2014 ~ *Year in Review!*

Hi friends! 
We're home from our incredible vacation in the mountains ~
filled with a White Christmas and snowy adventures!
It was an absolute gorgeous end to the year,
one I am so grateful to have shared with my beautiful family ♥
And ...
 I can't believe 2014 is at it's end!
It's been a wonderful, whirlwind year filled with many blessings,
a few surprises and some challenges as well
but that is exactly the journey that life always holds for us :)
This is the time that I always post my favorite cards from last year,
one for each month!
Looking back at the year, I realize my crafting style didn't morph that much -
I will ALWAYS love and use buttons most of all as they are my very, very
favorite embellishment,
followed by lots of layers of designer paper!
So here we go :)



On a personal note, this was definitely my most challenging year
as a crafter  ~ with a lesser amount of cards getting blogged
than the previous years.

I do so love this craft!
I enjoy putting ink to paper and seeing what comes up ♥
I hope 2015 allows me to stay in the game, so to speak -
it's getting harder to do so with so many other priorities
and changes ahead, but I'm hopeful that my Cabana will still leave the light on
for the moments I'm able to stop in and get inky!

Thanks for peeking at my year in review!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. They were all so wonderful during the year - and love seeing them again! Fantastic job!
    Glad y'all are back and had a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  2. Kelly, I love these year in review posts - they give us a chance to look back at your awesome cards of the year! Each one unique and each one gorgeous!

  3. What a gorgeous look back at your amazing projects!! I love seeing them again!! I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation - it sounds beautiful!! Happy New Year :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I love the year in review posts! You have such an amazing eye for color and I LOVE to see your play on DP- you have inspired me to put some papers together I never would have used before : ) And, I love your positive Spirit as well. Glad to hear you are home safely, and I look forward to hearing much more about your trip!

  5. What a gorgeous set of cards... Glad you had a great vacation.. Have a Happy New Year.. hugs :)

  6. Fabulous cards Kelly - .I think your June one is my favourite. Good to see you back in blogland, and great to hear you had an awesome trip.
    Blessings for 2015

  7. What a beautiful collection of cards. It's tough to pick a favorite but I think mine would be October.

  8. Glad to hear you had a great memorable time with your family during Christmas my friend!! These are such a fabulous selection of cards to share!! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year in 2015! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  9. Kelly. I love all of your cards and your year in review showcases. The best of the best. Thanks for sharing and I hope 2015 is great for you and your family.

  10. A year full of beautiful cards! I know exactly what you mean about finding the time to create! It's hard to squeeze in some 'me' time lately...

  11. Happy to hear you had a nice vacation! You must be so proud seeing how beautiful all of your cards look. I love the buttons!

  12. Happy New Year Kelly. How you narrowed down your choices to showcase your year I don't know you have created so many wonderful cards throughout 2014. My favorite here would be your May Card, love the white space and the burlap. Hoping you begin to find time to create and have a Wonderful New Year! xx

  13. Wow Kelly, seeing all of these cards together just make me again see how immensely talented you are! Love ALL of them!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful and Happy New Year 2015! May this year bring you lots of love, joy and many blessings my friend! :)

  14. What a fabulous showcase of your beautiful work, Kelly!! I see several of my favorites from the year, as well!