Jan 04 2011

2010 Year in Review

Published by at 9 10 am under Year in Review

It’s always fun to reflect on past projects.  I scanned my gallery and pulled these as my favorites of 2010. 

An altered box from Michaels and card using May Arts silk, lace and velvet zig zag ribbon.  Stamps are JustRite Stitched with Love.  See more here.

A trio of very simple cards taking advantage of the pretty paper.  On the left is a hand made box for the cards.  The paper is Postcards from Paris by Webster’s Pages, which is no longer available.  All of the Webster’s Pages papers offer wonderful opportunities for cards of this style.  Ribbon is May Arts silk with bows made on the Bow Easy.  See more here.

Another project using JustRite’s Stitched with Love and boxes I picked up at Michaels and altered.  The papers are from a variety of Graphic 45 pads and the ribbon is May Arts silk.  Bows made on the Bow Easy.  See more here.

A vintage inspired monogrammed trio using K & Company’s Blue Awing papers and JustRite’s Special Occasions Monogram Kit and 2″ Wide Borders, and May Arts silk ribbon in 2 widths, the narrower being run through the 5/8″ lace (love that vintage look!).  Again the Bow Easy for bows.  See more here

This is a large card using October Afternoon’s Thrift Shop paper, a favorite pad of mine and a favorite stamp of mine as well, Birthday Blessings by Wordsworth.  What I also liked about this card is that I tea died the May Arts Silk.  See more here, including a mini tutorial on tea dying ribbon.

Yes, basically the same card as above — but what can I say — I LOVE this stamp, this paper and this layout.  I again used some paper from October Afternoon’s Thrift Shop pad and the grey dots are an old SU DP.  I changed the ribbon to May Arts Striped Grosgrain, but stuck with my silk bow!  See more here.

Another vintage inspired card using Blue Awning paper by K & Company and May Arts silk,  7/8″ lace with the 3/8″ velvet run through the center.  The sentiment is JustRite’s Joyful Hearts.  See more here.

 This is a monogrammed wedding card I made using paper from Graphic 45’s  LeRomantique and JustRite Special Occasions Monogram Kit with a 2″ wide border.  Of course, May Arts silk ribbon and the Bow Easy.  See more here.


 This trio using Webster’s Pages paper was a super favorite of mine as it incorporates my favorite go-to layout.  Sentiments are by Wordsworth.  See more here, including some how-to’s and quick tips for this layout.


This trio uses Kaisercraft’s Utopia Paper and May Arts ribbons along with my favorite of the Prima flowers, Fairytale Roses.  I use them a lot.  As you may know, I make up a lot of KITS incorporating paper pads, ribbons and other embellishments.  I must say, this Utopia KIT is by FAR the most fun kit to sit and put together.  The papers, patterns and ribbon colors just make me feel absolutely HAPPY as I work with them!  All three verses used are Scripture Verses by Verve in the form of Plain Janes — GREAT little stamps that convey wonderful messages of encouragement.  See more here.

A fairly simple, but pretty  Christmas Card using some gorgeous paper by Kaisercraft, Tis the Season, and my go-to set for Christmas Sentiments — JustRite’s Christmas Nested Sentiments.  LOVE those beautifully scripted Christmas verses.  See more here.

A clean and simple wedding card using a lovely VERVE set called Blessings and my expected May Arts silk ribbon. For the inside of wedding cards my long-time favorite has been to use a computer generated version of the Love Chapter, 1 Corinthians 13.  See more here, including my computer generated inside.

Once again, a super simple set of cards for Christmas. Simple is A-OK in my book!  This is a trio of cards in two sizes plus a small 3 x 3 tag on a wrapped package, all coordinating using Graphic 45’s Christmas Past paper and once again, my go-to set for Christmas Sentiments, JustRite’s Christmas Nested Sentiments.  See more here.

This is a trio of cards that comes from a set of about 12 – 15 coordinated pieces, all using the Yuletide KIT I prepared including papers by K & Company along with a variety of May Arts ribbons and embellishments.  This was a NO STAMP project, and they are fun to do sometimes!  You can see all the other pieces to the set here

This is a sympathy card using Webster’s Pages paper, Hollywood Vogue/Wonderfall, a sentiment from JustRite’s Sympathy Nested Sentiments, and May Arts silk ribbon which was ruched.  See more here, including a link to a ribbon ruching tutorial.

And that’s a good representation of my FAVs from 2010.   Hope you enjoyed them!

All items used (unless discontinued by the manufacturer) are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

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Thanks for looking and I wish you a wonderful winter week ahead!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “2010 Year in Review”

  1. Bev J. says:

    They are all so beautiful it would be hard to pick a favorite, but, I sure do like that Blue Awning paper!!

  2. Kittie Caracciolo says:

    They are all gorgeous, Sharon! Your work is always so elegant.

  3. Carla Suto says:

    Happy New Year, Sharon! All of your creations are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the beautiful designs with the Webster’s Pages papers! Keeping you and and your family in my prayers.

  4. Stacy O'Dell says:

    Oh my goodness! Your bows and cards always amaze me, and these are a wonderful collections and so inspiring! It makes me not feel like I should shy away from wider ribbon , as I have a tendancy to do. You are so creative, and there is a peaceful warmth about your cards—the recipients must be so pleased when they receive one. Thank-you for all your hard work and sharing your talents with us! -Stacy

  5. Jenny Gropp says:

    WOW, Sharon! Your projects are always so elegant. Great to see some of my favorites pop up in you review. Happy New Year to you and your family! Keeping your Dad in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Luanne Ford says:

    I loved seeing all of them again! You have an amazing body of work, and of course fabulous ribbons and bows! Blessings to you and your family!

  7. Darlene L says:

    Wishing you a blessed New Year. Thanks for the review, you are an amazing talented artist.

  8. Gail Moore says:

    Pure elegance Sharon. Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year.

  9. Susan G says:

    A great collection. Your work is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Sharon, your work is breathtaking!!

  11. Jerri Kay says:

    They are all so gorgeous Sharon, it’s impossible to choose a favorite . . . LOL!

  12. Gloria says:

    Thanks for doing this post! I love seeing your favorites all together with links for more detail. Somehow I missed a couple of them. Your layouts are beautiful.

  13. Lynn says:

    Sharon – thank you again for sharing your beautiful work – it would be hard for me to pick any of your creations as a favorite – each new one becomes ‘my favorite’. I appreciate your kits – it makes me look like I know what I am doing :). My prayers go out to you and your family – my word for the year is ‘patience’ as in practicing and accepting – may your patience be ever present and strong.

  14. Linda Duke says:

    All of them are beautiful Sharon…

  15. Sandra ltb says:

    it was a beautiful year, wasn’t it?
    Sandra ltb

  16. Tema says:

    I must tell you how much I love your cards.Your choice of paper combos & embellishments makeyourcards so classy,elegant & appealing. Ireally missed you not posting over the holidays. I wish you & your family good health for the new year. Keep up those beautiful projects.Youare so inspiring.

  17. I hope I don’t have to pick a favorite, because that would be IMPOSSIBLE! I just love your style… always have, always will :).

  18. Evette K. Ciampo says:

    Beautiful!!!!!!!! Could never choose just one. Thanks for the review.

  19. Sandy Ang says:

    Such an amazing collection from 2010. They are wonderfully inspirational. Happy New Year to you !

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