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Season’s Givings Blog Hop!

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HAPPY TWENTY SEVENTEEN, dear crafty friends!  

If you are new here, please allow me to say WELCOME!  I do hope you'll come back and visit again soon. 🙂  I'm so excited to be a part of this beautiful blog hop hosted by Latisha Yoast and full of spectacular companies and bloggers…all ready to give away lots of yummy crafty goodies to YOU!  It's our way of saying thank you to all of our wonderful readers, both old and new.

Before I get on to my give-away, I'd like to share some of my favorite projects from 2016.  I do hope you enjoy! 

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So…what do I have to give away?  Why, it's a beautiful selection of stamps, dies, papers, pens, glue, ribbon, washi tapes, and sequins…with a cheerful spring-time theme to help you beat the winter blues.  Check out all that you can win:

Seasons Givings Blog Candy Give Away
Now that's a serious pile of crafty fun right there!

All you have to do to be eligible to win is answer the following question in a comment on this post.  

What is one positive thing that happened in your life in 2016, and what are you most looking forward to in 2017?

I'm excited to read your responses!  Commenting closes on Thursday, January 5th at 6am est, and the winner will be announced soon after.  Good luck, and happy hopping!

 
You are here!—>>>Cindy Lawrence <<<—You are here!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Your next stop on the hop is Kelly Klapstein.
 
Happy New Year!  May 2017 be your very best year yet!

~Cindy
 
Season's Givings Blog Hop WINNER!!!
OUT with the OLD: IN with the NEW!

234 Comments

  1. I’m a little late, but wanted to say these are fabulous works of art!
    I had a blast crafting in 2016 and even had a couple of my cards noticed by the manufacturers. I’m looking forward to doing more this year – especially 3d and interactive cards and learning to watercolor.

  2. Your colouring technique is amazing! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects. The positive highlight of 2016 for my family was moving to a new place. Still have tons to do, but we love it!

  3. In 2016 I retired after 31 years with state government. In 2017 I would like to continue volunteering my time to worthy causes and be more timely with my card exchange projects. Happy 2017!

  4. Lots of positives in 2016, God is so faithful! 2017 will bring new challenges both creatively and spiritually and I’m trusting that through them I will be able to grow in those areas of my life and be a positive influence.

  5. Love your chicken card! The best thing in 2016 was a trip to Norway and I’m looking forward to procrastinating less in 2017.

  6. You are so talented. Beautiful work. 2016 – got to see my oldest grandson for the first time in 2 years. 2017 – the past few years have been pretty crazy and I am looking forward to getting really organized so that I can be more creative. thanks for being part of the hop and the great prizes.

  7. In 2016 I was able to visit my family and introduce them to my beautiful baby girl. In 2017 I’m looking forward to making my baby’s scrapbook. Blessings!

  8. Wow well the most positive thing is that it wasn’t cancer, Thanks to the Good Lord Almighty. And what I look forward to in 2017 is Happy Days with Family and Friends. Thank you so much for sharing your most amazing work, my first time here and I am in awe with your work. THanks for the chance as well.

  9. Gorgeous cards. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I celebrated my 40 th work anniversary in 2016 with the same company! I am looking forward to finding more time to make cards – especially Power Poppy images. I also look forward to my daughter having a healthy 2017. Thanks again

  10. Beautiful Cards! I retired in 2016 which of course was a positive thing. I’m looking forward to more time off to create and enjoy life. Thanks for a chance at a great prize pack.

  11. Thanks for the fun giveaway! Best thing in 2016 was growing closer to a friend. Looking forward to my daughter graduating college in 2017!!

  12. One positive thing in 2016 was meeting meeting some NW crafty friends! I’m looking forward to being more crafty in 2017 and staying on top of my projects. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize package!

  13. Gorgeous cards! I am going to focus both of my positives on crafty items, because that’s where my groove is right now with the hop lol. 2016–I had three cards featured on the Lawn Fawn blog for Fawny Flickr Friday. 2017–looking forward to receiving some ink storage for my craft desk. Great prize and thanks for participating in the hop!

  14. I was blessed with 3 new grandchildren in 2016…a granddaughter in May, and twins( a boy and a girl) in December. There is nothing better than being blessed with healthy babies! Thanks for sharing your talents and Happy 2017!

  15. Something amazing that happened in 2016 was my husband getting a job that is in the same building that I work in and during the same schedule. So clearly I am looking forward to spending way more time with him in 2017!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  16. In 2016 I was offered a wonderful new job which was a promotion for me. I feel very grateful! I am looking forward to a big family trip this year with my kids!! thank you!

  17. wow your cards are amazing! one wonderful thing that happened to me this past year was the chance to teach 2 different 4 grade classes at the same school. It was a great way to get back into teaching. I hope this new year brings me more direction and focus with my career. Happy New Year!

  18. Wow your cards are AMAZING! Well one positive thing that happened to me is that my girl dog that I show got her first Major this past year. And now she has enough points to win her Championship with AKC with just one more major! SO I am really hoping to finish her Championship this year!

  19. Lots of great things happened in 2016 but the one positive thing that happened is that I am now working part time and can spend more time with my family!

  20. Your cards are beautiful. I LOVE the cat! The best thing that happened in 2016 was I got through a tough year. I hope that 2017 will bring more cardmaking and a better year.

  21. I love your card for July- beautiful! In 2016 ,my newest,#6, grandchild was born & in 2017 I hope to improve. Thanks for this wonderful hop & a chance to win an awesome prize.

