Wednesday, December 30, 2009

the best of 2009

I've seen a few Top 10 countdowns and best-of posts for the 2009 year, and I love the idea of that. Then, my new friend Julie at My Favorite Things challenge encouraged us to pick our #1 favorite layout and link it up to the challenge site. Well, when Julie speaks, I listen (lol)!

If you haven't found this challenge yet, check it out. I am putting it on my 2010 list for challenges to make time for, because I really do love the concept for this challenge site. And the people there are fabulous!!

So here are my top 10 runners up from this year with the #1 at the end as my submission to the Favorite Things challenge.












The above layouts are in no particular order, just kind of as I pulled them from my folder, but this is my #1 favorite layout from 2009. The infamous 9/24 Sketchy Thursdays sketch, my "This Daddy" page. I love this page!! I love the picture, the moment in time, the paper cutting, the empty space, the journaling, the title... love it all!


Thank you to everyone who's stumbled upon my blog in 2009! All of the friendships I have made are what I am most grateful for this year. 2009 started off as a really bumpy year for me. It was one of those years that the minute it started I wished it was already over. Now that 2009 is behind me and the bad parts are fading away and healing, I look forward to starting a hopeful 2010 with great new friends and a wonderful scrappy support system.

Big hug to you all! I'll be back tomorrow with the next Sketchy Thursdays sketch for you. We have another great sponsor for you, and so far 2010 is looking FABULOUS for new sponsors!


21 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HOLY SMOKES Diana!!!! These are ALL AMAZING!!! And I am BEYOND thrilled that I got to "meet" U this year thru this amazing blogging world of ours!!! And hehehehehehehehehehe....I had to giggle at the "julie talks..." comment... LOL...when am I not talking??? LOL!!! Of course, right now I'm not as I have lost my voice!!!! LOL!!! My family is happy about that one!!! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all these lo's ... they are soooooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! And your #1 FAVE LO is HOLY WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooo much for joining us and CAN not wait for your wonderful sketches in 2010! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jingle said...

Great choices! You have done some great work this year!

Mo said...

holy moly girl! i love them all! how did you EVER choose your faves...all your stuff rocks! yes, here's to a new year and i CANNOT believe you just met JULIE THE GREAT! isn't she the best? i just love her! thank you for your wonderful friendship girl! i am soooooo getting back into the scrappity challenges...esp ST! I miss you!

hugs,
mo

JessiW said...

Diana, Your layouts rock!! And I love your fave of all year...thanks for playing with us!! I hope you do find time to play in 2010. There will be lots of fun over there. They really are such a great group of girls. I know I don't always get time to play over at ST, but I try when I have time!! You really do inspire me and you do beautiful work!! Here's to a creative 2010!!! Love, Jess

Leah the Orange said...

yep, these are definitely some of my faves from your projects, too! your style hasn't changed too much, but i LOVE all the things you incorporate into your craft, and how your elements just WORK. beautiful!

Tessa Buys said...

You are such an inspiration! I'm so glad that I found you and for the blessings you've brought to my life :).

Heidi said...

Definitley some of my faves!!! So glad to have met you this year!!!! Here's to an awesome 2010!!

Diana said...

these look FANTASTIC!! you have inspired me to do the same! Glad you are part of the team at SBC!

LG said...

WOW! Those layouts are truly amazing! I love the uniqueness and beauty of each. Great choices and I adore your #1 layout. You are truly inspiring and your sketches is always beautiful!

Suzi said...

Wow! I love them all. I just stumbled upon your blog today and I must say I will be stopping by frequently for some much needed inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

ohhhh Diana I LOVE all the layouts! I am sooo happy that I found you this year you have been such an inspiration and blessing! Looking forward to getting more ST layouts done my hours are slowing down....lovin that!
You have inspired me to go looking for my favs!
hugs
Brenda

Kim said...

I love all your favorites! You rock! Glad to have met you this year too!
Thanks for directing me to the My Favorite Things challenge, I'm headed there now! :)
Happy New Year to YOU!!

Stacy Milford said...

What a wonderful recap post for 2009! Love this idea...just might have to COPY you :o) & your last layout is definitely one of my faves...but all of your work is AMAZING! So glad I met you in 2009...tho a bit late in the year! Looking forward to 2010!

A Sarasota said...

Absolutely Fab!!!! Happy new year!
Alecia

sarah said...

ummmm GORGEOUS layouts!!!!! i picked my fav one too... it was so hard to pick just one tho. i should pick my other nine!

anyway, hope you and your fam have a great NYE!

hugs,
s.

Chris said...

All of your layouts are so wonderful and creative but your #1 is just brilliant - the photo is so charming and I love how you framed it. thanks for playing along with us at TAAFOMFT and happy new year!

Amy Muffoletto said...

So happy I have stumbled upon your blog....Love all your favorites....The photo is so special. Don't you just love to catch moments like that....The photo just says it all. Hugs and thanks for playing, Amy

Bekka said...

Wow -- how do you begin to choose?! I love all you pics, but your favorite is just spectacular! Thanks so much for joining us!

Also, very wise to listen to Julie. Very wise indeed. :)

Jenneke said...

WOW!
These pages are absolutely amazing!!
This is my first visit to your blog but it defenitely won't be my last!!

LOVE your no.1 pick!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TAAFOMFT!

XXXJenneke

Hanneke said...

WOW, I already loved your work at Sketchy Thursdays but after seeing your faves from 2009 and your fave #1 your are one my favelist!!! Love all of them!!
Thanks so much for playing with us at TAAFOMFT!!

deana said...

I adore all your FAV LO's for the year, but the one you picked is definitely ADORABLE! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Of course, it has clouds... so... of course I LOVE it! :-)

Hugs...