Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Favorite Cards of 2012

I like the idea of a post at the end of each year showing my favorites.  We're having some light snow to add to what we got just after Christmas here - a perfect day to be retrospective!

This has been a banner year for me; being published for the first time in January's Paper Crafts has given me the confidence to try again, and every once in awhile, I get another one - so thrilling!  Look for upcoming cards in Create Stamping in February, CARDS in February and March,  CardMaker in March, and Paper Crafts in the March/April issue.  In April, Cath chose me as one of her Moxie Fabbers of the Week!  And as a door closed on my DT work at Lily Pad Cards, a huge one opened as I was one of the new DT members chosen at Simon Says Stamp in June!  I love this team!  Also, in October, I was chosen as a DT member at The Craft's Meow, and have been enjoying getting settled in there, too.

 So get comfy with a hot coffee or tea - I hope you enjoy my favorites from this year!  You can click on the picture to go back to the original post.....

This one was part of the Hero Hostess Blog Hop last year, using new Hero Arts stamps:

Made while I was taking the Clean & Simple card class:

Made for a color challenge:

This one got me a Fab Five challenge shout-out at Hero Arts!  Love the colors together!

A card using Purple Onion Designs stamps as part of my DT work for Lily Pad Cards:

Made for a CASE Study challenge:

 Using some of my favorite Hero Arts stamps:

Love this darling Flourishes silhouette:

This one was for A Blog Named Hero:

For a CR84FN challenge:

I think this is my first use of tapes, using a Hero Arts sketch:

LOVE these Bo-Bunny papers:

The yellow and gingham here make me happy!  Made as a member of the Simon Says Stamp DT, a dream come true!

This may be my favorite of the year, made for another CR84FN challenge. LOVE Ali Edward's sentiment:

Hero Arts gave us some sketches this month, and this was my favorite.  When I'm stuck for an idea, this is my go-to lately:

This was a CASE of a card by Clare Buswell:

And this one made me a Moxie Fab World winner in the Minty Fresh challenge:

Another DT card for Simon Says Stamp - love these Amuse dotted papers!

And this sketch from Mojo Monday:

More Die-Namics Chevrons, using Crate Paper dps. I made this for World Card Making Day:

There's that Wallpaper Flowers stamp again, and I love the felt rose:

One of my DT cards for The Craft's Meow, using a Nina B sketch:

More Martha Stewart tapes:

Here's that sketch again!


Using my favorite Christmas papers, Basic Grey's Aspen Frost:

CASE-ing a Jennifer McGuire tag:

I'm happy to say that I am still loving this blogging and making cards; it is still a joyful thing for me.  Thank you always for your kind and thoughtful comments; it's the way we stay connected.  In the New Year I hope to do better visiting all of your blogs.

May 2013 be a fulfilling, wondrous year for all of us!


SewSuzySew said...

Everyone a Beauty Lin!

Will have to bookmark so if I need some inspiration or the mojo isn't flowing I can drool over your gorgeous selection.

Thanks for your wonderful inspiration through 2012 and looking forward to see what you create in 2013.

Happy New Year to you
Suze x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful review of 2012. I also liked your summary of everything that happened this year. I loved looking at your beautiful garden and the ginghams, pinks and blues are the things that really pop for me as something I look for from you! A blessed new year to you my friend!


Arlene said...

Fabulous cards! And I can feel the excitement in your preface. Hugs and the best of new years to you!

Kim M said...

Wonderful cards Lin! You are very talented. :-)

Jacqueline said...

Your cards are always beautiful Lin, can see your passion in creating them!
Happy New Year and may the Lord bless you and hubby!
Hugs, Jacqueline

Godelieve said...

Wonderful review Lin! Your cards are soooo pretty!
Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful retrospective, Lin! Thanks so much for your kind encouragement and all the inspiration you've given us at the HA Flickr group. It's always nice to see your face pop up in the Discussion Threads and Comments. Have a wonderful 2013!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

These are sooo BEAUTIFUL!! Adore your cards and your style!
Thanks for being a wonderful and supportive bloggie friend! Happy New Year hugs, Karin

Teresa W. said...

What a fest of fabulous card, Lin! Thanks so much for the eye candies through out the year. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs

Robin K. said...

I truly enjoyed your retrospective Lin! I've always found your work and your encouraging comments to be so inspiring:). So happy for all the crafting blessings that came your way in 2012 and will hope for many more for you in 2013! Happy New Year to you!!!

Barb said...

