Saturday, January 9, 2016

2015 Year In Review

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

Use stiff gold lame fabric for dimensional elements without the bulk. w&w: Lulu Fringe, Big Bold Happy, In a Word: Love, The Write Stuff: Love Story: So many flower possibilities with Lulu Fringe!:
You will LOVE this tip for tiny die pieces!

An actual scrapbook page! Jackson's first time eating spaghetti.

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!


  1. Love seeing all this goodness in one place - each of these is amazing in its own way. I also loved your family Christmas card, so I would have had to choose 19!

  2. Kelly, I LOVE your picks!! Though I must say, I love ALL your creations!!...You're crazy talented!! :)

  3. Kelly what a gorgeous collection of your awesome designs. So glad you did this, too many that I missed, I will change that this year! :)

  4. Your favorites are my favorites and it's wonderful to have these all in one inspirational post, Kelly! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Such a wonderful collection of creativity! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us!

  6. I'm so happy that those made with your tiny hearts made the cut ... most definitely my own favorite, Kelly!

  7. It's great to see all your favourites in one post, Kelly ... it must've been so difficult to make a choice! I'm particularly taken with the heart made of hearts ... and that awesome Cosmo Cricket cover (which I already have Pinned!)! Bon dimanche! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. A feast for the eyes Kelly, loved revisiting them!!

  9. Such a beautiful collection of cards and projects, Kelly! I think my fave is the removable tv...what a great gift for family and friends! Thanks so much for sharing all of this lovely eye candy with us, and for stopping by my blog ~ it was so sweet of you!

  10. I remember seeing all of these, Kelly, although I did have to go back and see the TV one up close again since I now have that die. You have a such a wonderful collection here but I know there are many, many more that could have made the cut.

  11. wow what a fabulous post.. all of your projects are amazing.. so creative

  12. So many wonderful seeing so much of your talent in one spot. Happy New Year.

  13. FABulous collection Kelly! LOVE it if you could link up here

  14. What a treat to my eyes! Each one of them has its loveliness and special features--absolutely delightful!! I especially adore the pink heart card and house card!!


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