One Lovely Blogger Award

One Lovely Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Deborah over at DeborahJane for nominating me for the One Lovely Blogger Award! You are too sweet. She’s a third year biomedical science student (I know, crazy) who shares her thoughts on science, crafts and happenings in her life. Seriously though, check out her blog. It’s always a good read.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog in your post.
  2. List the rules and display the award logo.
  3. Include 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 others and let them know you’ve nominated them.

So, 7 facts about me… hmmm.

  1. I rarely watch TV but I could watch Criminal Minds all day long.
  2. Green is my least favorite color.
  3. I’ve been practicing yoga for 3 years.
  4. Pinterest is my favorite search engine.
  5. If I could wear leggings and a hoodie all day, every day I would be the happiest girl on the planet.
  6. Make Something Mondays got me the job I currently have.
  7. I hate cooking.

Now, for the important part: the nominations in no particular order.

  1. Sophies Foodie Files
  2. Find the Beauty
  3. My Guilty Pleasures
  4. Fozzie.M
  5. My Scrap Muse
  6. A Twist of Couture
  7. Cricket Muse
  8. Live and Learn
  9. Marina Kanavaki
  10. Elenacaravela

Versatile Blogger Award!!!

Versatile blogger award

Thanks a ton to Little Fingers Big Art for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! That was so nice of you 🙂  Take a few minutes to check out this blog, especially if you had kids. You will love the artwork. They make the best crafts! My 5-year-old self geeks out a little bit every time I see it.

In order to receive the reward, I have to agree to participate in the rules required by the status of this award. The rules are as follows:

1. Add to award certificate on your blog.

2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.

3. Nominate 15 deserving bloggers with the award.

4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Here are my nominees in no particular order.

1. wannabephotographer87

2. arlen shahverdyan

3. bluefish way

4. little miss obsessive’s anatomy

5. The Why About This

6. elenacaravela’s blog

7. luaydpk

8. Lead. Learn. Live

9. earthquake boy

10. houseofzippers

11. iPhone photographer

12. apple n pear

13. my ScrapMuse is

14. quilts with personality

15. emorfes


7 interesting things about me. Hmmm… I’m not sure how interesting these will be to you, but I will give it a shot.

1. I currently live in a city, but I grew up in a very small town.

2. I manage the blog for the company that I work for. If you are interested in graphic design, social media/SEO, or marketing you might like it.

3. I practice yoga regularly. Not for the spiritual aspect, but for fitness. It kicks my butt and I love it!

4. I was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing over 4,000 hours of community service before I graduated from high school.

5. My two best friends are nothing like me. We have a very unique relationship.

6. I love white water rafting and rock climbing.

7. I love french fries but I hate potatoes.

Wonderful Team Member Award

Thank you so much Amanda for nominating me for the “Wonderful Team Member Award”! Please check out her blog because she has posted some nifty photographs and they keep getting better.

Wonderful team member award



The rules are as follows;

1.The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
2.The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little.
3.The Nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during 7 days.

Her are my 14 nominees in no particular order. These people have been with me for quite a while and I am more than lucky to have found such great and interesting people. Thank you!

  1. wannabephotographer87– I am absolutely giving this back to you because your blog is wonderful and it always inspires me.

Blogger of the Year Award 2012

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I received the Blog of the Year 2012 award! Thank you so much to FluxNews for nominating me 🙂 That blog is definitely worth checking out! Thank you very much for your support and being a constant visitor of my posts. So, one more time: THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!

The rules for this award are simple :
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!).

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…!

The nominees for this award (in no particular order) are :

1. The Tragic Whale– This is one crafty lady! Kerry makes all kinds of crafts and just about anything to do with whales. Her Etsy shop is pretty awesome too! Check it out. The link is on her blog.

2. Barbaraelka– A very creative photographer we have here! Some awesome posts!

3. Lead.Learn.Live– A husband.  A father.  A leader.  A manager.  A grinder.  A reader.  A learner. AND a real blogger: someone who blogs because they love it.

4. Arlen Shahverdyan– an Armenian blogger with great posts! I highly suggest you take the time to translate his blog because it is worth it!

5. photography of nia– Another great photopher and blogger!

