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~


  1. you picked really great ones....i LOVE the mother soft and beautiful!!

  2. I enjoyed looking at your top 10! I'm a simple stamper myself. My coloring skills are passable but sometimes I can color something that looks pretty good and then I feel all talented. LOL

  3. These are great!! My fave is your balloon card!! I also love it when I see a piece of paper and know exactly what I'll do with it.

  4. I guess I can't quite give up Christmas yet, because my two favorites were both Christmas cards. The pine cone card for your husbands staff and the beautiful holly card. Both cards were beautiful. You have made some very pretty cards this year. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. The background paper on your balloon card is perfect for that card. It's truly one of my favorites. Although, #3 Hugs & Kisses is absolutely stunning too. It looks like you put a lot of time & love into that one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on each one. It was fun to read.

  6. These are great!! I love your mother's card with floral fusion! That is so pretty and one of my favorite PTI sets!

  7. Great cards. The holly in the last card is awesomely colored and constructed. Gosh! So lovely. What am I talking about? They are all marvellous. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Oh, you have wonderful cards here! I love them all, especially the balloon with the patterned paper. My patterned paper sits and stares at me too, so I want to use it more often! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Lovely assortment of cards!!! I'd love to know where you got your stamp for #7. I just love that saying and the size.....thus, that is my favorite of your cards. You had an awesome, here's to a fantastic 2011!

  10. Oh what lovely cards...that holly one is really spectacular!

  11. I LOVE that sentiment on your valentines card. So cute! Really like the Violets card too... I might have to break out that set and ink it up now! :)

  12. These are so lovely! Adore your Valentine cards and the Christmas holly card is just awesome. Great job with all--thanks for sharing!

  13. Beautiful cards! It was nice to hear all of the thought that went into each one too. My favorites are the Mother card and the Hugs and Kisses card. Lovely work!

  14. These are all great. I especially like the one with the ice skates. Happy New Year!

  15. What fabulous cards! Holly is also my favorite at Christmas, so I am partial to your last card. And you should have no concerns about your coloring--it's beautiful!

  16. Absolutely beautiful cards. Your 'Mother' card is my favourite...I prefer simple too!

  17. Thanks for sharing - my personal favourites are #9, #6b and #4. Looking forward to seeing your creations in 2011! Happy New Year! Nicole

  18. All are so pretty, Deb! I love the gorgeous Mother card and your pinecone one. Happy New Year!

  19. What stamps are in your hot air balloon set? They're adorable!

  20. Makalah, the hot air balloons are from Papertrey Ink. The set is called Up, Up, and Away! Thanks for your kind words!

  21. What an awesome collection! All are fabulous!