Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top 10 Projects of 2012--PLUS A BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY!!

Welcome to the Top Ten of 2012 Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Jennifer Haggerty's Blog then you are in the right place.  If you are just stopping by or arrived here from Practical Scrappers please head on back to Liz Chidester to start at the beginning --you won't want to miss out on the fabulous projects and prizes before me!  In case you get lost along the way below you will find list of the full blog hop to help you get back on track.

Liz Chidester http://thescrappiest.blogspot.com
Marcia Dehn Nix http://onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Monika Wright http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Ivanka Lentle http://ivankascardstudio.blogspot.com/
Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-top-ten-of-2012-plus-giveaway-and.html
Jamie Cripps http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-10-of-2012.html
Erin Morehouse http://girlpaperscissors.blogspot.ca/2012/12/top-ten-of-2012.htm
Melissa Elsner http://www.theprofoundbrunette.com/2012/12/top-ten-for-2012.html
Jodi Wilton http://luvalotland.blogspot.ca/
Sarah Hill http://sarahspaperbakery.blogspot.com/
Laurel Seabrook http://want2scrap.blogspot.ca/
Carrie Walz http://everydaymoments-carrie.blogspot.com/
Jen Matott http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Jan Tatomir http://www.jantatomir.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Haggerty http://livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com/
Kerri Yarus http://kerrikr8tions.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-10-projects-of-2012-plus-blog-hop.html
Ashley Nguyen Newell http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-blog-hop.html
Cathy Harper http://alteredplayground.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-of-2012-blog-hop.html
Malika Kelly http://malikakelly.blogspot.com/
Lynn Shokoples http://scrappyhappymom.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-of-2012-blog-hop.html
Kris Berc http://stashofprettypaper.blogspot.com/
Julie Tucker Wolek http://thetuckerwolekclan.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-top-projects-for-2012.html
Rhonda VanGinkel http://snapwhiz.blogspot.com/
Savannah O'Gwynn http://www.savannahland2.blogspot.com
Audrey Yeager http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/
Katrina Hunt http://paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-top-ten-of-2012-along-with-blog-hop.html

2012 came with a lot of ups and downs for me --scrappy wise.  I've been a working mom of three for a full 15 months now. Just when I thought I had my time management skills in check, life seemed to step in and throw me for another loop.  I am hoping 2013 will bring me  a little more time to catch up on my scrapbooking, keep this blog up to date, and venture out the way I always intended.  While I didn't do as much scrapbooking this year as I have in the past I did manage to put out some of my favorite projects ever--the time may not have been there, but that didn't stop my mind from working.
Here's a look at my top 10 projects of 2012...

PS...scroll through to the end to see how to qualify for my prize!!

1.) Frugal Finds: Silverware (at Practical Scrappers)

 This is my favorite project of the year!!  Don't know how my brain came up with it except that I kept staring at plastic knives and all I envisioned was rainbows.
 
 
 It is a rare occasion that I scrapbook just the DH and myself without our kids, which is why this my 2nd favorite.  I also loved that I stepped away from my typical style and played around with trends I don't usually touch (misting and sewing)...however they are both on my 2013 to do more of especially since I got a brand new sewing machine :)
 
For those who know, they know Halloween is my favorite holiday, even more when it comes to decorating.  I made a lot of these this year and sold everyone I made at my craft fairs!
 
 Most of the items I made this year were either a gift for someone or I sold at a craft fair, none the less, I still love them.  There is nothing I love more that taking the time to create something special and unique for someone.  This was one of the most fun (and crazy) prrojects for me this year.  It is totally unqiue and I am still flabbergasted how I came up with the design of this mini. The fact that this baby stands on it's own to be displayed amazes me!
 This one made the top 10 for two reason: 
1.) I have fallen in love with this color combo of black, grey, and yellow.
2.) With the pressure for time and the desire to do some kind of scrapbooking, I have fallen in love with sketches all over again.  I stopped doing sketches about 2 years ago, but this year they have become my staple in getting things done.   
 
