Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Year of Cards in Review--and Blog Candy!

Happy 2013!  OK--I know I am a day late, but the wish is still genuine!

Last year, well actually 12/31/11, I posted a year in review of the cards I made that year.  I am here to post the 12 favorites for 2012-one from each month.  I hope you enjoy looking back at the ones I chose as the best of the bunch!

Oh Yeah--the mention of blog candy.......................  read the note at the end of the post today.


Thanks for joining me in my look back at the year of cards 2012!  They sure are different--right? 
So--Blog Candy!   Please leave a comment and tell me which of the cards is your favorite of the 12 rhat I posted.  I will randomly chose a winner and send them a package of stamping goodies.  I will pick the winner on Monday morning, January 7th so please post your comment by the end of this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to tell others of my Blog Candy Post!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Oh Barb, it's so difficult to choose just ONE favorite! I love all your cards!!! First I was going to go with _______. Then reconsidered and was going to say _______. Nope! How about _______. Okay, I've finally decided I simply MUST say one... so I'm going with November. I chose it because I love how the DP matches the buttons on the image... and you used so many fun elements, too - embossing, sponging?, stitching, punching... wow! It's perfect!!!


What a fantastic review of your varied styles! I think I only have one style and admire how versatile your card making is!
Picking one is really tough...I think November - the buttons and paper, the sponging of the balloon scene, all is SO DANG CUTE!! However, January is a very close second...I'd better publish this comment before I change my mind, LOL

Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!


Fantastic year n review, Barb! I recognize a few of them from hanging out here to oogle! You create truly beautiful cards but your swaps are where it's at too! Have a blessed year ahead, my friend, and I'm hopeful 2013 just might be the year we meet up!! Blessings!


My fingers flew too fast! It is very hard to narrow down which of these beauties is a favorite ... I love them all! But I have to say my eye keeps,getting drawn to January ... Lve the step fold, the cute immie and matching sentiment and of course, the bright fun colors!!

Tracie Rollins

Wow Barb - I love this year in review. I think November's button one is my fav. I love the creative use of buttons!


They are all so beautiful!! As with the others who have commented thus far, it's so difficult to pick a favorite. But I do keep going back to August - partly because of the softness of the light blue....and also because of the baby theme. Very cute!


I like them all, but March is really cute. Looks like a fun guy to hang around with on St. Patty's day.


ALL of your cards are SO great Barb!! Love the colors you used and the layouts of the cards!! But the one that I see as worth a chuckle, but also true in some times is the one for February.


Barb, it was hard for me to decided but I'm going with June. Love that stamp set and the use of the color blue. All the rest were really great too.

Judy McMullen

OMGosh, Barb, I love them all! But the very first one that captured my attention is my fav. Love the January card with the rain theme and the center step fold design! You do beautiful work!!!

:: BlueInks ::

Okay, I am going to try this 4th try to leave a comment...oh this Blogger!

Thanks, for sharing your year in review. I really liked being able to see your great creations again.

If I had to choose, I really like June. The layout is awesome! January was a close second.

Thanks again!


Such a great post! I loved seeing all your cards. I think my favorite has to be the button hot air balloons. hugs :)

Gardner's Basket

I must say February is my favorite. That sentiment could be my Mantra. All of the cards you chose are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration!


I have to say the card that I like the most is the Button Balloon card! I'm a sucker for buttons - actually I struggle to use them on my cards. Your use of them as hot air balloons is so cool.


They are all fantastic and definitely made for a hard choice... but... February... love the sentiment, the image, the papers, the layering.. hmmmmm.... love it all!


Can't choose just hard but I would have to say I like January since you are making me choose! Makes me want to sing...I'm singing in the rain...just singing in the rain...what a glorious feeling....
Sorry, got carried away. Love the vibrant colors!


ohmygoodness Barb! HOW can anyone chose just one of your beauties??
I too love them all but since I must pick just one...I jeep going back to January....probably because I absolutly love that umbrella immie and the sweet multicolored raindrops over this beautiful fancy fold card! It exudes so much 'happiness' in the rain!!♥

Heather B

I like your January card!! November is a close second, but I love umbrella stamps. That sentiment is too cute.


I love your March and June card, sorry but I also find it very hard to pick one. But if I must, I would say June.


I always love each and every one of your cards, Barb, (it's true!) and so it's fun to see your own favorites from the year!

Sandra Lewis

I know I'm a few days late for the drawing...doesn't matter. I want you to know my favorite card is the sailboat for June (that's because my brother lives on a sailboat up in Olympia, WA).

Oh, wanted you to know that I've added your blog to my favorite blogs on my blog (is that clear???). See you on SCS!