Friday, January 11, 2013

New Year, New Team Blog Hop

 NY label HAPPY 2013!!  It is the start of a new term for the Crop Chocolate Chocolatiers and this year our team has grown!   We are hosting a blog hop to introduce all of this terms members.
You should have gotten here from Laura’s blog but if you just happened by and would like to get to know the rest of The Chocolatiers and see all their tryout projects, hop over to Amber’s blog to start from the beginning. 
Here is a list of all of the team (including their Crop Chocolate names):
Amber Our fearless leader
Jenni (Mom2Two (Jenni))
Kathy (Clayton528)
Jasmine (Wildflower-Jasmine) 
Mary (mkbugs)
Nina (NinaN)
Polly (pollyzas
DeeDee  (D2)
Miwa (Chocolatier Miwa)
Chris (Christina)
Corrie (Corrie)
Karen (Karey2005)
Julie (scrap happy)
Becky (bkrejci)
Laura (Laursey562)
Michele (by belle) You are here!
 meSo this is me…and here are a couple of fun facts you may not know about me:
1.  When I was a kid (before I graduated from high school) I wanted to be a dental hygienist.  Now I can’t even imagine putting my hands in peoples mouths…
2.  My first job when I moved to Los Angeles was with a travel agency and we sold vacation packages to central America.  I was lucky enough to get to travel to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
3.   In junior high and high school I was in the marching band, flute and saxophone mostly but I also tried piccolo, oboe, drums and flag.
4.  I get really nervous when speaking in front of groups of people even if I know them, my face turns beet red and I speak REALLY fast.
5.  I have been told bunches of times I laugh like Betty Rubble.  ;)

These are the projects I submitted for my tryout:
ALTERED BOOK
Blog hop1Blog hop2ALTERED FRAME
Folded Circle Frame
And now your chance for some handmade blog candy…leave me a comment and become a follower if you aren’t already and I will have a random drawing for a winner to be announced Tuesday January 15th.
Thanks for hopping by…but you’re not done yet.  Hop over the The Crop and check out what’s happening over there.
I am looking forward to another great term filled with FUN and INSPIRATION!  There are some talented ladies that will be sharing some great projects!!
Make sure you are getting inky often!!

40 comments:

  1. Great projects, Michele, and I love your facts. I have to speak in front of people all the time, so I had to get over that fear. Thank heavens for 7th grade speech class. I'm looking forward to another term with you!

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  2. I played the sax and was the flag captain for three years :-) I'm a total band geek & so are my two boys, both on the tuba! I love your art... seriously, I do!

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  3. Oh...fact #4, I'm so with you on that one...I get the shakes in my hands too, which is fun when your teaching a card or scrapbook LO class! I LOVE these projects, especially that book. I think I need to make something like this for my 6 year old son, he would love to have his own little hidden treasure box in a book!!

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  4. Beautiful work Michele! Have a blast on the team this term!

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  5. Oh, Michele, you make such beautiful projects! I had to laugh at fun fact #1 (I'm with you on that one) but I'm so envious you got to go to the Galapagos! How cool that must have been!!! Love working with you, girl! :)

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  6. Love your altered book!It's such a great idea!Looking forward to this term with all these talented ladies.

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  7. Michelle, your projects are just beautiful. I love the paper you used for your altered book.
    I get that beet red face thing sometimes when speaking to large groups too. It is kinda a problem for me though because I have to do it a lot. I just tell myself that they don't notice (although I know they do). :)

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  8. Beautiful projects! I especially love your altered book!

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  9. Funny...when I have to talk to big groups, I talk way to fast too. All of your projects are so great. Such talent!

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  10. LOVE the projects! Super neat...those book pages must have taken forever to take out (at least it LOOKS like it was a real book once). I also talk really fast...in my Communications 101 class in college we had to do a timed speech and if I had talked a normal speed I would have probably made the time, but when I'm in front of people I want to get it over with as quickly as possible. The ONLY time I remember not being nervous was when we had a computer malfunction in one of my Finance classes and after about 5 minutes of trying to figure it out while standing in front of 30-40 other students, I just didn't care about them anymore and just went with speaking without the computer aid. Teacher wanted us to set it up for another day, but because FOR ONCE I didn't have jitters, I insisted we go ahead and do it without powerpoint and talk only.

