Monday, December 29, 2014

My Top Ten of 2014 Blog Hop and Giveaway!



Edited on 1/6/15
*****Giveaway Now Closed*******
I am so excited you decided to visit me today! I am taking a walk down memory lane and reviewing my ten most favorite projects from this year.  (Which by the way was very difficult narrowing down!) I am participating with many other talented bloggers who are doing the same thing....and that's why it has turned into a blog hop! ;)Be sure to make it to the end of the post where I will be hosting a fun giveaway! 

So here it goes! (click on the picture to see the original post!)
1.  I created this doughnut shaped card for Splitcoast Stampers, when I was part of the Dirty Dozen design team.   
 
2. I actually had TWO cards for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Spellbinder's blog hop. But this one was my favorite.  :)

3. I told you I loved the water coloring trend! Beautiful rose stamp by Crafty Secrets and my Inktense pencils.  

4. And yes, every now and again, I actually create a scrapbook page.  ;)  I took inspiration from Christina Aguilera for the title.  It seemed to fit perfectly for this page about my daughter. 

5. I was so excited with how this card turned out! It uses foam adhesive squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L covered with glitter and glossy accents to create the flag.  

6. A BBQ invite.....hot dog style! 

7. Can you tell that I LOVE shaped cards?  This card uses a Christmas set from JustRite and my Silhouette! 

8. And yes ANOTHER shaped card! It uses background stamp from JustRite, my Silhouette, and Tim holtz Distress markers. 

9. I had created this altered muffin tin for a contest over at Favecrafts.  I won first place with it! 

10. This was a little cupcake box that I had made with my Silhouette and stamps once again from JustRite. :)

And now to my giveaway!  
What do you have to do to win? Just become a follower (If you aren't already) and leave me a comment telling me which top ten project was your favorite!  The deadline to enter is January 5th 2015 at 11:59 PM.  I am able to ship to United States and Canada. One winner receives everything you see here!

There is also a group prize up for grabs as well!
By leaving a comment below you have the chance to win 
the Top 10 Blog Hop Grand Prize... 
a $75 Gift Certificate to Paper Issues!!!

Make sure you leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning the Grand Prize! You have until January 4th to leave your comment! A random winner will be selected and announced on January 5th. :)
Cathy Harper

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

98 comments:

Melissa said...

Love your top ten picks.. some of my favorites made your list too! Off to visit your other crafty friends. ;)

pbo said...

I especially love the cupcake box! But you rock all of them!

Denise Bryant said...

Card #2 is my favorite! I love the colors and all the pretty details! It's a beautiful card!

Linda said...

I love the mixer! Happy new year!

Mendi said...

Such cute projects! I'm a huge fan of shaped cards too! I especially adore your stand mixer card. Seriously adorable! :)

Jerrie said...

There are a couple of favorites! I love the flag card. I am a sucker for patriotic! I also love your cupcake box. I think that little oven is so cute and would be a wonderful gift filled with cupcakes for someone!

Shari Dancer-Thomas said...

I think I gained weight looking at your creations! How sweet! Loved the little mixer card!
Thanks so much.

Laura Turcotte said...

oh those are so beautiful! I especially love the shaped mixer card, and the watercolor!! New follower here!

the primitive country bug said...

They're all sweet, but if I had to choose a favorite, I would choose the mixer card. It is so darned adorable!! I also just became a follower. Blessings to you and your family for a happy and healthy new year! ~ Birgit

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

Love that altered muffin tin!! It's gorgeous!

Jingle said...

These are GREAT choices! You do such amazing and inspiring work! It is hard to chose a favorite, but I think out of these, I am leaning toward the flag card. I remember when you posted that one thinking the technique was pure brilliance and now I am reminded that I want to try it, myself! Thank you for an awesome year of inspiration!

Raechelle Bellus said...

Your work is gorgeous!!! I love all your shaped cards and attention to detail!

Kelly Jean said...

What awesome cards!! I haven't tried shaped cards before but I think I need to now! Excited to hop along with you!

Carrie Walz said...

Love them all but I really like the Christmas card with the mixer. Thanks for sharing!

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

I adore that you do so many 3D projects...really adds a nice surprise!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such wonderful projects! That donut card is so fun, and your watercoloring is spectacular and the little oven is too cute for words!

