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Season’s Givings Blog Hop!

Hello & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It’s time for a brand new year and another exciting give-away from lots of your favorite paper crafty bloggers, and no doubt some new-to-you bloggers as well!  We just want to give all of our faithful blog readers a great big THANK YOU!!! 

This has been a quiet creative year for me.  Life has kept me more than busy; but I am feeling rejuvenated and ready for a creative revival of sorts!  I have all kinds of plans to teach coloring and card making classes in 2019, as well as some really fun plans for my future blogging.  I’m pretty excited to see what 2019 will bring!

I did find a few favorite cards to share with you, however.  Here’s a peek at some of what I created in 2018.  Every one of these images were colored with Copic Markers, and are from Power Poppy Stamps.  They are the BOMB.COM, friends.  Seriously!  Check ’em out.

Without further adieu, here’s what I’m offering up for my blog give-away:

Pretty sweet, right?!  I have six shiny new Copic markers, perfect for starting your collection, a stack of 40 quarter sheets of X-Press It Blending Card, FOUR fabulous stamp sets that are ideal for hours of coloring fun, and a coordinating die!  That’s $100 worth of FREE goodies, and all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you are most looking forward to in 2019! 

I will draw the winner for my give-away on Friday, January 4th at 8am est.  Good luck!

Now grab yourself a cup of something warm & steamy, and go check out the rest of these fabulous give-aways, friends!!!

True Love
Abundant Joy

206 Comments

  1. Cindy, I am looking forward to spending more time on coloring and to focus on each project and give them more time. Hoping to watch more of your videos and to play with Power Poppy stamps as well. I have so much to learn and I need to spend more time learning my craft. Happy New Year! Love your work! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Hope you will follow me at http://afourthlife.blogspot.com. kReN

  2. I continue to be in awe of your Copic coloring/blending skills. I look forward to more time with my beautiful granddaughter in 2019💖

  3. We are taki g a family cruise in 2019 and I can’t wait. In 2019 my goal is to create mixed media albums and journals, and you can bet there will be some awesome travel journaling on the cruise.

  4. Looking forward to in 2019 – watching my 9th month old Goldendoodles grow – she’s so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway! Happy New Year!!!

  5. I’m looking forward to trying out some new paper crafting tools and techniques this year! And I want to try that eggnog mudslide drink recipe that I found!

    Have a great 2019!

  6. BEAUTIFUL coloring with copics, Cindy! I love your work so much I am becoming a blog follower! One thing I am really looking forward to in 2019 is a Disney World vacation in March with my extended family! It will be so much fun! Craft-wise, I am really hoping to expand my topic coloring skills, which is why I like your blog so much! Thanks!
    Happy New Year Hugs!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

  7. Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to another year of making cards for various charitable groups and some Facebook groups. I also hope to see family and friends more this year.

  8. Looking forward to enjoying my newly organised craft space.
    Happy New Year, thanks for a great hop and chance to win these lovely goodies : )

    jennyhurley @ hotmail.com.au

  9. Wow!!! Great projects!! I am looking forward to getting my space organized in 2019… so I can be in my crafty space more!

  10. OH MY gorgeous cards, I want to be you! Your work is amazing. I too love Power Poppy Stamps. I am going to try and color more in 2019, and be patient, focused and improve my coloring skills.
    Thank you for the chance to win an amazing prize!
    Happy New Year!

  11. The cards are beautiful and your coloring is awesome! I hope to continue to improve my coloring. I will strive for “awesome “!

  12. Looking forward to RETIREMENT spent with more crafty time and family and friends. I am beyond blessed. Thank you for an amazing opportunity with your giveaway!

  13. Your cards are beautiful. You are so talented with the coloring. I plan to make more cards this year and hope to learn copic coloring.

  14. Beautiful Cards. I’m very new at making my own cards, so your a wonderful inspiration for me. I’m looking forward to making cards this year, of course. : ) Happy New year!

  15. what I am most looking forward to in the new year is trying new techniques and improve on coloring, your coloring is amazing..looks so 3 dimenntional

  16. I’m looking forward to leaving this Friday to spend the winter in Florida and having my grandsons come for a visit in February. And btw your cards are stunning.

  17. Happy 2019! My goal for the new year is to have more purpose in my life–and challenge my creativity in stamping by joining more challenges! And, by checking in more often to fun blogs, like yours!!!!

  18. Love your cards that you shared. Your coloring is beautiful . I am looking forward to being more intentional in creating which means creating more and thus becoming better at it. Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome prize!

