Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year-2011 Favorites

I have always found it fun the last few years to take a look back at my blogging year and pick my favorite cards from each month, so here goes.  I hope you'll enjoy this as much as I always do!

In January, this card for Color Throwdown #125 using a beautiful stamp from Verses Rubber Stamps was at the top of my favorites list for the whole year, too.

Do you ever make cards that you're so pleased with that you can't help but keep going back to them and looking?  This February Timeless Tuesday birthday card using the Friendly Reminders set from Flourishes was like that for me!

As I recall, I had quite a few favorites in March and had to do some serious narrowing down of the competition.  In the end, this Penny Black duck still just stole my heart, from another Color Throwdown challenge.

This special birthday card back in April, combined with another Timeless Tuesday challenge was a no-brainer as far as my favorite for that month.  I used the Lenten Rose stamp set from Flourishes on this card, along with my recently-acquired High Tea Party Doily Die-Namics die from My Favorite Things of which I am still madly in love with 8 months later!  :)

The beach scene created on this card for May had me dreaming of warm temps and sunny shores, for sure.  This vacation-themed card for the Crazy 4 Challenges team was high-ranking for May, using the Beach Life stamp set from Flourishes.

Another Timeless Tuesday card took top honors for June using the Butterflies & Blossoms stamp set from Flourishes.

July's favorite card led me to this creation for a Bellarific Friday Sketch challenge, using some distress inks for the background and a few Stamping Bella stamps.

In August, I pulled out some Kitchen Sink Stamps that Maria was kind enough to gift me with when she visited Ohio back in June to create some fabulous hot pink cowgirl boots on this card!  I'd love to have a pair of boots like these!

Several times in 2011 I was honored to join the fabulously talented girls on the Stamp Simply Store team in some challenges, and this card from a suede ribbon challenge back in September was hands-down a fave!

In October, another card created for a Color Throwdown challenge was the front-runner featuring one of my most favorite characters in stamping... Mavis!

November's favorite card was this Timeless Tuesday creation for Flourishes using the Vintage Postcard stamp set, and the Dryer Sheet Technique.  I find it hard now to contemplate trying this technique on another card, because it just seems so perfectly suited for this stamp set!  LOL

And finally in December, one of my most-recent favorite cards was this one using the newly released Pears set from Flourishes.  This stamp set can have you dreaming of warmer weather and fresh fruit, for sure!

On top of these cards, a LOT of my favorites for 2011 were also created for the Dirty Dozen galleries at Splitcoaststampers... a team I'm incredibly proud to have joined this past year!  I can't show you some of those cards here on my blog as yet, but if you're a Fan Club member at SCS you can hop over to my gallery by clicking here to see them!

AND if you're not a Fan Club member, you really should be especially if you're someone like me who has gotten years of encouragement and inspiration from visiting SCS.  Yes, it's a free site to use but I have always been a Fan Club member as a way to give back to a community who has given me so much.  Please consider a half or full year membership if you feel the same way to show your appreciation!

I wish you many of God's blessings in 2012, and happy stamping!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tanya said...

Awesome cards Tammy! Have a a wonderful new year. :)

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy -

Happy New Year!! Your cards are just beautiful. You picked some great cards to review several of them are totally my favs too.

Wishing you the best in 2012.


Lisa Kind said...

What an awesome recap of your 2011 crafting endeavors! These are beautiful, as is all your work! Happy New Year!

Christiana said...

What a lovely selection of cards, Tammy! Gorgeous coloring on these. I always find stopping in here so inspiring!