I spent some time looking through my 2012 blog posts and I think that my blogging shows continued improvement. I began the year as a slightly-experienced blogger and in September of 2012 I gladly accepted the opportunity to become more involved as acting challenge coordinator at the Crafts and Me Stamps challenge blog. I've expanded my interests in papercrafting and continue to be inspired by you uber-talented artists who show work that I've come to know and love. Some of my favorite 2012 occasions and projects are included below. Oh I do cherish basic card art but it's especially fun and exciting to see fancy folds and other projects! Hmmm . . . it also appears to me that I hold my classically-shabby style - LOL!!!
There are five individual cards shown below so I enter this post in Debbie's My Favourite Five of 2012 for a chance to win her fabulous favorite things candy. (You can click on each pic to link to the posts for more details.)
In January, I dabbled with silhouette images that are growing in popularity for ease of use as I created this simple note card set with folder. I was also thrilled to join Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bells as a guest design team member.
February shows my use of the lovely silhouette fairies with their houses made of digital papers . . .
I prepared one of these windowed candy gift boxes for each holiday guest in April.
In May, I added this fun USA-themed card in support of our Olympic competitors. I was also jumping up and down with the thrill and honor of being officially named a Digi Bell!
In August I gained my 200th Follower!
In September I added my first round side-step card . . .
. . . and first flip z card . . .
I was thrilled to accept a guest design team spot at Ladybug Crafts Ink in October. I also love the delicate presentation of these lacy-edged cards . . .
Of course I was excited the play along with the Do You Stack Up design team as their guest in November. I also think that this silhouette fairy is the perfect addition to this holiday gift bag . . .
I had to add a swinging easel to the back of my first spring-fold card to hold it up . . .
November's Happy Mail calendar book will remind me to send Happy Mail to loved ones all year round . . .
These post-it note holders made wonderful and practical December gifts . . .
These cracker boxes are loads of fun to make too . . .
It's been another wonderful year in papercrafting and blogging.
I am ever grateful for your kind words, encouragement and inspiration throughout 2012.
Here's wishing you a happy and healthy New Year that's overflowing with all good things!
As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!