  19. I am so looking forward to our 10 day family cruise with my boys and their significant others. They both graduate from college this year and my husband retires. Gonna be a great one

  20. Oh my gosh, I love that fan stamp!! So cute. I am most looking forward to trying some new techniques (thanks to this hop, I see some great new ideas). But also, my non-crafty thing is that I’m looking forward to spending time with my two kids and husband in our new travel trailer! Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. I love your writing style and your cards! Copic & Poppy Stamps…two of my favorites! I know that 2019 will have the same number of hours each day as 2018, but I am determined to find more time to color!

  22. What I look forward to in 2019 is spending more time with my out-of-the-home sons, especially taking trips in and out of state. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  23. Cindy, your cards are simply pieces of art – your colouring skills are out of this world, and what an amazing eye for design you have, too! Love all the creations that come from your craft room 🙂 What I mostly look forward to in 2019 is actually not crafting related – I am looking forward to seeing my two little girls grow and start interacting with each other (the younger will turn 1 in two weeks, so she’s only becoming properly “interactive” now :-)),, In terms of crafting – I look forward to seeing what new crafty goodies we get to play with this year, and what talented crafters like you make with these goodies! Thanks for the chance to win, and happy new year!

  24. That is a cute bunch of goodies you are giving away – thanks for the opportunity! One thing I am looking forward to this year is the good weather. My husband built a new deck in our backyard and I have some new birdfeeders. I am looking forward to warm enough weather to be able to sit outside, with a nice hot cup of coffee and being able to craft outside, with the music of the birds, and my dog at my feet.

  25. Oh Cindy, I aspire to Copic colour like you but I have a LOT of practicing ahead of me… I have never used X-Press It before, I am assuming it makes a big difference in the blending with Copics. The stamps in your giveaway look perfect for practicing them. My images all are a bit small for colouring with Copics.

    I am looking forward to a lot of things this year, our 40th Anniversary, my first flight {EVER, EEEEK!} , so we are going with our son & DIL to Cuba for a week so I am looking forward to spending it on the beach blissfully practicing my colouring!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2019 Cindy!

  26. Your work is amazing and can’t wait to see what comes next! I’m a total Power Poppy fan and I’ve seen pretty much all of your work and I’m a huge fan of yours. I started following you on FB and sent a friend request, I don’t want to miss a thing. I am also looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings. IMy goal is to make more time to color and craft. I’m a beginner, but unless I practice I am not going to get any better. Your work does inspire me to be better and someday soon I’m hoping to be at the next level

    Happy New Year!

  27. I’m hoping to go on a trip to Northern Ireland and
    Scotland in June. I’ve been to southern Ireland
    and it was fantastic.
    The card with the fan is darling. The flowers
    are gorgeous. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Happy New Year

  28. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents and inspirations. I love your style. I am looking forward to growing my coloring skills AND doing a better job of mailing my handmade cards more promptly! Happy New Year!

  29. I’m planning on getting back into crafting now that my supplies are with me. I love to scrapbook!
    A very happy New Year to you

  30. Looking forward to my Grand daughters wedding. Also lookiing forward to spending more time on making and coloring my cards and hoping to work on cards for 2020 which include birthday, anniversary etc.

  31. Your cards are absolutely stunning!! Your coloring talent is awesome! I love the stamps you used, so lovely. I intend on working hard on my copic coloring this next year. I watch a lot of videos. I don’t have many but i work with what I have. I want to work on my watercolor and alcohol ink backgrounds also.

  32. Goodness, I am always amazed at your coloring skills! They are perfection and your cards are just beautiful. I especially love the fan of hearts image – so fun!! Thanks so much for your Awesome giveaway!! I have bought only 2 hands full of Copics as I do want to try coloring more. So that’s my crafty goal for 2019. Happy New Year!!!

  33. I am looking forward to 2019 to spend some time completing a few projects I have started and are taking up space on my work surface!

  34. Happy New Year! I love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win. I would like to learn coloring with Copic markers.

  35. Wonderful cards. So creative and awesome coloring .. I am looking forward to visiting my daughter in Montana this summer.. Its a 10 hour drive.. doggie breaks and leg stretching.. It’s going to be an awesome trip. Happy New year and many blessing for you in 2019.

  36. Your coloring is stunning! I am looking forward to making more time for crafting and reading. Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaway!

  37. I am looking forward to trying watercolor in 2019! I love the fan card! Thank you for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  38. What a great prize package! Thanks for the chance to win! We just started planning our 2019 summer vacation, my son (who doesn’t like to travel by car) has decided that his dream trip is to drive to Yellowstone from Chicago. I’m looking forward to making memories with my family!

