What a fun idea that Karin had to have a review of your favorite cards from the past year. Who would have thought it would be so hard to select only twelve! You should have started the hop at Karin Martin's blog. She's offering a $25 prize to a "crafty place". Who couldn't use that!
This is a "linky" blog - so all blogs will be accessed from Karin's blog. Can't wait to see all the fabulous cards!
To start off my "year" - here's a cute little Easter Card that I made using Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set 426. It's colored using my favorite Copic Markers and highlighted using Sparkle N Sprinkle glitter. Wouldn't be a card without those handy dandy Spellbinder dies and my embossing folders.........
Next up.... Graduation time...... Using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Graduation Set 435 - my trusty Copic Markers & Spellbinder Dies I made this fun step card.
Caught a bug? Need a cute get-well card??? Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set 423 - Jars and Elmer from Stamp Set 156 - Bugs is just the ticket. A little Copic coloring - a little masking, top it off with google eyes and it'll be a hit!
Thinking summer? Here's a butterfly card that I made for my Paper Crafts Club project using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Stamp Set 437 - Fancy Butterflies. The project was "using your scraps" and making a quilt background. I have to say that hot pink & lime green always grab my attention. Added texture using a fabulous Stampin' Up embossing folder - glittered it up with Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters and off I went!.
Here's another favorite summertime card using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Stamp Set 393 - Dani's Swing. I just love the step- cards - and the images from this were just perfect for one. What little girl wouldn't love this card for her birthday!
I made several "hat lady" cards this year - some general - some for Christmas (you can see the Christmas hat ladies in a previous post, but I think Vivian is my favorite. It's so victorian - lacy - glittery - and fun. She's from Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set 164 - Vivian. So much fun to color and so much texture.
Going into fall, I made this little pizza box filled with small note cards for a Cancer fundraiser. It uses images from Sparkle N Sprinkle Set 407 and Princess Rose embossing powder.
What fun I had coloring this beautiful set of leaves from Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set 441S - Fall Leaves. I just kept adding more and more color with my Copics. The brads were heated - dipped in clear embossing powder and then right into glitter for my very own color coordinated brad.
Going into the holidays and taking a bottle of wine with you as a hostess gift? Stamp Sets 449 - Wine Tableau and Set 450S - Chianti from Sparkle N Sprinkle certainly help fit the bill. They're perfect for creating a tag for the bottle and a card to match. Here's a card I did that also uses a couple of the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Tuscan Embossing Powders. I know you've already seen this one, but it's still one of my favorites for the year.
Lastly - girls just want to have fun! AND - a great prelude to Sparkle N Sprinkle's Blog Hop on Jan 19-20th - Deco Divas - Love is in the Air. I hope you come back for that one too!
This one features Stamp Set 419 - Heure de Party by Gail Burton and it's using my favorite hot pink and lime green colors with some black added in.......
I hope you've enjoyed my little trip down memory lane as much as I have.
Don't forget to head on back to Karin's blog to check out the rest of the "linky blogs".