Sue had a good idea to post her favorite cards made previous to the launch of her blog. Since my blog is only 2 months old, I really like her idea of preserving my older favorites here, too. This was so hard, like choosing your favorite child!
This one uses three of my very favorite stamps.
I've included this one because it uses the strip-piecing technique taught to me by Mary Anne, the friend who got me into making cards, and another old favorite stamp, the coneflower. This technique is great for using up little scraps, and also makes me think of quilts, another love of mine.
I love autumn. This was for a color challenge.
And this was made after Shari Carroll taught us the emboss/resist technique.
Lilacs are a sentimental favorite flower of mine. Each little flower was stamped separately in 2 colors of lavender ink.
This was inspired by my Hostess sister Sarah's scrapbook page.
And if you read yesterday's post, you'll see this is inspired by Marilyn.
You'll see Kathy's card in that same post.
This one was inspired by Jacqueline.
I love birds. This one was made about the time of our grandson's birth.
Another of my favorite flowers, the forget-me-not, made by paper-piecing.
Clear cards are so fun to make; this one was for my sister's birthday.
And just so you know, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!! This was a card using digital elements.
If you haven't noticed yet, I love hearts and flowers.
And finally, I made a card for each of my Hero Hostess sisters, using our signature apron colors.
If you'd like an up-close and personal look at any of these, just click on the picture. Thanks for indulging me!! Now please keep reading below for my favorites of other cardmakers this year.