Leah Crowe said...

Oh, you make it hard to choose just one, but I really adore that mixing card. So sweet!! Great top 10!!

Cindee Mullin said...

choices, choices how do you decide?

antenucci said...

What really neat projects, love the creativity!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love your colorful, whimsy style! Fun and very creative!

Emily said...

These are some cute projects! I love the cupcake box!

Debbie Skluzak said...

Love the mixer, it is so cute. I also love shaped cards.

Kelly Sroka said...

Oooh-I love the 4th of July card--so cute!

Ruth G said...

I'm feeling like you did - not easy to pick a favorite when they are all so wonderful! I guess I'll pick the shaped dress card because I love shaped cards and the watercolored look and pearls and ribbons are really quite fabulous! TFS!

Kelly said...

Everything is super adorable...but that little mixer card is my favorite! Great projects!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, I don't know how you were able to pick only 10 - your picks are all so gorgeous! My favourite of all is the scrap page of your daughter - the sentiment says it all! Loved looking at your projects!

I would like to wish you and your beautiful family much joy and many blessings in 2015!

Jill Rugg said...

Great cards but my favorite is the layout of your beautiful daughter-happy new year!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful projects and amazing prize
I really love the beautiful card with the watercolor rose

Kim A. said...

I love all of your wonderful projects. Your cards are stunning. If I have to pick a favorite I am going with the layout.......just amazing!!! Just LOVE it!!!

That Becky Girl said...
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jkstiles77 said...

I am a new follower of your blog through Bloglovin. Your projects are beautiful and my fav is the muffin tin ... so cute!

That Becky Girl said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! That oven cupcake box - OMG!

Pam said...

Love the 4th of July card and that mixing bowl card is just sooooo cute!

Monique Liedtke said...

Gorgeous projects!!! I adore that cupcake / oven card!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

All these projects are awesome! Your shaped cards are fabulous! I just became a follower of your blog but I thought I've had you in my reader for years. My fave is the little oven, it's tooooooo cute!

Leslie said...

My favorite is the cupcake box, my daughters would love it!

CindyW said...

Very creative use of different mediums and negative images. Loved it!

Janet Zeppa said...

Awesome projects! I think my favourite is the mixer.

cghundley said...

I'm a follower.
I really like
card #3! So pretty.
Great projects.
Carla from Utah

Sindi Jeffers said...

I just became a follower. I love all the projects but the mixer shaped card is my favorite! :)

My Flower said...

i love the hot dog ty for the chance

CLLapham said...

My favorite is your Merry Christmas card. So softly elegant. But the shaped cards are really clever.

Iris said...

All your projects are great; #3 is my favorite. Now following you via Bloglovin.
isoscia at aol dot com

Taunya Butler said...

LOVE, LOVE that cute mixer shaped card!! What an amazingly cute card!! You are a gifted crafter and I love your shaped cards!!!

SavannaLea said...

love all your projects but the flag card is my favorite!!

Deborah Johnson said...

Love your projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Michele your cards are seriously awesome! And I adore that altered muffin tin. WOW!

Mary Livermont said...

Very beautiful cards. I love the altered muffin tin best.

Jean said...

Such amazing cards!!

Ruby N said...

omg these are so great!! I love the donut one!

Karenladd said...

Your projects are beyond cute! I love them all but that little cupcake box shaped like an oven just stole my heart! New follower and am off to browse your blog!

Sandy Ross said...

Everything is fabulous. But I really like the hot dog BBQ invite!

Cathy said...

gorgeous incredible work! love them all!

Beatrice Lawson said...

That Crafty Secrets rose card is beyond gorgeous, love it! I am a new Bloglovin follower:-)

Christine said...

Your work always inspires me so much! I'm glad you hopped with us this year!

Mandi Holmes said...

Cute work mt favorites were the kitchen theme ones.

Lori A. Geise said...

I love the cupcake box. Too cute. I don't know if I could actually be that creative, but I'm inspired to try.

Lori A. Geise said...

I love the cupcake box oven. I'm not sure I could be that creative, but you've inspired me to try.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your creations are so inspiring! I think I like the pink mimixer the best but several others are favorites of mine also! Say Hi to Courtney for me and Happy New Year to your whole family!