  22. We went to visit our son at his Air Force base to meet his girlfriend and we were surprised to find out he was getting engaged. Then we found out they were expecting, so we found out that we are going to be grandparents in 2017. So, lots of blessings to look forward to….

  23. The most positive crafty thing that happened to me in 2016 was being asked to host a challenge once a month over at StampTV. I’m looking forward to continue growing as a card maker throughout 2017.

  24. One positive thing was my daughter’s surgery went well. One thing I am looking forward to for 2017 is finding a bigger better place for us to live.

  25. Best thing in 2016 was my nephew getting married and my mom out of the hospital and hanging in there. I hope to have my craft room back together for 2017, been a long process. Your cards are so beautiful and vibrant tfs a wonderful prize. Have a great 2017!

  26. Your cards are amazing! I am going to have to stay awhile! My family is mainly in good health so I have no complaints. I am looking forward to getting more organized this year!

  27. My positive thing is that I have an auto-immune disease and I have been stable in 2016. I hope to continue this in 2017. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful prizes.

  28. I can see why these are some of your favorites! Wonderful cards! We welcomed a new puppy into our home in 2016! He is our first ever boy dog and he is a ball full of energy and an absolutely wonderful pup to have in our lives. We already had our beautiful Morgan, a chocolate lab, and she loves having her brother Wyatt, a black lab, around to play!

  29. LOVE your SWEET Cards!! Your Coloring Skillz are AMAZING!! =) I’m looking forward to getting Organized, being MORE Productive and just ENJOYING being Healthy and Alive!! 2016 was a TOUGH Year as I FOUGHT for my Life Against Colon Cancer!! At the age of 35 it has been a HUGE Eye opener to just HOW PRECIOUS LIFE is and EVERYDAY we have to EJOY it!! I want to LOVE EVERYTHING about LIFE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS New Year!! HUGS!! =)

  30. The most positive thing that happened in my life in 2016 was that my only son graduated with honors and was accepted at Texas A&M (his dream school)! I am looking forward to creating my crafting space now that I have plenty of “me time.” LOL

  31. I’am greatfull that I got to spend more time with family. Looking foward to make more cards in 2017 and learn more techniques.

  32. What a gorgeous collection of projects, Cindy!
    One awesome positive in 2016 was buying my new convertible car 🙂 Looking forward to my annual “Destination Birthday Trip” with 3 friends and NOT breaking my arm on the first day this year! Wishing you a very happy,healthy 2017!

  33. Such pretty cards. Love them all but the wedding card is especially nice. Love the colors you chose. The most wonderful thing of 2016 is meeting someone who has become very special to me. For 2017 I look forward to more special times and memories with this special one. Thank you for taking part in the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop and for the chance to win! Happy 2017!

    Sammibug in Ohio

  34. I love the beautiful color in your cards! This may sound complicated, but in 2016, my hubbie and I were FINALLY able to settle a legal estate issue that we had been dealing with for almost 5 years. It had been so difficult for so long that finally reaching a settlement was incredibly freeing and will now allow to move forward in many ways. And THAT means that in 2017, when we celebrate ten happy years together, we are going on an amazing second honeymoon! It’s as if everything wonderful happened for us all at once! Looking forward to a beautiful 2017!
    Sending warm and wonderful wishes for 2017!
    Michele

  35. I had many positive things happen to me in 2016….the best was that my stage one breast cancer was found so early and it was dealt with quickly. I have an awesome prognosis and am now cancer-free.

  36. Happy New Year! Your cards are just beautiful! 2016 has definitely made me a serious Paper crafter with family and friends thankfully acknowledging that. I would like to get more organized with my ever-growing crafting stash and make more Shaker and Interactive slider cards in 2017 which always brings a smile on the receiver’s face. Thank you.

  37. I retired in 2016 and lost 20 pounds. Hope to create more, loose more weight and start volunteering oh and cruising.

  38. Happy, Happy New Year, Cindy. I recognize so many of these cards because I’m always amazed with how you color. One of the happiest things that happened in 2016 was one of my furbabies not needing to get insulin shots anymore. It was a lot of work for both of us, but he lost almost 2 pounds (and for a cat, that’s A LOT) and his glucose level was much better. He’s such a good boy that he never fought me with getting 2 shots a day. In 2017, I look forward to getting organized and STAYING organized. With so much clutter in my craft room, it’s become a distraction and I have a hard time focusing on projects. An organized craft room means being more creative!! 🙂 – bjlee717″at”hotmail”dot”com.

  39. Your coloring is phenomenal! There wasn’t just one thing in 2016 that I loved – it took place over most of the year: watching my kids (3 & 4) grow and develop. They are so fun & have the kindest hearts. I’m really looking forward to seeing all the things they’ll do in 2017, too! Thanks for the chance to win & hope your new year is fabulous!

  40. I enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful cards (especially the one with the cat…I’m a black cat momma!). My positive from 2016 was losing weight and getting in shape. I’m looking forward to running a half marathon in 2017 as well as growing as a card maker. Thank you for the inspiration and generous giveaway. Happy New Year!!

  41. Beautiful work, Cindy! 2016 highlight was a trip with DH, my sister and BIL to Memphis and Nashville to see the sights. Looking forward to more travel in 2017 – hopefully Washington, DC and The Grand Canyon. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome prize package!

  42. Hi, love your work! One great thing in 2016 was that my oldest daughter graduated from college! 2 more to go and she is finishing a masters and heading to medical school so we have a long road ahead but thrilled to have one graduation done! I’m new to card making so looking forward to learning more about this craft in 2017.

