Wow, if you made it this far, know that you are at the bottom of the list! I am joining along with a wonderful group of crafters in the sixth annual Seasons Giving blog hop. This blog hop is a way for designers and companies to thank our readers and EVERY SINGLE ONE is giving something away! Check it out! Since I am the very last one on the list and I know that my life will be CRAZY through the first of the year, my give-away will be open until January 9th at 12 noon Pacific Standard Time. I will contact the winners by January 13th for shipping information. Please make sure I have a way to contact you!
Welcome to my blog if you have not been here before! I am a paper crafter, stamper, card maker, scrapbooker, and Bible Journaler who also dabbles in home décor, sewing, and gardening.
My goal for 2017 was to submit for publication, and I was fortunate to have several cards published in Take Ten along with a single card and one card in Stampers Sampler. Click the links to read all about it!
Here are a few of my blog posts that had high interest during 2017.
A Guest Design gig for Great Impressions was the most popular post of the year.
A Retro Rubber card created for a new baby was second.
Followed by a Guest Design post for Joy Clair in third.
Some of my favorite projects from 2017 include:
Two cards stand out, both created for Retro Rubber, a wedding card,
and a very recent Christmas card.
Click the links to read the original posts for design tips and supply lists.
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog and giveaway! Here’s the details:
1. Become a follower using the link to your left.
2. Subscribe by email if you want creative joy to land in your inbox! (FYI I recently had to cancel my feedburner and re-start the subscribe via email as there were over 1000 bogus email addresses listed! Yuk!) So even if you have subscribed before, you may need to re-subscribe.
3. Share with me what your goal is for 2018 . . . mine is to get more scrapbooking done! I have a senior graduating from High School in June and would like to have a more than a few High School layouts for his senior party!
For my International readers I will mail the following to you!
Here is the lovely list for this great Blog Hop:
You are here!--> Neva Cole <--You are here!
Remember to become a follower and leave a way to contact you, subscribe via email, and share your crafting goal for 2018!
Looks like a couple of great prize packages. Your cards are really cute. Congrats on all your publications. That's pretty cool!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your generous giveaway! I am a US subscriber and my craft goal is to finally finish my daughter's wedding guest book album, which is now going on 10 years!ReplyDelete
kladd94803 at aol dot com
Happy New Year! 🎉 Such a generous blog hop, thank you! Gorgeous start of this crafty year! 💖 My goal is to create 100 cards on 100 days project his year! I will follow you now beacause I am new here. (to contact : ficsergo at gmail dot com)ReplyDelete
Thank you for your giveaway. My goal for 2018 is to get more confident in my creativity and to trust my ideas.ReplyDelete
Dina, I can see that you have been busy with your goals list. How many accomplishments for such a talented lady! I have followed you at each step of the way and enjoy your journey. It's a gray day here and it will be a joyful experience to visit these blogs and see such lovely projects, yours included. My goal is to reorganize my craft area so that I can become more productive and share more of my work online and at SCS. Happy New Year! Your Florida friend, kren dot kurts at gmail.comReplyDelete
So enjoyed seeing all your projects. I am inspired. What a special thing this hop is! It brightens a dreary day that we're having and makes me want to head to my studio to create a gratitude card! Happy 2018! kren dot kurts at gmail dot comReplyDelete
Wow!! That’s a great way to share kindness!! Thank you so much everyone for coming together! :) Happy New Year :) My crafty goal is to spread more smiles and make sure I do not miss sending out cards to crafty friends :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous creations! My resolution is to include more hand-drawn elements (e.g. backgrounds) on my cards, and to learn calligraphy. I'm an international subscriber :) Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! Thank you for inspiring me to create throughout 2017 and here's to more fun in 2018. This year I hope to find more time to create and my resolution is to create at least 10 cards a month.ReplyDelete
Oops, forgot to leave a way for you to contact me--so sorry. My email is isabelzito at verizon dot net and I am in the US. Thank you.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous collection of cards, so exciting to see you on the list, thank you.ReplyDelete
Your cards are really beautiful!ReplyDelete
I am a newest follower, glad to be her! Looking forward to more fun inspirations now!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year! I am a International follower!
