Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day TWO + Giveaways





Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! 

If you have arrived from Miriam Prantner's blog, then you are right on track. Your next stop will be Tracey McNeely's blog. I've posted a complete list of all the participants of Day 2 at the end of this post along with info on the giveaway!! For details on day one of the hop, you can visit this post.

I am truly honored to be a part of such an epic blog hop. Many thanks to my amazing friend Ruby for bringing us all together to celebrate our beloved hobby. I have been a paper crafter for about 20 years now. I fell hard for rubber stamps back in the late 90's and started making birthday cards for my family and friends. My style has evolved over the years, but I've always been fond of cute whimsical images and punny sentiments. So for the card I'm sharing today, I stuck with what I love.... a birthday card with cute characters and a fun sentiment.  




I just recently purchased the Mama Elephant Book Worm stamp set. I had been seeing so many adorable cards featuring it. I have many book lovers in my family so this set will make the most perfect birthday cards for them. I started by stamping out 15 of the stacked books image. I knew I wanted to pretty much fill the entire card front with books. I've colored all the images with Copic markers and then added Glossy Accents to all the critter's eye glasses.


I've used some birthday text pattern paper and black card stock as mats to cover an A2 sized card base. I created towers of books and added them with the apple and worm to a white card stock panel slightly smaller than the black mat behind it. I then white heat embossed the sentiment from the Good Reads stamp set on a wide strip of black card stock. I tucked the one end of the sentiment srtip behind the first two stacks of books.


For the inside, I added one more tower of books and a book worm. I stamped a sentiment from Scripty Bday. And of course no book themed birthday card would be complete without a bookmark! I used a tag die from the Tags a Lot Creative Cuts set to create the body of the bookmark (which could double as a gift tag). I decorated the front of the bookmark with the last stacked book image I had left with that adorable dog perched on top. The sentiment is from Good Reads. I added the black tag fastener and tied on some bakers twine to finish it off.



In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

Here's a list of all the talented ladies participating in Day 2 of the anniversary hop:
Leanne West<<< you are here

Thank you so much for joining us today and a BIG thank you to Ruby for inviting me to take part in this epic event!  

Have an absolutely amazing day!!
XO - Leanne






107 comments:

  1. So cute and love the flap over and under!

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  2. Aww.. such a cute card for a book lover.

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  3. This would make a great birthday card for a teacher. Great job!

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  4. So stinking adorable!!! That little book worm is so cute! Love the card and bookmark, such a great idea for someone who loves to read!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! πŸ’œ

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  5. Ohh this is uber cute 😘😘. Love it. 😍😍

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  6. Perfect card for this time of year.

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  7. This is such a cute card! Me and my sister we love to read books and she will for sure love this card!

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  8. Fun! I love the stacks of books and the bookmark is so cute!

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  9. So adorable! As a book lover I really appreciate this!

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  10. Love the projects. They are absolutely fun.

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  11. How adorable!! Can't go wrong with a good book, that's for sure. I love the bookmark; we all need them!

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  12. Love these cards. We're still a "book" family, and these cards would be perfect for so many.

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  13. Such a cute card and bookmark!!! We are a super book family as well!

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  14. Adorable card and cute bookmark!

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  15. This is my favorite of Day 2 so far! I LOVE THIS!!! Must have taken you forever to color all the books! TOO CUTE

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  16. Such a sweet card and bonus Bookmark....I too love whimsical creatures....so much talent in this world of crafting....I love it....this has been an extremely fun blog journey the past two days....great talent...great spirit....thank you so much....congrats to Rubeena....hugs

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  17. I absolutely adore the little tag with the puppy. This is a great stamp set. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  18. How on earth did I miss this stamp set? I plan to CASE your cards the minute I get my hands on it, LOL!! They are all awesome, including the tags!! TOOOOO cute! TFS!

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  19. I love to read so I'm happy to
    see others promote books.
    Your card is fantastic. The
    stacks of books is fun. Great
    job on the inside too.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Beautiful book stacks! Love your card and bookmark!

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  21. A super cute card Leanne and the bookmark is adorable. Love this stamp set.

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  22. Love your card and bookmark! Being an avid reader it spoke right out to me! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love all these. This set is on my wish list. I love anything book related. Book and critters. Win Win.

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  24. I LOVE this stamp set!!!! And more than that, I LOVED your creativity with it!! Thank you!

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  25. Simply adorable, love these stamps.

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  26. Fun set!! Love the book for your BD sentiment! Beautiful work.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  27. Love your card and bookmark! Those colorful stacks of books are such fun!

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  28. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and all of you are so talented that I can't help but be inspired. Thank you.

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  29. This hop has been so much fun !! I'm seeing stamp sets that I must have........my daughter is a librarian......this set is going to get a lot of use!

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  30. Such an adorably sweet card and bookmark! Beautifully colored too!

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  31. Wonderful projects! Super sweet and happy. Fun card and bookmark design and so beautifully executed.

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  32. Love these wonderful creations! :)

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  33. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! My daughter will love this...

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  34. I LOVE book themed stamps. Your projects are so cute.

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  35. This is an adorable card! I love that you out a stack of books on the inside of the card, too.

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  36. Such cute creations! Love the books!!

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  37. Terrific projects with that adorable ME stamp set!

