Friday, December 28, 2012

Top Twelve of 2012- Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

This year has been quite busy for me.  I completed at least 180 pages, 6 mini albums, and countless cards and altered items.  I worked on 8 different design teams and had 10 publications. I worked in a scrapbook store teaching classes and went to a weekend long retreat.  And I have lots and lots of memories documented...

This is supposed to be a Top Ten hop, but I just couldn't do it!!! I picked 12 for 2012.  It was easy to pick my top 5 or so, but after that, it got a bit harder.  I love trying to define my style by looking at them collectively and picking out common techniques, papers, and colors.  5 of the 12 use Crate Paper papers, and the others are American Crafts, Basic Grey, GCD Studios, and Glitz, oh and one We R thrown in there, too.

Most of my background are neutral in color, while the papers are bright and bold.  Lots of paint and mist and stitching and dimension.

These are in no particular order.

(created for Practical Scappers layout contest in January)


 (created for Practical Scrappers layout contest in February)

(created for GCD Studios in August)

(created for Practical Scrappers layout contest in February)

(created for a sketch at My Scraps & More)

(created for Crate Paper color challenge)

(created for Glitz Designs)

(created for a class at Scrappn' Savvy.  Published in Scrapbook Trends Oct.)

(created for Practical Scrappers layout contest January)

(created for sketch at Skissedilla in Oct)

(created for class at Scrappn' Savvy in March)

(created for Inspiration Elevator in May)

A group of my online scrappy friends and I are doing a Top Ten blog hop.  There are several blogs with prizes, and TONS of inspiration.  You don't have to visit the blogs in order, and each person's giveaways (if they have them) are being run individually.

I have a giveaway, too!!  Please leave me a comment telling me which layout you like the best from my 12 (or another one you like but I didn't choose).   I will choose one someone who commented and is a follower to receive a large goody bag of some Christmas stash from me!  

I have 22 papers from Crate Paper Sleigh Ride, Studio Calico Wonderland, Authentique Peaceful, some Glitz and a few others, too.  There are stickers and ribbons and rhinestones and tags and die cut polaroids and two rolls of washi tape.   Lots of stuff! 



Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year!


Sarah Hill http://rockoandbella.blogspot.com
Laurel Seabrook http://want2scrap.blogspot.ca/

84 comments:

Christine said...

Your patterned paper combinations, layers, and misting never cease to leave me amazed! Love it all Audrey!!!

Sarah Hill said...

Love all of it!!! :) You are super talented!!

Nitasha said...

All 12 of these layouts are AMAZING! I think my favorite is "Something Else" because I love how you used the tags! Also I had a hard time with that flowery patterned paper from Crate Paper and it looks so beautiful on your layout...now I know that I can diecut it and add it in small pieces for a major effect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Charity Becker said...

love your work!!! I could just keep coming back to look. My fav this round is the last one...it's the twine and eyelets. Love that stuff.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!! These are all gorgeous Audrey!!!

Lisa in Texas said...

These are all beautiful, but my fav is the "you and me" layout! Love the colors and overall design!

Laurel said...

You are amazing!

Scraprageous said...

Wow - love the layouts! I am not following your blog. One of the best things about blog hops - finding new inspirational sites. My favorite is the food critic one. Love the hidden tag, twine and color. Definitely find this one to be super inspiring.

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

These are wonderful! Love your style and paper combos!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Audrey, I love everything you do! My fav is the Food Critic layout.

Margie said...

All fantastic layouts-I love the second and fourth the most!

Kate Vickers said...

Fantastic layouts Audrey! I love your work! I always love this time of year when everyone posts their best work of the year.

Mary Ellyn said...

I like "Me & You" The red really pops on this page and for some reason I am really drawn to it. Like several of the others too, but this is my favorite

Colleen said...

I love all the textures your layouts have. My favorite one to make the list was the last one. My favorite one that didn't make the list was Skipping Stones. Love the white/grey with a few pops of color and the stitching. Always love seeing the layouts you post!

Jessica said...

I love all the layering you do, but my favorite is the last one. That cute little back and butt....the photo is fantastic and the stitching adds so much! I would love to win your goodies!

Andrea said...

The kitty LO is my favorite! i love your work and always use you as inspiration :) Thanks so much!

Patricia said...

HI Audrey! I'm already a follower and always admire your work! In this group I especially love You make me laugh... I love the shape you chose to use around your photos!

Ivanka said...

