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Dec 30, 2022

Year in Review 2022 - Favorite Creations of the Year *Blog Hop* and a Small Prize Giveaway

Hello and welcome! 

Today/this week a group of crafters and I are hosting the Year in Review blog hop where we share our favorite creations of 2022 and I hope you will join us too, either by leaving a comment or by linking up your own "year in review" post - or both! The linky tool will remain open for 1 week, so even if you didn't sign up to be a co-host, you can still share with us during this week.

I am giving away a prize to one lucky commenter too, and it's possible that there are more giveaways along the way so hopefully you will hop along and leave the other co-hosts some love. The prize winner will be selected from those leaving a comment.

I always have a hard time selecting favorites so to make it easier on myself  I select a favorite from each month. I did list the stamps used in case anyone is interested and you can click on the link above each card to see the original post for more info. 


Squirrel Hugs

Stamps Used: Brush Pines and Share a Hug (both by Penny Black)


... this was a tough choice but I settled on this card:
Stamps Used: Snow Fence, Nose to Nose and Dream.Love.Sentiments (all by Penny Black)


Stamps Used: Fluffy Passenger, Happy Wishes, Blooming Garden (all by Penny Black)


Stamps Used: Pan, Wild Hares Small, Fairy Fir Tree Small, Lavender (all by Lavinia), Nature's Gifts (Penny Black), Cowboy Adventures (Hero Arts)


Stamps Used: Antique Bee and Flowers (Hero Arts)


Stamps Used: Horse and Carriage (Lavinia), Happy Wishes (Penny Black)


Nautical Birds
Stamps Used: PSX G2891 Bird Stamp (retired), Bullsrushes (Lavinia), Hero Arts Sentiment (from retired stamp kit)


Stamps Used: Mo Manning Pineapple Girl, Whimsy Stamps Sentiment (retired)


Stamps Used: Wonderful (Penny Black), Trailing Ivy (Lavinia), Retired Sentiment (SU)


Stamps Used: Santa's Sleigh (Colorado Craft Company)


Stamps Used: Birches (Penny Black),  Garden Gnomes (Inkadinkado),  Friendship (Penny Black)


It was fun scrolling through the blog posts to look back at what I created. I've really enjoyed playing with inks and stencils this past year and I am still working on getting better at scenic cards as I love them so much but I never quite know where to begin with them. 
But looking at these cards I can see that I failed (again) with my crafty New Year's resolution of 2022 of using up more patterned papers. I barely used any. Maybe I'll try again in the new year :)

If you are a paper crafter and would like to join in with your own year in review type post, please feel free to link up with us too! The linky tool will remain open until January 5th. 

This post may include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting this blog!

Prize Giveaway

Leave a comment to be entered!
The winner will receive  $10 digital gift code to Powerpoppy.

This is not a sponsored prize, it will be supplied by me. 

A random winner will be selected from the comments left on this post. Everyone leaving a comment will be entered into the drawing, including other co-hosts. will be used. Please only leave one comment. Duplicate comments will be deleted. If you happen to leave a comment but do not want to be included into the drawing, just mention it in your comment.

You have until noon Friday CST January 6th to leave a comment. A winner will be selected at that time and will be announced Saturday January 7th when I share my Allsorts challenge card. Please note, winner has to contact me by January 14th to claim the prize.

I'm so  happy these wonderful bloggers are joining in  this year! I'd love for you to check out their "year on review" posts too.

  1. Bonnie from Stamping in the Light
  2. Brenda from Floral Fantasies
  3. Debbie from Secrets to Stamping
  4. Diane from Nellies Nest
  5. Ellie from Ellibelle’s Corner
  6. Helene from Mummylade
  7. Hilary from Fiddling About
  8. Joanne from My Slices of Life
  9. Melissa from The Stamping Ninja
  10. Rachel from Slow Down, Enjoy and Create
  11. Sara from Sassy’s Cards and Gifts
  12. Sue from Just Peachy Stamping

I'm linking up with these blogs:

The linky tool below is for co-hosts and other Year in Review participants alike. 
Please only link Papercrafts Year in Review 2022 type posts below. All other blog posts will be deleted. Just want to keep the focus on papercrafts with this linkup!

Thank you all for your participation!
Happy Hopping! 


Linby said...

Lovely to see your favourite work from the year. I can't remember seeing January before! or I've forgotten! I do love that and the tulip one which I definitely remember.

brenda said...

You set us a really tough task Ellie, never realised it would be so hard. Lovely to see some favourites again and thank you so much for organising it.

B x

Diane said...

A beautiful variety of awesome cards!! I love too how you added the links of the supplies used, now that was cleverly thoughtful!! Thanks for putting this together, I think it's a whole LOT of fun!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Ellie, I don't know how you narrowed down any of your cards because each one is a work of art! However, putting a few of your favorites in one post surely helps us to appreciate them one more time! I really love your use of stencils and inking the edges - two things I would love to get better at. Thank you SO much for organizing this wonderful hop! I wish nothing but the best for you and your family in the coming year! Hugs

Kath said...

A fabulous selection of cards and a beautiful variety of designs too.
Kath x

Joanne said...

I think you do a wonderful job creating scenes! I hardly ever combine more than one stamped image on a card and wouldn't even know how to begin with that. Thank you so much for organizing this-- it was so much fun to look through each person's creations and see their individual styles shining through.

HilaryJane said...

What a great selection of cards. I am very pleased to be taking part this year xx

Sara Lihz Staroska said...

These are wonderful. That bee card is fantastic! Thank you for including me in the hop this year. I've really enjoyed it. :)

Glennis F said...

Lovely to see such a variety of cards in your review, I too have a lot of patterned paper to use up!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous variety of cards! They are all wonderful, but the first one with the adorable squirrels really caught my eye!

Rachel said...

Great cards! I really love those cute squirrels in the first card, and that ink blended sky in the last one is just gorgeous!

micki said...

I love all the cards you shared with your 2022 year in review. They are gorgeous.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I's always a pleasure watching your cards, love your favourites' choice. Thanks for the inspirations! I admire so much your skills about adding only a few touches to the images for creating fabulous little scenes!

Linda Fillds said...

Great selection of cards. I am a big fan of gnomes, penny black and making Christmas cards.... Thank you for sharing and all the inspiration,,, Happy crafty 2023

Kathy Bolam said...

There is such a sweetness to your cards that warms my heart. Thank you!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful selection of card Ellie - my favourite (I think) is January. I will link up my review in a moment
May 2023 bring may blessings to you

Mummylade said...

Amazing collection, I love all of them. But the squirrel card is something else. Just heart warming, wow!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I like how you pick a favorite each month, great idea! Thanks for the inspiration Ellie!

Paperesse said...

Lovely cards all, a year well done!

Sarn said...

I just wanted to leave a comment saying what great cards you've selected. No need to put me in the draw! x

Anonymous said...

I can see why you had a tough time choosing Ellie. So many cute little critters…especially those squirrels…love them!💗

Melissa Seplowitz said...

Oops, didn’t mean to comment as anonymous.😀

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is stunning, I saved your post for my inspiration. thank you so much for all the inspiration and creative work.

creationsnz said...

You had a wonderfully creative year, your work is so fabulous! CarolG