Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!!!!!! We are looking for another great year of challenges and if you saw Allison's announcement on Friday we are looking for some designers to join the challenge ranks.

How many of you made resolutions this year? Not me .... well maybe that isn't entirely true. I tend not to make resolutions cause I always fail. But I did tell myself that I was going to try to craft more often so in the spirit of my "no resolutions" to help achieve my goal why not have a challenge right? Well it is Sunday and it's time for another challenge.

For today's challenge it's an Anything goes challenge but with a twist. You must use pictures in your project. Gasp ... I know who doesn't use pictures??? Well I was reflecting on the many projects I completed for 2011 and well I made a TON of cards but also neglected my other love, Photography. So why not incorporate my love of both. This past week while on vacation I had the opportunity to go to Butterfly World in South Florida. And OMG I'm freaking in love. I will definitely be going back there and probably by myself cause I could literally spend HOURS and HOURS and HOURS sitting there photographing the butterflies and birds.

Sorry, didn't mean to get off on a tangent. So I had these photo coasters lying around waiting for pictures and I wanted to send them to my mom and dad to enjoy to remember our trip to butterfly world.

The coasters came in a cute little wooden box but I thought it was to plain. So I decided to jazz it up a little but and cut a vine from Wall Decor and More and then added some 3-D flowers from Flower Shoppe and a layered butterfly from an EK punch.

And here they are all inside the case

Now let's start off the year right and see some of those crafty projects you are working on. Don't forget to see the design team post below if you haven't already.

Happy Crafting and here's to a great 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Caroline...this is freaking gorgeous! Your Mom and Dad will love it!
    Thanks for this challenge.....I am going to use te pictures I took with my new Instax camera on New Years Eve!

  2. Caroline, great project. Your photos are beautiful and I love the decorations on the box.

  3. This is beautiful. The flower and butterfly theme goes wonderfully with your photographs :)

  4. Talk about inspiring, these just make me want to start crafting up a storm...

  5. Absolutely LOVE those coasters!!! Your photography is amazing! :) I need to find out where I can purchase photo coasters, what great gifts those would make.

  6. great project! And dont you know someone gave me just this for christmas. And look at the fun projects!