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Season's Givings Blog Hop + Blog Anniversary = Over $150 in prizes!

Please check winners' list on the top "free content" tab

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope each of you feel blessed like I do today. I thank God for giving me the chance to begin a new year surrounded by my beautiful family, and I also thank him for this blog that has become a window through which I can share, give and receive every single day! I am thankful for each of you, for your words of encouragement and love! And since I am so very thankful, today I have one massive blog candy, like I have never given away before!

This month is so relevant to me, since it's my blog's anniversary! I decided to combine the AMAZING Season's Givings Blog Hop with the anniversary, because this blog hop influenced me in great part to open my blog. I think it was the final dose of inspiration I needed to finally jump into what was a so very new experience to me! I rejoice when I think about all the blessings I've received thanks to this blog hop and my blog itself...

Now, let's check out the amazing prizes!

$50 Gift Certificate 
in Stampin' Up products
from Stamps and Scrapbooks store

$24.95 Mini Books Class! 
Full Videos and PDFs of 12 Mini Book Projects
by Stamp Academy!

 $15 Gift Certificate

 $10 Gift Certificate
to My Craft Spot store! 

My new stamp set!
To be released: Parisian Postcard by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
$15 value (Will share stamp set photo soon!)

 A5 Planner Divider & Dashboard set
by La Bella Vida Design - a $20 value

Two Ann Butler Designs' 
1" Faux Quilting Stamp Sets
By Unity - $28 value

$15 to my digital store!
Digital Papers, Box Templates and Tags

Wow! I have to say THANK YOU to ALL my wonderful sponsors for helping me put together such a generous collection of prizes! 

For a chance to win, all you need to do is:
1. Subscribe by email (right column on top) and verify your subscription email.
2. Join this site (blue button).
3. Leave a comment letting me know you subscribed.

+ There are prizes for international and US participants, so feel free to join the fun!

Eight winners will be picked through Randomizer and announced on January 15th on this same post. Make sure you come back to check if you won!

Now it's time to continue hopping! Your next stop is Christina's blog. If you haven't followed the blog hop from the very beginning check out the complete list of blogs below and keep on hopping!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Lawn Fawn
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Reverse Confetti
Ice Resin
My Favorite Things
Technique Tuesday
Paper Smooches
Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Avocado Arts
A Jillian Vance Design
Latina Crafter
Unity Stamp Company
Splitcoast Stampers
Verve Stamps
Latisha Yoast
AJ Otto
Vera Yates
Julia Stainton
Judy Hayes
Kim Watson
Yana Smakula
Chari Moss
Taheerah Atchia
Shemaine Smith
Emily Spahn
Kimberly Crawford
Lee Murphy
Lovely Linda
Laura Williams
Lori Tecler
Chaitali Narla
Darsie Bruno
Lydia Fiedler
Giovana Smith
Teri Anderson
Beth Pingry
Dina Kowal
Daniela Dobson
Lisa Adametz
Piali Biswas
Kelli Green
Keri Lee Sereika
Jocelyn Olson
Julee Tilman
Michelle Woerner
Lori McAree
Theresa Momber
Anita Autore
Melody Rupple
Sean Fetterman
Bunny Vance
Tricia Traxler
Lisa Arana
Lorena Cantó
Amy Tsuruta
Jodi Collins
Tenia Nelson
Kelly Klapstein
Jill Cornell
Emily Leiphart
Becky Williams
Margie Higuchi
Lee Ann Barrett
Lisa Hoel
Heather Campbell
Lisa Henke
Sheri Holt
Michele Kovack
Ashley Harris
Sharon Harnist
Lori Craig
Nicole Nowosad
Laurel Beard
Michele Boyer
Christiana Reuling
Laurie Schmidlin
Jennifer Priest
Stacey Schafer
Heidi Blankenship
Heather Pulvirenti
Anita Madden
Gloria Stengel
Sarah Gough
Rachel Kleinman
Natalie Dever
Lorine Mason
Loretta Lock
Meihsia Liu
Sarah Martina Parker
Angeline Choo
Christine Emberson
Karen Hightower
Sabrina Alery
Debbie Seyer
Dana Joy
Cat Tidwell
Deborah Saaranen
Ceal Pritchett
Lisa Lara
Colleen Schaan
Anabelle O'Malley
Megan Hoeppner
Monika Davis
Marisa Ritzen
Wanda Guess
Jenny Peterson
Annette Allen
Gracie Chavez - YOU ARE HERE!
Christina Griffiths
Niki G.
Kristi Schurr
Jennifer Ingle
Karolyn Loncon
Camille Robinson
Lindsey M-P
Kathy Clement
Maria Levine
Savitri Wilder
Savannah O'Gwynn
Teresa Horner
Laurel Seabrook
Libby Hickson
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Alice Wertz
Leigh Penner
Lisa Lee
Tina McDonald
Nina Yang
Angel Johns

