Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Year of Favorites....2011

Starting off with January.....a toast, ok, a margarita....but that's MY kinda This journey is also a journey into my changing abilities with
taking pics, and using photo

Next up....February....and this one based on a sketch at Skipping Stones the inking and little crochet flower....and this is the beginning
of my "twine phase"

March was this altered basket from a blog hop at Cutter's Creek,
the eggs were my fave really.....done with paint, then crackle paint,
then rock candy stickles....they look like sugared eggs.....and I used
Echo Park Springtime....

Next up for of my first projects for the DT at the LSS here.
AND my first try using Cosmo Cricket Glubers.....

May was another Skipping Stones Challenge.....using their "Healing Wings"
set....this turned out so pretty.....and I wished at the time I did have better

June is a little sad for me....I made this super cute mini....and it was
actually chosen as one of the "I Spy" items over on the Echo Park blog!
The sad part.....I also did this up for the LSS DT....and they LOST IT!!!

July....this was my only were GONE for most of it, but
hey....I think it's a winner.....and over on Memorable Seasons site, they
apparently did too....sent me into the next round of the Last Scrapper
Standing Contest....

August....another busy month, and our yearly beach vacay. So I made
this altered sign I did as a gift for my MIL, turned out great. Was
Graphic 45, and I used Flower Soft to make the beach grass.

September....what's better than an old fashioned cherry ice cream soda?
As soon as I saw this collection, it made me think old fashioned ice cream
parlor, and the pattern and idea for this project was born. It was put
together for the Cutter's Creek Blog Hop using the "Happy Days"
collection from Echo Park we picked up at CHA in July.

October brought the yummy Echo Park Apothecary collection, and
this stacking apothecary boxes, all tied up with yummy
Twinery Twine. This one did indeed earn me another spot on the
Echo Park "I Spy" blog post (PS can ya tell I discovered a few of the
photo shop secrets

November....I just smile every time I see this card....I don't know why...

And for "Reason for the Season" card.....the layers
of ink, Glimmer Mist, paint combined for something wonderful...
(and hey, I won a stamp set from Skipping Stones too!!)....

Hope you've enjoyed this little...."Year in Review". I know I am looking
forward to what 2012 has to offer.....hope you all have a Happy, Healthy,
and WONDERFUL New Year!!


  1. Wonderful cards and projects Laura! Your snowman card makes me smile too. :)


  2. I love them all thanks for sharing

  3. Laura loved seeing all of your cards again. Lucky Me I own one and it still hangs in my craftroom today. Great Year in review, you had so many to choose from..Kathy

  4. what a great and varied collection!!! Congrats on TWO ISpys for EP!! ♥

  5. Laura, I love it. What a way to go out on a high note. Sometimes, we have to look back to see what we have accomplished, pat ourselves on the back and then set new goals.

  6. I really like all of these but October is my FAVORITE!!

  7. great projects! wow... they are all so awesome

  8. My favorite is still the jolly snowman. Love him!