Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Today I'm helping to celebrate my friend Rubeena's crafty anniversary.  This is a two-day hop with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes. You should have arrived here from Laurel Beard's blog.

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!

In celebration of this anniversary, there are several amazing sponsors. Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs and announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page: http://www.arareruby.com/giveaways/. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize.  Here's a list of all the prizes to be won:

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 - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - 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
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

And here is the card I created for today's hop (I'll try and keep this short and sweet since there is a lot to see on this hop!):


My card features the Have Courage stamp set from Neat & Tangled. I cut a panel of watercolor paper and heat embossed the gingko leaves with clear embossing powder.

The panel was then watercolored using Kuretake Gansai watercolors.  I actually used very minimal colors here - two shades of blue and one shade of green, but I did paint this in layers going over the piece a number of times to get the level of vibrancy and color I was looking for.


The sentiment is also from the Have Courage set and the panel was popped up over some chartreuse cardstock for some dimension.

OK, your next stop is Leanne West, and I've got the full hop list below in case you get turned around.  Happy hopping!

* Affiliate links in text to Neat & Tangled and below to Ellen Hutson

113 comments:

  1. This is CAS watercoloring at it’s best. Lovely!

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  2. I love that card. Very beautiful and classy.

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  3. Your card is beautiful, Mim! I love how you created so much depth with only three colors! Thank you for that inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Beautiful designed & coloured..Love it.

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the simplicity of it!!! For me, thats why I love watercolors, you can use very few colors yet it appears you used so many more!!! 😁 Thank you so much for sharing!!! 💜

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  6. So clean and simple. Love your watercolouring. 😍😍

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  7. Another beautiful card from you... I love your coloring.

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  8. This amazing! I can't believe you used only three colours. Looks so beautiful and elegant.

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  9. Love this! I will have to try no line coloring someday. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  10. Love the watercolor look of your card. :)

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  11. Very lovely, Miriam. The gingko leaves are a really pretty leaf (I saw them IRL for the first time in June in Seattle).

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  12. A great idea for this pretty card.

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  13. Beautiful, clean card. The colors are gorgeous.

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  14. Such a beautiful card. Lovely use of color!

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  15. Your card is Very elegant ! Sometimes less is more! Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  16. Simple design, very elegant and beautifully colored!

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  17. Your watercoloring is amazing! I need to try it soon... I'm nowhere near as talented as you!

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  18. I have this set and love the versatility?

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  19. Very soft look...I like that look...I just purchased another stamp set called Leaf Canopy, because of the way I see it as so soft and airy....Very pretty cards..thank you so much for sharing them....great blog hop...everyone is so talented.....hugs

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  20. Lovely card. Sweet sentiment.

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  21. Lovely card, thanks for sharing.

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  22. WOW this is stunning!! Love how some this card is. So happy to see you on the hop.

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  23. Wow, so much talent - love the soft look of your watercoloring on this card. It's just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Very pretty.
    There seems to be movement
    to the leaves. Great
    card. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Lovely watercolouring! Your card is beautiful!

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  26. Oh Miriam, this is so pretty, very nicely done as always.

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  27. I love your card! Your water coloring is amazing! Love how you created depth in the leaves!

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  28. Beautiful. love the soft watercoloring.

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  29. Very pretty. I like the soft colors.

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  30. Great card, love the colors.

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  31. You have a way with paint! Gorgeous card today :o)

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  32. Beautiful and peaceful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  33. Your card has a soft, peaceful feeling, and I really like it!

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  34. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and all of you are so talented that I can't help but be inspired. Thank you.

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  35. Such a cool card ! Simple, yet classy ! Thanks for the great idea !

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  36. Oh what a lovely card! I love the soft ethereal quality of the watercolor. Beautiful image and design.

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  37. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Pretty watercoloring...

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  38. I just love these leaves! I need to get these stamps.

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  39. Absolutely beautiful card! I love your watercolors!