Fabulous prize pack!!ReplyDelete
My crafty goal is to use the wonderful sets I have that I have not used yet! Stamp sets, that is!ReplyDelete
What a generous giveaway! My crafting goals are many, put to give myself permission to use my supplies! LOLReplyDelete
amazing:)! happy new year:)!ReplyDelete
WOW what a talented lady you are and so wonderful to get published and achieve your goal. I am a follower from India and subscribed by email [ firstname.lastname@example.org ].ReplyDelete
My crafty goals include getting my blog back alive[ didnt devote much time to my blog last year] and make home decor and gift projects include cards which I intend to mail than hoard
and Thank you for a chance to win
Cards Crafts Kids Projects
I'm trying to scrapbook for a new baby without every having scrapbooked before. Yikes! I have 1 page done and the baby is already 3 ½ months old.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and good luck with the senior project this year. I almost said next year! [Bunny]
Fabulous work! My crafty goal is to craft a little every day! I have a H.S. Junior, so your scrappy goal will be great motivation for me! You can contact me at june.swart(at)netzero.com.ReplyDelete
My goal is to finish my additional certification requirements to be a Teacher of English as a New Language in New York State. Almost there :). Thanks so much for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
I am hoping to become more purposeful in my card making and get things made in advance! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great prize!ReplyDelete
I'm so excited to be given the opportunity to win this prize. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your publications! My goal is to keep my craft room more cleaned up. Easier to work that way :-)ReplyDelete
You have so many beautiful design ideas! My crafty goal is to get organized! We'll be making a big move and I can't wait to get my new craft room together! Have a wonderful 2018!ReplyDelete
one of my goals is to use more of what I already have. happy 2018 and thanks for hopping! I hear that tennis ball calling my name .... do you hear it too?ReplyDelete
Phew!!! I made it all the way to the end! Such an awesome and fun hop! What a fabulous collection of cards you are showcasing!! I just followed your blog and signed up via e-mail. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Fabulous project favorites for 2017! Congratulations on being published, so awesome! I hope to get more time getting inky this year. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018!ReplyDelete
Wow nice to know you!ReplyDelete
My goal is to work on my granddaughters scrapbook and to spend at least 15 minutes a day doing something creative. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize!ReplyDelete
My goals are to learn new and different ways to make cards and to make some to give away.ReplyDelete
I'm a follower, subscribed by email, and my craft goal this year is to make holiday cards early. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! my goals are to make more cards and get back to blogging. Thank you for the chance to win! email@example.comReplyDelete
love your cards - very inspirational:)ReplyDelete
I love all the things in your give away. So many new things to try that are lovely. I am so glad I stopped by and am learning new ideas and making stamps work for me in different ways. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
My crafty resolution is to finish the inside of my cards as well as the matching envelope at the same time I make the card ... rather than waiting until I give the card away. Your cards are beautiful and I really love the bible journal page. Thanks for the fun giveaway! I am a new subscriber. :-)ReplyDelete
My crafting goal in 2018 is to host more craft nights at my home. Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
My goal for 2018 is to make a variety of Christian cards to sell at a winter craft show.I want my faith to show through my creativity! :)ReplyDelete
My goal for 2018 is to try at least one new technique a month.ReplyDelete
lovely cards & layouts! My goal is to do a layout almost every day AND complete some Christmas albums.ReplyDelete
Love your creations! I am hoping to try some new techniques and go out of my normal comfort zone of cardmaking!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
I am your 80th follower now and will be following by email too. I hope to do more interactive cards in 2018. I will try to get a bit away from my usual CAS design if I can make it work.ReplyDelete
I'd like to learn hand-lettering this yearReplyDelete
One of my goals for 2018 was to finish this hop.ReplyDelete
I made it and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
My main goal is to continue to improve my
techniques and designs for my greeting cards.
thanks for sharing.
I have been published in Take Ten and Stampers Corner, as well. It thrills me every time that magazine shows up in my mailbox! Congratulations to you! My goal would be to have a card on the cover!ReplyDelete
follower, subscribed.my goal for 2018 is to finally have a craft room. Nice prize pack, thanks for the chance to win. Happy New year!ReplyDelete
I'm from the U.S. One of my crafting goals for 2018 is to try some new techniques. I also want to finish the family recipe book that I have been scrapbooking for my daughter's birthday. Thanks for the chance to win these fun prizes!! Someone is going to be lucky to win all of those goodies.ReplyDelete
You accomplished so much! Congratulations! And thank you for your creative inspiration. My goal for 2018 is to finish at least one of the scrapbooks that I started. Happy new year!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! My crafty goal for this year is to catalog my stamps and dies so it will be easier to find things when I create a card. Congratulations on getting published. I always thought that would be awesome to have a card published.ReplyDelete
My goal is less stress and more crafting. 2017 did not leave me time to craft so I plan on dusting off the supplies and getting inky. Thanks for the chance and Happy New YearReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your lovely work and thanks for the opportunity to win. This year I hope to get more cards made ahead, so when I need one it is ready.ReplyDelete
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
I want to create more and learn more techniques! Beautiful work!ReplyDelete
I did a first day of school pic and school pic album for my HS graduate. Enjoy that final year!! My goal is to work less and play more in 2018!ReplyDelete
loved seeing you in those publications. My goal is to learn more techniques and get cards together for donation to nursing home. Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop. Look forward to seeing what 2018 bringsReplyDelete
Subscribed and followed, now posting my 2018 crafting goal...ReplyDelete
I need to craft more and stress less. Doing the first will result in the second!