  43. Lovely cards and your talent is simply amazing to look at. In 2016 two positive things happened. My sister-in-law became cancer free after a 5 year battle. And my mother was able to save her leg, she unfortunately lost one in 2013. I’m just looking forward to seeing more of them in 2017, along with improving my cards skills.

  44. Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is amazing & I love the wonderful designs! Why have I not seen this site before???? Love it! My favorite 2016 thing was a family reunion with my siblings & their families this summer. I live 1500 miles from them so it was a real treat to be together. For 2017 I plan on taking my health more seriously & watching my diet plus exercising more.

  45. Just so you know.. your May card took my breath away!! You cards are amazing! The best thing I think I took from 2016 was taking the time to see the blessings in my life on a daily basis. Maybe it comes with age, but there is so much to be grateful for every single day. In 2017 I hope to take more time to create and then SHARE the cards! All too often we just can’t let go!! LOL!

  46. You are gifted and your work is glorious!!! One blessed thing that happened for me in 2016 was that I found a therapist that is helping me with PTSD. And what I am looking forward to in 2017 is continued healing and personal growth!! Happy New Year to you!!

  47. Oh, my goodness!! Your cards are STUNNING!! After I comment, I am going to go become a follower! In 2016, I was able to see a dear family member (twice!) that I hadn’t seen in at least 3 years. In 2017, I’m going to get nephew #2!!

  48. What beautiful cards. I was able to complete 197 scrapbook LOs last year. This year I plan on making all of my Christmas cards. Thanks for having me.

  49. Those cards are so beautiful! That lack cat is mesmerizing… I am thankful this year for my son who completed his first year at an all French school. I was stunned to see how much and how fast he learnt in a year and it only gets better, he amazes me everyday. My adorable bilingual little man. So really I guess I’m most thankful for our son, everyday, every year.

  50. Happy New Year! Your cards are beautiful as always. My one thing positive thing that happened in 2016 was I was able to check off one of my items on my bucket list to take a cruise through the Panama Canal and it was so awesome to see how the whole thing works in person. I am looking forward to organizing my craft room in 2017 so I can be more creative and have a chance to practice my copic coloring. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.

  51. Discovering the infinite world of card making was a blessing in 2016, so I look forward to creating gorgeous cards and sharing them more frequently in 2017. Thanks for the opportunity to win such generous prizes. I wish you have a happy and prosperous 2017.

  52. Gorgeous cards! I love the background from your July card! Your coloring is absolutely stunning! I aspire to color like you!

  53. OMGosh these are so fabulous! I had to pin a few of them. Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous prize!!! For 2016, the best was the birth of my Grandson Michael. For 2017, I am most looking forward to graduating college so I can get back to my life and scrappy stuff. Happy New Year!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

  54. Gorgeous cards, love
    the Hello with the
    black cat! My family
    reunion at our house
    was wonderful this
    past summer. I’m
    looking forward to
    more crafting in
    my craft shed.
    Carla from Utah

  55. What a generous give away. Love your cards especially the one with the hens. I am thankful for my sister’s heart disease going into remission . She got the report just after Christmas. For 2017 my hope is that her health will improve.

  56. Happy New Year!! A positive is that I made it to the end of a tough year! I am looking forward the new semester and hopefully getting into a program and finish my Bachelors degree!

  57. Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win such a generous prize! Question is easy….Thankful for my 5 month old grandson Brandon and am looking forward to my newest arrival to join our family the first week of May.

  58. one positive thing that happened in my life in 2016 was that I was able to spend lots of time with my mom, and in 2017 I’m looking forward to more good times with family.

  59. My favorite thing in 2016 was my Son’s high school graduation ♥ and the thing I’m looking forward to the most in 2017 is creating art & summer camping with my loves! You have some wonderful monthly faves up there …February is adorable, just chicken in Lol how cute! Thank you for the generous prize opportunity. Cheers to an exciting & crafty new year!

  60. Your 2016 review of your cards is wonderful! A positive thing that happened in 2016 was having my family all back together in time for Christmas. I’m looking forward to crafting something each week in 2017 no matter what happens!

  61. FAbulous cards–love the one with chickens and the one with the cat. My 7th grandchild was born in 2016 and hope to enjoy more crafting time in 2017 with all the grandkids.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  62. What a great collection in your prize pack! In 2016, my family and I found out that we will be moving back to our home state and we will be moving back in the Spring of 2017!

  63. Gorgeous cards as always, Cindy! A positive from 2016 was finding the Good Morning Girls website. It got me reading my Bible in a new and more creative way. It has also got me reading more regularly again. I also got a journalling Bible and started using that. Fun! Something I am looking forward to in 2017 is just to learn more. I love how technology can connect us to so many interests. Happy New Year to you and thanks for such a great giveaway!! 🙂

  64. My most positive thing in 2016 is my daughter who was battling breast cancer got a cancer-free diagnosis in December. Best news ever!

  65. The most positive of 2016 was that I was in a car accident and was able to walk away with no injury. For 2017 I am looking forward to visit my family across the US.

  66. Positive in 2016 was learning watercolor techniques and beginning to teach at our local craft store. Looking forward to lots of new changes in my life in 2017. I love your designs and can’t wait to see what you publish throughout the year.

  67. Happy New Year! Thanks for participating in this amazing hop. Love your cards…they are gorgeous! My twin sister was able to come home for Christmas for the first time in 13 years:)). I look forward to a year of creativity and sharing with my paper rafting community.

  68. Oh my , you are truly a talented artist – love your samples!!!!
    I have loved spending more quality time with my husband in 2016 and hope to learn new crafting techniques in 2017:)

  69. Happy New Year!! Your cards are all so beautiful. Your coloring is amazing. 2016 was a wonderful year for me, I was married in 2016!!! What I’m looking forward to I’m 2017, I’m starting work on my BA!! I have other smaller crafty goals well ?

