1.24.2014

grow your blog party 2014.

good morning and welcome! so happy to see you!





my name's cristi. most people call me crisann. i'm a 30 year old artist, blogger, and soon-to-be mama.

for the grow your blog party this year, i thought it would be fun to give you a little sampling of all the different kinds of things that i do.

i scrapbook...





i art journal...




i make mixed media art...





i organize...




i document the bump...



and, ofcourse, there's a whole lot more, so be sure to explore all of the links on the right side bar. if you're interested in seeing more of my favorite projects, you can check out last year's grow your blog party post here - you may need to scroll down a bit.

i'm thinking that things are going to start getting really interesting around here as we get closer to the little guy making his appearance. right now, i'm in the process of getting his room ready, so i have quite a few baby projects in mind as well - learning to crochet and quilt are on the list too. i'll definitely be blogging about all of it in the months to come.

leave me a comment and tell me about all the different kinds of things that you do. also, i'd love for you to follow my blog if you're interested in seeing what i'm up to this year. not too long ago, i created a facebook page, so feel free to like or follow me there as well.

oh, and one more thing - if this year's party is anywhere near the size of last year's, it's going to take some time to get through all the blogs, so please don't be disappointed if i don't get to yours this weekend. i promise i will as soon as i can, though.

eta: the grow your blog party is an online networking event so kindly hosted by vicki at 2 bags full. if you haven't already, you can visit her blog for a complete list of the blogs participating. here's a link to the grow your blog party post - this year, it looks like there are over 600 blogs joining the party.

have a totally awesome weekend and happy creating! 



37 comments:

  1. Hello Christi (or should I say Chrisann?)

    It's a pleasure to meet you! I'm an early bird follower (BlogLovin) from the Grow Your Blog party and - as you'll see if you stop by for a visit - we have lots in common! :-) I share your love for papercrafting of all types too - and your love for organizing pretty ribbons and other fun things!

    Your work is lovely! I hope you'll connect with me at Create With Joy and I hope you'll become a part of our creative community!

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

    Congratulations on your baby bump!

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  2. Thanks for sharing all your crafty sides with us. Love your example art/layouts btw! The only crafty thing I do at the moment is scrapbook. I dabbled in needle felting a few years back. It was fun but just too strenuous on my hands!

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  3. Stopping in from Grow your blog party, and have to say CONGRATULATIONS on that little one who is coming your way! How exciting. I also do art journaling, and it is so much fun! I have an entire bookcase for my art journals and have been keeping them for 15 years or more. A wonderful outlet in keeping my perspective on life. Will stop by again and visit, and keep tabs on that new baby! Have fun at the party!

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  4. LOVE your layouts, you have a great style! And you are too too cute with that little guy on the way!

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  5. Good Morning :) I'm Karen, one of Vicki's GYB helpers to check on sites and yours looks terrific! Congrats on the new little one about to arrive - what a joy! Love your samples of work - makes me want to get out all my paper stuff :) Have a good party! Karen Gass

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  6. Lovely work Cristi. What an exciting time for you!

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  7. Hello, great to meet you. Really like your mix media art. He's growing beautifully by the looks of your bump!

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  8. Congratulations! Your pages and art journaling are great! Glad to meet another scrapbooker!

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  9. Hey there fellow Pittsburghite! Thanks for coming by my blog and so glad you like what you saw! I'm now a follower and look forward to seeing more of your artwork. Congrats on your upcoming Motherhood! See you soon ... stay warm! I just came in from snow blowing the driveway ... probably 8" out there and 12 in the drifts. Time to do a little blog hopping and then put my feet up.
    Hugs from Ohio!
    Darlene
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  10. First of all, you and your babe look sooo pretty together! Nothing like life giving life. Then I want to say that I love the idea of "mix media" as a verb. I am a writer; totally in love with words, creativity in general and colors. It is lovely to meet you, and I've started following. May the universe bless you and the wee soul that grows in you!

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  11. I love how you are documenting the "bump" ! It will be a wonderful way to show your son how he grew before you even met him !

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  12. I'm loving your scrap booking and art journalling. I hardly do any, but it's something I'd like to learn more about. I look forward to following.

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  13. Vicki's GYB party led me here....and I couldn't be more delighted! I'll be a frequent visitor...looking forward to seeing what you are doing to prepare the "little guy's" room. I'm impatiently waiting for my first great grandchild...who is (as of this writing) being shy about making her appearance (she's two days past her due date!) I'm loving making little (teeny-tiny) adorable things for her...earlier today, I posted some pictures of something I just finished. It's like making doll-clothes! ;o) What fun! I hope you'll stop in and visit me...Sara

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  14. It's a pleasure to meet you, your work is lovely, and thank you for stopping by my Blog with such kind words. Judy x

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  15. Hello Cristi! What joy- how exciting to be expecting a baby! Congrats :) Thanks for visiting my blog for the gyb event. I have not tried multi media SmashBook style projects, but do cards, altered projects and layouts. Looks like you will have plenty to document once baby arrives. Have a nice weekend,
    Shawn

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  16. you make some beautiful art! Congrats on the baby

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  17. Lovely to meet you and the little one! You do lovely work. I'm a new follower and I'm a jewelry artist. Please drop by for a visit.

