Monday, December 31, 2012

Year in Review Part Two

Back for the second part of my yearly wrap-up!  

For July my choices were a bit limited.   Laila was still so new and I was way too busy with her to stamp very much.  I did make a few cards that I liked though!   One of them even earned me a win at The Paper Players!  I had been dying to win there and had set it as a goal way back when I first started doing challenges.   It was so exciting when it finally happened!   Here's that card:

August was a rough month as we were dealing with a newborn and our sweet Eli's birthday.   It's also so sad to see another year come and go and him not be here with us to celebrate.  I didn't get a lot of stamping in and what I did make wasn't that great.   My favorite was probably this simple Christmas card that I designed. 

In September I rejoined my buddies at Freshly Made Sketches for our one year celebration.  I just love the card I made for it and it's one of my absolute favorites!   Even better is the fact that it went to a great home where it is/was appreciated.  :)  

October ended up being the month of my greatest stamping accomplishment to date.   I was able to complete all the cards for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges hosted over on Splitcoaststampers.   It was so much fun to make them all and send them to the MD Anderson Cancer Center which is located near me in Houston!   I hope they find their way into the hands of some special patients and/or their families.  I picked out a few favorites for this month since I made so many!

Okay...moving on!  That was a lot, sorry.  I just really loved all those.  :) For November, I loved my card that I made for my sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  You just can't go wrong with the owl punch!

Finally for December, my favorite is a card I just made recently!   It's cold today, so a quilted Valentine seemed perfect again for me.    

Thanks to each and every one of your for making 2012 a great year for me.  I look forward to stamping and sharing with you in 2013!  Happy New Year!  


  1. So many beautiful cards, Rita! Thanks for so much inspiration and for sharing your beautiful little girl! I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

  2. Your year in review was a splendid display of your beautiful, beautiful cards! I love each and every one, even if you weren't as fond of couple of them (we can be our own worst critic, that's for sure!). I am very inspired to try the sunburst technique. Same after seeing yesterday's card with the quilted heart that has such a rustic feel to it. Love it!

    Take care and happy new year!

  3. What a gorgeous showcase of creativity! It goes without saying that the pink cards are my favorites. Shocking, right?


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