Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop!


Welcome to this year's Seasons Givings Blog Hop! 

*Blog Hop Drawing Closed*

This hop is for all of you loyal blog readers out there! Thank you for taking the time to regularly visit my blog (and others!) for inspiration!

Each participating blog in the hop has some sort of giveaway gift for someone...check out each post carefully to see what you need to comment on to possibly be chosen as the recipient.

My design for today:


I'm a big fan of vintage and shabby papercraft (although I do have a streak of CAS in me as well!) I love textures, muted colors, and an old fashioned feel. I'm happiest creating pieces that are based on just that...such as today's design.

I used Spellbinders M Bossabilities Embossing Folder in "Mystic" rubbing white craft ink on the folder before embossing the kraft cardstock panel with my Cuttle Bug, letterpress style.

Next layer: A Petaloo Paper Doily, once again distressed with a bit of white ink.

My bouquet is made up of Petaloo Botanica Minis, along with a Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Sprigs"  leafy branch with edges sponged with Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink. A Seam Binding bow (tutorial HERE) made with a Bow Easy is accented by Maya Road Vintage Leaves pins.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

And, speaking of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...my gift to one fortunate reader in this hop: a $30.00 Gift Certificate to the very store. All you have to do is make a comment with your email address on this blog (comments open until midnight EST, Tuesday, Jan 6). I will announce the winner on my regular 8 AM blog post, Wednesday, January 7 and contact the winner at that time.

Now, please continue on to check out all of the fantastic inspiration and give aways:
Deborah Saaranen (you are here! Thanks for stopping by!)

163 comments:

Karrah Stark said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card! I love the muted tones and the way you were able to use a limited palette and make such an elegant design! Thanks for having us for the hop! :)

irishgalkelly said...

Deborah, your style is so wonderful and inspirational! I love everything you create and share. ; ) Thanks for your generosity!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you have a happy and blessed new year! :D

j_kupsh@yahoo.com

Dina Kowal said...

Blessings to you in the new year, Deb! Thanks for the chance to win - I love Sharon's store!

Larisa said...

Delightful image and card .

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Happy 2015 and thanks for a chance to win the giveaway!

Nikki C said...

Fantastic card thank you for the chance to win and Happy New Year

Barbra said...

Enjoying the hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ruby N said...

beautiful!!! happy new year <3

Becky said...

Happy New Year Deborah.. Good to see you in this hop, your work is always stunning.

Bridget said...

Deborah, your project is truly, truly frame worthy - how utterly gorgeous! Happy new year, and may 2015 include a lot of fun crafty time! xx

Melissa said...

Lovely card! Thanks for a fun hop!

Amy Marshall said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win. Loved the card.

Lucinde said...

Happy new year! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Miriam Prantner said...

What a pretty cluster, I love the elements you chose.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a beautful card!
Great giveaway too, thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year :)

Shelly said...

Beautiful card! Happy 2015!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win!

Megan Laliberte said...

What a lovely card. Clearly vintage is your thing! Thank you.

Barb said...

great giveaways and card

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like the colors and textures.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sharon said...

Beautiful card - I love that look.
Email is m427srob@aol.com. Happy New Year!

JPScraps said...

Lovely card Happy New Year!

Jenny Cottam said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway
Jenny C

Janelle said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful style with us. Your creativity is inspirational.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so pretty!!! I am your latest follower! Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Beth F. said...

Thanks for the wonderful chance to win! Happy New Year!
Beth
Beth's Beauties
bfiscus[at]nntc[dot]net

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! I love the design!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!! Happy New Year :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

jan said...

I have seen your work on the Ribbon Store blog! Thanks for sharing your talents through the year! Happy New Year!

Doris said...

Love the vintage look. Happy New Year.

Carol said...

Thanks for a great blog hop and some fun inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna Whitten said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

Christine said...

What a lovely card! The embossing, floral bouquet, and stick pins are gorgeous!

terrie said...

