piece. Instead of painting or inking it, I coloured the chipboard using a Black Copic Marker and then applying a coat of Ranger Crackle Accents on it. I love the shiny crackled look once it dries.

Supplies:

So onto the Seasons Givings part of this post. I have a few goodies to share with one lucky winner…

Up for grabs...SEI and MLS letter sticker packages, Basic Grey Layered Stickers Pops, 7 Gypsies Numero Clear Stamp Set, Jenni Bowlin Mini Bingo Cards, Maya Road Kraft Die Cut Butterflies, Maya Road Antique Pearl Center Flowers, Maya Road Ruffle Blossoms, Maya Road Velvet Point Blossoms and I’ve found a few extra goodies to add in after this photo was taken

Anyone interested? Simply leave a comment on this blog post before 11 pm EST on Friday January 4th and I’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from the comments. I’d love to hear your creative aspirations or what you projects or techniques you plan on creating in 2013. Good luck!

As you know, there are TONS of other giveaways in this blog hop so get clicking and commenting…

Paper Crafts magazine

Kelly Marie Alvarez/Lawn Fawn

Unity Design Team

Avocado Arts

GinaK Designs

Latisha Yoast

Lee Murphy

Laurie Schmidlin

AJ Otto

Michelle Woerner

Jocelyn Olson

Cindy Lawrence

Amy Tsuruta

Jessie Rone

Karen Baker

Lori Tecler

Jodi Collins

Kim Kesti

Tosha Leyendekker

Lisa Henke

Tonya Dirk

Ann Cox

Jimmi Mayo

Cristal (Pinky) Hobbs

Vera W. Yates

Jennifer Gallacher

Emily Leiphart

Lori Craig

Melody Rupple

Kim Hughes/Paper Smooches

Lynnette Kauffman

Beate Johns

Ashley Marcu

Becky Olsen

Jessica Diedrich

Alice Wertz

Joanne Basile

Carolyn King

Teri Anderson

Isha Gupta

Melissa Mann

Lydia Fiedler

Beth Pingry

Jaclyn Miller

Glenda Wyatt

Julia Stainton – *you are here*

Angie Blom

Sharon Harnist

Karolyn Loncon

Julie Overby

Tenia Nelson

Keri Sereika

Wishing you a fabulous creative year!

411 Responses to Seasons Givings Blog Hop

  1. awesome giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Kathy Ethington

    Hope I can check out every blog. I love hops!

  3. Your creation is inspirational!
    Thanks for the generous prize!
    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance!
    Michelle Looi
    scraposition@gmail.com

  4. I LOVE, love LOVE that card!

    My goals for 2013 are to find new ways to be craftier, and to update my blog more often, and to get healthy after dealing with cancer for the last couple years.

  5. OK, great stuff going on here! Your card is so eclectic! I love it!

  6. kewl card Happy New Year Thanks for the chance !!!
    hugs Nikki C

  7. I so love that zipper and brad you’ve added! you always make the most creative cards! :)
    my biggest goal is to start using my Copics more. I’ve been on a bit of a crafting break while dealing with cancer treatments, but am slowly getting back into it again. I’m reading all sorts of tutorials on the markers so I can hopefully be coloring up a storm before much longer!!! crossing fingers! eeek!

    Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family!

  8. Natasha Marr

    What a cute card, love the crackle effect on the butterfly. I’m hoping to get all of my ‘neccessary cards’ done early this year so that they are ready and im not panic creating, plus i’ll then be able to spend more time doing ‘just for fun’ cards and challenges and nosing around the blogs of some of my fave artists. Wishing you a wonderful new year Julia. Hugs xNx

  9. Awesome!

  10. Tricia Smith

    Beautiful card! And I know what it is like…when I rearrange my craft stuff (or clean up) it throws off my groove for at bit! Thanks for your part int he blog hop…this is so much fun! Have a happy and safe New Year!

  11. Gorgeous project and awesome goodies!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  12. Love your card, with all the layers, textures, colors!!! Great variety of gift giveaway, too! Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

  13. For 2013 – I plan on making a scrapbook for each of my 10 Aunts and Uncles. We’re a military family and have been away from home for over 10 years. Embarrassing! But I want to send them our milestones! It’s my way of reconnecting with them. Thanks for the opportunity and Happy New Year!

  14. Mary Bohanan

    Thank you for ending 2012 with a fun hop. Love your ideas and give away opportunity.

  15. julia, great little card from the bits and pieces… smile… thanks for sharing with the team love all the inspiration,
    ava g

  16. Beautiful Card, I love the stick pins.

    Thank you for a chance to win!

    * * * Happy New Year * * *

    Best Wishes, Becky

  17. Nancy Mullins

    Love the use of the zipper! I so(sew) know what to do with old zippers now! Thanks

  18. How creative you are! I want to try to use my stash in a more creative way. Happy New Year

  19. i love how you can just throw a card together and make it look fantastic! happy new year!

  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  21. Such a fabulous card – I always love your style! I’m hoping to get back to blogging on a regular basis and coloring more with my Copics.

  22. Thanks for your great giveaway! I am hoping to get more scrapbooking done this coming year and expecting to stamp my heart out as usual! Happy new year!

  23. Bonnie aka raduse

    Love your card as usual. I did not know you designed the picket fence DP. It’s one of my favorites & now I know why it fits my vintage cards so well. Thanks for creating it Julia. Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway.