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  11. Oh Michelle....your projects are always so amazing.....!

    I would love to hear you laugh!!!

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  12. I'm always inspired by your work! Fantastic as usual! Thanks again for the inspiration! :0)

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  13. Always love your projects. Tried that book . . . wow I didn't anticipate the time and effort it took to cut all those pages. But I was happy with it in the end. Congratulations.

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  14. I love that book! It's amazing, and I think I may need to try that soon! Thanks for the inspiration and I can't wait to see what you come up with this term! Congrats!

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  15. Super projects Belle love them Congrats on making DT and I look forward to following and learning more about you

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  16. As usual, luv your projects...can't wait to see more!

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  17. I was already a follower, but ooooo do i love your projects!! That frame is amazing!!! DT will rock this term!! :o)

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  18. Love that book project! Just gorgeous! And I think it's fun that people say you laugh like Betty Rubble! She has a great laugh! :)

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  19. Michele, I am always inspired by your work. Love all your projects!

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  20. One question- Do you keep your chocolate stash in the book? Love the frame, great idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with next on the DT.

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  21. Great project Very creative !!

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  22. I am so inspired by your work, Michele, and these projects are no exception! Love that book, love that frame - and SO excited to be serving with you on the CC-DT!!!

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  23. I love your projects, especially the frame. I am a follower.

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  24. Michelle, I always am a fan of your work !

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  25. Wow that altered book is stunning! Love it! gwsharkcpa

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  26. love the projects, the book is awesome

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  27. Michele your work is awesome!! Love your altered book and the Frame too!! Love your facts!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! I'm a follower!!!

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  28. Great projects (although I have to admit I am a little freaked out by altered books!) Your facts are fun! I was in marching band too, my instrument was clarinet and I was also a rifle and a flag (for winter corps). And you're so lucky to have visited Costa Rica, I have had friends who visited and love it there.

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  29. Beautiful projects-I really like the frame! I enjoy seeing all of your projects and I share your fear of speaking in front of people-aarrrgghhh!

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  30. Love your projects that book is awesome, great job. I used to hate speaking in front of people but it really gets easier the more you do it

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  31. Hi Michele, love your fun facts, you played quite a few instruments! I get nervous speaking in front of people too, I have been thinking about doing a toast masters to help get over that, although I have gotten better, if I can sit down I am usually okay, but if I have to stand in the front I still get nervous. Love your projects, the altered book is awesome, you always have such beautiful projects. I am looking forward to working with you on the DT.

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  32. I love both the book and frame and look forward to seeing your DT projects! I also enjoyed reading your fun facts. (Am now a follower)

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  33. Michele, you inspire me every day! I can't believe that I didn't know ANY of these facts! ; ) Cannot wait to see what you come up with next... and of course I am a follower even though I am lucky enough to actually see all of your projects in person! Congrats on DT again!

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  34. Oh my dear fellow Vampire lover. :) So glad to have you back again this time!!!!!

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  35. LOVE the Flinstones! I'm gonna have to listen for Betty's laugh next time I catch it on TV! :) That IS a fun fact! :) My daughter plays flute & is learning sax! :) (She's in Jr. High, so no marching band...yet...)

    Both projects are GREAT!! Love them both!! You always have such great details! :)

    Congrats on being on the CC DT again! :)

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  36. Yay Michele!!!! Loved your fun facts, and of course your projects!!! So glad to see you on the CC DT again!! Can't wait to see more from you!! ♥

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  37. Happy to see you on the DT again. I love the altered book!

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  38. Michelle, that altered book is just lovely, I love all your projects! Congrats on the DT.

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  39. I'm making my rounds now.. and last but certainly not least is you! I love you. That is all. ♥ :D

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