Top 10 Blog Hop 2015!


It is that time of year again! We've got a fun blog hop for you today featuring blogs from some awesome designers in the industry. As we close out another year of creativity, I always love looking back at all my projects. Each one holds a significant piece of my creative soul but, it's also interesting to pick out the favorites of the bunch. These projects are the ones that had me sitting back completely satisfied and super excited with what I had made.

You should have arrived from the fabulous Kelly's blog. If you are just arriving here, I invite you to start at Christine's blog. There is just so much goodness from each blog, I don't want you to miss it! 

Here we go! OH... and the hop is named Top Ten but I have to rebel and choose 15. SUCH a rebel!!!

Isn't she adorable? That's my friends daughter and she is so generous to allow me to scrap with her photos. This page shows how I've stretched my style this past year. I still use Clean and Simple as my foundation but, I've started to have fun with inks and mists too. SO fun!

There's a lot to love about this card. Layering and vellum have been fun to utilize on cards!

Awesome product and a fun grid style makes this a fave!

I'm surprised I like this card. Not a typical design choice for me but, it was fun nonetheless and I actually really love it!

More ink splatters and sparkle! Plus, my summer was so awesome so, recording it on this page definitely put it into the top 15. Plus... hello October Afternoon!

It's been no secret how much I've loved the collections from Simple Stories. This was a fun one too. I even busted out my STICKLES! Whaaaa?

A favorite element to throw into my projects, this past year, is the doily. Especially on top of kraft paper. Such a beautiful contrast! 

More layering with one of my favorite collections. And I would love an unlimited supply of that Heidi Swapp wood veneer!

The cut files from Just Nick are bar none. This one, in particular, is a favorite and this card turned out better than what was in my head. SO fun!

I am not normally drawn to using colored cardstock for my pages. I've had to for assignments and will do it but, rarely do I loooove it. This layout is different and I think it's just a combo of everything. I especially loved using those word Thickers.

Another favorite cut file using a favorite color combo!

The subject matter of this is what is actually my fave. I mean the product is pretty awesome too but, I've been on a bit of a health revolution this past year so, doing a 5K was a big deal for me.

Oh hello beautiful blue wood grain!

My favorite collection of the year from Simple Stories. LOVE Summer Vibes and all the yummy woodgrain. PLUS, used some awesome cut files from Just Nick. Easily a favorite layout.

More pretty colors and a super fun cut file!

Well that was fun!

Now, before I send you off, I've got to let you know that there is a prize with this hop. One lucky hopper is going to win a gift certificate to their online store of choice. All you need to do is leave a comment by 11:59 pm CST, January 3rd. A winner will be chosen on January 4th and announced. To ensure you get notified, please include an email to get in touch!

Alright now get out of here and go visit one of my favorite paper crafters, Shannon Morgan. She's next!

Don't forget to comment!!!


For your convenience, here is a list of the entire blog hop:

Melissa Elsner  <<< You are HERE
Shannon Morgan