Thursday, January 15, 2015

Top 14 of 2014

Hello, everyone!  We're only a couple weeks into 2015, but I hope that the new year is treating you well so far.  I've taken some time to reflect on my body of work from 2014, and I've come up with a list of my favorite projects.  Here it is, my "Top 14 of 2014."

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1.) My son left me a sticky note on this scrapbook page after he saw it.  The note says, "Dear Mom, Awesome!  I mean it!"  How could this not be my favorite project of the year???
 
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2.) This page celebrates the other special guy in my life, my husband.  Plus, I feel like I captured the romantic feeling of our anniversary really well in this page.
 
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3.) I also used the romantic style for this tag mini book, a project that turned out to be both beautiful and useful.

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 4.) In contrast to the romantic style of the last two projects, my favorite card of the year has a strong graphic style.  It was a great way to showcase that patterned paper that we all love.
 
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5.) I'm also proud of the strong graphic design of this page.  Plus, I always enjoy documenting my family's obsession with passion for kung fu.

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 6.) I'm happy that I was able to include so much journaling on this page.

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 7.) There is quite a bit of journaling on this one as well, plus I liked being able to include so many photos.
 
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8.) This computer banner made a great surprise for my husband on Valentine's Day.

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 9.) This gift card holder was also a great surprise, this time for a friend's birthday.  (The friend is a physics/astronomy teacher, so the star chart paper was a big hit.)

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 10.) The bold mix of colors and patterns on this page makes it a favorite of mine.

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11.) I also like the colors and pattern play on this one.

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12.  And, in contrast to the previous two projects, I liked using lighter colors and an airier design on this card.

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13.) In 2014 I often made cards in coordinating sets, something I hope to continue doing in 2015.  This set is my favorite from last year.

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14.) Finally, this page was just plain fun--fun to make and fun to look at.  And fun is what it's all about, right?  Right!

10 comments:

Halle said...

What a great collection!

Carol L said...

This small sampling of all your accomplishments in the past year shows the talent you have for capturing memories and having fun doing it at the same time! Well done on all!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I left you a comment, but Blogger seems to have eaten it. Of course, I can't tell for sure, because of comment moderation. I'll try to remember the basics of what I said before.

I was very impressed with the tags you made, and the way you classified them as from a "romantic style." Never heard that term before, but I like it.

I was must impressed with your Kung Fu page. I could almost feel the movement which you created with your embellishments and photos. That piece had a great balance.

And of course, I adored the Valentine banner you made for your hubby.

I hope this one takes, because I'm not going to write it a third time (grin).


Diane said...

Wonderful collection of favorites and fun memories.

Best of the New Year.

Diane

Krisha said...

Number 1 is my favorite too, I mean how could it NOT be after the wonderful message from your son. But all are really great works Denise! How fun to look back at the past year.
Thanks for sharing and for the visit.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous! And I love them all!
Wishing you another fruitful year in 2015!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a fabulous array of your beautiful works of art in the form of cards and layouts last year, Denise! You have a very special family and they are so blessed to have you chronicling your day-to-day lives! What treasures, especially the note from your son!! I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynette Jacobs said...

I always enjoy seeing the favorites of the year...thank you for sharing.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I love these types of posts!
Great choices :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Wonderful selections, Denise!! you are so talented!!!!! HUGS!!