Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ringing in the New Year - Part III

Last section of favourites from 2011 gang!  Blog Candy at the End!





And that's finally all of my favourites!  

So now comes the fun.  Go back over the 3 days of Ringing in the New Year Favourites Posts

and today Ringing in the New Year III

There are 32 projects (the Fairy Project I just counted once even though it's two photos).  

1.  Pick YOUR #1 Favourite Creation of the Year and Tell me Why
2.  Leave me your email address in the comments (you can use the aaaa at email dot com version if you prefer).  

I'll randomly draw a winner for Blog Candy (pictured below).  DEADLINE to Comment is Midnight January 7th MTN.  I'll post a Winner January 8th.  You'll have 48 hours to contact me with your mailing address to win.  

Blog Candy includes 

2 Flourishes Sets, Christmas Candles and Meet me Under the Mistletoe AND one of the coming February Flourishes New Releases.  

Pink Paislee Sweetness 6 x 6 pad (a few sheets used)

Fancy Mirrored Paper in silver, gold, red and green.

Ribbons  - 7 or 8 lengths of pretty romantic ribbons

Prima assorted flowers, satin, paper, fabric etc.  I've tried to work with these flowers, and they're gorgeous, but just not my style.  

Hat Pins, Embellishments, fancy brads. 

Thanks so much for joining me and celebrating my favourites and for all of your kind comments that are so encouraging over the year.  I sincerely appreciate you coming by and the ways you encourage my creativity.  It's always such a blessing to connect with you!  Looking forward to more in 2012.  


Marisa said...

Verve Flutterby Butterfly as I love my Verve and also love butterflies :) Gorgeous selection of cards. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Luanne said...
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Luanne said...

Beautiful cards Christine! my gosh! I cannot pick hahaha!
But for me I love the "Flourishes - A Window at the Yacht Club" for adults - just love to see gorgeous flourishes on a window its full of life and "TSG Greeting Earthling" for kids - so cute and love the color. Great cards!

Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

myfootahead at gmail dot com

KarinsArtScrap said...

christine you made this difficult, there are so many beautiful cards but my favorite goes to flourishes - warm thoughts.
the colors, papers and image are so beautiful they fitt well together.
it's a great combination.
thank you for this change and for all the beautiful cards you have show the hole year.

greetings karin

Amanda R said...

I love them all but the Happy Days are Here again is my choice. I love bird, nests and that color combo is gorgeous! Thanks for being so generous!

Linda Monroe said...

My favorite card is the PTI tulips from May. I just love those colors. A close second is the birds card for Christmas. Thanks for showing us a summary of cards from the year. Enjoy.

Evette K. said...

Flourishes "Warm Thoughts" would have to be my favorite. I love birds and snow and december is my birthday month. This was such a great card. Presentation of these stamps made this card very special. You really made it hard on us to pick a fav as I love monochromatic cards and blue is my fav color so I nearly choose that card and I could go on and on about your great talents making cards. TY for the chance at winning some wonderful blog candy.

slbela59 said...

I loved them all! But if I had to pick one I think Flourishes Mistletoe. I love the way the color pops, the beautiful lace, and the embossing/dies. It is just beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win.

slbela59 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous selection of cards for us to drool over :-)! Thanks so much for the beautiful projects that gives us great inspiration. Thanks too for the chance to win some blog candy.
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

Love all of them. You are so creative !! I love the Mistletoe card, but probably cuz I have been looking to buy a new one. Thanks for offering the blog candy. All the very best for 2012. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Karen McAlpine said...

You are too cruel to make us pick only one favorite. LOL They are all so gorgeous!! I am extra partial to March Poppies. The image is great, your color fabulous, the dp is so pretty and I like the slight vintage feel to the card. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sherry Kushibab said...

This is very hard to do since I think ALL of your work is review I was able to narrow it down to 3, TSG Dramatic Black, TSG From the Heart and TSG Warm Thoughts. I especially like the black embossing on Dramatic black, so unusual. But IF I HAVE to choose one it is TSG From the Heart. The image and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful, love the touch of black...then again I could go on and on about the others as well. Happy New Year to you and yours. Should I get picked just leave a message on my blog. In the meantime I look forward visiting and seeing lots of beautiful creations in 2012. Blessings.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful creation, it was hard to pick 1 fave, but I would have to February's Grand Victorian Box because I love the colors and the flowers, and love that you use the dies to make a box..

Anonymous said...

... and what a task that was ! I kept narrowing down my choices and then finally got to the last two...I have chosen the flourishes "Poppies in Dimensions" from March. I love the soft colours in the background - the poppies are so vibrant and the bow just sets the whole card perfectly.
( Thank you for the change to win )
Lynn G.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh man this was really tough picking so I am going to tell you the two top that I couldn't decided between, I loved the September thanksgiving place setting, just gorgeous, and fall is my favorite time of the year so maybe that played into it, that was tied with Mays Bouquet of tulips, the coloring is just gorgeous, love the blue flowers and your embellishing is just wonderful!!
Happy New Year!
conniecrafter at charter dot net

Tanya said...
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Tanya said...

