Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Season's Givings Blog Hop


Dear readers,
I truly appreciate each one of you.... that you take the time to come & visit my blog
& comment on my projects... you cannot know how much it means to me!
And so, this blog hop is being held for you, as a way for me to say "thank you".

Each stop on the hop is hosting a giveaway.
So make sure you comment on each one to be eligible to win each prize.

Here are the two prize packs that I'm giving away...



Both prize packs include six stamp sets (My Favourite Things, Elle's Studio, Studio Calico, Teresa Collins, Fresh Squeezed stamps&/or Lil Inkers) and a 6x6 paper pad.

To be eligible to win one of these prize packs, you need to leave a comment here
on my blog by Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at 11:59pm CST.
I will draw two winners on Monday, the 6th.

And here's the card I wanted to share with you....

It's a chalkboard technique thank you card that I made
using the Forever Fall stamp set by Reverse Confetti.
  

I started with a panel of My Minds Eye patterned paper,
which I layered over some true black cardstock.
I cut another rectangle of black cardstock and stamped my sentiment and woodgrain heart in versamark and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.
I rubbed some white ink over top and inked the edges in black with my blending tool,
for a chalkboard look.
To finish it off, I added two MME decorative brads.
  




Before you go, feel free to follow my blog & click on the link to do so on the sidebar.

Next on the hop is AJ Otto.

Here's the complete list of all of the blog hop participants:


Happy New Year &
thanks for looking!

285 comments:

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ttrp said...

Love your blog! Everything you do is so inspiring.

Toni said...

I like the simplicity of your chalkboard card very much! The designer paper is especially eye catching

Brandi Beyer said...

Awesome Prize Packs!!! Happy New Year and Good Luck.

Kailash said...

Stunning chalkboard design, love it. Happy New year!!!

Jessica Pascarella said...

I love the chalkboard technique! Wonderful card! Thanks for the chance to win one of your prizes! Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Yay, happy New Year! Love your chalkboard card...love your cards, it's always fun stopping by!

Alanna said...

Great card. I love the soft patterned paper with the chalkboard look.

Jan Castle said...

Great Hop...TFS! My 2014 resolution is to SHARE more.
Happy New Year and blessing throughout the new year!

Lori A-O said...

Love your artwork, thank you for sharing and thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy as well. Happy New Year!

Holy Heifer (Amy) said...

Simply beautiful. I love how you inked over top. Beautiful work.

ScrapaDiddle said...

I like your card! I haven't tried the chalkboard technique yet but yours is great! Happy 2014 to you and yours!

Colleen said...

Another great card, Leigh, thanks for the chance to win one of your sets!

nic_003_5 said...

love the chalkboard card, thanks for the chance to win :) happy new year

Алла Прошлякова said...

I hope the New Year will be a year of great happiness and success for you. Have a wonderful celebration!

loulou said...

What a lovely card. Great framing of the sentiment. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize and Happy New Year.

Regina said...

Happy New Year and Happy Crafting in 2014!!
Leigh, thanks for the chance to win! I'm a new follower.
Regina from Germany

Penny said...

Happy New Year Leigh! I love your cards and scrapbook layouts, you are such an inspiration!

Marilyn said...

Cool, I get to be first. Thanks for the awesome prize offering and Happy New Year.

Mary said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop. happy New Year.

Laurie said...

I just love that card! Chalking effect is very cute. Happy New Year and thanks for chance to win.

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

Your card is gorgeous. I especially like the use of embellishments with the chalkboard technique - it really adds pop!

Thank you for your generosity and I will be following you now. I love your style (took a quick peek at past cards and was wowed!). That's why hops like these are so fun - I learn about new blogs to follow and get inspiration from!

May you and your family have a blessed 2014!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love the chalkboard look, very pretty Leigh!
Wishing you a year full of blessings!

Alisa said...

Wow, those are two great packages. Happy New Year

pat said...

love the chalkboard look- have yet to try doing it though! Happy new year!

