Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Year in Review - Part One

Hello and Happy New Year to you! I hope this first day of 2012 has been great for you! 

I have noticed that a lot of my blogging buddies have been posting their favorite cards from 2011, so I decided to jump on board and head down memory lane with my favorite creations from the past year. I am sharing January through June 2011 today and will be back with the rest of the year tomorrow. Click the month and title of each card to view the original post. 

I really enjoy making Joy-Fold cards and seem to create them a lot. It is one of the few "fancy-folds" that I can create with confidence. Lol! I loved making this card for a blog hop with the lovely ladies at the Paper Players

This card was my first real attempt at "shabby-chic". This one took a while...layered flowers, fussy cutting and deciding on the layout. It has officially been entered into the "took over 3- 1/2 hours to create" club. Ugh! 

I have to be honest...making a Shadow Box card scared me and this was the first time I attempted a "sponged sky". I still love this stamp set, even if it is retired. I used it a LOT! 

This card came about totally by accident. The color combo was laying in a pile of scraps to be filed away and I thought it would be cool for a nautical-themed card.  

One of my favorite stamp sets for one of my favorite friends. I used a Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration and just seeing this card again makes me smile. Sometimes the occasion for the card seals the deal for the "favorites" list. *grin* :) 

Embossed and blinged-out butterflies with a bright and happy color combo...I can't even tell you how many of this particular card I made. This DSP is still well-loved (I'm into my 4th pack of it!) 

I will be back tomorrow with the my favorites from July through December. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you all the best in 2012! This past year was filled with SO many wonderful memories, I can't WAIT to see what this new year brings.

Big Hugs,


  1. Great cards, AM! I LOVE the shadowbox one; it is my favorite for sure! :)

  2. Wonderful cards Anne-Marie! My favorites are January and March... Just can't choose between them!

  3. Anne Marie, it's so fun to see your year in review as well! I am thinking about doing one but when I looked back at my year in review, it made me realize that I need to make more cards this year! LOL So maybe I'll do a review or maybe I won't...

    Anyway - for me, I think my favorite is your Sew Suite card. The soft colors, the fussy-cutting and the embeliishments definitely take it over the top for me. And I know how you hate to fussy-cut but you did it brilliantly on this card!

  4. This is fabulous! Since I love blue almost as much as you love pink, January and March are two of my favorites!! All of these are wonderful!

  5. Lovely cards! The sailboat one is such a great, masculine card!

  6. Terrific! March is definitely my favorite!!


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Anne Marie