Seasons Givings Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Edited to add winners…scroll to bottom of post.
So thrilled to be part of Latisha’s Seasons Givings Blog Hop for the 7th year!  A big SHOUT OUT to Latisha for managing this event every year!  I appreciate your time + patience!  You should have arrived from Mary-Ann Coulter Maldonado’s Blog!  I’m sure that Mary-Ann has some awesome eye candy for you!!!

If you didn’t pop over here from Mary-Ann’s, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Lawn Fawn blog!  In case you get lost along the way, the entire hop listing is at the end of my post.

This is a thank YOU for my readers, for stopping by and saying hello!  Thank YOU for inspiring me.

First up, I thought I’d do a run down of my favorite projects I posted for 2018:

January  |  Hero Arts

February  |   Taylored Expressions

March  |   Pebbles, Inc

April  |   Reverse Confetti
May  |  Ellen Hutson LLC

June  |   Power Poppy

July  |  WOW!  Embossing + Pretty Pink Posh

August  |  Hello Bluebird

September  |  Lawn Fawn
October  |  Paper Smooches
November  |  My Favorite Things
December  |  Mama Elephant

Here they are all together:
2018 was an awesome and bittersweet year for me.  I got married in August 💚 The bittersweet is that I stepped down from a majority of my teams in the summer + some closed down.  My plate was so full, something had to change.  

I super appreciate those that still visit my blog and follow me on IG and FB.

As a small token of my thanks, I’m doing TWO separate giveaways.  

THIS one is for my international friends.  I’m giving away a £20 Gift Card to Seven Hills Crafts.  Please add your
first and last name along with ‘International’ next to it along with 
your comment below.

For my US Friends, I have a Priority Mail box filled with goodies, here’s just a portion of the products.  Please add your first + last name along with “US” to 
your comment below.

All that are pictured are brand new, I will add gently used stamps to the box too!

To be eligible for one of my prizes, you will need to add 
your information and leave me a comment please 💚

FYI:  I’m managing my giveaway this way to give my 
international friends a chance to win something.  Unfortunately, 
the cost of shipping makes it prohibitive for me to send out 
goodies like my US prize.  

The winner will be announced on this post Monday, January 7th, 
5:00 am pacific’ish.

★Edited to add winners★
International winner:

Congrats Fikreta!

US winner:

Congrats Angie!

Both winners have been emailed!
Up next is my friend, Tricia Barber!  In case you get lost 
along the way, here’s the complete hop listing: 
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209 thoughts on “Seasons Givings Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Oh, Amy! What a delight to see a collection of your cards all in one post! I am so glad you included the one with your Mom; it is so special. Will have to bookmark this post for inspiration throughout the year. I was feeling a little blue as I sometimes do the first week in January. This blog hop is just what I need to get my creativity going! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What varied collection of cards. I especially appreciate the bouquet with a bird. I would never have the vision or freedom to put these images together. Thank you.

  3. I have loved everything you made this past year, and can't wait to see what this next year brings!!!! Happy New Year!!! And even though my name is longer than most, and a pain to type… lol … here it is … Julie Tucker-Wolek / US 🙂

  4. First of all, I did not know you got married in August! Congratulations, Amy!!!! I love reading happy news like this, even though I'm late reading it! My August was not so happy – hubby had a stroke. He's alive and doing okay but the brain takes a long time to heal. On a happy note, I absolutely love the cards you showcased – my favourite is the frame for April. Gorgeous! Also love seeing all of those critter cards! Thank you for your very generous giveaway!

    Karen Talbot – International
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

  5. All are awesome and I remember almost all of them!…lol! I think I missed that gorgeous PPP one… you know I find great inspiration here! And you are so thoughtful… Happy New Year Amy! Here's to an even better one!

  6. I love seeing everyone's favourites from the last year especially when I remember them from their original posts. Your January, February and May cards are my 3 favourites here:) Thanks for another year of inspiration, Amy, and happy new year to you!