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for the chance to win this prize packageReplyDelete
I could cry Neva, because not only have you given up your time to write this post on your Blog and allowed us crafters to read it but you have very generously offered two sets of prizes one to US citizens and one to International which includes me in the UK which a lot of your follower Bloggers have not been able to because as I understand it the shipping is too high to the UK. So a big thank you from me Neva.ReplyDelete
My main goal for 2018 is to continue to keep fighting against terminal secondary breast cancer, which in Oct 2014 I was given 3 months to live. I have just passed my 3 year anniversary much to the amazement of my Oncologist considering how much disease is in my body. My recent chemotherapy that I finished the week before Christmas has not worked because CT and Bone Scans have shown further spread of the disease, so in the next few days I will be on another regime of Chemotherapy, a stronger weekly one to try and slow the disease down. My Crafting goal will be to craft as much as I can whilst on chemotherapy to keep away the dark days and make my bed bound days more fun. Sorry I have gone on but I gather you are a lady of the church and I would really appreciate if you could think of me in your prayers because I need all the help I can get at the moment. Happy 2018! :O)
Lorraine, I don't usually read other people's posts but for some reason my scrolling stopped here... so I HAVE paused as well to read the post and have taken some time out to pray for you. Be strong and I will continue to pray for healing for you...HUGSDelete
My goal for 2018 is to start a blog.ReplyDelete
Wonderful, thanks for sharing! Happy new year to you and all!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing your projects. I am in the US and that package looks great. My goal for 2018 is to spend less time on looking at other crafter's blogs and more time on actually crafting my own projects!ReplyDelete
Wonderful accomplishments my goal for the year is learning watercolor and spend more time with my granddaughter before she is off to college. Happy New YearReplyDelete
Cool cards and congrats on being published!ReplyDelete
My crafty goal is to get my stash organised and then to keep it tidy too!
Happy New Years! I would love more time to be creative and be more organized. Thank you for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Wow, that was a long list of very talented bloggers! Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all year long and for the chance to win. Here's to a great 2018! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Nava, how generous of you to include everyone in your giveaway.ReplyDelete
I can see why you have been published a number of time, your work is AMAZING. I have subscribed to your blog. My email addy is: email@example.com
My crafting goal is to spend more 'me time's in my craft room his year as I am still mastering the art of water colouring.
Happy New Year
wow great card ideas found you on this blog this year will be following you for more great ideas- thanks for a chance to win your wonderful prize- hope for a wonderful 2018 crafting yearReplyDelete
Congrats on your publications! I am a follower & subscribed by email :) Thanks for being so generous! In 2018 I want to learn to use my sewing machine :)ReplyDelete
First I have to say I love your cards! Thanks so much for bloging your creations.ReplyDelete
They are so inspiring! Happy New Year! And thanks so much for including international blog readers in your give away. Extremely kind of you, so A BIG THANK YOU! My goal for 2018 is to rediscover some of my older products.
Great cards. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway. Wishing you a wonderful New Year. For 2018, make more cards and journals.😊ReplyDelete
I am a new blog follower! My crafty goal is to finish 2 projects per week! :-) Happy new year!ReplyDelete
Great cards and congrats on being published. I am already a follower and new email subscriber. Crafty goal is to dabble in mixed media and catch up on scrapbooking too.ReplyDelete
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
I am following your blog. I hope to create and send more cards in 2018. Congrats on a senior, my oldest just finished her first semester of freshman year at college. It goes so fast. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing all your pretty favorite 2017 creations. Congratulations on being a senior this year....you have a lot to look forward to. My youngest daughter is a senior at college this year too. :) I am looking forward to learning the Silhouette Cameo 3 I got for Christmas this year. (A surprise from my daughters and it scares me!!!) Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
my goal for 2018 is to finish my sons scrapbooks of his life and move on to making my first scrapbook for me.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year & so great to meet you, I've already subscribed to your blog, wowzers your cards are fantastic no wonder you get published, amazing couldn't pick a top one x My crafting goal, well one, is to make more cards than I do. xReplyDelete
Congrats to you on your publications! How exciting! Thanks for a chance to win one of your fun prize packages... I'm in the US! New subscriber too!ReplyDelete
My goal for this year is to work on organization!
