Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Year in Review - a blog hop

Hi Everyone,
Do you believe it, another year has come and gone. There is so much creativity out here in blog land, and I was invited by Karin over at  With an "i" for Paper to participate in a review of 2011 and so can you. Just pick out your favorite cards from the past year, and post them on your blog.  Then come over to Karin's blog at With an "i" for Paper and pop your name in the Linky spot and let the oooing and aahhing begin. All Karin asks is that you limit the number of cards you choose to 12 (That's one for each month of the year) and post a photo of the button below at the top of your post and link back to With an "i" for Paper.


Before you get started, I have 2 prizes to award to two lucky commenters. The 1st prize will be a stamp set and the 2nd prize will be 2 - 1/2oz. jars of glitter (2 different colors), so don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible. If you comment, I will enter your name in a drawing and the drawing will take place Jan 1, 2012. Good luck to all!!


So now sit for a minute or two and lets review my year. I have 12 cards for you to check out. Believe me, this has been a hard task, to choose just 12 cards. These are really in no particular order.

#1.


Stamps by Art Impressions

#2 

Stamps by Art Impressions 



#3

Images by Art Impressions

#4



 #5

Stamps by Art Impressions


#6
 Stamps by ippity Stamps


#7 

Stamps by ippity Stamps

#8



#9
 Images by Sparkle N Sprinkle

#10



#11

#12 


Thanks Karin, for hosting this hop, it was fun to review all my card for 2011. 
I hope you had a nice visit here, leave a comment to be eligible for a prize and then hop back to Karin's blog, With an "i" for Paper, to visit the others who have signed up to participate in The Year in Review. 

I am looking forward to 2012 and it will be interesting to see what the new year has in store for all of us. Hope you have fun and Happy New Year.



41 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful cards Barbara! Too hard to pick a favorite, all great!

Hopemore Studio said...

What a beautiful year it was Barb!! Loved the look back.

Karin said...

Barbara, your cards are just lovely and so intricate! You're always full of new ideas and techniques...I don't think there's anything you can't make :) I think my favorite is that adorable penguin! That snow is amazing! Thanks for playing along and offering candy too! It's offically a party!

SueB said...

Great stuff! It's been too long since I've done a ribbon plaid (my personal fav of yours!) and I'd meant to do one for a challenge recently ... thanx for the reminder and inspiration!

April said...

I really enjoyed seeing your wonderful cards! Isn't this fun to go back a review what you have done? Love them!

Crystal said...

Lovely stuff!!!!

Brenda said...

Barbara They're all so totally different - it's hard to choose just one - so I choose them all - okay - my favorite is the holly circle, then the Santa, then the Eagle - :)

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Such a beautiful selection of cards Barbara, I especially love your woven ribbon background.
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Meg said...

Wow, I just love your style! I must say that penguin one is my favorite!

Kara said...

beautiful cards!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- the eagle card really stands out- but all of your cards are wonderful!

E. Marie said...

Barbara, I love your cards. I especially like #5 with its simple elegance, but they are all amazing. Thanks for sharing your favorites.

Donna Ellis said...

Your 12 cards are so fun to review! My favorite are the fan geisha and the twisted easel card done with Asian flare. Each one is pretty, Barbara, and so unique!

Chris said...

Oh Wow I love number 7!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

really REALLY like #5, mind if I lift? it's beautiful

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all so great. TFS.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the butterfly breast cancer one.

Julie E said...

Wonderful cards. The ones that stand out for me are those with the fabulous bows - wow! Love all those extra loops :>)

Cheryl said...

Wonderful collection of cards! I loved looking at all of them.


Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cards, and all show a very artistic flare. I can't pick just one.

SmilynStef said...

What a fun collection ... love the penguin in the snow.

Linda said...

Barbara you have an excellent display. I really fancy your #1 and your #8. The yellows and golds are really exciting me.

carol (krillsister) said...

Excellent show casing of cards. I love how you tie your bows. Oh so pretty.

Kathy Vogel said...

I like all your cards, but I especially like #1 with the antique car & the pocket watch & #8 with the yellow bird.

Terri said...

They are all great! If I had to pick a favorite it would be the one with the penguin,Super cute! I hope your New Year is a great one!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards! I like the unique fold/design and colors of #11! Happy New Year!

Lee said...

What a beautiful selection of cards.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What fun to see a year of your craftiness, Barb! They are all so different, but I still gravitate to the Asian card with the fan - just love it!

Penni said...

Fabulous cards - TFS

Hugs
Penni
X

Tracy said...

Beautiful projects! That ribbon weaving on #9 is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your faves. :-)

Ellie said...

Such beautiful creations! Thanks so much for sharing!

AllisonG said...

All of your cards are lovely! I'd have to say that my favorite is the penguin with the sentiment to have a safe holiday...brought a smile to my face. :-)

Sherry Kushibab said...

Some lovely cards, I think #6 is my fav, but that could change if I kept studying them. Love to see how different each is...inspired by this idea and listing a few of my own. Blessings.

Rose said...

Oh, it sure is fun to see your year's worth of beauty all lined up in one place. Thanks. ~ Rose

Renee said...

All of these are truly fabulous...
and though I can't pick a fave...
I'm greatly intrigued by the ribbon weaving on #9...
gorgeous!
Wishing you a Happy New Year! :)

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Barbara, your cards are beautiful! I especially admire #5 - that birthday card is so lovely! Happy New Year!! xx

Barb said...

From one Barbara to another these are just gorgeous! You have a gift for ribbon...card #5 is my favorite. I love your designs :)

hobby said...

so nice and full of life, really like all.

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are gorgeous!! Very nice to see them all lined up here, fabulous inspiration! Love it!
Wishing you a wonderful new year!
Hugs, Wendy

Julie Kelley said...

#7 really shows off your fantastic drawing skills! The ripped, silver paper is fantastic for snow too! Happy New year!!

Lindsey said...

What fabulous cards! And I see we both like the Ippity penguin! I love how you used him, but my fave might be your circle easel card. TFS!