Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017 Seasons Giving Blog Hop



Happy New Year, welcome 2017 & welcome to the 5th annual Seasons Givings Blog Hop. What's unique & fun about this hop is every single blog that participate has giveaways. So, grab your cup of coffee and browse around. Stick around and you'll see my giveaways on the bottom of  my post. :)

2016 had been a blessed year for me. My mom get to visit me here in the States for a couple months and I get to take my mom for her 1st trip to Canada. We went & visited Montreal. Then, hubby and I did an Oregon Coast road trip that was simply amazing.

Creativity wise, this year I started the year by joining The Ton Stamps design team and I continue to be part of SugarPea Designs, Purple Onion Designs. Then, for the last quarter of 2016, I get to design for Butterfly Reflections Ink. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have & that I get to work with another group of awesome, talented girls. 

Also, my Caring Hearts Card Drive grow beyond my wildest dream. Thanks to SugarPea Designs, Caring Hearts has its own stamp sets that focus in promoting kindness. Something that our world seems to need more and more this day. Caring Hearts collected 63,700 cards, almost triple the amount of cards that we received in 2015. It warms my heart & humble me to have the support of so many generous people. 

My intention for 2017? To do better. Help more rescues, do more to help save the environment. What's your intention for 2017? 

Now, as we started the new  year, I look back and want to share my top 10 favorite project from 2016. Let's get on with it right away, shall we?


  


 




  




 


GIVEAWAY

I have 3 giveaway (see below). The 1st package contain 8 PSA Essentials variety sets, the 2nd set contained a monogram sets and the 3rd just variety package. To enter, simply left me a comment with your intention for 2017. Of course, I'd love for you to follow my blog or follow me on Instagram: @wirianta . It's optional as I'd love for you to follow me because you're really interested and not just for giveaway reason. ;)

You have till midnight, January 3rd to leave a comment. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. 


PSA Essential Variety Package

PSA Essentials Monogram Sets
 
Variety Package

That's all from me. I am wishing you all a very happy New Year. May this coming year be a blessed year for all of us filled with many goodness and amazing things. Now, go on hopping & good luck!


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131 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Vera!
You've really got some amazing prizes here, and I thank you for your generosity. You have so many lovely cards, and your art is always such an inspiration to us all in the crafting community. I thank you for that, and I do wish you a blessed and wonderful 2017.
Thanks for taking part.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Moosisk said...

Happy New Year! My intention for 2017 is to learn more techniques for my card making. I want to stretch myself and learn some new things. Thanks for the chance to win! :D

Bonnie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. I've enjoyed following your blog this past year and look forward to this year. This year I hope to get a handle on my health issues without all the harsh medications. Also want to grow in my card making abilities.

Tami said...

Happy New Year 2017! Love your work so much! My intention this year to truly try to be a better person in this world.

Noreen said...

You have so many cute cards! I want to create more projects this year. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a Happy New Year!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Amy Ottmers said...

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for all the fun inspiration and this wonderful giveaway!!! For the new year I plan to do a lot of decluttering in my home, wish me luck!!!

Martha Herrera said...

Oh, you make BEAUTIFUL cards! I love them all.
My intention for 2017 is to practice my coloring using my Copic markers. I barely touched them this year!

Thanks for the chance to win,
Happy New Year!

Hussena said...

Your cards are all so beautiful. Love the first card the most. What an adorable scene. 💕
My goal for 2017 is to learn coloring and blending and also get better at it. I also intend to take some lessons in photography. Hope I am able to accomplish my goals.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet and beautiful creation! Happy 2017!
I agreed with you, we have to all put in our part to save the only planet we have!

Karenladd said...

My goal for 2017 is to contribute more to the community in small ways. I donate cards to nursing homes and to Meals on Wheels and will begin volunteering at the local senior center again. Thanks for your generous giveaways and for the Caring Hearts Drive!

Sabrina said...

I love your cards!! They are so adorable!! I just started making cards for 12 different Ronald McDonald homes and I would like to increase the number of cards that I send to them!!

Colleen Howell said...

