Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 of 2011

Here are my 10 favorite posts of 2011. Hope you enjoy taking a look back and I will see you back here in the new year!  Happy New Year!
This was my favorite project of the year - and I think it has been the one project of mine most pinned on Pinterest (at least its the one I seem to see the most!).  I loved that it was made from cardboard boxes (something I have an abundance of here!)
Remember my thrifty Thursday posts?  Yeah yeah  I know you are thinking ... YEAH I do - where did they go???  Well it became difficult to keep up with but this was one of my first thirfty posts of the year - a mini album made from a dollar store children's board book.  Want to see more Thrifty posts? Click here to see all my Thrifty Thursday posts for the year.
I decided to get into the holiday spirit this year by posting twenty five days worth of Christmas tags.  I always seem to like to create huge projects for myself right at the busiest time of the year!!
I created a 3 part series this year focusing on starting your first scrapbook.  Check out all three parts: Part 1 - Supplies, Part 2 -Organize Your Photos, Part 3 - Creating Pages.
I had a lot of questions about where I found my vintage supplies and how I created my ephemera kits for my Etsy shop - this post explored a little bit of where I find my the items in my stash.
This tutorial was created for a guest artist project on Scrapbook News and Review.
I was really into making albums out of file folders this year!  This was one of the first ones I made (with tutorial).
I really love how a little bit of paper, ink, and ribbon can transform an ordinary every day item into a special personalized gift - this year I did that with a few items but my favorite was this tea tin makeover!
I did a lot of organizing this year (and still my room isn't finished!) but my favorite idea was taking embellishments of the same color scheme and storing them in vintage muffin tins.
Ok this would have been further up the list if I hadn't just made it!  I loved this little book - expect to see more cardboard books in the future!

Also check out my Top 10 of 2010 here for more great posts!



donna!ee said...

may i just say are totally the most awesome burst of creativity ever!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH FOR SHARING :)

Susi said...

I made my grandson a file folder mini album for his camping adventures using your tutorial. Love how it turned out. TFS your ideas, I plan to try a few more in 2012!

Maryjean said...

love your ideas!

Donna K said...

I think all of your posts are great, Melissa! Happy New Year to you. I hope 2012 is your most inspired year ever!