Thursday, January 1, 2015

{Seasons Givings Blog Hop}

Hello, friends! 
Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! This has become a fun tradition in the paper crafting community, as a way to say THANK YOU. I'm so thankful for my blog readers, crafty friends, manufacturers, publishers, designers, and all those who have made my crafty life so beautiful!

What would a blog post be without a project? I have a doozy for you today. This card was slated for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine's Card Creations, Vol. 13. As you may know, this issue isn't happening, as Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking has ceased publication. The good news though - it's the PERFECTO card for today! HAPPY NEW YEAR! (project details/supplies are below)


But first, my giveaway . . .
There are two copies of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking special issues, brand new as well as just-barely used stamps, dies, (from Simon Says Stamp, Close To My Heart, Hero Arts, Unity, and Avery Elle) and some pocket scrapbooking cards from Close To My Heart! 


Please comment by Monday, January 5th at 8am EST and include an email address or blog addy so I can contact you! GIVEAWAY IS OVER, thanks for participating - CONGRATS BECCA CRUGER!!!! :)

Notes: If you don't have a manual die-cutting machine, I'll substitute some other goodies in place of the dies! I am only shipping within the US. (I'm sorry sweet, distant friends!) 

Project details:
I created this project on a clear card base. I punched circles from Stampin' Up gold cardstock, and adhered them one by one. (Yes, it took forever.) I die cut "happy" twice, using Avery Elle's Simple Said: Happy die and layered it onto vellum. The stamp is from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold, and the Happy stamp set. 

I'm so appreciative that you stopped by today! Don't forget to comment for a chance to win my giveaway, and if you'd like to see what I'm up to in 2015, feel free to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And here's the whole list of participants from start to finish! Each and every one has a giveaway to share!

Laura Williams {you are here!}

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Ruby N said...

gorgeous card! Happy New Year!!

Debbie Fortin said...

This is awesome thank you for this chance to win

Larisa said...

Brilliant ... Lovely card ..
Thank you for this chance to win!

scrappin_in_AK said...

love, love, LOVE your card - it may have been time consuming but definitely worth it - Happy New Year

Nikki C said...

Love your card well worth all that time to create it :) thanks for the chance and Happy New Year

Ellen said...

Laura outstanding! Was immediately drawn into how& why I could copy the idea. Perfect for celebrating the New Year.

Karrah Stark said...

Gorgeous card; sorry it wasn't able to be published. Thanks for sharing it with us! Happy New Year!

Bridget said...

Your gold on clear card is AMAZING! Love your work, and thanks for the change to win in this fun blog hop!

Yolanda Garrido said...

This card is very smart and sweet at the same time! I love it! Thanks for the giveaway too!

Linsey said...

Oooo what a beautiful card to ring in the new year with Laura!! Gold is always a winner and all class--just like you!! Thanks for your wonderful contributions to the crafting and art industry and for your continuous inspiration! I'm so happy to know you and wish you a most happy and blessed new year!!! Hugs!!!

joy said...

Gorgeous card! I would love to know how you attached the circles to the clear acetate. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year.

jmeadows17 at neo dot rr dot com

Paula said...

Your persistence paid off, the gold circles look lovely on the card, happy 2015. ascrapnut@msn.com

Irene said...

What a great card! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year and thanks for participating in this generous blog hop!

Kimberly Campbell said...

I love yellow...and you!!

Carol Doggett said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize(s)! Wishing more success to you in 2015!!

Laurel Beard said...

Oh, new subscriber here! Wowza! This card is stunning! And I KNOW it took you some time to pull it together and it is amazing. I say frame that beauty!!!! I enjoyed your post, your blog design and your style and am excited to have found you thanks to this hop! Thanks for the generous giveaway and chance to win!!! Happy 2015! ~ Laurel

Tracie said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoAnn said...

What a gorgeous gold card. Love it.
Thanks for the chance to win your prize.
Happy New Year.

Irit Shalom said...

Great work and lovely prizes! Happy New Year dear!

sue jones said...

Wow great card and FB prize . Happy new year!

barbara macaskill said...

