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Top Ten of Twenty Eleven!

What fun it was to stroll through my own blog to pick out my ten favorite cards of 2011! I hope everyone else is enjoying their trop down memory lane – and getting to see the ‘cream of the crop’ from all the OWHers!!
This first card was a nobrainer. I love love love this puffer fish by Imaginisce! Til I trolled through my blog I totally forgot I was going to go find it and buy it – this one had been donated to me by a friend.
This is my kitten digi, and it was a Christmas card….I just love how the kitten came out 🙂 And I’ve been enjoying fancy fold cards, so this was a blast to make.
Something about this Snoopy card just made it soar onto my top ten list. The Jillibean and October Afternoon papers are some of my faves, and the layout came out so different than my usual – I was using up bits and pieces and they came out great.
Another coloring project, and with one of my digis…it was a blast distressing the heck out of it to achieve this vintage look….
What year would be complete without a fun Sparkle Creations stamp! This one also used some shiny paper that had been hoarded til I made this card.
This next card was for the May Arts happy accident challenge that I entered. Didn’t win, but oh what fun to play with all the ribbon!
This card sports some Hero Arts stars—not from the OWH sets, but this was the thank-you card I sent to the CEO after the July CHA show.
This card had a fun layout, and a darling fundraiser image by KnK designs. Patterned papers by Moxie.
And you know some of my faves were going to sport the new OWH/Hero Arts stamps, didn’t you? This one also has my new favorite Basic Grey on it too 🙂
And oddly – a CAS card made my top ten! All the product donated for the cruise and CHA inspired me to really get out of my normal box lately. This card was the result of some fun playtime with distress stains….and I went and bought myself some since the bunch that were donated got packed up for the cruise. I think you’ll be seeing me playing with a little more Ranger 🙂

So that’s my list…..hope something you liked made it onto mine!

40 thoughts on “Top Ten of Twenty Eleven!

  1. Another designer with a wide variety of styles – such a talented group you bloggers are! I love the little surfer dude – perfect for someone's son. Who in his or her right mind would ever be satisfied with a Hallmark card after receiving one of the cards made with such love as the OWH group! Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing your talents with so many of us.

  2. Another designer with a wide variety of styles – such a talented group you bloggers are! I love the little surfer dude – perfect for someone's son. Who in his or her right mind would ever be satisfied with a Hallmark card after receiving one of the cards made with such love as the OWH group! Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing your talents with so many of us.

  3. You are so very talented! I LOVE the Snoopy one, makes me smile every time I see that stamp. Thank you for all you do, wishing you continued blessings in 2012.

  4. Great selection of cards–love the puffer fish.

  5. Your cards are always so wonderful, reflecting your attention to detail! And that puffer fish is so darned cute! I love your background for the kite! Thanks for sharing your expertise and inspiration all year round and for working so hard! Have a wonderful 2012!

  6. No way I could pick a favorite – as a matter of fact I have no idea how you narrowed 365+ cards down to 10! I truly appreciate that in the midst of the craziness that is OWH Pres and Shipper, et al, that you still find time to make cards that inspire you as well as those around you. Thanks for all you do, in the forfront and behind the scenes. Happy New Year!

  7. Lots of fun inspiration! I think my fav is the snowman. Love the colors. Happy New Year!

  8. I love that distressed Digi sunflower! Thanks for all of the inspiration … You know what I love best about these blog hops? I get more enjoyment and inspiration out of them than any issue of any card/crafty magazine… And it's interactive too, so you meet so many cool people along the way. What a great New Years gift this was! Best wishes to you for 2012 !!! And big hugs too!

  9. Love the variety in your cards and the idea that you even included a CAS card. 🙂 I can't believe I missed a couple of them the first time around. Happy 2012!

  10. Sandy, how do you find time to do it all – making fantastic cards, doing all the 80-gazillion things you do for OWH, *and* taking care of yourself, Ciara, and Punch?

    Thank you for being the driving force behind Operation Write Home. All the best to you with lots of hugs and smiles in 2012!

  11. I'm always amazed at the swift crafting process you've come up with to crank out so many professional and polished cards in practically no time! These cards are all fantastic, and I love the Snoopy card! I made a card with your sunflower digi that I was looking for to add to my list, but I never did find it, darn!
    Thanks for being such an inspiration and for doing all that you do for OWH and for all of us. Happy New Year to you and give Ciara a big hug from Aunt Carol too 🙂

  12. Your cards are alway inspiring, Sandy. It must have been hard to choose when you've posted so many.

  13. Great picks from your MASSIVE collection of beautiful cards! I notice the hula paper did not make the cut. Happy New Year!