Happy New Year
I like your shabby chic card it turned out really nice
Thanks for a great give away
zullu26@aol.com

Pammejo said...

Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!!! TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card. Happy New Year! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Mary Holshouser said...

the colors reflect the vintage feel. The bouquet is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.
happy new year
txmlhl@yahoo.com

Beverly Sager said...

Ooh, beautiful card! Love the little bit of shabby with the muted colors. Thanks for a chance to win your prize :D

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Happy New Year!!

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

Brenda Lee said...

What a gorgeous card. The bouquet is beautiful and the layout with the doily layer is just fantastic. Thank you!! Looking forward to another great year. Many blessings to you. bjlee717"at"hotmail"dot"com.

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely card. Wonderful prize - thanks for the giveaway
Email: memoriesbymanda AT gmail DOT com

Audrey L. said...

I like the softness of the card with the distressed look. Thanks for being a part of the hop!

joybear said...

Love your card! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package! joypea@hotmail.com

paperpapier said...

absolutely gorgeous cards! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

Ying said...

Great card! Love the muted colors!
redxying(at)hotmail.com

Anke said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the inspiration.
ankevanleeuwen1956@gmail dot com

Irene said...

Gorgeous card! The letterpress technique adds such a classy touch to your beautiful card. Happy New Year!

theCook said...

Love your faux letterpress background, so much texture!

D.Ann said...

Sweet card and terrific prize! Thanks for the chance to win!!

nattyboots said...

So very pretty, thanks for sharing .

Susie said...

Your card is gorgeous. Wonderful texture. Thank you for the opportunity to win your fabulous prize. berkerster at gmail dot com

Ruth G said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you chose and just think everything is so very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing! Wishing you a very happy and inspired 2015!

SherylH said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and the idea of using white ink on an embossed kraft cardstock.

Kari V. said...

Sweet card! Happy New Year!

Rachel said...

stunning card. shabby chic is a style i always hope to get better at! Happy New year!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Dahlene Henrie Spencer said...

Thanks for the great card and giveaway! dshenrie@hotmail.com

Fairy Lora said...

Beautiful card and great colours! Happy New Year!!! x

Heather said...

Oooo . . . this is so pretty! Love that beautiful bouquet!
hmills22@gmail.com

pocketofsun said...

Happy New Year & TY

Carisa said...

really pretty - Happy New Year!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Lovely color combo and dimension! Have a great year!

StampinLouie said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

snazzyjj said...

I love your work and I love ribbon. Happy New Year. I' m signing up to be a follower.

artiql8 said...

So super pretty! Happy New Year!

Bernadette Shisler said...

I love your muted colors! and, I love how you colored the Spellbinders embossing card. I have to try that more often. Happy New Year!
bmprshisler@gmail.com

Iris said...

Gorgeous card and great prize.
isoscia@aol.com

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Happy New Year! I really LOVE your work! Thanks so much for being part of this awesome blog hop!!

Lieve said...

Happy, healty, creative New Year !
Great project !
Thank you for the chance to win.

JanR said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win! :-) clanrichardson (at) hotmail (dot) com

cathy said...

I love all the layers and textures!! cdgalloway@ameritech.net

Sue said...

Thanks for offering a great prize!
All the best in 2015.

Taunya Butler said...

Beautiful work and very generous prize!! Thank you!!

Jingle said...

Your card is beautiful! Happy new Year!

Dave and Pam said...

Thank you for your generosity! And Happy New Year!!

Pamela Burke
nc2004@hotmail.com

lindaplus3 said...

that is such a beautiful card...thank you for sharing.. Happy New Year..I am keeping my fingers crossed,,, tyvm :),,!!!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for the chance.
http://ellyscardcreatief.blogspot.ro/

Kim Faucher said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the paper doilies and the white edges are perfect!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! {{HUGS}} ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love the unique feel to your cards--so full of life and texture!

truddabellz said...

Awesome vintage card! Happy New Year!

Kelly Flaherty said...

What a great prize - I love that shop! Thank you for the chance to win and thank you for the beautiful cards that inspire so many!

