10 Things | December 2011

It’s the 10th of the month and that means it’s time for another round of 10 Things.

Since it is the last month of the year and I’ve been in a reflective mood lately, I am going to share 10 favorite projects I’ve shared on my blog this year.  I think it’s good to review past projects once in awhile because it can spark ideas for follow up layouts or stories you might want to tell along with a layout you’ve already completed. And, it can also remind you of design ideas and embellishment ideas that you might want to try again.

1. Summer Mini Album – I had so much fun with this one. From making the foundation pages to the fun Echo Park paper line to mixing older and newer photos.

2. Anytime is Nephew Time – this layout helped me find my mojo and and sparked the idea for a series of challenges I’ve shared all year long. Reminder: use more brads on pattern paper for flower centers!

3. Creating Embellishments out of Ephemera – I have more ephemera than I will ever use on my pages, so this was a fun way to get more of it on my page in a creative way. I’m so thrilled with how all my embellishments turned out.

4. Long Title Layout – from the fun photo to the fun shape to the mix of letter stickers, this one ranks right up there as a favorite layout of all time.

5. Spring Bouquet – A great way to use up paper lines you might not ever create layouts or cards with is to make home decor items.  This project not only brightened up my home but helped me use up some older papers and scraps.

6. Rome at Arm’s Length – I love when I’m going through my photos and I find connections with a story just waiting to be shared. That happened with these photos and this layout was fun from start to finish. I still love it!

7. Hodge Podge Mini – what is it about a mix different material and papers that make a mini so compelling? All the different sizes and textures of these pages make it so much more interesting. I can’t wait to fill it up with heritage photos (that are still packed…).

8. Summer Memories – I loved playing with a variety of techniques on this layout. And it ushered in one of my loves that is still going strong today — kraft carstock + white.

9. Full Circle – I love this layout more for the meaning and cathartic nature of it. I have a lot of mixed feelings about my 4+ years in Nashville and this layout helped me realize it’s time to go home to Florida.

10. Hot Hot Hot – this layout incorporates all my favorite things; a great photo, a story remembered and hand stitching on the page! I’ve had this paper and the hand stitching idea in my head for years and finally completed it!

Thank you for indulging me in this little tour through some of my 2011 projects. Now I’ve got a few new ideas brewing for projects in the future! Love it when that happens.

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  1. Great post, you have some beautiful projects , thank you for sharing them. I am going to get my paper flowers out of their box and get them into a vase…..today!

  2. I love your summer album! You have some really good pages here. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. I can’t even pick a favourite….you’ve made so many gorgeous things.

  4. What a neat idea to look through your last year to gain inspiration for the future! I loved the travel tag you did, those were so cool!!!

  5. What a great idea for the 10th post – loved seeing what crafty things you’ve been up to this past year. Your work is awesome! 🙂

  6. Nice projects! What a great idea to look back on the things you’ve created,

  7. Great projects Tammy. The “at arm’s length” is one of my favorites that you’ve done. I have that in my idea file and will be using it on a layout – maybe after our cruise – “Cruising at Arm’s Length”, what do you think?

  8. Lovely work as always!!!

  9. I love the Full Circle layout! A great use for chipboard frames, I have a few of those in my stash for a while, very cute.

  10. I love your projects and layouts Tammy! I love your Rome layout and the modge podge mini! You always have such great ideas 🙂

  11. A nice retrospective for your TEN 🙂 I love the summer album and the layout of the boys “not smiling”.

  12. These are 10 great projects and 1 super-cool idea for a blog post!

  13. This is such a great idea! Often, I make the page and stick in an album. I need to take the time to go back and enjoy them! So many great projects here. I especially like the summer mini and the full circle page.


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