  24. Cool card. Love how you used all different kind of elements on the card! Happy New Year!

  25. Стокли

    Beautiful card. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance!

  26. Happy New Year! What a beautiful card!

  27. Love how you incorporated the zipper. I have a bunch of those to use and this is a perfect idea!

  28. ***HAPPY NEW YEAR****
    thank you for the chance to win some great goodies.

  29. What a great eclectic card! I so admire those who create with such random.

  30. I love your card. I’ve seen the zippers before but never used on a card. Pretty cool! Happy New Year!

  31. Beautiful card! In 2013 I hope to use up some of my stash on the cards I make. I also want to get back into making a scrapbook of my family’s year. I haven’t made one in a couple years and my siblings & I miss it. I also will be working on additional layouts for my friend’s scrapbook I made her for Christmas. I adore her sweet children. Having no grandchildren of my own, they are my babies. Happy New Year, Julia!

  32. Oh. My. Goodness. I love your card…all the elements are awesome and the color scheme is perfect! Happy New Year!

  33. Judy I, St. Louis MO

    Happy New Year. Great card. I love all the embellishments. My hope for 2013 is to use what I have before buying more and to step out of my comfort zone a create more detailed cards.

  34. Happy New Year and thank you for this opportunity

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

  35. Great prize package. Happy New Year!

  36. Shirl Boughner

    love your zipper card – haven’t tried that yet. Hope to try a lot of new things this year that just take my fancy. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy.

  37. I want to use more chalks this year, and some mixed media. Thanks for the chance to win and the ideas.

  38. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!!!!

  39. Such a pretty card! Love all the colors and details to it! :) Happy New Year!

  40. Darlene Satkewich

    Gorgeous card! Love the color combo! Happy New Year and thanks!

  41. I sooooo love your style Julia…your card is delish! Love all the layers and the embellies…the colors are awesome too!

    Happy New Year!

  42. LOVE your bits and pieces card…now you make me want to run and do the same!! I hope this year to think outside of the box more, and do more then my normal cards, and do more new challenges and visit more blogs and leave more comments…have a happy new yaer!!

  43. A Happy New Year’2013 to you. Thanks for this opportunity to win. I’ve not been blogging for quite a while due to PC issues. Hope to get back soon.

  44. My goal is to start Christmas cards now! :) Happy New Year!

  45. Wow, that is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  46. Gayle Chrvala

    Gorgeous card and made with scraps….wow. Now that should be my goal for 2013. Thanks for the chance to win and your generosity. Happy New Year.

  47. Being a newbie, for some reason Im a bit intimidated about using embossing powder so havent attempted it yet. Read some bad mishaps by some newbies, but, am doing to attempt it this week along with brayering. Thanks for a chance to win. Happy New Year!!

  48. Such a beautiful card … and such fun goodies.

  49. Love the card and giveaway! Have a Happy New Year.

  50. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

  51. Very pretty and thanks for the blog candy.

  52. Such a beautiful card, I have always admired how you pull together different embellies and papers to create gorgeous pieces of art! My goal this year is simply to create more as cardmaking has taken a huge backseat to life lately!

  53. Great give away! One day at a time, may you and yours have everything you need for a blessed and happy New Year!

  54. Happy New Year. Your card is amazing. Love the colors and layering. The Maya Road butterflies are so cute. What a terrific giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.

  55. It’s amazing what you can put together with a bit of this and a bit of that! thanks for sharing your ideas and the great opportunity to win a creativity prize!

  56. a zipper? wow, what a great idea. Happy New Year!

  57. Really love your card…especially that zipper. So cool! Thanks for being part of this blog hop and starting our new year off with so much fun. Happy New Year.

  58. Thanks for chance to win. Happy New Year

  59. What an awesome card!!!

    Great prize!

  60. What a generous giveaway!

  61. Thanks for the chance!

  62. Wonderful card using bits and pieces! I am hoping to enter more challenges this year.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  63. What an awesome card!! I love the use of the zipper!! So creative!! Thanks for a chance to win!! Happy New Year :)

  64. What a fab card! Love your cards, always! I plan on doing more creating this year!

  65. I am starting on my first design team this year and am super excited for the opportunity to expand my crafting. Hoping to learn and grwo through it all. Happy 2013!

  66. Carol in Montana

    Cool card Julia!! I think 1 thing I want to try more is layering “found” objects like you did in this card! You and others make it look so beautiful and EASY but for me not so! Practice will be my motto in my craft room this year! Happy 2013 to you!!!

  67. Happy New Year to you and your family! Hope you had a good one. I like the zipper on your card. For 2013 I’d like to make a family poster that I can frame to hang by the front door, as well as continuing to produce cards and treats for family and friends. Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. My goal is to just keep learning about coloring and more importantly proper shading techniques.

  69. I never would of thought to put a zipper on the card,what a wonderful idea! thank you for the chance to win some awesome goodies and Happy new Year!

  70. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  71. What a neat card – so many layers and textures!

  72. Your card is so gorgeous!!! LOVE it! Happy New Year! :)

  73. Great card. I’ve always loved your art. Happy New Year.

  74. Julia, thanks for all your inspiration! I learn so much from looking at others amazing creations! For Christmas I made a number of gifts and really enjoyed the process. This year I plan on focusing more on making gifts and cards as well as starting a blog to document and share my creations with a wider audience. Thanks for the chance to win and I wish for you a year of inspiration and papercrafting goodness!

