30 December 2011

A Year in Review: 2011

Karin over at With an "i" for Paper has put together another fun Year in Review hop, and I'm so excited to be playing along! 2011 was an interesting year for me - it started off a bit rocky, but as I reflect back on it now, I realize just how very much I have to be grateful for.  Yes, a door slammed shut in a not-so-pleasant way.  In its place, however, so many new and exciting doors opened up that would have remained shut otherwise.  I'm SO thankful for my family and friends, who have supported me through everything!

I'm absolutely terrible at picking favorites, so I gave myself a few criteria and went from there (I didn't set a number - that would have been WAY too hard).  Each card I'm sharing below is meaningful to me in some way - the reason I made it, what I was also doing while I made it, who I made it for or with, or what it represents to me.  I'm not sharing my reasons for each card (some are way too personal!), but I have gotten a bit misty-eyed as I chose them.

I've left off more than a few that I dearly love.  I wish I could include ALL of the cards and projects I made this year. But here are my top 22 (yes, 22!) Underneath each picture is the link to the original post, if you'd like to read more about the cards.
Thanks SO Much (February 2011)
Yellow Rainbows (March 2011)
Girls Rock (May 2011)
Life's a Circus (June 2011)
White Tulip (June 2011)
Little Book of Love (July 2011)
Snowfall Hugs (July 2011)
Orange Butterfly (July 2011)
Under Lock & Key (August 2011)
Merry & Magical (August 2011)
Little Butterflies (August 2011)
Watercolor Thank You (August 2011)
Hello,  Paris (September 2011)
Peaceful Leaves (September 2011)
Sending Love (October 2011)
Joyeux Noel (October 2011)
Happy Winter (November 2011)
Warm Hugs (November 2011)
Party Hat Cocoa (November 2011)
Chipboard Ornaments (November 2011)
Elf on the Shelf Tag Set (December 2011)
Snowbody Like You (December 2011)
Thank YOU for stopping by my blog and checking out my creations - I'm so blessed and honored that you take the time!!  I hope big things are in store for all of us in 2012!!


Cheryl said...

These are all so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

(Stop by my blog for your chance at Whimsy & Stars Studio blog candy!)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

awe the snowmen smooching is super cute

Tracey McNeely said...

All your cards are lovely, some amazing details.

Kara said...

so pretty..love the butterfly cars! happy new year!

Lorraine said...

Wow, lots of beautiful cards! My fav is the circus one! Happy New Year!

Karin said...

Taylor, you crazy non conformist rebel with the 20 something cards...lol! If my cards looked as good as this I would have chosen that many too :) :) :) Thanks so much for playing along and linking up at my blog. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!

Kathy Vogel said...

I particularly like the Snowfall Hugs card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful collection of cards- I love so many of them- your coloring is fabulous and love the white of the beautiful flower (june). I hope the New Year is good to you and that you feel it is better to you than 2011!

Tracy said...

Beautiful! So much gorgeous stamping on these. Love the Nov. Warm Hugs. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

Terri said...

They are all great! I had a hard time picking just 12 too. Happy New Year!

TannyP said...

WOW! I can see why you had such a hard time - these are amazing. Gorgeous creations, Taylor =) Hope 2012 is much more smooth for you!

Rose said...

Oh, it sure is fun to see your year's worth of beauty all lined up in one place. Thanks. ~ Rose

AllisonG said...

They are all amazing cards, but the two that stood out to me the most were the "orange butterfly" and the "you knock me out" cards.

Brenda said...

Your so right! Hard to choose. They're all equally great.

Colorado Crafter said...

One of the cards you've chosen is a card I saw the first time I found your blog. The Watercolor Thank You from August. It's probably the reason I subscribed to your blog when I did. I love that card and still want to get that stamp set. All of your choices are wonderful cards. I can't wait to take a closer look at some of the ones that I have not seen before.

Indy said...

I've had so much fun following your blog and see all your many, many wonderful creations!

Julie E said...

These are all wonderful Taylor! Warm hugs and Snowbody Like You are my faves - just love the colors!

Julie Kelley said...

You have such an eclectic style! I LOVE, LOVE your Orange Butterfly, Hello, Paris, and Peaceful Leaves cards. They are g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! And I think the Girls Rock card is great too! I hope you have a wonderful and happy New Year!