Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Year, New Team Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my humble little blog!

Hopefully you came here as a stop on the CropChocolate.com design team blog hop. The new Design Team get's it's start this month and we are doing this little hop to introduce you to each of us and our blogs.

Here is a list of all the blogs.

Amber - http://ambaju.blogspot.com/
Jenni - http://wishiwasscrappin.blogspot.com/
Kathy - http://upinthenightwithkat.blogspot.com/
Jasmine - http://wildflowerford.blogspot.com/
Mary - http://mkbugs.blogspot.com/
~~~~~Nina - http://ninastimeout.blogspot.ca/~~~~ You are here!
Polly - http://pazasproductions.blogspot.com/
DeeDee - www.umwowstudio.com
Miwa - http://miwannascrap.blogspot.com/
Chris - http://thriftysisters-chris.blogspot.com/
Corrie - http://corriescrafts.blogspot.com/
Karen - http://karey2005.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com/
Becky - http://onceuponadelight.blogspot.com/
Laura - http://lauraannsbreakfastpizza.blogspot.com/
Michele - http://stuffbybelle.blogspot.com/

So we are supposed to include, and I quote, "5 fun facts about yourself." I'm gonna add in an eyeroll and huge dramatic sigh right here.....

5 fun facts about myself....let's see......

1. I'm a Taurus. 100%. hee hee.
2. I have a sweet tooth the size of my head
3. and a salt tooth to match ;)
4. I've lived in the same town my whole life
5. My wedding cake was a pumpkin cheesecake. Mmmmmm, cheesecake.....

And my headshot....



Okay, clearly I am a very boring person. Let's all move on to the projects I used for the Design Team tryout.

 This first project is layout that I did of my husband's family. The people in the picture are his sister and her children and his cousins and her daughters. This is what I submitted as a project that reflects me as a crafter. These photos were taken at my husband’s Oma & Opa’s house shortly after Oma had passed away (Opa passes a few years before that). I feel this reflects my style well. The layout is a little simpler than my ‘normal’ but the intent is the same. I like to keep the focus on the pictures. These pictures were so special that I really did not want to distract from them with too many embellishments. This is how most of my layouts are. The focus is on the photos and the story they tell. I add journaling when extra details are needed or when cute stories don’t want to be forgotten. I want my children to cherish these albums when they are much older. I want them to be able to look back and remember the special moments, the funny moments, maybe even a few sad moments. I want them to see these albums and realize how important they themselves are to me and my story. {CC Supplies: Fancy Pants “Summers End” papers and rub ons} {Other Supplies: Pink Paislee Alphas}




The other project I submitted was my 'out of the box' project. For this I used the project that was also my November project for the previous Design Team. So most of you have probably already seen it. It is the toddler painted canvas embellished for Thanksgiving. This is out of the box for me because I let my two year old loose with paint and brushes!!! And, I don’t do a lot of home d├ęcor projects, just the odd banner and what not. I also do not like to do projects that can’t be finished in a day (or two at the most). This one took a bit longer. I used my Cricut a LOT for it. I really should use it more. I also cut vinyl with my Cricut for the first time! So while this may not look like an ‘out of the box’ project, the work that went into it was out of the box for me. {CC Supplies: Cricut “Stretch Your Imagination;” MM Slice binyl; Teresa Collins “Giving Thanks” paper (from grab bag); EP “Happy Halloween” papers} {Other Supplies: canvas; paint}





Thank you for hopping along! You're next stop is Polly's blog here: http://pazasproductions.blogspot.com/

And don't forget that the blog hop runs from January 11th until January 14 8pm MST.


38 comments:

  1. Hi, Nina! You are one of the funniest people I know and also... one of the most interesting! It's fun to hang out with you on FB! And I think having pumpkin cheesecake for a wedding is a GREAT change of pace! Way to be you, lovely & unique! :) Love your projects, by the way!

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  2. I love your headshot. Great pic! And your five fun facts. Great projects to share for this hop!

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  3. Great projects!I love your head shot also and I have a hue sweet and salty tooth also...maybe we came from the same mold?

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  4. Boring? HA!! Unlikely!! I always love your projects and I just love that pic of you (and the LO you used it on!!)

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  5. Great LO, and I think that canvas that you and Mr. I made is one of my favorite projects of yours!

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  6. I love the family project... getting your little man in on the action... BRILLIANT!

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  7. Nina, I adore your work and those pictures of your little guy!!! Can't wait to see what inspirations you have up your sleeve this term!

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  8. You're not boring! Loving the projects, especially with the little man helping you!

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  9. Great getting to know you! Congrats on the CCDT! Loved your canvas project! Can't wait to see what else you come up with! :0)