YAY!! I was really hoping you'd do this again this year, Lin! Gorgeous collection of cards - I ADORE your style! Congrats on all of your accomplishments this past year - so totally deserved! Sending hugs and Happy New Year wishes to you, and thanks so much for all your inspiration!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards, dearie!! Happy New Year!!

jintyoo7 said...

Amazing "Lin" collection - loved seeing them all on a roll :)

Theresa said...

Lin, your cards are always so amazing. You incorporate such a variety of designs, techniques and elements...and they always looks so stunning!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

Dawn T said...

Lin... I ADORE all your cards and this little representation is just wonderful. THANK YOU for your inspiration this year.. several times when I've been in a slump, looking at a card of yours has inspired me!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Lin, I always love looking at your cards! I love the colours and the papers you use and the way they all fit so nicely together! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

stampingandstitching said...

Wow Lin, it has been a very exciting crafty year for you - well done, you deserve it all! Loved seeing your favourites from 2012! Wonderful creations one and all! Happy New Year to you and your family:)

Kath Stewart said...

loving all your gorgeous makes for 2012...wishing you and your family a very happy 2013 and looking forward to lots more inspiration from you...hugs kath xxx

Diane Louise J said...

Enjoyed your post, it was lovely to see such a lovely selection of your beautiful cards... thanks
Diane x

Pam said...

Beautiful review! Gorgeous creations.

Jackie said...

I can see why they are your favorites, they are lovely and I think I probably pinned more than a couple to my Pinterest board!

Vicky said...

Lin I wish you a happy and creative new year! Such a collection of gorgeous cards! WOW! So happy and colorful!

Sue McRae said...

So many beautiful cards Lin, you are the queen of all things floral!

Gilda said...

A beautiful selection of your cards, Lin! I do admire your work.

Theresa's Studio said...

Lin, love your post recapping your year in cardmaking and another look at these beautiful cards. Looking forward to your achievements and cards in 2013. Thanks for all your kind comments and the inspiration that you send out to all of us. Hugs!
Wishing you a Great and Happy New Year!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Another great year in review, Lin! So thrilled to see your wonderful work published too!! My fave is the Aspen Frost Christmas card - just can't get enough of looking at that one!!

Mary H. said...

So enjoyed looking through your favorites of the year. I love your style of cards and have pinned many, many to my Pinterest Inspirational Cards board. Congratulations on all the wonderful things that happened for you in 2012, and I surely can see why you were selected for these assignments. Am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful projects you'll be creating in 2013. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your awesome creativity. Hugs

Nancy in Iowa said...

No wonder these are 'favs' they are lovely and so distinct from one another. Just popped over from Pinterest - someone 'pinned' one of your cards. So glad I clicked over to see more. Happy new year and new card making!

Unknown said...

wow. what a beautiful collection of work! gorgeous designs...and I have many faves! wishing you all the best in 2013 :)

Cathy A said...

Lin such a gorgeous gallery of inspiration, Happy New Year my friend.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Lin, your cards are always amazing! You got well deserved recognition. Congratulations. I am looking forward getting more inspiration from you in 2013. Happy New Year to you!

donna mikasa said...

What an amazing gallery, Lin! I'm oohing and aahing each one and trying to pick a fave out of your faves! Can't do it--love 'em all! Simply amazing!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Hugs!

LauraJane:) said...

HUGE congratulations for narrowing it down to 26! I'm so taken with your WARM/COZY style.
Looking farward to seeing more in the new year!
Blessings and Hugs to you.

Helen L said...

They are all beautiful Lynn!! I pinned this post so I can go back and look at it again!! Happy New Years'!!
Helen in Healdsburg :-)

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a beautiful selection of your 2012 cards.

I am looking forward to seeing lots more stunners and getting lots of inspiration from your creative talents in 2013.

Wishing yoo a Very Happy 2013.

Love Sheila x

Cat Craig said...

Since I started following your blog mid-year...I love this retrospective. Gorgeous cards Lin. Have a wonderful 2013, I look forward to more of your beautiful creations.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous cards Lin no wonder they're your favourites.
Thank you for joining My Favourite Five of 2012

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Lin these are stellar. Love the ones that you picked but I am sure that there are many more beauties that you didn't share. Love your style especially your touch of country in most of your cards. Reminds me of days gone by when things were simplier and not so modern, though that can be really beautiful as well. I guess I am a country girl at heart. Love the gingham that you use on your cards, such a wonderful touch. Blessings to you in this new year. May God continue to bless all that your hand finds to do. Hugs.

nedergaard ( Lissy ) said...

All your cards are gorgeous, Lin.... I love your style