Sunday, December 30, 2012

Looking back at 2012

Several of the bloggers whom I follow have posted their favorite cards from the past year, and I think I'll do the same.   Through looking back at my card making I might be able to see what is going well and what is going wrong, if you know what I mean?  So here goes...

 I like the colors on this first card; they seem to fit the digi well.  I was imagining the "hot" chick on a hot sidewalk or beach...And I like the texture of the red paper.

 I have to confess that I really do love this card which I made for my hubby for Valentines Day.  I had not made a shaped card before that was quite so complicated, and the success I felt was a real highlight.  Hope to make more in 2013 using the CAMEO that the same sweet guy bought me for Christmas this year!

I thought this card came together very well.  I should have matter the heart and the word panel with black, but I still like it.  I think the ribbon finished it nicely.  Simple and sweet.

 This green card is my all time favorite for several reasons.  First I LOVE the digi by A Day For Daisies.  And I love the way my pencil coloring turned out, looking like that diaphanous fabric that is often used for these dresses.  I love the embellishments also, especially the gem being put in the young girl's hair.  Wish I could get it all together like this more often!

 A guy's birthday card, digi from Bugaboo.  Isn't he cute?  I like the digi papers and the jute lariat.  I thought they and the three copper brads added a nice touch.

 This was my first Z-fold card.  It was a lot of work, but I was quite satisfied with it in the end.  I matted the white and gold paper with a lighter shade of the base color.  I haven't made many more of these, but I'm thinking I ought to...

 A Bugaboo image, a digi background from Create with TLC and a printable that was a freebie but I don't remember from where (I'm sorry).  I really like the way the blue and orange work together on this and the ribbon that makes it pop.

I've made two of these using a Create with TLC image and sentiment.  I absolutely love the way this turned out, a nice mixture of colors and textures, though you cannot see much of them in the photo.

 Another shaped card, made with my new Cameo.  It was much easier to do than the first  one, made with my SD.  I love having the space to work with.. .  I opened the Cameo on Dec. 1, used it for 3 weeks sometimes difficultly) and will be shipping it back this week because the screen doesn't work.  Phooey!  Hope it won't be long before the new one arrives!

This is an awful picture, I know, not at all in focus, but I still like the card.  I like the layers that I used, though I think I should have had an orange layer above the patterened layer and under the green.  Hummm.  Guess I need to remember more layers, that seems to be a theme here...

Well, I believe this is post #109 for me, and I am nearing the end on my second year of blogging.  Funny, I know I'm not terribly consistent, but I really do enjoy this.  It's an interesting way to use the writing skills that I have done so little with over the years.  As a teacher, I write all the time, but it tends to be short notes and comments, not anything personal or very substantial.  It will be interesting to see where blogger leads me in 2013!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!



  1. Very cute examples from your work for the year. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful cards and I love the way you shared with us your thoughts on each. I especially like the shaped card for your hubby since making it brought you such joy.

    Be blessed in the New Year and keep up the great work.

    Thanks for visiting me today!


  3. These are all terrific! My favorites are the one at the top, so summery and fun, and your Christmas snow man!! Happy New Year!!!

  4. I think your cards are all gorgeous! I especially love the car card. So cool!

  5. Hi Sue,

    ALL of your cards are lovely! I would not be able to choose just one.

    Happy New Year to you - hope 2013 is your most creative year yet!


  6. Love seeing your top ten list...wish I was organized to do the same! It helps to see your list since I obviously missed some of your post of these darling cards. I want to case your little crab.

  7. Isn't it great to look back at the cards of the past and see what you like now.. I know when I look back at some of mine I think, what was I thinking there! hmm should have done this or that .. It is all a learning curve and so much fun to do that I still get excited when I do it all.. I so love the color and textures of it all.. The crab in the boat, valentines car and the last one with the girl in the swing just beautiful..
    Sandy :)


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