Crap, I forgot my email, lol.

Awesome cards Christine! My favorite is from March, looks like a fabulous month for you! TSG - Sun Tomorrow, it's not the more elegant look that I am drawn to, but oh it is way too sweet! I love the bright colors, the stamped umbrellas, the sun and raindrops are sooooo cute! The scrunched ribbon is perfect! This card just makes me happy! Hope you and your family have a wonderful new year. :)

sunshinestgurl AT gmail DOT com

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- so many cool cards to choose from! My favorite is Flourishes- Celebrating the Season. I love silhouette stamps and the stamp reminds me of decorating the tree with my kids when they were small. My email is:

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Ruthie said...

They are all soooooo beautiful BUT - I love the birds and the nest of December - love the colors you used and the softness of them both... Birds and their nests with eggs make me think "Spring" - which must be my fav time of year! I love the renewal and the freshness - and it reminds me of how our Father renews and refreshes us ... Blessings on you! LOVE oyur work!

Shirley Fread said...

Have really enjoyed looking at all of your favourites of 2011. The cards were superb!!!
Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.


Barbara said...

Wow, you mean we have to pick just one?! It's a very difficult decision, but I picked the dimensional tulips because I love the colors and the background paper so much. There's a million other reasons, but not enough room to say them all!

mochamama said...

Happy New Year Christine! My favorite is the Flourish Mistletoe card! It is so elegant and is a card that would have the recipient oohhhing and ahhing.......I just know this cause I ooohhed and aaahhhhed! LOL
Thanks for the chance at winning!

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

WE have to pick just one? How is that possible? They are all so gorgeous! But, after much pondering, I have to choose Warm Thoughts. Those little birds look so cute and cuddly (and so in love) :-) The color combo is one of my favorites, browns and blues. You are so talented and I've been following you for quite some time. I am always inspired ! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations and thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year !

Sherry said...

You mean I can only pick one???!!! I had quite the list going, lol I guess it would be a toss up between Flourishes- Lenten roses and Flourishes- for our daughter, as I reall like that set and I love the colors you used in both of them, and the scriptures. I just really liked them. thanks for a chance to win!!

Tracy said...

My favorite is Flourishes Celebrate the Season, it is just a stunning card, gorgeous colors- just striking, although, it was hard to choose there were many close seconds. Thanks for fun candy. Happy 2012.

Linda Carson said...

My choice is Flourishes for your Daughter! Love the stamp, colors, coloring and the fact it celebrates her precious baptism!!
leenda1 at cox dot net

Marthamh2 said...

I really like them all, but I think my favorite is Poppies in Dimension. The colors are soft and muted. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh Christine -this is sooo hard to pick just one. Almost each is a favorite for some certain detail or color or something you did. All are just so great! But, with all said, I am going to go with the September with the Thanksgiving place setting group. The coloring is magnificent- esp. the Indian Corn. I love the candle wrap and the menu one is really great. I love the fall colors so maybe that is also playing into my selection. But, I do like how you made several projects and not just a card. Your coloring of all the creations is amazing! If you don't use them for next Thanksgiving I know a nice warm home they could come to!

Chris R. from Iowa

Joan V said...

Well, I was set on March poppies, BUT, my favorite is Thanksgiving place setting. I love to use my stamps for things other than cards. You did a fantastic display for Thanksgiving. So, Thanksgiving Place setting is my FINAL ANSWER!!!

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards I have your blog on my list of favorites and enjoy your work with my morning coffee every day. TFS Happy New Year Ann

Cheryl Winget said...

They are all so beautiful but after studying them for some time, I decided that "Happy Days are Here" is the one that most melted my heart. It has such a gentle beauty and freshness to it. Really, really lovely. Did I mention that it's lovely? cherylwinget at aol dot com

Leigh M said...

They are all lovely and very difficult to choose one. So hard to choose.... I love the colors in Journey in a Jar and Stamping in Snow. And I love the way the colors pop on the From the Heart Card. But I love the Zinnias set and the bright colors of the flowers on the Zinnias just make me smile.

Thanks for Sharing
leigh dot mckee at att dot net

Serena said...

Just one? That is almost impossible but September's Come Boldly makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Yellow is one of my favorite colors and that card is pure, warm sunshine. Thanks for the chance at an awesome prize and for the beauty and inspiration you give all year long.

Naomi said...

Christine, it was a VERY tough narrowing it down to only one since your cards are ALL so GORGEOUS, but, I have to say that "Thanksgiving Place Setting" has to be my #1 FAVOURITE!

What a FABULOUS prize package! You are so generous and you are going to make one lucky girl SUPER happy!

Hope your New Year is off to a great start!
gonao24 at gmail dot com