Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY TWO






Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!  Today is Day Two, make sure you check out Day One HERE.

You should have arrived here from the amazing Nichol Spohr LLC's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is Rubeena's blog!

GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

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 filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
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 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

How lucky am I that I've actually met up with Ruby a couple of time, these two were in NYC 2015 | 2016:


I've always been crafty but took the plunge when I signed up to be my son's co-op preschool scrapbook coordinator (he's now in his senior year of college).  I was assured by the gal that had done it the prior year that it was a piece of cake, had I scrapbooked before that, um no.  

Why do I create?  It's a part of me and my life.  I enjoy it so much, the process, the sharing but really, the community.  I've made some fabulous friends during my journey and consider myself fortunate because of it.  I would have never have met Ruby if I wasn't a crafter.  I love how it connects people from all of the place.  There's never a hesitation to meet another crafty person because we all have that crazy bond.

I knew exactly the stamps that I was going to use for today's projects.  Perhaps you saw this on my Instagram?


I used two of the three sets:

Fall Friends  |  Autumn Gatherings



Let's chat about the card first.  It features the two Hello Bluebird stamp sets.  They are just too cute, aren't they?  I teamed them up with the Simon Says Stamp Birch Tree Window.  The cardstock is Ellen Hutson LLC - Essentials by Ellen - Slate.


Next up is a project featuring the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Tiny Shadow Box Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell.



I used the bunny from the Fall Friends stamp set and included the cloud.  The pattern paper is from the Girl Squad paper pad.  The shadow box is so cute, it comes with a bunch of different dies including the banners and the 'sunflower'.  

The sentiments were perfect for today.  I love it when I gather with my friends, it's always going to be fun.  I'm grateful to know Ruby and love being a part of this awesome crafting community.

I had so much fun designing this duo and it is on it's way to RubyπŸ’š

Next up is the amazing Mayline Jung!  If you get lost along the way, the complete hop listing is HERE.

Some links may be affiliate at no extra cost to you:

129 comments:

LittleSher said...

First time I have seen the shadow box die! So cute with critters!

A.Rose said...

What sweet little animals you incorporated into wonderful cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

So very sweet Amy. That shadow box is going on my wishlist... Ruby seems like such a happy soul. You are lucky to have spent time together.

Teri Ann said...

Making every card should be fun!
YOU NAILED IT!!

Darnell said...

What wonderful photos of you and Ruby, Amy! Thank you for sharing! Your card and sweet box are adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

Cindy said...

Love your fun cards!

Sydney Neal said...

Love these stamp sets, the little critters are so adorable!!! The mini shadow box is so super cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ’œ

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Super cute cards..Love hello blue bird stamps so much..

Raga Senthil said...

Oh how cute is that tiny shadow box. Love the cards with adorable critters. 😍😍😍

Unknown said...

Adorable cards. I love the mini shadow box.

Unknown said...

Awww.....The critters are so cute. Love the mini shadow box! It’s super duper cute!

Connie said...

Sweet, sweet cards. Love that precious little shadow box.

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Adorable projects.

Unknown said...

So cute!! Love the tiny shadow box!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Adorable!!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love shadow boxes! I have never seen this small one ... I need it! LOL
How ca-ute!! All the critters are darling. I love the doggie with his green
beret/golfer's hat.

Becca Yahrling said...

oops ... not a doggie ... is that a chipmunk?

Nandini said...

The card is super cute. And I am totally in love with the tiny shadow box. It is so adorable!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

SO LOVELY!!!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are adorable cards! :)

cghundley said...

Love the shadow
card, both are
so lovely.
Carla from Utah

Nana Griffin said...

A wonderful job on both of these.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Very sweet little critters....I am a fan...country girl...and I see critters all the time...quail in my yard..and wild turkeys...and little fox...and even a coyote once in awhile...and of course deer and fawns...and rabbits...so as you see...I live in a critter zoo...LOL...but anyway...your projects made me smile....just lovely work....and thank you so much for being my stop on this great celebration blog hop...great photo btw.....big hugs...hopping now...lol

Teresa Doyle said...

Amy these critters ARE way too cute and so are your card. I am sure Ruby will appreciate them! Thanks for sharing them.

Mary Holshouser said...

