2013 has been a banner year for me! I've made so many wonderful friends, came 'Into my own' in terms of my paper crafting style, started my blog, and even won several challenges! I've spent the last several weeks considering my goals for 2014, both personal and craft related, and I'm really looking forward to achieving my goals.
Looking back, I realized that I actually have several cards that I would consider my favorites, and since this is my first year as a blogger, I wanted to start a tradition of sharing them here on New Year's Eve ~
While I consider myself a 'Clean & Simple' cardmaker, this is the first card I ever made using the chalkboard technique, and it 'killed me' to add smudges to it! But I finally did, and in the end, I thought it turned out pretty well...in fact, I won the Hero Arts Contest for trying a new technique:
It's no secret that I 'Love' Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, and here are a few of my faves using them:
I guess I'm a big lover of their birds, too!
I created this next card as Guest Designer at CASology:
Hero Arts background stamps just make me smile...well, actually all of their products have that effect on me. For this one, I used a technique I learned from Jen McGuire:
Here's another Hero Arts card using their gorgeous Painted Flower Stamp:
Here's a fun Christmas card I made using Mama Elephant stamps...Mr. & Mrs. Claus are just too cute!
This is a card I created after numerous tries at Origami:
And this one playing with my Copic markers on the flowers and stems:
Last but not least, there's nothing like a little sunshine to brighten your day:
Thanks so much for hanging in there with me on this long post! I also want to thank you all for stopping by my blog to leave me words of encouragement all the time...it means the world to me!
Sending you all my very best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy New Year!