Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to take a minute and wish you a very Happy New Year. With the New Year comes moving on from the past and moving on to the new. I know that 2019 will have big things for us all. I wanted to take a couple minutes and share with you my twelve favorite projects from 2018. I went through all my posts from 2018 and just let me tell you that was lot of work, and took a little while to narrow some of them down to my favorite.

You will be able to click on each image and it will take you to that particular blog post. I am going to start off with January and work my way back till this December. Are you ready well away we go.

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Sure Do Love You Eclipsing Heart Narrow Note Card & How to Create a Box using the Lots of Love Box Framelits Dies Video Tutorial

Back on January 9, 2018 I shared a video tutorial showing you how to make a Valentine with the new Narrow Note Cards and a fun love filled box using the Lots to Love Box Framelits dies and other products from last years Valentine’s Suite. 

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How to Create a Tutti-Frutti Monogram Home Décor Piece Video Tutorial

On February 5, 2018 I shared with you how to make one of the pillow gifts that the attendees of my Winter Tutti-Frutti Retreat in a Box received.  Each person got five pillow gifts all themed around the Tutti-Frutti suite in last years Occasions catalog.  I wanted them to have some inspiration and some other ideas they could do with one of my favorite suites besides the cards and a sampler that they made.  With the Monogram Home Decor art piece I wanted them to be able to have a fun little art piece to display in their craft room but yet have a personal touch to it.  I loved this suite of products it was fun playful and colorful.   

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Spotlight Coloring Video Tutorial Using Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!

In my post in March I shared with you the Spotlight coloring technique using the Springtime Foil Designer Series paper.  I walked you through step by step how to do this easy fun technique using the featured product the Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, and I just think its lovely.  The Springtime Foil paper featured Gold, silver, and Rose Gold Foil accents in some wonderful spring designs.


Animal Outing for #PCC287

In April I shared with you a fun quick sketch for the Paper Craft Crews weekly challenge.  For this week we had a fun sketch for you and for my card I used new products from the 2018 Annual catalog; and I used the Animal Outing Stamp Set that i received at OnStage back in April.

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May Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Fancy Folds

For May’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop our theme was a great one!  We all created cards featuring a Fancy Fold.  I picked a great fold for you that month and from what I can tell was kind of new.  The fold that I am shared was called the Impossible Card.  


Hand Delivered Birthday Card

I shared a fun birthday card just because I loved it in June. What better reason to share a card with friends then because you love it. The card was created with the Hostess set Hand Delivered. This is a fun set that features sentiments for birthday, get well, thank you, and even graduation. What could be better in a Stamp Set.


Blogging Friends July Blog Hop: 2018-2019 Annual Catalog

July’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop; theme was all about the new 2018 Annual Catalog.  There was so many things to pick from that it was hard to narrow it down to just one thing. I settled on one of my favorite stamp sets Postcard Pals.


Large Letter Alphabet Birthday Card

I had a fun clean and simple card to share in August. It used some unexpected products and only one stamp set.  This was actually a colorful card even through it is mostly white.


Falling for Leaves See Through Card

My Falling for Leaves See Through card was probably my most unique card that I’ve shared this year, and a little time consuming, but was well worth it.


Winter Woods; Sunrise in the Woods Card #PCC312

For my card I pulled out one of my favorite techniques. I wanted to create a Fall theme card to go along with this week’s theme. So I pulled out the Baby Wipe Technique to Create a morning sunrise forest themed card.


Signs of Santa & Snow is Glistening for #PCC315

I chose to use the Signs of Santa Stamp Set as my featured set for this card. This set is fun a fun suite of products that’s been very popular.  I also decided to do a little ink blending and stampin’ blend coloring.


Friends Make the Season Brighter Photo Card and Envelope

I shared a card that I made to send to some friends that I made back in August.  Ten demonstrators that didn’t really know each other very well, but was open to coming and being open to this new experience. I had never been to Utah and never thought that I would ever get to go. But I boarded the plane early on a Sunday morning in August to have my life changed forever.

I hope that you have enjoyed my little walk down memory lane this year. I know I did! Picking all these cards for this post really brought back some wonderful memories some pain from running the Big Shot back and forth many many times, I will see you a little later today for another post featuring a little sneak peek of another Saleabration project.

Happy Stampin’
Rick