  70. My husband was able to live through 2016. I’m praying he will do the same for 2017. He’s the one who encouraged me to do something with my time so I have time for myself. If I had some of your talent, it would be great.

  71. Such Beautiful and Creative Cards! Thank u so much for the inspiration! Got back to cardmaking again. This is the most positive thing that happened to me

  72. Spending time with my grandchildren was a very positive thing that happened in my life in 2016. I am most looking forward to making birthday cards in 2017!

  73. Happy New Year, and thank you for doing this. My family and I were very blessed in 2016. But one positive thing that really left a mark in my heart was to see our 11-year-old son working hard to help Indians from a reservation to have a better, clean place to worship God. So, I’m definitely looking forward to our second missions trip in2017.

  74. I think as I get older I appreciate my health more. Being able to enjoy the things you love to do with zest!

  75. My most favorable happy moment was when my daughter got a job after her graduation in one of the reputed company:)
    Looking forward to see more of your beautiful work in 2017!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway with lots of craft fun!

  76. The best thing that happened to me in 2016 was that I got to travel to some beautiful cities in Europe. There’s so much to see out there. In 2017, I’m looking forward to working on my blog and Etsy shop. Happy 2017!

  77. Happy New Year Cindy! I am so glad I follow your blog…you are always such an inspiration. I live on a small hobby farm and this year I finally got myself some lovely chickens. They are not like livestock but more like pets who come when I call them! The best thing was just before the end of the year… they started to lay eggs! I was so excited and so proud of my ladies! Thanks for such a great prize! Cheers.

  78. Cindy- your cards are gorgeous. The color saturation is amazing. Mine always look like my kids colored them! Positive for 2016- surprised my husband for his 40th with his parents joining us on vacation- we usually only see them once a year so it was a big deal I got them to agree to come. Looking forward to getting my scrapbooks up to date and actually mailing the cards I make.

  79. In September 2016 my youngest son started nursery and I thought I would be the biggest mistake. But he loves it so do I. And now in 2017 I wish I could develop my creative skills during my children are at school and nursery.

  80. So many beautiful creations!!! Thanks for the giveaway! The best thing in 2016 is to get engaged, and I’m looking forward to graduating in 2017!!!

  81. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize! Lots of positive things happened for me in 2016. One of the highlights was taking a Copic class that you taught. I have used Copics for four years but that was the first in person class I took. Very helpful.

    In 2017 I am looking forward to traveling with my family in our camper. we have lots of fun trips planned.

    Happy New Year.

  82. After 5 years of walking ny child to and from school everyday and trying to grocery shop carting things home in sub zero weather and snow and ice, I finally have a old old car.. I am soo grateful ..it runs!!
    Whatever 2017 holds for me will be a blessing Im sure.. I am already so Blessed..
    Your cards are just beautiful!@!

  83. 2016 brought many good things and for me the best was focusing on my physical and mental health. It feels so good to be able to move and enjoy healthy eating. I’m looking forward to continuing the journey in 2017, as well as making more time for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. Always an inspiration. Happy New Year.

  84. The best thing to happen in 2016 is becoming a great grandmother and the most anticipated happening will be to go to southern CA to see the babies.

  85. I started running last year, and I am looking forward/planning to run 10 k before 2017 is finished!

  86. In September my nephew was born:-) And I´m looking forward to get a new puppy this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  87. Your cards are such amazing works of art!! I had many blessings this year. My favourite was 8 days in Maui at a beautiful resort relaxing. I am looking forward this year to travel more…Chicago, Las Vegas, and Maui or Europe.

  88. Positive thing was my sisters came to visit at the same time for a week even! Looking forward to growth in spiritual areas, in artistic areas and physician areas.

  89. Happy New Year! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous – favorites are the hen house and the strawberry card, but really love them all!! My positive in 2016 is after much prayer – after my mom died there were several years my brother quit talking to me. During 2016 my brother has came back into my life. My brother, sister-in-law, my husband and myself have had several beach trips – staying in the same condo and have had a blast. Answered prayer. 2017 – looking forward to many more good times, truly grateful. Blessings upon you and your family!

    ~~Catherine

  90. HI Cindy, your work is amazing. One positive thing for 2016, was getting a new job, and I am looking forward to celebrating 8th grade and high school graduations with my daughters!

  91. This blog hop is such a lovely idea – thank you! Wowzers Cindy that is a serious array of gorgeous cards you have posted up today. For 2016 I am so grateful for a month of travel around Australia and for 2017 I am looking forward to a week on a Fijian island for our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

  92. Love your style! 2016 ended with my pride and joy – my son – turning 18! I am most excited to see him graduate high school in 2017! Thanks for this chance!

  93. I can see why these were your favorite cards. Lovely. My favorite happening of 2016 was gaining a wonderful daughter at my Son and her wedding. I’m hoping 2017 brings more prosperity and health for family and friends.

  94. Happy New Year. Thank you for participating in this year’s Season’s Giving, and offering such a generous prize. I love all your beautiful cards. I am looking forward to improving my coloring skills in 2017 (watercolor and copics).

  95. The best thing in 2016 was meeting a very good friend and I learned a lot about paper crafting and would like to continue on in 2017…Happy new year.

  96. Fantastic cards! My best moment last year was that all our children and grandchildren were together with us for Christmas and looking forward to retiring to our beach house this year….hopefully! Thanks for the chance to win! ?

