Happy New Year! I'm super excited to be taking part once again in the Season's Givings Blog Hop! Every single person participating in this hop will have a giveaway! It's just our way of showing our appreciation for all the love our readers have shown us over the past year. I personally, am so thankful for my followers. You've all done so much to lift my spirits and challenge me to be a better crafter, and I appreciate you all so much from the bottom of my heart.
So for today's post, I thought I'd do a recap of my favorite 14 cards of 2014. It was fun looking back on these! Some of them I'd completely forgotten about. If you're interested in reading more about these cards and the supplies used to make them, I've provided a link above each photo to the direct blog post. Also, many of these cards have video tutorials linked in the original post, or you can find all my videos on My YouTube Channel. Beneath each photo is a brief description as to why it made the list. I hope you enjoy!
This card combines some of my favorite things:
Lawn Fawn stamps, Twinkling H2Os water colors,
and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
One of my favorite things to do is mix patterned papers
and combine them on a card.
I was really pleased with how this one turned out.
Once again, my signature mixing of patterned papers.
I also thought the faux stitching was fun.
I adore this sweet little fox image
and these gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh sequins!
Give me some text print, some vellum,
a little paper-piecing, some sequins,
and a cute critter and I'm a happy girl!
This was one of those rare occasions where the vision in your head
actually comes to fruition on the card.
I literally clapped when I completed this one, I was so giddy! :)
One of my other cardmaking loves is layers and dimension.
This card was a good example of both.
This card was definitely labor-intensive, but worth all the effort.
One of my favorite cards of mine ever to date.
The summer of 2014 will forever be remembered
as the season of watercolor.
I was obsessed.
See what I mean?
This card was almost entirely freehand with minimal stamping.
This is when I started to consider myself as not just a cardmaker
but a budding artist as well.
I just love chickadees and I loved that this image
gave me the opportunity to color these little birdies like them.
Plus I just loved these patterned papers.
This is the sweetest image I had the pleasure of coloring this year.
Plus those papers!
Another example of a card that comes together just as you envisioned it.
This Aurora Borealis background was just so fun to create!
Polar bears, fuzzy sweaters, and coffee?
Need I say more?
Okay, now that we've taken that brief trip down memory lane, how about that giveaway?
Stamping Bella "Ramona Loves To Glide" Stamp
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type in Hot Pink
Gem Cut Enamel Dots in assorted colors
Jillibean Soup Wooden Flag Sentiments
My Minds Eye Lime Twist Twine
Mint and White Doilies
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