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Monday, August 27

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE


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!

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be part of this amazing hop, Rubeena is such a wonderful lady who has always been so incredibly supportive, and her kindness is second to none.  Congratulations Rubeena on your crafting anniversary and thank you for letting us celebrate with you!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Winnie & Walter blog, and your next destination is the superstar that is Jennifer McGuire...


If you are a little lost on your blog hopping travels, please head on back to our lovey host Rubeena...


Here is my card for today's hop...

Stamps - Woodland Plushies (new in September), Into The Woods II & Say Something / Dies - Woodland Plushies Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder; Twine

It's not a hop without prizes, and oh my goodness, there are so many prizes up for grabs...

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors  Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 and 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 & 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

Happy hopping everyone and good luck!

Before I go, a little reminder that our September Release Countdown Teasers kick off tomorrow, I really hope you'll join me then :)

Stephanie xxx

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Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

What cute birthday card !

Lisa Tilson said...

Another totally adorable creation Stephanie - I don't know how you and Jenny do it time after time, but I do know that your cards make me smile. Fabulous colouring as always, beautiful layout. And I love those Woodland Plushies! xx

Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness those "critters" are so adorable. I want them. :) Cute, cute card.

Verhey Family Blog said...

So stinkin' cute!

Pam said...

What a super adorable card! Loved the little critters!

KM Miller said...

Love the little critters. Great idea with the trees in the background.

TrainWithMeghan said...

Could those critters be any cuter! And the coloring INCREDIBLE! Such a great card!

Kim Faucher said...

Such a super sweet card and I love them all lined up with the birch trees!!!

Lisa Byers said...

Absolutely adorable!! Such cuddly little guys!! Your coloring is right on!! Love it!!

Mary Holshouser said...

this is so sweet. The coloring
is fantastic. There is so much
depth to the card. The
animals look like you could give
them a hug - they are so life-like.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nana Griffin said...

Aw, this is adorable.

Tara Salladay said...

I love your stamps so much!! They are the cutest. Thanks for sharing!!

~amy~ said...

Filled with cuteness...love your coloring!

Ddlove 3 said...

Supercute card! Love the coloring!

Cherie said...

Love your woodland plushies! They look so soft and touchable! Hope I can color like that some day! TFS!

Theresa Pollack said...

Love those cute critters! Great birthday card.

madhatter said...

You are such a torment with a sneak peek of a new release. These are gorgeous and another for the ever growing wish list. Stunning colouring as always, wish I could colour like that. Thank you so much for sharing. See you tomorrow.
Tracey.x

Sundaystamper said...

The shading and coloring on this card are magnificent! True inspiration!

Teri Smith said...

This card is just too sweet!! Those little animals are adorable & the colouring & shading you done is wonderful! I also like the trees in the background. Great card!

Earl-lea Riser said...

I love your colouring - you make pencils look easy!

Isabel Z said...

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

Cindy G. said...

Adorable critters!! Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

mumof4 said...

Your card is so so cute! Love the lil guys and the use of the trees behind them.

Maureen Reiss said...

Oh My!!!! Soooo Adorable!!!!

JMcKnite said...

Oh my gosh those lil critters are so cute. Love the trees behind them. Very adorable card.

Janet McCurry said...

Too cute! I love your designs and this is adorable!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my goodnes... Your stamps are the cutest! I love the little bears. This card steals my heart.

Esther Asbury said...

Beautiful coloring on your adorable card! Love those cute animals!

Connie said...

So cute. I’m a big fan of the stamps you create.

mel h said...

Such a cute card. I love those little creatures!

Lucia BlueberryCrafty said...

Oh gosh Stephine your cards and products are always amazing!!! Have been a clearly besotted fan and will always be.

Jan in Tucson said...

Your pencil coloring is great! ❤️

Becca Yahrling said...

Talk about some adorable critters!! I want to hug each and every one! lol And your coloring is simply magnificent!

Linda M said...

Oh my gosh—this card is adorable!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Absolutely preciousness...beautiful coloring and love the design!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful card, love those stamps.

RobynLovesPedro Silva said...

Omg the Woodland Plushies are the cutest things ever!! What a perfect name for this set. Beautiful card. I’m super excited for the new release

Lagene said...

Great blog hop, Awesome card! I love your little line-up of CUTE critters!

Kathleen Mills said...

So cute! Your coloring is wonderful!

Sam B said...

Oh my gosh - Woodland PLushies is just adorable! Love Clearly Besotted and can't wait to see the next release! Thank you for sharing and for being a blog sponsor!!

