Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Happy New Year! I'm super excited to be taking part once again in the Season's Givings Blog Hop! Every single person participating in this hop will have a giveaway! It's just our way of showing our appreciation for all the love our readers have shown us over the past year. I personally, am so thankful for my followers. You've all done so much to lift my spirits and challenge me to be a better crafter, and I appreciate you all so much from the bottom of my heart.

So for today's post, I thought I'd do a recap of my favorite 14 cards of 2014. It was fun looking back on these! Some of them I'd completely forgotten about. If you're interested in reading more about these cards and the supplies used to make them, I've provided a link above each photo to the direct blog post. Also, many of these cards have video tutorials linked in the original post, or you can find all my videos on My YouTube Channel. Beneath each photo is a brief description as to why it made the list. I hope you enjoy!

This card combines some of my favorite things:
Lawn Fawn stamps, Twinkling H2Os water colors, 
and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

One of my favorite things to do is mix patterned papers
and combine them on a card. 
I was really pleased with how this one turned out.

Once again, my signature mixing of patterned papers.
I also thought the faux stitching was fun.

I adore this sweet little fox image
and these gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh sequins!

Give me some text print, some vellum,
a little paper-piecing, some sequins,
and a cute critter and I'm a happy girl!

This was one of those rare occasions where the vision in your head
actually comes to fruition on the card.
I literally clapped when I completed this one, I was so giddy! :)

One of my other cardmaking loves is layers and dimension. 
This card was a good example of both.

This card was definitely labor-intensive, but worth all the effort.
One of my favorite cards of mine ever to date.

The summer of 2014 will forever be remembered 
as the season of watercolor. 
I was obsessed.

See what I mean?
This card was almost entirely freehand with minimal stamping.
This is when I started to consider myself as not just a cardmaker
but a budding artist as well.

I just love chickadees and I loved that this image
gave me the opportunity to color these little birdies like them.
Plus I just loved these patterned papers.

This is the sweetest image I had the pleasure of coloring this year.
Plus those papers! 

Another example of a card that comes together just as you envisioned it.
This Aurora Borealis background was just so fun to create!

Polar bears, fuzzy sweaters, and coffee?
Need I say more?

Okay, now that we've taken that brief trip down memory lane, how about that giveaway?  

Christy's Giveaway:

Stamping Bella "Ramona Loves To Glide" Stamp
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type in Hot Pink
Gem Cut Enamel Dots in assorted colors
Jillibean Soup Wooden Flag Sentiments
My Minds Eye Lime Twist Twine
Mint and White Doilies

To Enter:

Be a follower of Christy Gets Crafty
Leave a comment by Thursday, January 8th
(one week from today)
and make sure you leave a way for me to contact you!

Winner will be announced Friday January 9th

Be sure to stop at as many places along the hop as possible to be entered to win all the giveaways! Happy New Year! And happy hopping!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lawn Fawn

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Reverse Confetti


Ice Resin

My Favorite Things

Technique Tuesday

Paper Smooches

Sweet & Sassy Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Avocado Arts

A Jillian Vance Design

Latina Crafter


Unity Stamp Company


Verve Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Vera Yates

Julia Stainton

Judy Hayes

Kim Watson

Yana Smakula

Chari Moss

Taheerah Atchia

Shemaine Smith

Emily Spahn

Kimberly Crawford

Lee Murphy

Lovely Linda

Laura Williams

Lori Tecler

Chaitali Narla

Darsie Bruno

Lydia Fiedler

Giovana Smith

Teri Anderson

Beth Pingry

Dina Kowal

Daniela Dobson

Lisa Adametz

Piali Biswas

Kelli Green

Keri Lee Sereika

Jocelyn Olson

Julee Tilman

Michelle Woerner

Lori McAree

Theresa Momber

Anita Autore

Melody Rupple

Sean Fetterman

Bunny Vance

Tricia Traxler

Lisa Arana

Lorena Cantó

Amy Tsuruta

Jodi Collins

Tenia Nelson

Kelly Klapstein

Jill Cornell

Emily Leiphart

Becky Williams

Margie Higuchi

Lee Ann Barrett

Lisa Hoel

Heather Campbell

Lisa Henke

Sheri Holt

Michele Kovack

Ashley Harris

Sharon Harnist

Lori Craig

Nicole Nowosad

Laurel Beard

Michele Boyer

Christiana Reuling ---------- YOU ARE HERE!

