Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Top 10 For 2012 and a Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

I've only been blogging for a year and a half so this is my first top ten list but I wanted to do this to remember  what I've done in 2012 as it seems to have zipped right by!

In terms of scrapping, this was a big year for me. It was my first year to get brave enough and apply for Design Teams. I also had the opportunity to guest design for several groups which was really exciting too:)

What does 2013 hold? I think it will be more of a personal journey...I want to make more art journal pages, take classes and be more inspired creatively...I also want to take more photos and document it more frequently...maybe a loose version of Project Life? I mean the kids are growing so quickly and I really want to capture those memories!

Now, before I move on to the layouts, I'll just announce that I've got a giveaway at the end of this post so stay tuned....

This is one of my all time favorite pages. It was DT work for True XOXO Scrapbooking. I was going through a canvas stage and I really just wanted to play with mists and paints and make backgrounds. The inspirational quote doesn't hurt either!

This was for an online challenge. I was playing around with masking tape and dripping colors. This is my ideal of scrapping...white background, lots of negative space.

The design for this page just popped into my head so I went with it. I really enjoyed making those clouds.

I got the inspiration for this page from CSI. Again, I loved making everything up!

This was DT work for Basically Bare and I can't help but smile everytime I see this just for the photos themselves! 

More DT work for Basically Bare. I wanted to challenge myself with layers and patterned papers more so than inks and paints. Those kites were fun to make!

I had a GDT stint on Do More With Less and I made a tutorial about those clouds. I was still really into masking tape:)

This was for a CSI challenge. I think I loved the messy look and mixed layers of this. This seems to be the way my mind wants to scrap. 

Again, another CSI page. I so rarely scrap with flowers but if I can make splatters and a mess in the background I'm still content:)

I made this page for as a GDT for CSI. I loved the happiness of this page but I remember it being challenging. Again, I think it was the paper layering...going to work on that!

And there you have it, my faves. It's good to look back and see how my style has changed or stayed the same, what I found my strengths and weaknesses to be. Thanks for joining me in my reflecting! I'm so thankful for all my followers and friends I've made along the way! You've all been a huge source of encouragement!

Now for the giveaway....

Faber Castell has generously donated the prize and I'll ship worldwide so it's open to everyone! All you have to do is go and LIKE Faber Castell Design Memory Craft on Facebook and  leave me a comment here. Feel free to follow my blog if you'd like too because the more the merrier! I'll announce the winner January 11th..............

Here's to a peaceful, prosperous, and creative 2013!



  1. I think the REAL Giveaway here is YOU sharing your talent and creativity, Miae! Happy New Year!!!

  2. Wow - amazing creations!! Loved looking throught them!! Your talent with mixed media is stunning :-). I've just posted my top favourites too :D

  3. Brilliant work!!! So much inspiration!!!! :D

    Happy New Year! :D

  4. Oh Miae! This to 10 list is breathtaking! I love each and every one of them - your style and talent are just amazing. I agree with Kelly - our real gift is the gift of you sharing your work with us! Thanks so much for everything and all of the support you have given me this past year! I am off to "Like" Faber Castell Design Memory Craft on Facebook, too! Happy new year, my friend!

  5. I can't wait to see what you create in 2013, Miae and, if I win this giveaway, I may even let you coax me into scrapping :) Happy New Year!!!

  6. There's a reason I'm already a follower... because your work is just so friggin fab! Your work is beautiful and I love seeing each new piece!! I don't know how I missed it but that Childhood is a gift page is STUNNING -- I'm going to scraplift that tonight, if you don't mind♥ :D

  7. I have soooo enjoyed following you this year Miae! Truly, you have sparked the creative girlie deep down! Looking forward to a fantastic 2013!

  8. How arty, inspiration, and totally awesome!!!

  9. Happy New Year Miae!
    So many beautiful and artsy layouts, you are a great inspiration.
    I already like Faber Castell on facebook and of course I follow your blog.
    hugs and kisses

  10. Always admired your work on CSI! I am now your blog follower :)
    Heading to FB to 'like' Faber Castell although I always did IRL!!!
    Have a great weekend.

  11. You have such a fabulous and artsy style, very unique and so inspiring!!! Loved looking through these treasures :) :)

  12. WOW! Beautiful layouts and what a generous giveaway :)

  13. I love your scrap style!!! So arty, colorful and creative!!

  14. hi, I found you via Daisy Yellow fb group and oh, my... such delicious artwork here! I'm off to look around some more!
    and the giveaway is just perfect - I love Faber Castell and it would be so exciting to try out these goodies.
    Greetings from Poland :)

  15. I have enjoyed all your reveals at Design Memory and it's been fun to see your work compiled here in one post. You do the messy thing beautifully, but in addition to that I REALLY admire what you do with a pen - your scribbles, doodles and scripty writing have me in awe!
    - Ann Jobes

  16. Oh wow. I love all your creations. Very artistic and free-flowing. These would look great as journal pages too. :)

  17. That splatter flower beach page is one of my all time favorites page made by anyone EVER. It's so PERFECT- beautifully balanced with just the right amount of color and texture and the photo is fantastic. I think you should submit it for publication. I LOVE your work. I recognize many of the pages here but think you should have added like 10 more that I still remember- that is rare- usually pages all run into each other in my brain but your work stands out- don't give this hobby up you are miles ahead of people working much longer than you! Also- great post!!! :)

  18. Wow- love the artistic flair to your work! Wish I could do that!!

  19. well, i was here for something else, but i liked and and commented bc i hope i win the gorgeous supplies bc i secretly hope i will open them and they will magically make me scrap up like you. :)
    haha!! love ya & your work!

  20. These layouts are amazing! I absolutely love the texture you create in each and every design! The clouds on the layout you shared over at Paper Issues are divine. TFS!


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