Buttarcrafts said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for supporting Rubeena in her crafty celebration

Elaine Dunton said...

This is such a cute card.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Oh my goodness...what an adorable card....I love that Wooland Plushies stamp set.....that little Fat Beaver reminds me of ME...LOL....I am loving this wonderful blog hop to celebrate such a talented young woman as Rubeena....it is awesome to see this community of great artist and sponsers come together to do this....thank you so much for this opportunity to celebrate with you....hugs

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is beyond amazing!!! The coloring is gorgeous!! Super happy to be part of this amazing celebration!!

Hugs&Blessings,
Mayra

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Awwwe...those little plushies are adorable!!! Little God love-its!!! That set is going on my wish list! Your card is so cute---I LOVE it!!! TFS---have a very sweet, and blessed day.

Nandini said...

Such a cool card! The colouring is superlative! I am looking forward to the new release. Thanks for the reminder!

CoolPaperArt said...

The shading on the animals is awesome. The trees in the back are nice and simple, I love grays like that.

Lura said...

Cutie little stamps - they almost look like stuffed toys in the woods and great coloring as well.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Aww, your card is simply adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Teri Ann said...

OH! IS THAT CUTE, OR WHAT?!

L Williams said...

This card is sooo adorable! Love the little critters. It's so sweet to see this community (crafters and sponsors united!) coming together to celebrate this anniversary. Thank you for sharing the inspiring card creation! ~ Lenice

Renee Moran said...

The glow in your coloring is stunning.

Raga Senthil said...

So stinkin' cute. Love the realistic colouring. ๐Ÿ’•❤️๐Ÿ’•

Barbara said...

This is adorable. My preferred style is usually not cute little critters, but I think I need these.

luluvision said...

Thank you so much for being a sponsor for this blog hop! I simply adore this card!! So super cute! And wonderful coloring!

Kelly Parker said...

Love this stamp set! the card is wonderful.

Pat Gasko said...

That's a really cute card. Your coloring is great.

Sue Smith said...

Such an adorable card. The animals are so darn cute. Love it. TFS

Laceysocks said...

Such cute little critters! Great idea and fun card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your card, you always add so much sweet detail to your cards.

Teri W said...

These critters are darling!

Diana said...

Love those cute critters!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness! These stamps are adorable!! Cute card!

Kim Salito said...

What an adorable card, thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Oh my, super cute like plushies! Absolutely adorable card!

Ashlea Crafts said...

Stephanie, if this isn’t the cutest card! And that coloring is incredible!

Carlypool said...

Love this birthday card! Such a adorable stamp set! I love the stuffed animal look!

Dayna Audirsch said...

I just want to hug all of them at once! great card!

QuilterLaura said...

Oh my gosh, just adorable!

Janis said...

Love these sweet critters. Adorable card!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

MichelleG said...

So adorable

Lindsay Dickason said...

Beautiful coloring! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing!

Cyndi Morris said...

Adorable card. Love those critters.

Susie Sonnier said...

OMG! Awesome Card!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for being a sponsor for Rubeena's hops. The card is so cute with the adorable critters. Great coloring.

Dee Earnshaw said...

so cute - love these little guys:)

sharon g said...

The beaver is too cute!!!!! I like how you colored all of them!

Lonya Mathys said...

This card is adorable. I am in awe of your coloring.

mindy1414 said...

I love the critters, what a fun card for a celebration. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Congrats to Rubenna on 4 years, here's to 100 more years of making, creating, and sharing in this crazy fun industry we all love!

Joy Meadows said...

I really love your coloring on this adorable card!!

D Golly said...

Great blog hop. Wonderful theme and terrific samples and prizes. Yeah!

Christine said...

What absolutely darling little critters in the beautiful birch forest! Stunning coloring!

Dana M said...

Adorable card! So fresh and crisply executed, love the texture from your beautiful pencil work. Thanks to Clearly Besotted and all of the sponsors for your generosity!

zehra said...

Beautiful card, lovely coloring.

Janelle said...

So super cute!! Love your critter stamps!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Tracy Hawkins said...

Such an adorable scene! Beautiful colouring. Your designs are always super cute. Xx

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Cute and fun card! I aspire to your coloring skills...

JEWELZB said...

These critters are absolutely adorable!! I want to hug each & every one of them. LOVE your coloring skills! ❤

Show Us The World said...

Oh my goodness, those Plushies are absolutely adorable. I love the whole card!

Tina said...

Those plushies look absolutely adorable ๐Ÿ˜ and I love the coloring too.