Laurie Schmidlin

Jennifer Priest

Stacey Schafer

Heidi Blankenship

Heather Pulvirenti

Anita Madden

Gloria Stengel

Sarah Gough

Rachel Kleinman

Natalie Dever

Lorine Mason

Loretta Lock

Meihsia Liu

Sarah Martina Parker

Angeline Choo

Christine Emberson

Karen Hightower

Sabrina Alery

Debbie Seyer

Dana Joy

Cat Tidwell

Deborah Saaranen

Ceal Pritchett

Lisa Lara

Colleen Schaan

Anabelle O'Malley

Megan Hoeppner

Monika Davis

Marisa Ritzen

Wanda Guess

Jenny Peterson

Annette Allen

Gracie Chavez

Christina Griffiths

Niki G.

Kristi Schurr

Jennifer Ingle

Karolyn Loncon

Camille Robinson

Lindsey M-P

Kathy Clement

Maria Levine

Savitri Wilder

Savannah O'Gwynn

Teresa Horner

Laurel Seabrook

Libby Hickson

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Alice Wertz

Leigh Penner

Lisa Lee

Tina McDonald

Nina Yang

Angel Johns


  1. Oh, I'm your first commentor (is that a word??) LOL! Well, you know I always love your cards, you do fantastic work! This is a crazy big hop!! Happy New Year! Happy Stamping! :)

  2. I love seeing all your cards in one spot. They are wonderful. Happy New Year!

  3. Love your cards, they give me a lot of inspiration. Thank you and looking forward to seeing more from you in 2015. Happy New Year!

  4. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

  5. Love all your cards, I just found your blog through the hop. Happy 2015

  6. What a body of work! You have much to be proud of and I appreciate your talent and creativity!

  7. Great selection of cards Christy, love your watercolouring.
    Thanks for the chance to win the lovely bundle of goodies, I am following you via email : )

  8. Fantastic cards! I love all!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Happy New Year and thank you for a chance to win the giveaway! Hope you have a good year.

  10. wow amazing cards!! happy new year, Christy!

  11. Such amazing creations thanks for the chance and Happy New Year

  12. The lady and the tramp card is so cute!

  13. The water color poppies - absolutely gorgeous! And your other cards are so playful and fun! Best wishes for the coming year!

  14. Love your cards, I see you like cute animals (who doesn't?)
    I'm a new follower.

  15. Happy New Year! Love your work and can't wait to see what you create in 2015! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  16. Lovely cards,my favourite doh is the Lady and the Tramp
    Happy crafting 2015!

  17. Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win!

  18. Happy new year! Been following your youtube channel for a while -- love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Oooh, your cards definitely have the WOW factor!
    Thanks for the chance to win your goodies, and Happy New Year :)

  20. Your cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing your talent. Thanks for the chance to win new products.

  21. These are all so very cute!!! I am a follower. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!!

  22. I had a smile on my face as I scrolled through the cards. They are all so cute and darling.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.
    happy new year

  23. I am not usually a 'cute' fan but your designs had me smiling! Thank you!

  24. Gorgeous projects!! I love all of the designs!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!! Happy New Year :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  25. Love what you do with watercolors!

  26. Happy New Year
    Great looking cards
    Thanks for a great give away
    I also became a follower

  27. Thanks for a great blog hop and some fun inspiration!

    Carol B

  28. Fabulous review of 2014 favorites!!!! Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!!! TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

  29. Love seeing the different varieties of techniques that you use on your creations. Happy New Year! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

  30. Love your card! I've admired your work for some time now and appreciate the tutorials and inspiration. Happy New Year!

  31. Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package!

  32. Fabulous projects. TFS

    Happy New Year!!

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  33. You've created so many fabulous cards this past year! Thanks for the fun giveaway and happy new year!

  34. absolutely gorgeous cards! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

  35. Beautiful recap of the year! Gorgeous cards. Happy New Year!!!

  36. I am definitely a follower, and look forward to your work in 2015. Love your cards!

  37. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year! :)

    By the way, I am a new follower. I just added your blog to my feedly.