  14. Awesome cards Sandy! Who knew my innocent post would lead to a hop! 😉

    Have a happy new year! see you soon.

    Sheila

  15. Thanks for all the inspiration! I cannot tell a lie…I cannot pick a favorite! Happy New Year!!!

  16. Great cards as always Sandy! Snoopy is probably my favorite…followed very closely by the snowman card. Thank you for all you do! Happy New Year!

  17. I could just type the word "cute" ten times in a row and have this post completely covered! I always gravitate to red, white and blue designs and I just love the star Thanks design. Beautiful work Sandy! Happy New Year and thanks for all you do.

  18. a beautiful assortment of cards – always an inspiration – thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

  19. Stunning cards!!

  20. Sandy, you are such an inspiration to us all. I love your work. That was a neat way to do the water for the puffer fish card. Thanks for all you do!

  21. Great cards and so many different styles. I remember you making that puffer fish card and it's my favorite of them all! Happy New Year!

  22. I love the Snoopy card – he's SO happy! (Snoopy is my favorite cartoon character of all time!)
    I really enjoyed seeing a bunch of your cards all in one shot like this – showing a variety of designs and styles. Thank you for doing this! I'm inspired into 2012 now! LOL!
    Many blessings to you friend!

  23. Oh Sandy…. your cards are so inspiring. I am so thankful for all that you do in support of our military. God Bless you.

    ~ Pam

    Happy New Year

  24. If I was forced to pick a favorite out of all your cards, I'd end up picking 365. Too hard to choose!

  25. Sandy, you haven't made a card yet that I didn't like. These are all really super. I like the calico kitten.

  26. Love your cards and all the little extras you put into them like things popped up, puffed up, out of the box, and pierced.
    Thanks again, Sandy for all you do. You are incredible. PTL

  27. Sandy,
    Your cards are so inspirational. I have learned so much from you. Thank you for being so generous with teaching us.
    May you have a very blessed 2012!

  28. Sandy, I see a Whipper in this batch, your little snowman. Love all your cards. Thanks for all you do, you've created a wonderful outlet for all of us besides doing a great thing for our troops. I've met many friends thru OWH.

  29. I have learned so much from you over this past year – especially LAYERING! I am always amazed how you can put things together that I would never dream of. Thanks for all of the inspiration and motivation.

    My fave has to be that cute littl puffer, too!

  30. Love the snowman card (it should have won!) and the kite card. Thanks for this bloghop.

  31. Hi Sandy! You inspire, motivate and teach us with all of your wonderful cards!! I love love your beautiful layering and details. The last card really struck me; the white kite against that background is so artistic! Thanks for all you do and Happy New Year!!

  32. It is so nice to see your choices for top ten – you make such wonderful cards and you are an inspiration to so many of us OWH-ers! Hope 2012 is all you hope it to be.

  33. Beautiful cards – my favorite is #8 with the dog and box of bones. The layout, colors, and patterns just work so well together. I will try CASEing the layout sometime! Thanks for the inspiration.

  34. Your cards are always so cleanly designed and beautiful! I really love the Snoopy card and..well, all of them!
    Happy New Year!

  35. Your cards are all wonderful in my estimation and hard to pick a fav.
    They are a great inspiration when I need it and know where to look.
    Also love this new blog design…
    much easier to follow than the earlier version.
    and…a big New Year hug from Mom!

  36. Oh fabulous inspiration! Thanks I needed that 🙂 Who can resist Snoopy? And the puffer fish? I always enjoy visiting your blog and being inspired 🙂 God Bless You Friend!

  37. My fave has to be the green kite card. Love the cheeriness of it, the ribbon, the piercing and the sentiment. I need to get that set.

  38. No hula girls? LOL

    Great cards Sandy.

  39. Sandy I love the variety of your cards — if I had to pick I would pick the sunflower. I really like the distressing. My next fav is the image my KnK designs. All of your cards are great — Thanks for sharing your top 10.

  40. Sandy alot of these are my fave, but Snoopy always makes me happy! And the colors on the kite are awesome!
    Happy New Year!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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