Thursday, January 5, 2012

Year in review Home Decor, bags, tags, and more!

Hello, friends!

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Mine has been pretty good. My husband and I are looking into buying a new house. Selling this one seems daunting, but I think it will be worth it in the end. Not only that I am angling to get a bigger craft space ;-) Wish me luck!

Ok, so today is the last year in review post. It is the 'everything else' post. This past year I have moved from mainly cards and layouts to much more. I have started to make home decor items and cut fabric with my cricut. These things were not something I was ever interested in, but after a heart to heart with Joy I reluctantly moved into a zone that I felt would be uncomfortable. However, Joy was right as she always is (seriously, she is the smartest lady I know!) and I really started to like doing different types of projects.

On to the projects...

I made this using Flower Shoppe and Teresa Collins Sophisticated.
Another Flower Shoppe cartridge.
Made using the Sophie cartridge.

This is also made using Sophie.
Art Philosophy
Another sophie....
Art Philosophy again..
Teresa Collins Chic and Scary
Art Philosophy
Art Philosophy
Cricut Essentials
Tis the Season
Ribbons and Rosettes
It's been fun walking down memory lane with you guys this week! Thanks for stopping by. I will pull a winner for the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge tomorrow, so come back and check in to see if you are a winner!

January promotions:

The January stamp of the month is called Little Reminder and coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge. It also has some great number and sentiment stamps! As usual it is $17.95 if purchased alone or only $5 with any purchase of $50 or more!





Also, the Rock the Block promotion continues until the end of the month for any order over $25 out of the Fall/Winter catalog for just $15 (a $45 value!). You save $30!



This great promotion comes with the blocks, holder, and this massive stamp set!

*NOTE make sure you add promotions when prompted by the ordering system. If you add promotional items for prompting the discount price will not be reflected in the total. Also, orders cannot be altered after the orders are placed. Please contact me before the order is finalized if you have problems.



Have a great day!




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66 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Soooo many lovely projects! Lots of great inspiration.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sheila H said...

Wow! These are all so beautiful! I'm still where you used to be- uncomfortable with the idea of using my Cricut for anything other than paper. Maybe I'll flow your lead one day :)

JuPooh65 said...

Your projects are all very beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for a great year! :D Can't wait to see what this year has in store! :D

Joan Smith said...

Great...beautiful...inspiring...andunique. (I do believe in you)
You are a lucky gal to have Joy as your mentor and BFF because I guarantee she definitely bring to you a lot of Happy...Happy...Joy....Joy..the only bummer is you have to...I mean get to share this with all of us...so betwix the two of you I do believe y'all have got us covered....TBG *Thanks be to God*

Have a great one

craftymom205 said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects. I've started to branch out a little myself and am enjoying it. I know I haven't even scratched the surface of what can be done with the Cricut. : ) I'm thankful for all the great projects you share to inspire me. Excited to see what the new year brings.

Look around the corner said...

oh my everytime i see your project i can only wish i can make all
that nice stuff.
Love it.

Eveline

scrapdiva said...

they are all great projects, love the ones with flowers

bluucaca said...

Very pretty projects can't wait too see what the New year brings

Ohhh Snap said...

Great projects!

Ann said...

When I looked at these, I say to myself, Oh I remember that one but like the yearly review thingy! Great idea. I never miss a day!
Mstgane
Ann

Anonymous said...

Great projects. They are all so unique. Also, inspirational. TGS.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

Kim P said...

I love all the bags! I clicked on your link "bags" ans "bag tutorial and these didn't show up. Where can I find these next time I need some bag inspiration?

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful projects. Good luck on your house search. My husband and I have been in our home since we were married, 25 years. Yikes, the thought of moving!
Susan

Kate said...

Lovely - and I really like the "K" bag - perhaps because it could be for me! Good luck with the house hunt!

Gloria said...

great projects!!

esquivel865@yahoo.com

Jan said...

Love, love all these great projects. You and Joy are both great inspirations for so many of us, we so appreciate all these wonderful ideas. Looking forward to sharing the year with you!

tndj said...

They are all great and I must say if you just started doing home decor etc. this year. You are Good! It takes some of us a little longer learning time.

Nanette said...

Thanks for the walk down "memory" lane! Beautiful projects.

hopefulcrafter said...

Good Luck with the move! I love all the "extra" items you have made, I'm glad you took the "plunge" into it. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Colleen

Brenda said...

All great projects and oh so pretty too!!

Dawn, RI said...

Stepping outside your comfort zone really a good thing,all your projects turned out great
DawnRI

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Such beautiful projects - thanks for letting us look at them again!

Deneen said...

They are all wonderful projects. I did a little creating using materials other than paper for Christmas and it was great. Thanks for the inspiration.

jdkentinc at aol dot com

Crystal said...

What a great year you have had! Good lick on the house buying...

Brenda said...

I do wish you the Best on a Bigger Craft Space, it's lots of fun having the room!!!!


Brenda W.

mary said...

