Happy New Year & Top 5 projects from 2014

Happy New Year!! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that you are excited about looking a bright, brand spankin new year in the face!!! I am very excited and cannot wait to see what the New Year brings – hopefully my mojo, my creativity, my groove will show up soon as the year 2015 begins!!!

As I look back on 2014 I see lots of good things that happened and I see how my blogging changed with the passing of my Dad in September! My best week in blogging was 6 or 7 posts in a row – I would like to see that kind of best out of myself again!!

So, I am aiming to do great things this year!!!

But before that – I want to reassure myself that there was some great posts that came out of me in 2014! I looked back on the year and here are my top 5!!!

# 5


Made this fun, primary colored striped card using 2 old SU! stamp sets - Perfect Plaids and Smile!! I tore the edge and sponged it with red and I sponged a line of blue inside the card so it shows under the torn edge

Made this fun, primary colored striped card using 2 old SU! stamp sets – Perfect Plaids and Smile!! I tore the edge and sponged it with red and I sponged a line of blue inside the card so it shows under the torn edge


# 4



# 3


Perfect card for any lover of sports - old or young!!

Perfect card for any lover of sports – old or young!!


# 2


My husband says this is his favorite card of the ones I have made in the last few months.  He kept going on and on about how cute it was!! I know I sure had fun making it!!

My husband says this is his favorite card of the ones I have made in the last few months. He kept going on and on about how cute it was!! I know I sure had fun making it!!


And my # 1 favorite post/project from this year


Here is a pic that shows what the tag says that tucks into the back of the sack!

Here is a pic that shows what the tag says that tucks into the back of the sack!

There they are my favorite 5 posts/projects from 2014 – Thanks for hanging in there with me as I shared my faves!! Have a wonderful day and enjoy the New Year!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

I would love to hear what you enjoyed from me this year – please leave me a comment and let me know!! It would put a big smile on my face!! Thanks so much!!

** I linked up this post to these 2 places Mynette Kitchen’s On a Stampage and on Debby’s blog!!**

23 thoughts on “Happy New Year & Top 5 projects from 2014

  1. 1
    Mynn xx says:

    These are all super fun, Taunya! I think my fave is the sunflower birthday card–it looks so clean and fresh! LOVE! I hope that you link up with my faves post– http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2014/12/blog-highlight-for-2014-link-party.html I also link to some other gals doing the same thing and giving away prizes! Also, I’m going to be doing blog candy soon and I have blog candy going on at my newest challenge–CASE-ing Christmas! I hope you hop over so you can win something! HUGS and happy new year, friend! Here’s to a fabulously crafty 2015! :) Mynn xx

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    Kim Heggins says:

    Happy New Year!!! Taunya…your cards are just fabulous, I always love your wonderful creations, they have so much love added to each and every one of them. Wishing you a year of creativity and enough mojo to get you through it!

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    Patti J. says:

    Taunya, I love your beautifully creative projects! You are an amazing person, both in and out of the craft room, and I’m happy to call you my friend! Hope to see you here a lot in 2015! Hugs…..

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    Joyce M. says:

    Happy New Year. What a great retrospective. I think my fave is the smile card with all the balls–probably because my daughters play so many different sports, I find it so clever how you have incorporated all those balls into a card and still have it very clean and uncluttered.

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    Darnell says:

    Thank you for sharing these awesome five faves, Taunya! What I enjoyed from you this year was, well, everything, especially getting to know you! I love your enthusiasm and I pray that your resolutions will all come true for you in terms of your creativity and your blogging. You have so much to offer our little community in Blogland! Happy New Year to you and yours!! Don’t forget to join in my NBUS Challenge #3. I think (I hope) the gallery is a great way to meet new people and vice-versa!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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    Nora says:

    Thanks for sharing Tanya!! I look forward to seeing the exciting things you will do in 2015!!!

  7. 7
    Becca Cruger says:

    What an awesome menagerie of inspirational projects! You’re so creative. I can totally see why that rainbow tag creation is your favorite. It’s adorable. Thank you for all of your compliments. They just made my day.

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    abusybee says:

    Hi Taunya! Happy New Year! Your projects from 2014 are great! I love that you used an old stamp to make something cute! I love pulling out old stuff and actually using it to remind myself of why I bought it! My Dad has been passed 15 years this New Years Day, seems like just yesterday. I hope you have a wonderful 2015 with lots of crafting mojo and let me know if you come to AZ!

