Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Favorites

I want to thank all my bloggy friends and followers for the lovely comments you leave for me; I truly appreciate every one of them! As you may know by now, my time with the My Creative Time Design Team has come to an end and I look forward to finding a new path for my creative side I will continue to design for Emma occasionally as a member of the Alumni Design Team, and I still design for Melonheadz Friends so I hope you will continue to visit me here and maybe even join the challenges at Melonheadz Friends.

This year has flown by....I'm sure I say that every year now, but time seems to go faster the older you get. So as the end of the year draws to a close, I am sharing some of my favorite projects of 2014. Best wishes to you all for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!
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WARNING: Lots and lots of pictures ahead
I've linked the original post for each of the projects below if you'd like to see more of a particular project or a product list. First up, scrapbook layouts, in no particular order. I did so few layouts this year, I should be ashamed of myself. But I did do some and the kids always enjoy looking through their albums for any new pages since the time they last looked. I used to set a yearly goal but haven't done that in a while. Maybe 2015 will be a great time to do that again. ;) I created this page for a Melonheadz Friends Design Team assignment. Grace and I made pancakes in different shapes. This plate of "bacon and eggs" pancakes was really fun! {Original post here.}

This one is another page I did for the Melonheadz Friends Team. Nikki's hand drawn images are so stinkin' cute they just scream to be used on album pages. This page is Olivia, who was so excited to lose her first tooth, it had to be documented! :) {Original post here.}

This page I created for My Creative Time. My adorable great-niece and nephew are so adorable, aren't they?! The super awesome stars and "Now and Then" stamps and dies are perfect!!! {Original post here.}

I think this page may be one of my most favorite layouts of all time. Of course, I might be a little biased, but my beautiful niece and her beautiful family are pretty much the perfect subjects to scrap, which certainly doesn't hurt. *wink  wink*. This page features stamping, embossing, paper flowers, tags and tons of texture. Here is the original post where you can see it in more detail.


Halloween mini book using My Creative Time products, and October Afternoon Witch Hazel papers. This book turned out so cute! Check out lots more on the inside pages in the original post, here.

Cards:
For baby Avery, who had surgery on her skull in October. Amazing what they can do these days!!! This adorable little image is from the Jingle Bells collection by My Favorite Things. Suspicious baby sock borrowed from the kids' doll clothes. ;) {Original post here.}

Count your blessings: This card was inspired by a version I saw on pinterest. The super cute leaves are dies by My Creative Time, and the acorn......Christmas ornament die, also by MCT!!! See more in my original post here.

This card is another pinterest inspiration that I just love and had to recreate. The pinecones are a Quickutz die and the boughs and berries are stamps by My Creative Time. Details in my original post.

Let's stir things up, Paper Smooches. {Original post here.} Love the chunky spoon die!

Original post: You anchor me card using Paper Smooches stamps and dies. I love the burlap paper and had to use this awesome rope for the finishing touch.

This card was a winner at Paper Smooches, Sparks Challenge! Here's my original blog post with all the deets.

For the first time ever, I took a few card classes this year. {Online Card Classes}. It was so much fun I took even more and I learned tons of great techniques {now if I can just remember to use them, right!? LOL} This one features hand sketching around a stamped image......

...this one is multi-layered featuring embossing paste background.....

.....and this one is stamping on a watercolor background that I painted.

With the help of my hubs power tools (ok, and his hands too LOL), I made this Easter Bunny wood hanging for the front door in place of the usual wreath. I love how cute he turned out!!! It was not my original idea, though....I was inspired by none other than pinterest. Super easy to make. {original post}


I hope you've enjoyed this quick look back through my creative year. :) These are just a few of my favorites and heaven knows I will continue to create through the coming year. Be sure to watch for my Melonheadz Friends challenge posts every other Monday!

Happy New Year, bloggy friends!
Thank you for your support. ♥

3 comments:

  1. What an awesome look back Shar! All of your projects have been AMAZING! Looking forward to seeing what 2015 has in store for you and your talents!
    Hugs!

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  2. Gorgeous stuff Shar...I love them all...especially your layouts!!!!Lee-Ann :)

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  3. What a beautiful year you had creating great projects! I too would have trouble remembering the techniques and using them...I also agree that time goes by faster as we all get older...I am not happy about that. Fabulous job on a beautiful year...see you in 2015 and Have a Happy New Year!
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