  7. Happy New Year!
    I did not know you get married!Congratulations!
    wish you all the best!
    your cards are gorgeous! love them all!
    thank you for awesome giveaway!
    Fikreta Posavec,International

  8. It's a good thing you didn't ask me to pick your top 12 cards… Every single time I stop by your blog, IG, or FB, I see something that makes me smile. You've got a wonderful sense of design and color, and such a fun personality that shows up in all that you create. You're a true inspiration. For reals. Have a very Blessed New Year my friend. Bev Kastman Buenker US.

  9. A happy and crafty new year to all and many greetings from Germany:-)
    I'm looking forward to all new stamps and dies and Inspiration and I want to try more different techniques by cardmaking, because this work is my daily pleasure.
    I love the card with the stamp from Pretty Pink Posh. That's my favorite.

  10. Happy New Year, Amy! I love seeing this collection of your work from the year. The one from November stands out as a favorite of mine. I love the composition of that card so much. Just so well thought out and it works brilliantly! Jennifer Ingle – US

  11. Congrats on all the great things happening. And I absolutely adore your cards. Nice work.
    Theresa Todd-US/

  12. Amy, I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful inspiration all year long! I am so glad that you are a part os Seasons Givings! Have a warm and wonderful new year!
    Crafty Hugs!
    Michele K. Henderson, United States (FL)

  13. What an amazing selection of cards and creations! And I totally understand the bitter-sweet bit of your year, but getting married is definitely an event that adds a lot of sweetness! 😉 Happy New Year, here's to a really sweet one! Mirella Rogan (international)

  14. Amy, your cards are always so well done and I enjoyed seeing your picks for 2018. I am a lurker and don't comment very often, but I do enjoy reading your posts. Thank you for the chance to win such a nice giveaway! Joy Meadows USA

  15. Thanks for all your inspiration and your work with Coffee Makers! I look forward to seeing more of your work in 2019. Heather Bolli, Canada (but I have a US address I could use).

  16. How fun to see your2018 year in review cards! It is fun to have them all in one post and I remember seeing som on fb and the cLB. Have a great 2019 and looking forward to seeing your crafty creations!

  17. Girl, your top 12 were amazing! I had some big changes this year too with losing my job with FSJ. But, blessing in disguise, I can now work with any and all companies! I already follow all your work and you are such an inspiration. Here's to a great 2019 for both of us! Hugs!!

  18. Loved seeing your year of favorites. But that hummingbird stamp set because of your card. Hope you have a wonderful New Years
    Marcie Bolt US

  19. Fabulous projects – I love the layout with the picture the most. Congratulations on your wedding too. I am Bonnie, from Canada 🙂

  20. What a year in 2018! Congratulations on your marriage. Also congrats for recognizing the need to make those tough decisions that made your life more manageable. Wish for you all the best in 2019.
    Pam Cain US

  21. Wow! Amy, you had an awesome! You really are Super Girl! Thanks for all you do!
    I absolutely love the picture with your sweet mama! I see how much you cherish her! It is SO nice of you to have your own giveaway, and being fair to include your international peeps says how much you appreciate them!
    You are an amazing person, Amy, and I'm glad to know you <3
    Happy New Year, my friend, and teamie

  22. So many fun and beautiful cards over the past year. Please keep inspiring us! Thanks for the chance for the wonderful box of goodies. (USA)

  23. Love the March card. The tulips
    in the heart and the big safety pin
    are wonderful. All of the cards
    are great as usual. thanks for
    sharing this year.
    Mary Holshouser – US
    Happy New Year

  24. Thanks so much for your creative inspiration and for the chance to win the US package. Wishing you a happy and creative new year!

  25. I love your cards.. You know that I love your style.. I really love the photo frame of you and your mom. Happy New Years and hope your 2019 is blessed.. (I'm in Washington ; ) ..

  26. Love your work Amy. You have truly inspired me and I will stop by to check in. Stay crafty and I wish you and that new husband all the best in 2019!

