Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top Fourteen of 2014

Happy 2015! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration with family, friends, and loved ones.

I'm here to join in Operation Write Home's annual tradition of kicking off the New Year by revisiting favorite cards from the past year. So, without further ado -- and in no particular order, here are my favorite cards of 2014.  :)
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Hello Honey
Can't tell you how much I love that Big Shot I  bought last December!

A Bouquet of Thanks
I love it when I can add something pretty to a card's interior.
A Royally Cute Couple
Paper Piecing can be a coloring-challenged gal's best friend...

Love on the Frozen Tundra
... and I felt like my paper piecing went to a whole new level this year.

Warm Socks, Warmer Wishes
I loved stretching my card-making skills by playing along with a number of different challenge blogs...

Nuts About You
.... including trying a multi-element sketch at Mojo Monday...

You Hold the Key to My Heart
... channeling Tim Holtz for a Shopping Our Stash challenge....

Be the Star You Are
... and using limited supplies to meet a make-your-background challenge while on vacation.

Stars Fit for a Hero
OWH Sketches are  my inspiration for Any Hero cards.

Missing You
Stenciling with paste was one of the many things we learned at Simon Says CREATE 2014!

All Alone in the City
I was so excited with this cityscape created with a stair-step fold and Paper Smooches dies.

These last three cards, which were made for friends and family, also have a special place in my crafting heart.

From Darkness to Light
Last year marked the debut of the Words 2 Scrap By challenge blog, and I was thrilled with the way
these blended Distress Inks turned out on this card I made for our W2SB August challenge.
This card was sent to a dear friend starting a new school year.  :)

Look, Dad!
Dad turned 80 in 2014. So, I used some computer
word processing skills to make a card with a mock newspaper front.

Making personalized sentiments is one of my favorite things to do.
This seemed like a great sentiment for my nephew's 14th birthday.

Parting Thoughts

January Challenge
Jan. 1 - Jan. 21
Speaking of Words 2 Scrap By, today -- yep, TODAY -- marks the start of our second year of W2SB challenges. Bobbi and I want to thank OWH friends -- including Inspiration Team members Annie and Penny -- for all you did to make our first year such a fun one! Hope everyone will stop by and check out our current social-media-related challenge.

May your New Year be full of creative inspiration! As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Enjoy the rest of the best-of-OWH hop. Click here to return to the OWH post.  :)


  1. A fabulous array of card creations here Sybrina. Each one is a delight to view and I love that you placed little snippits of info for each of them. I loved them all but I think I would have to say that the card for your Dad is the best for understandable reasons. Happy New Year.

  2. You have a lot of nice cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. All lovely cards....I especially like the one where you created your own sentiment! I never think of such an obvious thing! I will this year.

  4. Your Stars For a Hero card is my fave but your cityscape card card gets an A+ for effort & creativity! Well Done!

  5. Hi Sybrina- Happy1st birthday to W2SB! I love looking at your cards- all wonderful! The cityscape step card blew me away----stunning!

  6. great card selections, thanks for sharing

  7. Sybrina, these are great! I especially love the cute penguin card - great visual pop! The cityscape card is AMAZING! Happy New Year!

  8. I really like all the textures and concepts in your cards. I can tell you put a lot of thought and care into creating each one. I especially like the Nuts About You card.

  9. What beautiful cards! I think my favorites are the first one, because I love that little bee, and the last one, because it's so perfect for someone that age, maybe I'll have to CASE that one for my grandson who will be turning 15 soon. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful cards.

  10. These are all really terrific cards! So inspiring! I have to say that I have 2 favs from this bunch and they are A Bouquet of Thanks and Star fit for a Hero. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy New Year!

  11. Happy New Year, Sybrina! Your cards are beautiful and I am especially blown away by your cityscape card! I also love the vintage newsprint card you made for your Dad! All the best in 2015!

  12. This is such a great batch of cards! I just love the first one - that bee with the embossing is adorable. The city card is excellent - what a great idea you had to make it a step card. Wonderful work!

  13. Lots of fun cards, and that cityscape -- wow!

  14. These cards are fabulous! My favorite is the Frozen Tundra card. So cute!

  15. Hi Sybrina! I loved your cards - especially the one you made for your Dad. Very creative! I'll try to get over to W2SB more often this year. Happy New Year to you!

  16. Such a variety if cards. My favorite is the penguin card.

  17. What a great variety of cards and techniques on your favorite 14. That cityscape card is amazing !

  18. Great selection of cards! I think my favorite is All Alone in the City. That cityscape is just awesome! Great details!

  19. Wonderful cards! Love the Bouquet of Thanks!

  20. Your cards are wonderful! Your cityscape "All Alone in the City" is just super! I've never done anything like that! Great work and thanks for all you do for OWH!

  21. Sybrina, you have a terrific variety of cards here, suitable for girls or guys of any age! Keep up the great job you're doing in supporting OWH. :)

  22. I love the cityscape - Miss You card!!! we can make stairstep cards for OWH??? and here all this time i thought they were just for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Your cards are all perfect for OWH, and I love the wide variety of techniques and gender specific themes! NJ on all of them!

  24. Sybrina, this is a fabulous group of cards! What a great idea for your dad's birthday card! The cityscape is fabulous and the the hand holding penguins re just adorable! Thanks for all you do for OWH.

  25. I am thrilled for you in your retirement and new adventures. Your creations inspire me to try new things, and your spirit inspires me to be a better person. Here's to a great year ahead!!

  26. I love your cards Sybrina! They are all fun and cute and such a delight to look at. I think my favorite is the one for your dad and the cityscape one. I am looking forward to seeing more of your cards. Hugs, Brenda

  27. It's wonderful to see your favorites in a card Wall of Fame line-up, Sybrina! I missed that step cityscape one and can't stop staring at it!! So fabulous!! I will get over to check out the new W2SB! I wish you a phenomenal 2015!! Hugs, Darnell

  28. Great cards, Sybrina! Happy, Happy New Year!