Love them all, love your style. It's so hard to choose, but food Critic just jumped out at me, probably because my girls were the same way! Happy 2013.

Haven_mom4 said...

Like you I can't pick just one. I like food critic and all she wants

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a great job you have done but you have fabulous subjects. I would ave to pick the last one -- where the story begins.

Sharla said...

This has been such a fun hop, I've followed everyone and love all the inspiration. LOVE all your layouts, but the one that stuck out to me was the "All She Wanted" layout. The picture speaks a thousand words.... and love the colors.

Tammie Lien said...

You have to make me choose when I love them all..Its the beginning I love the most:)))Thanks for sharing:)))

scrappin_in_AK said...

Audrey - I've een a fan for a long time - love your unique style and way with colors. I especially love the "What I love" page.

scrappin_in_AK said...

Audrey - I've een a fan for a long time - love your unique style and way with colors. I especially love the "What I love" page.

Michelle said...

These are all so beautiful!!!

Divinity said...

love the layouts!!! i love the one with the pictures of you and the baby --- such precious memories to scrapbook and cherish! :)

Cathy said...

Couldn't possibly pick a favorite. You are just simply amazing, always inspired by you!

Tracy said...

Such wonderful pages you have created. I have to say the last "this is where our story begins" is my favorite. Love the overall design and tones.

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

I don't blame you for not being able to limit your favorites to 10. They are all so wonderful!!!! Love your work - I am inspired every single time I look at your creations!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous, so hard to pick a favorite, but I think it's the posing layout, just gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win too!

Christy said...

You add such amazing texture to your paper combinations. AWESOME collection of your favs this year :) :)

Lisa P said...

I love the Posing page. Your layered circles totally draw me in. You are a fabulous artist and I am so excited to see what else you come up with.

Julie Wasson said...

i love the flags you made on the birthday balloon page. My daughter had that request one year too!

Tami said...

OMGSH I am such a huge fan of yours Audrey and reading this just gave me some great ideas. Yup I am gonna commit scrap robbery cuz I am lifting you girl!

Liz Chidester said...

All of your projects are so innovative and unique. Love them all!!!

*Alison* said...

Something else is my favorite of all time... I love them all though.. I am a follower.. Hugs

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your photos! Cute little kiddos! Also, LOVE your bright and colorful style!

MamaKaraba said...

Forgot to say that I simply cannot choose a fav becauswe they are all so cool! I also joined your site.

Ange said...

You have LOTS of cute layouts there, but I think my favorite is All She Wanted. That is an awesome photo and I love the way you highlighted it with the banners and colors.

Kimberly Clark said...

love your work... and my fav is the goggles one... super cute and love the paint with the banners

Kelly said...

Your work has always been so inspiring to me! I've been a follower for a long time and just LOVE your style! I think my fave of the 12 you posted would have to be the last one "this is where our story begins". I LOVE the twine and the paint splatters and the layering and the photo...it's just ALL amazing! :)

Lynn said...

Love all your projects Audrey. Your style and details are so inspiring. Have a wonderful New Years filled with scrappy happiness.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Cute stuff! I love the kitty layout! There is something about it! Well, I really love them all! I also love the you & me layout with both of your cuties! Happy New Year! :) How's the new house!?!

Laura C said...

Nice Grouping Audrey - I've always been partial to your Glitz Design layouts

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Audrey---you amaze me! EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!! I know I don't always leave comments, but I am always inspired when I visit your blog! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

LOVE these pages--so beautiful! LOVE the papers and your use of photo placement and details! FAB x1000000!

soapHOUSEmama said...

GORGEOUS! I was going to tell you my favorite, but I couldn't pick one :)

Trena said...

Me and You ... my favorite because love the subjects and less 'sewing' than others (it just scares the bejeebers out of me! Great job on all... I enjoy following your blog

Trena said...

Me and You ... my favorite because love the subjects and less 'sewing' than others (it just scares the bejeebers out of me! Great job on all... I enjoy following your blog

Janet Zeppa said...

Oh my it's hard to decide....maybe the posing layout!

Alison Day said...

It's so hard to pick!!! I love them all but the pictures and colour combo of your 'Love You' layout had me going back for more. I love that you used the negative from all your x's and o's as a piece of layering under your photos. Genius!! Thanks for sharing all of these with us!

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing your creative layouts. My favorite is the one called posing.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

mauiquilter said...

So glad I found you and your blog - love the ornery with your little ones! My favorite is Love You - brings back lovely memories!