Awesome that your mom got to visit you! Love your cards and creations. My intention to be more crafty in all areas of my life.

Georgiana said...

Your collection from 2016 is stunning, so I am looking forward to seeing what you share in 2017. I am a new follower. My 2017 crafty goal is to learn to color stamped images. Thanks for the chance.

Celeste Goff said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Vera! I love your amazing cards...they are always so beautifully put together! My goal for 2017 is to get a new lighting system for my blog photos.

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

I want to make more crafty videos this year :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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.

Laraine R said...

Fabulous creations! My goal for the next year is to send more cards and hopefully to learn more techniques!

Diane said...

Oh my, I love, love your cards and the sweet and adorable images, these are new to me and I absolutely LOVE them!! For 2017 I hope to get my creative room much more organized and get ahead on all my DT duties....I hope it works..lol!!

~amy~ said...

Vera, love all your beautiful Inspiration for 2016!!!

Jane said...

Such sweet cards. I intend to make 1 male card a month this year! Thanks for being part of this great hop! Happy new year! x

Sue LD said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards--love the party animals on the birthday card. I intend on doing better making cards for our church card ministry and participating in your card drive for the first time. I follow your blog and Instagram.

Judy h said...

Your cards are darling. I love to see everyone's ideas. I intend to spend time in my craft room every weekend this year.

Kelly said...

what a huge success for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. WOW! I hope to continue teaching card making to my colleagues and making cards for charities as well as SENDING more cards.

jennifirst clark said...

Thanks for the review of your cards; I love it when you bloggers do that. Thx also for the chance to win your goodies.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the inspiration of sharing kindness you inspire. My goal is to bless more people with random gifts this year. Happy New Year!

Macimbalo said...

Vera, your cards are so pretty - I just love the colors you use and the layouts are so well thought out and perfect! Thanks for the chances to win! My goal is to be more helpful through the coming year! Happy New Year!

karenmariehansen said...

my (crafty) goal is to make more cards for charity. My personal is to be able to run 10 k without passing out or injuring myself :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Vera, I SO enjoy your work and have been following you since I first found you. However,I am new to IG and am not very adept at maneuvering around there but I am now following you there. Your prizes are very generous!
I am a very giving person so my intention for this year is to do more for seniors in my local area. I grew up will all 4 of my grandparents and they were very dear to me. So I understand the loneliness that they experience and the need for help & companionship.
Happy New Year Vera and I look forward to more of your work in 2017!

Rose said...

My intentions for this year is to think less of myself and more of others. Your giveaway packs would be a wonderful win.

Migdalia said...

Happy New Year!! Such adorable cards!!My crafty goal for 2017 is to improve on my coloring!!

Emily said...

Cute stamps.
emily65

Mary Holshouser said...

I want to continue having fun with my
paper crafting. Love to make greeting
cards. Want to branch out into more
dimensional projects.
Your cards are wonderful - so soft
and colorful.
thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year

Carrie Maritato said...

In 2017 I would like to take part in more card drives because this is something I really enjoy doing. Thanks for being part of this great blog hop.

Lisa Evans said...

Vera,
Thanks for the great prizes for the giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful new year. I hope to make 2017 the best year and to find more crafty moments.

Christi Conley said...

Hi Vera - what cute cards you make! So pretty with the pastels, they look like candy :) This year I am going to PLAY more - I tend to get bogged down and I forget that this is FUN!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

" the road to hell is paved with good intentions..." lol. I still have loads... lose 20 lbs and spend time with my daughter before she goes to college

Oliev said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
My intention for 2017 is to use more techniques on my cards.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such an amazing blog hop!!! I participated in your card drive and next year I hope to be able to send out more of my cards to bring smiles on peoples faces:)

Anne Owens said...

Hi beautiful cards, thanks for the chance of winning. Kingpd regards Anne Owens.

Fiki said...

so nice projets!

Great blog hop!
Amazing prize you're offering.
Happy New Year!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Stephenie said...

Happy New Year! My intention for the 2017 is to find more joy in the world around me! Thanks for the giveaways!

Beverly Perdue said...

