Michele's Craft Room 1st Blogaversary Hop ~

Hello and welcome to my first blog hop in honor of my 1st year of blogging! I have participated in tons of hops and have seen so many cute ideas and new techniques so I decided to create one of my own! I consider it my diary. It's fun to look back at the projects I created a year ago and know now what I could have done differently to make it awesome!
If you don't have a blog, now is a great time to start one! It's super easy and a great way to share your talent with friends, family and www friends you make along the way! Best of all...it's free!
For this card I used Core'dinations cardstock, Momento sentiment sticker, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Offray ribbon and pop dots. I have the worst time tying little bows. For this bow, I referred to this tutorial that I found on Pinterest.
Here are a few of my favorite projects from 2012 (clicking on the picture should take you to the post):

I still have so much to learn about crafting as well as photography but this is something I really enjoy and see many years of practice ahead of me! 
I have an amazing "present" up for grabs ~ all you have to do is visit each of the blogs below, become a follower and leave a comment on each one. A winner will be chosen Wednesday 1/2/13!
Sending a huge hug and thank you to everyone that hopped with us in celebration of my 1st year blogging. It's so nice to read your sweet comments and meet some new friends along the way! I will certainly make time to visit each of your blogs in the near future. I wish I could send everyone a gift but alas, I only have one and the winner is Gail from I Like Paper! Please email your shipping address to msmith38652@gmail.com and I will get it right out to you ~ 

The following ladies have graciously shared their time with me today and have some fabulous projects to share with you so lets get hoppin'!!!

Michele ~ http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/   <---------------- You are here

Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com      <---------------- Your next stop


Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/

An'Jenic - http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/

Robin - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

Tabetha - http://tabethascreations.blogspot.com/

Jessi- http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com

Melissa ~ http://iamapapermaniac.blogspot.com

Elizabeth http://www.217creations.com/

Lori ~ http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/

Ellen ~ CardMonkey: http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/

Happy New Year ~ Hope it's the best one ever!


  1. Congratulations on one year. Many more are to come. Great projects from 2012!

    Happy New Year,
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

  2. Very pretty projects,congrad on your frist year,scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

  3. Iam follower scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

  4. Hi Michele ... I am a long time follower of yours, and have always appreciated that you have my blinkie on your sidebar. I like to think that we each learn and grow from each other ... those of us who have been blogging a LITTLE bit longer as I have (2.5 years for me), as well as the newbies we'll both be helping. Your projects are amazing!

    On tying those small bows, have you tried the fork-tying trick? Another thing is you can now get all sorts of devices like a bowmaker that really do help. Maybe I'll blog about it! :)

    Happy New Year -- both 2013, and your new year of blogging!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    e-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  5. Happy 1 year Blogaversary Michele!!!! I am so happy to be a part of your celebration. Your card is beautiful and so are your year in review projects!!!!!
    Miranda :)

  6. What a great year. Congratulations Michele on your First Blogaversary. I've enjoyed your posts and am thrilled to hop along with you and your friends. Thanks for asking me to the party!


  7. Congratulations my friend. Love'n the hop and thx 4 the Inspirtation. I am a new follower.

  8. Congratulations on your first year! lovely projects!

  9. Hi There,Congratulations on Hitting the one year mark....Love all of the wonderful projects! I am new at the blogging well at least the crafty blogging lol...also new follower to your blog. Wishing you a Happy New Year and more inspiration for your lovely projects!

  10. Happy Blogaversary Michele. Wonderful trip down your memory lane today. Fabulous projects and it is great to see you come so far. Blessings for many more successful years of blogging, making www friends, and learning new techniques to grow in your crafting! Looking forward to hopping along today!
    Jessica B.

  11. Wow, what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. Happy Blogaversary and wish you many more!! I love blogging and have met some super sweet and talented people! your work is outstanding! Keep up the great work!! TFS!!

    ilovetonkinee2 at hotmail dot com

  13. Congrats on your one year, Michele! I love blogging, you find so many wonderful people and projects. Yours are beautiful! I love your forever pink card. It is so gorgeous! I am already a follower too. tfs Tami
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net

  14. Congratulations on your blogaversary!! All of your projects are so fabulous!! What an awesome look back!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Congrats on one year of blogging! Thanks for sharing your some of your projects from the past year. Great inspiration. Thanks for hosting and allowing me to be a part of your hop.