Already a subscriber and LOVELOVELOVE your amazing gold card!! It makes my heart sing! Great prize package that would fit in very nicely in my Craft Room! Thanks for the chance to win all of these delicious goodies! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Melissa said...

That card is gorgeous!!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Wow, I never thought about making a clear card! So pretty and unusual! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Happy New Year! I love the gold on the acetate background - so stunning!

Marci Collins said...

Laura, I LOVE your New Years card!! GORGEOUS! Thank you for the artistic inspiration - I wish you nothing but happiness and success in 2015! Happy New Year!!! Marcilcollins@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Love the card, using acetate was a great idea. I wish you and yours a wonderful 2015.

Celeste Goff said...

Happy New Year! I love, love, love this gorgeous gold and vellum card!

Bunny said...

Happy New Year. I've never seen a clear card. This is really pretty. Thank you for the hop.

Cheryl said...

Great card! Thank you for all the crafty inspiration in 2014 and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations in 2015

Becky said...

Happy New Year Laura! I love your card..

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Happy New Year, Laura! Thank you for all t he inspirations throughout the year.

Queenie Jeannie said...

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

TheWinstonFamily said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win!

Megan Laliberte said...

This card is so unique. I love it! Thank you.

Sharon said...

Love your New Year card! Best wishes to you for the coming year.

Barbra said...

Enjoying the hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susie said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!! berkerster at gmail dot com

Cathy Homan said...

Truly beautiful card! I love the black drop shadow. Keep creating! Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow love all this gold and the circles look amazing. Happy New year! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Happy New Year! Such a great blog hop! Thank you for a chance to win!

Dana said...

Happy New Year!! Love the new year card!!!

Super Jen said...

What a wonderful idea! Happy New Year!

theCook said...

Your clear and gold card is so beautiful! Love it!

JPScraps said...

Oh my...this card is amazing! Happy New Year!

Kristina B. said...

LOVE!!!

Shelly said...

Happy 2015! AWESOME card!

Georgiana said...

I sure do like that clear card base. I really would be interested in trying a card using one. Thanks for the opportunity and for being so generous! Happy New Year!

Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Patty said...

Wow!!! This is truly an amazing New Years card!! I've never made a clear card...gonna have to try it sometime soon..so cool looking!!

Tami Mayberry said...

Hopping through for all the New Years fun! Wishing you a year filled with blessings. Happy 2015!

Debbie Lou said...

Adore your clear Happy card! And I will miss Paper Crafts. Glad we have great blogs like yours to challenge and inspire us in 2015.

Barb said...

Love the New Year's card. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

I am a follower of your blog and I love the inspiration that you give me! Great card, love the gold and clear! Happy New Year!

Brenda Lee said...

Stunning card....love how you made it clear. You're always such a great source of inspiration to me. Thank you for all of your hard work...and thank you for your generous giveaway. Happy New Year!

very_inky_fingers said...

I love this card and I'm sorry it didn't get to appear in the magazine but I am so glad you shared it with us here. With every blog I visit I feel as though I am turning the pages of the BEST papercraft magazines... without all the clutter! Thanks for sharing your creative talent.

terrie said...

Happy New Year
great looking card
thanks for a great give away

Nancy Carroll said...

Happy New Year, thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prize. Sorry your card didn't get published due to PCS closing..it's awesome.
nance459 at yahoo dot com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year! What a fantastic clear card. Love the gold circles and the die-cut word! Wonderful design. Thank you for the sweet give-away. :)

jan said...

Love the gold and the shadowed letters! Happy New Year!

Kris B said...

What a stunning card! Love the clear card base and all the beautiful gold! Thanks for much for sharing with us all year!
krisbudreau@yahoo.com

Carisa said...

omg, this card is STUNNING - happy new year!

peaches234 said...

Whew! That's a lot of circles.

zehra said...

your card is gorgeous, worth sticking all those circles. Happy New Year!

Irene Grau said...

