Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014- Some Highlights

As the year draws to a close, I thought I'd take the opportunity and reflect on some of my creative endeavors, as well as highlight a few projects I loved. But before I begin, let me just say that it was outright impossible to pick my top favorite cards. I love (nearly) every card I create, and there are just too many of them to put in one post. So, I chose just a few that caught my eye...

Let's start with this card:
You can read the details of this card here, but it's one of the cards I had tremendous fun creating. Not only did it have a fabulous concept (patterned paper sea), but it ended up winning a challenge and a free stamp set. The theme is nautical -- something I am constantly drawn to, especially when it has stripes and fresh colors.

Next is this card:
This was my first experience as a guest with a design team, and it was really enlightening. I got to see some of the planning that goes into releases and DT work, and it's very interesting - echoing a bit to my work, where so much is done behind the scenes that most people aren't truly aware of the effort that goes into it. I now have a new-found appreciation for the amount of work that's put into all of those DT samples - especially when they're made to look completely effortless.

Then, this card:
This was the first card I made with myself in mind. I normally make cards based on what I think the recipient would enjoy, or with a specific color/technique/etc in mind. So, this card is different because it has my own aesthetics and preferences in mind -- the retro feel and the stamp style are all me, and no one else.

And, lastly, this card:
Read about it here. This is one of my most-pinned cards, and a really great one at that. This is one of the cards that started my Stamp Trio challenge and really helped me focus on what I wanted to do in terms of cards. As cards go, it's got some of my very favorite elements (polka dots, Copic coloring, cute stamp and ribbon), and I still think it's fabulous 6 months later.

So, there you have it! A few of my cards from 2014, and also my 200th blog post. It was near impossible to choose just a few cards to highlight, and I hope you'll take a stroll through the blog to see some of my other creations.

Here's to a great new year and many more creative sparks! :D


  1. Happy New Year, Lunarea! May it be a healthy, successful and creative one for you!
    Love your choice of cards! They are just adorable as are all your other happy, sweet and colorful cards! Thank you for your lovely comments, support and inspiration!
    Hugs, Anja

    1. Thank you so much, Anja! I can't wait for the new year and to see how it will inspire us. :)

  2. I LOVED your look back at the year! I think it is so interesting to read why you chose the cards you did. I want to do this too - maybe this year. :) Your cards are all wonderful and inspiring and I cannot wait to see all the wonderful creations you share with us this year!

    1. Oh, you must do it! It's amazing to reflect back and look at all the creations made throughout the year. It's both inspiring and uplifting -- and a great way to get back into that creative zone. :D