Kezzia Froese said...

I love the card! I think I'm going to try the diy chalkboard paper. Thanks for the idea!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, I love your chalkboard card. The muted colors are wonderful! Thanks for all of the fabulous inspiration! Happy New Year!

Karen C. said...

Love the sentiments used in your chalkboard card. Looking forward to seeing all of your projects in 2014. Happy New Year.

joy said...

I love the chalkboard technique. Wishing you the best for health and happiness in the New Year! Thanks for an opportunity to win your great prize package.

Lynn said...

Love your card...the sentiment is perfection. Happy new year to you and your family Leigh!

Tracey said...

Love the chalkboard technique! Beautiful card!! Happy New Year!

Befuddledinc said...

Terrific packages! Love your choices, thanks for the chance at winning! :-)

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love your card! Happy 2014!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love the look of your great chalkboard card! Happy New Year!

Lindsey said...

Oh, Leigh! I love your card today. And how sweet of you to help participate in such a generous blog hop. Happy New Year!

Elena said...

amazing prize packs, Leigh! happy new year!

SmilynStef said...

I am lovin' that Dad die cut ... such fun prizes.

Beth Pingry said...

Love your card!! Also, could you update my link to http://bethpingry.com/ thanks!!

cm said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Leigh; your chalkboard technique is one of the best! Love the wood grain heart...swooning over it! so glad I *discovered* you last year; you've been a wonderful source of inspiration! HAPPY NEW YEAR; may you be blessed with peace, joy and love throughout 2014!
c

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Great card. Thanks for the chances to win.

Elle L. said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

I'm very new to your blog, but I've had fun browsing through your creations. Your cards are very inspiring. :)

Dana said...

YOU are so generous! Thank you for this awesome prize!

Jo said...

Fabulous giveaway. Happy 2014!

Celeste Goff said...

Love your card...so pretty! Happy new year to you!

landerson213 said...

Gorgeous card! Love it's beautiful simplicity. :) Thanks for the giveaways! :)

Lauren
landerson.1018@gmail.com

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Beautiful card! I love it! tfs Patricia B

Kayla Marie said...

What an amazing prize this would be to win! Thank you so much for the chance and Happy New Year!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh wow! Thanks for the awesome giveaways - and what a beautiful chalkboard card!!! LOVE it!!!

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

Donna Phelan said...

Great blackboard technique, fab card! Happy New Year!

TJ Butler said...

Love your generosity! Love the card you made - so sweet and creative!! You are talented and sweet!!

conil said...

You've done this hop proud...gotta admit, I'm partial to black and white, but you really got this right Kudos.

Meredith L said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

marylouh said...

I have the "chalkboard" but haven't used it in any of my cards. Love your card. It will give me incentive to try using the chalkboard. thanks for sharing.

joy said...

Your card is son nice. I just can't quite get the hang of the chalkboard thing. :)

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps!! Happy 2014!

Super Jen said...

Happy New Year! Great blog.

Karen said...

Another beautiful card, Leigh!

Barbara said...

This blog hop is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win. Everyone is so gracious.

Rita Wright said...

Amazing prizes. I really love the chalkboard technique and you did an amazing job with it on this card! Gorgeous.

Асель Бапанова said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Jean Bullock said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win. I am keeping my fingers crossed for prize number 1

Sue Bridges said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lagene said...

Love your chalkboard card! Happy New Year & thanks for the chance to win!

Carol from La Crosse said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Love the chalkboard card!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

I'll be following your blog starting today!!

Thanks for the Awesome blog hop!

Debra Harmon said...

Love your blog and your card is beautiful. Thank you for your inspiration. Happy New Year!

Donna Whitten said...

Thanks so much for participating in this huge blog hop with such a generous giveaway! I've got my fingers crossed! Happy New Year!
thewhittens@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Happy New Year!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the chalkboard technique!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a generous giveaway :)

Carol said...

Great chalkboard card and giveaway

Lou said...

