top ten projects of 2013 | blog hop

Welcome Crafty Friends…so glad you've joined us for the 2013 Top Ten Blog Hop. What fun it's been to browse through the projects from the last year and choose a few of my favorites. You might notice that I'm a huge fan of mini's my most favorite way to document memories and I make a lot of them. Memories AND mini albums.

Be sure to stick around until the last project, as I'll have a giveaway prize for you as well!

Top Ten Projects of 2013

Mini Albums

Project One
It takes several full sheets of beautiful scrapbook paper, some chipboard elements and some ribbon, but it is totally worth the time. You'll see what I mean when you hop over to check out the tutorial for this gorgeous mini album.

#scrapbook #scrapbooking #minialbum #mymindseye #tutorial #diy #iloveitall

Project Two
I met my husband in Nashville {he was there already on business} and we had a long weekend just the two of us. He arranged for Nana to watch the girls and off I went to meet up with my Sweetie. Of course, you knew I was going to make a mini album about that, right?

#minialbum #mymindseye #scrapbooking #iloveitall

Find more detailed photos of this chunky little mini album here.

Project Three
I love creating mini albums. Here's one of many I made this year, I tend to make a lot of them for my husband and he happened to think this one was pretty cute!

#washitape #minialbum #minibook #tutorial #diy #scrapbooking #tags #love #heart

Here's where you can find more washi tape projects.

Project Four
I'll be 50 in March and I had this bright idea of journaling on 49 different list topics as I head into my fifth decade. Sheesh, can I really be that old? This post shares a few of my lists and I'll be updating beginning in January so that all 49 of my lists are revealed!

#lists #scrapbooking #minialbum #journaling #mixedmedia #iloveitall

The blog post has several tutorials on how I created the album by repurposing an old book and many of the pages as well. Find more projects made while I was a member of the My Mind's Eye Design Team.

Find more mini albums here.


Project Five
I love creating free download and here are a few for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Granparent's Day and for Birthday's too! You might notice that I sneak in a little baker's twine from The Twinery on every single one of them. I'm a Senior Designer for the team and there's a Design Team Call going on now…so hurry and submit your application, it's such a great team to be part of!

#download #birthday #card #tutorial #diy #printable #fathersday #mothersday #iloveitall

Find more baker's twine projects here.

Project Six
Sometimes simple is best, it lets the story shine. And that's what I've done here with this page template {a free download} sized to 8x8. I print out a ton of them, trim them, insert them into page protectors and then all I have to do is add a photo and journal our family traditions.

#download #printable #family #scrapbooking #album #minialbum #iloveitall

Here's another blog post about this same album


Project Seven
This project was so, so fun and I hope you have a chance to make one for your own home. Don't worry, this is a battery-operated candle…and here's the tutorial to make your own Easter Egg Candle Wrap. You might also be interested in a  similar idea my girls did together, using Christmas ornaments to make a wreath.

#easter #diy #tutorial #candle #eggs #washitape #homedecor #iloveitall

Project Eight
Why not let your crafting supplies be a part of your home decor? I do it all the time! Do you love baker's twine as much as I do?

#bakerstwine #homedecor #diy #tutorial #crafts #twine #iloveitall

Find more tutorials here.

Blog Features

Project Nine
I have several ongoing blog features that you can find links to in the sidebar. It's a nice way for me to document some family history and a few things about myself as well.

Right Now is a blog feature where I document my thoughts each month. Many bloggers do the same thing using the terms currents or currently, but this is what I chose to name my series…kind of a play on our family name. Feel free to download the page template and get started documenting your right now's.

#scrapbooking #rightnow #currents #currently #minialbum #download #printable #iloveitall

5 on the 5th is where I take 5 photos on the 5th of each month. I just use my iPhone and post to Instagram with the hashtag #5onthe5th {feel free to join in…I'm @monikawright_iloveitall} and then I do a blog post documenting the extraordinary moments of our ordinary, everyday life. One of my favorite things to do each month, for sure!

#photography #family #project #instagram #5 #iloveitall

Project Studio is a sporadic, but ongoing blog feature where I share how I organize my crafty supplies. As many of you know, organizing a crafting place is a never-ending project and we always find new ways to organize that work for a while and then our needs change. And that reminds me, I need to do a major clean-up right now!

Project Ten
I've always been a planner user, but have just recently become more committed to really using it and making it my one source for all things:  my business, my family, dreams, lists, projects, plans and more. I use a Filofax brand planner, but there are so many choices out there…use what works best for you.

I've found that my love of organization mixed with downloads that I create for my own use and share with others and loads and loads of my scrapbooking supplies, I'm able to add a bit more sanity to my life because my memory is not what it once was.

A friend and I just recently began a new blog series called Filofax Friday {#filofaxfriday on Instagram} where we'll share tips, tricks, tutorials, downloads and inspiration the first Friday of each month. Join us in our adventure to better organization.

And in my Esty shop, I Love It All, the top three "projects" this year have been:

#alphabetofourlove #alphabet #abcs of our love #love #minialbum #iloveitall #etsy

Gratitude Journal
#gratitude #journal #gratitudejournal #365 Things I Am Grateful For #journal #iloveitall

10 Things I Love About You
#10Things #love #Valentine's #card #10 #etsy #iloveitall

Find More 
Top Ten Projects 
with these fabulously talented bloggers:

                              Monika Wright  ---> you are here
 Lisa Swift  

And now for the giveaway prize package...

