Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

Here's to 2011!!!!

2010 was such a GREAT year for me...I got engaged....I went to Winter CHA 2010....I was published TWICE in Paper Crafts Magazine plus so much more!  I'm truly thankful for the life that I have and look forward to what 2011 brings...

This is a ginormously long post so get ready:)

I wanted to start off the New Year with the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger, Strictly Stripes:

I was inspired by the:

the colors
the stripes...

I decided to zig zag inbetween the various stripes of Stampin' Up cardstock...I picked zig zagging to kind of emulate the knitting...the sentiment is ala SRM...The card is 3.5 x 3.5 inches...

I went through my 2010 blog posts and picked out my favs for each month and thought that I'd share them with you...


Oooohhhhh Aimes.....this one is for you!


Seriously, you HAD to know that there would be at least ONE card with Cosmo Cricket goodness on it...


I think this card meant more to me because I finally dehoarded that wonderful Melissa Frances frame...I'm working hard to dehoard ladies...


I made this for a good friend of mine who is a quilter....this is probably one of my most heavily stitched cards...


For those that know me...I'm a coffee-a-holic and had to include a coffee themed fitting that it uses images from 2 Seattle based stamp companies...A Muse and DeNami Designs!


In June 2010 I started to scrapbook again....this one is of my lovely girl {pic taken and altered by my boy}

I actually picked 2 for June...this is my first layout that I did in 2010....

My Boy!


Of course I needed a layout of me and the man...I saw this quote on Design Crush and knew that it was perfect:

"And then my soul saw you and it kind of went "Oh, there you are. I've been looking for you."


Another Cosmo Goodness card....AND another Seattle based Stamp Designer...Sparkle Creations!  I picked this card for it's use of multi-patterns and paper piecing...2 things that I adore:)


Ahhhh yes....another layout...this is based on what I'm thankful for...

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."
~Maya Angelou~


This tall card was probably one of my more labor intensive endeavors...I hand pleated the skirt and sewed each layer...I love the look and the colors...come on, you gotta love the quote!

November: them...and I also love to use non-traditional colors...this went to a bloggie friend, Jen, who recently had a baby boy:)


This is probably my most favorite Christmas

Thank YOU for all your support in 2010...I truly appreciate it and YOU!

What's your "one little word" for 2011?

Have you picked one?  Are you signed up for Ali's class?  I took the leap...I'm excited to start a project for's going to be a GREAT year...I can feel it....I'll be making a fun announcement next week {can't wait!!} but back to the "one little word"'s mine:


Part of Speech: verb
Definition: delight in, enjoy


  1. I've so enjoyed getting to know you a little more in 2010, Amy! Your creativity always makes me smile and I so enjoy each visit to your online home!

    I love One Little Word and while I haven't yet, I'm pretty sure I'll be signing up for Ali's class. I just put up a 2010 retrospective (including a mini look back at my 2010 One Little Word) and will post my 2011 One Little Word in the next day.

    I hope to continue to get to know you more and share in this fun blogging world! Happy New Year, Amy!!! :>:>

  2. It is beautiful to see all the creative projects back.

  3. awesome card!!! love those stripes. and love your top ten too. Happy new year and thanks for your great blog.

  4. If not for Yvonne's blog ..we wouldnt cross path.... not even a wink of regret.....Am so glad I found you and your creative blog... besides 1 2 3 4 5.... and lots of others out there... You are one of the best who always inspired ME to keep going....Am thankful...thanks's been great!!! Totally...

    Anyway...all those projects are Spectacular!!!!!

    Happy New Year AMY!!!... :) big hugs...

  5. Happy New Year Amy! Loved seeing all your creations again and I too am looking forward to 2011.
    Can't wait to hear your announcement I just know it is something amazing.

  6. love your fab cards! thanks for sharing your talent. it's always so fun to visit you! =) Happy New Year to you and yours. All the best wishes for 2011!

  7. I'm giddy now that I recognize all your projects-it means that I've followed you closely for this past year and couldn't be more happy about it. Your projects and personality are just fantastic, and I wish you the best in the new year.

  8. Oh my goodness I love those mittens. They totally inspire me too!! I love the card you did. What a great amount of work you did this year. I love the October cards. Greatness!! Its 2011 baby!!

