top ten of 2014 blog hop

This is one of my favorite blog hops. It's interesting to take the time to go through a year's worth of projects and choose my top ten faves from the year. By doing so, I am reminded of projects I had forgotten about and of projects I'd like to revisit again. 


You might have arrived here from the blog of Melissa Eisner, if not, there's a complete list at the end of the post so that you don't miss inspiring, crafty projects and maybe even a giveaway, or two...or ten!


Project One
I've been doing the Right Now project for three years and each month it's fun to flip through my mini album and read what I was thinking at that moment in time. Click here to download the page template and here's a tutorial sharing how I created my mini album.


Project Two
My friend Francine and I have been sharing our favorite tips and suggestions all year in a joint project we call Filofax Friday. I've you're a paper planner addict, I encourage you to browse through the posts for ways to use your scrapbooking stash in your planner, free downloads and {hopefully} fun and inspiring ways to help you organize your life.


Follow me on Instagram, where I share loads more Filofax tips, tricks, hacks, ideas and DIY's that never make it here to the blog. Oh, and there's an occasional giveaway there as well. 
Here are more Filofax ideas, tips and photos to browse through.
Follow my to filofax board on Pinterest.

Project Three
I just adore mini albums, it's my favorite way to document our story. I also find listing is a great way to sneak in some journaling and makes me pause and be still and think about something I wouldn't have thought of otherwise. The 30 Days of Lists classes are so fun, be sure to check them out!


be sure to enter the giveaway to win your own #30lists journal

Project Four
Did you know that it's really quite easy to create your own custom notepad? Click here for the tutorial.


Project Five
Around here, we read a lot of books. All three of my kids love to read and all three received several books as Christmas gifts. I'm quite happy to report that they were all as excited about the books as they were about the toys...and that makes this Mama smile!


Click here to head over to the tutorial.

Project Six
I know that I'm not the only one that loves to gift wrap. I've used this paper flower tutorial many times over the years and think you will, too!

find kraft bags here

Project Seven
There are too many scrapbooking supplies in my stash to be running around with an ugly notepad. Repurposing goodies is one of my favorite things to do, especially after I see the cute end result.

Project Eight
I turned 50 in March 2014 and to celebrate the gift of 50 years, I shared 50 facts about myself on Instragram {for the 50 days leading up to March 28th} thinking it would be fun for my kids to read in years to come. After doing all that, I thought that it would be a shame not to document those lists in a mini album.


Yeah, like so many of my mini album projects, this mini album isn't really all that "mini" is it?

Check out my lists here.

Project Nine
Ever need to add another page to your spiral bound mini album? Here's the post where I share how to do just that!


Project Ten
I don't create near as many scrapbook layouts as I used to, but I actually pulled out my supplies and documented this story of our history of home improvement projects. Somehow, the Lowe's slogan seems so fitting for a marriage, too, don't you think?



Here's the 2013 Top Ten blog hop roundup.
Your next stop on the Top Ten blog hop is with Wendy Antenucci

And be sure to enter the giveaway, too!

64 comments

  1. So many clever projects! My favorite one is your 50 until 50! I love that you documented this for your kids to remember--Such an awesome keepsake! :)

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  2. Well, happy 50th first off! I love the 50 until 50! What a great way to celebrate and document. I like your idea of using lists to journal. Sometimes you want a little and listing would give the high points. I think my favorite is the bookmarks. We read a lot here too and what a special gift for the reader. My kids know how special my scrapbook stuff is and so to share the supplies via a bookmark would be special to them.

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  3. ok--wow! What amazing projects! My fave has got to be the top 50 at 50---that is awesome!! I am now following you--need more ideas!!

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  4. These are fantastic! My favorite project of yours is that cute bookmark idea! So simple, but so beautifully executed!

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  5. These projects and oh-so pretty and oh-so creative! I absolutely love your 50 at 50 album!

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  6. My favorite is the 50 until 50! I used to make similar lists around my birthdays, but of things I wanted to do before my next birthday, like a 28 before 29, etc. And, I have a March birthday too :)

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  7. Wonderful projects! I love your minibooks!

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    1. Sorry forgot to add that my favorite is the 50 til 50, although I might need a 40 version, if I'm being ambitious that is.