Enigma Artist said...

Such a cute card and very colorful!

Becky Reeder said...

Love those cutie patootie crittersl

Diane Louise J said...

You have created a gorgeous card, those little creatures are just so cute and I think your colouring is perfect, thanks for the inspiration.
Diane Lousie xx

Linnea S said...

what a great 'gang'!

Danielle224 said...

This card is so beautiful!! I love your stamps!!

Linda Carson said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing on these adorable critters Thanks for being a sponsor!

Cynthia Cole said...

I absolutely love your colorful card!

McStamper said...

Love your adorable card. Awesome coloring.
(Gilda)

Patti Bailey said...

Ohmygosh, those little Woodland Plushies are DARLING and your card is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Those critters are so adorable! :)

Jodie said...

I love, love, love your coloring. Colored pencils are my coloring medium of choice. Those critters are so sweet.

ljcasselman said...

Your little critters are so lovable and squeezeable!

Swift Creations said...

Such a sweet card.

Debbie Selby said...

There is something magical about the shading on this card. Wonderful

Jennifer Mitchell said...

Cute little critters!

JoAnne R said...

I am in love with these plushy critters. None of this is helping me get through my self imposed spending freeze. Yikes.

Beverly Perdue said...

Such a fun card with the adorable critters!

Rubeena I. said...

this comment is for both Stephanie AND Jenny. You ladies are the epitome of kindness. Seriously, the sweetest ladies I've come across...and on top of that, you have such a lovely design team. I had the pleasure of meeting Keren when she came to NYC, and I just love Lisa and Michelle, too! Thank you for all those times you had me as a guest joining your releases (love your products and the magic you do with them!) and for sponsoring a prize. I LOVE your card (nothing new there). I am grateful to know you ladies! Thank you. I hope you know you make a difference in the world. :)

Sandra Frutchey said...

Such a sweet and endearing card!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

oh my gosh!!! those plushies are adorable!!! thank you so much for being a part of this great community.

Jeannean said...

Great introduction to the September release! SO cute!! I love how you colored these animals with the yellow glow!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is the most adorable little crew ever !!! Irresistible !! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card with fabulous coloring! Love those sweet critters! Thanks for helping to celebrate Rubeena's crafting anniversary with this amazing hop! I am so inspired by all these amazing creations!

Janis said...

So cute!!

Janis said...

So cute!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Those Plushies are adorable.

Amy Moore said...

what cute critters!

Shirley B said...

So cute and the colouring is beautiful.

Karen H said...

Such a darling, sweet card. Cute characters. Thanks for joining the celebration.

ddc designs said...

So squeezably CUTE! Cheers, Dotty

PatriciaD said...

Adorable animals!!

Kathy Ferguson said...

I love the sweet little critters you colored and added to your birthday card. They look so realistic. The card is absolutely darling. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Trisha Layman said...

What an adorable card! Your design and coloring is amazing! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation!

Heidi G. S. said...

What a cute birthday card. Thanks for sharing

Marianne said...

Cuuute! And your colouring is amazing!

Holly Mahoney said...

Such an adorable card! I am in love with those plush cuties!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Stephanie what an incredibly adorable card. Love the little critters, so sweet!
Also thank you for being a sponsor for Ruby's big event! Very generous of you!

Wendy Lambert said...

Oh my, these woodland creatures are so adorable. I love your card.

Kristie Goulet said...

Super adorable card!!!

Joan V said...

Oh my, this is such an adorable card. I'd be tickled to get a card like this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gloria Kratz said...

What a ute fun card love the animals!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply adorable...just love your sweet critters.

Carrie Barron said...

Those little critters are adorable! And I love your coloring of them.

DJ said...

So cute! The coloring is superb! TFS!

Patti H. said...

How adorable! I love those darling critters & the great background! Wonderful card!

Amy C. said...

These critters are so much fun!

Barb Gallagher said...

The Woodland Plushies are adorable! Great card - amazing coloring.

Lily said...

So cute critters. This little fox is fav!

Tami B said...

This is soooo cute. Little critters get me every time, love them!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Aww.. such a cute card..love love love these cuties.

Crystal said...

The plushies are adorable! I'm going to get a little lost on this blog hop and go check out the sneak peeks before traveling on!

Cindy said...

Love your adorable card!

Tracy Boyd said...

Such a cute card!This is a wonderful blog hop to show support for a fellow card maker/artist!

Andrea said...

Those critters are so cute and huggable! Love your card!

mom2five said...

