Happy New Year’s Eve! Eeesh, I don’t know about you but I am ready to move into a new year and put 2020 FAR behind me. I still think 2021 is going to be a challenge but I feel a little more hopeful about what’s to come. I know this year has been really hard for many of us and I think it’s definitely time for a fresh start!
I’ll be back to share my first card of 2021 tomorrow; but first, I wanted to look back and share my favorite cards of 2020! Card-making, and crafting in general, really helped me heal both mentally and emotionally from some of the worst times of my life this year and I feel like my favorite cards are a little extra bright and cheery. You’ll also notice that there’s no card for May as I didn’t craft much that month. Instead I added an extra card I loved from October.
I am incredibly thankful for the opportunities I’ve had this year to work with and guest for some of my very favorite companies and you’ll find most of them represented below! I look forward to sharing more with you in 2021 and I’d love to know if there’s something you’d like to see from me next year!
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I’ve been sharing these annual round-ups for several years now and I really enjoy looking back to see how my style and design has evolved over the years!
It definitely seems like I’m getting a little bolder and brighter as the years go on! I look forward to seeing what 2021 will bring!
Anyway, in case you’re looking to close out 2020 with a little crafty shopping I wanted to make sure you knew about this fabulous sale going on over at Honey Bee Stamps in honor of the founder, Melissa Hewitt’s, birthday! You’ll automatically save 25% off your entire purchase site-wide and receive a free gift with EVERY order! It’s their biggest sale of the year and good for only one day so shop early for the best selection! Also, don’t forget that Honey Bee Stamps also carries some fantastic crafting supplies like my favorite Tonic glitter cardstocks and embellishments, distress inks and oxides, adhesives, and more! Happy shopping!
And finally, looking forward to 2021, I have a few continuing crafty resolutions and new adventures to be excited about!! First off, I hope to continue to personally improve my copic coloring and watercoloring. And in a few days I have a new crafty venture to share that I’m really excited about! 😉 And finally on a more personal note I want to work on getting a little bit healthier in my daily life and activities!
Here’s to making it work and lots of crafty and personal success in 2021 for all of us! Happy New Year!!
To celebrate the New Year I am giving away a $50 gift card to the crafty shop of your choice!! My giveaway is open worldwide and is open for one week! To enter, please leave me a comment and let me know if any of these cards were favorites of yours this year! Or did you have a different card in mind? Leave your comments before 11:59 PM EST on January 7th, 2021! Good luck!!
Gilda McCain says
Love all of the cards. but January is my favorite. Your coloring on the flowers is so amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.
Linda BL says
I love floral cards so my favorite is the card for January. A close favorite is the cute little campfire, the July card.
Claudia Anderson says
Jessica, I remember your January card the most. Loved it then, love it now! However, your ink blended backgrounds are always spectacular! Happy New Year!
Sharon Taylor says
While all of the above cards are lovely, my favourite was your Ink blended Lawn Fawn Shutter Card. The colours of ink and stamp set you used were just beautiful. The final result was simply stunning. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Happy New Year from Australia 💖🇦🇺
Marisela Delgado says
Feliz Ano Nuevo, Jessica, from San Antonio, Texas! Girl, all of your cards are always fabulous, but your Lisa Frank card brought back such great memories. I loved it! 💜 I hope the new year will bring you your heart’s desire. Psalm 37:4 says,”Seek your happiness in the Lord and He will give you the secret desires of your heart.” 💜🐼❤🐻
Beth Fralix says
You always have GORGEOUS CARDS! My favourite would have to be the “Puppy Power” one & the Hugs & hearts one from LawnFawn. Wishing you the Most Blessed & Happiest New Year Yet! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you & yours!!
Tara Prince says
amazing cards! I love the neon colored animal print cards!!
Happy New Year Jessica! Your cards are always fabulous but I love February with the alcohol ink background. I hope you share more of your weaving this coming year. That is pretty fabulous too!
Melissa Sugden says
Happy New Year Jessica. I really loved all the cards but especially the fall card with the black trees in the foreground and rainbow striped sky. I wish you peace health and happiness in 2021
Amy Cooley says
Your cards are so wonderful! I especially love your colorful animal print cards for December. Happy New Year!
Patt H. says
A beautiful array of cards, Jess! My favourite would be your bright cheery January card. It makes me happy just looking at it. A close second would be Octobers Let It Snow card. Love the serenity of this one. Love your blog & have learned so many tips & techniques from you. Thanks for all you do!
Kim U. says
I really like the colors and shading on the August “Gull friend” card. It’s such a unique take on a seaside set.
Brenda Simpson says
All your work is amazing! You’re so inspiring 🙂 September is my favorite, with the Concord & 9th colors. Such a bold and pretty Christmas card. Hope 2021 brings you all its best!
Sharon O says
Your cards are always beautiful with exceptional attention to detail. I did really love this year’s Valentine card with the beautiful background. The swans and dreams cards were also lovely because of the backgrounds and colors you chose. Happier New Year Jessica!
Your cards are gorgeous, all of them! My favorite is October. The starkness of the tree against all of the colors is striking and I love it!
Meghan Kennihan says
OMG! I LOVE all your work which is why I am subscribed to your amazing blog! I have to say the LISA FRANK inspired are my favorite! Brings me back to childhood! Your ink blending this year has been OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway, you are so generous!! email@example.com
Betty Sue says
I loved your Peace on Earth and You brighten my day cards! Thanks for sharing your art with us! Happy New Year!
Melanie Ayers says
I love the December card!! Both of my (now grown) daughters were huge Lisa Frank fans so it’s a lovely throw back. I definitely plan to try this technique and send them each a card that I know will bring a smile and some memories from them both!!!
so fun to see all your faves, Jess – my fave is February – love the simplicity and the alcohol inked background – happy 2021!
Your cards are always fantastic. There were
two that caught my eye – the beautiful sky
in the October card and the icy feeling in
the June card. Hope 2021 will be
good to you. Happy new year.
thanks for sharing.
Isabel Z says
I love Lawn Fawn so your LF cards are my favorite but any card you make is fabulous!
Stacey Kowbel says
I’0So many of your cards were among my favourites. April and June were definitely among them. I love your crafty and personal resolutions for 2021. All the best in the year ahead!
Robin Ridpath says
So fun to look back at your cards through the year(s) and see which are your favorites. My favorite of your favorites is the Let It Snow card. I love everything about this card. The background, the colors of the trees and the way they frame the sentiment, it is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Happy New Year!
WOW! Given all the amazing cards you create, I’m not sure how you narrowed the field to this selection – and what a gorgeous array of chosen to share! These certainly showcase the depth and breadth of your creativity, from whimsical and cute, to sophisticated and elegant! Each one shares one thing in common: a work of art infused with love! Hard to pick a favourite, as all are delights, but…going with the puppy one! Cute and adorable! February runs a close second, as does the eye-catching neon of November! Wishing you a most Happy New Year! Excited to see what news you’ll be sharing with us!
All of your cards always WOW me and you picked some beauties for sure! Wishing you all the best in the New Year and with your goals. Looking forward to hearing about your new venture … 😉