Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Year of Favorites...and a GIVEAWAY!

Today I have the honor of being highlighted on the Paper Crafts Connection blog as a published 'newbie' -- if you are a regular TSB reader, you will have seen a peek of my card that was picked up for Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Vol 2. PLUS, Go-To-Gal and all-around rock star Kim Hughes made a card based on mine and I'm still flushed with pride.
Thank you so much to everyone who left me such sweet congratulations! I am still dancing on the ceiling and thought I would take a look back and choose my own personal favorites from the projects I created this year. It was fun going through my little blog and remembering what was happening in my life at the moment I created something. Enjoy, and thank you so much to everyone who stops by my wee world every once in a while. To say thanks and to celebrate my published status, I'm doing a Mystery Giveaway! To participate, please read to the end of this post and I'm so glad you could drop in!

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In January, I was incredibly flattered to have this floral box chosen as a Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.



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In February, I created this sympathy card as part of a challenge. These cards are always so hard to create, and so I was pleased with the response to how this one turned out.

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In March, I participated in a Spring/Easter Hop that had me making this little Easter basket. 

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In April, I played around with my various punches and created this sweet rocking horse. I still love the color combination on this card, too.

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In May, I made this birthday card for my big brother. I got to draw in most of the scene and remembered how much fun I have when I do that.

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In June, I was fully entrenched in the Gallery Idol competition. This shaped circus tent was created almost entirely out of ribbon. I think it is my all-time favorite project I have ever made.

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Still in June, this was my final Gallery Idol submission. I drew and cut out nearly every piece of this card and had a blast with the contest. I couldn't resist including this one in my list!

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In July, this card had a lot of special meaning for me because it was one of two that won me a spot on my first Design Team (2Sketches 4 You) and the beginning of a new adventure.

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In August, I created this card to celebrate an invitation to join the Taylored Expression Baker's Dozen Design Team. It was one of those rare projects that comes together exactly as I envisioned it and it's definitely become a personal fave.

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In September, I spent a LOT of time creating and keeping busy. This card was simply fun to create and one I made purely for the joy of creating.

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In October, I had a lot of fun with Thanksgiving projects, and my favorite was this Mayflower pop-up card I made for the TE stamp release. I still love how fun this turned out.

to view details for this project, please click HERE
In October, I was asked to join in with JustRite Stampers for a Christmas Hop and I created this little scene by putting together a lot of different stamp sets and drawing a few of my own.

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In November, I created what might be my favorite gift-giving project, this gift card holder made from a coffee cup. I had so much fun making it and it turned out just right.

to view details for this project, pick up a copy of Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Vol.2 HERE
And of course, my published card!

The year isn't yet over, but I know the rest of it will be super busy for all of us. It's been a tremendous year for me in paper-crafting, and I have to wonder what 2011 will bring! As a way to celebrate this year, I'd like to do a little giveaway. This one is a MYSTERY giveaway! What is it? Well, I'll give you a hint: I have an awful lot of supplies and cards that need a good home because mine is bursting at the seams. Below are details on how you can have 4 chances to win:
  1. Leave a Comment here on my blog telling me which of my "Favorite" projects you like best or a link to any of my past posts that is your fave. Yes, I need an ego boost to get me through the holidays!
  2. Follow The Stampin' Bean (see sidebar) and leave me another comment telling me you did. I've never asked for anyone to Follow my blog before and am proud to have reached 200 happy Followers. I would LOVE to push over the 200 mark! If you already Follow, leave me a comment telling me just that.
  3. Subscribe to The Stampin' Bean via email OR in a Reader (see sidebar). If you like what you see, get a (almost) daily dose of TSB directly to your Inbox or to your Homepage. Don't forget to come back and leave a comment saying that you did or that you are already subscribing.
  4. "Like" The Stampin' Bean on Facebook. If you are an FB addict, you'll get updates when I update TSB. So, once you have "Liked" on FB, come back and leave a comment that you did or that you are already one of my lovely Likers.
Thanks for indulging me. I have never done one of these giveaways requesting more than just a comment, so don't feel like you have to subscribe or "like" TSB in order to have a chance to win. But if do, leave a separate comment for each for additional chances to win. I appreciate each and every one of your comments on my projects! 

From all comments received by midnight EST Friday, December 3, 2010, (EDIT: deadline extended to 3pm Pacific Sunday, December 5, 2010!) I'll choose one lucky winner at random to win my mystery giveaway. (Please play nicely and honestly!) Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you in case you are the winner! Tell your friends (unless you want the prize all to your own little self!) I'll announce the winner along and reveal the prize next week. Join me tomorrow for more crafty goodness!

