Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking Back: Some Favorite Projects From 2013

It's time for an annual look-back at the year to showcase a few of my favorite creations.  This was my blog's third year, but I posted quite a bit less than last year.  (although still more than the first year!)  I had some mojo droughts, so to speak, where I didn't create much at all, and also some heart-wrenching experiences that put my creativity in deep freeze for a while.  Life has a way of doing that sometimes.  My unofficial word for the year was "change" and change definitely happened in both expected and unexpected ways.  I'm ready to put this year behind me and move on.  Still, despite less output than originally planned, I love what I made.

I'm going to show the pictures of my thirteen favorite projects in honor of the year 2013.  (in no particular order)  Click on them to go to the original post for more info about each one.

It was fun to try the chalkboard technique for this card, plus I just adore that gorgeous Limeade Ice color.


I got back into reading books this year and this sweet Bella stamp is just adorable.


Pink and black, what's not to love?  I need to make a whole set of these for myself.


I made this for a Splitcoaststampers challenge.  It was a true labor of love, and it makes me smile every time I look at it.


Love these greens!  Polka dots and chartreuse brads put it over the top.


Glitter buttons!  So much fun and such a simple card.


This card brings fond memories of Kool-Aid dyeing watercolor paper butterflies with my daughter for the PTI Stamp-a-Faire back in August.  Plus, we won Top Chef!  :D


I love the soft colors and ridiculous amounts of glitter in this card.


I made this birthday card for my sister.  Love the pretty patterned papers!


This card was a CASE using my own supplies, but I still really love it.   :)


Love this color combo, plus I really love snowflakes.


Love the bright pink against the black and that sassy little PI girl.


This was a commissioned birthday card I made earlier this year and it's still one of my top fave cards I've ever made.


So there you have it!  Just a sampling of my 47 posts this year.  I made a new card today that I will post once the sun comes up tomorrow and I have better light for photographs.  Now, it's time to sign off and go welcome in the new year with friends and family.  The table is spread and the wassail is simmering.   Cheers!


  1. Beautiful collection of projects! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year!

  2. Very nice selection - I just love the banner card with the buttons. So simple yet so colorful and glittery!

  3. You were so creative this year...my fave is the Sincere Thanks card with the cute pastel banners. Loved seeing your faves!

  4. I enjoyed looking at each of these, and got a big smile from your paper pieced girl with matching banners - so fun! Also love the green flowers with all those dots.

  5. So much to love! I'm so inspired by your monogrammed card and the clean and simple glitter buttons card.

  6. Such a wonderful collection of cards. Here's to continued creativity and craftiness in 2014.


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