  97. 2016 was another great year with a visit to Italy (LOVE) and 2017 will be a good year for stamping (another Love). Happy New Year!

  98. My son had another baby boy in 2016 and my crafting goal for 2017 is to combine machine stitching and card making.

  99. What one of the positive things in 2016 was to be cancer-free of a rare cancer. In 2017 I plan on spending time on making cards for various organizations that need them for nursing homes the sick,etv

  100. One thing… most recent, mom had a total knee replacement and she is doing wonderful! If it goes as well as planed she will have the other one done this year and be up and at em better than before. Looking forward to your blog post. I am a new follower. Thanks for joining the hop.
    XO Nana

  101. I’m so blessed to have been gifted with a car in 2016 and am looking forward to decreasing the chaos and increasing the productivity in 2017!

  102. Love the recap of your favorites! The kitty card is adorable!
    One good thing that happened in 2016… I was able to retire from a job that was really stressful.
    Hoping in 2017 to get my craft room organized! It needs lots of attention! I would really love to have a neat and organized space to create in!
    Happy New Year!

  103. Happy New Year!! You have a beautiful selection of cards here. I’ve been a blogger since 2010, but blogged most in 2016 by being positive…by saying NO to procrastination. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  104. 2016 was awesome because I got to take classes with one of the artists I admire two times last year. I would like to get a class with him and or one with another one that dabbles a little differently.

  105. I’m a professional quilter. There has always been a customer or job related to my craft. Having found card making and coloring is so wonderful because I can do it for me! I love being able to sit and create something in hours and not days or months.

  106. I started a cleaning business a little over a year ago and it really grew in 2016. I’m excited for this new year! Thanks for being a part of this hop!

  107. Your coloring and cards are stunning! Thank you for sharing. I retired in 2015 and in 2016 was able to take care of my grandchildren, creating memories of fun times spent together!

  108. Thank you for sharing your favorites for each month, they are beautiful cards, right up my style alley! 2016 as great because I joined my husband on a business trip to the wonderful city of Berlin, so amazing. Another plus was my new German Shepherd puppy, she is so sweet! I am looking forward a better year for our business, as we have several deals that hopefully will come through for 2017.

  109. Your cards are swoon worthy! This year my youngest son joined basketball and I so much enjoyed watching him play, the excitement of sinking a basket and the friends that he made. This was a big step for him! I’m most forward to spending more time in my craft room in the new year!

  110. One positive thing was better health for a family member and looking foreword to enjoying new friends. Each of your cards is a work of art!

  111. The best thing that happened in 2016 was the birth of my twin grandbabies. And what I look forward to in 2017 is to watch them grow and change! So amazing. I so admire your beautiful coloring skills. I always drool when I visit your blog. Happy New Year!

  112. Oh my, that chicken card cracks me up!! The best part about 2016 was my starting a home based business that has put me in touch with some of the most wonderful, genuine people I’ve ever met. Life is good!

  113. I got a visit from my beautiful niece and we shared our love of card making. I am looking forward to her return in April.

  114. Your cards and coloring are beautiful! My daughter graduated from college in 2016 which was wonderful. I am looking forward to more creative time in 2017. Thanks for a chance to win your most generous prize package.

  115. The one positive thing that happened in 2016 was I became a Great Aunt! It brought my family even closer. Happy New Year! Thank you for always inspiring us. Hope for a great 2017.
    Sincerely, Elaine Rico

  116. Happy New Year Cindy! One positive thing that happened in 2016 is that my son celebrated his first year in his new business. He opened a beer and wine tasting store. I am looking forward to 2017 and reorganizing my craft room. I have several ideas and have already purchased a label maker to get started. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards and for your inspiration. Hope you have a blessed 2017.

  117. The most positive thing was having our first grand baby! Such a wonderful experience!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!!

  118. The positive is God’s faithfulness and looking forward to answered prayers. Happy New Year. Your projects are amazing.
    God bless,
    PeggyA

  119. What beautiful cards! I’m going to sign up to follow you so I am looking forward to your gorgeous inspirations.
    We did a huge amount of upgrades and repairs on our house this past year. Loving some of the “new” look. Actually, what I am looking forward to this next year is more of the same – not the work, but the finished projects.

  120. 2016 was positively the best because we were able to travel to Italy. I took along an adult coloring book and created beautiful backgrounds during the bus rides. Your work is beautiful and I appreciate this chance to win such wonderful prizes. TFS! kReN@afourthlife

  121. Such a beautiful collection of work–don’t know how you picked just one favorite project for each month!. With the unexpected passing of my mother in May, 2016 was a difficult year. However, enjoying a family vacation in Hawaii before my daughter went off to begin her freshman year of college (where she is TOTALLY HAPPY!) was a highlight!

  122. I enjoy all your paper art and thank you for taking the time to share with us! I really like checking out the background papers you use! It’s always perfect!

  123. Lovely cards–I really enjoy your cards! Positive thing: Well, my daughter got the lead in the school musical–her very first audition! And we are all happy and healthy.

  124. My positive thing is that my oldest daughter met the man she will marry and this year is the wedding.

  125. Lovely cards. In 2016 I had surgery for vertigo which did not seem to work until just recently. things had gotten better although I will probably need to more surgeries in 2017. No worries because I should get my independence back.

  126. The bride and groom card is amazing! All of your work is fabulous – it shows the time and effort in each project listed here – beautiful!

    What is one positive thing that happened in your life in 2016, I got a new job working with seniors in a Senior Housing complex – love these people!!

    and what are you most looking forward to in 2017 – Moving to a new house and getting a new craft room there! Yippee!

    Thanks for the hop and for offering a fabulous prize!