6. Marina Kanavaki– A FANTASTIC artist and designer. You will be missing out if you don’t click her link…

7. A Twist of Couture– Couture Stationery for Weddings,Social & Business. Texture, Color, and Font Addict who has a great blog!

8. spilledcookies– This lady inspires me to stay creative and always find something more. If you are an artist, musician, writer, etc, you should check her out! Even if you aren’t it is worth looking at.

9. Canvas & Thread–  a unique and fellow artist who has been with me since my blog was created a year ago. Visit her blog for some great work and a good story!

10. Elenacaravela– Artist and illustrator of children’s books. An amazing blog!


Congratulations to everybody !! :)

One Year of Blogging

wordpressGuess what?!

Today is the one year anniversary of the day I started Make Something Mondays! YAY!  Thank you, to my followers, for making my first year of blogging a great one!

What I’ve learned:

  • I am more crafty than I was a year ago– Seriously, I was WAAAAAAY more artsy than crafty. Now I can add another skill to my list.
  • You truly have to love what you choose to blog about– I could talk about art for hours, maybe even days, without running out of steam. People become interested in what you are talking about if you are passionate.
  • You are who you hang with– For those of you who blog, you know that you need to attract the right people and those people can really teach you something.
  • “Patience is a virtue”– My parents told me this my whole life, literally. They probably told me this before I could even talk. Success doesn’t happen over night and sometimes it is good that it takes a while. If you were that good then, you would have nothing to work toward.
  • It is a give and take relationship– If you give them something good then they give you a response.
  • Take an interest in your followers– I’m serious! There are a ton of interesting people out there and I’ve found many of them through blogging. I’ve formed some great relationships with my followers. You are all wonderful!


Let’s recap on the highlights from 12/13/11-12/13/12

DIY Ornament

Published 12/13/2012 | DIY Ornament


Published 01/4/2012 | The Street Work of Banksy


Published 1/7/2012 | This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids


Published 02/19/2012 | Leonid Afremov

Erik Johansson

Published 03/9/2012 | My first Freshly Pressed article and most views at 4,923 people

martin klimas

Published 04/26/2012 | Painting With Sound

4D Artwork

Published 6/8/2012 | 4D Artwork

lee jeffries

Published 6/13/2012 | 25 Incredibly Detailed Black And White Portraits of the Homeless


Published 7/4/2012 | Peter Aurisch | Freshly Pressed for the second time!

watercolor portrait

Published 7/25/2012 | Watercolor



Published 10/28/12 | CALABARTE

DIY Corks

Published 11/20/12 | Crafting with Corks

I deliberately didn’t put my crafts in this post. I want you to tell me which of my crafts you liked the most!!! Please comment and let me know. I want to see what you liked, what you tried, what you want to see more of, etc. This blog is for you guys! Tell me what you like to see!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the very talented blogger Arlen ShahverdyanPlease be sure to visit his blog. It is very inspiring as well.  Thank you for nominating me 🙂


1. Link back to the person who nominated you: Thank you again dear Arlen Shahverdyan for nominating my blog for this award. I’m very thankful for your support! 

2. Post the award image to your page.

3. Tell 7 facts about yourself.

1. I played volleyball, basketball and soccer in school. I also participated in gymnastics and dance (hip hop and jazz).
2. I typically wear black or pink.
3. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for a little over four years.
4. I considered going to college to be a journalist or politician.
5. I am a bridesmaid in four weddings this year. Congrats to all of my friends who have been married and are getting married!
6. I enjoy learning. A lot. My goal in life is to take in as much knowledge as I can AND to use it.
7. I like heavy metal music.

4. These are my 15 nominations (in no particular order).


Wow, Do I Love Packaging

You all know how much I love packaging…. SOOO here we go again 🙂

Coffin Smoke Box

Coffin Smoke Box

Dino Teeth Gum

Dino Teeth Gum

DKNY Candy Apples Parfume

DKNY Candy Apples Parfume

Evian 2005 Limited Edition Bottle

Evian 2005 Limited Edition Bottle

Quick Fruit Packaging Concept

Quick Fruit Packaging Concept

Pop-Up Popcorn

Pop-Up Popcorn

Panasonic Note Box

Panasonic Note Box - Creative Packaging Design

Creative Milk Carton

Creative Milk Carton

Hanger Tea Box

Hanger Tea Box