Patty said...

Gorgeous card Deborah...thanks for the chance to win!!

jw said...

Your card is just beautiful! Love your style. I just found your blog & can't wait to to back and look at more of your lovely creations.
Happy New Year!

Beverly Perdue said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your vintage shabby chic card. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win an awesome prize. Happy New Year! bperdue8@triad.rr.com.

Gailanne said...

Great card, Deborah. I am a fan of shabby chic as well...this card is right up my alley. Happy New Year, and please keep up the inspiring work.

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute card and thanks for the chance to win.

Amy C. said...

Stunning card! I'm a big ribbon fan! This would be a wonderful prize to win! Happy New Year!

Marie Mielke said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, that prize sounds fabulous, fingers crossed and thank you! Have a great 2015!

Kris B said...

Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing with us throughout the year!

Jan said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful card! Your inking and layers are FABULOUS!!! Happy New Year!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Lisa H said...

That card is beautiful!! thanks for a chance to win. =)

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
dmcardmaker {at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

Jane Stokes said...

Hi Happy New Year. You have some lovely ideas and especially liked the kraft card which is beautiful. Will be following you from now on. Stay happy. Thank you.

Heather Thompson said...

Happy new Year!! What a gorgeous card. Bring on 2015

Heather
heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, I love your style! I'm a vintage/shabby gal myself, so we speak the same language! I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog and getting to know your work. I'm in the hop this year, too, and I love seeing the work of so many avid crafters. Happy 2015!

Tracie said...

Love your vintage card. Thanks for the chance at a great prize.

jennifer mitten said...

Beautiful card. I love the more ornate style you have!

Carol said...

Wow what a great giveaway to start the New year.

BirdieGenny said...

Thanks a lot and keep on the good work :)

Unknown said...

That's a lovely card. Thank you for teaching us how to do it

Nana Griffin said...

Great looking card!
gran4u@yahoo.com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Deborah. What a beautiful card. Love the pretty embellishments. What a great way to start the new year. :)

Lisaerica said...

Let me start with congratulations on your gift from GOD she is cute as a button! I'm new to your blog and after peeking around I'm going to be a hooked follower. It's magnificiant, stunning, gorgous! Some of you ladies are super talented and we're lucky you love to share with us. Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

emeraldmaz said...

I would love to learn to make those flowers. I'm really new to paper crafting and I just love your work! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!! emeraldmaz@yahoo.com

Michelle Adams said...

Your projects are little works of art. Thank you for your creative inspiration.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful card as always Deb, and TFS this awesome prize, I love ribbon so I could really use it for ribbon or something else because Sharon has so much to offer.

era said...

great cards and blog!!!!!

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful card! I love shabby vintage creations and this is a top notch creation!!! Wouldlove to win this gc so I can get some ribbon I fell in love with! Thanks for the chance to!

Viktoriya said...

great work! Thanks for the chance!

Loster said...

Your card is beautiful - I also read your tutorial on making a bow out of seam binding - looks like something I need to try. Thanks for sharing and have a great year!

Margaret said...

Love your style and thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!
margbrid@carolina.rr.com

Michele Smith said...

What a beautiful card! I love the white inking with the embossing folder and those flowers are gorgeous.Thank you for sharing your creativity! I hope 2015 is extra sweet to you :-)

Sharon said...

Love your work with Sharon Johnson of the StampSimply ribbon store. You make the best bows!
Thanks for the chance to win and happy crafting in 2005.

Debbie McKelvey said...

Your card is so stunning, just beautiful! This is my first time visiting, but I will be back because I subscribed to your blog. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.
slyfoxphpstamps at cox dot net

Sue McW said...

What a gorgeous card! I hope you have a fabulous 2015! Thanks for a chance to win.

Andrea Murdock said...

thank you for the chance to win and your card is stunning!

Наталочка Нана said...

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Stephanie said...

I love your style, your work is wonderful Happy New Year! sserrano22@live.com

pattyk said...

