6 years and counting….

     Posted by Norine on November 8, 2017

Hello, hi!

Monday was the 6th anniversary of when I started on the design team here at Love is in the Details, so I thought I’d like to go back and review the years and re-share some of my favorites! First thing that I noticed when I went all the way back is that my photography and styling skills have changed. For the better I’d like to say!

Going all the way back to 2012, this mini album remains to this day, one of my very favorites. It was made from a really pretty line of Heidi Swapp papers and the pages were all differing widths so that you could see the last page or the next page from the page you were on. I still really love the dimensional depth that comes from layers upon layers of photos, paper patterns and embellishments. You can see more of it here.

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I was afraid this might happen. I can’t limit my faves to one per year. There was this one as well from 2012. Such a cute idea to make an envelope from a polkadot paper bag and make it match the card that went with it. How did I think of something so cute?? I need to do this again! Click over to here to see the cute card that went inside this envelope.

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Ohmygoodness then there’s this post! Remember Smash books? I only ever made this one, (although I still want to make a NYC trip smash book) but it was SO fun, partly because I prepped it before we left on our trip to Italy and then took it along with me to document each day while it was still that day and I could remember events and thoughts, and tape in the bits of travel ephemera from the day. I even collected gelato spoons in a little envelope! It makes me want to go on another trip now!

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Then 2013 saw these adorable baby cards made from buttons! You can see more of that post here.

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And then, remember Inka Gold?? I still love that stuff! Here’s a layout I made using that paste,

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And then some cards made with Inka Gold in this post here.

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But my very most favorite from the year that my son got married and we had a bridal shower for his fiancee are these posts here, here and here!

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On to 2014! 2014 was the year I tried a few new things! I started off the year with designing some laser-cut chipboard sentiments for cards, layouts and more!  This post and this one too, are what came from that endeavor that I sadly miss and wish hadn’t gone away!  There are so many chipboard things I’d love to use!

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And this layout…

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And these canvases here

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And then towards the end of that year, we got a cool new product into the store called Kraft-Tex! It was an interesting product that came in white, black and kraft, that you could treat like paper as well as like fabric! I made passport covers for everyone in my family. (I still use mine!)

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And I also made and Mixed-Media-painted a book cover with lots of stamping and stenciling for my watercolor papers.

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2015 started off strong with these cute heart shaped egg cartons!

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We did some family craft projects at the lake that year with lots of washi tape!

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And I made these Batik-styled cards

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And this pretty layout

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But my very most favorite project EV. ER. is this vintage book, bridal shower mini album! (Part one and part two!)

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2016 found me finally finishing up my ancestor shannon file boards here and here!

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… and receiving, trying and LOVING my MISTI tool, and making a dozen grad cards with it!

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It was also the year we found out we were going to be GRANDPARENTS!!

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And finishing out the year with foil, more foil, and home decor foil!!

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Finally, in 2017 we became grandparents and there followed a few baby layouts.

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But only a few.  I wouldn’t want to be a bore that way.  But watch this space for a mini album coming soon!

There was also this adorable layout of my friend’s little grandson!

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And this was the year that Distress Oxide Inks came into our lives.  And we haven’t been the same since.

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Oxides and stencils.  A winning combo any day of the week!

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So this post today was a fun walk down memory lane that made me want to get back into my scrap room and document some more memories in a way that is so emotionally and visually pleasing!  It also made me thankful again for the opportunity that Lori and Love is in the Details has provided me to get to play with new products and to share with you on a regular basis, all the creative stuff that comes from that play.

If you’ve lasted all the way to the end, thank you and have a wonderful day!!

3 Comments so far

  1. Natalja November 11, 2017 2:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing all these memories! I love learning from you! You are such an amazing creative!

  2. Kim November 19, 2017 9:57 am

    Happy Anniversary Norine !!!!  Yes I am a little late sending my congrats but that shows how fast time goes ; )  Love looking at your walk down memory lane.  There is one other project of yours that you showed us somewhere and I can’t find it but it was some sort of leather journal but that is one of my favourites as well.  Now scrolling through all the blog posts was another great trip down memory lane !!

  3. Peggy November 19, 2017 3:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary!   To choose a favourite would be very difficult.  All of your work is beautiful Norine!

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