Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello, stamping friends! I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year is off to a great start for you. I need to apologize (as always) for not blogging much lately. The past couple of months have been extrememly busy for me (as I'm sure they were for you as well). When life gets busy, stamping tends to get pushed to the back burner and other things take priority. We had a wonderful Christmas this year full of class parties, school programs, cookie baking, drives to look at lights, and spending time with family. Even though I stay very busy during December, it is always one of my favorite months. Lots of memories are made to be cherished for years to come.

Because I haven't done much stamping lately, I decided to do this post as a year in review and re-post some of my favorite cards from 2011. Here we go!

January- This card was pretty simple, but it used a set that I really loved from the last catalog (Because I Care). I liked the background as well. I stamped with a clear block to make it and thought that it gave a nice touch. 

February- I made this card for a wonderful friend and customer. I loved the sparkle and the flower I made with satin ribbon that was heated with the heat tool to give it the curled appearance.

March- This is a card that I have redone in different ways many times, but I love each variation. So pretty and elegant...

No April posts, so we'll move on to May- This was the Mother's Day card that I made for my mom. I really liked the color combination and the sparkle.

June- I loved this card for several reasons. It used my three favorites from the new in colors and it was an unusual card for me because it was a large square card (5 1/2" x 5 1/2"). 

July- Lots of favorites from this month. (I'll blame it on all of the inspiration I got at Convention.) This was one of my cards for an organized swap I participated in at Convention. Loved the color combo and the cupcakes done with this technique.

I loved this little note card that I made using the Easy Events set. I really liked the color combo and the adorable little hearts give it such a cute touch. 

This is a card that we made at my July Hostess Club meeting. I loved the cupcake "colored" using the paper piecing technique. I love this girly birthday card!

August- Doilies and my favorite new in color (Wisteria Wonder)! What's not to love in this card? :-)

September- How adorable is this little guy?

This was a challenge card that I made using my favorite set from the Holiday mini. I made this card within an hour of receiving this set on my doorstep and I just loved the way it turned out!

October- I told you it was my favorite Holiday mini set...

November- I LOVED this Christmas card. Welcome Christmas is a great set and I have used it tons!

I hope you enjoyed my year in review! I will hopefull have some new cards to post soon! Take care until then!

~Marla Pin It



Happy New Year! I love the look back; you had some gorgeous cards last year!

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