Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Top 10 Favorite Cards in 2015!

Hello friends!

So, 2015 has gone by so very quickly. 
I thought today is the perfect day to take a little trip down my card-making memory lane...
I picked my very own  Top 10 Favorite Cards ( that I made) for year 2015.

If you like more info about each card, simply click on the photo and it will take you to my Flickr photo with my blog post link.

In chronological order:

Card #1
Wishing you both happiness
I love the textures (cork and burlap) in this card. They give the design warmth and add a homespun feel.

Card #2
you've been on my mind
 I love how the stamped flower and pattern paper were in a good balance. The embellishments (doily and sequin ribbon) were fun to add.

Card #3
you're beautiful inside and out.

I adore the mix of alcohol inks on vellum. This CAS packs a punch.

Card #4
on your wedding day
This seems to be a complicated design, but it really was easy to create.
Gold embossing and vellum? Yes, please!

Card #5
grow your dreams like flowers
 I love color-layering. This card has depth and dimensions. ...yet it is rather flat!

Card #6
don't forget to be awesome
2015 is the year that I found cool new ways to use MISTI for my stamping. GAME CHANGER.

Card #7
it's the little things
I love how MISTI allows me to add colors and alter stamped images. This one is the perfect example.

Card #8
explore
I love mixing ink colors! This vibrant and colorful card was super fun to create!

Card #9
PEACE
Inspired by my summer trip to Bergen, Norway....this tag is a keeper!

Card #10 
Merry Christmas
Cool, clean, colorful and trendy....that's the way I like it.

BONUS:
This one has the most favorites over Flickr.
you have a heart of gold

Thank you for your amazing support and feedback this past year. I wish I can give everyone a prize for commenting....LOL.

This year, I decided to step down from two design teams- Stamp Nation and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. Currently, I enjoy being on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT and....
today also marks my farewell over Virginia's View Challenge (see here). I plan to focus more on my personal blog and keep my family, followers and myself happy.

Keep calm and stamp on.
Wish you a happy and healthy New Year! 

23 comments:

Gloria Lee said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing !
Love your cards all!
Happy New Year Virginia!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Card number 7 is my favorite along with the beautiful bonus card. Thanks for sharing these.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love these! Happy new year!

Lin said...

Beautiful choices, my friend! These showcase your love of happy colors and mastery of so many techniques. My fave is probably card #4 with the gold embossing on vellum and lovely colors. Here's to a New Year full of more loveliness!

Barb said...

Wonderful cards, V! I love the unique and fun designs you always come up with! And you choose the most beautiful color combos too! Happy New Year to you! ♥♥♥

*Vicki* said...

I think ALL of your cards are amazing and I always enjoy looking to see what you come up with! ;) How can you even choose?!! LOL!! Looking forward to seeing more inspiration from you in the coming year too! Best wishes for a stunning New Year!! HUGS

Harriet said...

I love each of your cards, Virginia. However, numbers 4, 7 and 10 really make my heart sing. From me to you and yours Happy 2016....may you all enjoy health and happiness and creativity.

Tricia Ann said...

Wow, Virginia! You've outdone yourself with all of these "so well done" cards. I MUST save them so I can try to do something similar. Thank you!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE seeing your year-end favorites!! #7 was in my top 25 FAVES posted a few days ago:)) I'm giddy over the creative design of your cards this year:))

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I could have picked a TON more! Looking forward to the New Year and more inspiration (and enabling!) from you. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! ♥

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your top 10 and your resolutions Virginia!
Happy New Year my Friend!
HUGS

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous cards - I remember falling in love with 4 when it was first posted and still love the stunning impact of the gold embossing and coloring on vellum. Looking forward to your 2016 cards, Virginia. Happy New Year.

conil said...

You've picked my favorites, too. Loved them the first time I saw them and, surprise, surprise, I still do. You have such an extraordinary eye for color, balance, elegance and whimsy. You need to write a book on how you manage that. Happy New Year, Virginia. I'll be back to haunt your blog in 2016.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are beautiful! Happy New Year!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous review, Virginia ... such a gorgeous and varied collection of beautiful cards! My faves ... the rainbow sentiment and triangles (rainbow, need I say more?) and nature's wonderfully graduated leaves (loose style and such a great blend of colours)! Happy New Year again ... hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

A gorgeous array of amazing cards, Virginia. Your colors and embossing always blow me away, and your use of texture and sparkle are stunning. I'd say this is a small example of your beautiful work! Love them all! Happy New Year, and may 2016 be filled with all kinds of joy. Bev

Lisa said...

A beautiful walk down memory lane Virginia!!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous post Virginia - so great to look back at what has inspired over the past year! Here's to the next year being even more fabulous!
Love if you could link up on 2015 A Few of My Favourite Things post too! http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/2015-few-of-my-favourite-things.html

Kara said...

Beautiful Virginia!!

Karen Petitt said...

All of these are beautiful Virginia, absolutely stunning! I have got to get me a Misti and soon Karen x

Snoopy von said...

They are all absolutely gorgeous! It's easy to see why the Design Teams love you so much. I hope you are able to find the balance you're looking for and keep the joy in card making as well. Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Miriam Prantner said...

These are beautiful! I love all the color and detail, you do such a great job of composing a card.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Somehow this post went by me - glad I discovered it now! What a a parade of wonderfulness! You really are a master in using color! So inspiring!