I wasn't going to do a Year In Review post, but I did miss looking back over the year to see what's been going on. And, picking one card each month is way too much stress for me! So we've got a Top Eighteen here. The photos/captions have links to the original post if you're interested.
Here are officially my favorite cards of 2015!
|Rotating a stamp|
|Canopy of stars, collection of feathers and the blended sentiment|
|Torn background die, mix of elements|
|Set of six cards with tiny heart dies making one big heart|
|Recreation of the back of the Cosmo Cricket catalog with a stripe stamp and some watercolors|
You will LOVE this tip for tiny die pieces!
|An actual scrapbook page! Jackson's first time eating spaghetti.|
|Birthday cake topper. I feel it's a bonus when I can use supplies for things in everyday life.|
Same idea with repeating the circle stamps in different holiday colors
|Patterned papers with a white poinsettia, and tiny black sentiment|
|A boatload of masking,|
|No specific reason, I just like how it ended up.|
|Rainbow stars pointing to a sentiment|
There are two things that struck me as I assembled the cards:
1) This year I selected more "pretty" cards than in prior years, rather than "out-of-the-box" cards. Maybe because it's more difficult for me to create pretty cards, so when I do I get extra happy. Or, maybe it's because I've been trying more pretty cards.
2) My creative times of the year are definitely the "quiet" months of January - March. A whopping 60% of my favorites come from that time period. Summer (April - September) had one scrapbook page and ZERO card favorites. The rest of my favorites are from the holiday season (Halloween/Hanukkah/Christmas).
Thanks so much for all your comments and support this year, it means so much to me! If you've created a year-in-review please let me know as I'd love to stop by and check it out!!
All the best for 2016!