Monday, August 27, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day ONE + Giveaways....

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways




Hello and 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!

GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them 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 this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com 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

This is an amazing celebration!! I am truly honored and beyond grateful to be part of this amazing hop! 
Rubeena is such a super talented crafter and such an inspiration!! If you do not already follow her make sure to do so, you will absolutely fall in love with everything she creates!

I was very excited to create something to share with you in honor of this celebration. I began with two fun cards with some crafty friends in mind. I was inspired by two previous "Disney Themed" cards I had created using Lawn Fawn products. The first one was actually created for Rubeena's birthday. It was an Alice in Wonderland themed card. I recreated it in honor of her hop but this time I used the fun Shadow Box die.


I wanted to create an area to write a note in for the recipient of this card, so I 
created a mini card on the back of my shadow box. 


Here is the inside of the card: 




I used the same Copic markers as I did for the first card with this theme.
Please feel welcome to check out that post here

For my second card, I used the beautiful 
Magnolia Clear Stamp by Avery Elle.
I ended up creating a set of cards with the gorgeous image from this set.

I used Daniel Smith watercolors to color the flowers in. 
For the background, I used Gouache paint. 






Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today! 
I hope you will join us tomorrow for Day 2 of this amazing hop and celebration!!! 
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day!! 

Up next is the super talented Keeway Tsao!
For the complete list or to start at the beginning of the hop
please visit Rubeena Ianigro

Please feel welcome to follow me on Instagram 
here: 

 Here is the complete list of the blog hop for today:



222 comments:

  1. Love both cards! Stunning floral colors.

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  2. Wow! Those are some amazing cards. You are very talented.

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  3. Beautiful coloring and blending.

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  4. So fun seeing both types of cards... love little scenes with that first one and the second one is so elegant!!!

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  5. The floral card is stunning! Your other card is adorable.

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  6. Amazing cards! Really like the magnolia!

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  7. I love, love, love your magnolia card! The coloring is amazing. They look so very real! TFs!

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  8. Wonderful cards and so totally different...cute (love Lawn Fawn) to super elegant (beautiful Avery Elle)!!!

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  9. You are such a talented artist! Thank you to all for inspiring me to create.

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  10. Those are some AMAZING FLOWERS!!! Incredible! And your first card has the cutest colour combo! I love it!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Stunning coloring!!!!

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  12. You put a lot of work into your first card with the shadow box. So fun to see. Have to say the second card blew me away. The magnolias are gorgeous!

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  13. Darling shadow box card. Being from the south I love magnolias and your card is stunning. Looks like you could just pick those petals right off the page.

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  14. Your first card is absolutely adorable, and WOW -- what a striking second one!

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  15. I'm really partial to the one shadow box card. That's just too cute.

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  16. Your cards are so pretty Mayra! The 1st one is adorable and I love the layering... the second one is just so elegant! Beautiful work my friend!

    Theresa

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  17. Those are very pretty cards, especially the second ones with the flowers. They are elegant! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh my gosh Mayra your cards are so fun!!! I love how you incorporated disney themes in your cards!!! I'm a huge disney fan and just absolutely love your work 😍😍😍

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  19. Your cards are beautiful. The Alice set would be great to give to a friend as a gift set. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring others.

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  20. The shadow box die is on my shopping list.
    Your card is darling. The flowers on
    the other card are exquisite.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Fun card and a WOW card...isn't that what life is all about?? I'm speechless with your talent!

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  22. The Alice in Wonderland card is adorable and the magnolia cards are gorgeous!

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  23. Your magnolia cards are Stunning!! Super cute pop up card!!

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  24. Such a fun & elegant cards, beautiful!

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  25. The shadow box card is just darling!!! And I love that it's coffee
    themed. Yum! The magnolias are beautiful!!

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  26. Your second card is just gorgeous!

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  27. Love the shadow box card and the idea to put a mini-card on the back for a sentiment - genius! And your other cards with that black background are just gorgeous! TFS!!

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  28. Wow! Such amazing, gorgeous cards! Absolutely love them!

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  29. Your Alice and Mad Hatter are well done :) I also think the flowers are nice, but the characters are especially fun

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  30. love these beautiful cards! I haven't seen that stamp set but it is so cute! The magnolia blossums are so striking on the black background. thanks for sharing.

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  31. Your first 2 cards are super cute, but those florals with the black background...WOW!

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  32. Cute design - I like how there is room for a message but it does not "junk up" the design area.

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  33. Love the bunny and the flower cards are awesome!!

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  34. Love both your projects! Those flowers are gorgeous.

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  35. Lovely cards! Great job! It's so sweet to see the community (esp. the unity of crafters and sponsors) come together to celebrate Rubeena! Thank you for the inspiring cards! ~ Lenice

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  36. Both cards are fabulous and both such different styles! They are great! Thank you for being a part of this blog hop and sharing your creations with us!

