Monday, December 30, 2013

My Top 10 Favorite Cards & OTP Projects: 2013

It's almost the end of 2013!  This year has seen me grow much more interested in making cards and off-the-page (OTP) projects.  Here are my "top ten" favorites from this year.

1.) "Best Wishes" card

I chose each "top ten" project" for a specific reason.  I chose my "Best Wishes" card because, as a nature-lover, I enjoyed translating the stark beauty of a snowy day into the form of a clean-and-simple card.
2.) "Special Occasion" necklace

Red is my favorite color, so I enjoyed designing a necklace with a red focal bead.

3.) "Love" card

Having this "Love" card featured on the Lily Bee Design blog was a proud moment for me!

4.) "Quilts" wall hanging

I love poetry, so I enjoyed turning a favorite poem into wall art.

5.) "Homemade Thank You" card

As the only female in my immediate family, I seldom make "feminine" scrapbook pages.  Card-making gives me a chance to design with ribbons, flowers, and other "feminine" supplies.

6.) "Discover Africa" mini album

This mini album was simple to construct, yet it contains lots of colorful photos and painting techniques.  I do love color.  :)

7.) "Thanksgiving Rainbow" card

My love of color shows in this project, too; the card has a whole rainbow of colors!

8.) "Woodland" beaded necklace

While making this necklace I enjoyed working with different bead textures.  Cool metal, smooth plastic, faceted glass, and finely-grained wood beads flowed over my fingers as I created it.  Wearing the necklace feels great, too.

9.) "Shiny Ornaments" Christmas card

I'm very sentimental (most scrapbookers are!), so I enjoyed working with all the "retro" elements on this funky Christmas card.

10.) "Let it Snow" Christmas tag mini album

There's something charming about tiny projects.  Working on this tiny mini album was a sweet pleasure.

Now that you've seen my "top ten" list of card/OTP projects, click here if you would also like to see my "top ten" scrapbook pages from 2013.  I love all sorts of crafts, and I look forward to seeing where my crafting journey will take me in 2014.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Salla said...

They're all great! But I love the Woodland necklace in particular. It's absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy new year to you,too!

Юлия Бар said...

Как разнопланово и очень красиво!)))) с прошедшим Рождеством и на ступающим Новым годом!)))

Patricia Roebuck said...

All beautiful! I remember some of these too!

Carol L said...

All of your projects are a treat for the eyes! From jewelry to cards to wall art - you are one very talented artist! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Such a great collection of projects! So fun to look back and enjoy your creations a second time! Happy New Year to you and yours!:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

LOVE LOVE how happy and fun these are!!!!! You had a crafty 2013!!!! Happy 2014 to you!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So many cool projects!
Happy New Year!!

Halle said...

Wonderful array of projects! Happy New Year!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are SO impressive. I love each and every project you showed. Your cards are so unique and they show both a scrapbook side AND a recycle side. And of course, your necklaces are beautiful.

Happy, happy New Year, dear. may you stay safe, joyous, and artful during this season and in all of 2014.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome group of projects! I especially like the jewelry pieces. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

Michelle lovesallsorts said...

Happy New Year x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great retrospective, Denise! I loved looking at your favorite cards and jewelry, as well as your layouts in the previous posts! I've enjoyed getting to know you this year and look forward to seeing your creations in 2014!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey Sabella said...

What fabulous projects, Denice!! I can see why they are favorites!! Wishing you a Happy 2014!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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