Saturday, January 1, 2011

…A Few Of My Favorite Things from 2010

Another year has come and gone, and we’re at the beginning of a new one.  I wanted to take a look back and share some of my favorite things from this past year with you all today. 

It’s hard to believe that I was watercoloring at the beginning of the year, then my life changed with the arrival of my Copic Sketch Markers!  In the words of my sweet friend, Jessica Diedrich…”Taste the rainbow, baby”!  LOL!  My life hasn’t been the same since these little puppies arrived. :)


Then there was my favorite new recipe of 2010…Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp:

lemon pasta with roasted shrimp 

My favorite trip of 2010 with my favorite people, Pam Varnell and Jessica Diedrich…Summer CHA in Chicago, IL (pictured with Sankari Wegman…she happens to be another favorite of mine):

Summer CHA

And of course there are my favorite photos of my favorite fellas:

Christian- 16 years old


Gabriel- 14 years old (pictured with his best friend, Jessica)


And my gorgeous-yet-goofy hubby, Chuck (pictured with our niece, Danielle):


Then there are my favorite cards from 2010:

January 2010


February 2010


March 2010


April 2010


May 2010


June 2010


July 2010


August 2010


September 2010


October 2010


November 2010


December 2010


What are a few of YOUR favorite things?  Will you continue doing those things, or will you start a new adventure in the new year?  I don’t know about you, but I want the adventure…bring on the NEW!  I can’t wait to discover all of the soon-to-be favorite things, and I can’t wait to share it all with you in 2011!

That’s it for me!  I want to wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!  Thanks for stopping by for the trip down memory lane, and I’ll see you back here Tuesday with a card for By LORi Designs. Until then…

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Danni said...

Love all your favorite things! You are one of my favorite bloggers! You are so talented and inspire me everytime I visit!!
I hope 2011 is full of happiness and blessings for you!!

Sammi said...

I just love all these photos... gorgeous cards :D
Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

KanataNewf said...

Have a wonderful new year - and thanks for your retrospective on your fave creations!

Jacilynn said...

Love seeing your pics and love that you have a son named Gabriel too ;) Your cards are amazing ♥ them.

Marisa said...

And a Happy New Year to you too, Mercy :) Wishing you a fabulous 2011 and look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

Jennifer Shults said...

Happy New Year Mercy! I hope you have a FANTASTIC 2011 - I can't wait to meet you!! :D

Crafty Jenn said...

What a year indeed! It's been fun watching your creative progress. And darn those Copics!! Lol!

Hope you have the bestest New Year yet!

<3 Jenn

WickedPixie said...

I love seeing our pics and your cards - thanks for all of the inspiration! :-)Traci

Peggy said...

I see you and I store our Copics exactly the same (yeeha!), that pasta dish looks scrumptious, your children (and hubby) are precious and I so love all of your cards! I am all for the adventure too! May you have the best of times in 2011 with your family and friends! Hugs!

Julie said...

LOVE your year in review! I can't wait for new adventures in 2011. Already thinking about what I'll do tomorrow night with no sketch... :( Oh well, still stalking you girl. :)

Heather said...

Mercy, these are all incredible! You have an amazing talent!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011!

Tori Wild said...

So where is the link to the "favorite recipe"--- Lemon Pasta with roasted shrimp--- YUMmMMMMMM!!:) LovEd seeing all of your favorite projects-- I know, I'm a little behind, but it was still fun to see!