Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

I can't believe that another year has gone by, and we are about ready to begin 2013!  I really wanted to take an opportunity to show you some of my favorite cards from 2012, so bare with me as I reminisce :)

I have to start every day with scripture, and so I made this bookmark for our daily devotional book.  I used a scripture set from Clear Dollar Stamps.

I made this set of cards as a part of a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit challenge.  I love to make sets of cards to give to family and friends that don't make their own.  Plus, I usually end up using up old product to make room for new ;)

I used to do tutorials for Clear Dollar Stamps, and this was one of my favorite tutorials.  You can check it out in my tutorial page.  I would really like to make more of these, so maybe I should make that a goal for 2013.

The sweet pea is the flower for the month of April, and this set from There She Goes Stamps is one of my favorite flower sets.  April is my birth month, and my parents always used to call me sweet pea.  I love all of the white space from this card.

The month of May was difficult, because we had to lay a pet to rest.  We ended up going on a small vacation shortly after this to take our minds off of it, and it was also a celebration of our son's birthday.  This card, using a Paper Smooches set, was made as a reminder that happy days are ahead.

There were a lot of cards that I enjoyed from June, but this card really stood out to me.  I had gone to a Copic Coloring Intermediate course and I colored this shortly after that.  Plus, I colored the dog and cat just like mine :)  The image is a Mo Manning digital image.

I bought my first Papertrey Ink set around this time, and so I had to choose this card for the month of July.  I really love the sentiment, and I stamped on vellum, which I hadn't done in quite a while. 

We found out we were getting another niece around the August time frame, plus August is the month of my daughter's and my niece's birthday.  The nieces and nephews know that they will usually receive at least one book from me throughout the year.  I made this tag for a one of the niece's using a digital image from Clear Dollar Stamps :)

I was pretty sick for most of the month of September with kidney stones, but the month was made amazing by being picked as a Top 5 for the Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing competition over at Splitcoaststampers.  That really did make the rest of the yucky stuff of September seem pretty small :)

Card making in the month of October is my favorite because of Hope You Can Cling To over at Splitcoaststampers.  This was one of the many cards that I made using a Simon Says Stamp set to send off for the challenges.  It so rewarding knowing that the cards you make will be used for something so good.

Some great things stamping-wise happened for me in November.  I joined the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit Design Team, and I also joined the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen.  Needless to say, I was on cloud 9 after all of that amazing stuff.  I made this card with my first kit from TE.

I was introduced to Tiddly Inks in the month of December, so I created this little card.  I do love to color.

The year was a blessed one, as they all seem to be for me and my family.  I look forward to seeing what 2013 brings.  Thanks for taking a small trip down memory lane with me, and Happy New Year!


  1. hello & happy new year lovely Cassie!
    i love your cards, you really make such gorgeous cards!! fav would have to be Jan, Feb, Jul, Sept and Oct.
    hope this new year brings with it more and more wonderful family time, super stamping and growing faith!
    hugs and smiles Sharnee xx

  2. How fun to see your faves Cass. I love them too. Some I'm seeing for the first time and loving. Mwah. Happy New Year girly!

  3. AWESOME!!!! You have a lot to be proud of!

    I was thinking of doing this myself (like I have the past two years), but then I saw just how little I crafted last year. Yikes!! Need to fix that this year, huh???!!!


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