Monday, August 27, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop!

Hello My Friend

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop!
This hop is epic with more than 60 guests and over $600 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!


So happy to help my friend Rubeena celebrate this milestone!  If I look back on my own papercrafting journey, it takes me back many, many years!  I did papercrafting for years in the form of scrapbooking and then I found stamping and cardmaking.  My first blog post was October 8, 2007 when I posted about a special The Angel Company was having (The Angel Company was local to me at the time and was similar to Stampin' Up).  Wow!  How far I have come!!  ♥♥

I absolutely love this stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs called Best Mom.  You can create this large bloom in any color and also use the same stamp for leaves.  I layered it over an impressed the Perfectly Plaid Cover Up Die.  I added a black die cut Hello Word Die and a small stamped sentiment from Because.  To finish, I added some sparkling clear confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

Supplies:

Hello My Friend2 

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. Rubeena will be announcing her giveaway winners here: http://www.arareruby.com/giveaways/.

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 - $35 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders - Card Kit
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
winnie & walter - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr - 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

BLOG HOP
Here's the blog hop list for today!

Rubeena Ianigro
♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥
Maria Peters (Instagram)

188 comments:

Lisa Tilson said...

Such a beautiful card Amy, love this floral arrangement and the perfect cover up die background. And it's lovely reading about how everyone came to creating cards - so fun!

Sabrina said...

Love the dimension of the background and your card is very beautiful!!

Verhey Family Blog said...

Love the texture behind the focal image. So pretty

KM Miller said...

Very cool to emboss with the background die! Very pretty flower.

Isabel Z said...

You are such a talented artist! Thank you to all for inspiring me to create.

Cherie said...

Love your bright cheery card! The embossing folder you used is awesome! TFS!

Sundaystamper said...

Simply clean but with texture! Love it!

Esther Asbury said...

I love the background on your CAS card! So pretty!

mumof4 said...

Beautiful card. Love how you used the die on the background.

Dana Joy said...

Such a beautiful card Amy. I love it!!

Ddlove 3 said...

Beautiful!

Teri Ann said...

WHAT A CRISP LOOKING CARD!
Can I, please, borrow that idea?

JMcKnite said...

Pretty card. I seriously need to look at my embossing folders and use them more. I like the effect.

Karen H said...

Love your background using the cover die. Lovely floral card and great design technique.

Raga Senthil said...

Such a trendy and crisp floral card. Thanks for sharing with us .❤️💕❤️

Joanne Hoffmann said...

What a wonderful background! Amazing card!

Dayna Audirsch said...

beautiful bold card! lovely!

Pam said...

Gorgeous. Love the big flower on the white background! Stunning.

Nandini said...

Love this card. I am a huge fan of Lil' Inker stamps and dies, especially the cover-up dies.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic embossed background.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kelly Parker said...

Very elegant card, love it!!

kelli horger said...

So pretty

Nikki said...

Such a pretty card.

QuilterLaura said...

Love your card, that background really adds a lot, so much texture~

luluvision said...

What a pretty card!! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this blog hop!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Such a pretty flower! I love the CAS card!

Elaine Dunton said...

Beautiful card, love the texture of the background especially.

Kim Salito said...

What a lovely card. It has great texture for interest with just a pop of color and a simple image attached.

Susie Sonnier said...

Awesome Card!

Pat Gasko said...

Awesome card

Sam B said...

Wow - love that embossed background using the cover die! And love the Lil' Inker stamp you used - one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

sharon g said...

The black looks great on your card. It really stands out, but doesn't scream :)

Nana Griffin said...

A beautiful pink flower. Love the card.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Thank you so much for being in this blog hop...I always enjoy seeing your work....Everyone along this blob hop has been just wonderful...thank you so much for sharing...hugs

Sue Smith said...

This blog hop is full of wonderful, creative crafters. I love the simplicity of your card. Great background also. :) TFS

Maria said...

Oh, so lovely! Awesome dimension with the cover up die and love the pretty pink flower!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love that pink and that green that you used together; so pretty!
And that embossed BG is so awesome.

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely card, Amy!

Janis said...

Fresh and pretty. Love the embossed background!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

D Golly said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful card, Amy! Love it.

Barbara said...

This is a gorgeous card. The beautiful pink flower on the interesting background makes something really special@

Karen said...

First I love the background diecut, I've purchased it but not used yet, I love the simplicity of your card. Simply beautiful!

Diane Louise J said...

You have created a gorgeous floral card for your friend and I think your colouring is just so perfect, thanks for the inspiration.
Diane Lousie xx

Christine said...

I have my eye on that die...it looks amazing as an embossed background! Such a beautiful pink bloom!

Linda M said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Danielle224 said...

This is so beautiful Amy!!! I absolutely love it!! TFS and for inspiring me!!

Michelle Mobley said...

I love seeing everyone’s creative juices flowing, the uniqueness is amazing, love your work!

Barbara Rodriguez said...

Beautiful love it

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a lovely card!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

LOVE that embossed background! I have that die on my wish list, and now after seeing it, I REALLY want it!!! Very pretty cards--in some ways simple, and yet the embossed background makes it look like there's a lot going on! TFS--have a blessed evening.