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  37. I loved both of the cards.....so different....I must say that the Magnolia card is just my cup of tea.....I was just looking at that stamp set....so pretty.....you artists are doing such honor to Rubeena and I love it....so much talent..it is so much fun to get to the next blog on this hop....Thank you so much for sharing your talents....hugs

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  38. The floral cards are stunning!

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  39. All of your cards are great, the floral card is absolutely stunning.

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  40. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards

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  41. Your Alice in Wonderland cards are darling. The box must be fun too. I love the soft pink flower on the stunning dark background. TFS

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  42. I love both of the cards but those flowers... they are stunning! Your coloring is amazing! :)
    Hugs, Alex

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  43. So whimsical! love them! and the flowers on the black card are beautiful!

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  44. Super cute card, love all the bright colors! And then that magnolia set! Wow, just gorgeous!

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  45. I LOVE the Alice in Wonderland set! Such great coloring!

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  46. Both cards are great, but the magnolia card is stunning!

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  47. Awesome Cards! The magnolia card is my favorite

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  48. Love those cards. Beautiful coloring and great styles.

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  49. Fabulous cards....love the happy whimsy of the first and the elegant beauty of the second!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  50. You shared your talents by 2 very different styled cards. I love the floral card the best.

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  51. You can do it all! Cute/sweet, and gorgeous!

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  52. Oh my gosh. Both of these cards are so wonderful. I love the Alice in Wonderland card so much! You're so clever! And the flowers are divine!

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  53. I really enjoy seeing how a crafter can create totally different styles. The magnolia card is stunning. Never used gauche before, very deep and elegant.

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  54. The magnolia card is so gorgeous! And, the Alice in Wonderland card is adorable, too.

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  55. What amazing cards you created to help Rubeena celebrate! Love the cute scene in the shadowbox and find the magnolias so gorgeous and realistic. We visited Disney World at Christmas time, and our lodging area had a southern theme, so there were magnolias in all the decorations. Seeing your two projects took me back there. Thanks for the memory and the crafty inspiration!

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  56. Wow, your cards are amazing! Adorable and happy shadow box card, so many amazing details. Gorgeous floral cards, so very elegant and striking with fantastic watercoloring.

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  57. Wow!! They are absolutely stunning, Mayra!! I absolutely love each one!! Gorgeousness!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  58. LOVE both cards!!! And what a great idea to add a note card to the back of your shadow box! The magnolias on the second card is just beautiful--I'm pretty partial to magnolia, and have a bush in my yard that I just love to see in full bloom. Trouble is, a frost always comes along and shortens the life of the blooms. Anyway, TFS and have a blessed day.

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  59. Stunning Cards. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

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  60. Mayra so lovely to see your wonderful creations along the hop! I always admire your cards on IG. Your fun shadow box card is adorable , so beautifully coloured ! You floral cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing an inspiring.xx

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  61. The floral card is stunning!

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  62. I love them both, Mayra ❤️ magical coloring as always 😘

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  63. Love the variety of styles. The floral card is incredible!

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  64. You have created two gorgeous floral card and I think your colouring is perfect, thanks for the inspiration.
    Diane Lousie xx

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  65. Wow!!! Your cards are incredible!! Love your creativity- thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  66. Wow! Mayra these are jaw dropping gorgeous!!! I absolutely love your creativity with your scenes and your coloring is AMAZING!! Both cards are incredible! Thank you for inspiring me everyday!!

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  67. Such beautiful cards, and your watrcoloring is amazing! LOVE your cute scenes too.

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  68. Your Lawn Fawn project is adorable. Love the magnolia card. Your coloring is so beautiful and looks wonderful on the dark background.
    (Gilda)

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  69. Love both of your cards.....each one is so completely different than the other!!

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  70. I .like seeing 2 very different styles from you!

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  71. I really like to see the two different styles of cards. Each one more amazing than the other.

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  72. Crazy about face in styles. Exactly what I like to do.

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  73. OOh, I'm going to have to check out that shadow-box die! The magnolia cards are simply stunning!

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  74. Love the dramatic magnolia card. Great contrast in colours.

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  75. These cards are so different but both so wonderful! I absolutely love all the little details in the Alice in Wonderland card!

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  76. You already know how I feel about your scenic cards! They are EPIC! Also, when am I getting them!!! LOL LOVE YOU! Thank you so much for being my friend and for celebrating with me! I love your use of the gouache and your watercoloring, too. You are soo talented. Hugs

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  77. Adorable shadow box card. Your floral cards are amazing. I love your fabulous colouring 💕💓❤️

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  78. cute card and beautiful flowers.

