I really wanted to get this post out BEFORE 2010, but it didnt happen. Better late than never right? I was cleaning up my files of layouts and putting all the 2009 layout photos into one neat file. And as I flipped through, I picked out my top 10 favorites. It's always hard for me to pick favorites. I usually like the one I did most recently the best lol! But I gave it a go...
This one tells a story I really want to remember about Little Man not being able to pronounce the letter V and how I almost didn't want to teach him ;)
This one is a fav because it has pics of Scott and I from when we lived in San Francisco. I didnt have a great camera back then and so I havent scrapped a lot of those pictures, and this was fun to do.
I loved all the ledger stitching I saw this year. Here's my take on it and this was a big day for Little Miss--her first day of Pre K.
Love a simple design and that look.... Need I say more??
I love everything about this one...an old pic of Scott and I (before we had kids), the Road Map collection from October Afternoon was one of my favorites from this year, the fact that I had circle punch exactly the same size as the circles on the patterned paper. It was just fun to really enjoy a layout about us.
This one made it onto the Cosmo Cricket blog:
This one made it onto the Jillibean Soup blog:
This one made it onto the Sassafras blog:
I love these pictures of the boys with the woodgrain background:
and this one was from my Guest Designer month at Coordinates Collections
Wow, was that really ten already?? How about a few bonus ones?
This was one of my first layouts from 2009. I just LOVE these pictures. They crack me up.
This one was an American Crafts challenge winner--I won the whole Craft Fair line!
This one won me a Guest Design spot at Create My Keepsake. Miss that place :(
And this card won me an honorable mention on the Hero Arts blog:
Alright, I could keep doing this all night long. It is so fun to look back! What I love about this is I can SEE my progression in just a year. Learning more about photography, design, different techniques, sewing etc. Then add the fun of seeing the kids growing up and remembering the stories from the past year. All in all, I am so grateful to have found this craft, have amazing beautiful kids for subjects and a generally supportive (if a bit grumbling at times) husband who tries to understand my need for creative time and space.
Thanks for stopping by and taking this trip down memory lane with me. I have some exciting new things to share within the next few months so 2010 will be starting with a bang around here!