Monday, January 5, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winners

THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!!!!  It's a treat to read each and every one!

And the WINNERS are:

Nina-Marie Trapani
Paulette S

Please contact me at with your mailing address!

And to these ladies:

Jean Bullock
Heather Thompson

I'll be sending each a copy of the tag I posted!!!  Thanks for your special comments!
Please contact me with your mailing address. 

Thanks to each and everyone of you who visited my blog! What a fun blog hop!!!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seasons Givings 2014 Blog Hop - Judy Hayes

Happy New Year blog friends!!!

Today, I'm joining the Seasons Givings Blog Hop. 

A big Thank YOU! to Latisha Yoast for starting this blog hop!  What a wonderful way to thank all of you blog readers!  There are lots of designers and companies participating in this hop!!!  Lots of gorgeous inspiration to bring in the New Year!  I believe every blog is giving away at least one prize!!!  So be sure to comment to have a chance for the prizes!  I'll be giving away 3 surprise bundles that will include Spellbinders dies plus other goodies! The winners will be announced on Sunday.

To celebrate this Seasons Givings Blog Hop and bring in the New Year, I've created a pretty tag.

This is an inspiration for myself as well as you.  It's a little reminder as I start 2015 to never stop dreaming and to reach for and work for those dreams! 


1. Cut one each 3¾ x 7¼ʺ black and grey cardstock
2. Use Labels 28 #6 (#1 being smallest) to cut tag ends.  For top: align black paper in die so sides are between cut edges and top is at top of paper. Use low tack tape to hold in place.  Place die on cutting plate.  Cover only area to cut tag top with base mat (mats are offset). Pass through Grand Calibur machine. For other end: align paper in die with straight edge of paper even with notches on die (curved end will not cut).  Again place die on cutting mat and cover only part to cut with base mat.  Pass through Grand Calibur machine.  Repeat for grey cardstock making it just a tiny bit longer.
3. Emboss black tag in Ocean Dreams folder.
4. Apply Adhesive Sheet to back of black card stock.  Cut/emboss Enchanted Labels 28 #2 from it.
5. Rub Metallic Lustre Brilliant Turquoise over it.   Buff with crumpled paper towel.  Fasten to embossed tag.

6. Stamp verse on grey cardstock. Align Labels 28 #3 around verse and tape in place.  Cut and emboss.   Rub Black soot ink along edges.  Fasten to tag with Crafty Power Tape.

7. Rub Black Shimmer around edges of black tag. Add a light touch of Brilliant Turquoise.  Buff with paper towel

8. Apply Bling at each end of tag.

9. Cut 3 Bitty Blossoms from Adhesive back Fabric.  For each one:  Sprinkle with Ice Rink embossing powder.  Starting at small end roll into flower shape (quilling tool works well for this) Glue to base.  Use heat gun to melt embossing powder on flowers.  Fasten flowers to tag with glue.

10. Cut 2 leaves and twig from grey cardstock.  Rub with Black Soot ink.  Glue around flowers.

11.  Fasten black tag to grey tag.  Rub Black Soot ink along edges.

12. Punch hole

13. Rub Black Soot ink randomly over piece of white seam binding.  Rub Brilliant Turquoise Lustre randomly over seam binding.  Mist well with water.  Crumple and roll in hands to distribute color.  Repeat misting and crumpling as needed.  Apply more color if needed.  Dry with heat gun.

14. Loop seam binding, black cord and silver cord through tag hole. 
Wishing you a prosperous, healthy New Year!  A year to make your dreams come true!
Happy Creating!

The next blog on the list is Kim Watson

Here's the complete list:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Lawn Fawn Spellbinders Paper Arts Reverse Confetti Clearsnap Ice Resin My Favorite Things Technique Tuesday Paper Smooches Sweet & Sassy Stamps Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Avocado Arts A Jillian Vance Design Latina Crafter Die-Versions Unity Stamp Company Splitcoaststampers Verve Stamps Latisha Yoast AJ Otto Vera Yates Julia Stainton Judy Hayes Kim Watson Yana Smakula Chari Moss Taheerah Atchia Shemaine Smith Emily Spahn Kimberly Crawford Lee Murphy Lovely Linda Laura Williams Lori Tecler Chaitali Narla Darsie Bruno Lydia Fiedler Giovana Smith Teri Anderson Beth Pingry Dina Kowal Daniela Dobson Lisa Adametz Piali Biswas Kelli Green Keri Lee Sereika Jocelyn Olson Julee Tilman Michelle Woerner Lori McAree Theresa Momber Anita Autore Melody Rupple Sean Fetterman Bunny Vance Tricia Traxler Lisa Arana Lorena Cantó Amy Tsuruta Jodi Collins Tenia Nelson Kelly Klapstein Jill Cornell Emily Leiphart Becky Williams Margie Higuchi Lee Ann Barrett Lisa Hoel Heather Campbell Lisa Henke Sheri Holt Michele Kovack Ashley Harris Sharon Harnist Lori Craig Nicole Nowosad Laurel Beard Michele Boyer Christiana Reuling Laurie Schmidlin Jennifer Priest Stacey Schafer Heidi Blankenship Heather Pulvirenti Anita Madden Gloria Stengel Sarah Gough Rachel Kleinman Natalie Dever Lorine Mason Loretta Lock Meihsia Liu Sarah Martina Parker Angeline Choo Christine Emberson Karen Hightower Sabrina Alery Debbie Seyer Dana Joy Cat Tidwell Deborah Saaranen Ceal Pritchett Lisa Lara Colleen Schaan Anabelle O'Malley Megan Hoeppner Monika Davis Marisa Ritzen Wanda Guess Jenny Peterson Annette Allen Gracie Chavez Christina Griffiths Niki G. Kristi Schurr Jennifer Ingle Karolyn Loncon Camille Robinson Lindsey M-P Kathy Clement Maria Levine Savitri Wilder Savannah O'Gwynn Teresa Horner Laurel Seabrook Libby Hickson Yvonne Van de Grijp Leigh Penner Lisa Lee Tina McDonald Nina Yang Angel Johns