Saturday, March 1, 2014

WCMD "with appreciation" blog hop



Welcome to springy Germany!  Hope you are joining us today for the"With Appreciation"blog hop. We, who were the lucky winners of an amazing prize package in the World Card Making Day contest back in October 2013,  have put this hop together to show our appreciation for all the goodies we received from generous manufacturers. If you want to learn  more about the contest (check out the prizes) and start thinking about your card ideas for the 2014 contest, check out this post at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking.

So many companies provided so much great product.  We winners decided to make another card in the same category we won, using some products from the prize package. You should have arrived here from Lorraine M.'s blog. Be sure to hop along, not only are there great card ideas in all five WCMD card categories, there are some giveaways too!

So, first my card and then my giveaway.


You may recognize my design - it's the same I used on my winning birthday card - the raised strip on the left. This time I used the Lil Inker "Spot On" stamp set for the circles and sentiment.  I used Hero Arts inks in Fresh Peach, Soft Granite, Mint Julep and Field Greens. I stamped onto PP from the Glitz "Sunshine in my Soul" 6x6 pad. These fabby products were all part of the prize package.


I heat embossed the sentiment and also put a piece of PP on the inside and continued my sentiment... "on your birthday".  It's difficult to see but I stamped the XOXO circle with white pigment ink on two punched circles and added them with foam adhesive for added interest.  A few enamel dots finished the party.


So, would you like to win a couple goodies?  I have the Spellbinders Captivating Squares dies and a Hero Arts Mint Julep ink pad to give away.  And cuz I just had my second bloggiversary I'm adding a Summertime with Fibi and Lilly stamp set from The Craft's Meow too.  I will pick a random winner on March 10.  Here's what ya have to do. I love trying to pinpoint trends, for example I think the owl is gonna replace the fox; and the diamond the hexagon.  Your turn. Tell me what you think the next hot trend in cardmaking is gonna be...

Now, hop on.  If you started at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking, great, if not you might want to check it out too.  I heard there might be a prize!!! Now, over to Miss Meet-me-on-the-Corner-Of Miriam P. ya go.  Enjoy.  And thanks for hopping by.



Supplies for hugs:
Paper:  white CS Bringmann, PP Glitz
Stamps: Lil Inker
Ink : Hero ARts, Versamark
Tools: circle punch
Other: enamel dots, white embossing powder

97 comments:

  1. LOVE your card! I think origami stamps are going to be a hot trend!

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  2. Great card, love the subtle xoxo that are "almost" lost in their background... I think you might be right about the owl, we see more and more of those everyday. I also see a trend of large blocks of pure color (as opposed to fancy designs).

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  3. Love your card! I am not very trendy ,but I think gold will be here for a while.

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  4. What a great hop...I really love these circles! Your card is an awesome use of prints and they all work together with the dots being just the right amount of POP! Very hip card!

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  5. This hop is so much fun! I think the next trend will be origami stamps or maybe fabric.

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  6. Very pretty card, I love the circle theme on this blog hop.

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  7. trend is my least expertise in the crafty dept, so just guessing that it will be a mix & match such as of old & new, whimsical and vintage..etc

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  8. Stunning card Maria! I think die-cut inlaying is going to be the next biggest trend. I have started to see more & more if it & it is such great fun. Theresa x

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  9. Great card! congrats on being one of the World Card Making Day winners! I think feathers will be a new hot trend, whether die-cut, stamped or actual feathers.

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  10. congrats!
    What a GORGEOUS card...love it!
    trends?! diamonds...I think that's the new 'shape'...

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  11. Hi Maria, Fabulous card. I think decoden style embellishments are going to be a big trend in Europe. I saw a few pieces in France last year that were imported from Japan & then they disappeared. However, I am seeing more molds etc. on USA websites & think we will start importing them in larger numbers. Barbara x

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  12. I love your card! Congrats on your win also :-)

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  13. such a fun card! Love all the effects you did, especially the popped up panel on the side

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  14. Oh i love how you did a card similar to your winning card!! So stunning! I love the colors too!!

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  15. Maria, I just love everything about this card from the fun colors to the patterns of those circles and PP inside and out. Hugs back atchya!
    Congrats :)

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  16. Great card. I also think that the owl is becoming a big trend. I am beginning to love owls.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Really really beautiful card! Oh my I don't know what the trend is gonna be next, but I think it could me the new and the old... Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  18. Lovely card and lovely candy. I think cameras, speech bubbles, and rotary stamps are becoming a big trend right now.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  19. Congrats, love that raised stripe idea.

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  20. Love your card. It's fabulous. I think the watercolor look is going to be one of the next trends.

