Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena's Craftiversary Blog Hop DAY TWO + Giveaways

Hey guys, 

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! 
 

I'm so honored and excited that Ruby asked me to be a part of this celebration! The hop is huge with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Wow! Here is the prize list. Amazing, right?!

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 + 6 Spellbinders die collections (estimated $115 value)
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 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments left on all the blogs and will be announced here on Wednesday, September 5th. Winners will have 2 weeks to contact Ruby at: ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize, before another winner is selected.

If you're following along the hop, you should have arrived here from my talented friend, Laurie Willison's blog. You can find the full hop list on Ruby's blog.

We're not only celebrating Ruby's fourth year since she first discovered cardmaking, we're also celebrating this amazing hobby of ours. It's an industry made up of wonderful people who are not only creative and talented, they are kind, giving and incredibly supportive of each other! I'm so happy you're hopping along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

Without going into too much detail, I started cardmaking in 2010 after scrapbooking for a few years first. I was immediately hooked and never looked back. 

I love this hobby for so many reasons. Yes, like many of you, it is a great stress reliever. To sit down and stamp, or color, or just play with inks, is such a joy and always makes me feel better. But even more important than that are the friendships I've made. I've met so many amazing people, online and in person because of this hobby and gosh, I am so grateful to be able to call them my friends! And even though I don't get to see them very often, we all remain friends and know that we are here for each other, always. Love that!

Okay, enough about me, let's celebrate Ruby and her amazing talent! Seriously, that girl can color and create like no other! And she also has the sweetest personality, always thinking of others, so kind and caring. Love ya, Ruby! Congrats on 4 years!

I've created two cards for today's celebration. All the products used will be listed in the affiliate links at the bottom of this post.

My first card uses the, "Beautiful Heart" stamp set from Altenew.



I colored the flower and leaves with Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and adhered them to a softly blended card base, then added some splatters, along with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

For my second card, I used the, "Even More Spring Flowers" stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp.



After coloring the images with Copics, I cut them out using the matching dies and adhered them onto the embossed glitter panel. Love that glitter cardstock from Simon!

Thanks so much for visiting me today! The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented, Janette Kausen's blog!

Happy hopping! ♥







139 comments:

Sundaystamper said...

Lovely flowers! Beautifully colored.

Mrsfish02 said...

Wonderful colors.. these sets have so many possibilities. Happy Anniversary to our wonderful Ruby.

Raga Senthil said...

Your colouring is amazing!! Beauty at its best. Love both of your floral cards and the embossed glitter panel too. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Nandini said...

These cards are really gorgeous. Love the beautiful flowers and the lovely backgrounds.

Elaine Dunton said...

Beautiful cards, the coloring on the flowers are amazing.

Kim Salito said...

Lovely floral cards, your color beautifully.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Both the cards are simply wow...

The Pink Envelope said...

I love them Barb!! :)

SusanR said...

Such pretty cards!! The coloring in the flowers is amazing!!❤️

Linda M said...

Love your beautiful cards!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards!

BFalcone said...

I just love both of your cards. The colors, the images. Really nice.

PatriciaD said...

Love both your cards, they're gorgeous!!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the Celebrate card! Congrats to Rubeena!

Connie said...

These cards are beautiful. Your coloring is amazing.

Barbara said...

Both cards are gorgeous and my thought is that Ruby has some talented, artistic friends helping her celebrate.

Kari Leach said...

What lovely cards, thank you.

Florine Chan Li said...

Lovely cards!!

luluvision said...

Such beautiful cards! I love them both! Thank you for sharing and being part of this blog hop!

Dee Earnshaw said...

gorgeous cards - thanks for sharing :)

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your cards and your copic coloring!

Becca Yahrling said...

Laurie said to say 'hi!'. :-)
Your cards are simply gorgeous!! Such beautiful
coloring with the Copics. And all the flowers are
sooo pretty! Both companies have great floral sets.

Robin said...

You can't go wrong with a card covered in flowers. Great for any occasion. Both are beautiful.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Copic coloring, Barb! Love both designs, too...I'm so glad you joined in the hop :)

Nana Griffin said...

When I saw the first card I thought oh this is lovely and then I saw the second and --- oh I just love how you colored all the flowers. Just beautiful.

Teresa Doyle said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous cards Barb and yes, that glitter paper from Simon is stunning!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

How wonderful.....2 beautiful cards for day 2.....love it....both of your cards were awesome....very different...but still had that WOW factor....I am having so much fun seeing how much talent is really out in this crafters paradise....It makes me think....I CAN do it....yes I can...I love it when someone receives one of my cards and really appreciates it...as I had put so much love into it....It always makes me smile when I go to visit a friend..and see the cards, and even the tags that I had made and attached to the homemade chicken soup that I had given them when they were sick....well...they kept it...and had it displayed....has to make anyone smile inside.
I am sure that Rubeena must be feeling all of the love from you talented artists giving of your time to honor her....that is such a blessing...
I am off to enjoy the rest of the great blog celebration hop......big hugs...and thank you....

