It's time to say goodbye to 2011. As I had only started making cards for OWH in December of 2010, this past year really represents the beginning of my serious card making. I've learned a lot and am proud to show off some of my best work. I'll do my best to link to each card's original post, if it has one, and tell you why I chose the card. :)
Back in this post, I laid out goals for the year. I wanted to host at least one card party and create at least 365 cards. I actually hosted two card making parties, one in January and one in September. I also had all the 8th grade students at my school make AnyHero cards in December. As for the cards, I made well over 1,000 cards. As you can see below, I've shipped 1695 cards. To the best of my recollection, only about 60 of those were made in 2010. My friends helped to make a few hundred at our parties, but that still leaves 1,000+ that I made all by myself. :) Later in the week, I'll be posting the new goals I have in mind for 2012.
Off to the top 10, in no particular order.
#1- Love these because I made them with paste paper I'd made in college. The paste paper gives great visual and tactile texture.
#2- The card that helped me win the Maryland State Digi during the Virtual Card Making Party (my favorite OWH event of the year, by the way).
#3-The card that helped me win $50 to spend in the EK Success online store, thanks to many OWHers who voted.
#4 -My favorite tie card. I am proud of the way I went beyond the designs I'd seen and made something uniquely my own.
#5- Super CAS!!!
#6- I was so proud of myself for coloring the metal accents to match the green paper. This card was also a part of the 10 paper challenge I did this summer. :)
#7 - Shaped Valentine card- I so rarely stray from rectangular cards that I was really happy with this one!
#8 - OWH digi valentine - I really liked the ribbon trim and unisex feel of this card.
#9 - A Christmas card. I made tons, and mostly didn't love them. They're the hardest cards for me to make, aside from sympathy cards, and I really wish they weren't such a challenge for me. This one I really liked because it was CAS and unusual colors for Christmas.
#10 - As a thank you for visiting, I thought this last card was appropriate. I think it's the best I've ever done with distressing.
Thanks for sharing this look back at 2011 with me! Can't wait to see what 2012 brings!!!Cards shipped to OWH (as of 12/5/11): 1695