Here are my 11 favorites from 2011, in no particular order:
Knock-Knock: Love this one because of the funny story and how I managed to cram so many fun things on one 8 x 8 page and leave a little white space. Not to mention I completely ADORE the Sass monsters and I'm going to be extremely sad when I run out of them!
Wisteria: I love the colors (one of the many palettes I created for CCG) and used one of my favorite Webster's Pages papers (the lantern). I also used a lot of really old stash, which always makes me happy. And I'm feeling a little wistful thinking about my old backyard--I'm so happy we took these pictures in the backyard that day to have this memory of my old house that we lived in for the past 20 years.
You're a Jerk: This was my first page on the Creative Scrappers design team, and I thought the sketch was tricky because of the multiple photos (8 x 8, remember...), the ink and the grid stamped in the background (direct stamping and mist spray terrify me), but I think I pulled it off well.
Fearless: Don't know why this one tickles me so much. Maybe that I've got a little white space on here (I'm totally white space challenged). I like the way I used the curvy designs on the paper, and I finally scrapped a picture that had been in my stash for nearly a decade.
-esque: I love how this one turned out. I love the unusual colors (another palette I designed for CCG). I love the marriage between REALLY old stash and semi-new. And I love the story. It marks the beginning of my skype friendships that have become a big part of my life.
I Love Words: I love the topic. I love that almost everything on here came from a kit (Noel Mignon Office Party)--I always find that a challenge to limit myself, and everyone knows I love a challenge.
Recipe for a Statue: This picture makes me smile. I like my appraoch for journaling. I just like the combination of *stuff* I included on here, again, using some really old stuff along with a few newer things. I also opened a tub of gesso for the first time to soften the color of the star paper.
Pieces of Me: I love how this page turned out. It kind of evolved as I was building it, and I love those little Sass party animals peeking out. I thought my topic was interesting. I journaled about the bits and pieces of my body--the good, bad, ugly, as my subtitle says. I had fun using a Studio Calico kit for this one, so that made me happy (I tend to hoard my kits).
Literary Lizard: I absolutely LOVE that I had my camera the day this happened. This page will forever make me smile when I see it. And Leo is getting old and isn't doing well this week. :( I love the textures I used on this.
Rainbow Puddles: I have to admit that I didn't think I was going to be able to use these papers when Nikki Sivils was sponsoring us at CCG. I don't do "cutesy" very well. But I absolutely love how this turned out. I love that I remembered this circle paper that came in a Studio Calico kit and I turned it into a rainbow. I love that I thought of adding those pearls, and I love how I added Glossy Accents to the dots to give them that rain-glossed feel.
Just Visiting: I love this one because--well, the Sass monsters, of course. And that I scrapped a picture of my mom (she's unbelievably camera shy). And that I made a page for my Book of Silly, which I haven't done too many of lately. Gotta get on that because Lord knows I have enough silly pictures!
Sweet Freedom: I just love the colors (I made this palette up too), and this is one of my favorite pictures of me. I used all really old paper, including one of my old faves (that Making Memories branchy one), but I think I did a good job of making my page not feel dated. I love the wispy threads I left on.
It's always fun to look back at the past year's work. I had a long hiatus during my move when I couldn't scrap, so I'm just now getting back into it after a few months, and I'm looking forward to another year of scrapping. I'm especially excited about my new challenge site, CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. I hope you'll check it out and sign on as a member. :) We're launching in less than a week. It promises to be so much fun!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading about my favorite pages!