You are busy! I wish you luck in the selling,buying house business. Thank you for the time you spend on your blogs. I love the inspiration. Happy New Year!

Scrapper69 said...

I'm with you on being UNCOMFORTABLE with making other projects besides cards and layouts.... I've tried to make other things and am working toward making more home decor and such... They're just gonna be baby steps! :o) I've enjoyed seeing you go through the process which makes me feel better at trying those types of crafts out... It's been fun taking a look back at items you've created this past year and I'm gonna make it a goal to try something new at least once a month... You never know were your creativity level will go unless you try! :o) Have a great day!

Theresa

Donna and Sara said...

So beautiful. I just adore all of your wonderful projects.

SugarBear said...

Love all the flowers. . . and different materials.

Betsy said...

So glad you did your little "Year in Review" posts. I had missed some things along the way!
Your projects are all terrific ~ that's something I need to force myself to do, too!

snappy scrappy said...

Love all the altered gift bags!!
Lee-Ann :)

Vanessa said...

Thanks for sharing these great projects and good luck with the home sale/search!

Marissa said...

You had beautiful projects all year long! Thanks for sharing!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

KTbirdiegirl said...

Beautiful projects!! I love your flowers and the Art Philosophy cart projects are fab!! TFS.
Kathryn

loving3boys1girl said...

Great projects! Its been fun seeing them again.

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I especially love the Rosettes !
Anna
ann2236@juno.com

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

Soo many great ideas here- love all the year in review items! I am learning to use different mediums , besides paper, in my Cricut- it's fun to see things come to life in ways you couldn't do with out that wonderful machine !

gypsyrps said...

All your projects are fabulous. I also want to spend more time creating with other materials and you just provided me with the inspiration I need.
Thanks so much. You are truly appreciated!!

BTW All your ribbons are gorgeous!

JoAnn said...

I love all those projects but my favorite is the memo board. It is fun to try different things and step out of the norm. Thanks for some great ideas.

Dottie W. said...

I just love the flower shoppe cartridge! It was wonderful seeing some of your favorite things from the past year. Good luck with the house hunting :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Loved the framed art piece from the moment you posted it the first time.

Pat N. said...

Your projects are delightful Melanie. Thanks for sharing!--Pat N.

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie thanks for all you share! You and Joy are my crafting heroines!

SaraBug said...

Great projects, Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Ok not only have you got me hooked on cricut but now I have to have the stamps too! I just love everything you do, thanks for inspiring me and others. Laura smith

Anonymous said...

Since I am a newbie yet, I appreciated your yearly reviews. Also, I do fabric iron on on shirts...can I cut our designs for my shirts with the cricut...going through fabric and its attached fusible web?
Lothringen from Michigan

Crhiga said...

Great year of projects!! Thank you for all your hard work!!

Carol

Debbie said...

thanks for these days of review
upnurse at aol dot com

Mary said...

Good luck Melanie on the house hunting. I love all your projects and look forward to many more in the new year! Hugs~Mary

Pam said...

I love these projects! I resolve this year to do more home decore stuff. I want to do family pictures
with some vinly letters and some swirls. I also want to try cutting some wallpaper and putting them into frames too.Wish me luck I will need it.

julie said...

Good luck on your house hunting and I'll pray for you to get great craft room. No matter what you do if it is paper or fabric, I'm sure you'll do a great job. Dont sell yourself short on what you want to do and enjoy. Great year in review. Thanks for all you do and share, God bless you and yours. 1205love@gmail.com

Scott & Ann said...

Love the "Year in Review" projects & would so love to win the Ribbons & Rosettes cart!!!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

robin from co. said...

you rock.i am always inspired by your projects. good luck on getting a bigger craft room.

Cynthia B. said...

I'm glad you moved out of your comfort zone, because these projects are awesome!
Good luck on the house hunt, and as always - thansk for the inspiration!

MizMaryAnn said...

Happy New Year! I hope you have as many beautiful projects in 2012 as you had this past year. I've learned so much from you.

Nanci said...

Such great talent. I always love your color choices.

Lady Fair said...

Love all the projects and looking forward to more fabulous projects in 2012.

Karen said...

Love all of the projects, especially the black t-shirt and the last gift bag with the blue ribbons. TFS your amazing talent with the rest of us!

The Antonich's said...

I will never understand how you all can get so many projects done all the time! WOW.

Frann said...

2nd try--I think my first comment is lost in cyberspace. I enjoyed your project reviews. I remember when you started making bags and couldn't seem to stop. It's no wonder--they were all so very nice!

nancy said...

Love the valentines. Would love to win a cartridge.

Barbara A. said...

Awesome projects!!! Happy house hunting!

Marilyn said...

Absolutely wonderful projects! Love revisiting projects that were done in the past and then forgotten about! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am just getting used to the craft room . I think it has a lot of possibilities. mjomathews@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love that you have introduced me to the craft room. Trying to get used to it. mjomathews@yahoo.com

 
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