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  21. Great design on your lovely
    card. Like the raised piece.
    I love owls, so that's what
    I'm hoping for too.
    Carla from Utah

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  22. excellent ! you have a new follower!
    Sandra ltb

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  23. wonderful card--I like the colors.
    I think bees are going to be a new trend.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  24. Love your card! How you did the raised panel...genius! :) And I'm not sure I'm best for what's gonna be trending?...I always seem to be late to the party! lol Though, I do love your thoughts on it! ;)

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  25. Congratulations on your blogiversary and on being a WCMD winner! I love the simplicity of your card and the cool raised panel!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  26. The xoxo does show up in the picture. Great card. Love the different colored circles. the disappearing background is a good idea. I don't know what the next trend will be - I just try to keep up with what is going on in present time. I'll follow whatever the new trend is - as usual. thanks for sharing.

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  27. I think owls too. They are on everything. Love the card.

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  28. Wow, this is such a great card, love that technique! Thank you so much for the fabulous giveaway and Happy Belated 2nd Blogoversary!!!!

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  29. Love your card! Not sure what the next trend will be...from this hop I'd say that circles are going to replace hexagons.

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  30. Wow! That raised strip really adds a lot of interest to the card. Trends. Gee I don't know. I thought the owl and hexagon had already replaced those, lol. How about birds and circles. LOL. I have no idea.

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  31. I like birds and dots and would love to see more of them. I also think Neon is gonna be huge

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  32. I believe that confetti in all its possible shapes, and origami will be the next trends... or maybe they already are.
    Great card, btw!

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  33. I have no idea about future trends, but I do love the design of your card. Thanks for the chance!

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  34. The next trend...maybe the color purple since that's the color of the year. Your card is beautiful! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  35. Oooh, love your card with all the fun die cut circles!! And the next trend? Maybe rich deep colors for fall, and a leaning toward fabrics and twill ribbon?

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  36. Beautiful card - another winner!

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  37. Congratulations on your WCMD win. Great card that raised strip gives just the right pop to the card. I think that retro is becoming trendy so I think vellum, puffy stickers and glossy, enamelled metal embellishments in primary colours will be the next in things. Lucky I'm a shocking hoarder.

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  38. This stamp set is very popular on the hop and I love how you used it. Great design.

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  39. Congrats on your win and thanks for participating in this fun hop. I'm not good at predicting trends, but I hope a deep purple becomes a big 'in-color' as I love purple.

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  40. Congratulations on winning Maria! This is a very pretty card! I love the raised edge & circles will always be trendy for me!!!

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  41. BRAVO Maria!
    YOur card is beautiful and makes me think of Spring....if it ever comes...{sigh}

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  42. Beautiful cards, and congrats on your win! I think fabric will be the next trend.

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  43. Awesome card! Congrats on your win! Circles are popular. :)

    deckle57@hotmail.com

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  44. Congrats! Your pattern and color choices fit together so well!

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  45. I love the stamped background with all those circles! A super fun card. I am not very good at predicting trends (or at following them for that matter), but I'll guess that arrows will continue to be trendy and maybe nature motifs

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  46. Love your card! "Spot On" is one of my favorite stamp sets from Lil' Inker Designs! Love your background, as well. TFS!

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  47. Your card is very pretty, I think that colors being used in designs will trend to bright ones.

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  48. I think the next hot trend will be texture texture texture.

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS on being a 2013 World Card Making Day winner!!!

    LOVE your card, the stamped circles and raised strip look AWESOME, finished off perfectly with one rounded corner!!! I have your card pinned for inspiration :)

    I am terrible at keeping up with trends and I expect that I'll be dreadful at predicting them but my thoughts are:
    1 - gold & pastels
    2 - textures
    3 - heat embossing, whether it will be in the form of heat embossed purchased papers or papercrafters putting their stamps, inks & embossing powders to use on papers and vellum
    4 - circles, as a circle addict I think they are always the height of crafty fashion!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your crafty inspiration :)

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  50. Well congrats and congrats! For being WCMD winner and second blogservary!! You card is beautiful, love the pattern paper! I think the feather is really hot right now.

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  51. Congrats on the big win and the milestone! I love your card...the raised strip at the edge is brilliant and adds such visual contrast!

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  52. Thanks for sharing both of your sweet cards.
    I say the circle and the sweet little sparrow birds are going to be the trend next.
    Congrats on your win.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  53. Congrats! love the card. I think birds in general are becoming popular right now. Who knows, it all moves so fast..lol.

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  54. Congrats on your win and your anniversary! I think the origami stamps are going to be the next big thing! Love the raised panel!

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  55. Well, we have had triangles and hexagons, there were lots of circles along this hop, so perhaps circles? Your card is lovely. Cmq3@aol.com

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  56. Congratulations, Maria!! Love your card, so unique with all the pretty elements. :-)

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  57. Your cards are great. I'm not too good at following trends, but I think vellum is coming back.

