Sunday, January 6

My 2012 Memory Capsule ~ Part 2

Where Oh Where did the Year 2012 Go?

~  part 2 ~

This is the 2nd part of My Trip Down 2012 Memory Lane.
If you missed the 1st post, please start there.  You can find it by clicking on this link ~> My 2012 Memory Capsule ~ Part 1
I hope you enjoy these Memory Capsule Posts I am sharing and will join me in reflecting on what the Year 2012 meant to you.   I want to reflect on what each month held within its grasps, whether it be related to crafting, family, friends, or nonsense.  I want to reflect to push me in to full gear when I embark on the journeys ahead of me in the upcoming year  ~2~0~1~3~!  
I want to set so many goals for 2013 and want more to accomplish them.  I hope to bear witness to others setting and achieving their own personal goals, too.  I wish to make new friends and connect with others so that we can bounce our creativity off of each other.   I hope to watch the connections that were made in 2012, blossom into beautiful relationships!

I started this Personal Series of Memory Capsule Posts with my Reflections of the Months, January through June of 2012.  Today, I start with where I left off in my last post.

This Part 2 Post will highlight my Reflections of the Months, July through December 2012.  I value your input, comments, and any ideas you wish to share as a result of reading through my Blog and gazing at my pictures.

I will also share a Personal Series of my 2013 Goals which I will set for myself in hopes that I can always look back and revisit my accomplishments to encourage more Goal Setting further down the line.  There is always room for improvement, in my book!

I will be spending some time gathering up some fun Crafty Goodies to offer as a Giveaway if we have enough people joining in, reading along and sharing their input.  So, it wouldn't hurt to share this with your friends so they know there is a Prize Up for Grabs!  And, I promise, I will make the Prize a GOOD One, so your efforts and time spent reading along, do not go unnoticed!


July 2012
Altered Memo Board
So, a while back, I stocked up on an amazing deal.  I ended up buying about a dozen of this style memo board along with about a dozen of two other styles.  I anticipated doing some fun altering with them and in July, I created this sparkly fun one for my sweet Step Daughter Gabriella.
I really love my Krylon Glitter Blast

July 3 Girl JAM Design Team Call   
3 Girl JAM expanded their Design Team in July  2012 
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☺ ☺ ☺ Vote for your Favorite Project to WIN☺ ☺ ☺

 Shaquettes gathered their talent and participated in a fun Crafty Challenge 
for the 4th of July, 
Red White and Blue Challenge
We had an amazing turn out number of entries and I was delighted to see so many joining in the fun!
I was eager to post the showcase of projects at the Blog and couldn't wait to announce the winners.

Here are all of the Shaquettes entries 
this is another entry we had for the challenge, but the picture was lost in cyber space.....UNTIL NOW!
Thanks for finding it and sharing it again Kathryn!!!

August 2012 
 Altered Chipboard Birdhouse
I posted a lot of step by step instructions on how I created this darling birdhouse.  I covered it with fun papers and cute embellishments.  And since School was ready to start back, I made it School Themed! 

August was a wonderful month to show our LOVE for a fellow Crafter and Friend who has faced some uphill climbs during 2012.  I was honored to join the efforts of Paper Make Up Stamps and show Jennifer Scull how much she is appreciated.  
She is quite the talented crafter and is an inspiration to us all, to always smile and keep your chin held high!
Here is the fun layout I created in her Honor!

And to think, that was just a short 5 months ago, and now they are currently hosting Challenge #9 - It's A Party - Anything Goes
Head over to join in the fun...great prizes!!!!
 September 2012
 September was a month full of Altered Notebooks for me here at the Shaque.  I made several in September for various friends and family members, so look below to see a few favorites!

