Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and A Year in Review

 Happy New Year everyone!  Hard to believe it is the beginning of a new year!

Last year was a tough in many ways so I am glad to see it go and am looking forward to a better 2012 :)  I have the trials of 2011 to thank as I they made me grow in character, grow as a person, and caused me to reach new levels of patience and faith in a sovereign God.

Amidst the trials I was able to enjoy some special moments like my daughter's graduation from grade 7 and her earning the Citizenship Award, a great week of camping with friends, a fabulous two week vacation in Alberta visiting family and friends, and some wonderful quality and quantity family time (one of the things  I hold nearest and dearest).

In addition, I wish to thank all of you for your support and comments throughout 2011.  Your friendship and comments were all greatly appreciated and were often the ray of sunshine I needed in my day.  I look forward to a wonderful 2012 with you :) 

In closing, I thought I'd take a walk down my card making memory lane as many others have also done.  Here are each month's favorites for 2011 (along with a few doubles as I just couldn't decide LOL).














Thanks again and wishing you all a wonderful 2012 :)



Viv said...

Wishing you too, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year Marisa! Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane. I always enjoy reprising your projects. xxx

June K said...

Happy New Year, Marisa. Thank you so much for the many inspirations you bring into my life. I certainly can see how you might have difficulty deciding on your favorites because all your cards are so pretty. I love what you do will all your circular cards.

Robbie said...

I enjoy all of your cards! I really like your creative style. Keep up the good work and continue to share. Happy 2012 to you, too!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great post!! I remember most of these and see some Mojo sketches in there, too :). Your work is always top notch!! Happy New Year!!! Wishing you a fantastic 2012!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Happy New Year, Marisa!!! What a lovely walk down memory lane, so many beautiful cards that you've shared with us over the course of a year....and so fun to look at all of them in one place! Each and every one is a dream in of itself...with gorgeous detail, sprinkled with that distinct, delightful "Marisa-style".
Thank you for being such a wonderful, supportive, sweet absolutely grand benefit of this internet is to have your life touched by another that you wouldn't have otherwise met. I feel so blessed to have you as my friend! The hugest of sweet Diva {{{{hugs}}}} comin' atcha, sista!
May 2012 be a healthy, prosperous and growth-filled year for you!♥♥♥

Jen said...

These are all so fabulous! It's fun to look back and see what we've created! Thanks for sharing!

Happy new year to you and I hope that 2012 is wonderful for you.

Dawn Easton said...

Happy New Year, Marisa! I hope 2012 brings you MANY wonderful things!!!

Love all those cards! It's fun to walk down memory lane, isn't it?!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - these were all awesome cards. I don't think I have seen them all before so I am going back to look closer at some - I can't believe I missed some of them! I love them all. You have such a wonderful style! Happy New Year to you Marisa - I am proud to call you friend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Let me be the first to wish YOU a Happy New Year, my friend! What a lovely post this is. :) I always enjoy seeing what one chooses as her favorites for the year. You've picked (and made) some great cards!

Best wishes for a year filled with family, love, hope and good health.

Pam Speidel said...

Happy New Year to one of my FAV bloggers! ♥ You're the BEST at leaving comments and I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of them. You've got a way with words and always such an encouragement to me. Your creations are outstanding and it was a JOY to get a little review of some of my favorites you've created this past year.
Hugs & smiles and wishing you much JOY in the New Year 2012! Blessings, Pam :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Happy New year!!! I love the review :) My favies are March and August. Here's to a great 2012!! Hugs, michelle

scrappingnana said...

Happy New Year. Love your cards. They are all so pretty. Great details. Thanks for sharing them again.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Happy New Year to you too! What fun eye candy you shared today!! So shows that gorgeous clean style of your's!! Looking forward to 2012 and your creations!

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! Best wishes for a wonderful 2012. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations.

TannyP said...

What a stunning series of favorites....I'm with you - those were some amazing cards! I especially love that December beauty but there's so much Vervey goodness...and amazing creativity, it's hard not to be inspired! =)
Looking forward to another year of your awesome creations, Marisa!

Betty Wright said...

Marissa, these are all just beautiful! Beautiful post and choices! Blessings to you and yours for a fabulous 2012!

Benzi said...

A wonderful post, Marisa, and some absolutely gorgeous cards. I was looking for one with your favorite leaf and I see you got them in there. :-) Have a blessed New Year!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS display of cards Marisa! Love them all!!! Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you for being such a sweet stampin' friend! Big hugs ~S~

Sue from Oregon said...

Such gorgeous cards you have picked for your retrospect! Love them all!

Amy said...

Oh see so many of my favorites of yours in one post is just pure eye candy! I think my favorite is the birthday wishes card with the red bow! Love the Verve goodies!

I love these posts.....I still need to do mine. Hope people don't think it's too late! hehe