Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013--A Retrospective

Another year has come and gone, and I have taken this opportunity to look over all the cards I made and blogged about over the past year.  I have a baker's dozen to share today--I tried to pick some of my favorites and also cards that represent something I really like--either a favorite style, stamp set, or technique.  If you are looking to see all my cards in one place, click here and you will be taken to my Pinterest board, where I pin all of my own cards.

Click on each card to go back to the original post.

I love my Memory Box Landscape dies, so had to include one of my cards using this die.


I love all the white space on this card, and how crisp the red and white look together.


I fell in love with speech bubbles this year, and made several cards along these same lines.  This one is from a 4-of-a-kind kit sent to me by Renee.  LOVE my 4-of-a-kind group!


It's no secret that I love owls, and one of my favorite owls to stamp with and paper piece is Lawn Fawn Winter Owl.


This card was my first foray into the feather trend.


I have to have a few flower cards as favorites, since flowers are some of my favorite stamps.  I once considered counting all my flower stamp sets, but decided that I don't really want to know a number like that.




I think that Harvest Berries is one of my all time favorite stamp sets.  Every time I use it, I fall in love all over again.  So, I had to include a card using this set.


My latest favorite stamp set is City Scenes.  I am absolutely in love with this set, and hope they add more cities to it in the coming year.  Although I live in a little beach town, I am a city girl at heart.

One of my favorite stamping techniques is basic background stamping.  Whether I am stamping a pattern or just random, I really love just putting a simple sentiment flag on a stamped panel and calling it done.


I love Wonderfully Whimsical and do not use it nearly as much as I should.  I used it on this card for a CASology challenge, where the cue word was 'UP'.


This card is a great example of my obsession this year with all sorts of subway sentiments as well as balloons.  Birthday cards are my all time favorite kind of card to make.

Thank you for joining me on this trip down memory lane.  I am so grateful for all the friends I have met in this crafty blogging community.  Your visits, comments and friendship mean a lot to me.

I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. 


Thanks for Visiting


  1. A fabulous retrospective, Joyce! I loved walking down memory lane with you. :D

  2. Well if those two can get along then we all should be able to find away.......:) love that picture!
    I enjoyed looking at some of your past cards again ,all very beautiful! I think the 7th card with flowers is my favorite and I think it won big too.
    Happy New Years Joyce ...see you soon.

  3. Beautiful!! The city scene and the puppy are my fave:):) Happy New Year!

  4. These are all so fantastic. Happy new years.

  5. Love your year in review, great inspiration! I love the little owl all bundled up too. I also like the crisp white with the pop of color on a couple different cards! Happy New Year to you as well and the pets!!

  6. What a great review Joyce - your speech bubble cards are some of my favorites! We do need to get together in 2014 :)

  7. WOWZERS Joyce these are all fantastic!! Have a very safe, blessed and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  8. Beautiful and adorable projects!!! So fun to see some of what I have missed...very creative...have a Happy New Year!!!!!

  9. This is always so fun to see what cards were your favorites from the past year...they are masterpieces! I love your photo of Sherlock and Ace, just too sweet. Happy New Year!

  10. Fabulous cards! Your use of white space is awesome. I had to LOL about counting flower stamp sets...that's a number I don't want to know either!

  11. A gallery of gorgeous here, Joyce! Every card are works of art - glad I don't have to pick a favourite, because they're all amazing! Your comment about your city-scape card echoes my perspective: I live in a small town in the Canadian Rockies, but I'm a city girl at heart (only because that's where my family is - four hours' drive away). Your photo of your critters: way toooo adorable! Wishing you and your family a most Happy New Year; may 2014 be filled with joy, peace, abundance and love! Looking forward to more of your creativity; inspiration,+++

  12. What Awesome projects Joyce! Love each one! Happy New Year!!!

  13. Great retrospective, Joyce! I love that you explained why you loved these brilliant cards! You've really inspired me and it's been so nice to get to know you better this year!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. A lovely review of your favorite things Joyce! Wishing you a crafty 2014!

  15. All of your cards are so colorful! And I love the City card - I may have to get that set now!

  16. Lovely cards - my favorites are the two white with red, and the harvest berries sympathy. Also those feathers are great layout and colors. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Thanks so much, Joyce ... what a happy time I've had wandering round your cards and trying in vain to pick a favorite ... they're all so amazing ... and so inspirational! If I haven't said it already ... Happy New Year ... health and happiness always! Anita :)

  18. Oh .. what fun to see all of these cards together. I have some speech bubbles (stamps and dies) and I'm definitely going to try to case your card. i also love your feather card - that's something on my wish list for 2014!! Have a Happy New Year!

  19. Beautiful cards! Such variety and each and every one inspiring. Especially love your City Scene number, but you've also convinced me that I really do need Harvest Berries in my collection.

  20. What a wonderful assortment of sweet lovelies! And such inspiration to the rest of us!! So glad you shared your favorites. Happy New Year. Bev

  21. Happy New Year, Joyce! This is such a fabulous post. I've always loved your sense for whimsy in your style, as well as your fabulous color combinations, and these cards showcase both! What a great post...thank you for sharing!

  22. What. a. joy. So fun seeing your best of the best, Joyce! The London scene you created is AH-mazing!! And I'm glad you included one of your famous speech bubble cards! You should be proud : )

  23. Amazing! Love every one, you know my FAVE is the Feather, tho I LOVE the city scenes, this PTI is on it's way to my house as we speak, so thanks for your inspiration again!!!

    LOVE this so much, and the flowers, ooohh,,, LOVE.
    Hugz Kimberly!

  24. Wonderful cards Joyce. Thanks for all your inspiration over the year. Hope 2014 is just as productive for you and inspirational for us !!!

  25. Cute cards! My faves are the feather and City Scene cards.

  26. What a great collection Joyce and I remember so many of them. My favourite is the last one with the balloons - you can never have too many birthday balloons can you? Thank you for being such a lovely blog buddy and I wish health and happiness to you and your family for 2014.
    Carol x

  27. WONDERFUL selection of favorites! You continue to inspire me and enable my shopping (gotta get City Scene!). Where did you get those feathers? LOVE that card.

  28. They are all great. I especially like the first one and City Scene. Happy Healthy New Year to you too.

  29. I love your retrospective Joyce and i remember each of every one of them my friend. Here's too another amazing year of friendship!


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