Patti Bailey said...

Great card and i love that plaid cover die!!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful card!

Jodie said...

I have that embossing folder. Thank you for showing me a great way to use it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous card!

Icardink said...

Beautiful card! Love the classic and clean look!

Connie said...

This is simply beautiful. I love how you created the background and the large flower is a show stopper.

McStamper said...

Love your card. The great background and beautiful flower are perfect.
(Gilda)

Dana M said...

Beautiful and wonderfully fresh card! I love the background texture, subtle but so impactful. Fantastic!

ddc designs said...

Love your card and great use of the die for your background. Thanks for the inspiration! Cheers, Dotty

Shirley B said...

Great design. Love the background and the flower.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card! Love that big flower and the textured design in the background! Thanks for celebrating Rubeena's crafting anniversary with this awesome hop!

PatriciaD said...

Think this is one of my favorite cards in the whole blog hop!!

Heidi G. S. said...

That really is a beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing.

Deeps said...

This is a beauty. I love the white embossed cover die. Fabulous.

Enigma Artist said...

I love how you used the coverplate to give it texture and the colors just make the flower pop!

Rubeena I. said...

Amy, I hope your day is better today! Thank you so so so much for being part of my celebration. I love your kindness and your talents. Your card is beautiful!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Always love your cards, Amy!!! The embossed background is perfect!

Wendy Lambert said...

It seems so simple but the background really makes the flower stand out. Awesome card!

Gloria Kratz said...

Beautiful card love the background!

DJ said...

What a lovely tribute. The flower just pops with color and the background really sets things off....Love it! TFS!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful card. I love the embossed background.

Rita Swanger said...

I love your use of the background Die. I have the same one so I will try it too.

Teri Smith said...

Now I want that die! I absolutely love the CAS card you've created with so much texture going on in the background. Delightful!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card Amy!! Love it.

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Teresa Doyle said...

A very pretty card Amy, love Lil Inkers products, they are so versatile.
You've done them proud!

Kim Faucher said...

Always love the texture background on a white card panel!!!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely CAS card!

Barbara S said...

I love the clean colors on your card. It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lagene said...

Awesome card! I love the beautiful flowers on the great embossed background! Congrats to Rubeena!

Janelle said...

Beautiful card!! Love the background and how the flower really pops against the white! :)

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!

Florine Chan Li said...

Simple beautiful card!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

super card - love the embossed background:)

Mirella said...

Lovely card, Amy, the colours you chose are really great together. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

ljcasselman said...

I like how you used the cover up die! Very beautiful!

Emmaline said...

I love the embossed background - it really makes the flower and sentiment pop!

Cindy G. said...

Love the floral card and the dimension on the background! Thanks for sharing!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful background and floral arrangement! Great hop!

Patti H. said...

So lovely, Amy! The textured background is perfect & I love that big flower.

Barb Gallagher said...

I always forget about using a die for embossing! I have so many pretty dies. I like simple cards that wow -- this fits that bill!

CERMIN (reflection...) said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie Barron said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the big flower! And it's great that you can also use the same stamp to make leaves.

Dominika Cherrington said...

Beautiful card! I love the clean look. Thank you for sharing!

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

neat way to use that die. i have a similar one. hmm. . .now she's thinking. . .

Trisha Layman said...

What a beautiful card! Love the wonderful background especially 😍 Thank so much for sharing your creativity and for new inspiration!

Custom Crafty Lady said...

The added raised front gives the card a bit of opm.
I like it.
Thanks,
Erica K.

Lindsay Dickason said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Psychomak said...

The background emboss made the card pop. Thank you for sharing.

Betty Keefe said...

love that plaid dry embossing for a background to your gorgeous flower, Amy!!

Laura J said...

This card is great!

Tracy Hawkins said...

Great to see you here celebrating with Ruby on this wonderful hop! Your card is beautiful Amy love this bloom, so pretty. Enjoy hearing how you came to craft, it really is a great way to be creative.xx

Nikil65 said...

This card is so simple and beautiful! Great job!

Karin Bauer said...

Love the embossed background.

Karthikha said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love the embossing :)

~amy~ said...

Amy, this is so pretty!

Toni said...

Love the use of that die for embossing! How effective is that!

Arlene said...

Beautiful Card!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Amy!
I love this inspiration. I've never used a die-cut to create a background by not cutting through all the way. New idea (for me)!!!!
Thank you for participating in this special event.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love that you used this die to emboss. Looks great as a background.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the plaid cover up die background for the pretty flower!

Sherri Little said...

Oooooo. Love the graphic card. That embossed background is awesome!

L. Tree Kienbaum said...

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

Kristina H said...

Ooo! I totally need to try that with the plaid die! Great card!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Buttarcrafts said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card

Joan V said...

Love this card. I love the background.

Cheriese said...

Love that plaid die!!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the background you embossed. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

Helen said...

A really beautiful card! I love the textured background! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lynda said...

