EDITED 1-4-18: MY WINNER IS KAREN RAMSEY! WOOHOOO! CONGRATULATIONS! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL THE KIND AND WONDERFUL COMMENTS. HAPPY CRAFTING! XOXOX
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!
MANY BLESSINGS FOR AN AMAZING YEAR AHEAD!
Thank you very much for coming by my blog today to celebrate "Season's Givings" with a giant blog hop and awesome prize giveaways! This is my fourth year doing this great hop! Big giant thanks to Latisha for organizing this amazing blog hop! I hope you are having fun looking at everyone's blogs! What a great way to start off the new year right? The entire hop link list is at the very bottom of my post. And every blog has a prize! There are all kinds of beautiful projects to look at and loads of great prizes!
This blog hop is all about us thanking YOU, our awesome followers and readers, for supporting us and sharing our joy of crafting. For lots of us, the main reason we blog, is that we develop wonderful friendships with a greater creative community and we uplift and inspire each other. Truly, thank you for joining me on my blog journey. If you are new to my site - welcome! I hope you find something you like and I'm happy to have you here today. Welcome to Season's Givings 2018!
Also, if you are a new visitor to my blog - Welcome, and Thanks for coming by! If you want to know more about my style, please read my most recent blog post with my year end wrap up of projects (CLICK HERE). Also, you can find me on Instagram (@stampcatwg), Facebook (A Blog Called Wanda) or on Pinterest (Wanda Guess). I love sharing via social media.
PRIZE ALERT! EVERY STOP ON THIS AWESOME HOP HAS PRIZES! It's our way of saying thanks! I have a great prize package of goodies to give away to one lucky winner (see photo below)! In order to be eligible to win my prize package, please leave a comment on this blog post and tell me your New Year's resolution for crafting and creativity! I will draw the winner on Thursday, January 4th and notify you via email. What projects are you going to work on in 2018? Maybe a new technique? New style? Favorite new supplies? I want to know!!
This is the prize package for my stop on the hop! Wooohoooo!
And, since it's New Year's I want to share a project with you! I made a super fun snowman New Year card! I bought this awesome stamp set (So Many Snowmen) for making Christmas cards, but it never got inked. Well...I thought... Let's make those cute snow people into a winter New Year card! They look just like the crowd at Times Square! LOL. I colored them with Copic Markers and created a pretty Distress Ink snowy background for them! All the supplies are linked below in this post.
This is an A2 sized card. The snowmen stamp is wider than an A2 so I trimmed it to fit onto the front of this card. Also, the stamp has some Christmas specific images in it that I wanted to crop out for this occasion. I colored the snowmen in with Copic Markers. I added top hats to the snow peeps on the top row using the extra little stamp that comes in the set. The numbers were die cut from sparkly silver cardstock for an icy look! The Happy New Year sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white powder. The background was made using my two fav colors of Distress Inks! Then I splattered some Copic Opaque White for snow! I love how it came out!
See that one little snowman that is popped up with some foam tape in the middle? Well, he's covering up some holly leaves on the other guys' hat!!! My husband thought of that idea! LOL. He's a good crafty husband!
See the holly? That's where the other snowman face went!
I mounted the snowmen to the card using foam tape. I also used foam tape for the numbers and the sentiment. Just makes everything pop a bit! I added a few sparkly gems and bits of Wink Of Stella to make it pretty!
Thank you for coming by! HAPPPPPYYYYYY NEWWWWWW YEAR! We are going to have lots of fun creating together in 2018 I just know it! I wish you and your family a blessed, happy, healthy, and successful new year! Love ya! XOXO
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