Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favorite Cards of 2013

Hey there!

It's New Year's Eve and I thought I had better get this post up before 2014 begins! I've chosen some of my favorite creations from this past year to share with you. 

In the last 12 months, I fell even more in love with card making and also found a love for mixed media and art journaling. Here are my faves shown in chronological order.

Remember how much we all LOVED the Leafy Vines stamp from Hero Arts? YUM!

                          This one was inspired by Shari Carroll (I think she's amazing!) 


                                      The Painted Flower from Hero Arts was another fave this year.

                                          I created this one for my son David's 18th birthday.

                                               Another card inspired by Shari Carroll.

 This optical illusion card was created using two of the Simon Says Stamp, Full Card Hexagons Dies, and layering them together to make the cubes.

                This one was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's card in the online class, Summer Card Camp 2.

                                                  LOVE this WPlus9 stamp and die set!

 This is very special to me. It's page one in my Art Journal. It was my first try at mixed media and I fell in love!

                          Here's a double page in my Art Journal. I really love how this one turned out!

                    So fun to use splatter on cards, and this Hero Arts butterfly has always been a fave!

                        I love how easy it is to create an impact with this Simon Says Stamp stencil set.

                 It's always so exciting when Simon Says Stamp comes out with new stamps and dies!

                                  More Mixed Media - this time on a canvas block from Tim Holtz.

           This is my favorite Christmas card created this year, using Simon Says Stamp dies and stencil.

                                                          Mixed Media on a card - love!

                        This wonderful stamp and die set from WPlus9 was definitely a fave this year!

Yup, another card inspired by the amazing Shari Carroll - what would I do without her? :)

                           Getting inky has always made me happy, so I leave you with this last one.

If you're still reading this, thank you! I know it was a long post.

I want to also thank each and every one of you for the visits, comments, support, encouragement and inspiration over the last year! I love this amazing hobby of ours! ♥♥♥

Wishing you all a fabulous New Year! Here's to lots more creativity in 2014! 


Libby Hickson said...

So many gorgeous creations, Barb! 2013 was a good year in your craft space. :-) Can't wait to see what you share in 2014! Happy New Year!

Wendy Goundrey said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your walk down the 2013 memory lane! Great job!

Betty said...

wonderful selection of your wonderful cards! happy new year!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love all your gorgeous creations Barb! Happy 2014 to you and your family!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

All lovely and enjoyed seeing them. Happy new year!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous creations Barb, great to see them again. Happy New Year!!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards, Barb! Interestingly, so many of your faves are also my faves of yours!

Thanks so much for all the gorgeous eye candy...Happy New Year, my friend!

Laura B. said...

Loved seeing your favorites! Happy new year to you!

Lin said...

Every one a gem, Barb! By a hair, my favorite is the Wplus9 florals - so beautiful! Happy 2014, Barb!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love all your creations Barb! You're not only an amazing artist/card maker, but a true genuinely amazing person! I love seeing all the encouragement and comments you render others as they too create! I look forward to getting to know you better in the future. Happy New Year!

Maureen Morton said...

You are truly amazing! What a great year. Your talents are so diverse and skilled - you rocked it, girlfriend! Happy New Year!

Nat said...

Hi Barb, thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog in 2013 :) I love all the cards posted, You are very talented. Wishing you an amazing 2014 full of creativity and happiness.

Tracey McNeely said...

All gorgeous cards Barb! Happy New Year!

Cindy C. said...

Thank you for a wonderful review of your favorites Barb! It's always a pleasure to see your creations! May 2014 be what you wish and more!!

Sally said...

Beautiful art gallery, Barb! Such a wonderful walk down memory lane. Happy New Year to you!

Cat Craig said...

A lovely retrospective, Barb. Your art is amazing.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--I'm just in awe of your gorgeous creations, Barb! Happy, happy New Year!

alexandra s.m. said...

✯ Happy New Year ✯
I've enjoyed this recap post tremendously Barb!
You are one talented artist!!

Trinh said...

You do every style well! Love the variety shown here. Happy 2014, Barb!

Helen F. said...

Barb, each one of your creations is so beautiful and different from the one before! These would make a gorgeous calendar :-)
Best wishes to you and your family for a Happy Healthy 2014, dear friend!

Martha said...

Barb, I so enjoyed seeing all these beautiful creations, again! You selected a lovely collection!
Happy New Year! ♥

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards Barb. Thanks for sharing your favorites.

donna mikasa said...

What a fabulous array of styles, Barb! You do them all so well. Thanks for sharing and here's to an awesome 2014!

Virginia L. said...

Each one of them was created with such love and attentions, Barb! Your 2013 cards are AWESOME! Wish you a happy healthy 2014!