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They look so perfect!

Karen H said...

Beautiful cards with wonderful colors and backgrounds. Thanks for joining Ruby's anniversary celebration.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the flower stamps that you used. :)

Cyndi Morris said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. I love the styles and the brilliant colors.

Karin Bauer said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Joy Meadows said...

Lovely cards, Barb! Such pretty colors and designs.

Kim Faucher said...

Always love seeing your beautiful coloring and these cards are classic!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful flowers.
I love the embossing on the
second card. Very elegant.
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Quillish said...

Barb, When the soul is beautiful, it reflects on everything one does. I Looove your work and I must take this opportunity to tell you, that am amazed at your kindness, esp you taking time out to like and comment on Instagram. It makes my day to see your likes.. thank YOU for spreading the joy and love, you are the torch bearer of this community!

Tami B said...

Both of these are very pretty. You did a great job on them.

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! Such lovely coloring and compositions. Like a walk in the garden, they make me happy!

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards, love the florals.

Colleen said...

Your cards are gorgeous, especially love the second one because it has so many bright and wonderful colors!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow!!! Love both cards, and especially love that embossed glitter panel! Great idea!!!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Your florals are amazing! Just great coloring and creations!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Beautiful cards!! Fantastic coloring skills.

Teri Smith said...

Lovely, lovely cards - both of them!

Sam B said...

Such beautiful colors and excellent coloring! Beautiful cards, both of them! TFS with us!

Sydney Stone said...

Beautiful cards!!! The colors, coloring is stunning!!! Wonderful job! Thank you so much for sharing!!! ๐Ÿ’œ

Carrie Barron said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I love your coloring. And your background on the first card is fabulous.

Varada said...

Such beautiful cards! Love these!!! You are so talented and so is Ruby !

Cherie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors! My favorite is Even More Spring Flowers! Such a beautiful stamp set!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are beautiful!

kelli horger said...

Your cards are amazing, as they always are. Really love the 2nd one.

Amy McCue said...

Your flowers are so beautiful!

Sherry said...

absolutely gorgeous! love how you colored the flowers

Patti Bailey said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful and I especially love the 2nd one!! Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay Dickason said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Denise Mlady said...

These are both beautiful cards. Love the coloring on your flowers.

Janis said...

Your coloring is so lovely! Both cards are so pretty. I esp love the one with the embossed background!
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Christine said...

Stunning florals, and I love the way you presented the sentiment on the curved, scalloped strip!

Marge said...

Two beautiful cards, Barb! Love your choice of colors and shades. Have a blessed day!

jn said...

Love both of your cards, but the colors in the second one really caught my eye. Such talent on this hop! Thank you for all the 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.

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

those cards are lovely. i really like your style.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Amazing coloring on those beautiful flowers, your cards are gorgeous and I love the color combos!

L. Tree Kienbaum said...

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

Celeste Goff said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the bright colors and splatters on the first one and the shine and shimmer on the second one is amazing!

Karthikha said...

Love these super beautiful cards!! :)

sharon g said...

I really like the one that has the different colored flowers!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! Love those gorgeous flowers! I am enjoying Rubeena's crafting anniversary celebration and all the inspiring creations along the hop!

Dawn Turley said...

two beautiful cards Barb. Love the bright colour on your flowers

mooch said...

Love your coloring. That second card is just awesome!!

Lucy E. said...

Your cards are both lovely.
I really love the 2nd one!

Tracy Hawkins said...

Your cards are gorgeous as always Barb! Love seeing them with your beautiful deck in the background . Great to see soo many wonderful crafters I know celebrating with Ruby along the hop . So much inspiration, love that everyone is far & wide across the world but we all share our love of crafting and other hobbies like gardening lol. Great fun x

Wendy Lambert said...

Such pretty cards. I love your colored flowers.

Marsha said...

So pretty. Especially love the multi-floral card. Lovely colors.

Pam said...

Beautiful cards! Love them both!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Sherri Little said...

Pretty floral cards.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful cards!!!

Beth B. said...

Your copic coloring looks great!

Verhey Family Blog said...

Beautiful floral cards

Martha Herrera said...

Fabulous cards!
Thanks for sharing.

Jenniferk said...

Such gorgeous cards, I especially love the embossed glitter background! You coloured the 'Even More Spring Flowers' so beautifully and with such wonderful colours. I'd love to be able to colour like you some day, thank you for the inspiration!

