December 31, 2019 in ,

Top Picks of 2019

I decided to organize this post a little differently this year. Here are some of my favourite projects from 2019.

2019 brought about a chance to do some custom pieces for people, including 2 sets of wedding invitations, gift tags for a clothing shop, wedding shower invitations, thank you cards, wine tags, and wine Christmas cards. These are some of my favourite custom pieces from this year:

Floral Bliss Wedding Invitations
MountainTots Collaboration

New Techniques & Styles
I continued to work on my watercolour this year, tried out some stencilling, created more scenes with die cuts, and really got into layered stamps and one-layer cards. I also fell in love with plantable paper embedded with wildflower seeds! Here are some of my favourites:

My Cup of Tea
Plantable Paper:
Plantable Simple Things


Layered Stamps:

Baby Banner


It Is Christmas In The Heart...

Die Cut Scenes:

Mountain Baby

Happy 2nd Birthday

I really worked on my picture taking skills this year to better showcase my cards. I have tried to have more of a consistent background (my white distressed crate from Kootenay Crate), take photos in natural light, and stage them with items to make the card stand out. I developed a watermark that I put on all of my photos and have come to utilize Instagram more when sharing my cards. Here are a couple of my favourite stagings this year:


Sending A Warm Hello

Painted Tags

Bonus Picks:

I am so happy to have my cards in my first store this year. This "beautifully inspired living" store features a collection of many Canadian made items and other home décor pieces, including my handmade cards (sold plastic-free - yay!). 

This year marks 5 years of participating in Plastic Free July. This post contains a collection of changes I have made over the years to lead a more waste-free, healthy lifestyle.

My First Big Market Experience
This year also brought about the experience of my first big market experience selling my cards and tags at the Kimberley Makers Market. It was a lot of work! I used a 100 Day project, documented on my instagram account, to show how I crafted 100 days in a row to build up my market stash.


All in all, I'm looking forward to putting this year behind me and moving into a new decade with many exciting crafty endeavours ahead of me. Cheers, 2020.

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