Monday, January 5, 2009

Year in Review, Part 2

Yesterday, I showed a favorite project from each month in the first half of 2008. Today, I'm looking back at the second half of '08.

From July:



I often tend to head in a more "busy" direction with my layers and embellishments, so it was refreshing to switch over to something so clean and simple. Plus, this was my contribution to Julie Ebersole's "Dare to Get Dirty" challenge over the summer, and if you've ever gotten one of Julie's super-sized "SHUT UP" comments on SCS, you know it's not something to forget!

Or maybe she was just being nice?









From August:



Stampin' Up's Upsy Daisy stamp set and Haiku designer paper - what else does a stamper need?


From September:



Gotta love the first Christmas card of the year :)


From October:



Be still my beating heart ... I ADORE the Poppy Patch set by Flourishes, LLC!


From November:



This peaceful, serene winter church image from Our Daily Bread Designs is among my all-time favorite images ever.


From December:



You just can't go wrong with it!


Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow, I'll be showing one of the new Verve stamp sets that will be released on January 10. Can't wait!!

25 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

All gorgeous, as usual!! :)

Michelle said...

Wow! Just amazing!! I wish I could crawl into that head of yours. I love your Nov & Dec cards ~~ you do wonderful things with that church image. And too funny about Julie ~~ I've never received one of her shut ups, but it would be an event to remember, lol!

Linda E said...

Your cards are all fabulous. I don't know how you can only pick 12favorites. Can't wait to see what you do in 2009. Happy new Year!

2stampis2b said...

Wow, they just get better and better! Thanks for recapping your amazing year!

Kelley said...

Love that poppy card!! And of course, your ODBD cards are totally fantabulous!! lol!!

Chris said...

Since I was a late comer to your blog, it was so nice to see your year in review. They are all incredible, and as some above posted, how do you do it?! Simple or elaborate - they are all spectacular! :) Happy New Year!

Viv said...

Well! I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open, saying 'OMG' over and over again.
WHY didn't I find your blog sooner. Look at all the inpsiration I could've got so much sooner! LOL
Viv xx

Becky said...

They are just beautiful. You inspire me every time I come by.

Carol Dunstan said...

do so love your work though I know I don't comment much. However, you've just about O.D.ed me with some truly gorgeous stuff in this post!

Brooke S said...

Absolutely stunning! You never cease to amaze me. Your work is always so beautiful... I am always so inspired by you.. You are so good a layering and adding just that perfect little touch!!! When I an just needing a little inspiration I always come look at you work and it get my mojo up and going...
Happy New Year!
Hugs
Brooke

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

Who couldn't love ALL these cards!?! They are amazing!!

Jill said...

I don't take enough time to check in and leave comments very often, but your cards are INCREDIBLE! Thanks for sharing them with those of us who aspire to create as you do!

LuAnn said...

LOVE the December card the most with all the black, red and white!! beautiful!!!

My Paper Adventures said...

Amy, you are an AMAZING card artist! Your creations are always so well thought-out! Simply extraordinary!

Amy said...

I hate to say this Amy.....but ALL of your cards are my FAVORITE! I couldn't choose a favorite if you paid me a million dollars. You are d'bomb girl, did you know that?

Hugs,
Amy

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love every single one of these!! Your attention to detail is amazing my friend!!
hugs, Jami

Kimberly said...

Absolutely amazing cards, Amy!!! Your detail is inspiring!

leenda said...

It's nice to see these beauties again! Brilliant artwork!

Nancy Riley said...

Yep, Part Two was just as awesome as Part One! You are so talented, Amy!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Both of your Part 1 and Part 2 cards are fantastic! I seriously don't know how I would have been able to pick from your cards though! They are ALWAYS gorgeous! :D You are such an inspiration...in fact...want to know a secret??? Pst...you are my biggest inspiration! Hehe! Sorry for the cheesiness! I just get giddy when I see your cards!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, all of these designs are extraordinarily beautiful, I say, "be still my beating heart" to them all!

Jill W. said...

I was reading yesterday's post this morning from my inbox and just loved reviewing your work. I then checked my e-mail and today's post arrived...another treat reviewing the rest of the year. I cannot tell how how much you and your work inspire me...keep it coming! Happy 2009 to you!

ChristineCreations said...

I love every one of them Amy! I love the freshness of white card with the glisten of the blossoms...and you really make Flourishes shine with that Poppy too! Beautiful work - and BTW...in my opinion...you ARE an artist. :)

Regan said...

I second the SHUT UP!!!!

awesome stuff