I've been scouring all my favorite blogs this past week taking in others' resolutions, "One Word" picks, and plans for 2011. I have to be honest that I haven't really been able to pinpoint my thoughts on this year... so no real insightful thinking to share with you today... but perhaps in the not too distant future... ;)
I figured since I can't really collect all my goals, aspirations and desires for 2011 yet, I'd share my favorite projects from 2010. Have a look back...
While I didn't actually create this layout in January... I made it to commemorate my first trip to Leadership, which was in Phoenix, Arizona last year. This was a big milestone for me for a couple of reasons -- first it was my first flight alone ever! (Not necessarily something I want to do alone again... lol!). And it was my first trip to Leadership, which was amazing! I'm sad I won't be able to attend again this year. I am definitely aiming to attend convention though in July!
I used the crayon resist technique here -- which is an oldie for me -- I learned it in my very beginning stages as a demonstrator and I still love it. I love the sentiment of this card as well and it is something I hope to accomplish more often in 2011!
I loved this set of cards I created using a Sale-A-Bration set from 2010 (Sale-A-Bration 2011 starts Jan. 25 -- don't miss out on some great FREE stamps!). I made these cards for the 2010 Crop on the Cape event. It was my second year attending, but my first as a vendor and I had so much fun and met so many new friends! I'm so excited to be participating again this year -- it's not to late to sign up -- click here right now!
This was a fun and simple card I made with the Awash with Flowers set for a workshop. I love the simplicity of it, but yet it still is impressive to a new (and experienced!) stamper -- LOVE that!
I really like this card a lot... I made it for Stampin' Up's annual Artisan Award contest, but sadly didn't complete my submission so I never sent it. I am determined to submit projects for this year's contest open to demonstrators (in fact I've already been thinking of my projects)... afterall, who wouldn't love $500 in cash and $500 in new SU products!
This card was fun because it was the first card I made with my sneak peak items for the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and catalog, which was released in July... always a favorite month for a Stampin Up demonstrator ;)
This card took me a while to put together -- but I liked it when I finished... and I liked this post because it showed a bit about my process. One of the biggest concerns I hear about rubber stamping is that people feel like they could never be creative enough... the thing is it doesn't always work for me either -- but it is still fun! Time flies when I'm messing around with a card until I get it "just right" -- and it really helps me forget the world when I need to -- perfect!
Another fun, simple workshop card featuring my new toys from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and catalog... Artistic Etchings is still one of my favorite!
This may be my favorite project from 2010 -- I think it's more symbollic than anything -- as I tackled the sewing machine and won (with Mom's help of course!). You can read about it here. And guess what -- I got a sewing machine for Christmas so you might just be seeing some more sewing in my future ;)
I made this scrapbook page to sell and I realized as I was compiling this list -- that I really didn't do too much scrapbooking in 2010, which is sad as it was the initial reason that I signed up as a demo... So that is definitely something I'm going to work on in 2011.
The colors of this card just make me happy ... Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Very Vanilla -- plus a little bling of course!
Last but not least -- my favorite holiday card of the year -- these adorable little snowmen. While it's not your typical Christmas card, I think it just makes a great contemporary design.
Well, that's a recap of 2010 through my creative projects... Do you have a favorite project from 2010? Feel free to share it with me (with a link!) in the comments!
Happy Crafting to you in 2011!