Saturday, December 31, 2016

Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2016


Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

As has become my tradition, I'm participating in this blog hop today
 because of you, my blog readers.
I truly appreciate each one of you.... that you take the time to come & visit my blog
& comment on my projects... it means so much to me!
And so, this blog hop is being held for you, as a way for me to say "thank you".

For those of you who are new to my blog, I welcome you to check it out.
I've recently posted my favourite cards (click!) that I made in 2016,
which you can see by scrolling down or clicking the link.

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 three prize packs that I'm giving away...




Each one consists of two or three stamp sets (from Waltzingmouse, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet & Sassy, Studio Calico, Pretty Pink Posh & Neat and Tangled), one or two embossing folders
and some embellishments.

To be eligible to win one of these prize packs, you need to leave a comment here
on my blog by Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, at 9pm CST.
I will announce the winners on Wednesday, the 4th.

And here's the card I wanted to share with you....
a thank you to all of my wonderful readers!


I stamped my white cardstock panel using my Altenew Watercolour Wonder stamp set
in Altenew Inks (Morning Frost, Evening Grey, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Buttercream,
Mango Smoothie & Warm Sunshine.
I stamped my sentiment using Simon Says Stamp's Many Thanks 
stamp set in Altenew Jet Black.


I diecut the panel using my Neat and Tangled Scalloped frame die.
I stamped a couple other pieces of cardstock with the same die and stacked
them back together, to raise up my stamped panel for a bit of dimension.

Before you go, I welcome you to follow my blog & click on the link to do so on the sidebar,
but it is not necessary for you to do so to win a prize.

Next on the hop is Margie Higuchi.

Here's the complete list of all of the Season's Givings Blog Hop participants:


Happy New Year!

Thanks for looking!
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152 comments:

Susan Gosman said...

Such a sweet card! I especially love the scalloped frame.

Betsy said...

Love this card. Time for spring already!
Happy New Year!

Hussena said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the clean and simple look of it.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Leigh!
I absolutely LOVE your sweet card. You really have some amazing talent. I look forward to visiting your blog again soon. SO many cute cards and projects to see, and I look forward to seeing even more. I wish you a very happy and blessed 2017.
By the way, I was more than happy to become a new follower, and I would LOVE to have you stop by and follow me as well. I also have a fun prize up for grabs in the hop.
Thanks for taking part.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Amy Ottmers said...

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for all the fun inspiration and this wonderful giveaway!!!!
amottmers@yahoo.com

Robyn said...

Thankyou Leigh for lots of inspiration from your beautiful cards throughout the year! And thankyou also for all the encouragement you leave through comments. I don't know any design team member who is so committed to leaving kind comments on participants entries. You are very sweet as well as being very talented. Happy New Year to you and have a great 2017!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy new year to you! Thanks for a year of beautiful inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year to you! Wishing you many happy thoughts for this year!

Karenladd said...

So happy to have discovered your blog and can't wait to browse. That 2nd prize with the cute critter stamps has me in a swoon and I am thankful for a chance to win some goodies! Have a wonderful new year!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Colleen said...

Happy New Year
Such a lovely card along with a wonderful giveaway package.
Thank U 4 this giveaway opportunity
ColleenB.~Texas

Isabel Z said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and artistry; you inspire me so much. My crafting goal for 2017 is to try to create at least once a week. Doesn't seem like a lot but balancing work, my family, and taking care of my mom leaves little time for anything else but crafting freshens my soul so it's important.

ttrp said...

I so enjoy looking at your cards each day. And thanks for the giveaway too!

SmilynStef said...

Love the layering ... what a fabulous card ... smilynstef at aol dot com

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy New Year, Leigh!!!
Thank you for the chance to win.
Love your cards and look forward to more eye candy from you this year! xoxo

Laura Turcotte said...

I love that card---so pretty! Thank you for sharing! happy new Year!

Christy Q said...

Happy New Year, Leigh!! Your blog is a constant source of inspiration to me so I'm looking forward to seeing what 2017 brings for you crafty-wise!! Thank you for your awesome generosity!!

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Thank you for another year with lots of inspiration! Happy new year!

Karen Kreider said...

Happy New Year to you! Love the Thank You card...so bright and cheery! Also love the gift sets you're giving away...the Eiffel Tower caught my eye for sure...Paris is a favorite of mine! ❤

Jane said...

