Seasons Giving Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hello! Welcome to the Seasons Giving Blog Hop. A new year, a new decade, and all I see are possibilities. Wishing you a Happy New Year! 



This hop is all about YOU! Every participating blog is offering a unique giveaway and to increase your chances of winning, leave as many comments as you can.

I'm so excited to be part of this year's hop as The Gray Muse. I started as a crafter in 2014 and posted a lot as rubznaz/thecreativityenabler on Instagram. I started my own enamel pin + stamp shop earlier this year. It's been a really great year doing something new and connecting with creatives in a different way.

Do you collect enamel pins? They've come to mean so much to me. You can wear them on jackets, purses, totes, pencil cases, or on boards to display in your creative space. I've turned so many folks into collectors because my pins have stories behind them. They represent my love for the little things in life, and there's an entire collection of uplifting quotes and reminders for our forgetful selves. 

When people give my pins as gifts to family, friends, and colleagues, the response they get is amazing. The recipient is seen. The giver feels humbled. And all because of a pin and what it represents. 

I designed over 90 pins in less than 9 months and have so much more coming this year. I've retired almost half my designs. I was going to remove the retiring collection end of 2019 but I realized this hop would bring new fans. So I'm leaving it up until the end of this hop in case anyone wants to add them to their collection.

In regards to crafting, I did very little of it. I was working as a social worker but also raising my toddler. She turned one a week after I launched my shop in March and started walking shortly after. And then everything changed for me. Between keeping her safe and running this amazing shop, I had time for little else.

But since I created a line of stamps, I did finally create a card last month that I'd love to share with you. It featured two of my favorite stamp sets: Beautiful Blooms (designed by my friend Alex) and Favorite Card Maker (I'm big on sentiments). 

The Gray Muse Beautiful Blooms Stamp Set Favorite Card Maker

And you can see I created lots of sentiments to use later. 

The Gray Muse Favorite Card Maker Stamp Set

Now for the best part: THE GIVEAWAY! 

I will select one winner. If you're in the U.S., I will send you a flat-rate envelope stuffed with enamel pins! If you're an international winner, I will offer a $100 gift code to my shop. Giveaway ends, Wednesday, January 8th at 11:59 pm ET.

COMMENT BELOW ANSWERING THIS QUESTION:
What's your favorite quote or phrase or mantra?

(Lately, I just want to turn everything into a pin lol)

Ways you can stay connected with me:

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Thank you so much for the likes, comments, sharing and the immense
support I've received over the years over my love for art and crafts. 
Wishing you a blessed day!

With deepest gratitude,

Rubeena

The NEXT stop on the hop is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. You can find the entire blog hop list here (it doesn't seem to let me paste all the links here properly).

**THE WINNER IS BARB DEICHL, CONGRATULATIONS!**

December 31, 2019 — Rubeena Ianigro

Comments

tina z.

tina z. said:

Do not worry about things that have not happened yet!

Amy Wu

Amy Wu said:

My favorite quote is “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.” Thank you for the amazing giveaway! :)

Patt H.

Patt H. said:

Your card is incredibly beautiful & Those enamel pins are awesome! What a great prize! My favorite quote is “Let go and let God”1

Liz Ford

Liz Ford said:

I try to remember when I am having difficulty in life, “to give it up to God”. I have become more prayerful each year and this year after turning 50, is no exception! I am enjoying your pins and that is sad that you are retiring some already, but also great for your business! Congratulations on doing what you enjoy and I hope 2020 allows for more crafty time for you! Happy New Year!

Sue D

Sue D said:

When my 4 kids were little a friend gave me the phrase “She who laughs, lasts”

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Carrie Carver

Carrie Carver said:

Happy 2020! “Encourage one another in love.”

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas said:

My favorite quote is actually a chiropractic quote (I’m a chiropractor): “The power that made the body heals the body.” This quote embodies the amazing potential that our bodies have to heal themselves. :)

Linda

Linda said:

One more drink and I’ll be under the host. – Dorothy Parker

Maria B

Maria B said:

All shall be well and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. Julian of Norwich

Brenda Abbott

Brenda Abbott said:

Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day! Something I tell myself, especially when I am in a pain flare-up. Congrats on your success.

Melissa

Melissa said:

Mine came from a very special friend.
“.Life is a lesson you learn when you’re through.”

Annette Reed

Annette Reed said:

Your card is lovely. One of my favorite quotes: With God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26 and Mark 10:27). Other important ones for me are Philippians 4:13 which says “I can do all things through him who gives me strength” and 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Thanks for being a sponsor of the Season of Giving hop!

Tracy Moloney

Tracy Moloney said:

BEAUTIFUL card and sentiment!
THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION you share all year long, for being part of this AMAZING 8th annual Seasons Givings Giving Blog Hop and giving us the chance to win too :)
My quote is “TODAY is a GOOD day to have a GOOD day”, wise words to LIVE by!