Happy new year! Great card! I did something similar for my new year's card. There's something about gold dots that's just perfect, right? :-) Thanks for the chance to win.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Happy New Year, what a fabulous card, I love it. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Barb said...

great giveaways and cards
bjaneglas @ gmail.com

Lynn Harrell said...

Terrific card. Thanks for participating and for a chance to win a great prize. lynn4221@cox.net

Rox-Ann said...

Happy New year! Love the hop and such generous giveaways! Beautiful card

Rox-Ann said...

email at roxcrawf@gmail.com

Jodie Stoddard said...

Happy New Year! Stunning card and great giveaways.

Iris said...

Love your card. Thanks for a chance to win.
isoscia at aol dot com

Mary Holshouser said...

So glad your card will still be published. It was too bad when papercrafts ceased. The card is beautiful.
thanks for sharing
happy new year
txmlhl@yahoo.com

Annette Allen said...

Happy New Year and wow that card is gorgeous..
Thanks for sharing..

barbara said...

beautiful card! happy new year!

Doris said...

Love the card! Happy New Year!

stampinfun71 said...

beautiful card! Thank you for the awesome giveaway and great inspiration all year long!

Corilyn Noreen said...

Wow, what a generous gift! Thank you for the opportunity to win. The gold card stock is gorgeous! Happy New Year! :)

Lisa said...

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

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

Donna Phelan said...

Ooooh loving all that gold on your card! Happy New Year!

Cornelia W said...

This is one super cool card! Fabulous give-away! Happy New Year to you!

Ruby said...

Happy New Year. Lovely card. I like your blog too.

Natalie s said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for being part of the hop.

Dahlene Henrie Spencer said...

Beautiful cards, wow! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol said...

Thanks for a great blog hop and some fun inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

joybear said...

Your card is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package.

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Gailanne said...

Pretty amazing card, Laura...the magazine's loss was our gain on this blog hop! This card just glows....

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Happy New Year! LOVE your work!! Thank you for being a part of the celebration blog hop!!

pattyk said...


good work millierose651@aol.com

Tenia Nelson said...

So LOVE this card!! Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!!

Simply Sandy said...

What great inspiration and creativity! Just signed up to follow you on instagram.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. Love all of the gold.

Happy New Year!

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous card, have a wonderful and creative New Year!111 TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

Amy C. said...

The clear acetate is a very cool look! Happy New Year!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card, Laura!! Thanks for the great chance to win :) Happy new year!

CraftyRia said...

That card is awesome! I'd love to do that! Thanks for the chance to win!

D.Ann said...

Classy card! Thanks for the chance to win!
dcomer1@gmail.com

Carol said...

Great card love all the gold.

Ying said...

Such a beautiful card!

Lisaerica said...

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.

Christiana said...

What a gorgeous card! Your blog design is super cute too. Happy New Year!

Barbara Swavely said...

I love the clear card base!! Thanks for the chance to win some fun products! Happy 2015!

mrlcidra54 said...

Love your card. It's so different and bold. I love the golden touch. I love these hops. They are a great opportunity to win sample products to try in new ways. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year!

Beverly Perdue said...

Happy New Year! Your card is gorgeous! I'm sorry that Papercrafting Magazine is gone. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some fun goodies.

DonnaSue said...

Love the gold color around the holidays---thanks for tutorial on your card. Love it!

Dana Joy said...

Oh my what a pretty card Laura. Fantastic giveaway as well. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll follow me too.

Hugs,
Dana
mzdjoy@yahoo.com
www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com

artiql8 said...

That is an AWESOME card! Happy New Year!

alo said...

Great card! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous acetate card Laura.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Your card is simply stunning Laura! thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us!
Nina-Marie
www.ninamariedesign.com

Heather said...

That card is stunning!!! It may have taken forever to do, but as far as I'm concerned, it was well worth it! Gorgeous!

truddabellz said...

Fabulous card! Awesome idea! Love it! Happy New Year!

Jingle said...

THIS CARD. Whoa. Just whoa. It's amazing.

Gina Furman said...