Thanks SO much for stopping by today! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment for a chance to win!


  1. Wow! You sure accumulated lots of wonderful products for this Blog giveaway! Thanks for giving us/me an opportunity to win. I signed up and am looking forward to your creativity over the New Year.

  2. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! What a start of New Year with lots of amazing products! Thanks for this wonderful chance to win some goodies! Already a follower and subscriber too!
    Wish You & Your Family A Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

  3. I subscribed! :)

    thanks for doing this hop, that is an INSANE collection of goodies!

  4. Wow amazing prizes!! I have become a follower and as by email. Happy New Year :)

  5. Congratulations on your Blogoversary!
    What the amazing prizes!! I have become a follower and as by email.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Congrats on your Blogiversary. You know that I'm a follower. Wonderful prizes, thank you for giving us a chance to win. Happy New Year.


  7. Congrats on your blogaversary!! I am already a follower!! I hope 2015 is filled with much love, endless happiness and many, many blessings!! Thanks so much for the chance to win some amazing prizes!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Happy Blogaversary! I checked out some of your previous blog posts to see your artwork. Very nice! I signed up for your newsletter and joined your group.

  9. Happy New Year & Blogaversary!!! I have been looking around and what awesome cards.. Had to sign up for your newsletter so I do not miss anything. :)

  10. Happy New Year and Blogaversary! :) I will be signing up... hope it's a fabulous year ahead :)

  11. Gracie, happy new year and happy blogaversary! I hope that 2015 includes a lot of fabulous crafty time for you! You truly have an impressive, wonderful line-up of prizes - so excited to hear that you've designed a set for SNSS, what a fabulous company, can't wait to see it! xx

  12. Happy Blogging Anniversary! I enjoy your projects very much! I am already a subscriber by email but I just joined again because I don't remember getting any emails from you! I am already a Follower. Thank you for all the fabulous blog hop and prizes! Wishing you good health, happiness, and prosperity in 2015! Happy New Year!

  13. I'm so glad I found your blog. Your designs are downright inspirational. Great work! I'm excited to see what 2015 brings.

  14. Wow, what a fab giveaway, thanks for the chance to win! (I've subscribed to your blog and to the email feed)
    Happy New Year and Happy Blogaversary too :)

  15. Happy New Year and Happy Blogaversary, Gracie!! Wishing you and your family a blissful year! Thank you for giving us a chance to win all these goodies! Already a subscriber and a follower.

  16. Happy New Year! Love what you do...such an inspiration! I signed up to follow and get the e-mail feed. Thanks!

  17. I can't wait to see your newsletters this year!

  18. Happy New Year! I am now a follower.

  19. I am now a follower and look forward to your future posts!

  20. Done! What a terrific idea! Happy New Year!

  21. I am a new subscriber. Thanks for the wonderful chance to win! Happy New Year!
    Beth's Beauties

  22. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us. I am greatly inspired!

  23. happy blogaversary! I am your latest follower. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!!!

  24. Have been by to visit your lovely site a few times and now I am a subscriber! Thank you for sharing your talents! Happy New Year!

  25. I a new follower and subscriber. Can't wait to see what you do this year.

  26. Looking forward to seeing your newsletter and I signed up as a follower. Love seeing your work at ODBD. Blessings in 2015!

  27. Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!!! TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

  28. subscribed....Check
    Followed..... Check

    Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year!!

