Sunday, January 11, 2015

my favorite cards of 2014

I've never done a "Favorites of the Year" post before. It is very interesting (and very time consuming!) to review your year's work. I thought in the process I might become enlightened about "my style".... Nope. I'm still all over the board, though I do notice my picks are either extreme CAS or heavy on the technique.

Ready? In no particular order, I present my favorite creations of 2014.

Creative use of stamps + Ali E. handwriting = love.

Technique - magic slider.

Rainbow + white + old typewriter = major love.

The "illustrated" look.

Emotional attachment to this one plus lotsa technique.

Stencil + paste + watercolors + embossing + Dymo. So much to love.

Emotional attachment + iconic image PLUS technique!

Just thought I was being so darn clever ;)

Giving a faux gelli plate a go - with tutorial! 

Technique - Versamark with Perfect Pearls. Oh la la.

Lotsa work but so pleased with the result.

Puffy heart. That's all.

Emotional attachment (161 party). And creative use of stamps.

Using just the PC and dies. And makes me chuckle.


CAS + rainbow + technique + PUBLISHED.

My fave - it just all came together. And it's unexpected. And published too!

Whew! Are you pooped? I am. Hope you enjoyed.

If you've done a "favorites of 2014" post let me know. I'd love to see yours.


26 comments:

Hannelie said...

Doesn't matter what style... i love them all, and I think it's wonderful that you are able to make cards in different styles and still be Maria!

Michelle said...

Maria, there are so many of my own favourites in there! I LOVE everything you make. Everything! :-)

Hussena said...

I am so in awe !! Each card is just so amazing ....So many techniques and styles and you manage to pull off each one so perfectly !!!Wow !!

Anita in France said...

Pooped, Maria? Gazing droolingly at your cards? You are joking, no? What an amazing selection you've chosen ... your mastery of style after style and technique after technique is awesome ... I've so enjoyed enjoying each one! BTW if I were pushed to choose a fave, I'd be tiptoeing through the tulips ... LOVE it! Anita :)

Kara said...

beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun post! i love seeing "your favorites", and such an eclectic array!

Lin said...

Looking through your gallery here is like taking a wonderful class! There's something for everyone, Maria! I LOVE that last blue one, like a modern quilt! And the colors and design of your coffee card - wonderful!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Especially loved your vibrant magic slider card
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Tracey McNeely said...

Maria what a gorgeous gallery of cards you shared!

Shelly said...

Love your picks, Maria! They're all awesome!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... beautiful mix of cards Maria. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing your favs ... it's a great look back for the year! Loll xx

Kim Heggins said...

So fun...I always love seeing a year all on one post, so many beauties.

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi there, Maria! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog this morning. :) Your cards are beautiful! Seriously beautiful!

alexandra s.m. said...

It is so nice to admire all these beauties together Maria!
Thank You!

Joyce said...

Fantastic post. You really had a marvelously creative year. I think the congratulations mommy card is most clever, and your last card is my favorite overall.

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! What a collection! Absolutely stunning!!! I sooo love your work!

Virginia Lu said...

Wunder scheon! Each one is a gem, Maria! It was hard to pick a favorite as they are like our "children" -LOL! Thanks so much for sharing! I love this post!

shirley-bee said...

Some of my absolute favourites in here. Loved how you created "the illustrated look", and you were right to feel "so darn clever" about the mum-to-be card. Definitely one of those "I wish I'd thought of that" moments.

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Martha said...

Maria, what a FUN post! You certainly had one creative year!

Susanne Vargas said...

Awesome collection of your cards! I picked a favorite for each month but some months had a hard time deciding... Should have done what you did and just picked favorites... Can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

Cor scrappt said...

Wow! That's a great collection of cards. My favourites are the the one with the rainbow pattern and the typewriter greetings and the many tea cups. :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Yay, yay, YAY!! You know I've been hoping for a post like this from you : ) I checked it right when I came home on Thursday night! So, you probably want to know favorites, right? Well, I surprised myself, because I usually go for the clever cards, like your amazing Mommy card that I flipped over when I first saw it. However, I'm really drawn to your golden masterpiece with the large flower (Altenew?) and dymo label. Well, then the last three too. The clever pop culture fox with your custom greeting, the super-trendy rainbow watercolor cameras, and the ANGLED blue triangles (so smart to angle it all, really!) I'm sure it did take awhile but I hope you'll do a post like this next year too! If nothing else, it's fun to look back on for yourself.

Milla said...

Oh what a gorgeous selection of cards! I can't even choose a favourite, they're all so beautiful!
And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, much appreciated :)

Anni said...

Waah, so viele wunderwunderschöne Karten, ich kann mich gar nciht entscheiden welche mir am besten gefallen. Aber auf jeden Fall gehören die mit den Fotoapparaten, mit dem Fuchs und die mit den FArbklecksen zu meinen Favoriten! HAMMER!
Danke, dass du mir deine Lieblinge von 2014 gezeigt hast!
LG
Anni

Lyndal said...

ALL FABULOUS cards Maria - so much gorgeous inspiration! SO glad you linked up at the Our Favourite Things on my blog!

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