  27. I love your favorite card picks for this post! Especially the frame that you did for your mom! Always beautiful and creative! Happy New Year to you! Thanks for all the you do Amy in this crafting community!

  28. Such awesome cards! The "nap" card made me giggle! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

    Natalie – US

  29. I am from Tennessee, USA and I love you cards. Loved the nap one it was so cute. Congratulations on your wedding. Hope you have many, many years of happy wedded bliss. I have been married 52 years and working on 53.

  30. Marie Bingaman from the USA here. I so love that December card…the soft colors and sweet little mice are just perfect! 🙂

  31. Loved your card review, so fun. Congrats on getting married, my nephew got married this year too. Happy New year. (US)

  32. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents and inspirations. I love your style. Happy New Year!
    —Bekka Trippet, US

  33. Love your 2018 cards (my favorite was the one with the yellow stripes and hummingbirds). 🙂 Here's wishing you a fun and crafty New Year filled with lots of coffee. 😉 Happy New Year!

  34. Fabulous projects, Amy! I love to see what the designers choose as their favorite cards. That stamp set from Taylored Expressions is so funny and your card is adorable. Thank you for the inspiration and the wonderful giveaway. Have a great 2019! Cathy Lillie, US

  35. I always love seeing your cards Amy, but that Grumplings one really makes me laugh. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    Karen Ladd, US

  36. Great card designs! Thanks for always sharing and inspiring Amy! I love your work!

    Kirsty Vittetoe (USA)

  37. Beautiful creations from 2018 Happy New Year and happy crafting in 2019. Thanks for the chance to win. I have a US adress . Gr, Elly Booij

  38. Happy New Year! How was your first married Christmas ? Tha youth for being part of this hop & here's to continuing happiness & success for you & hubby.
    Andrea Hastilow international( UK)

  39. Such a beautiful array of created, inky, papery goodness! Thank you for your inspiration.
    Cori Dahmen (who is no longer in West Texs. Back in WA where I belong. Viva la PNW!)

  40. While you might have stepped down from a lot of your teams, you still have been one very busy lady! I can set my alarm clock by your 6:00am [my time] FB postings 🙂 — Great [small] recap of your 2018 cards too! ~Vicki US

  41. Happy New Year, Amy! Thank you always for your inspiration throughout the year. I visit your blog often, but don't always have time to leave a comment. No need to enter me into your giveaway. Hugs!♥

  42. Happy New Year, Amy!! Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2019! I'm hopeful 2019 is a different year for me in terms of crafting and blog visiting as I know I fell off the blog visiting wagon. 🙁 I love your recap – it shows how dynamic you are as a crafter. I'm especially inspired by the sweet project of you and your mom. It's pinned to my inspiration board so I don't forget about it as I want to do something similar. No need to enter me into your giveaway, but I wanted to say Happy New Year and thank you for the inspiration and your friendship! Hoping we meet up this year! 🙂

  43. Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs. I loved viewing them. Congratulations on your marriage too. And, happy new year to you. Verna US

  44. Your cards are always a delight and inspire me — as are YOU. Blessings on a happy, healthy and crafty New Year!

  45. Beautiful compilation of your 2018 projects ! Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you for thinking about us "internationals" as well, with your give-away; it's appreciated; good luck to all of us !
    Happy, healthy, creative New Years greetings from Belgium.
    Lieve Stoffels – international

  46. I enjoyed looking at your cards, love you fun and playful style. It's so wonderful to discover new (to me) crafters. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win your fab giveaway. Gayle Bartholomew (US)

  47. I love your work. I really admire your skill for combining pattern papers and the beautiful colouring that you do! Nandini Karmarkar – US

  48. Love your fantastic cards! Thanks for being a part of this blog hop and your generous giveaway.
    Happy New Year.
    Jeanne Beam US…

  49. Amy – I'm a blog follower and I love your projects, thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Tammy Nyenhuis- US

  50. Happy New Year!!! You really have had a great year. Thanks for your creativity and inspiration.
    Julissa Padilla US

  51. Thanks for participating in this great blog hop! What a wonderful start to the new year! Happy 2019! Lauren Zertuche USA

  52. I'm so happy I found your blog. Love those cards, especially Armed and Dangerous. That is so cute. Oh my, I love Catherine Pooler inks. Fantastic giveaway. Brenda Wilkinson USA

  53. Happy New Year Amy! I love all of your amazing projects. My favorite is the framed picture. My name is Beverly Perdue and I live in the U.S. Thanks for all your inspiration this past year and for a chance to win a fun prize.