Such gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for your kind giveaway and for being part of this amazing hop xx

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, so soft and pretty! I love your color combo and the sweet scallop frame. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

Judy h said...

Your card is so clean and simple yet beautiful. Love it.

Graciellie Design said...

Happy new year! You cards are awesome! Wish you a creative 2017.

Mel said...

That yellow is perfect for a grey winter day!

Betty Keefe said...

love the design of your card, Leigh - and look forward to another year of creativity with you - and keeping up with the adventures of your lovely family

cm said...

I don't have words to express how often your cards/posts and, especially, your friendship, have brightened my day since I've 'discovered' you! You are a treasure, a delight, an artist, a blessing! Your giveaway is wonderfully generous (yet more evidence of how amazing you are!) Thank you! Wishing you a Happy New Year; may 2017 be filled with wonder and wonderful to the nth degree!
Hugs and love~c

Christine said...

It is always a blessing to visit your blog. Love your cards and scrapbooking projects. Happy 2017!

Carol Doggett said...

You are always an inspiration!!! Love your cards! Happy New Year to you & your family!

Unknown said...

Thank you for all the hard work you do giving us inspiration throughout the year. Happy New Year. Mkschmidt4atgmaildotcom

Emily said...

Beautiful card.

Kristina B. said...

Happy New Year!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Hope 2017 brings you lots of joy and happiness. Happy New Year!

Fiki said...

very pretty card!
thank you for the chance!
Happy New Year!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Mary Holshouser said...

The Altenew inks seem to be so soft
and pretty. Love the card you
made for today. the edging
on the center piece is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty, soft & feminine card. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Hope your 2017 is a blessed year!

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway

Heather Rambow said...

I love your style and meeting you virutally. My husband has 5 different black belts so martial arts is big in our home - I think in a past life he was japanese....
Happy New year and all the best in 2017

Ericka Strange said...

Happy New Year! Love your card so pretty with the yellow flower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna Cala said...

Beautiful! I love this stamp set and teh lemon yellow is wonderful.

kiram said...

Happy Happy New Year

HolyLise said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the pastel colors on it, wow!!! Happy New Year!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome card!!! Thanks for taking part to this amazing Blog Hop!!! Happy New Year!!!

Sierra Winters said...

Thanks for sharing your art and your generous prize with all of us. This is such an amazing blog hop, and I thank you for your participation.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Sierra
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

Karen B. said...

Your floral cards never cease to amaze me. I love the bit of yellow here.

McStamper said...

Love your pretty card and always appreciate your blog and ideas that you share. Thanks for being part of the hop and your generous prize.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Happy New Year Leigh! Your card is so sweet. I love your blog, it's so full of inspiration and I love hearing about your family, thanks for all that you do!

Bobby said...

It's been my pleasure to visit your blog and see all the beauty you create,Leigh, as well as follow the adventured of you and your family. Happy New Year!

Isabelle said...

Your card is beautiful.
I wish you a very happy New Year !

Pammy J. said...

Love your thank you card and thank you for the chance to win this fantastic prize!

Tina Thomsen said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Margaret said...

Love your card and the colors you chose. I follow your blog and love all the inspiration I get from you!

kReN K said...

Bright and cheerful card. Just what we need in January! TFS! kReN@afourthlife

ESUE said...

happy New year to you. Thanks for the chance to win.

BunnyD said...

What a pretty thank you card. Love the sunny yellow. You are super generous to give out three prize packages! I've just started to make cards so I'm short on stamps. I scrapbooked our travels before and didn't use find any to use.

Ann K said...

Love the scallops - pretty card. Thanks for participating in this inspirational blog hop. Happy New Year

Sharon said...

Love the card! Best wishes for the new year!

Martha Herrera said...

Thank you for the chance to win!
Happy New Year!

Val B said...

Love the cute scalloped floral card! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Gail said...

That is a beautiful card! Love the softness of it - thanks for the hop and for the prizes you are offering! Happy New 2017 Year - blessings!

Dorothy S said...

What a pretty thank you card! And three prizes - awesome.
Happy New Year!

ReNae Keuck said...

Thank you for the chance to win your give aways! Happy New Year!

SHartl said...

That pop of yellow is just the thing to cheer me on this cold January day. Thank you for the inspiration and giveaway and happy 2017!
apedoak@aol.com

judy said...

I love your beautiful floral thank you!!

Peggy said...

Thank you for the inspiration. Happy New Year!
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Sue LD said...

