Friday, December 31, 2010

My top ten cards for 2010!

Hello, friends!

The new year will soon be here and for the life of me I cannot believe this year as gone by so quickly. I have made over 300 projects this year(between this blog and Everyday Cricut) and I have to tell you I cannot believe I have made so much. Going through and choosing my favorites was a fun walk down memory lane that I have really enjoyed. I hope that you enjoy my favorites as much as I enjoyed making them for you!


The flower was cut at 2" using Once Upon A Princess. I also cut another tag from the cartridge at 3 1/4" which I used as my focal point.

The paper is an older K and Company line. The sentiment stamp is Verve and the flourish stamp is CTMH.

The ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.


I made it using the Designer's Calendar cartridge for the '18' and Forever Young for the silhouetted woman. The paper that I used was the Basic Grey 'Wisteria', which I just adore. The stamped sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


This card was made using the nest cut from cartridge. It was cut out at 2 1/2"

the branch is cut using the border feature at 1 1/4".

I speckled the eggs with a little bit of brown ink. The paper is Melissa Francis and Anna Griffin. Cardstock used is SU!.


This card is made using the Elegant Cake cartridge. The paper is Bo Bunny and the cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The stamps used are from Papertrey Ink.


This purple tulip card is made using the Create A Critter cartridge. All supplies to make this card are from Papertrey ink.


Card # 6 is from Straight From The Nest. I cut the flowers at 2" and the leaves at 1 1/2".

The paper is from American Crafts 'Botanical' line. It is super pretty!

The sentiment is from Close To My is the ribbon.


It is made with Freshly Picked and my trusty October Afternoon paper.

I cut this fantastic pot of flowers at 1 3/4" with out any trouble at all. Gotta love being able to cut super small with your cricut with out any trouble!!


This fun card is made using the Car Decal cartridge.
The little skier is cut at 4 1/4".
This stamp is from Papertrey Ink.
The snowflakes stamp is from Close To My Heart. I added the rhinestones for a little extra.
The paper is from SU!(I hope you are not getting sick of it yet. I just love it)
The white cardstock is core'dinations.


This card is made using the Cheerful Seasons cartridge.

I cut this FANTASTIC flower at 5 1/4".
I used SU! kraft cardstock and Bella Blvd paper.
The stamp used is from Papertrey Ink.


Again I have saved my favorite for last. This card is made using the Preserves cartridge and is one that I kind of wish that I had never gave away. It came together so nicely and I was extremely pleased with the end results.

The paper is Basic Grey's Wisteria(one of my favorite lines of theirs) and the sentiment is from Verve. The 'top note' shape around the sentiment is a SU! stamp that I cut out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my favs! If you have any favorites of mine that I did not mention be sure to let me know! I would love to know which ones you guys really liked this year.

Have a wonderful and SAFE New Year!!!

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Angie said...

Great job Melanie! Looking forward to 2011!

Coachfans said...

All your cards are wonderful,so you could have picked any! : ) These were perfect!

Happy New Year,

Deneen said...

I think are your cards are great. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you bring us in 2011.

Melissa said...

You must have just closed your eyes and pointed because it would be impossible to pick only 10 from the amazing work you do!


Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing! Have a happy new year!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

all your cards are gorgeous! Thanks Melanie for your inspiration! Have a great new year.

snappy scrappy said... 2 favs are "just hatched" and the car decal one...too cute!

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity wi us day after day! Happy 2011!

Anonymous said...

How do I select my favorite? Love the bird next, just hatched. That is so cute. Also like the pearls on the next card. Great added touch. I guess my favorite of the cards you posted today would be the little skier made out of the Car Decals cart. I didn't even know they had a Car Decals cart. I must get one soon.

JenE said...

Love your cards! I can't decide which I like the best...they are all so wonderful!

Kate said...

Great picks! Your car decals skier is definitely one of my favourites too. I also really liked your Merry and Bright ornament card made with Trim the Tree. That one is absolutely gorgeous and really should be on your top 10 list!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful cards!!
Happy New Year!

Sandi Cl~ said...

These are wonderful and I'm right there with you on that last card .. love it!

Kimberli said...

Beautiful cards, I don't know how you narrowed it down - all of your work is amazing!!

Pat N. said...

Melanie, all your cards are beautiful. I really enjoy looking at all your creations. Especially like Card No. 7 with the pot of flowers; it reminded me of my red geraniums from this summer. Where do you get the Papertrey Ink papers? Does Joann's or Michael's sell them? Love, love, love your stuff!

Mindy said...

you have such a elegant touch to your cards. I love the softness and whimsy you put into them. Keep on sharing in 2011. Smiles

TheLastOfNine said...

Love #7 from Freshly Picked, the flowerpot is just so cute.
Gloria H

Dawn said...

Those are some good ones!


Marilyn said...

What a great collection of beautiful cards. Thank you for re-visiting these.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

LOVE them! It was fun to see them, again
Thanks for sharing
Happy New Year

Rose said...

It that would be hard for me to pick a top 10!I think all***300*** of your cards & projects are a 10!TFS & Have a Happy New Year!!!

Monica said...

Wow! I love the soft colours that you use! TFS!

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome cards!! Happy New Year!

Scrapper69 said...

They are all Beautiful as with all of your Cards Melanie! I wish only for peace and happiness in the New Year for you and your Family! Happy New Year! :o)

Creative Bug said...

Wow over 300 projects boggles my mind! Thanks for all the beautiful designs you have shared can't wait to see what 2011 brings!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Amazing top ten! Happy New year to you! Carri :)

JANLYNN said...

Great top 10. Some I remember some I don't so a review is a great idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2011

Janette S. said...

Your cards are so beautiful, all of them! I learn so much from what you do - thanks so much!

Sandra said...

wow, what great fun!
got to love that cricut!
Sandra ltb

Helen said...

WOW! So pretty; all them! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

WOW....gr8 cards and neat ideas tnx 4 sharing...can't wait 2 C what U bring in 2011...gotta B pretty hard 2 top what U've already's a tough job but somebody has 2 do it and I bet U can :)

Joan Smith

ScrappyMama said...

Beautiful picks...all of them!! I've been enjoying your 2010 reviews as some of the projects were "before my time" but now I've still had the chance to admire & enjoy them...thanks!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love all the cards!!! Great picks. happy New Year!!!

4kids4 said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for posting these...I'm not sure how I missed some of them! :-) Happy New Year!

~Sharon C.

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Awesomeeeeeee cards. Love them all! WTG! :)

I did a summary of my favorite layouts for 2010. Stop by and check them out.

Have a blessed day and a Happy New Year. :)

gmaJ said...

your cards are always so crisp and fresh looking! I like your style!

Candy said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing them.

Wendy said...

All your cards are wonderful!