  127. Beautiful cards! Positive thing for 2016 – all my family moved back to KY. Looking foward to fun crafting with my sisters in 2017. Happy New Year!

  128. I love your designs! Thank you for being a part of the awesome blog hop. In 2016 I was fortunate to be able to help establish a little store at the cottages where we hold craft retreats. I am looking forward to expanding that role and creating layout kits for the store.

  129. A 2016 positive in my life was a wonderful time with my children and grandchildren over the Christmas holidays. And, I look forward to having more card making fun and learning to work with foiling in 2017. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies and I hope you have a wonderful new year.

  130. Had to new granddaughtersin 2016, looking forward to watching them grow in 2017! Happy New Year!!

  131. I switched jobs last year and looking forward to people working towards happiness. Thanks for your work, I always enjoy looking at it. Happy New Year!

  132. The most positive is that my husband survived triple heart bypass surgery and doesn’t have any heart damage the thing I’m looking forward to in 2017 is moving.

  133. Your cards are so full of color. Happy New Year to you. My positive thing for 2016 was the birth of my granddaughter, Mabel. She adds such joy. Looking forward to my craftroom makeover. Wish me luck.

  134. OH my your cards are eye candy.. So beautiful. My positive thing for 2016 was to retire end of October.. LOVE retirement. Looking forward.. late spring to take a car trip 10 hours or so to visit my daughter we haven’t seen in a few years. With retirement it gives us the unlimited time to travel. Happy new years.

  135. My best 2016 gift was “getting my husband back” . . . finally his back and neck surgeries paid off and his pain is minimal . . . and after 7-8 years he’s “himself” again! Looking forward to more crafty time as I prep for participation in some “vintage shows/sales” this year.

  136. Happy New Year! The most positive thing from a crafting perspective in 2016 was discovering Evernote! I am looking forward to my son graduating high school in 2017.

  137. Happy New Year to you. One great thing that happened in 2016 is my husband announced he is going to retire in 2017 so I get to spend more time with him. We’ve been counting down the months! In 2017 we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a vacation after not going anywhere for 7 years. So long overdue.

  138. Cindy, I cannot begin to tell you how much I admire your beautiful cards. Your Copic skills are amazing!
    THE most positive thing that happened in my life in 2016 was my 4 y/o grandsons FULL recovery after becoming seriously ill and having a temp of 42+ C for 8 days. (This happened 1 week after loosing my father.) We look at it as a miracle and realize how much we sometimes take good health for granted! I look forward to enjoying my family more in 2017!
    Thank you for the chance to win such a generous prize!
    Wishing you and your loved ones the happiest New Year!

  139. One positive thing in 2016 was just last month when my son graduated from college. I am most looking forward to finding a new house and job in 2017. Thanks for the prize opportunity and your work is absolutely gorgeous!

  140. STUNNING COLORING!!!! LOVE ALL OF YOUR CARDS & LOOOOOVE your kitty card! 😉 Those eyes…. One amazing thing that happened to me in 2016, was I began teaching a stamping class to a group of ladies & we are having a fabulous time of it! In the new year, I look forward to continue teaching & playing with new mediums! 😉 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & YOURS! 😉

  141. Best thing in 2016 was family trip to Disney Land. And the thing I’m looking forward to in 2017 is seeing spending all summer with my kiddos.

  142. Those are wonderful projects! I remember seeing them, but it’s always fun to see so many grouped together in a review. One positive thing from 2016 is that we finally closed on our house! In 2017, I am most looking forward to a little less upheaval/craziness. Lots of changes last year. I moved my studio to my boys’ old room and I look forward to creating in my new space. 🙂

  143. Beautiful cards….love them all, so much talent. My goal for 2017 is to finish what I start.

  144. Super awesome giveaway! The best thing about 2016 was spending time with my granddaughters at the zoo, and this year I’m most looking forward to trying Copic markers and taking a Copic class. 🙂 Happy New Year!!

  145. Happy New Year from Canada! What a great start to the year with such a beautiful giveaway. Love the inspiration first thing in the year.

  146. One of the positive things that I accomplished in 2016 was getting my craft room organized and my goal for 2017 is using all of my supplies I organized. Thanks for your participation in this super blog hop. Happy New Year!

  147. In 2016 I moved to a new state and am happy to be here! In 2017 I want to make more cards and send more cards!! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Cindy! I am going to pin some of them. Happy New Year to you!

  148. My positive thing was winning a challenge and being a guest designer. It sort of validated I was doing okay with my cards and motivated me to keep crafting.

  149. Happy New year Cindy!
    one positive thing that happened in 2016 for me was I won a job competition for a new job that I am really enjoying.
    One thing I am looking forward to in 2017 is a wedding that I will be going to next Dec 31st. We used to billet hockey players and one of the players that stayed with us is getting married new years eve next year! Can’t wait to celebrate with him and his family!

  150. So many great things happened in 2016, but the best was that I started a home business that brings me joy and fulfillment. I look forward to doing even more of that in 2017 and continuing to better myself and take good care of my family.

  151. I had many good things happen in 2016! I think my favorite was going to Colorado to visit my 6 month old grand daughter and my son and DIL. That was a good trip… I am blown away by your beautiful coloring on each card. i will be adding your blog to my Bloglovin’! So inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway… would love to win!

