Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day TWO + Giveaways





Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 60 guests and over $600 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! For details on day one of the hop, you can visit this post. You should have arrived from Rowena Miniaci - Next stop is Laurel Beard


For my card today I took my inspiration directly from the hostess herself. I find I always love Ruby's watercolor florals so much and tried to capture that here. The background is done with Lunar Black from Daniel Smith watercolors and the focal image is from Pink Fresh Studio (who is also a sponsor!) also water-colored with Daniel Smith paints. 



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

110 comments:

  1. Love your idea of making your own striped background.

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  2. Such a lovely card..love the black stripe s at the background.

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  3. Your card is lovely, love striped background.

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  4. Beautiful card!!! Love Daniel Smith watercolors, they are so amazing!!! The black striped paper ypu created, is amazing! Love the boldness yet simplicity of it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! πŸ’œ

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  5. Such a pretty card. Love it's simplicity yet looks so bold. 😍😍😍

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  6. Very pretty. I love the bold black stripes.

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  7. Gorgeous card. Love the striped background and the pretty florals.

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  8. What a beautiful combination of products and colors!

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  9. So pretty! That flower stamp looks so nice. :)

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  10. This is really pretty! And I love the B&W stripe; that's always a favorite look for me.

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  11. Beautiful card. I love the style and your coloring is amazing.

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  12. Beautiful card...always love black and white backgrounds with a splash of color.

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  13. I love how you framed it in the black and white! Makes the card really pop! Great job!

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  14. Gorgeous card. Love the stripped background!

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  15. Very pretty card....I am always a big fan of using Black..and White to set off the focal point....just lovely...thank you so much...big hugs

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  16. Very pretty. I love the black and white border.

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  17. Watercolor for stripes, thats a great idea. Love your card, thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  18. Gorgeous card Sharna. I'm loving everything I'm seeing on this hop.

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  19. That's gorgeous - love the splash of purple with the black and white! Wonderful card and such a pretty image from Pink Fresh Studios! Thank you for sharing, and thank you to all the blog hop sponsors!!!

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  20. Such an beautiful card Sharna, I am sure Ruby would agree.

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  21. Clean and simple and so pretty.
    Love the little purple flowers.
    Thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Such a cute little card! Love the colors!

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  23. Beautiful coloring! And it looks awesome with the black and white stripes behind it. Really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love your card. Those purples are gorgeous.

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  25. I really like this card you created! Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Very pretty. Love the striped frame with the beautiful flowers and foliage.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  27. Fabulous! Love the soft watercolors with the bold stripes. A winning combination!

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  28. 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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  29. What a cute card ! I am so glad I found this blog hop. Such talented ladies, with great ideas!

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  30. What a lovely card! Beautiful floral spray and I love the bold striped background.

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  31. Love the graphic black and white background and those beautifully colored blooms!

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

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  33. That's a beautiful card! Love the black and white frame for the pretty flowers :)

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  34. Absolutely fabulous card! I love the boldness of the black and white background paired with the flowers.

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  35. SOFT AND GORGEOUS. I love these sketchy sorts of flowers...

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  36. A very beautiful card! Love the black and white and the coloring of the flowers!

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  37. Such a pretty card Sharna. Love the flower image with the striped border... great coloring! The purple looks great.

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  38. Terrific card, the black stripes really draws your eyes to the beautiful bouquet!

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  39. Your card has such a fresh look to it & I really like that! The background stripes you created just set it off wonderfully.
    Thanks for the inspiration. This blog hop has been a gift to me the last few mornings while I drink my big mug of tea on the couch. :)

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  40. lovely card - love the delicate floral arrangement :)

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  41. That’s pretty. I like it on the black and white background.

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  42. Great card. The floral image is gorgeous.

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  43. This is beautifully colored and the black and white frames it to perfection.

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  44. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  45. So pretty! Love those flowers and the color combo! Enjoying all these beautiful creations along the hop to celebrate Rubeena's crafting anniversary!