OWLsome Fall Altered Notebook
  M is for McKenzie, Moon, Music, and Microphone

Fall Foliage Notebook

Thank You goes to Fresh Brewed Designs
I was so happy to have the opportunity to play along with the Design Team at Fresh Brewed Designs in 2012 as a Guest Designer.  I was able to play with the darling images and stamps they offer and be a part of several Hops, too.
Thanks Heather D.
Here are just a few of the projects I was able to make as a Guest

 October 2012
Shake a Tail Feather - first Pinque Peacock SNEAK PEAK! 
I enjoy playing with Unity Stamps---SHOCKER, I know right?!?! LOL
Well, I really, really, really loved how this card turned out.  The double color embossing powder really started a new obsession with me....
 Check out that Pinque Peacock button sneak peak, too!

October was also the Official LAUNCH of Pinque Peacock!

We would love to have you 
hop over to the 
to check it all out!!!

SpongeBob SquarePants
I guess October was a great month for Altered Notebooks, too....
I made this SpongeBob themed book for my son, Lance Jr.

 November 2012
   I made my first Shaker Card!!!!  WHOOP!!!!
I have a new appreciation for this card making skill!  It was a LOT harder than I anticipated, but all in all, I got through it and loved the result!

Hard Core Cropper - Challenge #1 

I love using Core'dinations Card  Stock on projects.  I loved, even more, that they hosted some Hard Core Cropper Challenges for extra motivation.  I was able to get a few of the challenges completed and doubled that with getting some Christmas Projects (gifts) done for the Teachers at Lance Jr.'s school

We filled this cute little "back pack" up with candy for Mrs. Campbell
and for the
Hard Core Cropper-Challenge #2
we were delighted to get this card made, and it matched!!!!

November Showcase at the Shaque
 Each Month, starting in June 2012, I try to Showcase a Crafty Friend and all their talent!
November was the Month that I got to showcase my sweet Friend
Jenn Jackson 

Here are links to our previous SHOWCASED GUESTS
November 2012
October 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
HOP over and Say HELLO!
December 2012
 Since December was only a few weeks ago, I won't bore you with tons of recaps, but I will share a few of my favorite HIGHLIGHTS from the Entire Year!!!
First, I was honored to be a Growing in Unity Guest in December and here are the links to my posts each day
Day 1    ♦     Day 2     ♦          Day 3     ♦     Day 4     ♦     Day 5

AND.....Drum roll  Please. . . . . . . .

the one MOMENT that topped the entire Year!


become Husband and Wife
December 17, 2012

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Now, I will leave you to do other fun things out in the Blogiverse. 
I have really enjoyed this "Trip Down Memory Lane" and I hope you have also.

I urge you to look back at your accomplishments at your very own Blogs, to revisit the fun and great times you had Blogging in 2012!  I have a new found appreciation for friends, crafty time, and those who have inspired me this year.
I welcome 2013 with a positive outlook, infinite thoughts, dreams, and hope, and invite persistence and perseverance to stand on my side.   

What are your HOPES, DREAMS, & WISHES for the NEW YEAR???
Tell me below, I would love to read them!!!

Keep Crafting, 

:O) Jessica


  1. The summer and fall were so fun. I had gotten really busy with my sister's wedding in July, work in September and October, and holiday stuff for October through November so I didn't get to participate very much. I missed a lot but love looking at all that had gone on. Thanks so much for sharing. (I am sorry about my photobucket picture from the July 4th Red, Whit and Blue Challenge...I don't remember moving it. I'll check to see what happened.)

  2. I love that your last year was such a inspirtion to all of us and I know this new year will be also. hugs

  3. You are making me tired Jess, reading all the amazing accomplishments from this past year! Of course, marrying "Magic Lance" was the NUMBER ONE accomplishment of all!!
    Hugs to you!

  4. LOVE reading your look back through the year and LOVE even more how your year ended!! Congrats again to you and Lance and here is to an awesome 2013!!

  5. Mrs. Buffa,

    I loved this trip down memory lane. It has been such a pleasure serving with you on the 3GJ DT. Thanks for all the great inspiration.



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:O) Jessica B.
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