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  38. Oh my goodness, you've just introduced me to a stamp set I must have! I am an avid reader & know others who are as well, so this would quickly become a very well used, loved stamp set. Your card is more than adorable & that sentiment is so true! I feel like I've been given a gift seeing your card. (Wouldn't it be the greatest if I won the Mama Elephant gift cert.?) :)

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  39. Love your coloring! Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I love reading and this stamp set is so cute. Your card and book mark are adorable.

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  41. Such cute cards. I love the tag!
    Thanks so much for sharing...



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  42. Adorable card and bookmark! Love the stamps you used! Enjoying all these beautiful creations along the hop to celebrate Rubeena's crafting anniversary!

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  43. LOVE all stamps that are "school" theme! Thanks for sharing such a cute card.

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  44. What a fun card - and super cute too!

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  45. These are so sweet. As a book lover, I really adore this.

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  46. A very nice coordinating work. Good idea of the tag.

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  47. So fun, and that's a lot of books, LOL! Thanks so much for the cute inspiration!

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  48. What fun!. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. What a fabulous stamp... and you captured the whimsy perfectly! Sweet card and tag!

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  50. Oh my!!! What a sweet card and tag!!! Really cute!!!

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  51. So cute!! I love the little bookworm. Your coloring is perfect!!

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  52. Absolutely adore the bookworm set! I’m a teacher and this is perfect for making bookmarks.

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  53. Love this little bookworm set! Your card and bookmark are fabulous!

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  54. We are a book loving family and I absolutely adore that card with all those stacks of books!

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  55. Love this card! Must put this set on my wish list as I am an avid reader and know many avid readers! Such an adorable card! Thanks for sharing and for being a part of the blog hop!

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  56. Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too!

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  57. So cute!! Fabulous card and bookmark.

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  58. Super cute card and tag/bookmark for any age reader!

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  59. being an avid reader and a librarian, what can I say but these are absolutely fantastic, wonderful cute cards!!

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  60. What an adorable design Leanne! Love the line up of books and those
    punny and classic sentiments! So fun to hop along with you!

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  61. THis is just wonderful! Love the bookmark!!

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  62. Love your card and bookmark. Great coloring and design. What a perfect sentiment.
    (Gilda)

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  63. Lovely card! Love the bookmark even more.

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  64. Awesome card! Love that stamp!

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  65. Too cute! I have lots of book worms in my family as well, these stamps sets are perfect! I better get them ordered! I love the look of Copic Markers, I’ll have to ask Santa for some! Lovely job on these cards, they’re so cute!

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  66. I am in love with this card/tag set you've done! Love the colors, stamp/sentiments, even the background! Thank you for introducing me to this adorable stamp set! Congrats to Rubeena's anniversary! ~ Lenice

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  67. Such cute cards. Love the bookmark, too. I have a love for both card making and books. So this is right up my alley. Gonna have to get that stamp set! Thanks for being a part of this blog hop.

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  68. Leanne these are wonderful! Great to see so many wonderful crafters I recognise from IG along the hop! Love that you choose stamps that you know will be perfect for family members etc , I do the same !

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  69. I love that card! I love flowers but it’s nice to see books take center stage!

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  70. awwwww...love all those books! Such a great duo!

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  71. Adorable card and bookmark. The little critters add so much to your projects.

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  72. Love your projects! I love all those books and the little critters! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  73. Love, love, love your cute creations! I'm always looking for cute bookmarks for my reading friends & family & these stamps are awesome. Thanks for sharing these adorable projects!

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  74. I like this book card for Rubeena. I agree with the cute characters with punny statements.

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  75. Love this super cute card and the bookmark is such a special touch! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  76. OH my! So adorable and fun! And love the bookmark to go with it... perfect!

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  77. Such a fun card and tag! I have a dear friend who is an avid reader and would just love both of these awesome creations. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. I love your card and bookmark! I also love that stamp - it's on my wishlist. Such cute projects, but 15 stacks of books -Wow! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

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  79. I love your sweet card and matching bookmark tag. Thanks for being a part of this amazing event.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  80. Fabulous projects! Next to paper crafting, reading is my next favourite thing to do!

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  81. Such cute little gift sets! Love those bookmarks!
    Congrats to Ruby!

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  82. One of my favorite hobbies and YAY!!!, you captured it so well in your sweet card and bookmark!!! LOVE the cute little critters in each. TFS--have a blessed day.

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  83. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  84. I love the bookmark you've created! Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Oh I super love this! I think it is my favorite on the hop so far today! What a fun image and a great card/bookmark combo! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

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  86. I think this mama elephant set is so cute maybe because I have so many black worms in my own family! What a wonderful card and bookmark you made!

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  87. This is a wonderful set. You can never have enough good books.

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  88. Love your book reading theme of your cards and tag!!! Such sweet images and love those glasses!! This would be great for almost all of my family especially my sister who is now a head librarian!! LOL!!! Love your inspiration and need to make these!Thank you for supporting Rubeena's crafting anniversary!!

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  89. Love your projects for this post. My favorite of all of them is your cute bookmark. Thank you for sharing.

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  90. How adorable is this card and bookmark??!! I love both and those little critters with their glasses on are way too cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  91. The bookmark is so cute !! Thanks for sharing !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  92. Cute projects with these stacks of books.

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  93. Oh my, Leanne! Your projects are the cutest. I just love your style and you -- thanks so much for being part of my celebration! I am sorry I'm late to the party... :) I can't believe you've been crafting for 20 years! I thought you were like 25 ;-) hehe love ya!

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