Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

Wow, this year has gone by fast.  Lots of life changes and lots of things have stayed the same.  I'm going to try and list my 10 favorite cards I've made this year, but to be honest, I'm not sure I've made all that many more than 10.  <blush>  Life has been very busy for me. 


I love fall and the pop of blue made me so proud.  I reached outside my comfort zone to do that.  Please excuse the bad picture but this card was too cute for me to not make my top 10. 


I mass produced these for my DH to give to his staff this year.  Simple, but elegant (I thought) and non-denominational for an office setting. 


Have you ever seen skates so tiny???  Both of my girls started ice skating lessons this year and that was the inspiration for this card.  My Canadian step-father will be in heaven to get it.  :-)


Totally outside my comfort zone again, but I'm trying to expand my horizons.  This was part of my 14 days of Valentine's cards for hubby this year.  I think I'll do it again next year; he really enjoyed them and still has them all in his card to pull out and look at again and again. 


Who doesn't love spring?  Particularly after the winter we had last year.  Snow measured in feet rather than inches is rare for around here.  The colors just make me happy. 


I love purple and so does my mom.  I'm trying to accept that I'm a rather simple stamper and I think this is one of my better examples of how simple is enough. 


This was for a card swap.  I hardly ever use light pink, so it was a challenge and I think I did okay, if I do say so myself.  I have such fun with Copics.  I almost feel talented when I use them. 


My 4 yo picked this one out to send to my niece who was having a tough go of it.  Lost her job when she was 5 months pregnant and her DH is a full-time student.  She called and said that it made her cry happy tears.  She delivered a healthy, beautiful 8 pound 8.5 oz baby girl on Dec 27!


Again for hubby's Valentine's Day month.  This was the first of the series and a bit girlie, but he loved it anyway.  LOL~


A lot of firsts for me in this card.  My first square card, my first time stamping on ribbon and the first time that I've seen a piece of patterned paper and known exactly what I was going to do with it.  I usually buy pretty paper and there it sits.  This got used right away!


I saw this stamp in a catalog and knew I had to have it.  Holly is one of my favorite holiday symbols and I knew it would be just perfect for my cards this year.  I don't think I did it justice with my coloring skills, but hey, I tried!  I also mixed THREE patterned papers which is a rare day for me.  I usually can't get even one to work out in a way I like. 

Thanks for taking a stroll down memory lane with me.  I'm going to try to keep my blog updated more regularly, but life does have a way of getting away from me. 

Happy New Year everyone!
PS  Evidently I cannot count today, so I have a Top 11 with 6a and 6b.  LOLOL~