  39. Happy New Year, Cindy!
    I highly doubt that such a huuuuge giveaway is open internationally but I’m still glad I found your blog through the hop. I’m looking forward to being better at time management next year … though in the past two hours I got to know several new bloggers without crafting anything 😉

  40. So fun! Thanks for the chance to win! I am looking forward to more crafting and less stress in 2019! (Here’s hoping!!!)

  41. Your coloring is amazing! For 2019, I want to learn more technique related to coloring using Copics and watercolor.

  42. Beautiful cards and a wonderful giveaway!!! Thank you for the opportunity! I am most looking forward to our family vacation in Florida and getting more time to craft this year!!! ❤️

  43. Wow your marker work is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your work. The fan stamp is wonderful. I am most looking forward to getting my card-making book published this year. I can’t wait to actually see it in print.

  44. You do amazing work and looks very detailed. I love, love the fan one!! I must have that stamp now 🙂 . I am looking forward to be more prepared and organized in 2019

  45. Those are some truly amazing cards – you are very talented! I will subscribe to your blog to see more of your wonderful cards. I am looking forward to creating some wonderful cards that I will give away to a local seniors residence. Happy New Year and God Bless!
    Thanks!

  46. Beautiful cards and amazing coloring.
    I’m looking forward to spending more time in my craft room. I have few journals that I want to make.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
    Have a wonderful and blessed New Year…

  47. Happy New Year Cindy. I have followed you for years. I hope you are doing well. I just hope 2019 is a year filled with peace and health.

  48. just looking forward to enjoying my retired life with my card making, playing bridge whenever I can, enjoying being with my family this coming summer – life is good!

  49. In 2019, I am looking forward to spending more time learning new card making techniques & going to a Spring weekend crafting retreat in the beautiful Georgia mountains!

  50. I am looking forward to a new job and a new home this year. Your give away is wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win.

  51. wow I am keeping my fingers crossed. I have no copics and have wanted some for a very long time. Thank you for giving them as your prize package. Happy New Year to you !!!

  52. Cindy, your coloring is awesome! I’m looking forward to becoming better at coloring with Copics and doing more water coloring on my cards. Would love to win your generous prize package. Have a great 2019!

  53. I’m looking forward to seeing Justin Timberlake on January 12th in Memphis. Going with my two daughters for a fun “girls” night (we have a room too). Woo Hoo….here’s to crafting and jammin’ in 2019. 😉 Happy New Year!

  54. Your cards and coloring is amazing! I look forward to practicing more on my coloring and blending. Thanks for the chance to win.

  55. Your colouring in is divine!!
    I’m looking forward to making lots more cards and getting my colouring in skills up to scratch!!

  56. Gorgeous cards and amazing coloring! I’m looking forward to more time in my craft room and being less critical of my work.

  57. Hope this isn’t a duplicate. Just wanted to enter and to also say your coloring is fantastic. I will be following now that I have discovered you.

  58. I am looking forward to having more time making cards, 2018 was super busy and I didn’t have much time but now that we are settled into our new home and my craft room has been setup, I’m ready to go!

  59. You’re an amazing artist and I hope 2019 brings the creative revival you are seeking! For me, my hope is to continue to improve my Copic coloring skills along with drawing and watercoloring, but right now Copics are my love. Happy New Year!

  60. Gorgeous coloring on all of your beautiful cards!
    I’m looking forward to planning a trip to Disneyland in the fall! I’m excited to see the park all decked out for Halloween!
    I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year, filled with creativity!

  61. Oh my gosh, I love that fan card so much and your coloring skills are amazing! I am most looking forward to getting more organized in 2019, especially in my craft room.

  62. Happy New Year. Wishing you well in 2019. Thanks for participating in the blog hop & giveaway. It’s a lot of fun!
    I’m setting the bar pretty high for this new year, so hopefully I’ll accomplish what I set out to do. I’d like to make some cards that I can actually send to friends and family.

  63. Thank you for the chance to win! (I have NO Copic markers. Can you believe it?) This year I am looking forward to waking up to the gift from my heavenly Father of a new day every day.

  64. Happy New year, I love love love your biggest fan card Oh my! I am looking forward to spending more quality time with my family this year and in crafting being more organized and perfecting my copic coloring. Thanks for the opportunity.

  65. Happy New Year & so nice to meet you & your gorgeous work. Excuse the pun but your fan card blows me away, so colourful & stunning. I love meeting new crafters on hops. Thank you for sharing .

  66. Happy New Year and thank you for the chance to win! I am looking forward to a healthier me in 2019. I have recently lost 23 lbs and I look forward to loosing 20 more. I want to be healthy for myself and also for my 4 small grandchildren.

  67. I am looking forward to retirement in the new year and then I will lots of time for crafting. Your cards are so beautiful. Nice work. Happy Crafting.