Wishing you all a happy new year of crafting fun! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

Nejka said...

One can never have too many stamps ;)

Lynne in NI said...

I love your chalkboard card ... I've been meaning to try this effect for ages!
Fab giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful CAS card!i love visiting here and can't wait to see more this year!

Nicole said...

What a great project! Happy New Year!

Amy Marshall said...

Great chalkboard card. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope you have a fabulous 2014.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Cute Chalkboard design! I am now a follower. Happy New Year! Fabulous giveaways, thanks for the chance to win.
hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Redhead said...

Happy new year! Your blog is great, and thanks for the opportunity to win the prizes too!

pierides said...

Happy New Year and thank you for all the inspiration in 2013.

Milan L said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Milanly@hotmail.com

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your blog Leigh and I wish you a fabulous new Year!!

lyzz J said...

The Blog Hop is a wonderful idea. wow what great giveaways and thank you for the chance to win.

Megan Carroll said...

Lovely card and great prizes Leigh!

jw said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog. Today's chalkboard card is great!
Happy New Year

Kristie Goulet said...

Your chalkboard card is awesome! Happy New Year!!!

lisa808 said...

Two super prize packages. Thanks for the chances.

Happy New Year!

Terri E. said...

How generous! My e-mail is territrotter@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Terri

cdrscraps said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice chalkboard card! Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Betty said...

thanks for a chance to win such generous prizes - read your blog every day.

margit salchner said...

Awesome Giveaway HAPPY 2014

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love chalkboard cards....this is great! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!

Darcie said...

I hope to touch more peoples lives with hand made cards and paper crafts this new year!Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandra Rieder said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy Carroll said...

Happy New Year, Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely prizes. Love the inspiration from the chalkboard card , looked further to see your lovely designs.

Michelle W said...

Cute card design. Hope you have a happy new year. Thank you for a chance to win.

Muffins and Lace said...

Happy New Year!

LvMyMedic said...

i LOVE THE CARD !! And the prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

Irakari S said...

Super cute cards!!! I love the way you think up cards. It's very inspiring. Thanks for a chance to win.

Eileen Lucas said...

Love your chalkboard design I have never tried this at least not yet. Thanks for a chance to win and Happy New Year.
EileenL211@sbcglobal.net

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

thanks so much for all the inspiration your provide through your blog. Thanks too for an awesome giveaway package.. You ladies are just so generous!!

christi said...

happy 2014. thanks for sponsoring the hop.

Charo said...

Great cards! Happy 2014!

SouthernMrs said...

Very inspiring projects. Thanks for sharing and for the generous give-away!

Dana Joy said...

Fabulous giveaways Leigh. Thanks for the chance to win!

Yvonne Morentin said...

love your creation... I am a follower and email subscriber...
morentin1326 AT AOL DOT Com
http://adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

Happy New Year. Love your card. Black and white together is so elegant. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

NatQuebec said...

I love your chalk card, I must try it !!

canadian_liner said...

Hello, fellow Canadian crafter. Thank YOU for the inspiration throughout the year. You are one consistently creative chica! I'll be following your blog through 2014. CHeers!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the chalkboard technique. Happy 2014!

Kara M said...

Pleased to join your blog through the courtesy of the blog hop. Love your blackboard technique. May your 2014 be all you want it to be and more.

AprilsL8 said...

Love your card!
AprilsL8 @ windstream.net

Judy Woodland said...

Thanks for giving two of us a chance to win!! Great giveaway! Thanks for participating in this awesome hop!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Happy New Year to you and your family.
resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

Terri said...

Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

zehra said...

Beautiful card, love the chalkboard style thanks for a chance to win such an awesome prize.

Caren B said...

Happy New Year Leigh!

Lin said...

Happy 2014! Thanks for the chance to win! :). Love your card!

Mary Duffek said...

oh my goodness. thank you for the continued inspiration. blessings!!!

Brenda Lee said...

