Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Year In Review Blog Hop


With 2011 coming to an end, we have a tendency to look back over the year and review everything that has happened, both the good and the bad.  Karin, one of my fellow Sparkle N Sprinkle designers, is have a Year In Review Blog Hop at With an “I” for Paper so I have reviewed the last twelve months on my blog and I am going to share with you my 12 favorite cards for 2011. 

Being a designer for Sparkle N Sprinkle the last six months has been an honor and so much fun, so I want to share my favorite cards using SNS stamps and products first.

 
Tri-fold card using Fancy Butterflies.

  


        Bird Swirl Set                                       Easter Chicks Set combinded with
                                                                  Spellbinders' 2010 Heirloom Ornaments.

 

Shaker Ornament using Playful Pengies and Tis The Season sets combinded with Spellbinders' 2010 Heirloom Ornaments.



My next cards use stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs.  When I first started to enter their challenges, I borrowed a stamp from a friend and had to be very creative with this one image to meet the various challenges.  I was really thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for two months this summer.  Here are a few of my favorites.





 As You Graduate and Faith sets. 
     
        
Card Holder and a set of cards using Scripture Series 2 and Scrolly Borders





A side-step card using Scripture Series 2, Scrolly Borders, and Happy Birthday sets from ODBD.  I added a Garden Oval Topper, Fushia Mix, and Ultra-Fine Sage from Flower Soft.
  
  
         

Holiday Easel Card using Serve the Lord and His Gift stamp sets and Crocheted Circle Die from ODBD and 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, Standard Circles, and Layered Poinsettia dies from Spellbinders.


The remaining favorites use stamps from various companies whose challenges I try to enter as often as I have time. 




I have collected House Mouse stamps for years because they are just tooo cute and irresistible.







Another one of my favorite companies is Impression Obsession.

    





My final card used stamps from JustRite .
This was my first Center Step card and one of the first cards I won a challenge with.
 I hope you enjoyed reviewing these favorites.  I would love if you left me a comment, letting me know which of my favorites is your favorite and why.  Also, don't forget to go here to find links to other blogs that are participating.

One last item - in reviewing my blog I realized that I totally forgot about my one year blogiversary.  I plan to combine this with a celebration of another year to come in January.  Watch for this because I will be offering some candy.

E. Marie

23 comments:

Brenda said...

Marie - Your cards are lovely, but my favorites are the "ornament" bunny - the pengie ornament and the ornament easel card!

Sandra said...

Hi Marie, Such an adorable collection of beautiful creations such a pleasure to view them :) Sandra H

Shelly Schmidt said...

I cannot choose just one or two that I like the best- you make beautiful cards and your year in review is wonderful!

April said...

Beautiful cards, Marie! I don't remember seeing the butterfly card. Awesome. Love all the cards. I also enjoyed yesterday.

Hugs, April

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful cards, gifts and projects, Marie! Always so unique and a variety of styles and techniques. I love visiting your blog!

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie all the cards you chose are so pretty.Great sampling of your projects!!

Kara said...

LOVE the holiday easel card!! happy new year!

Karin said...

Your cards are always stunning and I have no idea how you were able to narrow it down! Beautiful work that is intricate, interesting and always inspiring! Thanks so much for playing along at my blog!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

gorgeous cards, from first to last they're all so very pretty

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Beautiful cards! I just love the ornament carrot though...what creativity!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful. TFS.

Julie E said...

What beautiful detailed creations! The easel card with the ornament is my fave - the classic colors and the embossing are perfect.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful collection of cards! You include so much detail in each one. I loved looking at all of them.


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

Tracey McNeely said...

All beauties. Your have put so much effort into the detail of each and every one.

Linda said...

Wonderful display Marie. I love your House Mouse. You are an inspiration.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful array of cards! My fav is the bird swirl set! Happy New Year!

Terri said...

They are all great! I especially like the Easel card with the ornament. Happy New Year!

Tracy said...

Fabulous collections Marie! That shaker ornament really caught my eye. Everything is just beautiful! Thanks for joining the hop!

carol (krillsister) said...

Great collection. The shaker card & poinsettia ones are my faves.

AllisonG said...

They are all beautiful cards, but my favorite hands-down was the first one with the butterfly - absolutely stunning!

Rose said...

Oh, it sure is fun to see your year's worth of beauty all lined up in one place. Thanks. ~ Rose
Your work is stunning so I'll just add that your Card Set RULES!

hobby said...

just amaaaaaaaaaazing supeeeeeeeeer, dupeeeeeeeeeeer, I just love that red christ mas ornaments and birthday cards, wow.

sandra's crafty corner said...

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)