63 comments:

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a great idea to highlight each month with projects. I love it all and you are one talented lady who deserves to grace the pages of a Paper Crafts pub. Congrats to all of your success!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on a successfull year Regina!

Lindsay said...

Your projects always wow me, so I can't NOT have you in my READER!!

Isha said...

I am glad I found your blog Regina. Congratulations on the successful year. I am your new follower and am going to subscribe to the Reader...so I can get your posts every single time. I am quite new to the stamping world so its a good opportunity to learn. I like almost all your projects, so its difficult to choose 1 but I love the Circus and the Fireplace the best and the cards too:)I am not aware of so many nice goodies yet but Thanks for giving this chance to wing some goodies. Wish you luck for 2011

Elin K. said...

I've been following you for a while...and very thankful I do! I follow around 160 blogs (thank goodness for Google Reader!) and yours is a shining star. Thanks for all the inspiration. :)

Rose said...

Congrats Regina!!!! You are one amazingly talented crafter! I love all your projects and especially love your circus tent!! I'm gonna have to pick up a copy of the mag to see your creations in print! Woot woot to you :). Have a great day! Thanks for the chance to win, too! ;)

Corinna McGregor said...

Congrats on such a wonderful year of creativeness and success! I have been a follower and subscriber for some time now and yours is one of my favorite emails each day! I can't wait to see what 2011 has to bring you. Enjoy!!

Peggy said...

Regina--I love your floral box and your sympathy card the most--although every single thing you do is gorgeous! I subscribe to The Stampin Bean via e-mail. Congrats on everything!

Peggy

Isha said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for your sweet comments too.

Isha said...

I am subscribed via Email, just to make sure I dont forget to chk the Reader:)

Lori Pilla said...

Regina, Love your cards and creativity! I first got to know you through Gallery Idol and I've been following you ever since. Hard to pick a favorite but i'd have to say your sympathy card.

Lori Pilla said...

Just signed up as a follower.

Lori Pilla said...

Already subscribe to your email.

csheldon1 said...

I have been a follower of your blog for some time. You are one of the most creative people I know.
www.longaberger.com/cookiesheldon

Marsha said...

Your projects are awesome! I will definitely follow you from now on, girl! Thanks!
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Nancy said...

Hi Regina, What awsome cards. I have been a suscriber to your blog for about a year and enjoy all your cards but recently I've been looking for inspiration for a card for my teenage grandson who needs some support and love right now and I think your "discover your wings" card would be perfect. Thanks for all the great ideas. Nancy

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Regina, your projects are all so very awesome. I love them all. If I had to pick a favorite I guess I would choose the pop-up "Mayflower" ship. I CASEd your card for a swap I was in with the requirement to have something "nautical". Thanks so much for the inspiration. I've followed and subscribed to your blog for some time now and always look forward to seeing what new and wonderful projects you will share with us.

Tammy said...

Fantastic idea! I have followed you since Idol, and so of course that is one of my favorite projects! The Big Top Birthday! Beautiful inspiration!

Tammy said...

I follow your blog! :-)

Tammy said...

I subscribe via email!

Tammy said...

I "like" you on facebook! :-)

Ann Schach said...

Regina...It was great to see all of these cards once again. They truly represenet your talent.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

It's been quote a year for you, isn't it! Doing Gallery Idol withyou was super fun. My favorite would be the ribbon card of course. :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Hmm... typing too fast. Sorry for all the typo. :) I've been following your blog ever since GI.

Patti MacLeith said...

BEAN following you for quite awhile! My FAV is that BOX from January! I LOVE it! What a start to a fabulous year for you, Regina! Congratulations! Your projects always blow me away.

Cheryl said...

I love the coffee gift card holder. I have this book marked for when I need some creative inspiration.

Cheryl said...

I already follow using google reader!

Cheryl said...

I also "like" you on FB.


My email is shestamps11-blogs at yahoo dot com

Liliana said...

Congrats Regina! All your cards are so awesome. But I LOVE the Mayflower pop-up card - it's too cute!

Liliana said...

Now, I'm a follower. = )

Liliana said...

And now I subscribed via e-mail. Thanks.

Liliana said...

And now I like you on FB.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY--I've found your blog a little less than a year ago--LOOOOOOVE visiting here!!! So many fabulous creations:) LOOOOOOVE it! I could never ever pick a fav--but from this selection today...I LOVE {them all} September's card. LOVE the colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

Savannah O'Gwynn
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Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I follow GFC and RSS feed:) HOOORAY!

Savannah O'Gwynn
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Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I RSS Feed and email!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Savannah O'Gwynn
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Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Just "liked" you over on FB!

Savannah O'Gwynn
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Naomi said...