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  79. Fabulous cards! Your coloring is amazing! Fun details and images on your Disney inspired card, and lovely flowers! Thanks for celebrating Rubeena's crafting anniversary with this awesome hop!

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  80. Cute Lawn Fawn project and your magnolia card is stunning! Cheers, Dotty

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  81. Very hard to find how to make comments here. Lovely cards though!!

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  82. Your mushroom cards are darling and I love the bright colors you chose. Your floral card is stunning. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  83. I love these cards. Especially the magnolia. It's just wow.
    Thanks for sharing

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  84. Cute box card and what a great idea to put a small card in the back! Love the watercolored magnolia. It is so pretty!

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  85. Your first card is so cute, and I love your beautiful magnolias!

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  86. Your magnolia cards are stunning! Your watercoloring is so smooth and elegant, just perfect. Also.... Thank you to all the bloggers and sponsors for taking part in this celebration. Congratulations to Rubenna on 4 years of crafting. Here's to a 100 more years of creating, making, sharing, and inspiration in this crazy fun industry we love so much.

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  87. Both cards are fantastic. I am a big fan of your coloring whether it be Copics, watercolors etc. Your color choices and blending are top notch.

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  88. Your first card is so cute but that second card is just stunning. The water coloring is just gorgeous!

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  89. Mayra, your projects are simply amazing! Your work is consistently FABulous.

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  90. Both of your projects are amazing!!!

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  91. Oh Mayra, you Disney themed cards are so adorable and the Magnolia set is simply gorgeous. You are amazingly talented. Thank you for sharing these.

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  92. Your cards are amazing and so very creative, Mayra! I LOVE the idea of adding a little card to the back of the shadowbox for a note. The magnolia cards are gorgeous. There is so much talent in you, it's incredible. Wow!!

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  93. Aw, that first card is adorable and fun. The magnolia set is gorgeous.

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  94. Wow! Magnolias are my favorite and you colored this one so beautifully. TFS!

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  95. Fun whimsical cards are great. But the floral is stunning.

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  96. Your watercoloring is awesome! I love the magnolias!

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  97. Love that adorable shadow box card & your magnolia card is fabulous! Awesome coloring!

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  98. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. Love the shadow box card.

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  99. Beautiful coloring... pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!!

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  100. Love love love this Lawn Fawn card! It's amazing!

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  101. Such a cute lawn fawn card... and love the floral one the most..Awesome coloring.

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  102. I love the 3D card, so cute! But the magnolia steals the show. I'm a southern girl and we love our showy trees.

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  103. Your shadow box card is so fun with lots of details to enjoy from inside to outside! Your magnolia card is breathtaking!

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  104. Awesome cards! I especially love the flowers with the black background! Congrats to Rubeena!

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  105. Those magnolias are fabulous!! Such incredible coloring!

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  106. love your cards - the coloring is sensational:)

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  107. I love the soft floral colors - so beautiful!

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  108. Such a cute card! Never thought to use it like that! And the second card is just stunning!

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  109. 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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  110. I love your flower card! The colors are beautiful!

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  111. The water coloring is just gorgeous! Your other cards are adorable.

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  112. Holy moly, two totally different styles, but I love all of your creations! The Alice in Wonderland is super clever, and your magnolias are stunning!

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  113. Amazing cards - really stunning designs and coloring!

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  114. Love love love. thank you for sharing. The colors are radiant and beautiful.

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  115. Wow!! Amazing creations, Mayra! Superbly colored and absolutely amazing!

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  116. The first one..so fun and the floral...stunning

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  117. Two such totally different and creative cards. Fun and bright, delicate and elegant.

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  118. sweet and cute to gorgeous. i'd say you are pretty talented yourself!!!

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  119. So cute! Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  120. Love both your cards! Fabulous.

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  121. Amazing coloring on both cards, Mayra - especially love your beautiful flowers with the black background!

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  122. What great cards in absolutely completely different styles - love 'em both, but drawn to the flower card more - just a little. :) Loopyloo

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  123. Super cute card and lovely floral card :)

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  124. Nice job on both cards. Love floral but the Alice card is cute too.
    Thanks,
    Erica K.

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  125. Those flowers are stunning on that black background!! Love it. Congrats to Rubeena and thanks to all who contributed!!

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  126. Fantastic creations!! I love the cute shadow box and gorgeous flowers!! <3

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  127. Your flowers are gorgeous! Love the dark background!

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  128. Fantastic cards! The flowers are beautiful on the second card.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  129. I love the Alice In Wonderland theme card! Super cute.
    The watercolor flowers are stunning!

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  130. amazing alice in wonderland card and such an elegant second card.

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  131. Love both of your cards--fun and elegant!

