Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Year in review (Part 1) + Blog Candy

Happy New Year my blogging friends and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed life Blog. Today and tomorrow I will be doing a year in review. I will show my favorites cards from each month in 2013.

I also have some blog candy to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment on the posts and I will choose a winner. The blog candy photo is at the end of the post. So lets get started.

January 2013: See Post here - 1st Valentine of 2013-using Great Impressions Stamp 

February 2013: See post here - first Easter card 2013 using Great Impressions Stamp

March 2013: See post here - Mojo Sketch 284, CC417

April 2013: See Post here - created for a guest design spot at ODBD

May 2013: See Post here - brayering and sponging

June 2013: See post here - my first attempt at mixed media-and these were entered in the Spellbinders DT competition as one project. I was moved to final round with these cards.

This concludes part 1 of my year in review. Let me know what you think of my choices. I have also put a link to the blog post for more info. Listed below is my blog candy.

Blog Candy: Spellbinders labels 4 dies, Basic Grey 6 x6 designer paper, Hero Arts border stamps, Stampin-Up sets: Borders Mini, Country Charm, Festive Friends, Friendship Blooms, Holiday Best, Polka Dot Punches, Seasonal Icons, Very Punny,Wow Flowers, Ribbon and Cardstock 

Just become a follower and leave a comment to be entered. I will draw a name on January 8. See Part 2 here.

Until next time..........God bless.

Debbie's Blog " A Scrap Journey has a challenge to list our faves from 2013.


  1. Mary, I'm such a fan of your work at!! I just love the Valentine card! It caught my eye on my blog feed today! Happy New Year!

  2. They are all so pretty, Mary! I adore that little mouse and the extra hearts you added. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway! Happy New Year!

  3. Love your retrospect...gotta love them all but my heart belongs to the little meece blowing the bubbles!

  4. Gorgeous cards hunni, I just love looking back on all the craftiness of the last year and you are so very generous with this amazing giveaway. Thanks very much for the chance to win. Happy New Year to you and yours, I wish you a year full of happiness and magic. Hugs xnx

  5. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win, already a follower!

  6. Following along. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

    Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

  7. All are such great cards, but I really liked Jan and Feb cards. Thanks for the awesome blog candy! (I've been a follower of yours for some time.)

  8. All are beautiful Mary!! love the mixed media ones but I tell you that the brayered and sponged scene you created is especially gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

  9. Wow!! your creations are wonderful! I especially love your mixed media cards and that darling elegant square die cut you use as your backing!! beautiful.


  10. I remember these beauties, Mary! It was so fun to revisit them with you :)

  11. gorgeous cards!! super candy!! thanks for being so generous..Hugs Regena

  12. Oh, you have so many wonderful cards!! Can't wait to see where your creativity takes you this year!

  13. Beautiful cards!!! Each one of them is beautiful! Love the little mouse on the first one! Thanks for the chance at winning!

  14. Gorgeous cards Mary, I am your newest follower. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway. See you soon! xx

  15. Mary, I like your first set of cards here on this post.
    stamping sue

  16. What a lovely selection Mary.

    Toni xx

  17. Fantastic set of cards. Awesome color choice. love your brayering and sponging technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. so beautiful cards..just loved them... :)

  19. Beautiful cards Love the card off April.
    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely amazing candy.
    Found your blog on Paper playtime today.
    Gr Elly

  20. Beautiful cards Mary. I especially love the mixed media style cards at the end. So colorful and cheerful. (Please exclude me from the blog candy.)

  21. Wonderful selections of cards Mary, they're all fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with My Favourite Five of 2013.



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