Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Favorite Cards of 2014

I love looking through all of my cards for a year.  Sometimes when I am struggling over a single card, I wonder if I have accomplished anything - so it's a wonderful feeling to see them all laid out for a year.  And browsing them reminds me of the people to whom I sent each card, and I also realize that I have done some good for my church and congregation as many cards go there.

It is a problem to narrow it down for a year-in-review post.  To try to make it manageable, I picked categories based on design teams and on favorite companies.  Here are my favorites of 2014....

DESIGN TEAMS

For the Freshly Made Sketches design team:

A Whole Lotta' Happy
A Whole Lotta' Happy using WPlus9

For the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge design team:

Noel
Candy Cane with Avery Elle

For the Recipe Swap at Catered Crop design team:
(I picked two for this category.  My favorite card and also the final card as this wonderful challenge closed in November.)
Catered Thank You
Thank You and Farewell using Clearly Besotted Stamps


GUEST SPOTS

For Taylored Expressions as Guest Blogger:
(Beginning today, I am honored to now be part of the Taylored Expression's Baker's Dozen so you'll be seeing lots more from me!)


Falling for You Autumn and Spring
Falling for You using Taylored Expressions

For the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop:

Fill My Thoughts
You Fill My Thoughts using Simon Says Stamp

For Merry Monday as February Featured Designer:

Sleigh Bells Ring
Sleigh Bells Ring using Mama Elephant


FAVORITE COMPANIES


Many of my favorite companies are represented with the previous cards including: WPlus9, Avery Elle, Paper Smooches, Clearly Besotted, Taylored Expressions, Simon Says Stamp, and Mama Elephant.  These and other favorites follow.  This list is most definitely not all-inclusive because at some point, I would be showing you every card that I made!!


Cry, Laugh
In Memory Of

Using Avery Elle:

All is Calm
All is Calm

Using Mama Elephant:

Believe You Can
Believe You Can
Using Paper Smooches:

Just Roll With It
Just Roll With It

SHAKER CARDS

I fell in love with shaker cards this year!

Celebrate with Butterflies
Butterfly Celebration


SEQUINS

I don't think I could live without my sequins.  It's a rare card that doesn't, at a minimum, have a trio of sequins plopped around a sentiment or an image to highlight it.

Let's Chill
Let's Chill


WORD DIES

I love all dies, but particularly word dies. They are such an easy way to create an interesting card but still highlight the sentiment.

With Sympathy
Sympathy in Gray and Yellow


A FINAL FEW

A couple of my favorite cards did not fit neatly into any category. This first card uses multiple companies and is also a shaker card and it uses sequins!!

Panda Celebration
Panda Celebration

This next card is really about the stamp set - a limited edition set from Damask Love.  This font makes me absolutely giddy!

Be Merry with Mistletoe
Be Merry with Damask Love


I hope you enjoyed this look back!  I'm excited to look forward and start crafting in 2015!!!

13 comments:

Cindy Beach said...

Kim, what a wonderful collage of your beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing. I love coming to visit here every day. Blessings in 2015!

~amy~ said...

Super FUN post...love your style Kim!

Lisa said...

A wonderful look back Kim!! Happy New Year!

Kara said...

beautiful Kim!! i've pinned many a card from your blog this year!!

snappy scrappy said...

Wow...you've rocked 2014...can't wait to see what you come up with in 2015!!

Karren said...

A fabulous selection of stunning cards, Kim.

Lyn said...

I always delight in seeing your beautiful creations Kim <3 looking forward to all you create in 2015

Kristi Schurr said...

Gorgeous creations, Kim! I always come here for inspiration and you never disappoint! Happy New Year!

Linda Callahan said...

Such an amazing body of work! beautiful collection!

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful collection of cards Kim! Love each and everyone of them. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome collection of cards Kim, some of my all time favourite cards. Happy New Year!

Rita Wright said...

Gorgeous creations. I still think the Avery Elle Christmas card is my favorite. It just blows me away every time I see it.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So nice to reminisce with you, Kim! Some stunners here for sure! Hugs xxx