Happy New Year! I am enjoying this awesome hop!
Subscribed via email also!(deniseb.....)ReplyDelete
My goal for 2018 is to practice more and learn more with my Copic makers.ReplyDelete
Your projects are lovely. My 2018 crafty goals are to organize the craft room and build up my card stash. Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. I follow your blog.ReplyDelete
isoscia at aol dot com
Thanks for the gererous prize. Happy New Year! My goal this year is to make more cards and to use every stamp, die and embossing folder that I own and have never used!ReplyDelete
I was immediately drawn to your Spring card! The little duck reminded me of Suzy's Zoo (I may be dating myself). So adorable! I just subscribed so I'm looking forward to what you'll be showing in 2018! Sounds like 2017 was very good for you! Congrats on being published! I'm hoping to do a lot more crafting this year and turn my hobby into a business! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize package! I love TSOL and the new squirrel stamps are too cute!ReplyDelete
Big congrats on your publications!!! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Love your cards...and my resolution is ink all my Stamps! Pokorneygirls@gmail.comReplyDelete
Happy 2018!! Am right there with you on wanting to get more scrapbooking done with doing a travel album!! HOping to improve my copic coloring as well!! I find that weekend retreats without interuption really helps me concentrate better!! Good luck and congrats!!ReplyDelete
I hope to use my Oxide
Inks more this year.
Happy New Year.
Carla from Utah
I too hope to get more scrapbook layouts done, I have four kids and many years of family memories to catch up on!ReplyDelete
Your Cacti card is adorable!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the pubs!
Happy New Year!
Love all your creative projects! My goal for 2018 is to finish the projects I have in a pile collecting dust and to scrapbook more. :)ReplyDelete
Happy new year and thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Best wishes for 2018ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to everyone!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Awesome projects!!! My crafty goal for 2018 is to learn to make interactive cards! I start to follow your blog through Google Followers and subscribed by email too.ReplyDelete
Happy Happy New Year and thank you for the giveaway. I am going to invest time in getting organized this year. I am looking forward to it. Many blessings ♥ firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Your creations are so pleasing to my eyes. Thanks for sharing. Happy 2018!!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I am looking forward to feeling better health wise this year and with that I hope to learn a bunch of new crafty techniques. Thank you for your generous gifts and for sharing your creations with all of us. email@example.comReplyDelete
I plan to show some of my older stamp sets some loveReplyDelete
Happy New Year! My goal for 2018 is to get better at card making. I am new to stamping and coloring with a purpose.ReplyDelete
Well Congrats on having achieved your publishing goal for 2017!! My goal is very close to yours...to get more cardmaking done!!ReplyDelete
What cute cards. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
My goal for 2018 is to improve my coloring with alcohol markers. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize package.ReplyDelete
My crafting goal for 2018 is to practice and improve my hand lettering skills. Thank You for the giveaway and Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Great inspiration! and great giveaways! I just want to be able to create more cards - and be better organized!ReplyDelete
Cute cards! Thanks for a chance to win! Happy New Year! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Love your cards. You have a lovely style. I am determined to improve my coloring skills this year. I also want to design more stamps and stencils.ReplyDelete
Love the cards Thanks!ReplyDelete
Great card and a great price to win! I wish you a fabulous 2018.ReplyDelete
This year I will begin my own stamping & cardmaking. I'm still waiting on supplies so I'm very excited to get started!ReplyDelete
You've put together 2 fabulous prizes anyone(especially me LOL) would love to win! Thank you for your generosity & participation in the Blog Hop.
Congrats on getting published! That is so exciting!!! I am following you now by email. Your cards are spectacular! Thanks for offering such a fun prize pkg! I want to create more but also stay in balance and not neglect other important things! Happy New Year!!!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you tooo.ReplyDelete
Some wonderfull cards you are showing.
I would like to try handlettering on my cards and ink up not used stamps tooo.
A pity that you are the last one on this bloghop, I have really enjoyed it all.
Your cards are gorgeous ! My main goal is to set up my craft space ! Thank you so much for your generosity and have a wonderful year !ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I will be moving out of state in just 2 weeks! YIKES! My goal will be to get my craft room up and running quickly so I can get back to card making. Thanks for the chance to win! :DReplyDelete
I now follow you via Blogger and email! :) My crafty goal is to finish some of the half finished projects I have set aside. It will be so nice to have them completed! Speaking of completed, I can't believe I made it through the whole hop. Hope you're enjoying being the grand finale!ReplyDelete
My email address is
princess . puppy at gmail . com (remove the spaces and fix the at. Thanks for doing this. It seems to help with spam.)