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  18. Hello Crisann nice to meet you thanks so much for visiting my blog, nice mixed media and scrapbooking, congratulations on your new baby.
    Jackie

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  19. Im glad you stopped by my blog and I could discover yours! I love your pages and I have a love for art journaling though I am not good at it lol I do it occasionally, of course mine is digital though :) I am a new follower, I would love to see your pages and the baby when it comes! I love babies but sadly my baby days are over so I live vicariously through others now lol

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  20. Congratulations Cristi on you soon to be born baby! How exciting. It feels like a million years since my son was born. But really, it was just 21 years ago yesterday. Enjoy all your tiny moments, they will be the very best.

    Your blog is beautiful and I've often wondered if I could do some mixed media art work and I have been thinking about starting some sort of art journal. I write poetry and thought of incorporating the two.

    I am a craftsperson and have gotten into miniatures but I have dabbled in a lot of different things. Scrapbooking, sewing, felting, etc. This has been such a fun year getting to build a fairy house with the help of my husband and all the interiors that I have been working on and making the miniature food and some of the furniture and so on. I hope you'll stop by and check out my blog too. This is the first time I've been in GYB party and you are right, there are sooooo many blogs to go through. It's going to take me a while.

    It's so good to meet you and I wish you and your little family well and beautiful blessings, Bird http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

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  21. So nice to meet you Cristi, and a huge congratulations to you on your expecting mother hood. That alone will be an amazing journey for you. Your journals and art work are fabulous. (farmgatcreations.blogspot.com)

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  22. Hi Cristie! Nice to meet you. I've browsed your blog and I absolutely love your mixed media art. I'm now following you.

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  23. HI Cristie.....thank you for visiting my blog. It is taking me so long to visit I am not very far down the list. I like to take my time and go through old posts and really get to see what people love and do. I am so thrilled for your new arrival.....what a wonderful expectation. Hope to see more from you.

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  24. Hello! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I found yours on the last GYB party. I'm impressed with your organization! My stuff would last that neat for about 2 seconds! LOL! I cannot wait to see that little guy and what kind of creative sparks he brings to you!
    XO
    Rachel

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  25. Cristi - CONGRATULATIONS on the new little someone special, first and foremost! BEAUTIFUL artwork - GREAT blog...I am dropping a note here, and heading back for more reading. Glad to be onboard - Happy Blog reading! Tanya

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  26. Cool Blog, love that you are a mixed medium artist too. I'm now a follower. Thanks for stopping by my TTE Designs. Congrats on your baby too!
    Regards, Tammie Everly/ TTE Designs tammie@ttedesigns.com

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  27. Thank you for visiting my blog! And, congratulations! What an exciting time for you. I had the nicest browse through some of your mixed media posts and look forward to seeing more in the future.

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  28. Wow you are a woman of many talents. Congratulations on the bump :) I love your mixed media pages and your scrapbook layouts are very nice. You have a very nice blog. It is so nice to meet you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  29. Love all your paper crafts--you definitely have a talent for it! Yes you are so right about how long it takes to make it through the list of blogs! Good luck with the "little guy" and we'll be back to go through your archives when we're done with the party.

    Cheers,

    Deb and Kathy

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  30. I am visiting via the GYB party and like you, I enjoy many different crafts, gardening, decorating, painting furniture . . .

    Drop by my blog when you get a chance.

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  31. Wow I love your work, it's stunning !!! And you look lovely with your bump :)
    xx

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  32. Wanted you to know I did visit!! You and your bump are very sweet. :) I hope you do try quilting and email me with any questions at all!

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  33. congratulations on your pregnancy, best wishes. visiting via Vicki's GYBP and wish you well.

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  34. Love your work. I like the range in your projects. Congrats on your upcoming delivery. I wish you all the best. Happy hopping!

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  35. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog... so glad to have found yours! Congrats on your growing family; I love your mixed media artwork. I hope you find time to continue it as your life changes and gets busier! All the best!

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  36. I love mixed media. I'm more of a diarist than journaler, but I do keep a journal as well. Mostly ideas for embroidery patterns, quotes...New follower.

    Feels like I will never finish this list of blogs, but it is great seeing what is out there. Please visit my embroidery blog if you are so inclined. (I'm in the 1st group.)

    aprilsongstress

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  37. What a sweet blog you have and such pretty creations. and you are just adorable with your little baby bump - congratulations! Visiting from the party : ) cheers from singapore!

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