2015 Year in Review and Heartfelt Creations December Blog Hop Winner
Hello, Friends! Happy 2016! This past year went by as quickly as the view out the window of an express train! I thought it might be fun to share a little 2015 Year in Review post with all of you, but before I do that, I need to announce the winner of the Heartfelt Creations December Blog Hop.
The winner was chosen from Emilia van den Heuvel’s blog. The winner is Patty O’Malley. To claim your $25 gift card, you will need to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that the winner has 72 hours to claim her prize, or another winner will be selected.
Now, on to my 2015 Year in Review. First, I want to thank each of my lovely followers for making 2015 such a great year at Kathy by Design. I was shocked to learn that my blog was visited 90,000 times this year. You made your way here from 131 different countries! Wow…that just makes me sit back in wonder and amazement! I shared 198 posts and projects with you over the course of the year. I’m surprised you didn’t get sick of me! LOL
Here are my personal favorites from each month of 2015:
January: Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms Mini Album Tutorial and Video
This collection holds a special place in my heart, as I helped brainstorm the collection design. If you click on the link above the photo, you’ll find the tutorial and a YouTube Video to watch as well.
February: Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Mini Album
This post was your favorite project of 2015 as well! Nearly 1000 of you visited my blog, with another 1000+ liking it on Facebook. Graphic 45 picked this one up and featured it as well. So thanks for the vote of confidence, peeps!
March 2015: Steampunk Style Altered Letter made with Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections
I made this super fun altered letter for my good friend, Gloria’s 50th birthday gift.
April 2015: Graphic 45 Come Away with Me Travel Journal made for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hmmmm…I seem to really like working with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Graphic 45! I chose this album because I made the cover myself using an old cereal box and burlap. You can read more about it and peek inside by clicking on the link above.
May 2015: Crafty Secrets Precious Baby Boy Card
I had a tough time choosing just ONE project for the month of May, as there were several that I just loved…but this precious baby boy card won out over them all. the photo and sentiment are just so sweet, and the awww factor is high. Everybody loves a baby, right?
This is one of my all time favorite mini albums. The images and papers were just so gorgeous, and making the faux leather binding was a fun experiment, too. If you click on the link, you’ll find a video tour.
July 2015: Crafty Secrets Sew Decorative Altered Frame
August 2015: Graphic 45 Place in Time Mini Album
September 2015: Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Card
October 2015: Canvas Corp Brands Coffee Lover’s Gift Crate
November 2015: Canvas Corp Brands Altered Sleigh with Holiday Baking Theme
December 2015: Graphic 45 Night Before Christmas Altered Book Box
So, that’s my 2015 Year in Review Post! I hope you found some of your favorite projects tucked into the list. I’m excited about 2016 and look forward to sharing more ideas, tutorials and designs with you here. Thanks for being my companion on the journey!