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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top 10 for 2012

These are my Top 10 favorite cards from this past year.  It is fun to note that I have to work on the list to make it smaller than I do to have to make it bigger.  My absolute FAV this year was chosen because it was made as a sample for Sketch Challenge #110 for Operation Write Home.  I was honored to be asked to make the samples and all three can be viewed here.

I chose this one because masculine can sometimes be hard and I love how the paper and the image did all the work, 
 
This is from the Easter/Spring challenge and is the very first card I made with my new Cricut that Santa brought last Christmas.  I thought this was just like a piece of art.  I was so surprised and pleased with the result.
This clock card is from a tutorial at the Stars and Stamps blog called Triple Time Stamping.  This tutorial was so well explained and produces such a cool effect.  I loved this one!

I chose this card not because the design is stellar but because of the colored image.  I don't normally do hand colored images.  It is from MelJens and I colored it with pencils.
This heart card was from the Virtual Card Making Party in September and is using sketch #136.  The deep green and the gold edging made it look so rich (at least I think so).
 
Now, these stags made me smile big!  I just looked at them and thought, "wow! I did that!"  There are lots of bits and parts but it was worth all the work.
 
This is from Sketch Challenge #128 and it made the list because of the bright happy feeling I got from it.  The flowers being connected to the sentiment was supposed to be kind of like a hint.....  (?)
 
This set just had to make the list! It is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge for the month of November.  Yes, getting love and valentines ready in November is right on schedule for OWH's shipping requirements.  The wonderful digi from Create with TLC just kind of says it all!
 
Last but not least, this one as simple as it is was made with scraps using sketch #98.  After having just viewed all the posts on "scrap wrangling", I spent much of the evening making scrap cards and cleaning out some bins.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these as much as I did making them!  Happy New Year1
 
 

17 comments:

Lynn said...

From Lynn to another, I must tell you that your cards are beautiful! The clock card is very cool and that was one of my fave tutorials on the OWH blog. Happy New Year and good luck wrangling those scraps!

Misty said...

Lynn, wow! Such great cards, I bookmarked to come back and CASE!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Susan said...

Great cards. You did a really nice job on the lion coloring.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Lynn! Thanks for sharing your best of 2012! Your cards are beautiful, and I am really drawn to the patterns, colors and "all occasion" feel of your last card! Keep up the great work in 2013! Happy New Year!

Carol L said...

I love that you make multiples of your pretty cards, and I'm really loving that triple layer card with all the clocks! NJ, and happy new year!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards Lynn, I think the last one is my favorite, it's the patterned paper and swirly goodness!

Happy New Year!

Donna Nuce said...

Happy New Year! Such a lovely group of cards from last year. Looking forward to seeing more this year.

Jen said...

Lynn, wow, great cards! That second to the last set with the big love sentiment is just amazing! Happy new year,
Jen

Dixie Cochran said...

Goodness!! Terrific collection for your 2012 picks. Love your triple time stamping card! And your Father's Day card. Happy New Year!

Rachel Guerrero said...

Great top ten! Love the 3x stamped clocks and can't wait to CASE it. And yeah, you found the perfect background paper for that ship. TFS and Happy New Year!

Lee Mae said...

Lynn, your cards are always wonderful and your top ten has some of my favorites as well. The card you made for the sketch 110 challenge is one of my all-time favorites and the triple stamped clock card is fabulous. Have a great New Year!

BobbisTreasure said...

Great inspiration - thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

beautiful stamping and die cut work!!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Great collection of cards! I especially liked the tripe-time stamping done with the clocks.

Yvonne B. said...

It has been my pleasure to look through your top 10! I really love the final card you posted that you made from scraps! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your cards! Happy New Year!

Cindy E. Burton said...

I love your first one with the pinks and ivory. Has a vintage-y look and feel to it. But I think my favorite is the stuffed lion you colored. I just want to pick him up and squeeze him. Lovely cards all around and can't wait to see your creations in 2013...

Linda said...

Your last card is my fav of the group...super nice cards! Keep up the great work in 2013! tfs!!!