Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My Top 13 Blog Posts of 2013

Happy New Year

As a recap of 2013 I am highlighting my top 13 blog posts of last year.  It was hard to choose but here are my choices. Please note these are in order by date published.  Except for #1 I couldn't choose which one I liked best.













While this is not a card, it is by far my most crafty achievement of a lifetime.  This is my daughter's wedding bouquet that I made for her and used on December 27.  It will be a family heirloom and hopefully passed down to her daughter when she gets married.

Now for an Irish Blessing to you for the New Year.
May your troubles be less,
And your blessing be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.

Happy Crafting!

Go back to the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog to view other crafter's Top 13.

I am adding this to the Catered Crop post asking for our favorite projects of 2013.  


  1. Your cards are so much fun to look at. I like the variety. And the bouquet is gorgeous. April

  2. Donna, Super collection of cards. The bridal bouquet is definitely #1 but I love the purple dragonfly and the lighthouse is very nice as is the card with the poppies. I love them all!

  3. So many beautiful cards and of course, my favorite item your paper flower bouquet!!
    And the Club Scrap Cape Cod kit Nauset Lighthouse card is fantastic and reminds me of home :)

  4. Gorgeous!!! The gray hare made me laugh. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Donna, Happy New Year! I love your gorgeous, gorgeous cards, especially the red steampunk hot air balloon!! Your paper crafting skills is awesome. I also love that you included the little "gray hare"; it made me laugh! Congratulations on making the beautiful bouquet for your daughter; what a treasure! All the best in 2014!

  6. just when I thought I liked one, another popped up. just beautiful cards that were technical and well-done. of course, leave it to a vet to make simply OUTSTANDING cards. (PS, big thank you from the "silent ranks")

  7. I adore all of your cards- you have a wonderful style! The gray hare is so funny! And I love #5- great color scheme! Your daughter's bouquet is so gorgeous- I love that she will be able to pass this down- what a wonderful family heirloom! Happy New Year!

  8. Fabulous choice of cards Donna! That plum sympathy card is my favorite but there are so many beautiful details in all of these and oh my the bouquet is really striking! You have ever right to be so very proud of it and I am sure it will be treasured for generations. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2014!

  9. Hi Donna
    I told my friends about your bouquet, I was so impressed. Definitely a family heirloom now.
    Also love #5.
    Here's to many more super projects in 2014.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  10. The bouquet is beautiful! You've got so many wonderful cards and your #5 is my favorite. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  11. Nice job on all the great cards - I really like the grey hare one :) The bouquet is just stunning and such a cherished treasure for your daughter! Happy New Year!

  12. What a fabulous collection of cards! I love the strong focal points that you have embellished, but not overwhelmed, with such fun adornments. And, your daughter will absolutely cherish that beautiful bouquet for all time. Wishing you all the best in 2014!

  13. I love that Irish Blessing! 2013 was a rough year for me and am looking forward to this year. Your creations are beautiful!

  14. Wow! You have great range as a cardmaker! I especially love how you combined the different elements on the sewing card.

  15. Beautiful cards, each and every one! So many perfect little details on each. And that bouquet.....stunning !!! Thanks for sharing and creating cards for our heroes.

  16. So many great cards to choose from. I really can't pick a favorite since I love them all. TFS.

  17. My goodness! You posted some fabulous cards! And the bouquet? Gorgeous! Hoping you have a crafty new year!

  18. How awesome of you to make that stunning bouquet! Way to go! And your cards are great!

  19. Fantastic year in review Donna!!! So much creativity, LOVE it :)Thanks for sharing with us at Catered Crop. Hugs, May-DT

  20. Hopped over from Catered Crop where I've just linked up too... Wonderful work - such clever use of papers on all those fab cards, and the wedding bouquet is an absolute work of art - sure to be treasured for generations.
    Alison x


Thank you so much for your comments. I read and enjoy all of them.