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  10. I love your canvas and the photos of Ian painting it are priceless.
    Also, you are anything but boring -- you make me giggle almost every day with your comments and posts on FB.

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  11. What a great idea for Painting with the kids!! I love your canvas and fp layout. Congrats on the DT!

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  12. The canvas is so great, love it. I am now a follower, love your work!

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  13. Love that you had your little one help you! What a great story that will be! I also scrap for the sake of memories more than anything...that's the best reason to scrapbook. I love being able to keep the memories that are important to me cataloged in some fashion. Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I think that having such an adorable helper just makes the project so much more special.He's one talented toddler, and he gets it from his mom!

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  15. Wow I love how you use your toddlers are to create a spectacular wall hanging. You will always cherish that. I am looking forward to working with you.

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  16. I love the wall hanging at the end with the finger paint!!! What a BRILLIANT idea!!

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  17. Hi Nina! I love your helper! He's so dang cute! Great projects, and I love the fun facts about you. Can't wait to see what you create this time around!

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  18. Ok, a sweet tooth and a salt tooth? Are they the same tooth? If they are, then that's ONE fact. Just sayin. I love that project your did with your wee one so much. What a keepsake. Looking forward to the next six months!! :)

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  19. Congrats love your cute little helper great projects

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  20. Luv your projects and look forward to seeing more! Am now a follower!

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  21. Love that your little one helps you with your crafts. Like how your canvas project turned out.

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  22. I love your son's painting! Came out great! And I love your simple, beautiful layout too.

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  23. Great projects. I have to admit I don't use my silhouette as much as I thought I would either. You've inspired me to make a project with it this weekend.

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  24. Oohh, I'll need to have my daughter make a background. That was a great idea. Now following.

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  25. Love your projects, love how your son helped!

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  26. Your projects are fantastic! And, cheesecake for a wedding cake....yum!!

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  27. You are not boring! I wish my wedding cake had been a cheesecake, although I do remember it being pretty good! Great projects. I always have liked the one that your daughter helped out with!

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  28. Nina you are not boring but I know how you feel trying to come up with 5 fun facts about yourself. Great projects and I look forward to the next six months

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  29. I love your lo's! They make me want to get back to scrapbooking :) I am a Taurus, have a sugar cube for a head and I would have loved pumpkin cheesecake for my wedding cake! We are not boring-we are reliable and steady!

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  30. Hi Nina, boring??? I think not! Love your facts and can really identify with the sweet/salty thing as well as the cheese cake! I love your projects and what a treasure you have in your "Give Thanks" hanging, not only is it beautiful it is something that you will treasure since it was a combined creation. Looking forward to our term on the DT.

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  31. LOVED your LO! Really beautiful! GREAT facts I can relate to and I don't think that you are boring! ; )

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  32. LOL...you are NOT a boring person! :D I loved the dramatic effect, though. I figured out what you thought about that first part of the requirement! tee hee

    Both projects are great...I always LOVE family pics!! That IS why most of us do this hobby, isn't it? :) The canvas turned out FABULOUS, too! Great job!!

    Congrats on being on the CC DT & looking forward to more! :)

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  33. Oh honey, if they only knew just how "boring" you really are! Hehehehe And I now want pumpkin cheesecake!! I LOVE your projects (especially the canvas)!!! I know your kiddlets will cherish everything you made one day! Love you!

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  34. Nina, I love you and your work!! Glad to have you back again!! :)

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  35. Nina Nina Nina!! I'm a newer fan of your work but I REALLY love it! :D glad to be on the team with you!

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