  75. BEAUTIFUL card!!! I LOVE Crate paper – and this is just stunning layering!!! Happy New Year!!!

  76. What a snazzy card! Wonderful colors. Thanks for a chance to win. You have a wonderful New Year. :)

  77. What a great prize package for someone (hopefully me)

  78. kathy/NorthCarolina

    I thought that was Crackle accents on that beautiful black butterfly! I love the idea of coloring and then adding crackle. Genius! I hope to use up lots of my scraps in 2013! Thanks for inviting me to visit your blog. Happy New Year!

  79. Gorgeosu card!! I love your style.
    Thank you so much for the chance at these fabulous goodies. Happy New Year!

  80. Beautiful! Happy 2013!

  81. Love the card! Thanks for the chance to win a fun gift.

  82. Will be making time to stamp on a regular basis, it’s so relaxing for me. Thanks for the chance to win

  83. Your card is just stunning and that you created it with leftover bits and pieces is just WOW!!! My goal for 2013 is to keep a cleaner craft table and to find more time to create. Thanks for a chance to win!

  84. So Fun, Happy New Year!

  85. Love the layered look…I get so afraid when I am layering that I’m putting on too much. Great inspiration!

  86. Jackie Bednar

    I love your zipper card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. Great card! Love all the layers and dimension! Happy New Year!

  88. Love the card, great giveaway

  89. your colors banish the grey blahs of winter in the NW! how cute!

  90. I am loving this Blog Hop and I lov your card. Have a great New Year!

  91. Awesome card, love all the design elements.

  92. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

  93. Love card. Thanks for offering such an awesome prize pack.

  94. Lovely card and all you creations thanks for sharing and happy 2013:))What a sweet give away:)))

  95. Sharon Gullikson

    I’m hoping to craft more quickly…

  96. Wish you a very happy new year..
    What a beautiful card..Thanks a lottt for the awesome giveaway..

  97. Natasha Poteraj

    My aspiration is to use up more of my bits and pieces.

  98. Carol Douglass

    My crafty goal for 2013 is to finish my cruise album and my Disney album, no more procrastinating! I belong to a small paper crafting group, and our goal together is to learn more techniques…can’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Rochelle Gupta

    Love the idea of making something from what’s on my desk, but first I have to find my desk…lol

  100. LOVE your card! Lovin’ all the layers on there!!! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win!

  101. Sherrill Campbell

    Happy New Year, Julia! Love your stuff!

  102. Very different card. Thanks. Thanks for chance for the goodies.

  103. Your butterfly is awesome. I thought it was a leather or vinyl accent and it goes so well with the zipper. Thanks for sharing how you created it. I would like to spend more time creating this year, but my main goal is to organize and purge some of the things for projects that I will either never get to or are already outdated without completion. Happy New Year!

  104. What a lovely project! Happy 2013 !

  105. You are so amazing and your card is very lovely.Thanks for sharing and love the sweet goodies..Happy 2013 to you:)

  106. Happy New Year! I want to learn new ways to use die cuts that I have. Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. Love the layers on your card!! Very pretty!

  108. Miriam Prantner

    Great card! That zipper trim just makes it! I love it and a great giveaway too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  109. Tracy McLoughlin

    Love your creation! Thanks for the inspiration and a great giveaway!!!

  110. Amazing card-such beautiful layers-adore-Thank yu for sharing it and for a chance to win such a fab prize. Happy and Blessed 2013 to you!

  111. Hannah Stenstrom

    What a fabulous giveaway! Happy New Year :)

  112. perfect idea

  113. Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. I would have never thought of that!!!
    Happy New Years :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  115. Thanks for the chance to win

  116. Donna Phelan

    LOVING your card, I feel a CASE soming on! lol I also add as many layers as the Postal System will allow! :) I find CAS cards sooooo difficult to create, but will keep trying! Happy Happy New Year!

  117. Wow! I am awed by the texture you created…the wood, the metal pin, the zipper…fabulous, just fabulous. Wow…just wow. Thanks for the chance to win such amazing treats. Happy new years to you!

  118. What a beautiful card. Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaway package. I’m looking forward to doing different altered projects this year, in addition to my usual cards and tags. Happy New Year!
    Maureen

  119. Cute mixed media card! I’m enjoying the blog hop while drinking my hazelnut coffee with parades on TV in the background! My plan is to make a new technique card from each crafty mag I pick up! I’d love to give your blog candy collection a new home; thanx for both the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  120. Love your card ! All the layers and the texture are wonderful !

  121. Nice color scheme and sewing themes are a favorite!

  122. Great card! Happy 2013!

  123. Happy New Year! Love your card.

  124. Happy new Year! What a great way to start!

  125. Gorgeous card!!!! Thanks for the chance at your prize! Happy new year!

  126. Ruth Ann Smith

    Happy New Year! What a great card, love your way of using your leftovers. I am a firm believer of not throwing something away, there is always a use for it.

  127. I love that you used a zipper on your card! AWESOME!

  128. JoAnn Pollock

    Great giveaway!

