Dec 29, 2021

Year in Review 2021 - My Favorite Creations: Blog Hop and a Prize; Plus 5 Most Viewed Posts of 2021

Hello and welcome! 

Every year towards the end of the year I like to take a look back through the blog to see what I have created over the year and choose some of my personal favorites to share. This year I was wondering if anyone else would like to collaborate and share their own, and so we got a group of 6 papercrafters together for this fun End of Year collaboration!





This year's co-hosts are:

Debbie - Blog: Secrets to Stamping
Ellie - Blog: Ellibelle's Corner
Helene - Blog: Mummylade
Kate - Blog: Small Bits of Paper
Maria Giselle - Blog: Maria Giselle's Creative Cuts
Misty - Blog: A Card a Day


I hope you get a chance to visit the co-host's posts as well to check out their favorites of 2021. Not all co-hosts may have shared their year in review post yet, as the linky will be open for a week and co-hosts are welcome to publish their posts within this time. By the way, if you would like to join us with your own "year in review" post, simply create one with your own favorite crafty creations and then link up with us! (Linky tool is at the end of the post.) 


PS: Some of the co-hosts may be sharing some blog candy too, I am not sure, but there is a little prize to be won from my blog and a winner will be selected from the comments left. (Not the linky tool). 


Choosing favorites is really not so easy, but to make it easier on myself I like to choose one from each month so here they are:

By the way, if you want to read more about each creation, you just have to click on the link above or the card directly and that will lead you to the original post with all the info. I did include the main products used here for those of you interested. Some of those may be affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase through links as always at no cost to you.

January

Products used:
Critter Party by PB // So Very Much Sentiment Set //  Avery Elle Heart Frame Die


Products Used:
Power Poppy digi stamp // Sprinkles and Smiles Sentiment Set //  Snippets Sentiment Set

Products Used:
January Hero Arts stamp kit  (sold out) // Butterfly Basics Stampin Up


Products Used:
A Touch of Ink by Stampin Up //  Blooming Sentiments 




Products Used:
Lavinia Stamps - Fairytale, Three Dancing Fairies, Miniature Stars, Spiral of Spells

Products Used:
PSX Stamps found at a Thrift Store // TH Stencil // Altenew Stencil

August
Products Used:
Jazzy Cats // Old Whiff of Joy Music Note Stamp

Products Used:
Smile All Day Dancing Daisies Friendship (all by Penny Black)
Script Border (retired by Whimsy Stamps)

Products Used:

Products Used:
Mo Manning Clara and retired Whimsy Stamps sentiment

December
Products Used:
Lavinia Stamps (Pan, Pipin, Snow Falls, Fern Leaves, Fairy Fir Tree Small)


Various styles, as you can see. Still loving my "cute" style stamps, and in the more recent years have discovered Lavinia stamps. Making scenic cards doesn't come easy to me but I so love how they turn out and so I will continue making then in an effort to get better at it. 


Top 5 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2021


I thought it would also be fun to include the Top 5 Most Viewed Card Posts of 2021 in this post. This means the 5 most visited blog posts by my blog visitors. Here they are counting down:



No. 4 Original Post Here from June 2021





I'm linking up with these blogs:
The Card Concept - Favorite Card of 2021 (It is so hard - practically impossible for me to choose just one, so I usually choose one per month)

Comment to win:

Now for the prize giveaway, I decided to give away a digi prize of 2 digi stamps from Rachelle Anne Miller. The winner will receive a gift code from me and will select their own 2 digis.


A winner will be selected from the comments left on this post. You will have until Friday January 8th 12pm US central time (6pm GMT) to comment. The winner will be announced in my Saturday post on January 9th and will have a week from that date to claim the prize.

*Not sponsored by Rachelle Anne Miller. Gift Code will be purchased and supplied by me. 


Thank you so much for visiting!

Wishing all my blog followers and visitors a Happy and Healthy New Year! 


The linky tool below is for all co-hosts to link up their own posts (my post is scheduled so I will link up ASAP)  and all other papercrafters who would like to join us with their own "year in review" post. 
The linky tool will remain open for one week - until January 4th.

If you would like to be entered into the prize drawing, don't forget to leave a comment. 


12 comments:

  1. No wonder you couldn’t choose!! Your projects are all simply amazing and showcase your fabulous talent! And it seems to me that you are an expert at scenic cards!

    Thanks again for organizing this fun hop and for including me. 😊

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  2. Such wonderful cards you have chosen. My favourite is February, the creation where you made me aware of Powerpoppys gorgeous images, so thank you for that :). And thank you for arranging this hop and for letting me be a part of it.

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  3. I have been following your blog for quite some time and I am fascinated by your creations. All the greeting cards are beautiful. Wish you great and creative 2022. Stay healthy.

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  4. Oh, Ellie, all of your cards are gorgeous! I just love everything you make and these wonderful to be inspired by. I have you to thank, honestly, for helping start my own fun folds challenge! Thank you for that and for the great opportunity to join this fun blog hop! I really appreciate your work in arranging it and allowing me to be part of it. Happy New Year! May 2022 be blessed and keep you safe!

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  5. Your cards are amazingly beautiful and your coloring is awesome! I love all of these cards and couldn't choose a favorite. Enjoy your day!

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  6. All your cards are wonderful, I could not pick a favourite
    All the best for a better year ahead

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  7. What beautiful favorites!! I can see why it would be so hard to pick just a few favorites.

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  8. You had such an amazing year of card making. I could never pick a favorite. Happy New Year!

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  9. Wow they are gorgeous, my fave is the September fox;-))m

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  10. what a array of joy and beauty... so many to love, but especially the Lavinia image of Pan and his pet for December, just amazing! Thank you for so many lovelies! And thanks for joining us at the Card Concept! Happy New Year!

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  11. These projects are all so beautiful. Delicate and whimsical. It makes me feel good simply to look at them.

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