Friday, January 01, 2016

Good-bye 2015 - Year in Review

Another year gone, a new one begun. I don't get too crazy about the new year - no resolutions or diets or big life changes - I save all the crazy until after my birthday in February! I am happy to report that some of my health issues got better in 2015, others got worse. Such is life. My son came back home to live in June, then I lost my mom in November. Again, ups and downs. However, I am never alone through the bad times!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  - Jeremiah 29:11

With another year gone, I thought I'd do a project "year in review" for you. I selected my favorite project for each month. Enjoy!

Click each month to see the original blog post.

My favorite project from last January is this layout that I made for Heartfelt Creations. Sometimes you just make a project that is so "you" will love it forever! 

My favorite for February is another project that I made for Heartfelt Creations. I love that patchwork came back into "style" in 2015. I love this style of card, because it is great for using up scraps!

This adorable baby card that I made for Graphic 45 is my March favorite!

In April, I made this denim mini album for Canvas Corp Brands. I simply adore how it turned out, and I L-O-V-E the American Vintage Collection!

May brings us back around to Heartfelt Creations! I totally love this gray beauty! It is a real departure from my normal color choices, but I just love it. Plus, that gray checked ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon is beyond fab!

This is my first ever shutter-fold card! It is really a May project, but it did not post to my blog until's not cheating! {grin}

I had a rough time picking a July favorite! I had a number of projects that I loved, but this one finally won the day! Graphic 45 re-released Botanicabella in July...just yum!

August, another month with of lots of paper pretties! This card that I made for Canvas Corp Brands won out over the other lovelies. It is so fresh and fun, again not really my normal style, but I love how it turned out. It has the right mix of vintage and modern! 

Hands down, this mini album and tags made with Graphic 45 World's Fair paper won the month! Make sure you click the link above to see ALL of this mini!

This card that I made for Heartfelt Creations, with custom-dyed paper, is my October favorite!

I had four favorites for November...but I wanted to stick to my "pick only one" this shadow box that I made for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts is my pick. It is so adorable in person, that I just had to pick it out of the line-up!

And, lastly, my December favorite! This adorable card is vintage perfection! 

I did not put any product links or supply lists into this post. If you wish to know more about each project, or if you wish to visit the companies I represent, please click on the month and the links will take you to each original post.

Many thanks to my design team companies for another wonderful year of creating! An extra special shout out to my teammates, who are always kind, supportive, and just plain good eggs! 

Please join me in 2016 for more paper wonders! Happy New Year, one and all. 


  1. What a great year you had! Love these projects...and love you, too! Wishing you the best year of your life thus far! Happy New Year, dear friend!

  2. Live your 2015 review, I did one today also!!! I keep saying we think so much alike. Happy New Years my sweet cyber sister in Christ friend.

  3. So sweet to remember along with you! It was nice to re-visit these wonderful projects!

  4. Loving your cards , and so looking forward to following you for more inspiration and design.
    Take care and wishing you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.
    Elaine H X