Saturday, December 31

Year in Review 2011

A crafty year in review with 11 of my favorites from 2011. I hope you feel a fresh sense of beginning for 2012... I'm looking forward to it. I'm so grateful for the friends I've made through crafting... this sassy spot on the web is one of many things I include when I count my blessings.

Without further ado:

Papertrey Ink in all its glory.  
This card is at the tippy-top of my "love it!" list.


I branched out into Copics this year and absolutely love coloring the 
Pure Innocence kids from MFT. 


When I discovered WaltzingMouse it was love at first sight. 


I'm still proud of the Scrabble tiles I created using the PTI Alpha Block die. 


In 2012 I hope to find this clean balance again.  
My Mind's Eye paper collections are definitely favorites. 


I think this is probably one of the best cards to represent my style 
and how much I love sassy somethings.


Market Street Stamps - my favorite new company.  
I was honored to be included in their "Cream of the Crop" twice in 2011.


Being a part of the Pink Persimmon creative team was a highlight of 2011.  


Anything that Melissa Phillips designed this year for PTI was an instant favorite.  
Her style (and sweet spirit) constantly inspire me.


This Christmas card took me out of my comfort zone but I loved the result.  
I made it for the Play Date Cafe  - I'm so honored & blessed to be a part of their team. 



This fall card was featured on the cover of the November 2011 CARDS Magazine.  It is my all-time favorite from this year.  It represents so much for me, but mostly a dream realized... and the beginning of something that I hope continues to grow and blossom.

I would love to check out your "Year in Review".
 Karin is hosting a great place to link up to see everyone's 2011 favorites.
Join us HERE.

I raise my glass to you, dear crafty friends!  Here's to a New Year filled with mojo & sass!
Much love & HUGS!



41 comments:

Kristin said...

I just love all of these and you know what I think about your scrabble card too *wink*!! Amazing!!

Cheryl said...

They are all so beautiful. I really like the first one and the Scrabble one. You should be very proud of all of them. Happy New Year, friend!

Elena said...

You're so talented, and a sassy lady for sure! I have one of those cards displayed in my craft corner, and feel even more special to know that it was one of your fave cards of the year! Happy new year, friend!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these are awesome, Denise! That Scrabble card rules! Love the snowflake card with the quatrefoil die, so elegant and lovely in its layers! The newsprint with the yellows is so fab, tooo!

Kara said...

Beautiful cards!!!so many are new to me. You really have a gift for using patterned paper!! Happy new year!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY, Denise! I love each of these cards--so many layers and details!!! LOVE that button flower card! Happy NEW Year;)

Kim said...

Awesome cards! I would have such a difficult time choosing my favorite, but I will have to agree with you about your first card in this post, so breath taking.
Happy New Year!

Eva said...

WOW...you are awesome at putting so many elements on a card and making it look like a million bucks! Happy New Year!

Joyce said...

Such a wonderful collection of cards. You do wonders with patterned paper. All your cards are so detailed and beautiful. Happy New Year.

Kristen :-) said...

Wow. What a great selection... how did you pick just 12? Your cards are a wonderful mix of CAS and multi layered and I think you nail it everytime! Congrats on being on the cover! Awesome! Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

Denise, I love them all and will remember your cover card probably forever...amazing! Congrats and Happy New Year!

Terri said...

They are all great. I think my favorite is the eat desert first card. Happy New Year!

Danielle said...

*Sigh* Simply gorgeous! You are the queen of layering textures and patterns - I'm so envious :o) Happy New Year!

Gayatri said...

GORGEOUS cards, Denise! Love all of them :)
Happy New Year and thanks for all your help last year :)

Cathy Weber said...

You have beautiful stamping and cardmaking style Denise, I love the first card and the one from the cover of CARDS mag as my top two. I couldn't pick just one!

Stephanie said...

Denise.......Your cards are always amazing! I still love the scrabble card! I remember staring at that card for minutes wondering 'how did she do that?' Happy New Year!

Lee said...

Such beautiful cards. I really love your congrats card. Best wishes for 2012.

Leigh said...

Beautiful layouts, Denise! You have such a great style!
Happy New Year!

Rose said...

Oh, it sure is fun to see your year's worth of beauty all lined up in one place. Thanks. ~ Rose

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are gorgeous!! Very nice to see them all lined up here, fabulous inspiration! Love it!
Wishing you a wonderful new year!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin said...

Incredible work over this past year :) Thanks so much for sharing and linking up at my blog...Happy New Year!

Linda Callahan said...

Happy New year Denise! Your work is just gorgeous! I love every little detail - some of your favorites were definitely some of mine as well :)

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing :)

BethieJ said...

Denise I LOVED all your favorites of the year!!
Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

really great cards!

Rosemary said...

This post reminds me of how much I love, love, love your cards and style. I have really edited my sub list but your blog posts are one I look forward to inspiring my creativity. Happy New Year to all of us!

Cheryl said...

These are all so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! I had to sign up as your newest follower

Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Goodness Denise I just love your work! All of these are so pretty; but the eat dessert first - Happy Birthday card is my favorite!!! Happy New Year ;)

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! WOW! I think the scrabble tiles are my fave.

- elbeth - said...

Denise, your cards are absolutely stunning! I just ohh and ahh over your cards everytime I see them!
I can't wait to see your creations for 2012!
Happy New Year!

Baseret said...

This collection is AMAZING! It would be impossible to choose a favorite, because I love every single one of them! I love your use of patterned paper!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome collection of cards. Love all of them especially the Scrabble, newsprint, and quatrefoil ones.

The Paper Parade said...

Good greif, Denise...I don't think there's one I don't like! You are one talented lady and congrats on a CARDS COVER!!! Now that is something to always treasure :) I think I like the scarecrow and the daily news harold and the little Easter girl the best :)

Sharron said...

All of these are AWESOME!! Your use of patterns and layering is amazing--love your style!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Your cards are all so beautiful, and congratulations on being a Cover Girl!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love the first one most - great mix of papers, love the softness in the centre embellishment, it's absolutely perfect. I also love the newsprint background and table service cards a lot! Happy new year and wishing you more wonderful craftiness in the upcoming year!

Janelle said...

So much goodness here, Denise! I'm going to go with your favorite as my favorite. Love all the fall colors with the touch of light blue and all the layers, too. Great work!

Jen Adcock said...

Just exsquisite the lot! What a wonderful look at some of your stellar handiwork. Crazy beautiful to be exact.

Jinny Newlin said...

So many absolutely scrumptious creations, girl! TFS! Happy 2012!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, just look at all these comments! I really enjoyed looking at your parade of cards. I think they're each beautiful. And congrats on getting published! Whoo hoo!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Holy COW, girl!! Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!! Seriously stunning! Love, love, loooove them all!! (sorry for all the !!!'s I can't help it, I'm excited.) You are so creative. Love all the patterns, textures, and layers. No wonder these are your faves. I'm totally adding your blog to my sadly neglected Reader. ;) But, I know where to find you! Heh heh!! Phenomenal work, Denise!