Awesome card! I love how you rubbed some white ink to really make it look like a chalkboard! That sentiment is so GREAT! Thank you for the chance at winning a fabulous prize. Looking forward to what you come up with for the new year. Here's to a happy, healthy and crafty New Year! :) bjlee717"at"hotmail"dot"com.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your card beautifully captures exactly how I feel about my husband! Sigh... I hope you have a very happy & healthy 2014!

Andrea Garland said...

Lovely card as always Leigh. Thanks for the amazing prizes.

Angie said...

very pretty chalkboard technique!!! Thanks for offering such a great prize!!! I am joining your blog now! :) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

gardener said...

My oh my, you do great stuff. Thanks for the inspiration for both layouts and cards. Love both.

Michele L said...

Happy New Year!!!
What cool prize packs....
Thanks for the chance to win and participate!

Deborah Ramos said...

Great prize packs love the card. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Sue D said...

Great prizes and love the chalkboard technique on your card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue C said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Just found your blog a month or so ago and have you in my Feedly now. Happy New Year!

Beverly Perdue said...

Happy New Year Leigh! Love the chalkboard technique. I need to give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win some great prizes.

wendy said...

really pretty card, fab HOP!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Happy New Year! I absolutely love your work..love following your blog, I just love your style! Thank you so much and I can't wait to see what you have to share in the new year!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the chalky inspiration!

Sandra Smith said...

I really love your card. It's so beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and thank you for participating in this blog hop.
Sandi Smith
1sassysandi5@gmail.com

Paula Laird said...

Cutest card! You do amazing work! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy New Year to you! blythekitten at yahoo dot com

Frances Krug said...

As a retired teacher, I was so glad to go from blackboards to whiteboards but the nostalgia of the blackboard is so enticing. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop.

TeresaAngelina said...

Oh my...that is a lot of blogs to hop to! But since yours is the one I follow, yours is the one I shall comment on. Lovely work as always. Thank you for your positive perspective!

Tammy M said...

Thankful for meeting new bloggers and for the chance to win such great prizes. Have a happy and blessed new year.

Kim said...

Love your chalkboard card. Very pretty!

lilypatchstamps (at) yahoo (dot) com

aileen (mum) said...

New follower thru feedly. Love your top 13 cards for 2013 especially the feather ones.

Linda T said...

I love the chalkboard technique on you're card. You're work is beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy New Year!

Laurie Newbigging said...

Love that wood grain heart!

Shannon said...

Love it so!

Carolyn said...

Wonderful prizes. I love discovering all these new blogs.

Rebecca B said...

What a wonderful prize giveaway and an amazing blog hop...I'm discovering so many great new blogs to follow! Happy New Year to you!

AJ said...

2 chances! Great! Thanks and have a great 2014!

Atypicalcupcake said...

love your project!

Laura Turcotte said...

Great card---that's a technique I must learn! Thanks for the chance....Happy New Year!

Katherine said...

Fabulous card! I am a first time visitor to your blog. Am going to go look through more of your posts. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year.
xx Katherine

Marci Collins said...

Leigh, THANK YOU so much for sharing your beautiful art & talent with us all! I hope that 2014 brings much happiness and success your way! Marcilcollins@yahoo.com

yillyleon said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Brenda in IN said...

I love the chalkboard look and yours looks great on the white background. Love your giveaway packages. Thanks for an opportunity to win one.

grandmato19 said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love it! Thanks for all of the great inspiration--looking forward to 2014!

grandmato19 said...

What an absolutely stunning card! Can't wait to see what 2014 brings!

Fiorella said...

I love your card and the technique you shared is one I want to try.
Thank you!

Carol Doggett said...

I love visiting your blog daily...you are very inspirational!!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

cghundley said...

Sweet card, love
the use of the brads
on it. Thanks for the
chance to win one of
your prizes here,
Carla from Utah

paperandflair said...

Love the chalkboard effect, I have yet to try it out, but it looks like so much fun.

Vanessa Middleton said...