Hello, sweet lady! I've been your follow for a very long time, and always enjoy your creativity. Thanks for participating, and I really hope that YOU have a wonderful 2018.ReplyDelete
Las Vegas, NV
Love your artwork! I want to organize my craft area so that I can be more creative and efficient in crafting in 2018. Thanks for participating in this fun blog hop.ReplyDelete
Your work is wonderful! I follow through email. My goal for 2018 is to take, make time for me to craft.ReplyDelete
I resubed to your blog due to your email but have been following you. I love your great work and ideas. Great blog hop. My goal is to first finish all the projects I have started then I have to organize my craft room.ReplyDelete
Just resubscribed to your blog by email. My goal is to try new techniques and not get discouraged when they don't work as well as I like the first time I try.ReplyDelete
Hi Neva! Happy New Year! I hope to use new product that has been sitting in my craft room for quite a while! LOL. And to blog more this year. My poor blog has gone by the way side due to life in the fast lane. I guess I shouldn’t worry about it, there are years worth of craftiness there, but I miss doing it. I love sharing my tips, tricks. Thanks, Paulette StillReplyDelete
Craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
Since google won’t let me delete the blogger profile for my blog imported to WordPress in 2012.
My crafty goals for 2018 include coming up with some fantastic backgrounds usually all kinds of stuff :)ReplyDelete
I signed up for your blog. My goal is to work on my coloring: comics, watercolor, and pencils.ReplyDelete
I too had the goal of being published in print in 2017 and I met it. I love your card. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
I love your Easter card it is so cute. My goal for 2018 is to color and shade better. Thanks email@example.comReplyDelete
Such fun cards! Thank you for the inspiration! My goal is to work on my watercolor skills! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
My crafty resolution is to do a journal page at least once a week or four times a month. I will also make two Christmas cards a month, along with one birthday and thank you. Well I can dream big, right?ReplyDelete
Awesome cards and prizes, I followed your blog.ReplyDelete
Thank you for a great giveaway! I love your cards. They're beautiful! My goal this year is to learn calligraphy. I think it will add a lot to my cards. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
My goal is to match some of my cards with addressed envelopes and stamps.ReplyDelete
Oops... I forgot to give you my email!!! Eek!ReplyDelete
Hello Neva, God says "the first shall be last and the LAST shall be FIRST", thats a great place to be!! Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiration with all of us... I do appreciate that opportunity to enter your gracious giveaway. May HE richly bless you in this new year, i look forward to seeing your posts this year. Diana O firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I subscribed. Thanks for the chance to win. I hope to make and send out more cards in 2018, and would some day like to learn to water color.ReplyDelete
tinyfeet 22 at yahoo dot com
Happy new Year!!! Thank you for the chance to win and sharing your wonderful projects on your blog. I am now a follower. Looking forward to following along with your projects in 2018! I am working on my creative lettering and coloring, so I'm sure I will find lots of eye candy on your blog!ReplyDelete
My crafting goal is to send out the cards that I make.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year. My crafty resolution is to create b’day cards for all my family and friends, and to get my girls involved.ReplyDelete
I have followed and am subscribed to your newsletter. Fantastic projects highlighted! This year my goal is to take more time craft as I have extra projects this year and would like to finish things in a timely fashion so I'm not rushing to get things done last minute!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your favorites from 2017. I can see why they're your favorites. They're all fabulous. This year I hope to get more into Mixed Media - Its a subject that has been intiimidating to me - I want to conquer my mixed media fear this year! Thank you for your generosity in the seasons of giving blog hop! Happy 2018! Im a long time follower and a newsletter subscriber!ReplyDelete
Sammibug aka Samantha Jackson-Houp aka Sammi
My goals are to get organized and find balance. I'm on my way! Love your projects! Beautiful and love the variety!ReplyDelete
2018 goal. Carve out more time for me. Start my Christmas cards in April!!ReplyDelete
I subscribed. My crafting goal is to make more projects in this year. Happy 2018 and thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and congratulations on being published! Thanks for sharing your favourites from 2017. Looking forward to more of your creativity in my inbox. One of my goals is to improve my colouring skills. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway.ReplyDelete
I am your newest follower, your cards are amazing, I love your CAS Christmas card.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a very Happy and crafty New Year.
I am a International follower and thank you for the chance to win.
ahh, I forgot my crafting goal, I am sorry - I would like to use different crafting techniques more often!ReplyDelete