Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Cards in Review

Happy New Year ~ Welcome 2018!

I hope you had a nice evening and celebrated New Year's Eve in whatever style you wanted!  As I have done the past few years, I am going to take a look back at my creations for 2017,  this first day of the new year.   Here is my collection of my 12 favorite cards of the year--one for each month.  If you want to see the original post with the details on the card, please click on the month above the card and it will take you to the post.

I hope you enjoy this collection and a look back at 2017..........  And, if you read all the way to the end, you will see how you might be able to win my blog candy!

January Best Birds by Stampin' Up


February Ski Bunny by Hanna Stamps


March Balloon Adventures & Great Greetings by Stampin' Up

April Watercolor Wings by Stampin' Up


May Coffee 2 The Stamps of Life


June Hummingbird by Art Gone Wild


July By the Tide by Stampin' Up


August Rainbow 2 by The Stamps of Life


September New Leaf by The Project Bin


October Spooky Cat by Stampin' Up

November Night in Bethlehem by Stampin' Up

December Luke 2 by The Project Bin


So--what did I learn on my look back?

~~I love to use my Copic Markers and have patterned paper as the background on most cards.

~~I love sentiment stamps along with those that I do color with my Copics.  That is one reason that I just love being on The Project Bin-A Way with Words Design Team! I love the sentiments that Denise creates!
~~I posted 22 cards in February and March. There were no single digit months this year and I did have a few in the past.    I think I did pretty good this past year.
~~In the past few years, I have posted in this summary, that I used many similar designs on my cards and I needed to branch out a bit more, maybe using some sketches for inspiration.  I do think I did become more creative this year and I plan to do even better in 2018!

What are your thoughts on the cards I picked?  Which one was your favorite?  Please post a comment and tell me what you think about my highlights of 2017.  I will chose randomly chose one person who leaves a comment and send a package of blog candy to them.  Please comment by January 11th and I will post the winner on the 13th--so be sure to check back. 

Thanks for playing along, Barb


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, I love these year in review posts because it gives us (the viewing audience) a chance to admire your creations all over again. And WOW! What a fabulous collection you have. They are all absolutely stunning! I agree with what you said about branching out and them not all being "similar" like you thought your cards in past years were. Awesome job!

Now, to choose one favorite... impossible! They are all winners, to my way of thinking!

Kristie W. said...

I see several cards I missed through the year. Lots of womderful creations but my personal favorite is your butterfly card from April. Butterflies are one of my favorite things.

Halpy New Year, Barb! Wishing you a crsfty 2018!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love love love your November choice Barb. I did miss some through the year, and in this summary I can see that you have branched out more - well done

MiamiKel said...

Oh what a walk down gorgeous card lane! I love February :) Wonderful each and every one, just as I know the cards from this year will be as well - especially during the month of January! *grin*

Big hugs and Happy New Year!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your collection of cards for the year! It is hard to pick favorites- loving April and November alot : ) It has been fun to see your year in review- love seeing the cards with TPB sentiments.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Sorry I missed this post. I saw your winner and had to come take a look. Oh, it is hard to choose! I really like June and November. Okay, November best! ;)