I love the woodgrain background and the chalkboard effect. That's one of the things I haven't tried yet, but really want to. Thanks for the chance to win!

Quiche said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! Happy New Year!! :)

Heather said...

What an adorable card! It really does look like a chalkboard. And two fabulous prize packages. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy N said...

Great Prize Packs. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year.

Colleen said...

Great card and two wonderful prize packages! Thank you for the chance to win one of them :)

berryblue said...

This blog hop has been so much fun! Thank you for a chance to win!

Geri said...

Love that striking card, Leigh! And I'm still lovin' the chalkboard look...trendy but ever classic.

Amy C. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year! clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

cebelica said...

Your card is very nice. I think those brads are a nice finishing touch. Fab work!
Hugs! xx

Cheryl H said...

Love love LOVE your card.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Love the card.

De hobby droom said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I love the chalkboard technique :)
Thank you for the chance to win this AMAZING giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Awesome prizes! Thank you for the chance to win them!

Patricia said...

Wonderful chalkboard card! Love your design. Thank you for your generous giveaway too! May 2014 be a healthy & prosperous one for you. Good luck everyone!

Katie said...

Beautiful card! I love your chalkboard look! Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie B.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Your card is beautiful ... I LOOVE the chalkboard technique with your smeared white ink! THANKS for participating in this awesome blog hop - and Happy New Year!
puppykissesandpaperdreams@gmail.com

tinyfeet said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Your rocked the chalkboard card!
tinyfeet 22 at yahoo dot com

Devy Collins said...

Loved the card! I had never seen the chalkboard technique. I like it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine said...

Love your chalkboard card. It's so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily H said...

Your card is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Jamie said...

Love your website. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and for the chance to win your terrific blog candy

da-un said...

happy new year...thanks for the chance to win your prizes... :)

Patty said...

Love your chalkboard card!! And thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!!

Stacy Simpson said...

Found you on the PTI forum and LOVE your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jwalters09 said...

The blog hop is great! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Moosisk said...

Great card! Love the chalkboard technique. Your giveaways are fabulous, too! Thanks for the chance to win one. :D
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

truetome1970 said...

I love that chalkboard card! You totally rocked it. Happy New Year!!!!

Jacqueline P said...

Wow I could - and will - spend a few hours going through your blog! Love it! great thing about these hops...finding all new kinds of wonderful...btw love idea of cutting a die than stamping on that....so obvious yet never did it! LOL I need to move on with the hop but I shall return!
Have a fun filled 2014
Jackie P

Gigglls said...

Wow, great way to start off the year with awesome candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

reallyonemorething said...

Great card. I always enjoy seeing what you have on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

forpahl5 said...

love your blog! Keep up the great work and keep blogging! Thanks!

Terri said...

Love your chalkboard card. Thanks for the chance to win!

ajax said...

What a great card to give hubby for Valentines. Have not tried the chalkboard, but it's time. Hope I can win one of those great prize packages. Thanks

mary gardner said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win a great prize package!

mjg0051 at yahoo dot com

jeannine said...

Happy New Year! Great card..fun technique!

Kim Ross said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I've so enjoyed hopping along with you. Thanks so much for the great inspiration and the chance to win such fabulous prizes!

RachelV said...

Your card is beautiful. Love that woodgrain heart stamp! Thank you for the chance to win!

Glorie said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah Seals said...

What a pretty card! Thank you for the chance to win the prize packs! :)

craftvithme said...

How sweet, Leigh? :) You go girl!
Love the chalkboard technique.

I never ever want to try it though :( I just too scared that I would botch it up.

Stacey Schafer said...

fantastic card a prizes, Leigh! happy new year!

Macarena said...

Great black&white elegant card! Love it.
Thank you Santa's sister for the chance to win :-)

Wishing you all the best for this New Year!

lady strawberry said...

Love the chalkboard heart! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Cheryl B. said...

Happy New Year!!

forpahl5 said...

I am enjoying looking at your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!

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