Favorite Projects of 2013
the year in review
Hello, Friends! I can’t believe we are already into the 2nd week of 2014. I have been doing some reflecting on the ups and downs of the past year. It’s been quite a journey….and I thought I’d ask you all to take a stroll down memory lane with me as I look back at my favorite projects of 2013.
This month marks the one year anniversary of the Kathy by Design webpage and blog. On the one hand, I can’t believe a year has already gone by…and on the other hand I feel as if I’ve been doing this forever! I have just had so much fun sharing my ideas, thoughts and projects with you here. You have been so gracious to comment, to visit, to encourage …and I’ve developed genuine friendships with some of you…so thank you for that!
Here’s a look back at the very first project I posted on January 14, 2013:
It was a blue and white card created with Graphic 45’s Place in Time collection.
This swallowtail card was stamped on dictionary paper using Stampin’ Up’s gorgeous Swallowtail stamp.
March was a very good month for me! I auditioned for the Heartfelt Creations design team. A few weeks later, I learned that I had been accepted …and a whole new adventure began for me.
In April, I began to experiment with water coloring images. This is still one of my very favorite cards!
In May, I created this sweet vintage card for Crafty Secrets.
Steampunk Debutante papers from Graphic 45 and a lot of fussy cutting adorn this birthday card.
I have to share two cards for July: first, this sophisticated Mr & Mrs wedding card made with Stampin’ Up supplies
This sweet Garden Girl card I created with Crafty Secrets digital stamps. Very soon after making this card, I was invited to join the Crafty Secrets design team….a real dream come true!
In August, I had fun playing with beach images from Crafty Secrets and some vintage jewelry.
I loved this little box made with Crafty Secrets papers and Dies from Heartfelt Creations.
This Crafty Secrets Halloween card still makes me smile!
I put in this Clean and Simple Stampin’ Up card because it has received the most views of any card I’ve posted….over 1700 views! I made this as for a guest designer gig on Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Chic blog.
But this mini album that I made for Heartfelt Creations is still my personal favorite!
I became a member of the Really Reasonable Ribbon design team in November, and this card that I created for them was my favorite card in the month of December.
So, that’s my list of Favorite Projects of 2013. Which one is your favorite? Or did I miss your favorite project entirely? It is such an honor and a joy to share my creations with you. I love hearing from you….it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers. Here’s wishing you abundant mojo and joy in 2014!