  54. Hi Amy I always enjoy your cards November was my absolute favorite. Thanks for offering such a wonderful selection of gifts I am a US residentMy name is Elizabeth Motyka happy new year

  55. Love the look back at your delightful cards! I'm in the US!
    Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year, filled with lots of creativity!

  56. Beautiful cards and photo! You are so creative! My name is June Swart and I live in the US. Thanks for the fun and happy 2019.

  57. Thanks for always inspiring all year round, and congrats on your wedding Amy! I live in the US and I am Shannon Hartl.

  58. What an awesome line up of favorite cards for 2018 and an amazing prize package for this hop! I just started cardmaking in the Spring and didn't find your blog until more recently but I see what I missed. I love your June – Power Poppy card it is gorgeous, I definitely want to go back and find your post on that one lol. Congrats on your marriage and thank you for all the inspiration you've given me over these last few months. I look forward to continuing to follow your posts and to keep learning 🙂 What an awesome line up of favorite cards for 2018. I just started cardmaking in the Spring and didn't find your blog until more recently but I see what I missed. I love your June – Power Poppy card it is gorgeous, I definitely want to go back and find your post on that one lol. Congrats on your marriage and thank you for all the inspiration you've given me over these last few months. I look forward to continuing to follow your posts and to keep learning 🙂

    Mindy Drummond – US

  59. Oh, that's an amazing array of cards….. love them, be it the fun images, coloring, techniques, everything about your cards is WONDERFUL
    International entry

  60. Happy new year to you and congrats on your Marriage. Loved your card selection. Thank you for the chance to win Denise Mills US

  61. Happy New Year to everyone!!!
    Thanks for this chance to win dear Amy!!!
    Love your beautiful cards!!!
    Arianna Barbara
    Ciao from Italy! INT

  62. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us and a chance to win your prize! Congrats on your marriage!

  63. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win! Congratulations on geting married!! Cheryl Phillips US

  64. Congratulations on getting married in the summer. Love your cards especially your coffee ones! Happy New Year! Mary-Anne Venginickal-US

  65. Happy New year!! I love all of your cards! The donuts card was so cute that it made me giggle!! 🙂
    Bethany Mickler US

  66. Beautiful selection of cards and projects:-)
    Thanks for the chance to win and happy 2019!
    Olga Janeckova, international

  67. Your cards are so beautiful. 2018 sounds like a year full of big changes…congratulations on your marriage! Thank you for the chance to win your generous give away. Cheryl Inman, US

  68. Congrats on your wedding! I didn't know you got married! I love all your cards that you've posted. You're so talented! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I live in MN, USA!

  69. happy 2019! Congrats on your wedding and thank you for the giveaway. Your cards are fun and pretty – so much variety !!

  70. Happy New Year! Just wonderful cards. You inspire me all the time. Just wonderful prizes. I"m in the USA. Thank you for the opportunity.

  71. Happy New Year Amy! Congrats on getting married – I love your cards (my fave is the Lawn Fawn – I love how you added the animals on the coffee mugs! I follow your blog through bloglovin, but have to admit, time does not always permit me to be a faithful follower. I first discovered you when you used to design for Avocado Arts – I was so addicted to those cute stamps. Thanks for the chance to win an AWESOME prize pack – all I can say is PICK ME – PICK ME!!! Lol really love that Latina Crafter stamp – so cute and so true to my feelings!! Have a great 2019!!