It's amazing to see so many people celebrating
Rebeena's anniversary. Paper crafters are
a great group of people. Your cards
are darling. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim Faucher said...

Love the little box and great card! I am loving reading about everyone’s crafty histories!!!

Cyndi said...

Adorable projects. I love the box and the critters are precious.

Karen H said...

Those critters are so adorable and the sentiment if so perfect, LOVE IT! Thanks for joining Rubeena's celebration and sharing your story and inspiration.

Dana Joy said...

Awesome projects Amy. You already know I'm a HUGE fan of everything you make. So happy to see you on the hop. 😘

Linda M said...

Darling card and shadow box! The little critters are adorable!

Joy Meadows said...

Love these creations! the card is so pretty and the shadow box is just too cute.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Thank you for sharing the pics of you girls! I love your creations! SOOOOO CUTE!

Dana M said...

Perfectly sweet projects! Beautiful card design, love the use of white space to keep the focus on the sweet critters. And that shadow box - just too cute!!

Teri S. said...

I so like your card! Those sweet little critters & the lovely die cut behind them just all add to the sweet appeal of it.

Sam B said...

I've only recently discovered Hello Bluebird and I love their products - these critters are soooo cute, and I love the first card but I really really love the tiny shadow box project! Thanks for sharing with us!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your card and shadow box are just adorable!! I'd never seen that die before.

Nikki said...

Such cute projects, love em.

Unknown said...

Wonderful creations! I especially love the birch tree window.

Varada said...

Such fun creations! Absolutely adorable!! Thanks for sharing :-)

Cynthia Cole said...

Both projects are adorable!

Cherie said...

Awesome duo! The card is just too precious as is the tiny shadow box! So very cute and I love the birch trees!

The Lady Cage said...

Adorable projects. Love the fall critters

Lindsay Dickason said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

Patti Bailey said...

So darling!! Thank you for sharing!!

Janis said...

Such adorable critters!!! Lovely work. Fun pics of you and Ruby!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

These are so cute. I'm not into cute critters so much, but the card and mini box are adorable.

Christine said...

Love these cute critters, Amy, and that shadowbox is adorable!

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.

Denise Mlady said...

These animals are adorable and the shadow box is just too cute!

MelissaF said...

Super adorable card and shadow box, and amazing coloring!

Unknown said...

Cards are so adorable they make my heart smile.

Laura Tree said...

Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Love the tiny shadowbox...

Celeste Goff said...

Oh my gosh Amy...the cuteness!!!

Karthikha said...

Aww super adorable creations!! Love these cuties :)

sharon g said...

I like the die cut trees with the cute animals!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these adorable Hello Bluebird designs! Delightful creations! I am enjoying Rubeena's crafting anniversary celebration and all the inspiring creations along the hop!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ADORABLE!!! LOVING those critters!!!!!!!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

such a fun play with my favorite GRAY! I adore that little shadow box, amy… another company to fall in love with, it seems! yay, you, for always being ready to welcome a fellow crafter! xx
=]

Kim Heggins said...

This is just adorable...love your sweet photos!

Wendy Lambert said...

Oh my, these are just too adorable!

Colleen said...

Fun fun cards..just s adorable with your critters!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun cards. What an amazing blog hop.

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the Group of fall friends! Congrats to Rubeena!

Dee Earnshaw said...

delightful projects - love these little critters:)

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable card and shadow box!
Thanks for sharing...

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE your beautiful autumn designs! Your cards are so warm and inviting and look super cute!

donna mikasa said...

LOVE your projects, love that set--too cute!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are both soooo Adorable!!!

Beth B. said...

Such cute furry friends.

Pam said...

Super cute card and shadow box! Love the little critters!

Martha Herrera said...

Such lovely cards!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Teri Wilson said...

sweet card!

Teri Wilson said...

Sweet card!

Keiren Dunfee said...

Love these little sweet critters! Adorable card goodness!

Patti H. said...

Super cute card & that teeny shadowbox is adorable! Love those darling critters!

Esther Asbury said...

Love your adorable card and shadowbox! Too cute!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Adorable!

Nunzia Carusio said...

These sets are so cute! I love your works!

Mirella said...

So adorable, I love your gorgeous makes with the Hello Bluebird stamps! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

DGolly said...

So darn cute!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! How cute!!! Love your darling projects!!!