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  46. Love the purple flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  47. Absolutely beautiful! Love the black and white stripes!

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  48. Very pretty card! Your coloring is awesome!

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  49. This card inspire me a lot! Love the background with black watercolour and the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Lovely card, very graphic, I am recently in love with these black and white borders around images! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Wonderful card. Love how the black and white makes the floral image pop.

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  52. Awesome cards! I especially love how the black stripes set the flowers off! Congrats to Rubeena!

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  53. Beautiful card, the border makes the flowers pop!! Great job!!

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  54. Very prettycard. It has a Pennsylvania Dutch quality to it.

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  55. Beautiful card! Love the background you matted your card on as well. Stunning!

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  56. I'm just in awe that so many of you went with watercolored florals, all so different, and all so striking! Love yours, and how you carried that contemporary look through to the bold diagonals. Lovely!

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  57. Love that you paired those florals with the diagonal striped background, gorgeous!

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  58. Ooh! I love how you also painted the diagonal background! Lovely! Thanks for sharing and for being a part of the blog hop!

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  59. 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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  60. You captured Rubeena’s watercolor style with your beautiful water color bouquet Card, just gorgeous!

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  61. Beautifully done!! Your flowers are so pretty and the painted background is perfect. Love it!!

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  62. love how you made your own black and white background for those beautifully colored florals!

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  63. Beautiful colors! Such a pretty card!

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  64. So beautiful!!! I like the contrast to the black and white.

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  65. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the black and white!

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  66. Love your pretty card. Beautiful coloring.
    (Gilda)

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  67. Amazing card! Beautiful coloring!

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  68. Gorgeous card! Love the custom background as well! Nice job with the coloring. Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

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  69. Ooooooh! This is such a lovely card. Beautiful watercoloring...love the image. And that background is perfect. Thanks for being a part of this wonderful blog hop.

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  70. Beautiful card! I love the black and white border! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. Beautiful card! Great colours ! Such a pretty stamp.

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  72. So pretty and i like your colors choices
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  73. So pretty, love your background too!

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  74. The striped background adds to the charm of the water color image. Well done.

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  75. The black and white background really makes it pop !

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  76. So pretty! Love the abundant white space & the black & white background. Beautiful florals!

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  77. I'm a sucker for white/black borders, and your coloring values are good.

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  78. Such a pretty card! Love the black & white border with the colorful flowers! :)

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  79. So beautiful! And love your stripey background!

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  80. Beautiful! The black and white striped border is so striking! Such lovely flowers too!

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  81. Such a pretty card! It's a lovely floral image and the watercoloring is beautiful. I like the black and white striped background - I thought it was patterned paper at first. Thanks for taking part in Rubeena's crafty celebration.

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  82. I love the fabulous border on your sweet card. Thanks for taking time to celebrate with Rubeena and for blessing us all with your inspiration.
    Karen Letchworth

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  83. Beautiful card! I love the black and white striped background!

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  84. Beautiful floral card! I've always envied those who can watercolor and make it look like they've been doing it their entire lives. TFS--have a blessed evening.

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  85. These sweet flowers look terrific with that bold stripe background!
    Congrats to Ruby!

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  86. I love that striped background. It really makes the flowers pop! Thanks for sharing and being a part of this epic hop!!

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

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  88. So pretty and I really love your image against that black & white background! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

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  89. I love how you created that black and white border around the entire image -such a pretty card.

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  90. This is such a lovely image. Beautifully coloured too. The striped border sets the image off perfectly.

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  91. Sharna, I love this black & white card with a splash of color. Thank you for sharing.

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  92. I love the colors and style of your card, very modern and fun. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  93. great card! b&w seem to be the perfect background for almost anything!

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  94. You’ve made such a beautiful card !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  95. Pretty flowers and I like the striped background.

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  96. Sharna, your card is just beautiful!! I'm sorry I'm late to the party. Thank you so much for being part my celebration. You are a good friend. <3

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