my top ten crafty projects of 2015! >> BLOG HOP

<you should have arrived here from the fabulous Rebecca's blog!  the full hop list is below.>

Hello dearies!  It's that time again to share our favorite projects from the year.  This is my third year participating in this Hop and I really enjoy it so much!  Similar to last year, there's a HUGE GIVEAWAY for one lucky person.  I also am giving away a little something.  (Details about both of these at the end of this post).

This year, I honestly didn't do a super ton of actual creating, but did spend lots of time this year focusing on growing as a memory keeper as I made a transition in my scrapbooking approach.  For that reason, I was able to pick 10 of my most favorite projects from this year that meant so much to me!

http://www.kelsterjean.com/2015/12/self-love-pocket-page-layout-story.html

#1: LOVE LOVE LOVE this pocket page using Shimelle's True Stories collection (swoon!). created using a Story Starter challenge from Simple Scrapper, as a reminder to have a little more self-love! <3

http://www.kelsterjean.com/2015/12/a-fresh-start-to-scrapooking.html

#2: one of my fav photos of my super hott hubby that I've been trying to use for a long while now.  created using a Simple Scrapper challenge and sketch, this layout is just about how rad I think he is!

http://www.kelsterjean.com/2015/12/handmade-happy-mail.html

#3: speaking of rad, created this CD envelope/card/treat bag for my super rad brother for his birthday, using the same Hipster collection (Basic Grey) as the layout above.  he really loved it and actually admitted he just might like scrapbooking! YAH!

http://www.kelsterjean.com/2015/05/scrapping-our-stash-blog-hop-building.html

#4: I did a good share of creating=therapy this year.  created this pocket page for a Scrapbooking From The Inside Out challenge, as a reminder to not freak out about the future and just enjoy TODAY.

http://www.kelsterjean.com/2015/12/a-fresh-start-to-scrapooking.html
#5: another Simple Scrapper influence, created this double pocket page for the Start Fresh class, about remembering WHY I enjoy scrapbooking.  this is one of my fav pocket pages ever!


#6: a mini album I haven't shared yet here on the blog.  it had been a while since I created a gift mini album, and I made this one all girly for my cousin's daughter, Tessa's, first B-day.  It's so pretty and I can't wait to share it soon!

http://www.kelsterjean.com/2015/05/diy-mini-notebooks.html

#7: these were technically created last year, but didn't share them until this year.  created using my Cinch, these little notebooks were actually featured on We R Memory Keepers' Facebook and Instagram accounts!


#8: this year, I learned creating cards is just not my forte.  that being said, there were a few I created that I LOVED, like this pretty card for bestie's birthday, using an old My Mind's Eye collection.  Hot diggety dog!


#9: another project I haven't shared on the blog yet, this was my biggest undertaking this year.  75 wedding invitations, including RSVP cards, direction cards, and stamped vellum inside, for my friends Beth and Sal.  they were so fun to create and taught me lots about working on big, long projects!


#10: earlier this year, when I went back-to-basics, I created a number of very simple *Smash pages, using very little product.  I wasn't super happy with the result at the time, but it taught me lots about my obsession of using product vs. getting things done, and in the end, I loved these pages.

GIVEAWAYS!
(open to U.S. and International readers!)
  • group giveaway: one lucky winner will receive a gift card of $80 (USD) to the online store of their choosing!  to be entered, leave one comment on each participating blog. each comment will be worth one entry, for a total of 24 total entries!
  • personal giveaway: one lucky winner will receive a bagful of embellishments from past Freckled Fawn Oh Deer Me kits!  I won a subscription earlier this year and want to share my winnings with a fellow crafter!
to be entered in the giveaways, leave a comment below by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on January 3rd, telling me one of your scrapbooking goals for 2016!  both winners will be contacted directly, so make sure to leave some contact info.  good luck chuck!

xoxo
PS: If you're looking for even more inspiration, check out my past Top Ten Hop posts, here.

52 comments:

  1. I love your layouts! What talent you have! I have no real scrapbook goals. However, I plan to craft a lot. (leinzlove @ yahoo . com)

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  2. I have always enjoyed looking at your posts Kelly, from fabulous minis and cards to layouts and now pocket pages! You are so incredibly talented! Hmmm, a scrappy goal for 2016 ... I am thinking I should do some process videos for YouTube, but I am afraid no one would watch them, lol. I have never even taken a video before! Lots for me to learn!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Project Life is my world :-) great layouts!

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  4. So glad to be hopping along side with you! My favorite projects are your notepads with the hint of gold in them! :)

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  5. Love that smash book! Great work! My goal this year is to get my pages in albums! I have bins of pages but not in books. This is the year! Happy New Year!

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  6. Great projects! Love seeing everyone's unique styles.