  129. Love using bits and pieces. Thanks for the chance to win your fun package of goodies. Happy New Year.

  130. a Beautiful card. Love that butterfly and I see some in the prize package and sure hope I get lucky enough to win!! TFS

  131. Great layering pieces. It is a fabulous card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  132. What a gorgeous card! I always admire your published projects and would like to try and submit some cards for publication this year – something I’ve never done. Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!
    cullenwr@yahoo.com

  133. Thanks for an amazing giveaway. Happy new year to you!!!
    I really hope to put to use all the creative inspiration I learn from talented crafters such as yourself into my cardmaking!!

  134. What a great card you got out of these last left overs here. Really nice and what a great pack of goodies up for grabs here too, who wouldn´t love to get their handds on them. Thanks so much for the chance.

  135. Wow! Would love to win this package!

  136. Barbara MacAskill

    Butterflies! Yeah!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  137. WAUW great card you made here. My goal for 2013 is to get more crafting time and finish a lot more projects.

  138. My 2013 plans include tiptoeing into art journaling and learning to draw, as well as cardmaking and scrapbooking which are already something I enjoy. Happy New Year!

  139. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    Wonderful card. I love the butterflies and the Zipper. Im inspired. I plan to do things that make me Happy this year. And crafting and creating is something that makes me happy. I want to learn alot of new things like wood carving, etching glass, and airbrushing. I also want to set more time aside for creating. I think this year, Mixed media projects will fill alot of my time. Thanks for the chance to win your great prize pack. Happy New Year!!

  140. Beautiful card. Happy New Year!

  141. Great card! thanks for the chance to win!

  142. Julia, you have very different and interesting cards. Hope you have a Great New Year!

  143. I can’t believe you made that wonderful and beautiful card from your stash of scraps!!!! Wowzer!!!

  144. Such a cute creation! Happy New Year greeting from Canada!

  145. Such a clever card. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  146. silvia haynes

    Pretty card!! LOVE the butterfly!!

  147. Wow! Great card!

  148. Thanks for this amazing chance to win! Your creations are absolutely beautiful. Have a wonderful New Year!

  149. Happy New Years.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  150. Nathalie Blais

    Love your card. Thank you for the chance to win such a great price!!!

  151. Thanks for a fun blog hop. I am hoping to get to some more stamp classes this year to learn some new techniques. Can’t wait!

  152. Cute project…What a great way to start out the New Year…I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year….Good luck! kattfiveinfo at gmail dot com

  153. LOVE your pretty card! Thanks for the chance!

  154. Sonia Ranger

    What a cool card! I have been seeing lots of ideas for using zippers recently- love it!

  155. Great card! Thanks! Happy New Year!!

  156. What a beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Joan

  157. Does begging count? THis is just such a darling piece of artwork. I would love to be the winner of this prize.

  158. Love the bright greens & blacks in your cheery card…but am blown away by the half zipper! Fun surprise to the card. Thanks for sharing.

  159. Love the card. Happy New Year.

  160. TerryAnn Lorentzen

    Yea to card making! Thanks for the fabulous ideas and a blessed New Year!

  161. Happy New Year! Your card is fabulous. My hopes for 2013 is to make more handmade! thank you!

  162. Jessie McLaughlin

    My goals for 2013 are to make more time to craft and blog. I enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing!!

  163. Happy New Year and thanks so much for sharing such a generous giveaway! I’m working on being more organized and hopefully more productive this coming year. It was a very interesting year… God bless!

  164. Happy New Year and thank you for the chance to win.

  165. You have such a creative touch!

  166. Thanks and Happy New Year

  167. Love the zipper! Happy New Year, Kat

  168. Love your style! The goodies in your give-away look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  169. Clare Pearce

    Lots and lots of lovely things to see. Thank you for sharing and I would like to wish you a very happy new year.

  170. I definitely want to scrapbook more in 2013. I have 3 of the cutest grandkids that are so easy to scrap- I just need more time!!! Thanks for the chance, & for the inspiration!

  171. Barb Housner

    love the card using your leftovers – esp the zipper – I wonder if I have any in the sewing room
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

    bjhouse2004 at yahoo dot com

  172. love this card!

  173. Gorgeous card!

  174. Love your card Julia, but then, I do love everything that you create. I hope to create a lot more cards this year especially birthday cards AND get them in the mail…hopefully for the recipient to receive by their birthday!
    Thanks for the chance at winning these wonderful goodies!

  175. Cute site, thank you for the chance to win
    jr6lewis@hotmail.com

  176. Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize. (I need to get in my craft room and do some cleaning too.)

  177. Michele aka Goat Girl

    Happy New Year! Great prize pack! Sweet vintage-like card!

  178. Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for the chance to win fun stuff.

  179. Nancy Grimes

    Gifting is a great idea! This year I want to be much more organized. My gifting would help.
    Thanks for your insiration.

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  181. Beautiful card Julia. Your creations are always lovely. Happy New Year.

  182. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  183. What a fun card! Thanks for the chance to win! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  184. Cindy Christoffel

    great cards! What a wonderful prize, thanks for the chance to win

  185. Cute card! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  186. These are super cute. Thanks for hosting in this blog hop. I look forward to following your blog in 2013.

  187. awesome prize of yumminess! lol
    great card too, love using material on cards! must do it more! xx

  188. Great card using such a variety of materials ……. never have seen a zipper used like this. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy. Happy New Year!

  189. What a great way to kick off the new year!!

  190. una original tarjeta, muy linda y colorida me gusta saludos desde venezuela

  191. A gorgeous card Julia!! Thanks for the chance to win the yummy goodies! A Happy New Year to you!

  192. Jaala Rogers

    Thanks for the chance to win! Love your card! :) I just hope to get more crafting time in 2013!