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  40. Love this card - your watercolors look so beautiful.

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  41. Beautiful water colored ginkgo leaves!

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  42. Gorgeous card! Love the coloring! Having fun on the hop to celebrate Rubeena's crafting anniversary! Lots of beautiful creations to inspire us!

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  43. love how you water colored these leaves - thanks for sharing:)

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  44. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  45. Such a lovely card!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  46. This is a really beautiful card. I love water color and the way you layered the colors on this.

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  47. Gorgeous card! Love it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. Such a pretty card! I love water coloring so this is so lovely to me.

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  49. So romantic card! I love your colored background.

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  50. Beautiful, classy and encouraging - all a true happy mail needs! Gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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  51. Sweet and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Gorgeous watercoloring and beautiful CAS design! This is my favorite stamp set from you!

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  53. What a pretty card!!! Love your colouring!!!

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  54. Very nice coloring, I love those watercolors.

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  55. Beautiful card and so sweetly done! Love the message it sends!

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  56. What a lovely and sweet card!

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  57. Such a stunning card especially knowing that you only used 2 colors!! I love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for being a part of the blog hop!

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  58. 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!

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  59. So simple and serene!! I absolutely love this card!

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  60. Beautifully watercoloring on your pretty and serene CAS Card! Love the layers of soft color for depth.

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  61. love how you watercoloured those ginko leaves, Miriam - a very beautiful card!

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  62. Miriam your ginko leaves and background are watercoloured just beautifully!

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  63. Such a charming watercolor card! Love love the freah colors that are perfect for green summer. There are lots of ginko trees in my neighborhood and now is the time when those fesh green leaves will soon turn to yellow. Hope to see your autumn version as well, Miriam ;)
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

    Marge

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  64. Beautiful card. Love your coloring.
    (Gilda)

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  65. Awesome card! Love your watercoloring!

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  66. Lovely, soft coloring. Beautiful card.

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  67. Beautiful! I love heat embossing, one of my favorite techniques! Very lovely card!

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  68. Lovely card! I love the nice light colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. What a beautiful card. So soft and pretty. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop!

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  70. Simply beautiful! Wonderful colours, beautiful watercolouring !

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  71. Beautiful work! I love leaf cards!

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  72. I like the color combo of your card. Using a green card base made it pop.

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  73. Beautiful card! I love the gingko leaves! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  74. I love this CAS design & the beautiful coloring! Awesome card!

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  75. Great flow to your card and your background blue is very nice.

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  76. Gorgeous watercoloring :) Such a pretty card!

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  77. So much color and depth with so few colors... gorgeous card!

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  78. Absolutely beautiful! Love the pretty shade of blue you chose for the background.

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  79. Beautiful card, Miriam! Your watercoloring is so pretty, with a lot of depth to the leaves. Thanks for sharing and taking part in Rubeena's crafting anniversary.

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  80. Beautiful card! I love those colours you used!

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  81. Very clean and simple, but very beautiful. I LOVE your color choices--So calming!!! TFS--have a blessed evening.

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  82. Lovely! I need to practice watercolor more!
    Congrats to Ruby!

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  83. I love how soft and elegant this card is. The gingko leaves have such a pretty shape. I've loved them since I was a kid and had to collect one for a leaf book class project!

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

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  85. Beautiful water coloring I love the look of this design as if you are looking through a camera lens.

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  86. Great positive sentiment and support for Rubeena's anniversary blog hop!! LOVE your dreamy coloring and ethereal feel of the card! Gorgeously done, Miriam

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  87. I love the encouraging sentiment and your beautiful choice of colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  88. I love inspirational anything so your card is perfect for that. The colors you used and your beautiful delicate watercoloring is stunning.

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  89. luv that effect with the clear heat embossing!

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  90. That’s a beautiful card with an interesting color combo. Thanks for the inspiration.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  91. What a beautiful card, Miriam! Thanks so much for being part of my celebration!

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