2018 – The Year In Review

Here we are with another year having passed… where did it go?!! It was another rough year health-wise with that horrid 3 month migraine, then my surgery, and helping the folks after dad’s surgery. Health and family first = less crafting time. I was pleased to see I still managed to publish 63 posts during the year. I still have a few queued up as drafts that I just haven’t been able to finish off… hopefully I’ll get caught up this coming year.

There were over 2.570 visitors to this blog from 67 countries this year, including the 79 of you who are followers. And they kindly took the time to leave over 860 comments. Thank you all for your encouraging support! I promise not to bother your inbox any more this year. : )

I was pleased that a couple of my creations received special recognition this year…

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for THIS card:

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Here are the three blog posts that got the most comments from you sweeties. If you missed any and want to see the post, just click on the pic:

You’ll notice they’re kitty themes… Us cat lovers tend to be vociferous! >^.^<  Of course the Cat Lovers Hop falls in October and that’s always the month I get the most visitors. There’s some adage about ‘birds of a feather,’ but I reckon cats go FURther! : )

And, the only non-paper craft project to draw top attention from y’all:

On Instagram I was amazed to hit 250 followers and have 2391 likes on my 77 posts there this year. Here are the top 9 with the most likes from y’all (22% of the total!)… actually there are 10, as the last two tied, so I squeezed them into one frame. : )

If you missed any of these and would like to see the posts, just click the link on the pictures below:

    

  

   

The post with the most comments on Instagram was this one:

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On Pinterest, the top re-pinned pin from this year (284x) was this one:

Again, you can click the pic to go to the post if you want.

I was floored to find out that, in the almost 4 years (coming up in March) that I’ve been posting on this blog, the 362 posts had 9,384 visitors from 92 countries. Once again, I cannot thank you all enough for your generous support of my crafting adventures! I’m looking forward to seeing where the whim takes me next year and having you come along with me on the journey!

Hugs,

~D.Ann

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Giant Raspberry for 2017 – the Year in Review

As 2017 draws to a close, I feel like giving it a giant raspberry…

LOL! (for my foreign readers, a raspberry can also mean and expression of disapproval by sticking out one’s tongue and blowing out air to make a vibrating sound) Last week was the week of giant berries:

Now, ‘them’s the berries!!”

Just look at those berries compared to the normal sized berries in the middle! Amazing! And they were sweet, too!! A foretaste of paradise!

So, yeah, as most of you know health-wise, this was a bad year – not to mention the hurricane. It culminated with a severe migraine that started November 30 and has yet to go away over 4 weeks later. Ugh! The longest I’ve ever had one was my very first one which lasted 6 weeks. I’m hoping that I’m NOT going for a record! Needless to say, I got much less crafting done this year. I’ve been putting this post together in stages for several days now in those brief moments of semi-lucidity. ; )

Despite everything that was going on, I was able to make 86 posts this year. This blog had 2612 visitors (including you 63 faithful followers) from 57 countries who left 832 kind comments. Thank you all for your support!!

I was thrilled to have the honor of being a guest designer for the CropStop blog a couple of times this year:

    

I was also delighted to be invited to be a guest designer for the MarkerPOP! challenge blog with this card:

It was exciting to see few of my cards received special recognition:

 

for this card:

for this card on Instagram:

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for this fun card:

These were the most visited blog posts this past year (in order and not necessarily posted this year – interesting!) – if you missed any of them, just click on the picture to be taken to the original post:

        

These were this year’s posts that elicited the most comments, in order (click on any picture if you want to go see the original post for more details):

       

Here are the top nine from Instagram (the ones that got the most ‘likes):

  

  

  

Thanks to the 210 followers and others who left over 3000 ‘likes’ on my 103 Instagram posts!

Let’s hope that 2018 is a better year for us all! I hope to catch up on several things that I didn’t get to post this year, including a DIY photo light box and some beaded tie chains. Plus, I have some craft storage ideas, including a DIY jewelry case. I’m hoping my health will let me be a little more regular in posting and in crafting wherever the whim takes me! Thanks for accompanying me on this journey!! See you next year.

~D.Ann

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2016 – The Year In Review

Well, for better or for worse, another year has gone. Here’s a quick review of the highlights:

This year I was able to make 108 posts in spite of all that went on. There were 2712 of you visitors from 64 countries who left 1173 oh-so-kind comments. I greatly appreciate the 56 of you who follow this blog… most of you make it a point to regularly leave comments, too. Thanks!

This year’s most visited posts?

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If you missed any of them, just click on the picture to go get the details.

The most commented on posts this year were:

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Over on Instagram it’s a tradition to show one’s top nine… the ones that got the most ‘likes’

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Some of them were surprising to me. Thanks to the 151 followers for the 2808 hearts and for your kind comments on my 154 pics!

Another surprise comes from Pinterest. Although I rarely pass 50 likes on Instagram and a dozen or so repins on Pinterest, Of the 227 cards and tags I have posted, I am flabergasted to see these four get hundreds, even thousands of repins!

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Click on any one of them to go check them out and repin them if you haven’t already.

I was thrilled to receive three special honors this year:

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To see other cards that have received honors, click HERE.

Which are my personal favorites from this year? Pfft! That’s like asking a mother which kid is her favorite. No way to choose! There are, however a couple I would like to mention that didn’t make the top picks…

The transforming window card:

You can see the post by clicking HERE.

The kiddie games:

You can see that post by clicking HERE.

20160307_092417aW The SMILE Roller Coaster Card. And

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And, in other crafting whims:

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the year’s projects and this little trip down memory lane!! Thank you all so very much for your support over this past year. I look forward to reaching some new crafting goals in the upcoming months… I’ll tell you about them soon.

For right now, though, I’ve had it. I quit. I’m not posting anything more this year!! : )

See you all next year!

~D.Ann

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