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2012 Favorite Projects in Review

Good Monday morning.  I can hardly believe this is the last day of December and that we are heading into another new year.  I thought it would be fun to go back and post a review of my favorite projects for each month of  2012. I will attach a link to the date for each project in case you want to go back and check out the details.

January 1, 2012

 Flowers, Flowers, and more Flowers

KC Mixed Flowers 1 right
There are three different projects on this January post and I had a hard time deciding which was my favorite. I finally settled for this mixed floral spray.

February 12, 2012

 Pink and Frilly Belleek Inspired

 KC EK Success Daisy Punches 2 right

I learned the Belleek inspired technique in 2012 and it became one of my favorite techniques to use with flowers.

March 13, 2012

White With Shades Of Blue

KC Martha Stewart Punched Flowers 4 right

I wanted my flowers to have just a hint of color and used a technique that I refer to as the color washed technique.

April 17, 2012

Spring Tulips

KC Tulips 3 right

I loved the single tulip image by Rubbernecker and thought it was well worth the trouble of painting several and hand cutting to create the tulip bouquet.

May 25, 2012

Deer and Butterflies

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 2 right

I was intrigued by the Deer Trio set from the minute I saw it on Ellen Hutson’s and knew I had to have it.  I have made many projects using the set representing spring, summer and winter scenes.

I had to sneak another deer project in called Mother and Baby Deer that was made in June. I added white watercolor paint to the deer to create a more realistic look.

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 4 center

June 3, 2012

Birdhouse Gift Set

KC MFT HOmespun 4 gift set

I love creating birdhouse projects and have made many of them throughout the year. I especially love the wooden birdhouse and you can see the full birdhouse post called Home Sweet Home here.

July 5, 2012

Rolled Rose Floral Spray 

KC MFT Rolled Roses 1 right

I have fallen in love with rolled roses and have collected many different dies.  This may be my all time favorite rolled rose project because I love the contrast of the red and green against the all white background.

August 23, 2012

Stocking Card

KC Memory Box Eyelet Stocking 2 remake rightr

I started making Christmas cards in August and kept on making them right on through December. It seems there is never enough time to make all the cards needed for the holidays.

September 28, 2012

It’s All About Dies

 KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 7 right

I have become addicted to playing with dies and this Christmas house is my favorite project in September.

October 23, 2012

Grand Gothic Luminary

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Gothic Luminary 1 right light effect

I love creating window cards and this is one of my all time favorites.

November 12, 2012

Christmas Wreath

KC Martha Stewart Branch 1 left

I love making Christmas wreaths and especially love the green and red against the decorative all white background.

December 9, 2012

Sparkly Snow, Tall Birch and Deer Trio

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 6 center

 

The September 3 Christmas Lodge  is my all time favorite project made in 2012. It had so many intricate parts and details but I so loved the process of making it and the final outcome. 

KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 center

KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 close left

KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 close right

I hope you have enjoyed my 2012 review as much I have.  I really loved going back over the year and being reminded of projects that gave me so much pleasure to make. I want to thank each of you for visiting my blog and all of your supportive comments throughout the year. 

Happy New Year!

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