Monday, December 31, 2012

2012-A Year in Projects

My friend Dee Dee, of UmWow Studio, has thrown out a challenge to share our top 10 favorite project of 2012.  When I looked back I couldn’t believe all the projects I have done this year… and I really had a hard time narrowing it down to ten.
I decided I would work my way backwards in order of newest to oldest…
First a 12x12 layout of my nieces this Christmas, I love this picture!!
This is a gift card box I gave my brother and sister-in-law (with a gift card in it) for Christmas.
Gift card box Next is my December design team project, Reflections of {YOU}
to shareAnd then my November design team project, Thankful for Moments.
Blog hop1  Blog hop2
This was for a swap over at VLVS!, tag with coordinating ATC.
Tag ATCHere is a 12x12 layout I did for the VLVS! design team call…I didn’t make it but I will try again next time and I really like all the projects I did!!
Occult LOI have made a couple of these tealight holders but this is my favorite, I think…inspired by a project Scrappy Canuck did as her farewell post over at The Crop.
This was a canvas I made as a gift for some friends…
Nate Canvas - CCA card for a Crop Chocolate challenge, #24 Totally up to You
Challenge 24And last but not least…this was one of my first focus group challenge entries.  A challenge that Amber’s husband Brantley picked…inspired by sunsets.
Sunset with label
Well, this is what 2012’s year in projects looked like for me.  Thanks for all your kind comments this year, my first for blogging!  I am looking forward to more great adventures in 2013.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Design Team Inspiration

Who’s inspired by the Crop Chocolate design team?  I AM!!  And even though I am on the design team it is where I find LOADS of creative inspiration!!!
Challenge 43 over at Crop Chocolate, Inspired posted and you have until next year to get entered ;)  well January 4th 2013 anyway.  Here is the challenge:  "The Design Team term is almost over. For this week's challenge, look back through The Crop and make a project inspired by one of the current design team members."
My entry was inspired by fellow Chocolatier Nina.  It was her December project, the theme was Reflections of {YOU}.
Here is her project and you can see all the details by popping over to The Crop.

I absolutely love this layout!  Obviously, right?… since I was inspired by it!!
This is my version:
Crop Chocolate products: MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up kit, Distress Ink-Walnut Stain and Black Soot, MME Stella & Rose Gertie buttons, AC precision pen
Non-CC product: Lucky 8 mini punch, Fiskars heart punch, VLVS! ultra high gloss embossing powder, lace stamp
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IMG_6101 I hope you will go over to The Crop and be inspired by one (or all) of the design team members and I especially hope you will post a project in this weeks challenge.  Another one of my great inspirations is seeing you work!!
Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WINNERS! Yep, two…

First, THANK YOU!  I was overwhelmed by all of the sweet comments everyone left about my lil’ ol’ project.  I love to create and it is even better when others love it too!

Now, my first winner, selected from all the comments over at The Crop, will get a custom made mini canvas.  Here it is just waiting to be altered.  I will be contacting my winner with a couple of questions and then I will get busy!


And the randomly selected winner is: 

LBAB December 17, 2012 1:33 PM Congratulations on your 100th post. Love all your work. Thanks for sharing your talent with us

The second winner, selected from the comments on my blog, celebrating my 100th blog post will receive 1 yard of six different velvet ribbons.
IMG_6020 Aren’t they beautiful colors and texture?!!!

The winner of these lovelies is:

Amber R. :) December 18, 2012 8:24 PM LOVE this LO, and LOVE having you on my Design Team!! Such a fun technique to have in the books. :)

Ladies!  Please PM me over at Crop Chocolate with  you addresses and we will go from there.
Again, thank  you all so much for your support and sweetness!!  I am super excited about the next 100 posts!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Reflections of {ME} and my 100th post!!

You may already know that our theme this month over at Crop Chocolate is Reflections of {YOU} and you may even know that I do not love having my picture taken so it took a great deal of thought and lots of searching to come up with the project I wanted to do to show you a great photo transfer technique.  Please pop over to The Crop and check out how I did it!!finished
In honor of our last project this term you could win a mini canvas custom made for you.  Just visit The Crop and leave a comment there, jump back over here to my blog and leave me a comment and I will pull a random winner…

This is also my 100th blog post!!  I can't believe I got to that milestone already, did I really have that much to say and to share??  Probably!!  To celebrate I am going to pull a second winner that will receive 1 yard of each of these BEAUTIFUL velvet ribbons I recently aquired.

Thank you for all your comments and support these past 100 posts!  I am looking forward to hundreds more!
Both winners will be announced Wednesday December 19th.

Thanks for stopping by and playing along!!!