StacyK

StacyK said:

These pins are too cute!

Gloria B

Gloria B said:

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”

Happy New Year to everyone and good luck.

Camille Michels-Ernst

Camille Michels-Ernst said:

I’ve been so intrigued by your pins, As far as mantras there are so many but one is Be Kind.

Natalie s

Natalie s said:

I have a few favourite saying, but they probably shouldn’t be written here! ;-) Currenly, my teenaged kid has been saying Aaaah a lot!

Dianne

Dianne said:

You only live once!

Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown said:

Cute pins! Thanks for the chance to win.

lee

lee said:

I always was telling my kids – Do not worry about things that have not happened yet!

Gab

Gab said:

I love your pins so much! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hmm, as far as a phrase goes, it would be ‘everything happens for a reason’

Leigh

Leigh said:

Never give up! Never give up! Never ever give up!

Jessica Crose

Jessica Crose said:

I LOVE all of your pins, especially the sentiments! My husband just said his favorite mantra is “Carpe Diem” and mine is “First comes the rain, then the rainbow” 🌈 💜

Indy

Indy said:

Thanks for being a part of this fun hop! My word is YET. It reminds me to have a growth mindset!

Brooke Guadagno

Brooke Guadagno said:

My favorite saying is “Life Is Art, Live yours in Color.”
Great give away.

Jessica Porter

Jessica Porter said:

Create the life you want to live

Thank you, for the opportunity and I am excited to learn more about your shop. Will sign up for your newsletter

Jeanette Y

Jeanette Y said:

This, too, shall pass!

Jennifer Berwanger

Jennifer Berwanger said:

breathe – let it go!

Belia

Belia said:

Your pins are so cute!! I say “Omgeeee” a lot, so I guess it’s my favorite quote!

Jaime Sunshine

Jaime Sunshine said:

“Sunshine Always Shines!!” I have repeated this quote through all lifes trials & tribulations. The most recent was a close family members passing & I’m having a hard time comprehending this whole ordeal but this saying keeps me focused. Also, Holy Moly these pins are absolutely AMAZING!!! They would look stunning all over my craftroom & give me inspiration to organize it, finish setting it up & get back to my happy place of crafting. Thank you for this blog contest, but even more for the huge smile you brought to my heart & face. 🎨☀️🙂💖

LisaR

LisaR said:

Do or do not. There is no try.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Beatrice

Beatrice said:

Happy New Year 2020!
I always say smile it cost nothing
and people will smile back!

It makes you feel better even if
your very ill & in excruciating
pain!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Madison

Madison said:

I appreciate you.

Shandi

Shandi said:

Have courage, and be kind.

Beverly Jordan

Beverly Jordan said:

Be still, and know that I am God.

Rhonda L Gillette

Rhonda L Gillette said:

Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might!

Germayne Turner Nash

Germayne Turner Nash said:

My favorite mantra is God can and He will! I also collect pins so would be grateful to win your giveaway!

Helen Nguyen

Helen Nguyen said:

I really like “Beautiful Blooms” and think it would make for a cute pin design!

Nora Noll

Nora Noll said:

What adorable cards!!! I love the project you created. My favorite mantra is It costs nothing to be kind.

Andre M.

Andre M. said:

Beautiful blooms and your card are breathtaking! Happy new year and much prosperity to you in 2020. At some point in 2019 I adopted “embrace the imperfections” as it related to my crafting, and I intend to take it into 2020. Thanks so much for your generosity!

Paula Gentry

Paula Gentry said:

Happy New Year – your pins are so so sweet!

One of my favorite quotes is “I’m not giving up, I’m just starting over.”

Christine M

Christine M said:

Cool BEANS!

KathleenA

KathleenA said:

one of my favorite quotes is from a song by Sister Hazel. “If you want to be somebody else, change your mind”. I just discovered your shop on this blog hop – love your site!

Kandice J

Kandice J said:

Be kind to everyone, because you don’t know what kind of battle their fighting!

Ruth Tacoma

Ruth Tacoma said:

As you begin your day, so goes your day.

Vanessa Rysavy

Vanessa Rysavy said:

This is my first visit to the Gray Muse and I will be back! A quote I use often is (as I am a teacher and I need a lot of coffee!) “But first, coffee…”

Laura S

Laura S said:

Hakuna Matata

Angela Tilley

Angela Tilley said:

“Enjoy the Process.” Favorite quote of all time! Whether it’s working out, crafting, or relationships – I want to enjoy the journey. Love your sentiments stamps! ‘You give the best hugs’ :)

Juliet

Juliet said:

Journey of a thousand miles begins with a step… :D

Happy new year to you and your family and thanks for a chance to win! :D

Lori Sloan

Lori Sloan said:

….And the greatest of these is Love!

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