2018 has been a full year. Lots of good things have happened overall and even the not to great stuff wasn't all that bad when you think about it.
I've really enjoyed my creative time so much more this year. A few artsy and fun classes from penwork to gelli plate/art and general play with paper, clay and fabric. Grateful for it all.
I've decided that for me, it would be fun to recap the year with a few pictures of some of my favorite projects.... you can check the archives by the year and month for the whole year's worth of fun.
January the Valentine Ornament box. File from Lori Whitlock - Halloween house adapted for the holiday.
February a little clay play. Love using Sculpey, stamps, mica and more. This was among my favorites for some mixed media play and design team work for Mixed Media Supplies.
March Lots of pastel colors and a touch of non-caloric chocolate for this fun dimensional card from Simply Crafty SVGs was a favorite for the month.
April A sweet shadowbox card using G45's Secret Garden. File from SVGCuts.com
May ATC sized gelli prints -- and digital stamps. So much play fun!
June quick and easy card using a digital stamp from RGStudio360.
July - July porch decor using a recycled shelving side panel...
August - we got an early start with October crafting with this paper quilt. So much fun kicking up a few heels!
September The Geodesic Pumpkin from SVGCuts was a perfect addition to the mantel for September and October!
October brought more than a change in the weather.... it's also anniversary time for our youngest son. We went a little overboard on this year's card, but it was so worth it!
November I couldn't pick just one project for this month, so I'm sharing two! The first was a fun 12 Tags of Christmas challenge. All of the details for this one including a video can be found here.
Dreaming Tree also put out a bevy of great files to work with in 2018... among my favorites was this cutie!
December Our Gnomie tree - I love my laser etcher and I've loving having found a new way to showcase some digital artwork using wood pieces from my stash!
I hope you've enjoyed this review of my year. Crafting is my respite -- my discovery for the year. I've loved taking the online classes and exploring more ways to develop my talents and play. I'm grateful to my family for their generosity in time, space and respite.
We look forward to a fabulous 2019 -- carving in creative time each week. Hoping you're doing the same!
My word for 2019 - Inspire