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  29. I'm having so much fun meeting new people / blogs. Thx and happy 2015!
    pamreznick AT gmail DOT com

  30. Subscribed and Followed along thank you for the chance hugs Nikki
    Happy New Year

  31. Bernadette ShislerJanuary 2, 2015 at 6:48 AM

    Hola Gracielle! I signed up! Looking forward to catching more of your designs and being inspired by them!

  32. Wonderful blog hop, I have become a follower and subscriber.. wishing you a wonderful new year.

  33. Marvelous blog hop, it is so massive! Hard to believe all the inspiration in one spot :)

  34. Absolutely LOVE the cards in your header and thus... subscribed!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Had a quick look at your cards (sidebar) and LOVE what I've seen. Had to subscribe so I can look at everything closer when I have a bit of time. TFS!

  36. Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful 2015! What a generous prize pack!

  37. Gracie Happy New Year! I love your blog and creative works!

  38. Love your blog and wonderful giveaways!

  39. I subscribed! Can't wait to see the peek of your new stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package!

  40. Wow!!! What an amazing set of prizes!! Thanks for the chance to win. I just subscribed to your newsletter and became a follower.

  41. Happy New Year, thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prizes. Following by email and google.
    nance459 at yahoo dot com

    1. OH, also added bloglovin, since I check most of mine there most frequently.

  42. Subscribed - thank you! Happy New Year!

  43. Hi, Gracie, I am now following your blog! Frat hop and fab prizes! Happy New Year to you!

  44. Subscribed and on google blogger. Happy New Year

  45. Nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Lovely cards, thank you for sharing
    wonderful prizes. Have a Happy crafting 2015!

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  48. Gorgeous projects and great prizes. I follow you with email and google friend connect.

  49. Happy blog anniversary.
    I am already an email and Google follower.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

  50. rzamora@pwhome.comJanuary 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I love your blog. Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win.

  51. Happy New Year! I really LOVE your work! Thanks so much for being part of this awesome blog hop!!

  52. ve subscribed by email and am a follower....awesome prize packs,,I am keeping my fingers crossed,,, tyvm :),,!!!!

  53. Happy New Year
    I join to follow and I subscribed
    Thanks for a great give away

  54. Hello Gracielle! I started following your blog by email today and I can't wait to see what you've got in store for 2015! I love what I've seen so far!

  55. What a wonderful giveaway. You are so generous!! And thanks for all the great inspiration! I have joined your site and subscribed by email.

  56. Hi! Thanks, I joined and subscribed to your lovely blog. Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! {{HUGS}} ILuvTheEucharist @

  57. Wow--thanks for the wonderful chance to win and happy blog anniversary and New Year.
    I am a subscriber and follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  58. Happy New Year! I am a new subscriber to your blog. I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for 2015. Thanks for a chance to win some great prizes.

  59. Subscribed and adding all thes new sites ot my bookmarks!

  60. I subscribed! Thanks and Happy New Year!

  61. Happy Blog Anniversary, Gracie, and a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. May it be rich with God's Blessings!
    I just noticed that your post date is 31 January 2015 - girl, you are away ahead the rest of us :-) but this shows us that there are great things ahead!
    I'm a follower of your blog and an email follower and always enjoy looking at your beautiful cards. I noticed that you are also a member of Our Daily Bread Designs DT. You are definitely an asset to their very talented team. Congrats, Gracie! God Bless!
    Hugs my friend,
    Lena – HIMCR DT
    Lena’s Creations

  62. Hey Graciela. I'm sooo happy you are doing the blog hop this year. You are an amazingly talented young lady and I can't wait to see what you will be up to this year.

    Hugs and cyber love~

  63. I have added your blog to my following list, and the newsletter. Amazing talent and stunning creations. I am looking forward to see your up and coming creations. Happy New Year!

  64. Happy New Year Graciellie... and happy blog anniversary! :)

  65. Graciellie, I admire your creations! Subscribed! Have a wonderful crafty 2015!

  66. Happy Blogaversary Greetings to you. I've enjoyed viewing your projects and the inspiration to try to emulate your style which is so feminine and pretty. Thanks for showing and sharing your cards to the world.

  67. Happy New Year and my this year be better than last! I subscribed. TFS.

  68. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Crafty Year!

  69. Happy new year!! Subscribed and follow. Thanks for the chance!!!

    heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  70. Fantastic Prize packages. Wishing you a Happy 2015.