Happy New Year! I am one of your blog followers. I love your card style and your caring spirit. My intention for 2017 is to spend more time reading and studying God's word. I also plan to reorganize my craft room. May you have a blessed new year.

Leanne said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

The Introvert said...

Happy new year! My 2017 crafty goal is to learn how to use alcohol markers.

Ann K said...

I was so happy to participate in the card drive - my goal for 2017 is to incorporate designs from my new Cricut into my card making.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!! Thank you for being part of this amazing Blog Hop!!! My crafty goals for the New Year are making my first mini album and more and more cards!!! Happy New Year!!!

Gail said...

My intentions are to get healthier, stronger, and smarter.

Amy Ames said...

Happy New Year Vera!! So many wonderful projects!! My goals for 2017 are to get started on my bachelors degree and also to do 1 crafty project a week!! And in general just to live life more fully 😊

Sierra Winters said...

Vera:
I hope you are enjoying your special time during Mom's visit. Cherish every minute with her!
My plans for the new year include getting my craft room organized, and staying focussed.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Sierra
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

christi said...

hi, this year I would like to learn more techniques with a variety of products.

Terri said...

Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop. I hope to find more time during 2017 to create layout kits for my crop friends.

TLady said...

SUCH CUTE CREATIONS!!!! SUPER WORK!!! My intentions are to teach a class on Stamping/Making Cards. We got a good start the end of last year & are continuing on our meeting & learning in the new year. Discipline will also be needed, on my part! ;) HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & YOURS!!! ;)

Tina Thomsen said...

Love your work! My crafting intention is to finish more projects that what I have started.

Danielle Vincent said...

Your creations are just so wonderful! Thanks so much for the generous prize opportunity Vera. I am now a follower on your blog and Instagram. I hope to be less critical of myself this year and to use more of my "waiting to be used stamps and stash". Happy New Year.

Angelique Vela said...

I love your creativity and your caring heart. Blessings this 2017!

ESUE said...

Thanks for chance such great prizes. Hope you have a great New Year. My wish is do a craftroom makeover so I can work more efficient. Wish me luck.

Linda Anderson said...

I loved your sweet cards! For 2017 I'm endeavoring to organize my chaotic craft room so I can craft better! Wishing you great creative thought processes for 2017! Thanks for sharing your love of crafting!

Gail said...

Vera - the art work here is lovely - I like that this blog is your happy place!! Cool statement there - My intention for 2017 is to spend more time with my husband - life is short and we need the time together - so I am going to be intentional in that area this year - thanks for the hop and a chance to win a nice prize - blessings!

Pammy J. said...

I hope to get more of my stamps logged into Evernote in 2017!

Sharon said...

Love your cards - such cute and pretty designs. Resolution - to work ahead and not rush at the last minute. Hope you and your family have a wonderful new year!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all so wonderfully done. And, you certainly are generous with those fabulous prizes. Have a great new year.

Cheryl L. said...

I enjoy your blog! My intention is to get back in shape!

StampinLouie said...

In 2017 I intend to make more use of my stamps and to send out more encouraging cards.

Neva Cole said...

Some really cute cards with wonderful coloring! My intention for the year is to continue practicing gratitude!

Vanias Reed said...

Thank you for this. I want to be more intentional when it comes to be a blessing in other people's lives

Marsha said...

These prize packages look wonderful. This year I want to do more crafting and send more cards to drives (like the Caring Hearts, etc). I also want to try stenciling.
The best to you in 2017.

Peggy said...

Thank you for the inspiration. My goal is to get many crafty projects completed.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Happy New Year! My goal for 2017 is to make cards and catch up on my scrapbooking! Looking forward to some inspiration!

Sandra Colebank said...

Your cards are pretty. Thanks for chance to win.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize. My goal is to become more organized so I can create more cards to share with those hurting and/or in nursing homes. Plus to work on my scrapbooks. margbrid@carolina.rr.com

Donna said...

I have two crafty resolutions. One is to get my Christmas cards started earlier this year and the second is to participate more in sending cards for kindness. Love your blog and look forward to your posts. Thanks for the chance to win!