  16. Happy Blogaversary Michele . Love all your beautiful projects. I'm off to take part in the hop. Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful creations.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  17. Happy 1st birthday!!! I love love love your cards!!

  18. Such gorgeous die cuts. Love um and a huge Congrats to you and look forward to more fun posts.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  19. Congrats on your one yr. Love all the projects.Thanks for sharing.


  20. Congrats on your 1st year Blogavesary! Awesome Projects!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway on your celebration!

  21. Congratulations on your first year!! Great projects you have made! I'm a new follower!

  22. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!! You have a wonderful blog, and such great projects. Thanks for sharing your creativness.

  23. Congrads on your 1st year! Love the colors you use in the LO and Cards. TFS.

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  25. I love your pink card... thanks for the giveaway... I am a follower... morentin1326@aol.com adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

  26. Congrats on an awesome year! I love your projects and wish many more wonderful crafting years.


  27. Congrats on your blogaversary, here;s to many more creative days and years ahead, Love your stuff:)

  28. Love your project! Congrats on your very 1st year!


  29. All of your projects are so adorable! Congratulations on your year annivarsary!

  30. I follow you via email subscription. Thanks for the giveaway!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  31. Happy one year! your work looks great
    thank for sharing your time with us


  32. Happy 1st Blogaversary!!!!! Thanks so much for allowing me to share this event with you and be part of your blog hop! I have made several new friends and hope to continue to grow the new friendships that our little group has. Love all of your projects, especially your layout. Sweet. Thanks


  33. I just love your card!! All of the layers look great and really set off your sentiment!!

    Love your highlight posts from 2012 too!!

    Thanks for including me in your blog hop and Happy Blogaversary!!!

  34. Simply beautiful. Wishing you and your family a wonderful, prosperous and joyous New Year!

  35. Congrats on a SUCCESSFUL, CREATIVE year! Hope you stop by and swap buttons.
    HNY 2013
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S

  36. congrats on your blogaversary! Great projects you showcased!

  37. congrats on one year, thanks for putting together this lovely hop.

  38. So many cute projects, and what a beautiful wedding dress! Congrats on your anniversary.

  39. Congratulations on one year for your blog - I won't be there until 2013! You have some beautiful projects on your blog! It would be a blessing to win your prize - I am a follower - Happy New Year! Gail Come visit me - I have Blog Candy

  40. Love your projects Michele! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Congratulations love your work and thanks so much for being you, generous, kind heart and sharing your work with us

  42. Congratulations love your work and thanks so much for being you, generous, kind heart and sharing your work with us

  43. Just finished hopping so thanks for an inspiring beginning to 2013 and wishing you the VERY BEST in blogging!
    Creative Wishes to a new blogger buddy,
    Claire S

  44. Happy Anniversary! I love your projects. Thanks for hosting this blog hop!

  45. Hey Michele. Happy Anniversary. I just wanted to come over and say congratulations on your candy win over at Cuddlebug Cuties. I am sure you will have tons of fun with these goodies.

    Best wishes for a happy, prosperous and healthy new year.


  46. Hi Michele! Thanks for including me in this hop! Glad to have begun to get to know you, I'm sure well become better aquainted over the hops!!
    Congratulations on your Blogaversary!
    Love your projects and your photography style!!
    Sarah Mae

  47. Hi Michelle - It is a grand day for me! Wow! I won your wonderful blog candy - I am super excited - thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I do appreciate it very much. I will be sending you an email tonight with my mailing address - you might want to check you spam folder as I have been told my att email seems to wander there. Thank you again Michelle for this beautiful prize and congratulations on one year of blogging! Maybe I can have a blog hop too? Hmm - never done that but I could learn! Enjoy your evening! Gail


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