 This is another one of my own crazy designs that I fell in love with--again a gift for someone!
Hoping to make more of these for next year to sell at my craft fairs.
 Reminder:  Halloween is my FAVORITE  holiday!  This one makes the top 10 for another reason though--the photos!  My 12 year old isn't one who loves to have his photo taken.  Here was one of a few times where he just let loose, fell into character, and started acting/posing without mom prompting him :)
 
 When it comes to card making my favorite types of cards to make are shaped-shaker cards.  This one I designed for one of our feature days of sharing cards that used confetti.  I made my own circle confetti with a hole punch and filled op my shaker card.
 
 Frugal Finds is my favorite feature at Practical Scrappers!  I love using things in totally different ways than what they were intended.  This project makes my top ten for that very reason...I giving props to my originality on this one --painting my bobby pins and using them as the lines for my journaling.
 
This was one of my first projects I created in 2012 (actually was the first layout of 2012 for me).  This one make the top 10 for a number of reasons as well--I love the rolled flowers, the distressing, and that I finally took a stab at some therapeutic scrapbooking.  I never talked about it what I went through, and boy did it feel good to just see a perfect photo capturing those feelings and the writing the journaling. 
 
Hope you enjoyed my top 10 of 2012!  Before you hop on over to Ashley Nguyen Newell , I have prize package kit I put together for one random winner featuring one of my favorite manufacturers Crate Paper.  In order to qualify for my prize all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your #1 scrapbooking goal/resolution for 2013 before December 31, 2012 at 11:59 EST!  You have until 1 minute before the new year to figure out your 2013 scrappy goal!! 
 
Happy Hopping and New Year!

 

40 comments:

Laurel said...

Wonderful projects!

Charity Becker said...

my scrappy goal for 2013 is to spend more time "off page" with altered items.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWW! These are all AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that 'knife' rainbow one!! WOW!!!!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Love these Kerri! My #1 2013 Scrappy goal is to do more layouts! I have been doing a lot of altered projects and cards and I am getting pretty behind in my photos/pages! Thanks for the chance to win!

Scraprageous said...

Great projects! While I really like the Pine Cone wreath, that Zombie Land layout is FAB! My resolution - I really want to finish organizing my scrap area (no room, but it is the corner of a room where I love to hang out). My other scrappy goal for 2013 - actually use the December Daily mini I created. Not for December, but every week of 2013.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Totally awesome projects! Love your Boo wreath. My scrappy resolution, to get more projects published.

Diane said...

I love following your blog and enjoy seeing all your marvelous creations. I scraplifted the owl mini album!! My scrappy goal for 2013 is to create more cards and not to send out even one bought card during the year. I have prepared for my goal by stocking up on stamp sentiments and keeping a list of ideas for cards. Homemade cards just mean more and I want to keep this goal!

Nicole Doiron said...

Although all your projects are gorgeous (and so diversified! wow! you are very talented!), it was an easy pick for my favorite. The second i saw your Confetti Cupcake card, i was immediately enthralled! It is one of the most adorable cards i've seen this year!!! Makes my Top 5 list for sure! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a prize! :)

Liz said...

These are all beauhiful fun

~jan said...

What fabulous projects! I gotta say your card with the silverware is mind boggling creative!! My goal for 2013 is to do more minis! Happy 2013!

Jessica said...

Wow, I love your creations! I really LOVE that baby block photo holder, what an awesome idea! My 2013 Scrappy goal is to complete my Project Life Album 2013 before the New Year strikes!

Ivanka said...

Wow, you are one creative lady. Love all of your altered projects, that's one of my goals for the new year. more altered projects/handmade gifts.

Patricia said...

Thanks for sharing your work and inspiration! A scrappy goal for me would be to try out for a few DT's and see what happens!

Tammie Lien said...

Such beautiful layouts and my goal is to get my moms scrapbook done.I am so beginning to get my crafty supplies.I am new at this scrapbooking,card making,loving it:)))Thanks for sharing:)))

Julie Wasson said...

I plan to host a stash scrap contest on my blog this year. Probably not until Feb because we are moving in Jan. Also, I would like to feature your depression layout on my other blog (for women with depression etc) sometime if that's ok. Thanks for sharing

Ange said...

