Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in Review

Happy New Year. It's a bit of a tradition over on the Papertrey Ink forum to post your Top Ten Favorite creations from the previous year.  Last year, I had so many to choose from for this post.  This year, work & life has been kickin' my butt and keeping me from blogging what I have created.  But, I do have 10 to share.

January 2011 - Life is Good (Verve)
February 2011 - Dude, You're 16 (PTI)
March 2011 - Headline News (PTI)
March 2011 - Absolutely Fabulous (PTI)
April 2011 - Spring Tulips (PTI)
June 2011 - For My Dad (PTI)
July 2011 - SAF Challenge (PTI)
August 2011 - Rhythm & Soul gift set (PTI)
November 2011 - YCU Masculine Blog Hop (PTI & BG)
November 2011 - YCU Challenge (LawnFawn)
I find it fascinating to see how my style and taste have evolved throughout the year (without me even noticing).  Wishing you all a safe, happy, and healthy 2012 with lots of time to get those fingers inky. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

YCU - November Challenge

Welcome back. This month's Young Crafters Unite challenge is to create masculine cards. I know that these are sometimes a struggle for some, but for me, they are so much fun to create. I've already submitted one of my YCU Blog Hop cards for the challenge, but I had this one to throw in to the mix as well.   

Cardstock: Crumb Cake (SU), Solar White (Neenah) Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Wander collection (BasicGrey)
Stamps: Critters in the 'Burbs (Lawn Fawn), Fillable Frames #1 and #11  (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Fresh Snow (PTI), Bahama Blue (SU)
Other:  Copics, Sunshine IP (PTI), Sponge Daubers, Glitter (MS)

Thanks for visiting. And {{hugs}} to my two newest followers.

Friday, November 4, 2011

YCU Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop.  If you hopped here from Jessi's blog, you're on the right track.  I've never participated in a blog hop, but this hop's theme was too hard to pass up -- I LOVE making masculine cards.  So much in fact, that I've got a couple to share. 

Cardstock:  Spring Rain (PTI), Charcoal (Bazzill) / Paper:  Oxford Collection (BasicGrey)
Stamps:  Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI)
Ink:  VersaMark, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Other:  Clear EP, ribbon (SU), buttons & twine (PTI)
And the Runner - Up ...
Cardstock:  Solar White (Neenah) / Paper: Wander Collection (BasicGrey)
Stamps:  Say It With Style (PTI), Bake Me a Cake (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Malted Milk (Jenni Bowlin),
Faded Jeans & Tea Dye Distress Inks
Other:  Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Ad Sense die (PTI)

Thanks for visiting.  Your next stop is over at Neelu's blog.  But before you leave, be sure to leave some love below.  The talented ladies at YCU have some great prizes for lucky random commenters.

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stay Tuned ...

It's been a LONG time since I've updated my blog, but that's about to change.  Hope you'll drop by on Friday when I take part in my first blog hop.  I'm so excited!!

See you soon.