  193. Love your fun card! That zipper is an awesome embellishment! Thanks for your giveaway and Happy New Year!

  194. Happy New Year Julia!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us today. I love all the layers and the way you creatively used up your “bits and pieces”.
    Thanks also for your generous giveaway.
    s_huston@hotmail.com

  195. Bits and pieces you found??? Amazing!! Love the zipper…who would have thought??
    Thanks so much for your generosity and sharing your talent. Happy New Year!
    Sue Brailey

  196. I’m new to crafting so this new year my goal is to dive right in and just create for the fun of it! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Have a wonderful new year!

  197. butterflies are my fav embelishments and they look so great. TFS. Love the giveaway thanks for the chance to win. Happy and safe New Year.

  198. Carol E Brooker

    Your card is great love all the different elements, thank you for sharing it and the chance to win. Happy New Year!

  199. What a clever card! I love the sewing notions…now I have to clean out my sewing box as well as my scrappy room!
    I plan on cleaning up my space and scrapping more as well as having cards made AHEAD of the day I need them. Let’s see how well that works out! lol
    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year! :)

  200. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Greatly appreciated.

  201. Fun card! I love the layers!

  202. Adore your beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win your fab giveaway. Happy New Year!

  203. such lovely leftovers! very nice use of them in the card- thanks!
    Happy New Year!
    Holly

  204. Happy New Year! I hope to finish my son’s senior year album. Love that touch of black on the card. Thanks for sharing.

  205. I would just love to get over the loss of my mojo! Haven’t completed a project in MONTHS!! Hope this will spur me on & pump up my creative juices. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  206. Judy Woodland

    Oh my gosh, your card was so cute. I would have never thought to use all those elements. And everything came together so wonderfully. Thanks so much for participating in this awesome hop, it’s been so much fun. My plan this year is to organize my craft room and re-purpose some things I no longer use. Someone else can enjoy them.

  207. Love this blog hop! My creative goal is to submit more often this year. Happy New Year!

  208. Love your “leftovers” layered card, Julia! Happy New Year!

  209. Wow great giveaway. Thanks for the idea to use bits and pieces

  210. I like your card and love how you created your black butterfly. I love the prizes you are generously giveaway. Thank you, and wishing you a happy new year.

  211. Love what you did with the butterfly!

  212. Arlene in TX

    What fun use for a zipper…

  213. Cute card, thanks for sharing and the chance to win your blogcandy.

  214. Julia, your card rocks!

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance!

  215. What a fun blog hop. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy New Year!

  216. Thank you for being part of the hop , I appreciate the beautiful cards I am seeing along the journey. Awesome giveaway.

  217. Interesting concept for your card – great creativity!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the chance to win!

    Deb T.
    Canada

  218. Pam grassman

    Great blog, thank you

  219. happy new year and thanks for the chance to win. i loved the zipper on the card – now i know what to do with my old sewing box!

  220. I love the color scheme of your pretty card! Happy New Year and thank for a chance to win!

  221. The zipper on the card was cool. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary O’Neal
    redpupper@aol.com

  222. Who would not be interested in your awesome goodies? Great card and tfs.

  223. Love, love, Love your work & your creations. Good luck to everyone for the giveaway. What a great idea on the blog hop, first time I have never did this but enjoying each site very much. I am a huge crafter and that is my dream to have all my crafts shown for everyone.

  224. I was just going to look for those Maya butterflies!! :)

  225. Hope Gonzales

    I hope to get back to cardmaking more often! Thanks for the chance to win!

  226. your card is beautiful! I think it would be a great journal cover!!! i’d like to make more books next year! Awesome prize! Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win!

  227. This blog hop has been so much fun and I love all the inspiration you gals put out there. Happy 2013.

  228. Wow – another cute card, Julia! This is a great way to kick off the new year, for sure! Thanks for the generous gift and chance to win. Happy New Year – hope to “see” more of you.

  229. Happy New Year – thanks for the giveaway!

  230. very lovely card! I plan to make altered frame projects for my family home, gift and boys.

    Happy New Year!
    Luanne

  231. Beautiful card! Happy New Year!!!

  232. Wow. You are so generous! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  233. Thanks for such a great prize package and the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  234. I need to finish a few scrapbooks. Love your card- I’ve got a piece of zipper trim that I thought was cool, but not sure how to use it, so thx for the idea :)

  235. I simply want to finish some scrapbooks.

    Happy New Year!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  236. This is such a sweet idea! Thank you.

    Your card is fabulous!

    Happy New Year!

    email: shestamps11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  237. Beautiful card! I’m amazed what you created with “scraps”. An awesome giveaway, too!

  238. I’ve never seen a zipper used on a project like this before, but it works! Thanks for being a part of this hop. Enjoyed visiting your site. Happy New Year!

  239. I love the card and all the stuff you are giving away is fantastic Have a wonderful new year

  240. Wow… your card is filled with interesting and wonderful layers!

  241. Thanks for the chance to win!

  242. Carolyn Disher

    Fun card and what a way to use up your stash.

  243. Happy New Year, thanks for the chance to win.

  244. Thanks for giving me the chance to win such a wonderful prize package. Happy New Year!

  245. Adorable card – love the colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  246. Happy New Year. Thank you for the chance to win.