Your choice of one Color Pop Mini Album kit in either Pink, Green, Orange or Yellow. Find all the details on what's included in these fun mini album kits here. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Entries will remain open until Monday.


  1. Your projects are all so fabulous! Just hopping along to say hi!!

  2. I love all of your projects and what inspiration they have provided! I'm right behind you at 46 (shh - don't tell anyone) and your organization tips and downloads are fantastic!!!

  3. So many fabulous projects..I love the mini albums!

  4. Your mini's are great! Love all of the detail you can add into them. I think I would pick yellow. So bright! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Wow, awesome inspiration here. And since I am currently purging/reorganizing my scrapbook room any tips are greatly appreciated.

  6. You never cease to amaze Monika! Love all your inspiration...and now that I have a Cinch machine I am going to start making more minis!

  7. Such a fabulous collection of wonderful projects - I am definitely coming back to surf around your tutorials!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us!

  8. you are the queen of fun, pretty projects!! i enjoyed revisiting some of your projects from this past year and am looking forward to seeing what you cook up in 2014!!! love your new photo up there too; you are so pretty!

  9. tats a lovely idea.. hope 2014 is fruitful..

  10. The mini albums are adorable - the pink or yellow would be my first choice depending on my mood ;)

  11. this is a great post. a wonderful re cap. glad you shared this.
    and you are NOT going to be 50 this year!!! are beautiful. i am not far behind and you are paving a beautiful path.

  12. Glad that I found this blog hop - this is a fantastic post - I'll be back for more mental goodies!!!

    I would love the yellow mini! Have a great day!

  13. Creative ideas! I'd go for pink or orange for the mini...

  14. I'd pick a pink mini album. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

  15. Fabulous projects you have to show here! Love all of them but really love the red for the mini!

  16. I have never visited before and am glad I swung by! It's always fun to find new inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Love all your projects and ideas! Love your etsy store! I think the yellow color pop album would be my first choice!

  18. Amazing projects! I love your Easter egg candle wrap especially. Subscribing to your blog now!!

    1. Forgot to add - any color would be amazing. Love them all!

  19. Awesome projects - love the idea of 5 on 5.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  20. Your projects are always so fabulous. Hope you and your family had a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  21. wow------WOW!!! Great projects! I am a new follower! I would choose PINK! :) But any color would do!

  22. I have been a fan of your blog since the first day I came across it and your mini albums are my favorite! I am totally in love with the easter egg candle wrap and will definitely be giving that one a go! Thanks for all the great inspiration! Merry Christmas!!

  23. So many great projects. Thanks for your inspiration and chance at your giveaway! I'm a follower! I'd love the orange mini album!

  24. I would choose Orange! because orange is the best!

  25. Fun projects! I think I would go with either orange or green.

  26. Wow! Some fabulous little minis! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. yep, love it all just like the name of your blog! I adore all of these, but I think my favorite is the washi tape and tag inspired by it all!

  28. Your work is beautiful, Monika! You are the queen of minis, something I don't make often enough.

  29. These are all so fabulous! I would love the pink one! Thanks so much!

  30. Great projects! Have awonderful New Year!

  31. I would definitely choose sthe Green Color Pop DIY KIT Mini Album Book! Love green. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects, too!!! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  32. Love your top ten projects! Especially love the variety you shared and your mini albums are amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  33. Your creations are all beautiful! I would want that album in pink.

  34. Fun stuff! I would choose the yellow kit. :)

  35. Monika, I love your work and, of course your minis! I'm so honored to be doing a blog hop with you!

  36. Oh how I love your mini albums! I am a huge fan!

  37. Oh and I would definitely choose pink! Thank you :)

  38. Wonderful blog comments and
    showcasing all the items. I would
    choose the Pink Color Pop album!
    Carla from Utah

  39. Your work is amazing. I love looking at your blog so see your latest creations. You can see your love and passion for crafting in all your pieces.

  40. Amazing projects, Monika! I love your mini albums!! And the 5 on the 5th idea is so fun!!

  41. Wonderful projects, really like 5 on the 5th idea.

  42. I need to do a mini album! Will have to checkout you're favorites for some tips and hints.

  43. I make lots of mini albums also but I don't think mine are nearly as creative as yours! I'm going to do a 365 day one now! You have inspired me! Thank you!

  44. Your projects are beautiful and inspiring. You make mini albums seem do-able. Thank you.

  45. Beautiful projects :-) I think i´ll do some too....

    best wishes

  46. What a fabulous assortment of adorable mini albums! Something to inspire everyone! As for my favorite Color Pop kit, that would be the green one!

  47. Just found your blog--WOW! So many great ideas--love the mini albums. I made photos of some of my Christmas ornaments and can't wait to make my own mini ornament album. I would choose the pink Color Pop kit.

  48. Just found your blog--WOW! So many great ideas--love the mini albums. I made photos of some of my Christmas ornaments and can't wait to make my own mini ornament album. I would choose the pink Color Pop kit.

  49. since I have four girls I would probably choose pink! Great mini's!!

  50. Awesome projects!! Hmmm I guess I would pick pink.

  51. Love all your little minis, especially the Gratitude Journal! My favorite Color Pop album is the orange one!

  52. Thanks for the inspiration! I would pick orange!


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