~jan said...

Love how all of the beautiful colors you use pop off the page! Your layouts are wonderful! Happy 2013!

Ann said...

Choosing a favourite of yours is a tough task, Audrey - I can see why you found it hard, I do too! I think I'll say the happyville layout is a fave - your colour palette and those adorable photos of Charlotte in goggles is winning me over.
- Ann
www.lovestnpaper.com

Melissa Elsner said...

I absolutely love your layouts. I could sit and look at them all day. I especially love Posing and the slide one. The journaling is so sweet. I can just picture him crying and then loving it the next time.

jj said...

Your work is so beautiful. But it was easy to pick a favorite. "All She Wanted" has it all and best a wonderful, "up lifting" story. Thanks for the smile and the warm heart.

Buffy Esser said...

Such beautiful layouts! I really love the fourth one down(you&me...what I love) that one is just so precious! wishing you a Happy New Year!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Audrey, I LOVE YOU and you are truely my inspiration! First off you use my favorite manufacture (CP all the time, second I love your style, and third you LOVE rock music just like me ;) My favorite LO of yours actually did make the cut of your top 12, "Chick Magnet" those photos are so freakin adorable and after I saw what you did with the CP Storyteller Collection well it made me go buy it :0
Kerri

carrie said...

Love, love, love them all but if I had to narrow it down I think I like the last one the best. I love the use of color and details in all of your work but the browns and turquoise really grabs me.

polly said...

love your february the best...very sweet

Rebecca said...

Love the Future Food Critic layout! Totally a follower now...glad I found this blog hop.

SuziQinTX said...

Love all these layouts but I really love your Countdown to Christmas calendar, what great ideas you came up with for each day

aquajanna said...

Dear Audrey, just stumbled upon your blog through the blog hop. I simply cannot choose a layout, as i love them all! Then I thought: Oh i might go on colour and then I realised why i loved your layouts, because you seem to share my love for aqua and/or bluey/greeny papers! Therefore I HAD to follow your blog as well! Keep on going girl, and be my tutor! Thanks for sharing your layouts, ideas and more!

Celeste B. said...

I like the Kitty layout (probably because I have a cat with similar markings ... though she's not quite as fat :) ).

csparky61 said...

Wow, talk about difficult choices, all of your layouts are amazing, with wonderful layering and embellishments. But...if I have to choose just one, it would be the Touch, Love layout because of the colors, stunning.

Anna Sigga said...

Fantastic layouts - just love your style! The LOVE layout is gorgeous and the colors are so yummy!

Happy crafty New Year!

Therese said...

What I love is your Me & You what I love layout. It's gorgeous! Love so many things about it.

Patricia Roebuck said...

LOVE them all...so beautiful, fun and funky!!

Katrina Hunt said...

haha, you REBEL!!! 12 in 2012!! I am SO happy to have "met" you and I just adore your style!!! Happy Happy New Year! Hugs, Katrina

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! I love all your layouts...all the stitching is so awesome...I'm going to work using that more on my projects! Can't wait to see everything you make in 2013.

toni said...

Love your work, Audrey...I wouldn't be able to pick just one out of all these cute pages (and I
know you have even more!).
Hope to see more of your great work in the coming year.

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

I can't choose a favorite, bu tI do love that you've captured so much of your children's childhood!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

You have such talent, I just loved looking through your projects!!! Totally loved the eyelets and twine, it's some of my favorite things to play with too!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

You have such talent, I just loved looking through your projects!!! Totally loved the eyelets and twine, it's some of my favorite things to play with too!

LisaM said...

You know I am already a fan of your work, but your layouts are astonishing! Love all the triangles on the all she ever wanted layout!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Such a gorgeous collection Audrey! Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us. i think my fave is the 'Posing' one. Happy New year!!

Kristy said...

I'm just SO in love with your style Audrey! How you sew on your elements and you just have so much detail! Especially on the first LO with the bits coming out of the circle, too awesome! Happy New Year!

LauraB said...

Beautiful! I really like all the different mediums and all the layering you use on your layouts!

AndreaFriebus said...

My favorite is "All She Wanted". I love everything about the layout--the colors, the photo, the triangles....it's just stunning!

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Lori W said...

These are all just gorgeous, Audrey!

Renee G said...

My favorite is the Who Loves Kitty page.

Carolyn Wolff said...

These are all amazing. You are one talented lady.

Bev said...

fabulous fun projects with great subjects

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