  247. Thanks for sharing your card. I’m not one to use that many layers, but you pulled it altogether so nicely I’m almost tempted to try it myself. Maybe that should be my goal – to do a card with at least 6 layers.

  248. Woo Hoo! Fantastic giveaway.. thanks for allowing me to participate…

    Terrific card you’ve created too..love that single zipper half! I think I even have some of those around somewhere! LOL!!

  249. Wow can’t believe you made that awesome card from bits and pieces you found cleaning up your room! Awesome blog candy, thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  250. Jody Thompson

    Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway! Happy New Year!

  251. Thank you for the chance to win all those goodies! Happy New Year!

  252. Very unusual card! I am fairly new to card-making. Love seeing everyone’s creativity. I make cards mostly to send to seniors,shut-ins and people going through rough times. Since I’m retired and on a limited crafting budget and have too many hobbies. LOL I appreciate bargains or better yet a chance to win some goodies

  253. Andrea Foster

    Absolutely love the butterfly on your card-(and the whole card)–thanks so much for the goodies and I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!

  254. What a great combination of products you used for your unique card. The prize package would be a nice way to start 2013.

  255. What a great way to use up left overs. That zipper really says it all.

  256. If only my scraps would layer up as nicely as yours do! Thanks for sharing and for offering such a wonderful give away!

  257. What an amazing card! Love all those layers! This year I plan to work on my CAS style. Thanks for your generosity by participating in this incredible blog hop!

  258. Love your blog…always a sure fire way to put a smile on my face! happy newyear and such a fun hop!

  259. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Wow nice card!!! Happy new year :)

  260. Fantastic card! happy new year!

  261. Annette Kelly

    Thank you for your generosity in providing such awesome giveaway items and participating in this blog hop. Wishing you a great 2013!

  262. Welcome 2013! And what a way to welcome the new year – this is an awesome blog hop! Thanks for the opportunity to win such cool giveaways!

  263. Cute Card!!

    Thanks for the chance to win~
    Happy 2013~

  264. Cool card and great hop!! Thanks for the chance to win! ~Happy New Year!~

  265. Happy new year, love this card, awesome package, thanks for a chance to win

  266. Love your card! Thanks for the giveaway!

  267. in 2013 i hope to catch up on scrapbooking over 300 photos of my 3 year old granddaughter and her family. thanks for a chance to win the great blog candy.

  268. I can never have too many butterflies. Love them. Happy New Year to all.

  269. Nice job!! Happy New Year!!!

  270. Jayne Berghorn

    I love your layering ideas!!!

    Thanks so much for participating in this blog hop–
    Happy crafting in 2013!

  271. These treats can’t be beat! Thanks for the chance to win!

  272. WOW what a blog hop and a half!!! Can’t wait to see what the next contributor has!!

  273. What a fun blog hop…and many chances to win some wonderful prizes! Thank you for your generousity!

  274. Love all the layers on your card. Thanks for the chance

  275. What a wonderful card. For the new year I hope to get published.
    Have a wonderful new year!

  276. Think your butterfly turned out great and so did your card. Very nice job. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the wonderful prize.

  277. I aim to craft at least a bit every day this year!

  278. LOVE your card! The black butterfly is a nice touch! I am going to try to scrap the tons of Christmas and Halloween pics of my kids that we have taken over the years! There is a lot, the girls are 22 and 21 yrs old! Wish me luck! Happy New Year to you!

  279. What a clever card! I love that crackled butterfly and the zipper is a great touch. Thanks for being so generous, and I hope 2013 is full of blessings!

  280. I love your assorted-bits-and-bobs creations. What a generous giveaway. These blog hops are always fun because they give me so many good ideas, introduce me to new products and, most of all, feature some of the best designers around. All the best in 2013!

  281. Nice card! Thank u for the giveaway!Happy new year!

  282. I love your clean off the desk card. I’m looking forward to more layouts, more cards, more fun in my scrap studio.

  283. Love your card. Happy 2013!

  284. Happy New Year and thank you for a chance to win this prize pack :-)

  285. wow… this is so awesome…thanks for the chance to win… adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

  286. Absolutely awesome card! I love all those wonderful elements you’ve added. So much texture – love it!

  287. I have several projects I would like to complete this year including a birthday album for one daughter, a wedding for the other and a ME album…

    This hop is a fantastic way to start the new year, happy hopping!

    puffinliz at yahoo dot com

  288. My goal for 2013 is to make better use of my crafting time! Wonderful card – thanks for the chance to win!

  289. I love all the elements and layers on this card. It is lovely!

  290. HawaiianLibrarian

    Most awesome card full of wonderful colors and textures…love it! Mahalo for sharing, Hauoli Makahiki Hou, Happy New Year!

  291. Matilde Hanna

    Very nice card. Happy 2013

  292. Love your card, it’s beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win your generous give away. My crafty goals for 2013 are to try some new techniques and to use up some of my paper stash rather than buying more all the time…;)
    Happy New Year!

  293. Tracy Ercole

    Awesome card, love the half zipper.

  294. Love your fun card with al the elements and the use of the zip is great. Happy New Year.

  295. Happy New Year and thank you for the chance to win some awesome goodies. In 2013 I would like to learn more about color and color combinations.