SHartl said...

My craft goal this year is to try to learn some new techniques and to experiment a little bit. I don't have that much time to craft so I tend to get into a rut. It's time to stretch!! Happy 2017!
apedoak@aol.com

Denise Bryant said...

Love your Top Ten! Such pretty creations!
I am planning an overhaul of my craft room! It needs some organization and a good cleaning!
Happy New Year!

mandalj said...

Such lovely cards! I just hope to be able to do more craft, rather than read about it!

noodles said...

So glad to have come across your blog. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. My two goals for 2017 are to finish organizing my craft studio and to use more items from my stash!

Abby said...

I'd like to color more this year.

April Rogers said...

What a very sweet way to start the new year. BIG Blog Hop! ;-)
My biggest goal is to get more accomplished and that means I need to get better organized.
XO Nana

peggy mcclelland said...

Hi Vera I'm happy for this hop because I have found people I had no idea existed. Happy new year I wish a even better one this new year for you. My goal is to have a much better year and have fun doing all the paper crafts I can..

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your style. My goal is to craft more in an organised craft room! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year! 🙂

Erica Brusca said...

Love your cards! My intent is to make and send more cards this year.

Cary said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable. My goal this year is to finally learn how to shade with markers. I look forward to seeing your creative inspiration in 2017.

Shasteen Murphy said...

My goal for 2017 is to combine machine stitching and card making.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful that you got to spend that quality time with your Mom. My crafty goal this year is to actually craft more. Too many interruptions this last year. Thank you for all of your inspiration and Happy New Year

Rubina Pantoja said...

Neat giveaway, Vera! I love the projects you shared too - they're so cute. My intention is to be present more.

T-dizzle said...

I like the word intentions so much better, to smile more and finish what I start

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

This blog hop is such a lovely idea - thank you! By the way, the link did not work for me from Wanda's blog to yours Vera. My intention for 2017 is to live a loving, caring, happy life and continue to be grateful for all that I have.

JennyH said...

Crafty goal - getting started on projects early instead of waiting for close to deadline :)

Happy New Year
jennyhurley@hotmail.com.au

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Lovely Cards! Thank you so much for the generous gift and a chance to win!
My crafty goal is to be more organised, to learn and implement newer techniques

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the chance to maybe win something

Kathleen

Dana & Glen said...

Sounds like you have had a lovely 2016. What amazing projects you created too! I am looking forward to unpacking my craft supplies (we just moved) and spend some time in my craft room again. Best wishes for a wonderful 2017!

kReN K said...

The 2017 word is FOCUS and I plan to focus on new techniques and using my stash in new ways. Three giveaways! I appreciate your generosity. Sharing is a wonderful thing! You're the best! TFS! kReN@afourthlife

Judie said...

Super gorgeous creations and awesome giveaways!! My crafty plan is to plan my own wedding invites!!

Tami Grant said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win the wonderful giveaways you have. I am a new follower of your blog and Pintrest. Your cards are lovely!

Dorothy S said...

Just so you know, I had trouble with a couple of the links to your site, but I made it! Lovely cards. I am hoping to be more organized so I can create more!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Your work is simply stunning! Thanks for such great prizes. My intentions for 2017 are to complete all my unfinished projects both large and small. Cheers.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Happy 2017! I hope to complete some projects and have more fun with them.

sharon g said...

LOVE the flying pigs... I want to break out of my rut and use my supplies in new ways this year.

Lee said...

Happy 2017!! I would like to make all birthday cards that I need for 2017!

Patty said...

Thanks for participating in this amazing welcome to the new year. My intention is to be more creative this year and step outside my box.

Maria Alder said...

Fun,fun cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stamps x

Tess L said...

Happy New Year to you!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely blog and card samples. My new years intentions would have to be completing the cards I start LOL!!!!

Heather said...

Vera, your cards are always sooooo adorable, and gorgeous! My intention is to use up a bits and pieces pile in my craft room that I'm staring at right now! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!

Mom and wife. said...