  72. Amy…. Happy New Year! You are always an inspiration to me.
    Thank you for a chance to win your amazing prize pack.

    -Helen Gullett, USA-

  73. So glad you are part of this amazing blog hop–I enjoyed scrolling through your "year" of creativity month by month. Your projects are delightful. Helen Budzik USA

  74. Congratulations on getting married! What a stunning and creative year of projects. Love the framed photo of you and your mom(?), what a treasure. USA

  75. I love seeing designers' favorite cards. Congratulations on your marriage! It's so sweet of you to do this. Cheers to a wonderful 2019! (US)

  76. I'm Ann Eslinger, in the good, ol' USA, and I appreciate all the wonderful inspiration you've shared. Thanks for the generous giveaway, as well.

  77. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Inspiration!! LOVE them ALL!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win such an AMAZING Prize Package!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! Larissa Heskett US

  78. I LOVE your cards!! Creative with beautiful colors! Thank you for giving us a chance to win such a lovely giveaway! Best wishes with your marriage and I hope this new year brings you many blessings! From USA, Melissa Smith

  79. Love your creations and Congrats on your marriage! Thanks for your generous giveaway.
    Vivian Foo "International".

  80. Hi Amy ~ Happy New Year! Congrats on your marriage! Oh my goodness….I love your design style. All of your cards are so stinkin'cute! I especially loved the picture frame. What a wonderful idea! Something that can be cherished forever. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I hope 2019 is extra sweet to you and your family ((hugs)) Michele Smith Mississippi, USA

  81. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful projects from 2018. I love your style and your coloring skills are the bomb! Congrats on your wedding, too. I wish you all the best for 2019! Janet Sisk US

  82. You know that I am a long time fan of your work.I am in love with that May card. Happy New Year, Mandi Holmes from US.

  83. I'm really looking forward to shopping my stash this year. I've got so many products I've never used and it's time to make something with them! Denise Terry (US)

  84. I love your cards, especially the November "Bushel and a Peck" card. My Grandmother used to sing that song all the time, so your card made me smile. Thank you for the opportunity to win the prize pack, too! Kimberly McField (US)

  85. Love following all your gorgeous inspiration Amy! So many wonderful cards. So excited to see what is in store for the New Year! Ericka Strange US 😉

  86. I love all of your cards that you picked for the year! I've seen your creations before and I've always been inspired! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Lisa Moline US

  87. I love your work and can't believ I missed that fact that you got married this year, congratulations! Lisa Lahiff US

  88. I love this blog hope because I get to see the designers favorites. Very cute and lovely cards you have made this year! Thank you for sharing! Karrie Lasater US

  89. thanks for sharing your great cards from 2018 and for the chance to win.
    Sue Downey US
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  90. Amy, congratulations on your August wedding! Great inspiration all year and look forward to more in 2019. Thanks for the chance to win your box of goodies! Kathy McCloskey US

  91. What a fantastic year–especially in August! (Wink!) Please don't count me in for the prize, just wanted to tell you that I'm a fan of your work and all that you do for the stamping community! ♥

  92. Gorgeous cards, Amy! I just adore your style and your coloring. I'm a long time follower and you're a frequent stop when I need inspiration! While I'm here, I want to say Congratulations on your marriage! Such a blessing to be joined together with a fabulous partner! Wishing you both a fabulous 2019! My name is Samantha Houp, from Ohio

  93. Your cards are lovely and you really are great at having a variety of cards, that's something that I need to work on. Hoping that you have a wonderful New Years

  94. Love all the cards you created. My favorites are from May to August (but That's only because there are flowers and I love all florals 😀). Monica H-US

  95. Amazing cards Amy! Thanks for the great giveaway too! Blessings in 2019 and enjoy your new status in life! Neva from Oregon

  96. Love your 2018 card selection!! I love your style and beautiful cards you make. :o)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win an amazing prize!! You are so kind. :o)
    Milka Gubo, international

    Big hugs!!! xx

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