Many of my blogging friends have been sharing their favorite cards from 2011, so I thought I'd share mine too. It really is fun to go back and look at all the cards I created last year. I have them in order here, from early in the year, to more recently, but not necessarily one for each month. I just picked some of my faves, and ones that I really had fun creating. So here we go!
Do you remember all the excitement when the Fabulous Flourish stamp was released? I stamped it twice for a shadow effect on this card.
I loved coloring these flowers from Flourishes, and making it look like they were growing up out of the snow!
Here's one of my favorite stamps from Hero Arts. You all know how much I love flowers, and these are just a joy to color!
I wanted to do something really fun with this Hero Arts, tree stamp. I do love the way this card turned out! I remember it was the end of our long and cold winter, and I was aching for some flowering trees.
Another one made with the Hero Arts Floral Garden stamp. I used a neat technique that Jennifer McGuire had shared on the Hero blog.
I don't stamp on patterned paper very often, and this card reminds me to do it more in the new year!
I loved taking out an older Hero Arts image, stamping it twice for a long card, and of course, coloring all those little flowers!
I LOVE the Pine Cone Wreath! This one took lots of time, cutting out each pine cone, and adhering them, to create some dimension. Another fun one to color!
Stamping, inking, distressing, embossing . . .it's all on this card.
I don't make cutesy cards very often either, but it was fun combining some Hero Arts with Penny Black, for a happy card!
This one was cool because I took out some Tim Holtz Fragments to play with. Love the way the ornaments looked after inking, stamping and embossing!
This card was shown on the Lily Pad Cards blog for my guest design spot. I used patterned paper again here . . . .yay! :)
And the last one I'll share is my silvery embossed, Christmas tags.
It's been a year full of learning, creating and just having fun playing with stamps and ink. I'm really looking forward to more of the same this year, and hopefully finding the courage to submit a card or two for publication - we'll see.
I want to thank all of you for your continued support and friendship in 2011! So many of you inspire me on a daily basis, and I am very grateful for that! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year, filled with creativity! :)