Sunday, January 1, 2012

DL ART BLOG-A-VERSARY BLOG HOP

hello my crafter friends and visitors.

I want to welcome you to my blog and wish you a year full of health and good fortune.
My name is agnes aka flowerdisco. 
i love making cards, home decor art and mini albums among other hobbies.

today we are celebrating the New Year with  a blog-a-versary blog hop for my dear friend Diana from 

if you happen to be around, join in the fun and a chance to win some goodies along the way---;p
today diana's blog is a year old.

including me, there are fourteen (14) stops you will be making. On these stops, you will find four (4) people with a word. those words will give you the clues for the ingredients you need to complete your project.
Each designer will have a project that will inspire you and also have some "clues" as to what the ingredients are.
You will have until January 6th, 2012 at 11:59 PM to link your project at Diana's. Once you have linked your project, you will have the chance to win the provo craft cricut cartridge "sweet tooth box cartridge" at Diana's blogspot.

now...
my project for today,
and it does have the needed ingredients--except one that i forgot...ooops! (sorry diane) 
--- among some other techniques.
CAUTION: photo heavy :D

Memoirs Box
2 x 2 square
(altered paper mache box)
this little box has all the designers names from this "Diana's blog-a-versary".
(by the way, you will find the line-up at the end of this post).
this "memoir box", as i decided to call it---- it is a variation of some i have seen on the web.

this is the box lid embellished with chipboards, bling and ribbon.

these are the corners. i used a sizzix die and some copper fabric paint for the details. the pink strip is a piece of ribbon layered with patterned paper using modge podge as a sealer.


the above photos show how the box opens, revealing an "accordion like stripe" with the names of the designers participating in this hop.
you can also see all the distressing techniques plus some other elements.

the photos below will show you each square.






i used paper punches, rub-ons, distressed alphabet stamps, glitter--- to embellish each square. the first square---the one with diana's name, is attached to the bottom of the box with a very strong adhesive.
well, i sure hope you enjoy my project....it is my gift to diana's.

and.......PLEASE, if you indeed liked my project, leave me a comment because......
  is sponsoring my blog today and, you will have a chance to win one of her super "high on demand" stamp sets. ------Thank you Robyn, thanks so much for donating this awesome prize for one of my followers/visitors today. -------the only requirement to participate in this giveaway is to make the project Diana is asking and link it to her blog. i will then check Diana's blog on January 7th and choose the winner. REMEMBER, you also have to leave me a comment with your info :P---

thanks so much for taking the time to stop here!

here is the line up...the blogs you need to visit today:





Enjoy the hop!

61 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!

    Happy New Year, Lori m on the Diana's blog hop trail.

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  2. This is truly amazing! Beautiful work! Happy to be hopping with you today! Happy New Year!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  3. OMG! This is truly stunning, so many wonderful details, I am sure Diana is just going to love it. TFS! Happy New years to you and your family.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  4. This is awesome Agnes. I just love it you always come up with the most unique projects. I LOVE IT!!!!
    Thanks for being part of my Blogaversary Blog Hop.
    I really appreciate it.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  5. What a gorgeous project and so creative. Great work, as always!

    Tonya

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  6. Awesome project! I see my name in there, so stinkin cute! What a great little gift for Diana to remember this special day. :) It's been great hopping with you!

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  7. WOW, what a gorgeous project. Happy New Year.

    Kathy B
    theyellow-card.blogspot.com

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  8. What a neat memory project. Any crafter would treasure this gift. Thanks for being a part of this hop and YEAH to Robyn for being so generous.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  9. Love your project! The details and the glitter are amazing!

    elisaphotoscrap@gmail.com

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  10. Wow...your details are amazing. What a sweet gift to Diana. Happy New Year.

    creationsinbloom at gmail dot com

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  11. Wow! you really put a lot of time and effort in your project. Just stunning. Happy New Year! Great to be in the hop with you.

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  12. This is so creative! Love all the details.

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  13. OMGoodness what an amazing project! Love all the details!

    pruttybird@comcast.net

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  14. so glad to be on the hop with you! Your box is fabulous love all your details and distressing...Karen

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  15. Wow! What a great project. I love all the details, so beautiful! Thanks for the fantastic hop!
    ~Nicole
    croppinmommadesigns@wowway.com

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  16. Very cool and creative project!!!! Love it- it was fun being in the hop with you! :)Amy

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  17. What a beautiful, thoughtful gift that I know will be treasured forever. I have filed it away for future use if you don't mind? modjjjash at yahoo.com.

