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Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! 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! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

We are so excited to celebrate our very own Rubeena, and everyone else that makes this industry great...including YOU!

In celebration of this anniversary, there are several amazing sponsors {including us!!}. Let’s thank everyone for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on Rubeena's Giveaway Page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

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
Before we get to some amazing cards, I wanted to give you the blog hop info. You should have come here from the Altenew blog, and after this post you will make your way to the Flora & Fauna blog. For a complete link list for day 1 of the hop, head over to Rubeena's blog.
Design team member, Yoonsun is on the blog today with some beautiful cards!

For my first card, I started by stamping the sentiment from the Aviary set on the center of watercolor paper panel using black pigment ink. I then randomly stamped flowers & leaves from Aviary and Fleur 1 stamp sets using light colored dye ink as well.

I colored all stamped images with liquid watercolors. Once the watercolored panel was completely dry, I mounted it on kraft card base using double-sided tape.

Here is another card with the Aviary set & the liquid watercolors.

I stamped & watercolored the images same as the first card but, made a shaker card. I used the Aviary coordinating dies to cut out the bird & birdcage that are mounted to the top.

We hope that our post celebrating Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary has left you inspired, and ready to create!

Have a great time hopping on this super special day celebrating Rubeena & creativity. Happy hopping!


224. Aug 28, 2018

I love the colors! The Shaker is my favorite since I really enjoy making them but both cards are fantastic! Such a great stamp set!

Annette Reed
223. Aug 28, 2018

very pretty.

Jolene M McCormick
222. Aug 28, 2018

Very colorful love it…

Michelle Williams
221. Aug 28, 2018

Wow! Beautiful and vibrant colors.

220. Aug 28, 2018

Love both beautiful cards! I especially love the all over stamping! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Moline
219. Aug 28, 2018

I absolutely adore the bird on the first card! So cute!

218. Aug 28, 2018

You’ve made 2 wonderful, colorful cards!

Arlene Plastine
217. Aug 28, 2018

beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

216. Aug 28, 2018

Beautiful cards! I love the patterned paper Yoonsun created for that first one!

Miriam Prantner
215. Aug 28, 2018

Pretty card!

Rebecca Gaede
214. Aug 28, 2018

Gorgeous cards! Love the bright. happy colors.

Martha H.
213. Aug 28, 2018

I love the watercolor look of this, and how all stamps together form a pattern together. Thanks for sharing.

212. Aug 28, 2018

the folk art look on your cards is fantastic – wonderful colors – love!!

211. Aug 28, 2018

Oh, wow…love these…colors and stamps!!!

210. Aug 28, 2018

Lovely cards with the flowers and birds :)

Stephanie Z
209. Aug 28, 2018

Sweet images and love all the color!

208. Aug 28, 2018

I just love your stamps. They are so whimsical. These two cards are so fun to look at. Great!

Michelle Hackett
207. Aug 28, 2018

Love these bright and beautiful cards.

Karin Bauer
206. Aug 28, 2018

Anyone would love to receive this card. Thank you for the ideas.

Mary Lee Makinen
205. Aug 28, 2018

Such beautiful and colorful creations! Love the layout too!

204. Aug 28, 2018

Such a cute card

Katie M
203. Aug 28, 2018

Wow!! They are so, so pretty! Yoonsun’s watercoloring is always stunning!

Jessica Lin
202. Aug 28, 2018

Oh boy, the flowers look amazing!

Sharon Gullikson
201. Aug 28, 2018

What cute cards. I especially like the first card with all the flowers and leaves. It seems like it would be a fun card to make.

Sharon Dolan
200. Aug 28, 2018

I like your random floral stamped and watercolored backgrounds.

199. Aug 28, 2018

What vibrant and colourful cards. Stunning. A fabulous opportunity for us to see people and companies we wouldn’t otherwise know about. Loopyloo :)

198. Aug 28, 2018

Both these cards are so gorgeous! Love them!

Mirella Rogan
197. Aug 28, 2018

What a happy looking card, I really love it! This is a fantastic give away thanks to all the sponsors.

Julia Podd
196. Aug 28, 2018

Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love the card inspiration from Yonsoon too!

Carol Rossouw
195. Aug 28, 2018

I love your watercoloring and the colors you use – always so vibrant. Love that sentiment too – “Start your day with a song”

194. Aug 28, 2018

I love the American Gothic/Pennsylvania Dutch quality of your card. It’s so bright and colorful.

Laurie Schlichter
193. Aug 28, 2018

Love the watercoloring!

Florine Chan Li
192. Aug 28, 2018

I had no idea there was liquid watercolor.
Something I need to learn more about. Your cards are lovely.

Jayne Xavier
191. Aug 28, 2018

Wonderful background design, the bird is the highlight!

Colleen F
190. Aug 28, 2018

Fabulous cards and inspiration!

Rema DeLeeuw
189. Aug 28, 2018

loved the placing of a die cut on shaker idea….thanks for sharing

Lillian Fedak
188. Aug 28, 2018

Love the Bohemian feel if this card!

Christine Casey
187. Aug 28, 2018

Your water coloring is beautiful. Such lovely cards! Thank you to all the contributors and congrats to Rubeena!!

Jessica Williams
186. Aug 28, 2018

your card is so bright and cheery. :)

eileen bochsler
185. Aug 28, 2018

Beautiful cards. Love the colors, so bright and cheery.

Michelle Fleming
184. Aug 28, 2018

Love your charming cards!

183. Aug 28, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the background.
Thanks for sharing…

Jeanne Beam
182. Aug 28, 2018

Love the rainbow flowers ..what a wonderful & cheerful card..Thank you for sharing.

Deepti Aggarwal
181. Aug 28, 2018

Great cards. Love your watercolor and fun layouts!

Crystal R Muirhead
180. Aug 28, 2018

Lovely cards! I really like the style & beautiful colors used. And thank you for being a part of this blog hop & wonderful community. All these companies & designers are amazing!

Tracy B
179. Aug 28, 2018

Very nice card. i wanted to see how the liquid watercolors worked. Now I know thanks to you. I love the shaker & watercolor card the most. I’m a girl who likes a little shake & color in my art too.


Erica K.

178. Aug 28, 2018

I love the whimsical feel of these sets of stamps. I think they are perfect for watercoloring. Your card makes me happy!

Barbara Gallagher
177. Aug 28, 2018

Your cards are beautiful ! I love shaker cards, they are much fun. The colors you’ve used are awesome.

176. Aug 28, 2018

Love the colors.

Rita Swanger
175. Aug 28, 2018

What sweet cards, I love the coloring on them. Just adorable! TFS!


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