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  59. This card is so pretty with the stamping and all the circle die cuts! Those enamel dots are the perfect touch. I think that embossed vellum is going to be around for awhile, and maybe canvas and linen embellishments.

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  60. Debbie G
    I think that feathers and heat embossed vellum is here to stay for a while.

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  61. Congrats! What a pretty card - love your style!

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  62. Beautiful card, your stamping is fabulous and I love the raised panel.
    Don't ask me what's trendy, I always seem to be a season or two behind fashion!!

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  63. Beautiful card! I don't know what is going to be trendy but I really like watercolor backgrounds, ombre and soft rainbow colors trend that I see on some of the blogs.

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  64. Your card is wonderful Maria! Me I'm always so slow on the trends and they are usually on the way out before I pick them up... I still can't get past everything gold lol. Love the idea of the 'diamond' though...

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  65. Beautiful!!!! Congrats on you win. I think you have hit it on the head with the next trends. I have been seeing owls everywhere..... but I have seen rabbits too.

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  66. My goodness!! LOVE your card! Really like the pop up edge and the soft colors you used!

    I think the next trend will be (if not already here) is using embossing paste and stencils. It's probably not a really new technique but it's new to me! Still haven't tried it yet myself!

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  67. Wow...what a card! Love the subtle look of your yellow background and all the fabulous dots and enamel too...so sweet!

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  69. Love your card design:-)
    I think watercoloring, gold, owls and sequins are here to stay for a while. Hot trends, not necessarily in that order though:-)

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  70. Gorgeous design. I love that background.

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  71. Birds - little cute bluebirds!! Great card!!

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  72. I have to try some of your techniques...raised side panel, embossing on patterned paper. As for trends? Orchid is the new mint. Iridescent and platinum embellishments. Donuts will be the new cupcake (in stamping and in the food world!)

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  73. Love how you did with the stamping. The background is also cool.

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  74. Wonderful card and design! Congrats!

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  75. I have been seeing die cut inlaid cards lately and I LOVE the look of it, hope to see lots more of it.

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  76. Love this card! Love the piece on the side, wouldn't have thought of that. I'm never sure about trends, owls are really in now, and I love them, so I hope they stay around awhile. thanks so much for sharing.

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  77. What a darling card! LOVE the raised strip! Congrats on your win!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  78. Fab & fun card, Maria. Love that we both picked a design that represent our winning card. :)

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  79. I love watching for the newest trends but am not much good at predicting what the next ones will be...maybe turtles? Hah! Love your cards!

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  80. What a wonderful idea this is, ladies!! Your card is another design delight, Maria! You never fail to amaze me! Hugs, Darnell (No thank you for the chance at the great prize.)

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  81. Love this version of your winning card! I'm predicting more watercolours, stencils and paste. At least on my blog ;))

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  82. Love this card! Still so thrilled for your win!

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  83. Love your card! I'm thinking that those wafer thin metal dies are going to take over the world lol.

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  84. Great card! I love traveling in Germany, have many family and friends there. I'm terrible at predicting "trends"--I'm more of a "classic" kind of person--but I do adore my electronic cutting machine. Love that I don't need any dies or anything--just lots of paper.

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  85. Stencil mania and texture seem to be everywhere these days. Your card is lovely! Thanks for sharing and congrats on your win. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  86. Was für tolle Karten, ich bin immer schwer begeistert!!
    Von hier fröhliche Karnevalsgrüße Elisabeth

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  87. Hmmm...maybe silver will replace gold in the gold trend. Or it will just be a metallics in general trend. Love the colors in your card! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  88. I love this card. I think it's even my favorite thus far. As for trends - I've been noticing cameras popping up a good bit here lately......

    Barbara - www.spotofsanity.blogspot.com

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  89. What a great card and giveaway. I am fairly new to all of this so its a little hard to foresee the new trends. I think I'm still back in the early 90's lol. But I have seen more coming out with technology. Enjoyed your card a ton, congrats on being chosen!!!

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  90. Congratulations again Maria!!! Gorgeous design....well deserved!!!

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  91. Wow what a fabulous card, Maria! I love your wonderful design and gorgeous mix of colours and patterns! Lol I'm the worst in the world for predicting trends or even keeping up with them so these are my wild guesses - butterflies, greens and robots!?

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  92. What an original card -- so clean and so fabulous! Thank you for the chance at winning your prize pack. Die, stamps and ink -- absolutely heaven!!!

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  93. Great card, love the circles! I'm so far behind on trends.... But I think hot air balloons are gonna be big, as well as the combination of new vs old. Kinda retro meets modern! Thank you so much! This is a great blog hop!

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  94. Congrats on your win!! I can see why you won, your card is so pretty!
    The next big trend? ...........................funny you ask my friend and I were just discussing this and we were thinking that the owls and gold are going to be the next big thing. TFS and a chance to win.
    julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

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