Hello and welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! You should have made your way here by way of Laurel Seabrook's blog. If not, head back to the very beginning at the Scrapbook Adhesives blog. This is my second year participating in this awesome hop, organized by the sweet & generous Latisha Yoast. Her intention is to get designers with way too much extra, unused product on their hands to give it away to someone who will give it some love. And, as a way to say a big THANK YOU to our awesome blog readers. I mean really, if you visit my neglected blog regularly, you are pretty darn awesome! I always start each new year hopeful that this will be the year, when I am actively stamping once again - and 2015 starts no differently. Will it happen? We shall see! In the mean time, as I've worked with Hero Arts for over five years now, my stamp room is overflowing with awesome Hero product (yes, LUCKY ME!). Today I want to give away ELEVEN fabulous stamp sets to one lucky commenter. These are sets that Hero made for teachers to use during classes - they are a sampling of the best stamps from a few different sets all on one sheet. And I have ELEVEN of them, so it covers quite a wide range of previous Hero Arts stamp sets!! You can't see it all in the photo, but trust me, there are A LOT of really fabulous stamps here, nearly all that have never been inked.
Just leave me a comment by midnight EST on January 6, and you'll be in the running. I'll post the winner on January 7.
One thing I have liked to do in the past on January 1st is post my favorite cards from the past year. 2014 wasn't exactly an active year on my blog, so there wasn't a whole lot to choose from. But these are some that I really did love - I loved making them and I love how they turned out. I hope you liked them, too!
I was having fun playing with watercolors when I created this one. Details HERE.
March was all about watercolors for me. I was playing with them again HERE too, with my Texana Designs sand dollar.
This sweet card made me happy - and I had discovered a not new, but new to me stamp shop, RubberMoon. Details HERE.
July is always a good month for me & stamping. I go a little crazy with the bike-themed cards. This pretty girl from Stamping Bella was one of my favorites. Details HERE.
Another bike card I loved - I was inspired by a man who was painting scenes from the Tour de France every day as he watched, which eventually he turned into a book, that I now have sitting on my coffee table (yay!). For my watercolored card, I cheated with a printed photo and a light box! Details HERE.
One more bike-inspired card. I had fun with this one because I got all mixed media-y, with the stencil and the embossing paste and the inking with bubble wrap. Found HERE.
This one was for Hero Arts' holiday release, and was inspired by a photograph of bottle brush trees. I loved the unusual color combo. Details HERE.
And finally, a card I made when I was featured on Paper Crafter's Library. An honor, and a very true sentiment on the card. :-) Found HERE.
So... remember to leave me a comment to enter my drawing. And to continue the hop, head to Yvonne Van de Grijp's blog! Here's the entire list of stampers and stamp shops participating today. EVERYONE on this list has something to give away! Be sure to make the rounds!!
Libby Hickson --- you are here!
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy New Year! And happy stamping in 2015!