That card is awesome! I love that it's clear, and the gold just makes it "pop" (kinda' like champagne bubbles!") Ohhh, I'm so hoping I win this prize package! Thanks for the chance! P.S. As for the "just barely used" items, that just means you already got the kinks worked out! lol)

lindaplus3 said...

Wow... such a beautiful card,,,I am so keeping my fingers crossed :) tyvm!

Lisa H said...

cool new year's card!! thanks for the chance to win
lisa_hoel@yahoo

Karen Schroeder said...

Your card is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! fossilsrock at hotmail dot com

pocketofsun said...

Happy New Year. Love the card.

Kim Ross said...

What a gorgeous New Year card!! It's stunning! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a generous prize! :)

http://kimross.blogspot.com

Kathy Martin said...

I love your card. Sorry it didn't get in for the publication. Thank you for the chance to win and I love meeting everyone on this blog hop.

Angela said...

Your card is amazing! I'm glad to see someone uses Stampin' Up products besides me! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great goodies!

stacie d said...

Golden bliss! Love your work! Thanks!

ivy said...

Love your chic and elegant New Years card!

Lindsay Benton said...

I love your work! You've got a new blog follower. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

Laura Williams said...

You always make me smile, sweet Jennifer! xoxo

heartforhandmade said...

Love your card project, love those gold

Juddie Finison said...

Great card. Thanks for the info. Happy Crafty Year!

~amy~ said...

Laura, your card is beautiful! wow, that's a ton of circle punches but seriously, it's an awesome card! Happy 2015 to you!

Tracy E said...

I always look forward to your crafty creations. Wishing you a creative and crafty 2015!!!

Ann w said...

Love the gold. I like bling.

Catrules said...

Love your card! my email rubberredneck@gmail.com thanks for the chance to win happy new year!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Happy New Year!

Ina Good said...

neat card sooo different!Enjoy blog and hopping with you!

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely New Years card.
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful candy.
http://ellyscardcreatief.blogspot.ro/

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - that is a STUNNING card! I bet it DID take forever - but totally worth it for the end effect! LOVE!!! Happy New Year!!!

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

Jen Carter said...

I LOVE this gold card Laura!! SO pretty!!

Emily said...

So pretty cards! Great inspiration. Thanks for chance to win.

lipton|TEE said...

A beautiful card! lipton.teeblog@yahoo.com

snowbear said...

Love the new year card!!

Gina said...

Oh. My. Word!!! That card!!! I love it! I'm pinning it and will definitely be CASEing it in March...in silver for an anniversary card for my husband. (our 25th is this year). Yay!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!!

Linda V said...

Happy 2015! Looking forward to your new creations. Love your work!

Bonnie said...

Hope this new year brings you happiness. Love your card. Thanks for the giveaway. bonniethrasher1@gmail.com

Michelle golz said...

OMG I love the gold card! I thought perhaps it was stenciled! It is beautiful thanks !

Michelle golz said...

OMG I love the gold card! I thought perhaps it was stenciled! It is beautiful thanks !

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card. I love the gold. Happy New Year
jeria22@yahoo.com

Gloria Stengel said...

Super creative card. Love the gold "pennies." What a wonderful prize give-away!!

StampinLouie said...

Love the card for New Years. THanks for sharing

Heather Thompson said...

Sorry to hear it wont be in the mag. This is an amazing card. Thanks for joining the hop!! Happy New Year.
heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cynthia Daugherty said...

I was just admiring your gold 'you're a real gem' card, it is so pretty.
Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome card - beautiful!! Thank you for your part in this blog hop - what a generous prize!! Have a beautiful day!!!
www.daisiesgirl.com

Gretchen Wilson said...

Love, love this card, such a cleaver idea. TFS

Dave and Pam said...

I LOVE that card!
Thank you for your generosity! Happy New Year!

Pamela Burke
nc2004@hotmail.com

Chitra Nair said...

This is such a beautiful card, love the gold!!!

chitramenon08@gmail.com
http://craftingchitra.blogspot.com/

SHartl said...

Oh my goodness, I love all that shiny gold! Happy 2015!
apedoak at aol dot com

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! Sadly, I don't have a Die Cutting machine....God bless you and yours in 2015 and always!