  296. Cheryl Maloney

    Great blog hop. Wonderful way to start the new year and inspiring. I am going to be making lots of cards to donate to a shelter this year, Thank you for the opportunity.
    Cheryl

  297. Awesome giveaway…may God bless you and yours in 2013.

  298. Jeanne Wolfendale

    Nice! Love it! Got to have it! Happy New Year!

  299. Love the card so different and with lots of interesting detail.

    Jayne

  300. What a beautiful Spring card! Love the colors and your butterfly. Happy New Year Julia!!

  301. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize!

  302. Beautiful card, thanks for the chance to win!

  303. Sabrina Radican

    I am new to all of this and I am soaking it up like a sponge. I have been having so much fun learning from all of you. So I really do want to thank everyone of you for teaching me new things. I do look forward to learning much more through the New Year.

  304. What a fantastic card! I love how all the layers work together so well!

  305. Joyce Preusser

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

  306. Great job and great inspiration! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a great idea!! Love the blog hopping for more great projects and ideas!! Happy New 2013!

  307. You are very creative! Thank you for the chance to win.
    happy New Year!

  308. Debbie Kennedy

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

  309. Your work is awesome. Keep it up!

    Steph
    stephnate@yahoo.ca

  310. Thank you for the fabulous prize Julia!!! Your card is stunning as alway! I love the way you layer patterns so perfectly, and that black butterfly with the crackle effect is awesome! Happy New Year :)

  311. Love your card. Have a Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win.

  312. That card was great! I loved how you were able to use your scraps to create such a great card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  313. Thanks for the nice give-aways! I love making cards and enjoy getting inspiration and ideas from your blog. Thank you!

  314. Love your card and your giveaway. All you ladies are very generous. Thanks

  315. Happy New Year! I love what you came up with on your card from your craft stash! I’m going to have to pick up some of that crackle paint now. I wasn’t sure if I’d use crackle paint or not, but your butterfly convinced me that I NEED some. LOL Thanks for joining this blog hop and the chance to win a terrific prize.

  316. What a creative card with leftovers. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy 2013

  317. I never thought of putting a zipper on a card but it is cute!

  318. I wish I could come up with such creative work. What an inspiration! TFS and happy new year!

  319. debbie walker

    Lovely card! My goal for 2012 is to find the time to experiment with new techniqus and materials. TY for the chance to win your generous giveaway.

  320. Kim Lundstrom

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kim Lundstrom
    lundstromkim63@aol.com

  321. Mary-Anne V.

    Very pretty card. Wishing you a New Year filled with much happiness. Thanks for the chance to win.

  322. My goal in 2013 is to get in our new home and have a stamp room that I can get back to creating!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  323. Bridgette Copple

    thank you for the chance to win! what a great blog hop! it’s nice to see all the blogs that are involved!

    Cheers!

  324. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. Happy New Year!

  325. Great card. Happy New Year & thanks for the chance to win.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  326. Happy New Year and thank you for a chance to win!

  327. Le Ann Wilson

    Thanks, so much for being a part of this great blog hop. I love this!!
    Happy New Year!!

  328. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jean McGee

  329. Wishing you a fabulous creative year too. thanks for the chance to win.

  330. Carol Wilson

    LOVE your cards– the delicious and surprising layers are a delight! With wishes for a very safe, happy and creative new year to you, and many thanks for your generous part in this fantastic bloghop!

  331. Gorgeous card!!! Happy New Year and Thanks for sharing!

  332. Pretty card! Thanks for the chance!

  333. Thank you for the Hop and giveaway.

  334. very pretty card! great blog hop!

  335. As always your card is beautiful! I wish for the New Year to try creating a card in a way you do, by clustering elements. Might even try it on a layout! A girl can dream, right? ;-)

  336. Barb Ghigliotty

    What a great card…I love all the texture and dimension!

    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us, and for a chance to win some wonderful blog candy! Happy New Year!!!

  337. Rebecca Ednie

    Beautiful card. Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  338. Sylvia Rivera

    Great card! I love the layering of all the elements. Thanks for the chance to win some fab crafting supplies.

  339. Rhonda Coleman

    Totally Unique Card + Fantastic Blog Hop + Stupendous Prize Package = Happy Stamper!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  340. I love the card, especially the butterfly! I plan on creating an art journal this year. Happy 2013!

  341. Beautiful work!

  342. Great giveaway! Happy new year!

  343. Happy New Year! Great blog prize!

  344. Super neat! Very nice card…Love it. Awesome prize pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

  345. Such a feminine card. Thanks for the blog hop and give-away!

  346. Beverly Perdue

    Happy New Year Julia! What a great idea to create a card from scraps and leftovers. I need to work on my craft space as well. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some great prizes!

  347. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love all the layers and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

  348. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  349. What a fun hop! Your project + an amazing give-away = FANTASTIC+++! Thank you for such an awesome opportunity. Wonderful start to 2013!

  350. Beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win.

  351. Thank you for sharing the inspirational blog! Love the cards you have shared!

  352. LOVE your card! Happy New Year to ya, Julia :) Thanks for the chance to win

  353. Looks like a giveaway I’d like to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  354. love you card, it’s beautiful. Happy New Year!

  355. Great lovely layered card you created for us. Thanks for being in the hop.

  356. You are so talented – I am in awe of what you did with leftovers. Happy new year!

  357. Happy New Year!

  358. Very pretty card. Love the way you used the zipper.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and a chance to win it.
    Happy New Year.

  359. Happy New Years!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  360. Happy New Year! What a wonderful way to start the new year!