  152. Last year I applied (for the first time) to be a DT and Scrap Our Stash picked me! So I am looking forward to being part of their team and doing the best job I can in 2017. Love your work. Happy New Year and thank you for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway. june.swart@netzero.net

  153. Thanks to a blog hop, I discovered at the beginning of 2016 the MISTI ! I had given up with stamping as I could never get a perfect impression. But now, my stampings are always (well, let’s say nearly always !) perfect !
    And for 2017 ? I’d love to find 72 hours’ days ! 48 hours’ days are not suffisants….. Ok, I’ll be more reasonable. I’ll just be happy if I can grab more free time to do some crafting !
    I wish you all a very happy New Year !

  154. Happy New Year! The best thing that happened to me in 2016 was that I got accepted to my first Design team 🙂 and for 2017 I’m looking forward to start teaching in my local craft store!

  155. The best thing that happened in 2016 is my baby girl getting married to an amazing person. I look forward to being healthier in 2017

  156. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Thank you for being part of this amazing Blog Hop!!! Happy New Year!!! One positive thing that happened in 2016 was lost weight and in 2017 I’m looking forward to my best friend’s wedding in September.

  157. Love your cards! They are beautiful! Happy New Year! Looking back at 2016 one of the things that I enjoyed was hosting out French Exchange Student. We learned much from her and got to share a small portion of America including DC.

  158. Love all your cards – what great inspiration. That wedding card is FABULOUS! One positive thing that happened in 2016 was re-building my relationship with my sister.

  159. Great projects love the colors and the details in your cards. 2016 was a rough year but one positive for me thing that came out of it is that I have a stronger relationship with my family and God. Looking forward to a more calm 2017 and hopefully improving my Copic and water coloring techniques.

  160. The best thing that happened in 2016 was buying a horse ranch in Montana to be closer to my son and his wife. We’ll divide our time between our two kids (California in winter/ Montana in the summer).
    I look forward to learning more Copic coloring techniques and setting up my craft space on the ranch.

  161. What is one positive thing that happened in your life in 2016? I got married!! It took a while and to the amazement of my parents it really happened LOL, I was just waiting for the best!
    what are you most looking forward to in 2017? Doing more for myself – scrapbooking, travelling etc. Change is good!

  162. Happy New Year! Your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing! I reconnected with old friends and we are sharing crafting time each month. I look forward to summer when I get to travel and do more crafts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. In 2016 I met my amazing man, my sister moved out here to be with the family and all my kitties are healthy. In 2017 I’m hoping to grow in my art, learn some coloring skills and maybe go on a little weekend vacation 🙂 Lovely assortment of goodies ~ thank you!

  164. I positive thing that happened to me in 2106 was I lost 23 pounds! I hope to lose even more in 2017! Thanks for giveaway. Looks great!

  165. all your cards are stunning!
    love your card with cat!
    Great blog hop!
    The moost lovely thing in 2016 was that I got 2 new cats.
    in 2017 looking forward to go with my hubby on late honeymoon.
    Amazing prize you’re offering.
    Happy New Year!
    hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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  166. Lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.
    The moost lovely thing in 2016 was the birht of my granddaughter en looking forward to see here walking in 2017

  167. My daughter was accepted to the honors program at one of her college choices. In 2017 looking forward to graduation and her college choice!

  168. The positive thing is that we are all healthy and I am looking forward to being more relaxed and healthy next year. Beautiful projects. Happy New Year

  169. Your work is simply stunning! I can’t wait to see more so I had to start stalking, I mean following, you. lol
    One positive thing from 2016 is that my family rmains close. To me, it’s the most important thing in life: family.
    In 2017, I am looking forward to challenging myself more in my creations.

  170. Amazing cards- Wow! Glad we bought a new house, and sold the old house in 2016. Looking forward to settling into the new house (and unpacking my card making supplies) in 2017!

  171. I’m a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up and my
    business has been growing. I’m not in
    it for the money – just enjoy sharing my
    ideas with other ladies. For 20017 I
    want to keep on inspiring
    the ladies who come to my Stampin’
    classes and continue to educate
    myself in new techniques.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy new Year

  172. That chicken card though!! Too cute! 2016-lots of time with my family and getting to travel to Seattle. 2017-I just learned I will be a great Aunt again in 2017, and my son is getting married!!!

  173. 2016 – made a commitment to get healthy…so I did! Lost weight and changed many bad habits! Feeling great! 2017…more crafting – goal is a new project each week!

  174. Positive thing that happened in 2016 was I spent more time in my craft room. Looking forward to my daughter’s wedding in 2017. Thanks so much for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

  175. There is a lot of hardship in our family, but we remain positive. So we had a lot of positive in 2016! Mainly our sweet Granddaughter Olivia is still with us. She has Pulmonary Hypertension, a progressive and terminal disease. Her numbers are holding and we enjoy every single minute we have with her.

  176. 2016 saw me come back to card-making after a 5-year break! In 2017 I’d love to continue. 🙂

  177. The positive thing is two fold. First I lost 13 pounds and will continue to work on the last 8 pounds to get to my WW goal. The other one is I was able to get off all my anti-depression med that I have been on during the long care taking journey of my hubby and his dimenta. I feel like I have reached a new level of the grieving process since he passed away in 2014.

    I am looking forward to spending lots of quality time with my family and working on my blog and entering a few card making challenges this year. I want to improve my skills and this should be a good way to do that.

  178. 2016 brought the birth of our first granddaughter, complete joy! I look forward to more crafting time and better health in 2017!

  179. Gorgeous cards Cindy!!! 2016 was a pretty good year here! Good times with family were had. A favourite was a summer camping trip to Algonquin Provincial Park – so pretty there! 2017 hopefully will bring much the same – good times and memories with family and friends! And some crafty time too!! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  180. My youngest son got engaged to a really wonderful lady. I am really looking forward to their wedding in September. I love your Power Poppy cards. Thanks for a chance to win your goodies.