  68. Your coloring is just wow! I hope to get as good as that as I practice more! In 2019 I am looking forward to making more time to craft. I haven’t done nearly as much as I want to and I enjoy it so I will be making it a priority.

  69. Love the cards. And thanks for the great giveaway. I am looking forward to completing my AECP this year. I have already completed Level 2. On a personal front, we are planning to move to a different city. Hopefully things will work out and we will be able to do it!

  70. Happy New Year! My biggest hope for 2019 is that my hubby and I will be able to purchase some land where we want to build our dream/retirement home. Hopefully it will work out, if that’s God’s plan!

  71. Beautiful cards! I’m looking forward to improving my coloring with copic markers and to grow in my cardmaking by thinking out of the box.

  72. A happy and crafty new year to all and many greetings from Germany:-)
    Gorgeous flower cards. Great colors. I like them.
    .

  73. Your cards are beautiful!! I’m looking forward to traveling with my family this year!! We are thinking of going to Prince Edward island! 🙂

  74. I love your cards!! They are so beautiful!! I’m looking forward to going to Prince Edward island with my family!! 🙂

  75. Amazing cards! I’m really looking forward to some fun rides in my husband’s new Christmas present, a 1989 red Corvette! I’m also hoping to grow in my crafting skills by trying new techniques! Happy New Year and thanks for being a part of this fun hop!

  76. WOW! You have amazing coloring skills. That is my hope for 2019. I received a pack of Arteza brush pens for Christmas, and I’m hoping to be able to color with them half as well you colored your cards on here!

  77. Thank you for participating in this great blog hop. So much to inspire craftiness! There is always so much to look forward to in a New Year. The thing I look forward to the most are any unexpected surprises that bring happiness to my family and myself. Happy 2019!

  78. I’m crazy about your mad colouring skills girl! Come back to Canada so we can hang out and colour. That would be something I would look forward to in 2019 xo

  79. I love your creations! Oooh what an amazing giveaway! I’d love to start a copic collection! I’m looking forward for a more relaxing year as this last one was pretty busy with my wedding 😀

  80. Your coloring is superb! Beautiful cards to showcase the year behind us. I look forward to spending more time crafting in 2019 and learning to color like a pro. TFS!

  81. Cindy your coloring always amazes me! Thank you for the great inspiration. You’re giveaway is really generous!. I am looking forward to focusing on good exercise habits. Happy New Year!

  82. What I am most looking forward it is the birth of our 5th grandchild this spring. Love your colouring and cards, the colours are so vibrant!!

  83. i’m looking forward to my next friend’s crop in feb. it’s a fun girls weekend and we get so much done and eat well and laugh, ALOT!

  84. Happy New Year! Lovely cards! I look forward to taking a trip to the mountains with my husband – we are going to rent a cabin and meet my son and his girlfriend there. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize pack – keeping my fingers crossed, as I am trying to build my Copic inventory. Have a great 2019!

  85. Happy New Year! I love your cards. Thanks for the chance to win. One of the things I look forward to doing this year is practicing my coloring skills.

  86. Oh, I LOVE Power Poppy Stamps and you’ve done each one of these beautifully! And what an amazing prize package you’ve put together, too! I’m looking forward to crafting more this year now that my health is a little better than the past two years. Hoping to try all the different kinds of foiling, too!

  87. Happy New Year Cindy! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is amazing! I am looking forward to spending time with my 3 granddaughters. One day they will be able to craft with their “Nana”. Hope you have a wonderful 2019.

  88. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful Copic projects. I’ve never tried Copics and would love to win your giveaway. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  89. Beautiful cards and I love your coloring skills. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop! I’m looking forward to crafting weekend with close friends and maybe make a few new ones. Happy New Year!

  90. Cindy, I always enjoy seeing the inspiring card designs you create for Power Poppy. Thanks for sharing some of them here. As for 2019, I look forward to more crafting time–I now have a number of Power Poppy stamps, both digital and clear stamps so I hope to have the time to use them much more than I have to date. Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity, too.

  91. i wrote this to someone else already. i am most looking forward to the two solid weeks of family reunion in Vermont coming in August of this year, when ALL of my children, their spouses, the 3 grands and my parents will be together in one place for the first time in 15 years. It’s exciting to think about.

  92. Love that “biggest fan” card! fabulous! I’m looking forward to my youngest daughter graduating from college this May! yippee!

  93. Wow! Your coloring is amazing! I’m such a beginner that I can’t even begin to figure out how to shade like that. One craft goal for me is to learn how to use my markers and color better in 2019.

