Monday, December 31, 2012

My top 10 of 2012!

So a few of us at, who have blogs have decided it would be fun to post a top 10 list of our favorite projects from 2012. I think some of the ladies did this last year too! I decided it would be fun to join in this year. But it was hard to pick only 10! So I decided to do my top 12 of 2012! It has a nice ring to it, don't ya think?!

I had such an amazing crafty year, trying new things and really pushing myself! So here are my 12 favorites. I think....

(and in no particular order...)

I just love how these cards turned out! So simple and cute!

This was a super exciting project for me! I had been asked to be a guest designer for the Crop Chocolate design team (way back in February). It was my first time doing anything like that and really gave me the confidence to try out for the design team. And the telescoping Valentine card turned out pretty cute!

This card was a lot of fun. I inked the background and then cut it out and stamped on it. So pretty! And I was so happy to find a project to use that cute fairy stamp on.

Now this project isn't one of my favorites, but the process of making it sure is! Iain loved painting this and still wants to paint all the time!

I'm still in love with this LO I did, even though it has pictures of me all over it!

Love this LO! My girls and their cousin had gone to ride the Christmas train with their grandparents who snapped this super cute shot of the 3 of them. I think this LO really captures the very girliness of these girls and the fun they have together!

This card turned out so beautifully! I really should give that water stamping effect another go. So soft and pretty. I kinda wish I had kept this for myself....

This layout is so simple, yet I just love the feel of it. Maybe it's the repeating pictures or the pretty colours. I don't know, but top 10 for sure!

Love the colours of this layout! The black, red, gold and white really work well together!

I'm still really loving this layout from the other week! I didn't really love the sketch  but I sure love how it turned out!

Another special moment project. So many things about this are special. The clipboard base is one I have had from CTMH for a few years. I had been saving it for just the right project. That picture on it? That is super special. It could be a Norman Rockwell painting, everyone is posed just so perfectly yet it happened all on it's own. The screaming toddler reaching for big sis who is lovingly comforting him. Santa with his eyes closed and pained expression on his face. And the middle child, oblivious to it all and smiling pretty for the camera. Love it! The other reason this project is special is because I made it as a submission to try out for the Doodlebug Design team. Now clearly I did not make it, but it's all about the experience and pushing yourself! Right???

This canvas.... So soft and pretty! I really had a lot of fun and really worked outside my comfort zone with this one! The canvas, the paint, the spray, all the different textures from the flowers and wood pieces and brads and butterflies..... Love it!

Thanks for checking out my faves from 2012! I'd love to know what you think! Agree, disagree???

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A few little things,

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday so far!

Just popping in to post a few things I have done over the past couple of weeks!

Just finished this layout of the kids from last winter. Love this MME line!

I scraplifted this LO from a fellow member. This is Crate Paper's Christmas line from last year. I still love it. I think it is called 'Peppermint'.

These are gift bags I made from brown paper lunch sacks for the girls' teachers.

And I made these cute melted snowman ornaments that we have all seen floating around on Pinterest. These were tucked in with the teacher gifts.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2013 brings us all a happy, healthy and prosperous year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Another for PageMaps

The PageMaps blog has another sketch contest running. This time a card sketch to win some super cute stamps (I must get that mistletoe set!!!).

Here is my entry!

And I also entered this in this weeks challenge at needed to use 3 hearts from 3 different patterned papers on a project. The sketch was perfect since it had 3 different hearts on it already!

Supplies Used:
My Mind's Eye - "Love Me" papers
Making Memories - Paper Reverie 'rouge' brad
Penny Black stamps - sentiment
May Arts - twine

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter-ize It!

I had lots of fun making this layout today! I got to play with some cute new papers, fun new thickers and super cute photos of my little guy.

I used the sketch from a current PageMaps blog challenge (I'd love to win some My Little Shoebox goodies!) and the "Winter-ize It" theme from the current Scrapbookin' Adventures facebook challenge.

I flipped and moved things a bit from the original sketch, but kept a lot of the elements the same. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Bella Blvd - 'Winter Wonder' papers and journal card
           - 'Winter' flags
Carta Bella - kraft cardstock
American Crafts - blue cardstock
                - DIY Thickers
Cosmo Cricket - tiny type alphas
Long glitter stuff  ;) ~I've been corrected, it's actually called Tinsel Glitter. Thanks Jasmine!

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Design Team Post

My last post for this term with the Crop Chocolate Design Team goes up today. It has been so much fun and such a great learning experience!
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support!

And don't worry about me......I'm back again in January for another 6 months!!!!!

Now to see what I did to turn this pile of supplies into that gorgeous (if I do say so myself...) layout, go to the Blog, The Crop!

Yup, that's me. On a layout. With just me. Find out why at The Crop .......

I am also entering this layout in the Moxie Fab World Keen on Neon Challenge! Check it out and play along!

Friday, December 7, 2012

More Cards!

Ooooh, it's been quiet around here!

I've been busy getting my Christmas cards finished and ready to mail. Plus a few other cards here and there. And a project I had to get done!

What I've been doing:

Sympathy cards

Birthday cards

the inside. Don't you love it?! Found a super easy tutorial on Pinterest!

My last dozen Christmas cards.

I also made a dozen or so other Christmas cards. But I don't have pics and they are already sealed in the envelopes. I did a huge stack of simple stamped and embossed ones. Simple but pretty :)

I can't wait to share the project I just finished! But you can't see it until January!

Happy Holidays!