Lovely card and I enjoyed your top 10 cards too.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Beverly Perdue said...

Happy New Year Leigh! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I love the scalloped frame and the watercolor flowers. I'm looking forward to 2017 and I hope you have a blessed year.

Christi Conley said...

Your card is SO sweet - so elegant! I love the simplicity of it :) Those Altenew stamps are gonna kill my crafting budget :) Have a wonderful New Year!

Evelyn said...

I love the card, simple in appearance but full of color.

Marilyn Cruz said...

Happy New Year, thanks for sharing a wonderful card. and a chance to win a great prize. Many Blessings.

T-dizzle said...

Happy New Year! beautiful card!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the layers and the lovely flower stamps you used! Pretty color combo! Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize too!
Happy New Year!

Teresa Doyle said...

A very pretty card Leigh and generous giveaways also.
Happy New Year!

Marsha said...

I continue to be amazed at the gifts you ladies are offering. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this past year. The best to you in 2017.

April Rogers said...

Thank you, you sweet thing for telling how you made your card. Love it! My brain kinda when Yeah... Light bulb. HA ha ha.
I am so enjoying this blog hop. TFS!!
XO Nana

Tracy said...

Hi Leigh, Happy New Year, I have been enjoying hearing about your new job, and your adventures in 2016, along with all the great inspiration.

peggy mcclelland said...

Happy new year I like your cards thank you for showing your work .

JennyH said...

Lovely card, thanks for your inspiration : )

Happy New Year
jennyhurley@hotmail.com.au

Bonnie said...

Happy New Year. Thank you for participating in this year's Season's Giving, and offering such a generous prize.

Oliev said...

Lovely card! Happy 2017 and thanks for the giveaway:-)

Angelique Vela said...

Blessings to you in 2017!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card! Love the scalloped edges and that some of the images bleed onto the base panel. Best wishes for a fabulous 2017!

karenmariehansen said...

great prizes! and happy new year!

Sabrina said...

What a gorgeous card and such beautiful colors!!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, thanks for all of the fabulous inspiration in 2016! I can't wait to see what 2017 brings. Love your gorgeous floral card!
Happy New Year!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! What a generous set of packages! I'm looking forward to seeing lots of wonderful creations from you in the 2017 year!

Debbie said...

Lovely card and thank you for the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

Debra Rumpza said...

Fabulous blog hop! Happy New Year to You!!

Judie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the giveaway!

sharon g said...

Those look great!!! thanks.... sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

TLady said...

Hi Leigh!
Your card is LOVELY! I am STILL working on learning the CAS look! LOL HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & YOURS! ;)

Scrapperdipper said...

I just love your cards, and your prizes are incredible, too. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy 2017!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such a fun blog hop and prize packs!! Happy New Year!!

christi said...

love the subtleness of your card. very pretty and very generous prize packs.

Ema said...

Pretty cards. Nicely done!!! My granddaughter just got her blackbelt. She is 11. Now the learning begins. How cool you are a 3rd degree.
Thank you for the give aways. Some crafters will be blessed with these.
May this year be prosperous for u.
~blessings, Louise

Vanias Reed said...

Hi,
Happy New Year
Thank you for being part of the blog hop.

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Elegant Card! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

Lori Gliva said...

Great prizes! Thanks!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card Leigh! I love the soft, pretty colors!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the chance of winning one of these great prizes:)

Sandy D said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for a chance to win your great prizes.

noodles said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the giveaway!

Super Stick Chick said...

Your above card and your top picks from 2016 are fabulous. I really like that you use a lot of colored inks. Love your work and fun style. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful prize. Happy New Year.

graham Brand said...

Love your card today, it's so pretty! And your prizes are great too!

Tami Grant said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway! Your card is just lovely, a great way to start the new year! Happy New Year!

StampinLouie said...

Leigh I have followed you for a long time. Love your blog and your cardmaking. Thanks for offering such nice prizes.

Cynthia Cole said...

Cute card and sweet prizes!

Kathy Mc said...

Many thanks to you, Leigh, for all the inspiration you provide throughout the year and another lovely card today. Your prizes look intriguing because the products are all new to me (don't own any of them). The sentiments in your first one are my favorites because of the font. Off to hop!

Michele Slater said...

Nice card! I love the color combination. Thank you for the chance to win

Catherine Kraft said...