  181. In 2016 I got to spend a lot of time with my only grandson, precious. Now in this new year I am getting another grandson in June. Cannot wait.

  182. Love all your favorites, your style is absolutely WONDERFUL.
    Good in 2016: my family’s good health
    Looking forward to in 2017: my goal to keep a clean crafty room

  183. What gorgeous cards you made. In 2016 I was most proud of retiring and now making a crafting living selling my cards. For 2017 I am most excited for the birth of my 2nd grandbaby in May. Thanks for being part of this great hop! Happy new year! x

  184. Happy 2017! Most exciting in 2016? Our 10 day western Mediterranean cruise. Absolutely stunning!

    I’m most looking forward to the birth of my first grandchild! A boy due later this month! Whoopie!

  185. I got to spend 10 days with my grandkids! This year I’m looking forward to cleaning and purging the craft room and of course making more stuff!

  186. Lovely creations! The best thing that came out of this past year is our family came together with the passing of my mom. My hopes for 2017 is hope & healing!

  187. Positive for 2016 – lost weight and got healthy! Worked hard on both and it paid off! 2017, get more focused on who I surround myself with and how I use my time! Hoping for more crafting time and less computer time!

  188. Being able to spend as much time as I want with my Grandchildren since I’m retired. In 2017, I hope to be able to craft as long as as often I want.

  189. The most positive thing for 2016 was finding out that my breast cancer treatment worked and I’m currently cancer free. My goal for 2017 is to exercise and continue to work on regaining my strength and endurance.

  190. My positive thing that happened in 2016 is that the little preschool where I teach did not close down thanks to a group of parents who rallied behind us and helped us keep it open and in 2017 I look forward to creating.

  191. Happy New Year Cindy! Your collection of the past year’s cards is amazing…the coloring on them! The one positive thing that happened this past year was I lost 50 lbs and look and feel so much healthier. I am working out now everyday and eating healthier! My goal for this new year is to get a better lighting system for my blog photos.

  192. The most positive thing was TRAVEL! Got to go to Belize and the Bahamas and Baltimore. So Fun! Looking most forward to my son graduating dental school in May!! WAHOO!

  193. The most positive thing for me that happened to me in 2016 was that I learned to appreciate the little things more. My hubby had a very serious accident, and while he receovered, it made me appreciate life a whole lot more. Happy New Year!

  194. Hi Cindy! Your cards are gorgeous! My favorite positive thing that happened in 2016 was my husband coming back to work locally the week before Christmas after working out of state almost all year! In 2017 we’re looking forward to our younger son graduating high school!

  195. One of many positive things during 2016 was being able to spend more time with my family because I had retired! I’m looking forward to 2017 being a year of renewal and (of course) more crafting!

  196. Beautiful cards Cindy! The most positive thing for me in 2016 was putting myself first and taking care of my health. I’m a regular at the gym, cooking healthier and losing weight. What a great feeling! Wishing you all the best in 2017!

    Marianne

  197. Very beautiful cards!!! The one most positive thing that happened in 2016 is that I finally got to see my 2 oldest grandchildren after Christmas who I haven’t seen in over 2 years and for 2017 I am looking forward to spending more crafting time with my 2 daughters and my grandchildren!!

  198. Your cards are so beautiful and exquisitely colored…I am truly impressed! As for good things that happened to me thing year, my son has finally gotten himself settled in a job that he likes and a good relationship, my granddaughters are happy and healthy, and I went through a health scare that turned out to be benign. Everything else pales next to good health!

  199. Best thing about 2016 was signing up for a student teacher. I finally felt ready to impart my knowledge onto someone else and was given more time with my daughter because of it.

  200. One positive thing that happened to me was the reunion with my long lost brother. I am looking forward to finding a new job in 2017. May 2017 bring you health and prosperity. Happy New Year!

  201. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love your cards. We got my parents move and settled into a new home. So excited to organizing my new craft roo m. Thank you!??

  202. Lovely cards! I particularly enjoyed your Hen House one! Thanks for the chance to win goodies. We settled into our new home in 2016 and I’m looking forward to doing a lot more crafting in 2017! Have a wonderful New Year!

  203. Happy New Year!!! Thank you for all the fun inspiration and this wonderful giveaway!!!! Well one positive thing that happened to me in 2016 was watching my daughter graduate high school and then moving her into her dorm room at The University of Texas in Austin, Hook Em’!!!! I’m looking forward to having my baby start high school in the fall this year, its both exciting and sad.

  204. The most exciting thing in 2016 was driving 1500 miles to see my daughter and family. In 2017 i hope for my family to stay out of the hospital and be healthy and happy. Thanks for you inspiration.

  205. Hi, Cindy!
    Your cards are absolutely stunning. I love getting all this fabulous inspiration.
    The most exciting thing that happened to me in 2016 was the wedding of our oldest daughter in August. She was a lovely bride, and I cried….of course. In 2017, I look forward to spending time with my kids (I cherish ALL I can get at this point), seeing our son graduate in June, and enjoying my Design Teams and this wonderful crafting community.
    I hope that YOU have a wonderfully blessed 2017.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

  206. THE MOST POSITIVE was my new knee. It took a lot of hard work and time but was worth it.

  207. The one positive thing that happened to me in 2016 is that my oldest daughter graduated from high school with a Perfect Attendance from Kindergarten all the way to the 12th Grade. She is now attending Cal State L.A.

    I’m looking forward to 2017 because my youngest daughter is graduating from high school, and will be attending San Francisco State University in the Fall. So proud of my girls!

    Thank you for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

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