Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 10 for 2010

I've been busy creating samples for Stampavie for CHA next month so I can't share what I've been working on (just wait until you see all the cute images coming out!).  But I've seen many bloggers sharing their favorite cards that they created in 2010 and I thought it would be fun to play along.

This year has been a great year for many reasons.  First and foremost, we welcomed our beautiful baby boy in the world and my family is all healthy and happy.  We are blessed with three beautiful children that are our world.

Stamping related, I have also been blessed to work with two amazing companies this year, Stampavie and Papertrey Ink.  I fell in love with Stampavie images early this year and I'm so honored that I get to design for them.  They have such cute images and I love getting to work with Heidi, Stuart, and all the design team ladies.  I've been working with Papertrey Ink for about 2 1/2 years.  They have such great products and the design team is a great group of ladies to work with.

I also discovered Lili of the Valley images this past summer and fell in love with them.  Just adorable images.  Catslife Press is another company I discovered this year.  They have some of the cutest sentiments and seals.  I love that I can use them on my cards and my scrapbook layouts.  :)

I had a really hard time choosing just 10 so I went a little over.  Okay, way over . . . like double that number.  :)  And, you'll notice I have a thing for Christmas images.  They are always some of my favorites!  So, without further ado, here are my favorite cards that I created in 2010 (in no particular order):

merry everything (original blog post)

joy to you and me (original blog post)

hugs & kisses (original blog post)

joys of the season (original blog post)

thanks for all you do (original blog post)

vintage birthday (original blog post)


to the moon and back again (original blog post)

celebrate the season (original blog post)

just the ticket (original blog post)

birthday boy (original blog post)

birthday girl (original blog post)

wishing you sunshine (original blog post)  

 just a note (original blog post)

donkey smiles (original blog post)

life is good (original blog post)

hello sunshine (original blog post)

merry christmas (original blog post)

merry little christmas (original blog post)

 wish you were here (original blog post)

happy christmas to someone special (original blog post)

christmas wishes (original blog post)

birthday kitty (original blog post)
Thanks for walking through my blog archives with me!  Here's to a happy and healthy 2011 for all of us and our families!



Dana said...

What a collection of beautiful cards, Niki! Images like that sure require a lot of TLC!!

Debra said...

I love the Stampavie stamps as well, and maybe in the new year I'll be able to start purchasing them... You did a fabulous job of coloring these images and this is a beautiful collection of cards! Happy New Year to you and your family too...

Barb Ferber said...

I think each one of your posts are amazing! Can't wait to see what you have created for CHA! Thanks for being such a great inspiration! I wish you and your family a very Blessed New Year!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a wonderful review!!!

Bev J. said...

Great collection. Your coloring and paper piecing is wonderful. Happy New Year@

Cathy Weber said...

Celebrate the Season is my favorite, but what surprised me was how many of your cards had beautiful flower embellishments. I don't know why I hadn't really realized that before, but they really do add such an interesting element to your cards. The coloring, perfect.

Carolina Buchting said...

Wonderful choices Niki, these are all just lovely. Hope you and yours have an amazing New Year!

Tejal said...

Wow! that is a fabulous selection..I love your coloring...and needless to say, every card you make is perfection!!

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

Thanks for sharing. I think I actually had many of them saved to a favorites file so they're some of my favorites too. You're a true inspiration--I adore all your stitching and your bold use of color and patterns!

pops x said...

They are all amazing and gorgeous detail ont hem all, hugs pops x

Kara said...

gorgeous cards!! i love the way you mix patterned papers and layer them, love your stitching, and your coloring!!

Cindy haffner said...

WOW all so AMAZING!!

Kimberly O'Rosky said...

Your cards are always spectacular!!!! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Niki, your perfect cards always blow me away! I love the 'Wish you were here card'--that little girl and her dog are adorable! TFS your favs!

Amy Johnson said...

Thanks for the year in review! I love all of them and could never pick a favorite!

Stephanie Mino said...

Niki........Your coloring is just wonder you had such a hard time just choosing 10! I totally enjoy reading your blog, so I can't wait to see what you have in store for use in 2011!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

They're all Fabulous, Niki! I ♥ your style!

dustypenny (aka Joy) said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and detailed, Niki. Love them!

Marie L said...

Thank you for the review, Niki. Beautiful creations.
Happy New Year

Claudia said...

uuhhhh... Nikki those are all so very cute
your coloring is so beautiful. I love also that you choose bright colors.
Will you be going to CHA
happy new year
love Claudia

Alice W. said...

love love love your work, Niki! thanks for being such an inspiration and for sharing your talent! Can't wait to see what you made for CHA!!!! =) Happy New Year! All the best wishes to you and yours!

Dena said...

Niki! What can I say???? I LOVE looking at your work. You use amazing colors and the actual coloring is always perfect. You make little masterpieces each time. I really enjoyed looking at several of your cards in one post!!!!!!!
Hugs, Dena