Lisa Byers said...

Such cute critters and you made such adorable cards!! I’ve never heard of these stamps but they are precious!!

Jen P said...

Your projects are adorable and so fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

These critters are so cute and I love that little shadow box die!

luluvision said...

So super adorable!! Thank you for sharing these precious projects with us! And thank you for being a part of this blog hop!

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!

Heidi Rees said...

Both are great projects! I love the fox critters! Beautifully done!

Betty said...

all those little critters are so cute, Amy - love that darling bunny!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy the cutest critters, I just ordered these sets! You rae so lucly to have met Ruby twice!

Beata (@craftybee34) said...

Soooooo cute!!!!

Jean said...

Just darling!

Mendy said...

I love that birch tree window and the card you made with it.

McStamper said...

Love your adorable cards. Great designs and coloring.
(Gilda)

Leanne said...

Adorable cards!

BeverlyBL said...

Darling card. I love the stamps and was happy to see the Birch Tree die in action. Thanks.

Liz O. said...

Love this adorable card and shadow box set Amy! The critters are super cute! A perfect card for Rubeena ‘s celebration! Thanks for being part of this hop and thanks to all the sponsors too!

Laurie2cats said...

darling projects, I love that shadow box!

L Williams said...

Your projects are absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy anniversary to Rubeena! ~ Lenice

Fikreta said...

stamp sets are super cute!
love them!
your prjects are adorable!
hugs

mtscrapgal said...

Your projects are perfect for showing how important friends are to us crafters.

Sherrie J. said...

Love the adorable card. And that shadow box? So, so cute! So glad you're a part of this Blog Hop!

Lisa Moline said...

Really cute card and shadow box! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lucy E. said...

What a sweet card and shadow box!

Laurie said...

Love the combination of the forest die cut with woodland friends. Lovely sentiment.

ljcasselman said...

Cute critters and mix of cutesy and elegant with background die cut!

littlesavedgirl said...

These stamps are so cute !

Parker said...

I love the card with the three characters and the super duper birch tree die cut.

Janelle said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the card and that super cute shadow box! :)

Lisa said...

Oh my... those stamp sets are adorable and LOVE your card and that shadow box!!! What a wonderful gift... lucky girl!

LC Lamothe said...

These projects are so sweet! I just love these adorable Hello Bluebird cuties!

Cathy Lillie said...

I just recently came across Hello Bluebird and they have adorable stamps. I love your projects today, especially that tiny shadow box! That bunny is super cute! Thanks for being a part of Rubeena's crafty celebration.

Andrea Murdock said...

soooo now I need these stamps too! Love your creations!

Tina said...

Super adorable critters and great projects!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulous celebration. Thanks for being part and for inspiring us with your art, Amy.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fun, cute projects!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

I shop Spellbinders all the time, and I've NEVER seen that sweet little shadow box die. And I LOVE those sweet little Hello Bluebird critters. You did a wonderful job on both projects girl! TFS--have a blessed evening.

Rubeena I. said...

AMY! Thank you for being part of my celebration and for being an awesome friend. It makes me happy that we have been friends from the start, and I agree 100% about what crafting brings to us. Thank you for all your support and for your kindness towards me. I adore you so much!! I cannot wait to see you again when you visit NYC and hopefully one of these days I'll finally make my way to the west coast. Thank you for sending me this cute card and shadow box. I have the same and couldn't figure out how to complete the box LOL!!! Now I'll have to try it :)

D.Ann C said...

These are absolutely DARLING!
Congrats to Ruby!

Unknown said...

The little critters are too cute and that teeny tiny shadow box...adorable! Thank you for sharing.

Larissa Heskett said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

Those Hello Bluebird stamps are just so cute. Love the small shadow box.

Tammy L said...

Oh fun! I just recently picked up some Hello Bluebird stamps and I think they are adorable - just like your cards! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such sweet fall projects!!

Buttarcrafts said...

Such an adorable duo! Very sweet stamps

Linnea S said...

oh but hat mini shadow box!!!

Roberta said...

Totally a cute and fun card. I am in love with the mini shadow box. Thank you for sharing.

mindy1414 said...

I love little critter cards and these are adorable, thanks for sharing.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

How adorable are these critters !!
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Sue D said...

So cute. Love the little shadowbox.