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  8. My favorite is the 30 day of lists.

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  9. I have always loved your work.. my favorite is the adorable little twine bookmarks!! So cute!

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  10. I love your work! My favorite is the first project!

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  11. I just *LoVe* everything....beautiful!!!

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  12. Love these projects--makes me want to scrap right now!

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  13. my fav project is mini album project 9.

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  14. My favourite is project four...how to make my own notepads!

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  15. I love your little notebooks and flowers. Everything is just beautiful!

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  16. As Arnold says "I will be back". You have too many ideas for me to take in all at once! I love mini albums for everything!

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  17. My favorite project is the mini album with the paper bags. Clever idea.

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  18. Wow so many awesome mini's in one blog post!!! Love them all!!!

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  19. All your projects are awesome. I can't wait to make some.

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  20. My favorite is 50 for 50. Great idea! I turn 50 next year so maybe I should try it.

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  21. Lovely work and my fave
    would be #4, the notebook
    tutorial. I love notebooks!
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Lovely projects! I love the bookmarks. :)

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  23. omg I love them all! truly! my fave is the 50 for 50, I'd love to try something similar :) thank you!

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  24. I love the 50 for 50 since that is coming up for me in a couple of years!! what an amazing woman and papercrafter you are - I would say that you are the Queen!!!

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  25. Such cute and varied projects; I really like the bookmarks.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  26. You were VERY busy this year -- awesome projects!

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  27. Glad I found your page. Love the projects.

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  28. This just reminded me how much I love your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas and projects you post throughout the year! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  29. your work is so amazing, I am always inspired by your incredible work!

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  30. I am going to have to check out your Filofax Friday posts when I get my planner (I hope soon). Thanks for the inspiration. I love your work.

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  31. Amazing I love all the mini albums. I should do those more often. I love the doing the dec. daily's.

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  32. All of your projects are great. Lots of ideas.

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  33. Love the 50 until 50 book. I create lots of mini albums for gifts so it's nice to see what others create. Love your blog for this reason!

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  34. My favorite is your "Right Now" mini!! I printed the pages last year and never did it -- planning to put that on my Projects I want to complete list (along with my gratitude journal, of course!)

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  35. My favorite project is the paper flower tutorial.
    thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. So many beautiful, creative projects! My fave is the 30 Days of Lists. Really great ideas here!

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  37. My favorite project is the 50 for 50! I will be making that very same project next year! Thanks for giving me such a wonderful inspiration!

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  38. Those are some really creative ideas. Sometimes I feel like "crafting" but don't want to do a page layout. these are great ideas to use for my own things but many would also make great small gifts. My favorite is the notepad tutorial. Already pinned it!

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  39. My favorite project is the baker's twine book marks! So simple and adorable!

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  40. Loved all your ideas. Favorite was the 50 list project.

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  41. Great posts! I love the paper flower tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  42. My favorite project on this list is project #8

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  43. Love your paper flower tutorial!

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  44. Monika, you are such am inspiration for me with my mini albums. I love all your mini at albums. They are all my favorite!

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  45. Love all of the mini albums and the notebooks. they are all different from some of the other posts on this hop but very interesting and pretty. Glad I got to see them all in one spot.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy New Year

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  46. 50 unito 50 is brilliant, both concept and execution. Love it!

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  47. You never cease to inspire me Monika! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  48. Love all your cute little projects and especially like the notebook tutorial! I always carry a notebook in my purse and a pretty one is always a plus!

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  49. My favorite project is No. 1. I would love to make some of these mini albums to give as small gifts throughout the year!

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  50. These are all such fun projects Monika...I really love the 50 until 50 idea...and the baker's twine bookmarks are adorable (we're big readers here too!). Happy 2015!!!

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  51. WOW, WOW, WOW, I love all your projects! Each one is amazing! I'll be making some of those book marks and a few notepads! I'm a new subscriber to your email list too

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  52. I think my favorite is the 30 days list! very awesome projects.

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  53. Terrific projects. Love them all, esp the mini albums. You're so creative.

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  54. I love the 50 mini album. I will have to remember that for when I turn 50. :) So many good ideas in this post!

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  55. I pinned the baker's twine bookmarks, but the tell me about it album is my favorite. Happy 2015!

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