Happy New Year Leigh! Love your sweet card and that scalloped edge is perfect, gotta have it!! Thank you for the chance to win one of your generous prize packages.

Blessings~
Catherine

catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute card!!! I am already a follower. Thank you for the chance to win amazing prizes. Happy New Year!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Jane M said...

Pretty card. Very generous prize packs.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Wow! Talk about a generous giveaway! THANK YOU and Happy New Year! Your card is darling! Your yellow flower is mesmerizing! It is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Lindsey said...

Leigh, this card is so wonderful! I just love it!

Joann McGuire said...

Your cards give me inspiration ! Thank you for a chance to win your give away! Happy new year

Mom and wife. said...


I love your creation. I am one of your previous followers. Thanks for your kindness and generosity......

Carrie Maritato said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of your great prizes in this blog hop

Cary said...

Thank you for sharing your card and participating in the hop. I love the inks you used, they are very soft colors. I don't have anything like them in my stash.

Patt H. said...

Wonderful card! The scalloped edge is so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win!

Dottie Pennington said...

Thank you for sharing your Thanks card. I love the simple but elegant design.

Terri said...

Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Very pretty card. Happy 2017!

Nancy Allin said...

I always love your creations, Leigh, and I'm thankful for all of the inspiration you provide throughout the year! Thank you also for the generous giveaways. I hope your 2017 is awesome!!

Ddmac58 said...

Happy New Year! Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prizes, love the Paris one.

kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful

Kathleen

Kari V. said...

Great projects, great prizes! A very happy New Year to you!!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card! Love Altenew products! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

Michele K. Henderson said...

Leigh, I have enjoyed your fabulous inspiration all year long! Have a warm and wonderful 2017! Stay crafty, my friend!
Michele

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your card and all of your work! Happy 2017!

sammi said...

Wonderful card Leigh! So bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all year long. Thank you for taking part in the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop. Appreciate the chance to win one of your 3 fabulous prize packs! Happy 2017!


Sammibug in Ohio

Serendipidade said...

Love your card and colors. Happy cardmaking!

Marianne said...

Happy New Year! Such a fun card. I've been expanding my selection of Altenew inks and have fallen in love with the Warm grays.

Tammy Paul said...

wonderful cards, love your blog
thanks for the chance to win

Helen F. said...

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and successful New Year, Leigh!
Your card is really lovely~thanks for sharing your fabulous cards and projects with us.
PS: I have been a follower of your Blog for quite some time now :-)

Marilyn said...

Thank you, Leigh. Always enjoy your blog. Happy 2017.

Heather said...

Beautiful card! It definitely looks watercolored; you could convince everyone you were a painter with this stamp set!! Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!

Laura C said...

You are so generous!!
Love your cards! Lots of ideas.

Tess L said...

Wishing you a Happy 2017! Looking forward to see more of your creations.

gma654 said...

Love your cards.

Shona Chambers said...

Have enjoyed another year of your gorgeous cards and photos of your beautiful family. And I'm sure 2017 will be just as inspirational and exciting. Thank you so much for the chance to win. I would absolutely LOVE to win the second stamp package as I've had my eye on that Neat and Tangled little house stamp set ever since it came out. Will cross all my fingers and toes!!!!

Julia said...

Thanks for participating in the blog! I always love your projects!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful card. Love seeing what you create. Congrats on your 3rd degree black belt! Happy New Year!

Cyndee Scholet said...


Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop. It's been a great opportunity to check out a lot of new ideas and inspiration.

Z Sullivan said...

Lovely CAS card. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous bundle of crafty goodies. Have a wonderful and prosperous 2017.

Denise said...

Very pretty card.

Jennifer Mensah said...

I love your cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sandi said...

I love your MFT cards and that scalloped frame from Neat & Tangled is awesome.

Cathy Hanes said...

Hello from California!! Thanks for such a generous prize pool!

foleysfriend said...

I find so much inspiration here at your blog. Thanks Leigh.

Shameless Sweets said...

Thanks for being a stop on the blog hop. I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to your 2017 posts.

vinita jain said...

I love each and every creation of yours! And wow! What crafty fun giveaway, Thanks for the chance to win and being an awesome part of this amazing hop! I am your FB fan!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!

Giorgia Rossini said...

Thank you so much

Diana K said...

Happy New Year, Leigh! Fabulous card - I love that Altenew flower and it's simply stunning (in its simplicity) in yellow.