Beautiful card millierose651@aol.com

Barbara Swavely said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for the chance to win some AWESOME products!! Happy 2015!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card. I too love vintage but I don't make many vintage creations. jeria22@yahoo.com Happy 2015

Indy said...

Gorgeous card! Love your use of those beautiful ribbons!
Happy New Year!, Debbie!

Karen H said...

Thanks for the chance to win! janesfilms@yahoo.ca

Cathy Hanes said...

Thank you Deborah for participating.. this is an amazing blog hop! I have ran into SO many new places I never knew existed... I'll be browsing the entire year just to get acquainted with all these blogs!! SO much FUN!!

runswithscissorsink@gmail.com

Happy New Year!!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Love the vintage, shabby card you posted. I love that style also.

Thank you for being a part of this FANTASTIC blog hop. It is amazing all the varied talent out in the craft world.

Happy Crafting in 2015!!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Hi, This card is so very pretty, but pales next to the precious little girl in the post right under this one. Congratulations on that beautiful little angel.

thanks so much for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

zehra said...

beautiful card, happy new year!!
rosebest@gmail.com

Yvonne said...

Amazingly beautiful artwork!
Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous give away!

cgargus said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win. I have a cart full at the ribbon store at this very moment lol. Have a very happy new year!

pam br said...

I am having so much fun meeting new people / blogs. Thx so much and happy 2015!
pamreznick AT gmail DOT com

Emily said...

Great inspiration, and chance to win.

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy New Year and may it be even better than last year. Thanks for the chance to win, this is a great hop and i'll be back. TFS. http://scrapbookingandcardmakingbysherry.blogspot.com/

Cyndee Scholet said...


Yeah! Who doesn't love prizes on a blog hop! Plus, it's good to check out some of the new sites and inspiration out there

graham Brand said...

Beautiful card.

mamashops said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Bonnie said...

I love that vintage feel to your card, very beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win and God bless through this new year.

Kathy S said...

Happy 2015!

Wyogem said...

Your project is very elegant. Great job. The colors really work.

Dominika Samek said...

Gorgeous card!!! Wonderful prize! Thank you for a chance to win :) Happy New Year!

Juliana T said...

Happy New Year! lovely card

julianatwardzik@frontier.com

Laura West said...

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

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful and gorgeous card!!!
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Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card with such beautiful details! So pretty!
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Jackie said...

What a lovely card! Love the posey. Thanks for sharing!

D Mullin said...

Love your cards. Happy 2015

necgmc said...

Lovely card! Thank you for the inspiration and great give away!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Beautiful card! A piece of art, rather! Love the colors! The ribbon is yummy! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Rhonda Scott said...

Thank you for an awesome giveaway. I have enjoyed visiting your blog

Aristi Mourtzaki said...

Pretty card. Happy and creative new year. Thank you

Fantasmo Crafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards with us and thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you have in store for 2015!

MB Isaac said...

beautiful card! Happy New Year!

Luv 2 Create said...

First time visiting your blog, but definitely will not be the last. Love your work, so glad you are participating in this hop. Hope to see more of your cards. Thank you and Happy New Year.
Marcie

Tammy M said...

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win an amazing giveaway! Congrats on the new little one. Blessings to you in 2015!

T said...

Thanks for the awesome projects & the giveaway!!!

Sue D. said...

You have such lovely cards, that I have decided to become a follower. Thanks for sharing them and for your giveaway. Best wishes for 2015!

cghundley said...

Your card is so
pretty, love the
color on it.
Carla from Utah

SmokieBlueRose said...

This is definitely the place to come for help with ribbon ideas. I'm glad you are a part of the Hop!
Happy Blessings for the New Year.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Fabulous card and especially loved the doily! Happy 2015!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love your card...all the details are wonderful!

Kai Ramos said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway!

Kim K said...

Well I didn't make it here on time for your giveaway, but I still wanted to tell you that I think you made a really pretty card! I love the colors, they're very soothing to me.