Bajalizzy said...

spiffy card! ... may have to try something like that... interesting, very 2015... :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy New Year to you too! Love the gold and it was well worth the effort for your pretty card!

Michele Henderson said...

What an awesome card! LOVE those shiny gold circles! I'm a fan!

Sherri said...

love that gold!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for your talented creations, they really inspire me.

Mia J. said...

That gold card is wonderful. Happy New Year! mia at jacobsracing dot com

Brithzi said...

Happy 2015! Patience is a virtue and you sure were very patient adhering those gold circles. Your card was worth it, beautiful.

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.

Sharla said...

Your card couldn't be anymore perfect for a Celebrate the New Year occasion...and it's gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Happy New year!

sharlarichards @ yahoo.com

Jan said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Faucher said...

Too bad about Papercrafts mag but this card is amazing! Love all the use of gold lately!!!

Sandi said...

Fabulous card....looks time consuming but it is a true work of art!

Indy said...

This is gorgeous! It is always a pleasure to see your work, and you really outdid yourself on this one!
Happy New Year!, Debbie!

karenelr said...

Laura, this card is so sweet and simple and so creative! I love the look of clear cards! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

Brande Davison said...

Great cards, thanks for the inspiration! I am scared to use the gold foil products but seeing it on clear in a simple design like you did may change my mind. Thanks :)

emeraldmaz said...

Love your cards! Just so pretty!

Kris in Alaska said...

Such a fun blog hop! Your card is fabulous! Happy New Year!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Giovana Smith said...

Your card is lovely!! Thanks for the fun goodies!

snazzyjj said...

Love all the gold and shiny goodness. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year.june(dot)swart(at)netzero.net

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Gorgeous card! I may have to make a card similar to it, what a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow this is stunning! Love it! Thank you!

necgmc said...

Such a fun card, what a great inspiration!

Becky Sorensen said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it.

Wyogem said...

Your clear card turned out beautifully. Very elegant choice of colors.

Kelli W said...

Very unique card that turned out so awesome! Glad to have found your blog! Happy New Year :)

Debbie McKelvey said...

Your card is simple but stunning, very pretty. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win.

Laceysocks said...

I can see why that card was posted for publication. It is beautiful!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing and all your inspiration!

Jackie said...

I love the golden dots, so festive and yet so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

T said...

Gorgeous Card! So sad Papercrafts Mag is gone. I will so kiss this magazine! I sure hope something comes along in the Papercrafting magazine world to replace all the magazines we've lost over the past 2 years. Thx so much for the AWESOME giveaway!

Janet said...

Such a great way to start the new year :) what a beautiful card Laura. Happy new year

Becca Cruger said...

Wow! This is an incredible piece of stunningness! That glimmery gold and that die are perfect together. Here's to 2015! bexcruger at gmail dot com

jennifer mitten said...

So gorgeous - love the gold!!!!

cropmom66 said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!! Happy New Year!

Fantasmo Crafts said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome card. I love that its clear and see through all around. Happy new year and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

berryblue said...

I love that gold circle card! Stunning! Thank you for a chance to win! Happy New Year!

Viktoriya said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance!

Dominika Samek said...

Very elegant card! Happy New Year!

Sandra Schroeder said...

I love your New Years card. Its too bad about that magazine, but print media is losing out to digital downloads. I'm afraid we might have done that to ourselves.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing our art. Happy New Year!

Susies Cue said...

My favorite new dies of 2014 are the sentiments. It's nice to have a another option.

mamashops said...

Love your elegant card!

amesari88 said...

I love all the gold on your card. Thank you for sharing it with us and congratulations on having it chosen for publication even if, unfortunately, it didn't happen.

StampNK said...

What a creative card with the clear base and all those gold dots! So fun and so unique! Happy new Year!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Eeee! I love the clear base, the dots, and the gold is amazing! Fantastic card! Very creative and unique idea! Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance to win!
bizarrecreativity@gmail.com

Toni said...

oh my goodness, your New Years card is so blingy fab!

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