Great layouts and projects! Love the little owl mini!!
My goal is to get published

Tracy said...

My scrappy goal is to get ahead of schedule with my scrappy responsibilities so I an enjoy scrapping and not feel like I'm trying to meet a deadline.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great, I'm totally in love with #1, so clever! My goal for 2013 is to get a layout published.

Christy said...

So great! I love that rainbow card!!! :) :) :)

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your projects. Especially the frugal ones! I need to "just do it!" in 2013. I need to just create! I have a hard time getting started...

Kelly said...

Your creations are fabulous and the plastic knives rainbow is just amazing!!!! LOVE that!! I would have to say my scrappy goal for 2013 is to get my last two year's worth of photos organized digitally, burned to dvd and printed/filed. I have let that get behind and know I will be better off when it is all back in order. :)

Lynn said...

Your projects are all so amazing. I loved each and every one of them.

Kimberly Clark said...

wow... thanks for the chance to win... my goal is to use more of my scraps instead of buying :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! All of these are amazing but that knife rainbow.....OH MY! SOOOOO clever! LOVE x100000!

Laura C said...

My goal is to take the time to do what I love to do in my scrappy room and to schedule that time into my busy life

Sue D said...

Wonderful projects. Love the first rainbow card and the owl album. My scrapbooking goal is to make a heritage album for my mother.
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Alison Day said...

Kerri you MUST send me instructions on how to make that owl mini. My eldest daughter is owl MAD and this would be a totally awesome birthday gift for her!!
Love working with you at PS - your style is amazing and your brain works in weird and wonderful ways (evidenced by all your FF projects - rainbow knives? Are you kidding me?!) Thanks for all the inspiration!
My scrappy goal for 2013 is to get published. Sounds totally crazy but my goal for 2012 was to get on a design team and I made 2 so ... thinking it may be doable! Looking forward to working with you again in 2013!

Nitasha said...

Your projects are AWESOME!!! I love the rainbow knives- so clever!!! My scrappy goal for 2013 is to complete Project 12 (create a monthly layout that is an overview of the month). I think it is much more feasible for me to accomplish Project 12 as opposed to Project Live- which is very popular, but just too overwhelming for me!

gram cheryl said...

You always amaze me with your frugal finds. In 2013 my goals is to just get it done, to finish off the 3 weddings specifically.

Buffy Esser said...

Frugal find is right up my alley lol I do it all the time especially since I am new at scrapbooking I use what ever I can find! My goal is to finish my daughters memorial album for her grandmother and the one for myself...since that's how this whole scrapbooking got started!

carrie said...

Love them all! My favorite is the rainbow card...how totally clever to use the plastic knives...genius!

Rebecca said...

Hmm..never thought about having a scrappin' goal...good idea! So here goes...my 2013 scrapping goal is going to be...to actually scrap...no really, this last year was all about getting my room in order..new carpet..moving rooms..yikes it's been crazy but now it is done, I have some decorating to do..which is scrappy but I need to get my layouts done...i'm a few years behind. Goal is to get at least my wedding scrapbooked and to go to Scrapfest.

Therese said...

my goal would be to simply create more. that and to use what I already have and stop buying until I use up some of my existing stash. love your work by the way. your projects are beautiful!

Katrina Hunt said...

Kerri, that rainbow card rocks!!! I can see why it's your favorite! Your projects are amazing and here is looking at more in 2013! Hugs, Katrina

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

That baby block photo holder is sooo creative and so cute!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Awesome projects!!! My goal for 2013 is to create in an organized and clean space. I just bought a large Expedit for my room and am in the midst of re-setting things. : )

LisaM said...

Wonderful projects!
My scrapppy goal for 2013 is to get published.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a gorgeous and inspiring collection. Loved your owl album and the knife cloud rainbow...amazing. I am new to scrapbooking and just starting out.Plan to venture into it with gusto in the new year
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Audrey Yeager said...

Kerri I think my fav is the wreath, but I also loved the rainbow knives!! Great projects!

Julie said...

Wow! Love all your projects! Thanks for sharing!!!

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