  94. Beautiful cards! You are so creative! I am looking forward to my son graduating from H.S. Thanks for the fun and happy 2019.

  95. Happy New Year to everyone!!!
    Awesome set of cards!!!
    I’m looking forward to my best friend’s wedding and to improve my colouring technique with Copics.

  96. Happy new year! I am looking forward to do more crafting in 2019. I’ve decided to make wednesday my craftday, since it is my day off at my new job. I’m hoping to feel more crafty when I do this regulary.

  97. Ooohhhh…what a generous gift! I am most looking forward to getting a puppy this summer and using all my card making goodies I got for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to each new opportunity that 2019 brings me. In particular, I am planning on making opportunities for myself to be more creative in 2019. I lost that in 2018, due to stress at work, and I really need to get it back.

  99. My husband has finally retired at the end of the year, so I am really looking forward to spending more time with him, and hopefully some traveling. Thank goodness card making is a fairly portable hobby! Thank you for the opportunity to win your prize, your cards are amazing! I particularly love the card with the fan.

  100. in 2019 I want to improve on my coloring. I was going to start w/ watercoloring, but copic markers will work also. Thanks for offering an awesome prize. Your cards are beautiful.

  101. I’m most looking forward to spending time with my family (and sweet little toddler!), creating and writing more knitting patterns, and working on my coloring skills!! I absolutely love Copics and Marcella’s images – and your coloring/card making skills!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  102. Hi Cindy – Happy New Year!!! OMG I wish I had a third of the coloring talent that you have!!! It is truely amazing how real everything looks. I adore the polka dots on the fan card, the flowers are just gorgeous and make me want to sniff the card LOL and the details in the sweet little bird are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us! What I look forward to most in 2019 is watching our 3 grandchildren, all born in 2018, grow! On the crafting side, I want to try a new technique every month. Of course, I will be 90 by the time to get to all of them but it will be a fun journey! I hope 2019 is extra sweet to you!

  103. Love your projects (that fan!!!) and sweet giveaway ~ you’re an amazing colorist which is my current goal to improve upon ~ putting to use my 42 new Copics I got for Christmas! Thank you!!!

  104. Amazing cards. Just love your colouring. I am looking forward to make more Christmas and masculine cards in 2019. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway.

  105. First time to your blog. Beautiful cards LOVE the biggest fan. I am looking for ward to getting more organized and learning new techniques in 2019.

  106. I am looking forward to most is being pain free in the next couple months and getting my life back on track. I want to be able to do things with my dogs and do much more crafting! I want to learn more about watercolor too. I absolutely love your cards, you are so talented! Thank you for the opportunity to win,

  107. FYI…your bio and picture overlayed your blog post, so it was hard to read. Might want to check that. But what I could see behind the overlay are lovely projects and a wonderful prize. Thank you for your inspiration!

    • Hi Kim!

      Can you tell me what browser you’re using? Are you on a desktop, laptop, or mobile? You’re the first person to tell me they had this issue; so I’m trying to get to the source. Thank you so much for letting me know!

  108. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wonderful cards, so creative. In 2019, I’m looking forward to building my inventory of cards and products. I want to have at 5 cards ready for mailing. Can’t wait to start. Thanks for sharing!

  109. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to having more time to create which means finishing organizing my craft room! I love your cards and would love to take a class from you! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  110. Your cards are stunning! This is my first time for the Season’s Giving Blog Hop and I am really enjoying the chance to learn from such talented people! Learning watercolor and coloring techniques is something I am looking forward to this year. I hope you have a blessed new year!

  111. Happy New Year! I most look forward to spending time with my grand babies! Thanks for the chance to win! Love the cards, they are unique. Never heard of Powerpoppy before this! The heart fan is my favorite!

  112. Those cards are GORGEOUS! As for 2019, I’m planning to go looking for a new job, so I’m looking forward to whatever that new job may be. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  113. Those cards are GORGEOUS! As for 2019, I’m planning to look for a new job, so I’m looking forward to whatever that new job may be. Thanks for the generosity of your giveaway

  114. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Inspiration!! LOVE them ALL!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win such an AMAZING Prize Package!! I’m looking forward to attending my FIRST Creativation!! I’m SO EXCITED!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  115. Thank you for the chance to win! The thing I’m most looking forward to in 2019 is learning to use new mediums, particularly watercoloring.

  116. Fab card and thanks for sharing and offering this lovely prize. I’m most looking forward to improving my crafting skills over the next year. Happy new year to you!

  117. Beautiful creations! I Love Power Poppy! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop… I’m looking forward to the chance to be better.. a little better at being a human… a little better at my craft… just all around a little better. Happy New Year!

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