Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Year In Review...2012.

The thing I love best about a new year, is looking back on the triumphs and trials of the year before---on everything I've learned and how I've grown.  I honestly believe this growth can be seen in everthing we create. 

Fads, trends, difficulties and celebrations.  Happiness.  Despair.  Life---all reflected in the work of our hands.

That being said, I've gathered a few of my favorite creations from the past year to share with you here today.  For ease of posting, I've named each project the title I used on the associated blog post.  If you want more details, just click on the title and have a peek  :-)

Now, let's hop on down memory lane, shall we?? 

One of my all time favorite projects was created in January.  I love this project!!  Follow The Yellow Brick Road was created as my Guest Design Team submission for Saturated Canary's first GDT call and kinda began my whole journey with said company... 

I Cross My Heart is a super sappy, sentimental SMASH* page created in May, and every time I see it, I smile.  And sigh.  And smile again :-)

How Sweet It Is was a 4 by 6 inch postcard created in July for a swap.  Nearly monochromatic??  Yes, please :-)

In August came Give BigI still have no words.

In September, Beauty Is Fleeting...

AND Because You Can.  I think this one may not only be a Top 10 but my favorite tut of the year!

In October was Our Story...

AND Wobble :-)  C'mon!!  A bobble head card.  Just sayin'.

November brought Point And Click...

And December closes the year with It's A Wrap!!

Of my Top 10 projects, FIVE have tutorial videos, SEVEN have colored images, and ALL of them have helped me work through frustrations, gift friends, chronicle family photos, grow creatively and share with a FAB community of crafty peeps like me!!  I wouldn't trade it for the world!

I say, BRING IT 2013!!  I'm gonna get my craft on, my art on, my SMASH* on and my scrap on :-)  Like a BOSS!!



  1. what an awesome collection of work!!! So much eye candy! Thanks for linking up with purplemailbox.com :)

  2. Lots of fun! A bobble head doll card? Who would have come up with that? LOL!

  3. Welcome to the DT of the Octopode Factory..make ArT and enjoy life!! Hugs~