Sunday, January 1, 2012

Eleven favorites of 2011, part 2...

Happy 2012, everyone!

We had a quiet evening last night for New Year's Eve, stayed home and watched a movie. I'm glad we stayed home now, because our 15 month old dog ended up getting very sick, and I had to take her to the emergency clinic early this morning. She's been resting all day. We're hoping it was just a food she ate that irritated her stomach. If she has to have surgery, I don't know what I'll do. We'll see how she does with the medicines he gave her today. I truly hope it's nothing serious. I'm so worried about her!

How about another reflection today of my "favorite 11 projects from 2011", this time I'll share some cards and things for you non-layout lovers!

1. This is a little baby mini album made with the Postmarks set by Papertrey Ink. I used a Melissa Frances frame as the front cover and love how it turned out...

2. For my "mix it up" post on the Pink Paislee blog, I made some spring egg wraps, combining several of the collections. They were really easy and quick to make! I set them on some Pink Paislee Sweetness stickers, added spanish moss and put them on a cake plate.
3. I had a lot of fun with the "Fruit Fusion" stamps and dies by Papertrey Ink when they came out in May for this gift wrap and pin cushion...they're so cheery and fun!
4. I looove how this little vellum mini album turned out with the Garden Variety stamps and dies by Papertrey Ink. You can slide photos and such in the pockets and they peek through the vellum.

5. These were little glassine bags I made for Kati's 6th birthday party invitations...
6. On the Grateful for You card, I had fun with layers on this one with the Half & Half dies by Papertrey Ink...
7. Love these background stamps on the thank you card...
8. This was a little birthday mini album cover made with the Tranquility Trilogy set...
9. The Write Type mini album was a little inspirational quotes book made with a Jenni Bowlin kit, which included some Studio Calico products and Pink Paislee Daily Junque cards and ephemera.

10. Nut'n Better than a cute little shaped card for a good friend... :) This one cracks me up. No pun intended! lol
And last but not least, a pocket full of coordinating cards made with Studio Calico kits. I used Papertrey Ink's Wine Bottle Tag (2 of them sewn together) to form the pocket.

Which one is your personal fave?

I also have some news to share -- the new 2012 Pink Paislee team is up! I will be heading up the team this year as the Design Team Coodinator, and I can't wait to get to know the new team members and work with Pink Paislee on a deeper level. Lots of new faces and new inspiration for 2012! Be looking for some exciting new themes on their blog!

25 comments:

Kara said...

Totally gorgeous, all of them. Those birthday party invites are my absolute favorites!!!!

Annmarie said...

Hope your pup is ok. I have a bichon and he had surgery about 4 1/2 years ago for bladder stones. I slept on an air mattress in the kitchen with him for a few nights. It's like having another child and all you want to do is take care of them. Thank you for all your inspirational work! I love your blog!

LindaSonia said...

My personal fav is also the little glassine bags - totally gorgeous!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

They all are fab! I lov eggs a lot!
congrats with being a dt coordinator. I wish I would be on that team as well)

Stacey Michaud said...

gorgeous...as always! I am so thrilled for you with the PP news...so well deserved!

Betty Sue said...

These projects are all beeeautiful!! Great inspiration...thanks for sharing and have a wonderful, healthy, prosperous New Year!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

happy new year Danielle :) loooove all these projects and look forward to seeing all your new ones to come :) xx

Pat said...

Danielle, Hope your puppy gets better soon. I agree with Annmarie, dogs are like children- you love them so much and it hurts to see them sick. Love your blog- My favorite is the vellum mini album. Thanks for inspiring all of us!

Dorothy C. said...

So sorry to hear about your dog.I love visiting your blog.I fell in love with Katie's invitations when you first posted them and they remain my favorite for the whole year. Blessings to you and your family (4 footed included)in 2012.

Dorothy C. said...

I forgot to congratulate you on the Pink Paislee announcement - WOW!! You're going to do a great job!

Elisa said...

totally love each of them!!!!
you are my idol!!
xoxo

jan said...

Birthday Party Invitations in glassine bags!!! My top pick!!
Congrats to you and to Pink Paislee!!

Andrea Amu said...

Congrats on your latest promotion to DT Coordinator at Pink Paislee! That's wonderful!

I love all your favorites... and my favorite would be that gorgeous baby mini that you did! I have to say though that I don't believe anyone can top your mini books!

Sarah Mullanix said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous!! I don't know if I could choose a favorite but your mini's are the BEST!! HUGE CONGRATS on DT Coordinator for PP, that's AWESOME! :)

Ruth S said...

Gorgeous projects - it's a wonderful and inspiring reminder to see them again!
Looking forward to more creative treats from you this year, Rx

Melonie said...

First of all HUGE Congrats on the Pink Paislee news!! You are amazing and they are lucky to have you:) Loved revisiting all of these projects with you. Happy New Year my friend and I REALLY hope Maggie recovers quickly.So scary.

Jona Panesa said...

these are gorgeous Dani, congrats on the team lead for Pink paislee. you deserve it since you are one of the pioneer designers!!!

Linda said...

They are all gorgeous! But I think I like the party invitations the most. I'm sick of Christmas, and these say SPRING in a big way. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Anya said...

Love your work Danielle! I love how you use pattern paper. I made my last order based on some of your projects! :)

Anabelle O'Malley said...

I couldn't even pick!! Love each and every one of these amazing creations! Congrats on being the DT Cooridinator. You'll be wonderful.
(Hope your puppy is better!)

Marie/Mison said...

I think the grateful for you card is my fav. I love the colors in it. I SO must buy some of Papertrey inks dies. They seam so usful. Sadly shipping costs almost as much as the dies to where I live...

Creative Photo Albums said...

The baby mini album is my top choice. It looks so lovely and the accessories used are very much appropriate for the theme. Love the color combo too. Great designs!

lilith said...

Wow!! You are a genius!!!

Great blog!!

lilith

Liz said...

Beautiful cards and mini book! TFS :)

marianne-g said...

They are all georgous but I am leaning toward the Write Type or the Glassine bags (which would make a great mini-album.