  361. Denise Bryant

    fabulous card/// love all the details!

  362. I just want to get back to scrapbooking – basic layouts, no fancy stuff…just get the info down.

  363. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy New Year!!!

  364. Thanks for all the fun candy.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  365. love all the texture and layering. thank you for sharing and a chance to win those wonderful goodies.
    kimba at richhook dot com

  366. Susan Krueger

    Great prize package. I love the zipper on the card! Thanks for the chance to win.

  367. Sandra Heltsley

    Wow. I like the chipboard embellishment you made. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

  368. What a gorgeous card, Julia! Love those chipboard butterflies ~ so many possibilities. Looking forward to being better organized in my stamp room and spending more time in there crafting. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. Happy New Year!

  369. Thank you for your generosity. Have a happy and crafty new year!

  370. Oh your card is breathtaking…so romantic and colorful! WOW! The goodies in your stash to giveaway looks fun too, would love to get my hands on some of those flowers! Happy New Year!

  371. Love the hop! I would like to do more scrapping this year as I usually make cards.

  372. Having so much fun on this blog hop–
    Such a fun way to begin the year–Happy New Year!

  373. Marion Wilkinson

    Love the card, thanks for sharing and participating. Happy New Year.

  374. Your creations are always lovely, Julia. I just love the fun touch of twine on this card. I must admit, I haven’t made anything since before Christmas – really enjoyed some down time with the family this year. My goal is to use up some of my rather large stash of PP. Maybe I can take a clue from you – start with a panel of PP and go from there…

  375. That is what I need to do is clean my craft room so I have room for more stuff! Thanks for a chance to win some great prizes!

  376. Love the use of a zipper. I am a sewer too. What a great idea to use on cards to my sewing buddies.

  377. I LOVE that you used a zipper on this!! It gives it such a cool look! And I love that you used your copics to colour the butterfly! One more use discovered for my copics!!

  378. I love the way your card came together!! Fun blog!

  379. I love your card!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!

  380. Michelle Meyer

    Very clever use of the zipper! Im in the midst of the “craft room cleaning” right now and it does feel good to get everything back in its place. You have inspired me to make cards from all my scraps!
    Blessings to you in 2013.

  381. I’m loving the zipper trend!!! Thanks for hosting in this FAB blog hop!

  382. Cynthia Clark

    Great giveaway! Happy New Year! Thanks.

  383. Lynne Ingram

    Love all the details on your card. Your prize package is enticing. Thanks for the offer. Happy New Year

  384. What a cool way to mix and match textures and embellis – awesome job!

  385. Scrap Happy Sue

    Love the zipper … I know I have a stash of them somewhere..now to put them to use!

  386. Karen krnach

    awesome give away
    thanks for sharing

  387. Tia Robinson

    This year there have been a lot of changes in my life, new state, new home, new job, etc. Didn’t have much time to craft but this year will be another story. I have a new craftroom and plan to spend alot of time there. Thanks for the chance to win.

  388. What a fascinating card–Love the textures! I am going to try to do some submitting of cards this year for a goal! Thanks for the giveaway!

  389. sarina coffin

    That prize pack looks like so much fun to be had! I love Maya Road and those flowers and butterflies look amazing! Thanks for the chance to win something fun! :)

  390. Connie Melancon

    Beautiful card. I love how you used the zipper and your butterfly.

  391. I am such a sucker for butterflies, and this card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!!

  392. Thanks so much for this great hop.

  393. Love all the layers on your card. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize package.

  394. Laurie Stache

    Interested, raising hand! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  395. Mary Lou Kemp

    You mentioned getting your stamping area cleaned up made me realize how much my space needs a little TLC too. Love your card and the colors you used and it amazes me how some poeple can put together a pretty card using bits and pieces of scraps.

  396. What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! Happy New Year!!

  397. Lovely card and I agree with you on your butterfly. Happy New Year blessings to you and thank you for the chance to win you scrumptious candy!

  398. So excited to have been introduced to your blog! Happy New Year!

  399. Love your card!! Will put this on my list because my resolution this year is to work outside my comfort zone. Thanks for the inspiring idea and the chance to win such yummy candy!!

  400. Sue-Lynn in PA

    Happy New Year! I plan to clean up my crafting area and start scrapbooking again! Wouldn’t that be nice? Thanks for the chance to win!

  401. Love that card!
    My crafty goal is to make one card a week. That will be a huge stretch, but I am hoping to get it done. I get the blessing though of not officially starting my own “new year” until my birthday in mid January!
    For now my craft table is cleaned off and ready to start!
    Happy New year!

  402. I’m new here and really enjoying this awesome blog hop and generous give aways! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a very happy 2013!

  403. PLEASE! pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me! I’d really like to win! So please pick me! :)

  404. I love your colorful card!

  405. Such a pretty card! I love the texture that the crackle adds. Thanks for the generous offer!

  406. Thanks for the crackled Accents reminder-great product and love how it looks on your card!

  407. pam jimmerson

    thank you for your generous giveaway. this year i’m looking forward to crafting more with the nestabilities and my cuttlebug. i’ve had my cuttlebug for awhile now but just got my first set of nestabilities recently.

  408. I am new to stamping, so I want to try so many things! Distress ink is on the top of the list right now.

  409. Thanks for the great giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful new year!

  410. Great card. I love the choices you used. Hope your New Years was great. Thanks.

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