Keiren Dunfee said...

Beautiful coloring techniques, just beautiful. thanks for sharing!

Teri W said...

There have been soooo many amazing florals in this hop. Thanks to all!
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Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous flowers and perfect coloring!

L Williams said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

Esther Asbury said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb both of your cads are so gorgeous, you colour so beautifully all the time. Wish I could get together with you for some Copic lessons! So fun being on this hop with you! xoxo

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely cards!

Nunzia Carusio said...

I love the glittered background of the second card but both are beautiful!

Mirella said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb, the second one is especially amazing, LOVE!

D Golly said...

Gorgeous!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

I admire people who do such beautiful coloring with copies--Your cards are just beautiful! I just bpught a few Copics and am in the practice makes perfect stage. TFS--have a blessed day.

Lisa Byers said...

Gorgeous flowers, your coloring with the copics is amazing. I am still learning and collecting my copics. Your cards are absolutely beautiful though. Love them!!

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!

Jen said...

Your cards are lovely! Beautiful job coloring and creating them!

Laurie Schlichter said...

I like the dewy effect you created on the textured background of your second card. Sequins are great!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are beautiful !

Heidi Rees said...

Wow what beautiful cards! I love the colors!

Beata Ng said...

Amazing coloring!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful cards, Barb - especially love the second one as that stamp set is one of my favorites

Jean said...

Such beautifully colored flowers!

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards. Your coloring is fabulous.
(Gilda)

Leanne said...

Great cards!! Beautifully colored.

Liz O. said...

Love the vibrant blooms of both cards Barb! The sentiments are perfect too! A perfect set of cards for Rubeena ‘s celebration! Thanks for being part of this hop and thanks to all the sponsors too!

Jeannean said...

Barb, your flowers never disappoint!! Thanks for being a stop on Ruby's hop!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing your card making story and the 2 beautiful cards.

Sherrie Johnson said...

Oh so lovely. The flowers are vibrant and beautiful! I also love that embossed background on the second card.

Lisa Moline said...

I love both of your cards and the colors you used on them! Thanks for the inspiration!

~amy~ said...

Barb, both of your floral designs are simply stunning!

Janelle said...

Beautiful cards!! Love all the flowers so much! :)

Patti H. said...

Thanks for sharing these fabulous creations! Your cards are always an inspiration to me. Love the awesome coloring on these gorgeous flowers!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Beautiful job Barb !

Buttarcrafts said...

Both cards are so pretty. I particularly like the second card. Thanks for supporting Rubeena in her crafty celebration

Parker said...

I gravitated to the second card because I love the color combo that is one of my favorites. Thank you.

Julie McKay said...

Such beautiful bright colors-just love these cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy Lillie said...

Beautiful cards! Your coloring on the flowers is fantastic! I love how soft you got the ink blending on the background of your first card. I tend to be a little heavy-handed. Thanks for being a part of Rubeena's celebration!

Tina said...

Beautiful cards, Barb. Especially the pink, purple and blue one. Such pretty colors ๐Ÿ˜

LC Lamothe said...

Gorgeous! Your flowers are absolutely beautiful!

Lisa said...

Both are so beautiful! Beautiful coloring and designs! Thank you for the inspiration!

Alaska .Kris said...

I love the CAS style~

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! Your colouring is gorgeous!

Andrea Murdock said...

beautifully made cards- love those flowers

Laurie B. said...

The flowers are so pretty! Curious about the embossed glitter background, what product is that?

Rubeena I. said...

Hello Barb! Thank you so so much for your sweet comments and for being part of my celebration! I adore your work and you. You are what makes the industry what it is -- with your support and encouragement and, of course, sharing your talent. I am so happy to know you!! These cards are beautiful!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful floral cards...love the vibrancy.

Jessica Williams said...

Love that embossed glitter background! Both cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

They're both lovely! Love the quilted background!
Congrats to Ruby!

Larissa Heskett said...

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

Tammy L said...

Really stunning cards and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Barb I love your work and am your fan!! You are so creative! Love your soft colors and sweet card!

Linnea S said...

so pretty! luv the pale blue background and the quilted look of the second background

Roberta said...

Barb, I love both cards. Your 2nd card is my favorite. It is so elegant and dainty too. Thank you for sharing.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are beautiful floral designs !
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mindy1414 said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love your Copic coloring, they both look like they should be in a frame on the wall :)

Sue D said...

Pretty floral cards. I like your coloring.

Andre M. said...

Great colouring on your florals. Thanks for the inspiration.

Greta said...

I'm always in awe of your coloring, Barb--these are both gorgeous!