  38. Great recap Christy! Happy new year to you and yours as well!

  39. Thanks for sharing your favs, they are all fabulous! Have a blessed New Year!

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  41. Subscribed. Thanks for all the inspiration with your lovely projects and for the chance to win your prize!

  42. Happy New Year Christiana! Your cards a wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a fab prize:)

  43. Wonderful cards !! It's a pleasure to follow you. Thanks

  44. Marvelous cards. I follow you with bloglovin

  45. Happy New Year, thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prize. I have been a long time follower of you on bloglovin and your youtube channel. LOVE your work
    nance459 at yahoo dot com

  46. All beautiful cards. Love Lady and the Trap. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  47. Your projects are awesome!! I love the one where you painted in all the trees. Amazing! I follow you on you tube. Love it!!

  48. Those cards are all so adorable!! Love the kissing penguins. : )

  49. I absolutely adore your watercoloring - my fav card is the lady and the tramp one! Seriously adorbs! Happy New Year!

  50. Christina, your cards are so bright and beautiful! I want to look at them again and more. Thanks you shared them with us,

  51. Love the watercolor effects you create! Have a fabulous new year 2015!

  52. Happy New Year Christina. Fantastic set of cards from the past. Amazing coloring! You are so creative. I struggle with that... looking forward to many more fantastic samples from you.

  53. Nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

  54. great blog!!!!

  55. great blog!!!!

  56. Your cards are fabulous. I love that they are so colorful and vibrant. Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I love these hops as they are a great opportunity to win sample products to try in new ways. Thanks again!

  57. Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

  58. I started following you and love all your work!! What a fun and creative stamper you are!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  59. I am so glad you are in this hop.... I lve the looks of your work and cant wait to follow,,,Happy New Year...I am keeping my fingers crossed... :) ...tyvm !!!

  60. those are some stunning cards. wow, what a great year you had. more Happy times to come. Follower

    heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  61. Such cute cards! I am now a follower.

  62. Happy New Year! Love the hop and such generous gifts! Awesome cards!

  63. love the purple in that first card!

  64. I am following you through GFC. Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! {{HUGS}} ILuvTheEucharist @

  65. Hi Christiana! All of your cards are awesome! I really love the Miss You Landscape. You did a fantastic job on the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some fun goodies. Hope you have a blessed 2015.

  66. Love to see all your gorgeous cards! The watercolor and artsy ones are so pretty.. love the layers you use too!

  67. Great cards -love the in the moment card

  68. Great collection of cards! I love Live in the Moment!

  69. Your cards are beautiful! I just signed up to follow your blog. My favorite is Lady and the Tramp. It's amazing! I had to stop "hopping" just to pin it on pinterest! Happy New Year!

  70. There all awesome but I love the panda bears. I'm a new follower from the hop. I Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  71. Your projects are fabulous! Just started following!
    Happy New Year!, Debbie!

  72. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

  73. You're cards are beautiful. I remember some of them. I am a follower on you're blog. I love the lighthouse and the beautiful Poppy cards. Happy New Year

  74. Yeah! Who doesn't love prizes on a blog hop! Plus, it's good to check out some of the new sites and inspiration out there.

  75. OMG! What a gorgeous creations are all! Love to follow you!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Wishing You A Very Happy, Creative & Prosperous New Year!

  76. OMGosh, I love your cards! Can't wait to come back!

  77. All of these cards are just precious but I especially love the colorful backgrounds you created! Oh my gosh they are so pretty! Love your style too! Hope you have a wonderful year!

  78. Wow what a great giveaway to start the New year.

  79. i just wanted to comment and tell you how much i LOVE you!! i don't know how you picked your top cards...every single one is so lovely and beautiful and amazing! i am so inspired by your cards and style! i know 2015 will be a busy, crazy amazing year for you! good luck with everything!!

  80. I love your recap of your favorite 14 cards of 2014. My favorite is "A Little Birdie Told Me".
    I went to your You Tube Channel and watched your video on the "Spring Series Card #3". I think it is just adorable and I am going to try to recreate it. Thank you for the step by step videos. They are so helpful. I have only been making cards for about a year so I need all the help I can get.

    I also followed you everywhere! I look forward to your newsletters. Have a Happy New Year!

