12/31/2013

Looking Back at 2013!


As the snowflakes drift softly and silently to the ground we prepare to say farewell to 2013. What a year this has been. We thought we were moving, but thankfully didn't have to. My hubby had a VERY rough bought with pneumonia severely complicated with medication reactions. Our sweet little Max had surgery and I'm finishing the year off with pneumonia...yikes! 

I began the year fulfilling the dream of designing for a stamp company. I submitted my first card for publication, it was selected and even made the cover ~ holy smokes!!! This was followed with 5 more publications. Who would have thought when I decided to give this blogging thing a try in 2011 I would be in this very happy place today.  I've met some really wonderful people on this little ol' blogging journey of mine!

Here's a little trip down memory lane with my favorite cards from the past year. I've picked one from each month...enjoy!


January


February


March



April



May



June



July



August



September



October



November



December



Wishing you a very happy and blessed 2014 ~Lisa

26 comments:

Greta said...

I hope you're getting better each day, Lisa--I've been thinking about you. Don't know how you could pick favorites--love your work! Have to say June & December have a slight edge as my favs. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa,

You certainly have had quite a year! Thank you for taking us down your memory lane with you, it was pure eye candy! I cannot wait to get back home and get stuck in my craft room and make some cards again, I just feel like playing with colour and beautiful papers and wonderful stamps! See you in 2014! (Sorry that I have been so scarce over the last two months, just busy).

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa what a beautiful collection of cards to admire once again my friend. Happy New year and all the best in 2014!

Marybeth said...

It's been quite a year for you Lisa! Lots of good things with your card making.
I love seeing all your gorgeous cards again. One of my favorites is the little ant pulling the watermelon. Too darn cute!
Hope you are feeling better ! Happy New Years!

Kara said...

Beautiful! I love that little ant invite!! Happy New Year!

Lin said...

Beautiful work, Lisa, there are some here that I missed before, so I'm glad you brought them back again. Here's to a HEALTHY and happy New Year!!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness Lisa, it's always a treat to visit ur blog and today I am in awe with the beauty of every single card. How do you do this?????? love ur creations. Wish you a very Happy new year, congratulations for all ur publications and get well soon :)

Brenda in IN said...

Love all your cards. My favorites are the ant and the pumpkin. Hope you continue to get better.

Jen said...

What an exciting year 2013 was for you! (Well, except for the pneumonia)! Here's wishing you a happy, healthy, crafty and prosperous new year!

Kim Heggins said...

Lisa...congrats on all your wonderful accomplishments...you are an amazing card maker and crafter. Feel better and Happy New Year!

Laura Strack said...

So sorry you are sick...get well soon. We need you! All your cards and pumpkin are beautiful. Cheers to a creative 2014!

Laura Strack said...

Praying that you get well soon. We need you! You are one of my favorite card makers. Everything you make is always so precious. Thank you for sharing all your sweetness with us.
Cheers to a healthy and creative 2014!
Hugs,Laura

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty projects Lisa! Love them all! Thanks for the inspiration throughout 2013 ~ looking forward to more from you in 2014! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know how you picked favorites from all the stunning creations you made in 2013, Lisa!!

I have so enjoyed getting to know you better this year and I very much appreciate all your visits and support over at my place. Congratulations to you on all your achievements this year!!

I hope you are kicking boomonia's butt and feeling tons better!! Happy, Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Maria said...

Beautiful cards and projects...so very pretty! So looking forward to seeing more beauties in the coming new year!

Happy Dance said...

I'm so glad to have 'discovered' your blog this year. Your cards are amazing, and I'm not sure I could even begin to choose a favorite among them. Have a very happy new year! Bev

~Tammy~ said...

I would never have been able to pick a favorite of yours. You have the prettiest papers and design layout! I love your style!

Joyce said...

Wow, Lisa--what a year you have had. Ups and downs, it sounds like. Congrats on all your crafty successes. Now that I am following you, I'll be able to see more of your crafty goodness, but today I am happy to see your highlights. You have put together quite a stunning collection. I hope that you and your DH are feeling better now. Pneumonia is no fun at all.

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great highlights film you have, Lisa! It's a great example of all the different styles you do. Hoping you're feeling better, and a very Happy New Year to you, my friend!

Larissa Heskett said...

YIPPEE for 2013!! what a Year indeed!! I've LOVED your Blog and can't imagine it without you!! I ENJOY your Creative Designs and your SWEET Blog Comments!! THANKS for being one of My FAVORITE Happy Places to go and I look forward to even more in the year 2014!! have a Fabulous Week Sweet Lisa!! ;)

Barbara Murphy said...

What a year it's been indeed! I've enjoyed watching your talent be recognized...you deserve all of it and then some! Your projects were phenomenal this year and I'm so happy we're blog friends :) Your Button Boutique projects all blew me away, and the pumpkin is one of my faves. Here's to a great 2014!

Lindsey said...

You are one super talented lady! I'm still thrilled for you and your publications...especially your cover card...amazing. Loved seeing all of these cards again and can't wait to see what you have in store for the new year.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Absolutely LOVE your style - such BEAUTIFUL Collection of cards!

Michelle said...

Lisa,each one has put a smile on my face...especially the mittens (swoon) and the ant on a mission!

Kim S said...

You have such a wonderful style. Each card is sweet and gentle but still full of fun touches. I smiled the whole time I was scrolling through. No wonder you have had such publication success!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful lineup, Lisa! LOVE all your button creations to bits, especially those darling mittens! May 2014 bring you more success than you could possibly dream up!