Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top Ten Blog Hop 2017

ETA:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Congrats to the winner of my prize pack.....Random Generator picked #12.....Nicole!  Please pop me an email at!!  Again Congrats.....and thanks for all those who left a comment and participated in the hop!!

Welcome to your next stop in our Top Ten of 2017 hop!!!  You should have hopped over here from Marcia Dehn-Nix's blog and your next stop will be Irit Shalom!

I'm so excited to be blog hopping with these talented crafters.....make sure you visit everyone!  A lot of talent, a lot of giveaways, and soooooo much inspiration!  See the bottom of this post for the entire list to make sure you don't miss anyone!

And here we go with my Top Ten of 2017:

#10: BoBunny, Blessings, and Kreaxions

This shaker card combined stenciling, die-cutting, bright cheerful distress inks with BoBunny papers for my #10 fave....more info.....check THIS POST.

#9:  Halloween Blocks.....Carta Bella is always a fave....and you can see that in several of the projects I've created this year....these blocks were one of my fave projects.....and on display at Hannah's (local scrapbook store and gift store in Antioch, IL)....this one with the Haunted House collection.

#8: Christmas Blocks....Carta Bella for the win again....their Very Merry Christmas collection (also live and in person at Hannah's)

#7: Fall Flip.....

This home decor project was a two-fer.....fall on one side, and Halloween on the other....and all made with the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection.

#6:  Cozy Winter LO....more Carta Bella love....the Cabin Fever collection....

Ok....had to share this one even tho my pic isn't perfect (this one is on display at Hannah's also, and the lighting was sub-par that day)....but I'm anxiously awaiting some snow so I can fill this one with pretty snow's SO fun....right down to the sparkling copper gold deer ribbon border. ;)

#5:  Home is Where the Heart Is.....and where home-made home decor is....

Carta Bella's Welcome Home Collection and a little creativity = adorable every day home decor.....this collection is one I have more projects in mind.....just LOVE.

#4:  He Pulls at My Heart Strings....and even more of a fave since it's this little guy that has just left for college....time flies!  Perfect with the Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings collection.

More info on this post HERE.

#3:  Julie Nutting Halloween Home Decor

I'm a huge fan of these doll stamps....and seldom get the chance to this project was a fun one to do at one of the crops I attended this year!

#2:  Believe and BoBunny

This memory verse clipboard with it's twine and tags and bright info HERE.

and drum roll for my #1 of 2017.......

My first try at mixed media/art journal creating.....a combination of Color Burst, Distress Crayons, stencils/paste, stamps, black ink, and a Julie Nutting doll ended up in a colorful bold statement that reminds me every day and in every way that:  I. AM. BLESSED. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a fun little giveaway....I'm kinda into the buffalo plaid craze this year.....are you?  If you are, make sure to leave a comment'll be entered to win a sweet little buffalo plaid set of goodies, and a few fun scrappy/paper crafting goodies too.  Not going to spoil the surprise, but will be a great prize pack--so make sure you comment....will post a winner on January 1st to start 2018 with a bang!

Blog Hop List
Lisa Moen
Kat Benjamin
Wendy Antenucci  


  1. I LOVE those wood blocks! And me too I love the buffalo plaid so I hope to be lucky :)

  2. Love your Cozy Winter layout. All of your projects are amazing and beautiful, especially your Christmas blocks. Thanks for doing a giveaway, especially with buffalo favorite! Can't wait to see what you do in 2018!

  3. Beautiful projects! I love those blocks!

  4. Beautiful projects! Loving the blocks!

  5. Wow! AMAZING projects! and I can't believe that was a first try at mixed media ... your a natural!

  6. Wow Laura! Those are some awesome projects, and what a fun Hop to be included in!
    Best wishes for another great year!

  7. Thanks for sharing your great inspiration and that use of mixed media is stunning!

  8. I’m obsessed with buffalo plaid this year! Thank you for all the inspiration.

  9. I love your mixed media project - so pretty!

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    1. Congrats Nicole! You've won my drawing! Please contact me at "Blog Hop 2017" :D

  11. Great projects, I love the variety! I'm with you on the buffalo plaid, I love that fact I might have just purchased some wrapping paper in that pattern on sale at Target....

  12. Wow! Love that mixed media piece - it turned out great! I really like how you use your talent to create home dec pieces!

  13. Love all your fun projects, especially the mixed media one!

  14. Awesome projects! Love the Halloween Blocks and the Christmas Blocks! And, yes I am lovin' the buffalo plaid craze too!

  15. I absolutely love your Halloween and Christmas blocks. What a creative holiday decor design with the Carta Bella papers!

  16. I love all your projects especially the first one. The Blessed Card is beautiful.

  17. Wonderful projects. My fave is the cozy winter LO.
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  18. Love your art work. Great blocks and the first card with the butterfly die cut - wow! love it.

  19. Beautiful projects. Love the Blessings card with the butterfly cut out.

  20. love the layouts, tags and other creations.

  21. I love your home decor projects, Laura. They're so full of fun details. Happy new year!

  22. Wonderful creations! :) Happy new year :)

  23. Hi Laura! I'm guessing you haven't seen that you are my winner from the blog hop! You won!! When you get a moment you can email me your info to