Wow. Can you guys believe that 2011 is already coming to an end? Didn't it just start last week or something?! Man how time has flown by.
A fellow Paper Issues gal, Kellie Winnell, came up with the pretty graphic up there and got me started on this top ten! I could reflect on the things that have changed my life, my house, myself over this year but nah. Too "heavy" or "seeeerious". So instead, I decided to join in the fun over at Kellie Winnell's blog and post my top 10 projects from this year! After all, this *is* my craft blog!
Each of the following selections are linked to the original blog post if you'd like to take a gander at some close ups and whatnot. So without further ado, pull up a chair, grab a tasty libation, kick up your stilettos, and let's take a walk through project memory lane!
This was one of my most favorite pages I've done this year. I loved the color and the snow texture I added to the lettering. Not to mention, that photo is priceless!
I loved putting this fun drink carrier turned art caddy together. I taught this as a class for ACOT and was the first time I was "featured" on another major blog site, Paper Issues!
This page really got me hooked on fussy cutting. I cut the branches and flower out and layered them onto this page, as well as the old woody. This is one of my favorite photos I took of my oldest daughter and would you believe it was taken with my phone?!
I loved this page because this is the first time that I made my own stick pins and used them on a page! Yes. They are made to look like poo but that because our dog had become a poo connoisseur. It was also the very first blatantly politically incorrect page I had done! ;)
This birdhouse is absolutely one of my all-time favorites. I still find myself staring at it to this day. This is the first major altered art project I did.
This was my very first attempt at an acrylic mini album. I used pictures of the hubster and I at the USMC Birthday Ball last year.
I altered an Altoids tin for this shrine-in-a-box for Gauche Alchemy. This little project came together so easily and I definitely want to try another one but in a different theme!
I was honored to do this memory jar for a very close friend of mine. It's an upcycled candle jar that is painted with alcohol inks and embellished with various pretties.
I fell in love with this wreath. I had planned on doing this wreath but a burlap challenge for May Arts gave me the extra giddy-up to get off my bum and get it started and completed. And yes. This wreath won! It was my first manufacturer's challenge win.
I made this advent garland for Gauche Alchemy using some muslin fabric, twine, and Echo Park Papers. This was my first major sewing project since the 8th grade and I must say. It doesn't look that bad!