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  132. Both of your cards are amazing!! I love the idea of the little note card on the back of the shadowbox card!! The super-dark background on the magnolia card is awesome! I love how it sets off the pretty flowers.

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  133. Ooooo. I like both cards. Very different color stories.

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  134. Your cards are awesome, and I really thank you for participating in this special event.
    Thank you!
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  135. I love that you used dark colors...

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  136. The shadow box is adorable and the floral cards are stunning!

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  137. Those shadow boxes are awesome! And that floral card!!

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  138. Both are so wonderful! I love these! The black background is dramatic and lights the flowers up perfectly.

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  139. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Love the magnolias...

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  140. Your first card says "You make life fun". I say " You make cards fun"! That shadow box card looks very festive and fun. That second set though is absolutely gorgeous! Your painting is stunning!

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  141. Your Alice care is just gorgeous, definitely one I want to try!

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  142. Such different projects! That Alice in Wonderland set is just too cute, what a clever idea! And your floral cards are just stunning!

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  143. Beautiful cards. The magnolia card is stunning and being from the south, it is my favorite!

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  144. Such different but beautiful styles! Makes me want to break out of my comfort zone, lol

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  145. Your floral cards are stunning!

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  146. Your magnolias are just stunning! I had that stamp set in my hands last week at my LSS and put it back cause I was afraid I'd never be able to do it justice. Maybe after I practice painting some more! Your box card is adorable too!!!

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  147. I love how cute the shadow box card is. Shadow box cards are cute and fun.

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  148. A very cute shadow box card and I just love those gorgeous florals! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  149. First, that flower is drop dead gorgeous! Second, I'm in love with your Alice card! You're so creative to think of ways to modify stamps into easily recognized characters. You can do it all...from realistic florals to cute Disney 😍

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  150. Fab cards, your colouring is wonderful!

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  151. Shadow box cards are so effective, and that stamp set is very sweet. The magnolias against the black background on the other cards look stunning.

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  152. Two wonderful and so different cards. The second one is stunning!

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  153. Love the Alice themed card! Your Copic colouring is fabulous.

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  154. OH EM GEE! That Alice themed card is SO darn adorable!!! Love it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  155. Cute cards! The card set is gorgeous!

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  156. Love the card set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  157. Both cards are great. The first is so whimsical and the second is positively elegant.

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  158. I actually had to look up what Gouache paint does/is on your stupendously gorgeous Magnolia card. Your Alice creation is marvelously whimsical and a stunning layout of front and back.

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  159. great creations! beautiful coloring on your floral cards!

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  160. Love all of your fun cards! Especially the magnolia - that is gorgeous on the black background! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  161. Oh wow !! Both your creations are fantastic !! Thanks for sharing.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  162. Love that your cards are such different styles and they are all wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  163. The shadow box card is super cute and the magnolia is gorgeous!

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  164. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  165. Beautiful beautiful projects! The colors and coloring skills on the first card are spot on, gotta love those copic markers eh?! I love the contrast on the second card between the pink flower and black background! So pretty!

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  166. I love both cards. I have to say the magnolia floral card makes me swoon a little!

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  167. You do a great job with different card styles, Mayra. These are both beautiful, but so unique from the other. =)

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  168. AMAZING cards! I am especially in love with your cute little mini box card! It is just so precious! And your coloring of both cards is absolutely gorgeous too!!

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  169. Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your stuninng cards!!!

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  170. While I do like people who make life fun, I especially adore your second card, the magnolia!

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  171. Amazing cards!! The first, so adorable and unique!! And the second is just stunning!!

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  172. Love all of these cards! I especially appreciate the gorgeous, soft flowers on that black background!

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  173. Beautiful cards, I really love the magnolia.

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  174. Wow Mayra, it doesn't surprise me that you are part of this hop my friend! You do beautiful crafty projects all the time. I love the cards you made, but my favorites are the last ones. Oh my they are stunning! I love magnolia flowers, my aunt has one in her back yard down south-everyone has one down there. lol Of course I had to pick one! Hugs, Brenda

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  175. Your cards are beautiful ! The coloring of your magnolias is stunning.

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  176. Wow! Mayra, I love your Alice shadow box & card. What an awesome way to add a note to it. Your next 2 magnolia cards are just stunning & so realistic. Thank you for sharing.

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  177. Amazing cards. Thanks for sharing

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  178. Your Alice-themed shadow box card is so creative! What a fun idea. The set of magnolia cards you made are gorgeous! I love your beautiful watercoloring. It's so wonderful how many companies and designers have come together to help celebrate Rubeena's anniversary. Thanks for a being a part of it.

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  179. Your shadow box card is beautiful! I love the details you added and the mini card you created. Your elegant note cards with the magnolias are stunning!

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