Friday, December 30, 2011

What a year!

Re-runs, reminiscence, reminders.  Whatever you want to call them, here is my year-in-review post - and since I only started blogging in February 2011, I'm calling it my

TOP 11 of '11
(click on the month below each picture to visit the original posts)

February, my first card posted to my brand-new blog.

March, pretty in pink.

April, stashing it up.

May, a postcard for you...

June, my first-ever challenge win!

July, summer card camp :)

August, a crittery hello.

September, friends having babies need thank yous...

October, where we learned how to make faux washi-tape :)

November, how to spell s-n-o-w.

December, may your days be merry & bright...


I hope you've enjoyed this look back in time... I'm linking up my post to a fun hop on Karin's blog.  You should join in too!

I can't believe how awful some of the pictures were of my earlier cards ;)  I still have a ways to go, but it's nice to see that I've learned some over the year *grin*.

All the best for a happy new year!  We'll probably be sitting in this year, playing board games with the kids, and setting the clocks back so they can think they've made it all the way to midnight (more like 9pm...) Silly string and blowers for all!  They'll never know the difference :)

43 comments:

  1. What a great year it's been. What a fun retrospective. So many wonderful cards. I've really enjoyed following your blog and getting to know you this year. Here's to another year of great cards.

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  2. Beautiful cards! I love those barn yard animals :) Thanks so much for playing along and linking up at my blog! Happy New year!

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  3. great cards Elena!! There were a few I hadn't seen, like the birdies! Love that one:) Happy (Crafty) New Year!!

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  4. Oh all wonderful cards Elena! Love that first Feb. card. The one with the birds is another favorite . Great idea to showcase a few. Happy New Year!

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  5. These are all so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! I love the 'stash card - totally made me smile.

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

    (Stop by my blog for your chance at Whimsy & Stars Studio blog candy!)

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  6. All really lovely cards, Happy New Year!

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  7. Beautiful cards! My fav is the first one! Happy New Year!

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  8. They are all great! I especially like the onesie. Happy New year!

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  9. Cherish those days- they pass by really quickly!!! Your cards are wonderful- your style is very nice! Love the baby onesie! Happy New Year!

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  10. The baby card shaped like a onesie is adorable as well as the card with the cow, pig & sheep. I also like the card with the little birds.

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  11. I just love the March pretty in pink card and those adorable little plaid birds. Beautiful selection of truly lovely cards. :-) Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  12. 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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  13. Beautiful cards that are all magazine worthy! My favorite is the thank you card in the shape of a onesie...too cute!

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  14. Love your style--all of your cards are just FABULOUS! The card with the birds is adorable!

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  15. They're all fabulous but have to admit I love December's!
    The lights on the woodgrain...
    such a great "inspiration" piece...
    *giggle*

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  16. These are so sweeeet! My faves? The barnyard scene and that AWESOME snowman card, loooove it!!! That postcard totally looks like it was purchased at a store :)!

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  17. Fabulous set of cards. The one with the dressform is stunning.

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  18. Oh these are all so CUTE!! I'm going to have to pin a few so I can case you one day!!

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  19. All of your cards are just so sweet but November is my favorite.

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  20. Oh, these are all so wonderful, Elena!
    Happy New Year, my friend!

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  21. You saved the best for last, that Christmas card with the string of lights is so beautiful. I love it. That baby card with the little giraffe is a close second. You have done so great in your first year, can't wait to see what you do next year.

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  22. Love your balloon card! You do beautiful work. Happy New Year!

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  23. Love these, Elena! That is one of the most beautiful postcard cards I have seen yet!

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  24. Fabulous! February is my favourite. Wonderful creations.

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  25. wonderful! Something about Lawn Fawn stamps and those smiling faces makes me happy! Have a great New year!

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  26. Hey friend - love your cards - love your personality - love being friends. My favorite is that sweet snowman - earmuffs get me every time. Happy New Year!!

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  27. Hi Elena! I love July and November! Your cards are fantastic. I hope you have a happy new year!

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  28. They are ALL great cards but I especially love April and November. So glad to have visited your blog -Happy New Year!

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  29. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Elena! Love all of them.
    Wishing you and your family, a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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  30. Elena.......Your cards are so adorable! I absolutely love April and December. It's difficult to pick just one! Happy New Year to you!

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  31. These are gorgeous!! Very nice to see them all lined up here, fabulous inspiration! Love it!
    Wishing you a wonderful new year!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  32. What a great selection of cards! July is my fave because I think that set is so cute!

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  33. Elena, wow! I love your style :) I think my favorites would definitely be the Snow card, and then the Critter hello. Thanks so much for sharing your talent :)

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  34. Great work, Elena! My favorite would have to be the one from June with all the little bitty birds. I'm quite fatuated with that set, even still. Love the way you extended the one little guy's legs. :)

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  35. These are beautiful, Elena! It's so nice to see such a great selection of your work lined up like this. Can't wait to see what you do in 2012.

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  36. I love your collection! The first thing that strikes me is the wonderful way you use contrast! So beautiful!

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  37. Happy new year! I love following your blog, so much inspiration! I love the first card, the postcard and the baby TYs the most. TFS!

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  38. Fun cards, Elena! I think the mustache and bitty bird ones are my favorites!

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  39. Elena they are all LOVELY!! Great picks!!
    Happy New Year!!

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  40. These are all lovely cards but my favourite is the baby one - so so cute!

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