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  18. Wow! Your memoir box is amazing!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, I love this memory box. Such a neat little project and so detailed. I'm a new follower so I'll be back to check out more of your projects. Thanks for sharing.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great memory box!! I have my eye on a box that I want to alter and you gave me some great ideas!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  21. Happy New Year Agnes!!!! What a wonderful, unique project and very thoughtful gift for Diana! Lots of work into this one my friend :)

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  22. What a gorgeous project!!! I'm sure Diana will absolutely love it!! Happy New Year!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  23. Wonderful memory box with wonderful embellishing. This has Tim Holtz inspiration going on & that I mean in a very good way. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  24. What an AWESOME project!!! I know this will be something Diana will treasure forever!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  25. Beautiful memory box. New follower. Thanks for sharing.
    keaunalynn@msn.com

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  26. OMG your memoir box is gorgeous, Agnes! What a wonderful keepsake for Diana on her one-year blogaversary. I love those corners you put on the box lid--they look like they're metal. You did a terrific job. Thanks for being in Diana's celebration and for a chance at your giveaway.--Pat N.

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  27. Beautiful memory box and gorgeous details! What a keepsake!

    Happy New Year!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  28. Too cute and creative!!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  29. Beautiful! Love the color it has an vintage style. Love it.
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  30. Wow, that's a lot of work. It looks beautiful. She will be thrilled with it. Happy New Year.
    Rae Ann O.

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  31. Wow, that is amazing, what a treasure to have! Thanks for being a part of Diana's Blogaversary and for the chance to win a great stamp set!
    Happy New Year &
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com
    pendrah(at)comcast(dot)net

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  32. Wow Agnas, that was such a thoughtful gift with all its memories. Beautiful! I Love all the details and time you put into it. Great job!

    Angela
    Simple Creations

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  33. Wow!! This is fabulous and such a wonderful way for Diana to remember her Blog Hop for her 1st Anniversary! Great job!

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  34. Oh My Dear Friend, this is Beautiful! I love all the details. Great Job!

    Hugs, Sheena

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  35. Beautiful project. I love the colors you used and the details are great!

    Kelsey
    One Creative Teen
    apirl9 at cox dot net

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  36. How gorgeous. Love all the sparkle and colors.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  37. Thanks for starting the year w/a fun Blog Hop and some fantasticc candy.
    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper 101

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  38. Ohmy goodness, this is jsut an amazing box. I love the way you constructed it. The details are fabulous!!!
    Charlotte

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  39. so much gorgeous detail! this is amazing:)

    michelle
    scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com
    michelie510@hotmail.com

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  40. This is gorgeous Agnes! So full of incredible details!!

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  41. OMG...that is BEAUTIFUL! I love all the details!

    hotgirl211@msn.com

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  42. Wow - so much hard work! Love it.

    Cheryl
    www.pinkandpaper.com

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  43. Oh wow!! It is stunning!! Happy New Year!

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  44. Wow it looks beautiful!! Im already a follower

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  45. What a wonderful gift idea and so much thought and time you put into it! She will love it, I'm sure. Happy New Year!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  46. OMG! What a special gift. The box is beautiful. Love all the different paper you used.
    TF!
    Cindy Lou
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  47. Elegant box.

    hmcwhirt at gmail dot com
    hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  48. wow agnes,this is sooo cool! I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year!

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  49. OMG! Extradionary project. I totally love the design behind this project, especially how you added each of the designers name.I spotted my name. This is amazing. I love it.Glad to be on the hop with you.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  50. Gorgeous box! love the colors

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  51. This is a great blog hop filled with so many beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance to win
    Karen
    o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

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  52. Beautiful Memoirs Box. Love all the detail. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  53. This is a cute project to start the New Year off with! Beautiful and very creative!

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  54. Agnes, another fantastic project. I have to admit not much on Altered Art...but you have "altered" my mind about it. Love the glitz and everything about it. Great project!

    Happy New Year!
    Dee B

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  56. What a fun gift for a friend! Great way to remember a fun weekend get away, your sisters or other friends who share special moments!

    I appreciate your creativity,

    Nancy Almquist
    fancynancystamps@gmail.com

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  57. Beautiful and unique project! I am sure she will love the gift!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  58. What a beautifully detailed project, so wonderful! Thanks for the wonderful chance to win :)

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  59. Agnes, my beautiful and awesome talented sister-friend, your project is amazing!!! They always are!!!

    Happy New Year, my sweetie!!! Hope you and our wonderful family enjoyed a most grand holiday!!!

    Love and hugs!

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  60. Wow you always have so much nice detail in your project. Cute.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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Have a fun day!!!