Love this card - simple and elegant, yet more to it when you keep looking. I am also a fan of embossing dies, especially background dies. Love this one. :) Loopyloo

Nunzia Carusio said...

The stunnig colored flower composition stands out beautifully from the embossed background. Love it.

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty Amy! I love the dry embossed background!

LmichelleH said...

Amy I was just thinking about buying that plaid die, and I think you've convinced me with this card. Beautiful.

6 twenty 3 ink said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Schlichter said...

Gotta try embossing with a die. It’s a technique I haven’t tried.

L Williams said...

Beautiful card! Love the clean and simple look! ~ Lenice

mtscrapgal said...

Great card. I like the simple design and the cover die you used. Thanks

Denise Mlady said...

This is a very pretty card. I have that plaid die and never thought to use it this way. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa Moline said...

I love your card! That cover die really makes the card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Parker said...

I love the look of the upside down die impression along with the pretty flower.

kim b said...

Love that bright flower...great card

zehra said...

Lovely and sweet card.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love your CAS design, especially the embossed card front. I'm a sucker for texture!

Denise Ward said...

The flower is so lovely and really takes center-stage in this design. I also really like the "hello" you used. Great card!!

Tami Priebe said...

Your card is gorgeous!! Love that background.

Arianna Barbara said...

What a pretty card!!! Lovely colors!!!

Heidi said...

I just love this gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

jan metcalf said...

Beautiful and bright blossom! Delightful!

Jen said...

Beautiful! I really love the textured background you used a perfect way to set off your bright flower. Lovely!

Sherrie Johnson said...

What a beautiful card. Love the flower. And that background...love the texture.

Lisa Byers said...

A very pretty card!! Love the colors!!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

What a beautiful card! Being so inspired by everyone on this blog.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your card is very elegant ! I love the embossed backgrounds, it's always very elegant.

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful card! I love the texture, the pretty colors, all of it!

Annette Reed said...

This is lovely! I live the embossed background and sentiment. The flower looks great against the white. Great CAS card!

Jennifer Archambault said...

Really love your card and the clean and simple look, with big style vibe it gives! Thanks for sharing!

Roberta said...

Amy, I love the plaid cover plate embossing for the background of your card. Very pretty, Thank you for sharing.

Jeannean said...

Fun card, and I love the embossed background die!!

Beata Ng said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Tracie Pond said...

Beautiful card, Amy. Love the dry embossed background. =)

Cindy Holmes said...

What a lovely card! I really love the colors and coloring you did for the flowers! I also am loving the unique quilted like white background too! It kind of reminds me of a quilt!

Lily said...

Love your card and the Perfectly Plaid Cover Up Die is a really good choice!

Christy Q said...

What a lovely embossed background as it reminds me of a quilt. So cool!

Tammy L said...

Stunning card! I love that big floral on your textured background! It just really pops! TFS and being a part of Ruby's anniversary!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Love the embossed background !

Patty said...

this is just beautiful!! I love the design with the large colorful flower, black sentiment!! Look's amazing on that embossed background!

Jessica Williams said...

I love the background! I have not yet tried embossing with a background die. I guess I know what I'll be trying this weekend! Thank you for the beautiful card and the inspiration.

Lorraine said...

This is such a fresh design!

Cathy Lillie said...

What a cool background! I can't believe how much dimension you got by embossing the plaid die. The large singular flower is perfect against the geometric background. Thanks for sharing!

Haley Bayong said...

I like your card and the hello die you used

mindy1414 said...

Very pretty and elegant card. I love the colors, so cheery and uplifting. TFS

ericastwilight said...

I love the impressed background. The flower is lovely and the black word was the perfect touch. TFS!

Colleen said...

What a lovely card!

Maria Leary said...

Lovely card. Like the combo of the use of the textured background and clean and simple floral die and message

Ilda Dias said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossed background.

LC Lamothe said...

Beautiful! Love the embossed detailing on the background.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Love the embossed die as the background. Just beautiful!!

Marianne said...

Love how the die embossing adds texture and interest to your CAS design, Amy

D.Ann C said...

Embossing that plaid die makes a great background for your lovely card!
Congrats to Rubeena!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic card! I love the die embossing!

Linnea S said...

luv that die embossed technique!!

Larissa Heskett said...

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

Swift Creations said...

Wonderful bright and cheery card!

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful card - nice arrangement and combination of elements

Andrea Murdock said...

this card is perfection xo

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card ...love the dry embossed base.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You’ve made a really lovely card !!
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Stephanie said...

Love the texture on your card and the flower is beautiful :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Texture makes the flowers just pop right up and make happy smiles for all of us!

jess best said...

I love this card! One of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love that plaid die... one of my faves and love that you embossed with it! Very cool! My story is so similar to yours except for me it was CTMH... the clear stamps won me over! And I was looking back and for a long time I had like one post every few months..lol! Always inspired when I stop here at your place! Thank you!

Andre M. said...

Thanks for sharing this pretty card for the hop.

bluemoon said...

A very sweet Hello card. Thank you for sharing

Priyanka said...

Such a pretty card. :)
~ Priyanka Kantak

Sue D said...

Very pretty flower and I like the embossed background.

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