Sparky said...

I love all your creations, but I'm particularly partial to shaped cards and the mixer is precious. The hot dog invitation always makes me smile, too!

Thanks for the opportunity to win and Happy New Year!
Kris

Beth B said...

What great picks -- love them all!!

Cindy Taylor said...

I love the doughnut card. Plan to try making it tomorrow.

Roseanna C said...

I love the shaped cards, it's a toss up between the stand mixer and the dress. I am a new email subscriber. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbi Tehrani said...

What creative, wonderful cards and projects. My favorite is the cupcake box!

Carolyn said...

The oven cupcake box is my favorite! So Cute!

Sue Kosec said...

Aren't strolls down memory lane fun? I did that myself on my blog!

I love the cupcake tin the best!!!

Happy New Year.
SuZeQ

Amy Johnson said...

My favorite is the mixer card.

Amanda Johnson said...

Your cards are amazing!!! That donut card is adorable!!

Amanda Johnson said...

Your cards are amazing!!! That donut card is adorable!!

stacie d said...

Love the altered muffin tin and the donut card! Creative bliss!

Linda C. said...

Loved all your projects. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Steele said...

I love the mixer card.

Sabrina said...

What adorable cards!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many wonderful projects. Loved the dress card. The donut and the hotdog were fun - glad I'd eaten supper before I saw those.
thanks for sharing
Happy new Year

Becki Adams said...

I love your work, your cards are stunning!
Happy New Year!

SHartl said...

Oh my! Your shaped cards are my favorite, especially the donut and the cute little retro stove!! I'm a new follower on networked Blogs!

Jdarling said...

Those cards are all adorable!

klmow said...

The hot dog is so cute

rlovew said...

Adorable projects! My favorites are the dress and donut shaped cards.

Angela said...

If I had to pick a favorite (and it was hard) I would pick the mixer shaped card. So cute with that little gingerbread man too!

Cara G said...

Such fun creative projects Michele. I especially love the "I am beautiful" scrapbook page. Happy 2015!

Sandy Lewis said...

The donut is my absolute favorite (a little hungry, sorry). Great projects!

Anelsie said...

Your projects are stunning!!! I am a new follower and wow, I love your work!!! Happy 2015!!!

Heather Thompson said...

new follower, but I would have to say the layout!!! you and your daughter look so much alike, beautiful!

Nicole D. said...

Thanks

reeree62 said...

As you know, I already follow your blog :-D
As far as a favorite is concerned...love the altered muffin tin, and also the red, white & blue tiled card!!! XO

JoanneO said...

I have enjoyed your blog and reseeing your favorites, mine too. Happy new year to you and your family. Keep showing your family photos. I like seeing them along with your ideas and projects.

Jackie said...

I love your top ten picks! The muffin tin has got to be my favourite. Thanks for sharing!

Izzy Anderson said...

You have such a fun style. Great projects. That donut card really made me smile!

Lori said...

Hi Kim, These projects are so great, it was really hard to choose a favorite, but I am prejudice and simply in Love with Courtney, so I must choose your Scrapbook page and the muffin tin. That tin is such a great idea. I love reading your posts about Courtney. Though I don't comment much, I am here and have been for years watching her achievements and you are a fabulous mother. Hugs Lori
pepperirish@yahoo.com

Helen Gullett said...

Wow, Michele, great 10 projects! You have inspired me a lot with all year long projects & your motherhood stories. Thank You for sharing them with us! You are great mon :)

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

You're so sweet Cupcake Courtney of course was my favorite!

Sue D said...

My favorite is #8--beautiful colors and sparkle.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

StampNK said...

All of your cards are so cute but I admit to loving the donut and oven card the most! They are sweet in every way! Following you by email!

Ange said...

Fantastic top 10! That little stove cupcake box is off the hook!!! I love it!
New follower too :)

Wyogem said...

I love the gingerbread mixer card!! Amazing. Have started following you on BlogLovin, so will look forward to your future projects.

Glennis said...

Love all your picks but the dress card is my favourite.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I think I'm too late for the hop but just wanted to say that your creations are SO cute! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com