Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Year in Review





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".





24 comments:

  1. Beautiful job on all of them!!!

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  2. Amazing card making skills! I love the step cards and the colors of the fall leaf card! Amazing! Thanks for playing along and Happy New Year!

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  3. Brenda Your crds are so pretty. My fav has got to be the new wine set. Great coloring job, too!!

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  4. Such a gorgeous line up of cards, beautiful colouring, and I love your use of texture and bling, really beautiful work:D
    Hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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  5. Great stuff! Too hard to choose a personal fav - tho' it's between the Deco Divas and the Hat Lady - thanx for the inspiration!

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  6. Beautiful cards- what a treat to see your year in review! Happy New Year!

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  7. Brenda, I love the cards you have chosen. The photos are great, and I noticed details that for some reason were not fully appreciated at the time they were posted. LOL The butterfly "using your scraps" and the quilted technique is gorgeous! Also liked the double stamping for the Autumn Blessings. The party girls have long been a favorite of mine, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Brenda, your cards are fantastic. I really enjoyed seeing which one were your favorites. Your card using the new wine sets is an awesome grand finale!!

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  9. Girls Do just wanna have fun, probably why I like this card the best of your picks... they're all good but this one makes me smile!

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  10. Wonderful collection of cards! I loved looking at all of them.


    Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

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  11. Brenda, Simply Super Doper cards. I really like them all.

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  12. Wow, these are beautiful! My fav is the hat lady card - how pretty! Happy New Year!

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  13. Really a beautiful and fun display! Too hard to pick a favorite - but Vivian may just have the edge for me!

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  14. Lovely cards Brenda! Wonderful variety. :-) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. I really love your Autumn blessings card with the gorgeous leaves. The caught a bug card is really cute.

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  16. Great cards! Loved the googly eyes on the "caught a bug" card and REALLY liked everything about your butterfly quilted card. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Oh, it sure is fun to see your year's worth of beauty all lined up in one place. Thanks. ~ Rose

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  18. They are all great! I especially like the pizza boxes. Happy New Year!

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  19. Fab selection of cards, all lovely :o) Happy New Year! Lisa x

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  20. Brenda, what a great collection! I especially love your "hat lady" - it IS so victorian and femmy! Happy New Year! xx

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  21. I love all your embossed cards! They are lovely, giving a subtle depth to the designs. Happy New Year!

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  22. wow what a fab selection of your fave creations of 2011, also a happy new year to you..ive become one of your followers

    hugs sandra (10)

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