  71. I have been a follower, but I did just subscribe..and I also wanted to send congrats to you on your new venture with ODB, it is so fantastic, but not surprising with you beautiful talent...have a great weekend!!!

  72. Wow what a bunch of GREAT prizes!! I follow and subscribe already! :)

    Designs by Sammy

  73. You do beautiful work. & I subscribed

  74. Love your work. Email and followed

  75. Your projects are little works of art. Thank you for your creative inspiration.

  76. Wow! what an amazing group of giveaways! I just signed up to follow you via email:, GFC: Heather Bridson, and I like you on facebook. Can't wait to see what you create next!!!

  77. Love your projects! I subscribed. Happy New Year!

  78. great idea!
    thanks for the chance to win!

  79. Such a great give away, now subscribed and following you on FB. Glad I found your lovely blog!

  80. WOW! Thanks for the chance to win. =) I signed up via email and followed.

  81. What a fun ride this has been and thanks for sharing, I sign up to get your feeds and am following.

  82. Your cards on the blog are beautiful, I am now subscribed to the blog and Pintrest. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.
    slyfoxphpstamps at cox dot net

  83. pleased to meet you, just super small presents,) happy new year! subscribe.)

  84. I have subscribed and looking forward to checking out your blog and creations. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

  85. I have subscribed and following you, love this blog hop because it brings out new designers/ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  86. I subscribed to your blog and am now following you. Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes.

  87. Craciellie, I'm so thankful that I "stumbled" across your blog - you have some very creative and inspirational projects. Thank you for sharing, I look forward to reading more of your work as I have subscribed to your blog.

  88. As I looked through your blog, I really was inspired by the people stamps that you color. I tend to shy away from those, because I feel uncertain about coloring them. I need to try some in 2015. Thank you for a chance to win a prize. I subscribed to your blog.

  89. You are so talented! So glad to subscribe to see more in the future!
    Happy New Year!, Debbie!

  90. Happy 2015 & Happy Anniversary! Its always fun to celebrating blogging. I'm a subscriber.

  91. Great work! I subscribed, too! Thank you!

  92. Hello, I was peeking around your blog, my goodness what a truely talented young lady you are. What a beautiful gift you share with us, your projects are a work of art. Im new to your blog and a new follower. Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win such a gracious prize. It's funny I've been wanting to start my own blog and had no idea where to start. Maybe there were others who do what you do along the way that I just didn't see, very weird, lol.

  93. Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary too. I follow on google connect and by email too. Thanks for the chance to win and what an awesome giveaway it is. HUGS

  94. I just love your cards! I subscribed and joined, so I will be back often. thanks so much for sharing.

    ceashark at aol dot com

  95. Hi subscribed-joined . very pretty designs

  96. Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win such generous prizes! I subscribed and joined such beautiful designs!

  97. Graciellie..... that is very pretty.

    I checked your blog before I subscribed to it and joined your site. You do very beautiful work. I am also a die user, so I have already been inspired by what I have seen.

    Thank you for being a part of this WONDERFUL blog hop. It has been so exciting getting to see such talented crafters.

    Hope you have a prosperous and blessed 2015!!


  98. Yeah! Who doesn't love prizes on a blog hop! Plus, it's good to check out some of the new sites and inspiration out there

  99. I loved checking out your blog! I signed up and joined! Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for the chance to win some Awesome products from Awesome companies!!! Happy 2015!

  100. Thank you for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  101. Am now fully subscribed and will be following you........... Happy New Year.

  102. Wow! What amazing prize packages. I definitely joined and am now following. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop, even though I'm a bit in the doghouse with my family for spending most of the new year so far glued to my computer! LOL

  103. Thank you for being part of this wonderful hop and for sharing your talent with us throughout the year! Happy 2015!
    I'm a new follower!

  104. Happy New Year! I am following you and have also subscribed by email. thanks

  105. Happy New Year, and thank you for the chance to win!
    I subscribed, I'm a new follower and I look forward to all I see here!

  106. I subscribed, I'm a new follower and I look forward to 2015 and the inspiration you will share. Love your work. Happy New Year!!!

  107. I just subscribed for emails and I joined to follow through Google too. Happy to have found your blog and I look forward to seeing lots of your creations!
    Happy New Year!