  9. 9
    Lyndal says:

    FAB Top 5 Taunya – LOVE the rainbow and sunflower especially! THANK YOU for joining in the linkup on my blog for Our Favourite Things too :)

  10. 10
    Milka says:

    Hi Taunya. Your favorite 5 are so pretty. I like your no.#1 a lot! 😀
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creations and for visiting my blog. 😀
    Have a very crafty and happy year!

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    Lisa Swift says:

    Such a wonderful review of your happy, colorful work, Taunya! Your projects are always so cheerful and thoughtful. I love them all. :)

  12. 12
    Virginia L. says:

    Happy new year to you, Taunya! I love your selections of Top 5 2014 cards. Each one of them was created with such passion and details! Like your hubby, I like the mouse card the best! It is just too cute! I sure hope that you continue to blog as this card-making business is so therapeutic. It helped me getting through with my Dad’s passing in 2011. Thank you for your kind kind comments in my blog. This blogging community is all that much brighter because of people like you! HUGS!

  13. 13
    Deepti says:

    Happy New year Taunya :) beautiful and unique collection of designs :) lovely inspiration !

  14. 14
    Karen P says:

    Hi Taunya
    I just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the really beautiful comment you left on my blog huni. If my cheeks could have blushed pink they would have! So happy to hear that you like what I created as I’m never sure if I am ‘doing’ the right thing – so thank you so much for that beautiful comment.
    Your creations are wonderful – I especially love the stripes on the first one and I am not surprised the final photo is your favourite – everything about it is wonderful xx

  15. 15

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I have been looking through your beautiful cards and you have a fab collection of fun, bright and cheerful, cleanly designed cards and projects which are showcased in your fave 5 here. Just gorgeous.

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    Deborah says:

    Evening Tannya I would just like to say that I love your work. And I must say that my favourite one is the one that your husband loves it’s so cute.
    I would just like to say thank you for the lovely comments you left me on my blog
    I do really appreciate them.
    I’m looking forward to following your blog in 2015
    Take care
    Debs xxx

  17. 17
    Jo says:

    Hi Taunya, Happy New Year! :)
    I wanted to thank you for your wonderful, kind comment on my blog regarding my fave five cards. You are a beautiful person throughout to be so very kind. Thank you. xx
    I think you’ve chosen 5 fabulous makes for your own fave five, each are made so beautifully. I love the sport balls / vellum overlay card, I love the colours and design of the mouse card, but my favourite is the clever way you’ve made the rainbow kool aid treats, what a lovely idea!
    I hope 2015 is just as productive for your card making.
    Jo xx

  18. 18

    These are so cute!!! I, of course, love the sunflower one (I think sunflowers are so happy!) and the sports one is my fave!!!! My lil boy would LOVE that. I have to remember it for him! Great inspiration! Happy New Year! I hope u r feeling your mojo and back to yourself soon. I know its been so hard and sending u warm hugs and prayers your way!

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    Janice says:

    Super top 5 displaying your wonderful creativity. Hope you have a happy and productive crafty year in 2015, Jx

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    Miriam Prantner says:

    Great choices! It’s been wonderful getting to know you this year and thank you so much for your sweet comments….I know you know how it feels and I so appreciate your support and prayers!

  21. 21

    Hi Taunya! What a great idea for the Kool Aid packets!! Not only is it pretty, but it’s also a UNIQUE party favor, and something that kids will actually use! I always feel bad when we end up tossing the small plastic toys that break right away. Your mouse card is also super cute. Oh, and I have the SU! stripe stamps from your first card … they’re a classic! Thanks so much for your sweet comments. Happy New Year to you!

  22. 22
    *Vicki* says:

    Happy New Year! :) What a very awesome selection of cards you’ve created this past year!! Love the SU stamps you’ve used…I used to own all of them!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing more creative and new ways of using them!! Hope you will join my blog for “Flashback Fridays” where this is my goal for the challenge!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me your kind comment!! Hugs & Smiles – *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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    c says:

    Hello, beautiful Taunya! What a smile-making post! I enjoyed your ‘stroll through the year’, gazing, once again, in delight and admiration at your wonderful showcases! Of course, two additional favourites are those stunning beauties you sent to me! Love them oodles, and have spent time with them every day while with my mom! How glad I am they traveled with me! Everything you do is fabulous – and let me reassure you (over and over and over) that you DID do great, marvelous, amazing things in 2014, and you ALREADY ARE and WILL continue to do so in 2015! What do I love best about your blog? Easy: YOU!
    Hugs, my friend!

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