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Every Little Moment and Seasons Givings Winner

Hi friends! Thanks to all of you who left comments over the past week on my Seasons Givings blog hop post. It's been so fun to read your favorite books, movies and tv shows of 2017 and I've added a ton of books to my reading list for the coming year. Thanks! I'm announcing the winner for my two giveaways below, but first I'll ahare the card I made for today.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, hubby and I celebrated out 20th anniversary just before Christmas. It's always a crazy time with the holidays so close, so I decided to make his card earlier in the year and save it.  But you know what? I still can't find the card! Ack. I remember putting it in a "safe" place so I wouldn't lose it, but after two weeks of searching, I'm admitting defeat. And wondering just how "safe" the card needed to be!  LOL

So I decided to make him a new card with some of the goodies I got on the shopping spree he took me on. The sentiment is from the Bloom Brighter set. Mark took a bunch of time off for Christmas and we were even able to have 4 entire days where the kids were in school and we could hang out together. It was so nice having uninterrupted moments of coffee and conversation, so this sentiment was the perfect choice for my card.

I love this Welcome Home line of papers and picked a few to coordinate and then stamped the sentiment on a stitched circle die cut and matted with a lacey circle die cut.  I added a scallop border die to one of the panels to repeat this pattern, then picked out some coordinating ephemera, a little toothipick flag, some twine and teeny rhinestones to finish things off.

Okay... now on with the winnner's announcement...

Giveaway #1: Box of papercrafting goodies

Giveaway #2:  $50 Gift certificate to Verve

Congrats Laurie and Rebecca! I've emailed both of you, but if you don't receive it for some reason, feel free to email me at contests@vervestamps.com.  Thanks!

Some of you had asked about my favorites for 2017, so here they are...

I love to read, but haven't made it a priority the past few years. In 2017, my favorite book was Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb. It was the ending of a trilogy that was the continuing story of several other trilogies she had written and woven together in a seemlessly beautiful way. It was bittersweet and hopeful and I'm sad to see these characters I have loved since I first picked up one of her books 15 years ago end their journey. On Audible, I really enjoyed listenening to the Birthright series by Gabrielle Zevin. Think of a world where chocolate is outlawed and there's an underground mafia supplying chocolate to the world. It's YA and light, but still entertaining. And although I've never read anything else by Nora Roberts, Year One called out to me in December and I devoured it.  I love a good apocalyptic outbreak story and am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

For TV, in 2017 we discovered Travelers and Helix on Netflix and binge watched both series. So excited that Season 2 of Travelers just arrived on Netflix. We watched several others, but those two were probably my favorite, since I'm a big fan of sci fi. In other genres, VictoriaThe Missing Season 2 and Anne With an E were top on the list. (Note: started watching Anne with an E with my boys in the room, thinking it would be okay, but soon herded them out as it's a bit intense, especially with flashbacks to Anne's past.)

For movies, we saw a total of 2 in the theater. Guardians of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman, both of which were huge favorites of mine. My favorite rental was Logan... love me some Wolverine, and this movie exceeded my expectations.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Bloom Brighter (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Welcome Home (Carta Bella), black, cream
Ink: archival black (Ranger)
Accessories: stitched circles stax (Cottage Cutz). lacey circles nestabilities (spellbinders), Welcome Home ephemera (Carta Bella), border die, teeny rhinestones, linen thread, toothpick flag


Lois Wyche said...

A very beautiful card and I love the colors you used.

Purple Princess said...

Pretty card! Guardians of the Galaxy is one of my favorites too!

D.Ann C said...

Cool layers! Congrats to the winners... especially my crafty friend Becca!

Cynthia said...

Happy Belated 20th Anniversary! What a blessing for you both. I understand about misplacing your special card. It will show up when you least expect! I also LOVED Wonder Woman... always enjoyed the TV series and this exceeded my expectations. Of course, I had hoped for her invisible plane, but maybe next time! Have a great new year and congrats to the winners.

DIANA L. said...

Another beauty.

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, so sweet!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love all the different elements.
Congrats to the winners.

Lucy E. said...

Your new card is so pretty-I love
all of those luscious layers!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Congratulations ladies

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card as always. I LOL while reading about your "safe place". I have a few things that have never surfaced from my "safe place" and told my family it could be one for the CIA or FBI ;)