Sunday, January 10, 2010

2009 Favorites

I've enjoyed 'The Year In Review' by some of my stamping friends, so I thought I would try it as well. Some months were difficult, and others barely had anything to choose from. Here are some of my favorites of the past year. (You may click the month heading if you wish to see the original post.)

Although this is a Sympathy card, I am very fond of it's clean design.

I was very honored to be asked my one of my Stamping Heroes, Laurie Schmidlin... to participate in the Our Creative Corner weekly challenge as a Guest Designer. This was the card I created for it.

Although this card looks rather simple, it took me a long time to create. There is a lot of piecing involved...and the Flower Soft was trimmed down to show the image detail better. It was worth it, though.

You can't tell the window is made of acetate on this one, but I love the look! Inspired totally by the flotation device.

My sweet and talented friend, Sue Berker... wrote a tutorial of how to create this cart. She made all different kinds of creations from the cart design, and this Picnic Cart is the variation I chose to make. All of the food items were stamped, colored, and carefully trimmed. Took forever, but I loved the end result.

I found this card so fresh, and simple. I love that big flower too!!

This Flower Pot was another fun creation to make! Highly inspired by Beate, after watching her video tutorial.

This is my first Recessed Window card, and I truly LOVE making them! I used another of Beate's video tutorials...and though the design is quite simple...it's effect is quite eerie.

This is another rather simple design where I let the beautiful embossing and papers stand pretty much alone...only using a few carefully-placed accents.

This is another Recessed Window Card, and I had so much fun putting this Christmas scene together!

The kids enjoy sledding down our hill in the front yard, and this Accordion Card represents them.

The introduction of the Purely Innocence line at My Favorite things has quickly become a favorite of mine.


Thanks for stopping, and I hope you've enjoyed my first yearly review!
Thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love seeing these Year In Review posts! They're all wonderful...I think my favs are the January sympathy card (GORGEOUS!) and that watermelon cart (INCREDIBLY cute!). :)

Cindy Haffner said...

These are all FABULOUS Rose Ann, what fun to see what you did all year.

Angel said...

LOVE your year in review. I may have to try that! BTW- You were one of the 5 I will soon be sending a card to. Lucky that I have your address already. :-)

Pam Speidel said...

OMG! I'm so glad you posted this because I had missed several of these incredible creations! WOW! You've got skills girl! TFS, Pam :)

chelemom said...

Love all of your cards, but especially the cart! That is sooooo stinking cute!!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love all your cards and projects. Wasn't it fun to go thru and see what you've done the past year? It was for me.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You do gorgeous work, Rose Ann! What a lovely feast for my eyes! :)

Alex said...

what a great post Rose Ann, so fun to see all your gorgeous work!!! Glad to be back blogging, got my new computer and my blog is going again - missed ya!! Happy New Year! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Janine said...

Great idea RoseAnn and it's nice to look back on your work!!

ChristineCreations said...

What a fantastic collection of your work Rose Ann, you really do clean so beautifully. Some gorgeous designs and creativity!

Beth Thomas said...

A truly breathtaking year! I love this idea of looking back at the year and yours is absolutely beautiful!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh I did enjoy each and every one, Rose Ann! Great picks!

Tiffany said...

Precious, love your walk down memory lane! I really must say I still can't get over your picnic cart, that was BEYOND brilliant Rose Ann, so clever, I will always adore that project!

Julie Masse said...

How awesome to see some of your favorites - and ours! from this year! Your cards are just wonderful Rose Ann!! :)

Allison said...

No doubt this gal's got talent!

Sheri said...

Gee, I am glad you didn't ask me to pick a favorite from those 12. It would have been impossible! Although the cart and the sledding kids were standouts

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a fabulous treat to see all your faves Rose Ann!! Each is super gorgeous!!

Susan (rainy) said...

You've had a wonderfully creative year, Rose Ann. I love your review of favorites.

Velta said...

Oh my Rose Ann ~ All of these cards are just perfect...thank you for sharing your year in review!! Also for the videos on them...I am on my way to check them out!

Lori said...

I love your year in review! Did you realize that almost every card has a green theme? LOL Ok, maybe not a "theme", but that is what really resonated with me.

Corie said...

All of these are WINNERS -- love them all!!

Leslie Miller said...

Love these year in review posts! I've got one ready to go, but could never decide if I wanted to do it or not. Now the month is almost over... I can see why these are your favorites. I remember every one of these projects. You know, I think my favorite might be the Halloween card. That one is sooooooo gorgeous!