What an adorable card!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such an adorable card. Love the cute critters.
Thanks for sharing...

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Super cute card!

Sue D said...

So cute. Love how you colored the critters and the tree background.

Christine Casey said...

I’m drawn to any card with birch trees! Nice work!

Florine Chan Li said...

Cute critters and love the coloring!!

Carol Rossouw said...

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!

Laurie Schlichter said...

Love your stuffed animals toy Box!

GigerVamp said...

Oh wow, these are so cute! Such a great give away too.

Mirella said...

My goodness, your colouring will never cease to amaze me! Plus, these cute images, awwww.. simply perfection! Thanks for celebrating with Rubeena!

CERMIN (reflection...) said...

Gorgeous card! Those animals are so cute.

Lynda said...

A stunning and cute card. Loving the colouring and shading.

Sherri Little said...

OMG! So cute! Looks like critters sitting in a forest in the evening.

Macimbalo said...

So adorable - love those critters and how they are colored! Just a stunning creation!

Psychomak said...

They are adorable. Such fun.

Jessica Lin said...

The coloring is AH-MAZING!! Such a lovely, gorgeous card! <3 <3

Card Happy One said...

So Stinking Cute...I adore this!!!

Michelle H said...

Those critters are A-Dorable. Cute cute cute!!!!

Stephanie said...

Love those CUTE critters and your card is wonderful :)

Betty Keefe said...

all your fun, cute little woodland friends are so adorable - your card would make anyone smile!

Jessica Williams said...

Oh my gosh! Those woodland plushies are too cute! Love the card.

Martha Herrera said...

Your coloring is amazing! WOW...

Arlene said...

I'm in love with those little animals.

Nikil65 said...

I love the clearly besotted animals so much! Especially the hippos! And this card is no different! Simply adorable!

Lisa Moline said...

I love your card! Those critters are so darn cute! Can't wait to see the new release! Thanks for today's inspiration!

AndreaH said...

ARGHH 3rd time trying to leave a comment here but something keeps going wrong when I press the 'I'm not a robot lol now I know I might look and act like a robot some days but imbteally not lol. Fabulous card you've done for Rubeena’birthday blog hop. It's nice to see a UK company join a USA blog hop. (hope Rubeena’s from USA lol) Thankyou for celebrating her birthday with us all, Great inspiration and talent. THANKYOU.

M Contreras said...

Soooo adorable! I love cards with woodland creatures.

Jolene McCormick said...

So cute!

Karthikha said...

Wow!! Gorgeous coloring!! Love this card!!

Annette Reed said...

This is very cute! Who doesn't like stuffed animals? Such a great idea for a set.

Laura J said...

So cute!

Cassie said...

OMG...these cute woodland critters are adorable!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow these are such adorable cuties...they are so cute and chubby.

Dana said...

Wow!!! Stunning card!! The coloring is so amazing!!

Karin Bauer said...

Fabulous coloring. Adorable card.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love all the animals on your card.

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and for your generous support of this special event.
Blessings to all.
Thank you!
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Stefanie White said...

These critters are adorable and super great job coloring them. Fantastic!!

Kristina H said...

Oh. My. Goodness. These stuffies are going directly on my wish list!! Wonderful card!

Kat E. said...

Awwww....so cute! I’m inlove with the woodland plushies. I can’t wait for them to be release. Beautifully cute card.

L. Tree Kienbaum said...

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

Cheriese said...

So adorable!!

Jess said...

Love the glowing effect on the plushies! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Such cute critters, and I love the texture of your coloring!

artful-notions said...

Adorbs! Love your lineup of cuties, and thank you for being a sponsor!

Nan said...

Really enjoyed your stamps, everything I saw is so well done and completely adorable. Back to shopping, thanks for creating such lovely things.

Renate Harrison said...

What an adorable card. Love this brand!

Lynne in NI said...

Aww I love your critters, amazing colouring too!

Helen said...

These little fellows are just soooo cute! You just want to cuddle them. Great colouring! Thanks so much for sharing!

Margery C said...

Adorable card.

Becca Neeley said...

Oh wow! You have completely blown me away with the coloring on the animals...they look like they're glowing!

Yasmine said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and stunning coloring! I really love your products. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for this fun hop!

Nicole England said...

Look at those gorgeous little critters, love them. Gorgeous

Nunzia Carusio said...

So adorable, so cute and a so beautiful colouring for your card.

Gail said...

Adorable card!

Stanlee Runner said...

Absolutely adorable card, I want to pick up the beaver and hug him!

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