  9. A great post Amy! loved seeing your favs for each month! You certainly had a great year - and here's to another one in 2011!!! happy New Year dear friend!

  10. ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm how was it that we were BOTH at cha in January last year, and I soooooooooooo didn't meet you??? *pouting* :( Are u going this year??? I AM!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all of your cards!!! They always amaze me!! And loving your OLW too!!!! Happy New Year!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. Happy New Year, Girlie!!! Soooooo can't wait to see what news you have to reveal soon...eek!
    Love your review of the year and thanks so much for including a couch-based card and thinkin' of me! ;D

  12. Happy New Year! LOVE seeing all those yummy creations in one post!

  13. Oooh, what a fabulous recap! I think my fave is your October card...delish!

    Happy 2011! :D

  14. Love your striped card. So adorable. Fab projects. What a great year you've had. :)

  15. how fun to look back at all your fab cards!! *i spy one that is now at my home * grin*

    oh a fun announcement??? can't wait to see what it is :)

  16. Happy New Year to you my friend! I look forward to visiting with you soon :)

    Love your word and I enjoyed looking at your fave posts!

  17. Hey Amy thanks for the awesome retrospective! I loved seeing some of your cards and scrapbookings from before I subscribed to your blog. That Oahu one is fabulous in its CASness and the paper-pieced scooter girl is fabulous in its non-CASness!!

    And I also missed your engagement announcement, so a VERY BIG {belated} CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you. May you savor each moment together!

  18. What a fabulous collection of cards and layouts! Awesome Amy! Happy New Year - hope it brings you all the best!

  19. Have I ever told you how much I love visiting your blog because its always bursting with positive energy? And good thing its contagious too! :)) Thank you so much for taking us for a walk down your memory lane, your cards are always a good inspiration!

    Happy New Year to you too!

  20. Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family Amy!! Love your monthly fav :)

  21. love your take on the moxie fab challenge. super cute card! and i love your faves. i think some of them are my faves of your cards and layouts too. thanks for sharing and here's to an awesome 2011! *hugs* steph :)

  22. Happy New Year Amy! I wanted to invite you to join me for another St. Jude Valentine’s Day card drive! I hope you will! :)

    Pretty cards! And I LOVE the sock inspired one! :)

  23. AMY!! Happy New Years!!! Sounds like you had an amazing 2010, but here's to an even better 2011!

    Love the pinwheel card! So creative!

    As for my "one little word" for 2011, mine would have to be :::appreciate::: I appreciate everything in my life and understand that they can all be taken from me at any given moment. So, I have learned to appreciate and be grateful for each day with the people I love.

  24. Love the Moxie Fab stripes, Amy! Very cool how you 'stitched' along the stripes to look like fabric :)
    Wonderful trip down memory lane too~thanks for all you fun and inspiring projects through the year!

  25. What a fabulous year in review, Amy! I'm so happy that 2010 was a great one for you - 2011 will be fantastic! Thanks for sharing your favourites. I love them all and am amazed at all you do!

  26. Hello sista! Happy new Year to you! It was great knowing you and you are such a supportive bloggy friend! No wonder you are one of the popular gal in the blog-o! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and I'm still amazed at how you managed to update your blog everyday!!

  27. Awesome...I am green with envy! I think I like your scrap pages the best!

  28. i was too lazy to do a post of my top 10 cards. kudos to you for going back & selecting yours!

    great stripey card! look at that stitching!

  29. love your take on the Tuesday stripey trigger, Amy! That stitchin' just pops the colors you used.

    Happy New Year, 'old friend'

  30. absolutely love what you did with the Tuesday Trigger! so bright and fun.

  31. What a fabulous year you have had! So fun to get to read about it and see your favorite works :) I just posted a ginormously long post too and MAN! It took foreva to get it done! Wishing you all the best in 2011 and still working on my word...I 'm having trouble choosing...I think I need a sentence! Ha!

  32. Hey Amy! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

    Loved the look at your favorite projects of 2010! :)

  33. Great review cards, I have several of those chosen as some of my "Amy" faves.
    Fun trigger card too!

  34. What a Moxie Fab card! Love the stripes and stitching! Love your year in review too! You are one talented chickeee!