  108. I subscribed with email and I joined this site. I have enjoyed visiting this blog and I thank you for the chance to win.

  109. I've subscribed, I've joined, and I am now commenting! Woohoo! Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway!

  110. Enjoyed visiting your blog so much that I subscribed. Thanks for sharing your craft, and Happy New Year!

  111. Happy Blog-a-versary and thanks for so many chances to win amazing prizes! I subscribed via e-mail and google. Blessings to you in 2015!

  112. Thank you for the chance to win such amazing prizes. I follow by e-mail and google.

  113. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize. I now follow by email and Google.

  114. Such beautiful work. I've enjoyed hopping from blog to blog on this cold winter evening.

  115. I'm now following your blog through e-mail, I don't know what that other thing is to join, sorry. But thank you and Happy New Year!

  116. Happy Anniversary!!! Am your newest follower, subscribed and so happy to have found you! Happy 2015 and looking forward to all that is to bring!

  117. Happy Blessings for the New Year! I subscribed to both and will be waiting come back for more. Thank you

  118. I subscribed..your projects on your blog are amazing!

  119. Amazing projects. Thanks for sharing.

  120. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you by E-mail & Google. Happy new year to you & happy anniversary!

  121. Thank you for the chance to win. I follow you by subscription (I found you about a month ago and subscribed) and on Google. Happy New Year.

  122. Happy New Year and Happy Blog Anniversary! I am a new follower of your blog, subscribe for email update and following you on Google follow :)

  123. Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year !
    I'm new here on your blog, and subscribed. Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck to all of us.

  124. Wow, great giveaway! I've
    subscribed and joined.
    Thanks for the fun
    Carla from Utah

  125. Hi Gracie ~ Happy Blogaversary! New follower and subscriber and can't wait to see what I have missed. Looking forward to what you have in store for 2015! Thanks for the chance to win :-) michele38652 at

  126. Such a wonderful blog!! I love this blog hop!! Here is where all the fun stuff was hiding!!

  127. I now follow by email and Google. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

  128. I just love your blog -- always so lovely!!

  129. Wow! Absolutely amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  130. An amazing blog hop this is, I don't think I have every traveled to so many sights. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks you so much for sharing your talent.

  131. I subscribed and joined! Love your cards! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win an awesome prize!

    jrey8971@ gmail dot com

  132. Subscribed = Blog looks great - can't wait to look around. Thanks for the opportunity to win the great prize.

  133. I joined and subscribed. What an awesome blog you have. Your work is also so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  134. Whoot whoot ! Congratulations on your anniversary. Love the Parisian Postcard stamp collection..thanks for the chance to win.

  135. I LOVE your new Parisian Postcard stamp collection! So pretty and PERFECT! So glad I subscribed!

  136. Love your new stamp set!! It is beautiful and love the intricate details...

  137. Love your new stamp set! You know I'm a huge fan of all your work! Impressive list of sponsors - thanks for a chance to win!

  138. Your stamp set is gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing your talent and prizes for this blog hop.

  139. Congratulations, Gracie, on both your blogoversary and on your new stamp is absolutely gorgeous!!! You have accomplished so much and are so inspirational...I am honored to have known you. Good luck in all you do!!! {{hugs}}

    Katherine C

  140. Congrats on the gorgeous new stamp set Gracie (I'm placing and order and can't wait to use it)! You've been very busy this past year! Your talent is amazing and it looks like all your hard work is paying off. Great way to celebrate and I look forward to seeing what you do in the next year. Hugs!

  141. Gracie, I just got finished looking at some of your past cards, you are an amazing designer. I love your new stamp and I will be ordering it soon.

  142. Congrats on your Blog Anniversary.

    Thanks for the chance.

  143. OMGoodness I just found your blog though snapguide, You did a project with the gellie roll and left your blog address, I just got my gellie roll and I'm so excited and looking for all kinds of thing to do with it. Thank you for offering blog candy, everyone love blog candy. Congratulations, Gracie, on your blogoversary ! Have not had a chance to look at your blog yet but I will and I will become a follower, So I hope I'm doing everything right, thank you for sharing your creative talent with everyone.
    Hugs, Pat/♥

  144. I signed up - so love it!


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