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  7. Love these...you have such a fun style! So great to be hopping with you :)

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  8. These are great! I really love those cute notepads. My goal is to just scrapbook more. I am so behind. I'd love to be able to finish up some of our travel albums.

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  9. I'm going on vacation to Hawaii in January. My scrapbooking goal will be to get the pictures from the trip into a scrapbook. I'm a card maker and don't scrapbook often.
    I loved Tessa's album. the red roses really pop. The BD card for your bestie is great.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful projects.
    Happy New Year

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  10. Forgot to leave my address - hope it can be added to my post.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com
    thanks.

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  11. Gorgeous projects! Love the mini albums they are so adorable! I don't scrapbook much (I make cards and altered arts more) but when I do I enjoy every second of it. xx

    alexia_teh at yahoo dot com

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  12. Love your projects! My scrappy goal for 2016 is to do more with the products that I already have -- use the goodies that I enjoyed purchasing so I can admire them forever. :)

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  13. Oh, and I can be reached at majkenmarie@yahoo.com

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  14. i follow you
    i like happy birthday bestie

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  15. Great,projects! My 2016 scrap booking goal is to catch up my goddaughter's scrapbooks that are only about 8 years behind!

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  16. Awesome job, Kelly. I love the cute card for the bestie. Your notebooks are fun too.

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  17. Great creations! I hope
    to get my old craft room
    organized and be able to
    get in the door!
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Love all your projects...especially that there is a little bit of everything "project" wise. You seem to really be branching out! So happy for you that your excited about crafting again!

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  19. wonderful projects - I'm definitely inspired by the pocket pages - one of my 2016 goals is to get a handle on pocket pages

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  20. Love your top ten...fabulous!!! I hope to scrap more and more in 2016!!!

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  21. Fun pages and cards!
    My goal is get my craft room organized! Have to do it...

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  22. As a huge Blackhawks fan I'm immediately drawn to that layout! But, I do love your other pages too!!

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  23. So many sweet projects! Those wedding invitations were a huge undertaking and they turned out beautifully! :)

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  24. Wonderful projects! Love your style ♥

    One of my 2016 goals, and top on the list, is to get organized to I can stop spending so much time rummaging around trying to find what I need :D

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  25. Thank you for sharing all your talents with us. Very creative. Great ideas. One of my goals for 2016 is to use craft stuff I already have or haven't used. I'm following you and hope you follow me too. Thank you. Happy New Years!-Kim Klinkovsky@My Kraft Kloset

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  26. Thank you for the inspiration. I love the cards and the notebook idea.

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  27. Thanks for sharing your projects, I really like your mini albums.
    In 2016 my goal is to finish my family reunion cruise album from 2013.

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  28. Lovely projects! A scrappy goal of mine is to use more of my stash!

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  29. Love the true stories pocket page

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  30. My scrapbooking goal this year is to actually scrapbook! I've gotten really behind due to limited time last year so I just want to play catch up
    sagegiveaway@yahoo.com

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  31. my goal is to scrapbook too--using the Project Life type of layout--really related to your smash book philosophy!

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  32. Great projects! My scrappy goal this year is to finish a holiday album.

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  33. My goal this year is to work with my new Cricut machine! I love your style!

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  34. I want to make time to practice more and make beautiful cards.

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  35. I want to make time to practice making cards. iheartjoe012@gmail.com

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  36. my scrapebooking goals are to get more photobooks done of our memories...followed blog as well

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  37. Love your pocket pages! My scrappy goals this year are to take better photos and submit my work more.

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  38. Great projects!! Thanks for sharing!
    Seasidestampin@yahoo.ca

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  39. I am more of cardmaker then a scrapbooker but I have been known to throw a page or two together. So I guess my goal would be to make more pages.

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  40. this probably erases my comment but I forgot my email.
    jaymack1058@att.net

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  41. what great projects! My goal for 2016 is to be more ...adventurous..in my crafty adventure|!

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  42. Love your fun projects and variety! I would love to create and post more on my blog in 2016!

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  43. Great projects, Kelly. I love the pocket page you used as #1.

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  44. YOur projects are so much fun!! My goal is definitely to create more in 2016. I miss my scrappy supplies!

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  45. Awesome projects and love those tiny notebooks!!! My goal is to start the PL album I bought 2 years ago... lol

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  46. You have some amazing projects! So much inspiration to be found here! One of my scrappy goals is to get more stories onto my pages. I love scrapping good photos, but I need to get some of our stories down as well. My mom has been diagnosed with dementia, and it has really changed the way that I look at my scrapbooking.

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  47. Those were all so unique. Thanks for sharing your craft.

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  48. to create more cards this year and mail them to family members

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  49. Love your little notepads! Great to hop along with you :)

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  50. So crafty ! Love the designs. These ideas can be implemented in Wedding Invitation Cards

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