I started following you sometime in the middle of the year and just love so many of your designs that it's hard to pick a favorite. However, I think if I were forced to chose, I would have to go with the coffee cup card holder. So cute and practical!!! A lovely way to dress up a gift card, especially if it's for a coffee shop!

Naomi said...

OK I already subscribe to you through email!

Naomi said...

I just started following you through the google program...

Naomi said...

And, now I "like" you on Facebook! Does that really give me 4 entries for your prize? Please please let me win!! tee hee!!!

Luana said...

My favorites are May/June projects....Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

Luana said...

I already subscribe via email.

Luana said...

Just left FB and "liked" you...lol

Rene said...

1. I love all your projects but one in particular was the card you did when you were a guest designer for Just Rite Stamps on July 26th, Day 2 - It was the Feminine Birthday card. I love that one.
2. I became a follower on your blog
3. I am already a subscriber to your e-mails.
4. I follow (like) you on Facebook.

Rene

Martha said...

1. I love them all but I'm a sucker for anything Thanksgivingish and your pilgrims and Indian are the cutest. I also love the Big Top!
2. My mug shot is on your side bar
3.I've been following you for a while on google reader.
congratulations, Regina!

Ola said...

My favorite project of yours is the Big Love card from January of this year! I love the newsprint paper & it's just a gorgeous card!(http://thestampinbean.blogspot.com/2010/01/love-big.htm

From you favorites I love the Circus Tent! It's spectacular & I can't even imagine the time it took to create this!

Thank you so much for sharing these with us... AND, I'll give you an ego boost any day... you're so very talented!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Ola said...

I'm also a follower of your blog!

~Ola

Ola said...

I've been getting your email updates for awhile now!

~Ola

Ola said...

And, I of course already like you on FB!

~Ola

Susan Mangum said...

Don't enter me in the contest, since we are related after all---besides, I'm already a huge winner since I've been the lucky recipient of several of these fabulous projects and so many of your beautiful cards. Just wanted to say congrats on a successful, fun year, and thanks for all the tips and advice on cardmaking. You are the best! xoxoxo

Kelly Michels said...

Let's see I have to pick a favorite, September, I just love spellbinders and the colors on this card are just gorgeous. LOVE LOVE your work. Congratulations on all your accomplishments.

Kelly

Kelly Michels said...

I already follow your blog already, tee hee :)

Kelly Michels said...

and I subscribe to your emails too :)

Need to do the facebook thingy next....

Kelly Michels said...

Now I "like" you on facebook too !!!!

Nina Dee said...

Regina, I still adore your Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger from January. I first fell in love with you and your work when I saw that gorgeous cabbage flower box. Love it! Congrats on all your success!

Nina Dee said...

And I already follow your blog...

Nina Dee said...

I check your blog almost daily, but went ahead and signed up for your e-mails! :)

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Regina I already subscribe to your blog and it is TOO HARD to pick a favorite project, but that tractor and wagon is amazing!

Beth said...

You know, I jumped over to you from Soapbox Creations TODAY and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards! So, yes, I'll definately be following your blog from now on (and looking over your past posts, too!). And lucky me to see that you have a GIVEAWAY! But to pick just one favorite is IMPOSSIBLE . . . soooo, I'll just have to say that I love your use of color. You have the tones and hues and colors so perfectly matched! From what I've seen so far, I'm really a big FAN and can hardly wait to see what you create in the future! Oh, and P.S., a sympathy card is so difficult to visualize, but you did an awesome job with the colors and layout!

csheldon1 said...

I love your site-would love to win the mystery prize.I love all of your projects especially the basket for Easter.
www.longaberger.com/cookiesheldon

Bev Karolak said...

Wow Regina! I'm sorry, but I can't choose one particular creation, as I love them all! I already subscribe to your emails. Look forward to them every time! Bev.

Bev Karolak said...

Just became a follower!

starqueen said...

Hi Regina,
Well, I am already subscribed to your blog, because I LOVE to see what you create. I was shocked to read that you are a newbie, because your work is so beautiful. My favorite piece you've done is the Circus Tent...I was just blown away when I saw it! What an amazing, creative use of ribbon! I think you should've won the Idol, but I know it's an honor to compete!?

The project you did that truly touched my heart was your TE Cuppies on the Mayflower. Apart from the fact that it IS just adorable, I'm a true Cuppie addict (shhh...I don't want to lose the habit). I live in Massachusetts and work in Plymouth right down the street from the Mayflower (it's a replica!) so that project just put a song in my heart!

And...I'm named Regina,too. Someday I may see my name in a publication, but for now I enjoy creating and stamping for myself! Thank you for sharing all you do!