  81. Fabulous cards! Thank you for sharing. Happy and Blessed New Year to you ♥

  82. I love your cards!!! I can't even pick a favorite. I really hope I get as good as you are creating these! Just beautiful!!! And thanks for the giveaway. I follow via email

  83. I loved how you used the grass die in your dino card. Very cute! Thank you for your creative inspiration.

  84. Your cards are so varied........ FUN and BEAUTIFUL!! Love your choices from last years creations.

    Thanks for being a part of the hop. I subscribed to you via email:

    Happy crafting in 2015!!! God bless you and your family!

  85. great idea! great card! Thanks for the chance!

  86. My goodness, your blog is amazing! You are an artist, for sure! Lovely, lovely work! Thank you for a chance to win a prize!

  87. Lots of great cards. My fave is Lady and the Tramp.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  88. Great cards, so many different types! Thanks for the chance to win some fun products! Happy 2015!

  89. Such a lovely set of cards from 2014. I'm not sure I could pick just one as a fav. =) Happy 2015!

  90. Love your poppy card. Watercolor and the h2o cards are something I will have to come back to check out more in depth. Thanks for chance to win.

  91. What a great set of cards. It's easy to see how they made the short list of favorites. Thanks for the chance to win. May God bless you in 2015.

  92. Love your your YouTube channel, thanks for all the inspiration! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  93. I love your cards, especially the watercolors. I hope to do a little more with them in 2015. Thanks for the inspiration. june.swart(at)

  94. Thank you for so many beautiful cards and inspirations!! Happy New Year!!

  95. I love all your cards but your fave is actually mine, too. That poppy card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.

    ceashark at aol dot com

  96. Awesome collection of cards. Love so many of the backgrounds and those watercolour poppies are stunning. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

  97. So nice that you shared so many techniques with us

  98. Now what a fun collection of cards. Thanks for playing in the hop.

  99. Happy New Year, and thank you for the chance to win!

  100. Having a great time on the hop! Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy New Year!

  101. Your cards are beautiful, so glad to now be a follower. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop, even though I'm a bit in the doghouse with my family for spending most of the new year so far glued to my computer! LOL

  102. Love your cards, look forward to seeing more. Have a blessed 2015.

  103. Happy New Year! great cards! I became a follower

  104. Happy New Year! I love your projects. Thanks for sharing and for the generous giveaway!
    I am now a follower :)
    jackietjuan (at) gmail (dot) com

  105. What a great set of cards.. your works are wonderful! Thank you for your generosity to win this beauty! I hope chu bit lucky)
    happy new year! new ideas and inspiration !!!

  106. Thank you your blog is fabulous, May the angels always be with you and yours. Happy and prosperous new year x

  107. Your cards are amazing! Love your watercolor poppy. Sorry, that I am not the best at leaving comment, but I do love your work. No need to include me in the giveaway, just want to pop in to say hi. xo

  108. What a great collection of cards! The water coloring is amazing! Have wonderful New Year.

  109. Have a happy crafty and fun new year

  110. I follow you via FB. Thanks for sharing your projects and happy new year!

  111. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards with us and thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you have in store for 2015!

  112. Your cards are so vibrant! So excited to find some new blogs via this blog hop. Blessings to you in 2015!

  113. Hi thank you so much for the giveaway! I follow you on YouTube! Happy new year!!

  114. I love that you mentioned you started seeing yourself as an artist. I'm working hard on accepting that artistry doesn't have to be innate, that it can be learned, and that I can become an artist too! Just subbed, can't wait to follow your artistic journey! kim dot kirby at shaw dot ca

  115. Oh my! I really love your Twinking H20s Thanks!! Actually I loved all your cards but this one stood the colors! I'm following you now! Thanks for the chance to win some an awesome prize! Happy 2015!!!

    jrey8971@ gmail dot com

  116. Christy!! I'm so glad I found this blog!! I've bookmarked your page, followed you on Facebook & Pinterest!! I love your colorful style!! Will be watching the Merry & Bright video this weekend!! Thank you for sharing!

  117. Fun and lovely cards
    and I love the Polar
    Carla from Utah

  118. I simply adore your work, have followed you for some time now on youtube, here, etc.. I have so much fun looking at your cards and seeing your videos.. nance459 at yahoo dot com

  119. Happy New Year. I'm a new follower. I'll check back so you don't have to contact me if I should be lucky and thanks for the chance to win.

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