Love your cards, amazing and pretty. Thanks for your lovely giveaway

Helen F. said...

LOVE your 2016 collection, Vera! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Michele K. Henderson said...

You have given us all great inspiration all year long! Looking forward to seeing more from you in 2017!
Warm New Year Wishes!
Michele

Z Sullivan said...

my intention for 2017 is to create and actually mail more cards. Your creations are lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win such generous prizes. May you have a happy and prosperous 2017.

Ddmac58 said...

Happy New Year! My intention for 2017 is to organize my craft room so I can find things and be more creative. Loved all your cards and glad I found your blog. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.

Christine said...

Happy 2017! I enjoyed seeing your cards. One of my goals for 2017 is to read through the Bible.

cghundley said...

Loved helping with the
card drive, you are
awesome to do that!
Love all your pretty
cards and thanks for
the giveaways.
Carla from Utah

Cathy Hanes said...

Such sweet cards! I love the blog hop each year.. love meeting new designers especially!! Will definitely follow you! My intention for this year is to create more cards and actually send them out there to brighten someone's day!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the coloring on your floral cards especially! My intention this year is to have my Christmas cards all finished before Christmas week. Thanks for the chance to win one of these great prizes!

Taunya Butler said...

Hello, Vera!! My intention for this coming year is to Have COURAGE and Be KIND!! I want to create at least two cards per week and make multiples of them every chance I get!! You are so talented and your projects are delightful!!

Amy C. said...

Loove your cards. I already follow you on Instagram. :) My intention is to get more focused in 2017.

Kim Ross said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! What a fun hop! Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize!

This year I am resolving to stamp more. I have already completed my other resolution, which was to catalog my Paper Smooches & Lawn Fawn stamp sets so I don't purchase the same one twice (again!). :)

Kathy H said...

I love your cards! I don't typically make resolutions but I do have crafty goals. I want to try some of the techniques I've seen others do and I need to make time to do them.

reeree62 said...

Happy New Year, and thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!
I'm going to take every stamp set I own, that has never seen INK, and use it!!! My 2017 Resolution!!

Kate B said...

Fantastic cards - you are quite talented! My goal this year is to use my new supplies within 30 days of receiving them. This will help me make time to create more, and I can also get my kids involved!

Serendipidade said...

Loved your cards and the colors you used.
My new years resolution is to restart my blog with handmade cards.

sammi said...

Great cards! Love your color choices! My goal for 2017 is to pay it forward more often! My plan is to pay it forward somehow, someway, at least once a month, in 2017! Thank you for taking part in the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop and for the chance to win! Happy 2017!

Sammibug in Ohio

Tammy Paul said...

happy new year, all the best for 2017

Mary Beth Bolie said...

Fantastic prize! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! Wishing you a happy and blessed new year! My crafting 'intentions' for 2017 is to create a crafting space in my basement.

Purple Princess said...

My goal is to send out more of the cards I make

Marilyn said...

Thank you. Your Caring Hearts card drive is a big plus ... enjoy participating. This year I will try at least one new technique.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Thanks for the great prizes! This year I plan to stay on top of my projects instead of having to rush to get them done all the time. Your creativity will help inspire this!

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.

Pat McCleary said...

All your cards are awesome- no wonder they were favorites. My intention for 2017 is to take part in more cards drives. Wonderful that your Caring Hearts was so successful & I'm so glad I participated. It was so rewarding for recipients & card makers. Thanks for a chance to win an amazing prize.

Julia said...

My main intention this year is to DECLUTTER! We need to get rid of a lot of stuff in the house. This will be a year of donating for me!

Lorraine said...

Looking at your projects I've just added another goal for 2017 - to get those little flying pigs! But seriously, I have to spend less time looking and more time creating. That's my goal. Happy New Year!

Ohhh Snap said...

Such beautiful cards! It sounds like you had a lovely visit with your mom : D. I'd like to get a lot more scrapbook layouts done in 2017

Preety said...

Beautiful projects, i love their softness and delicate nature :) my intention for 2017 is to become more organized and learn more crafting techniques, perhaps also become more fit!!
Cheers
preety

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