Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fourteen from '14!

Happy New Year and welcome to my blog! Thanks to Operation Write Home for sponsoring this event where card makers take a look back and share their favorite cards. I hope you enjoy seeing these cards I made. I can't wait to hop around to other blogs to see all the gorgeous creations!

1. My first card is very special to me. I made it for the arrival of my first grandchild, Benjamin, born to my daughter-in-law, Lori, and son, Brian, on October 7th!

posted 10-14
2. I love this little robot! Sandy taught me well in her Copic coloring classes!

posted 1-26-14

3. Paper piecing--the answer to re-living my childhood love of paper dolls!
 posted 1-26-14
4. Sandy Allnock designed this wonderful stamp depicting her with Ciara, Sandy's beloved pet and OWH mascot. Rest in peace, Ciara; good dog.
posted 2-5-14

5. I really love making cards with tags as well as vintage and French themes.
posted 3-10-14
6. Another gorgeous stamp design by Sandy. I like using patterned paper to create the scene on a card:
posted 4-8-14  

7. This was fun because I embossed the entire card front, including the stamped image:
posted 5-3-14
8. I just love the reds in this one:
posted 5-14-14
9. This one was made for a vintage challenge; a little thick for OWH purposes but I had fun!
 posted 5-20-14
10. Hambo Stamps: perfect for those times I take things too seriously!
posted 6-9-14
11. Vintage image from a favorite website, Digital Two for Tuesday:
posted 9-14-14
 12. Another Hambo smile; I spattered paint on his face because that's how I end up looking after I paint with oils:
posted 10-24-14

13. Paper piecing, tags and a MFT Pure Innocence stamp: my happy place:
posted 11-7-14
14.  I am proud of another year volunteering for Operation Write Home! Thank you, heroes and their families!
posted 12-27-14
Now don't forget to hop back to the Stars and Stamps blog at Operation Write Home to link to other blogs and keep the fun going.
Happy New Year! Happy paper crafting!
My sweet grandson, Ben, and me! 


PatQ's Cards said...

Great variety of cards. Love the hero ones.

Diane said...

Happy New Year Sherry and congrats on your precious Ben! He is a beauty and lucky to have you as his grandmother! I always love looking at your cards- we own a lot of the same stamps so I love to see what you do with them! Gotta love MFT PI stamps!

Robin Hoff said...

Happy New Year Sherry! thank you for sharing your best of 2014 cards with us!

Linda said...

Sherry...great group of cards...I always love your vintage cards! Your Ciara card is too sweet! Keep up the great work!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Thanks for sharing your cards Sherry, they are all great, I can see why they are your favorites. Of course I love the penguin card made for your grand baby. Keep making those cards. :)

Shari B said...

Well first of all, congrats on being a grandma! There is nothing better! Beautiful cards and your copic coloring is fantastic! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Shawnna said...

You have such a wonderful variety of cards here and each is cuter or more clever than the next. I love all the textures and embellishments you used. Thanks for sharing!

heather said...

What an awesome selection of your cards ! Your attention to detail is perfect: pearls on the necklace of the lady in the kitchen is a great example. Congrats on the grandson :)

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Sherry! First of all congratulations on being a Grandmother! Your cards are all gorgeous - I love your vintage styled ones the best! Happy New Year to you!

Sybrina K said...

Happy New Year, Sherry! Bet you can't wait to spoil that new grandbaby in the new year.

Love your cards! Yep, it looks like you aced Sandy's coloring class. That sweet Ciara card sure did bring a bittersweet smile to my face.

Thanks for visiting W2SB and leaving such a nice comment. Hope you will find time to play along.

Have a wonderfully crafty 2015. And, give that little one an extra kiss from me. :)

adele holcomb said...

Cute cards and an even cuter grandbaby!

Debbie McNamee said...

Love your cards, especially the robot and the snorkeling one!

Dixie Cochran said...

This is a terrific collection! So many different styles. My favorite is the little girl with the pumpkin.

Lisa Harrolle said...

Beautiful cards! You do some great image coloring on them. I can tell you put a lot of time into them. Happy New Year!!

Cindy E. Rapson said...

I too LOVED playing with paper dolls as a girl... what a great memory! And I too became a first time grandma this year. I love your cards. Very Detailed. I think my favorite is the little girl with the umbrella. Not only because it was posted on my birthday but because the color choices are perfect and that image is a doll...

Jessie said...

A great collection of cards! Lots of great masculine cards. I love the Penguine and What a Guy cards.

Patricia H. said...

Sherry, it's always a treat to visit your blog! Lucky you to have been able to attend one of Sandy's classes. Your coloring skills are awesome! Best wishes to you for a wonderful 2015!

Yvonne said...

I like your tag cards and your paper piecing! You've done some wonderful cards this year! Great work!

Gina said...

love the vintage touch, but the What a Guy/Father's Day? card is my favorite. Thanks for Sharing.

Ann said...

Sherry, your cards are always fabulous! You do such beautiful vintage cards. The lil Hambo guy in the innertube sure made me smile!

Lynn said...

Sherry, your cards are always so wonderful! I especially love the vintage cards and the What a Guy card! They are so well thought out and your creativity is so much fun to see!

Carol L said...

Your cards are all just delightful in so many ways! I'm especially fond of the first one with that heart banner! Cute! Congrats Grandma! Ben is precious, and I really like that good old fashioned name too!