2016 – The Year In Review

Well, for better or for worse, another year has gone. Here’s a quick review of the highlights:

This year I was able to make 108 posts in spite of all that went on. There were 2712 of you visitors from 64 countries who left 1173 oh-so-kind comments. I greatly appreciate the 56 of you who follow this blog… most of you make it a point to regularly leave comments, too. Thanks!

This year’s most visited posts?

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If you missed any of them, just click on the picture to go get the details.

The most commented on posts this year were:

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Over on Instagram it’s a tradition to show one’s top nine… the ones that got the most ‘likes’

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Some of them were surprising to me. Thanks to the 151 followers for the 2808 hearts and for your kind comments on my 154 pics!

Another surprise comes from Pinterest. Although I rarely pass 50 likes on Instagram and a dozen or so repins on Pinterest, Of the 227 cards and tags I have posted, I am flabergasted to see these four get hundreds, even thousands of repins!

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Click on any one of them to go check them out and repin them if you haven’t already.

I was thrilled to receive three special honors this year:

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To see other cards that have received honors, click HERE.

Which are my personal favorites from this year? Pfft! That’s like asking a mother which kid is her favorite. No way to choose! There are, however a couple I would like to mention that didn’t make the top picks…

The transforming window card:

You can see the post by clicking HERE.

The kiddie games:

You can see that post by clicking HERE.

20160307_092417aW The SMILE Roller Coaster Card. And

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And, in other crafting whims:

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20161025_181924 And this felt kitty coaster.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the year’s projects and this little trip down memory lane!! Thank you all so very much for your support over this past year. I look forward to reaching some new crafting goals in the upcoming months… I’ll tell you about them soon.

For right now, though, I’ve had it. I quit. I’m not posting anything more this year!! : )

See you all next year!

~D.Ann

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Duck Tape Feathers and Beads Necklace

Hello, sweet friends! I figured I’d switch things up a bit and share a fun and simple-yet-trendy jewelry project with you today.

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It’s not often I make a piece of jewelry with a dress in mind, but I happened to find this sweet sundress and was in Hobby Lobby the same day and saw they had Duck brand Duct Tape on clearance. I remembered a recent blog post by Jennifer Priest showing how to make the feathers and thought the color combo would be perfect for a unique jewelry piece to match the sundress. Jennifer shows you quite well how to make them if you’re interested. (click HERE for the details) I will note that just clipping the feathers didn’t leave enough dimension for me, as they don’t really stay ‘feathered’, so I cut away a few pieces here and there.

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It’s a great piece for the summer heat as the feathers truly are feather weight, and the natural stone beads are feel cool on your neck.

Materials used:

  • Cousin Jewelry Basics beads & findings
  • Additional beads by: Nicole, Bead gallery, Jesse James & co, and misc.
  • Duck Tape
  • JLP Products Fashion Burlap Duct Tape

Wondering what to do with the left over Duck Tape? You can find dozens of projects on duckbrand.com

I hope to be back soon to show you a neat new technique I learned at the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-D.Ann

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