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Good morning and Happy New Year’s Eve! Last year I reviewed my favorite cards of 2015 and thought it would be fun to continue the tradition this year! Last year I chose a card from each month but for 2016 I decided to just pick my personal favorites! Here they are in no particular order:
Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #4 – Winter
Simon Says Stamp Special Holiday Release Blog Hop
Winnie & Walter Tour of the Stars
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October Blog Hop
My Favorite Things Superstar Contest
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop
Lawnscaping Underwater Birthday Bendi Shaker Card
As I looked back through my favorite cards I was amused to see that five use pink, nine use watercoloring, four are interactive, and nine have some type of iridescent or metallic element. Some of my preferences may change over the years but those four characteristics are definitely engrained in my design aesthetic! 😉
I also wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of my blog readers, social media followers, and personal cheerleaders! Your comments, likes, shares, and follows are so SO appreciated and you keep me inspired to keep creating! I am so grateful for your support and friendship and look forward to another wonderful year! Cheers to 2017!
Thanks so much for visiting!
And to celebrate a wonderful year and usher in a new year I wanted to provide one of my readers with a little crafty shopping spree! 😉 Please leave a comment and let me know if any of these cards were your favorite or if you had another one in mind for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp! Leave a comment before 11:59PM EST on January 7th, 2017 and the winner will be announced on January 8th!
All your cards are so gorgeous! I love that Concord and 9th Cake card of yours. One of my absolute favourites! <3
Lila Miller says
Jessica, it’s hard to pick just one of your cards! If I had to pick out of the nine, it would be the coffee lovers one. Love coffee and love the card!
Cate S says
I love your idea of picking your favorites for the year! My favorite of them is the lawnscapes underwater birthday. There are so many fun elements and the overall style is super fun!
All of the cards are lovely but if I have to choose one, I have to pick the blue Concord and 9th “JOY” card. It is one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I’ve seen
Carol Doggett says
Happy New year to you (and your sweet fur babies)…my favorite card of yours is the kissing whales. Interactive cards are so awesome and you mastered that technique!!!
Check out all that glorious eye candy…I love all of your choices ESPECIALLY your Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card….love love love! Thanks for an awesome year of inspiration AND I just bought that storage cube, thanks for the link!
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!
Andi ABCs says
I’m a huge fan of the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop one. But truthfully they are all gorgeous.
It must have been really hard for you to pick jus a few favourites among all of the gorgeous cards you’ve created this past year. I look forward to seeing more inspiration in the next year. I hope 2017 will be a happy, healthy and creative year!
As for my favourites, the Concord & 9th card and the W&W tag are definitely among my favourites, as is the pink and grey Christmas card (Elsie’s florals) from your second W&W leading lady post.
Alma D says
My favorite is the Holiday Wishes card from the SSS blog hop. I love gold embossing! Thanks for the giveaway!
Renee VanEpps says
AMAZING cards! My fave is the underwater bendable card – even though it scares me to death to even think of trying it LOL. Ever since I saw your video on Jennifer’s blog I’ve been thinking about trying it! Happy New Year!!
what fabulous cards! Love your use of color!!
Karen B. says
These truly are amazing, you are such a talented designer! I love these, but I have to say that the card you made with your new zigs for the December LID release might have been my favorite. Such awesome use of color and gorgeous coloring!
Amy Cooley says
I especially love your coffee shaker card! Thanks for sharing your talents and Happy New Year!
Andreea Stan says
I absolutely love the fox card! Thanks for the opportunity!
Love to see all the handmade cards
Gorgeous cards. Its great to see so many of them in one post. My favourite is the last flowery CAS card for the world cardmaking day. It is truly stunning!! The choice of colors, the design, it all works beautifully !! Heres wishing you a happy new year
I love the sentiment of the wasting time card, however, if I had to choose an all around favorite, I would pick the Appreciate Everything coloring card
All of your cards are gorgeous and well designed but I especially love the cheekiness of the May 4th card.
My favorite card is the one with the Fox, from HA blog hop:-)
It’s so hard to pick because I love them all, but I think my favs are the Winter Challenge first one and then the Summer Coffee Lover’s one….sooo pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!
Kathy E. says
Definitely a hard choice to pick a favorite, but my eye kept going back to the blue Coffee Lover’s card. I love to waste time, and feel it’s always worthwhile!
Becca Yahrling says
Well, they are all beautiful and I can see why you picked them. My favorite is the very first one; it’s simply stunning! (And the birdie tag – LOVE!).
Happy New Year!
Vicki F says
Congratulations Jessica! I’ll be looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in the new year!
Gay davidson says
Wow to choose which one I love them all. But the birthday card is my favorite!
Ruby I. says
You did an exceptional job this year!! I love all of your cards and am so proud of your success!! Here’s to many more great opportunities in 2017!
Rowena M. says
Congrats Jessica!!! Very hard to choose with all your lovely cards! But if I have to it’s the lawn fawn ‘Mermaid for you’ card is my favorite! !! It’s so fun and creative