I picked these artists for their body of work as well as the particular card that wowed me. So impressed with card makers. I can't believe this little canvas can have such limitless possibilities!! There is NO RANKING and I couldn't stop at 10. Also I did not pick any from my top 10 last year (you ladies remain on my love list. Here is the list from 2012) I have also grown to appreciate so many more design aesthetics also and that is reflected on my list.
Pamela Ho the IT girl of 2013 as far as I am concerned. She is amazing, innovative, and has such a flair to make cute and edgy work flawlessly!
Laurie Willison her card had me looking at sketches and design completely differently. It catapulted me to see the card canvas in ways I have never seen it before. In other words, it changed my card making life!
Joni from the first look into her blog I knew she was going to be a somebody in blog land. She has the "it" factor. Her cards take effort and it shows.
Maggie Holmes for starting my journey into a new style.
Agnieszka S. for her constant way of making me say WOW.
Elena for making me speechless with the time and effort spent to make every detail perfect and for loving MIMI as much as I do!
Lisa Spangler and this honorable mention by far one of the leaders of the industry.
Danielle Flanders for making me appreciate whimsy like no one else.
Donna Mikasa and this honorable mention for her CAS wonders including innovative design using very little supplies
Kay Miller for her graphic yet, cute, SOLID cards every time.
Therese Calvird this card...this card is delicious! funny, well done, perfect.
Vivian Maskett for her uncanny way to make cards look like scrapbook pages
Jocelyn Olson and this honorable mention for being able to trick me again and again with hybrid design
Meredith McRitchie for her beautiful soft photography to capture her stunning work and making Christmas fun all year round.
Lea Lawson for her special way of creating a jam packed EDGY card
Roree Rumph for her ability to use patterned paper and embellishments so effortlessly. Every time I see this card, I want to pin it on Pinterest and Pinterest tells me I already did!
So that is it! See you in 2014 for an amazing year...great things are ahead. I am renewed to make this blog better starting with the blog redesign which I did myself (thanks to my sister-in-law Carla).
**edited to include photos of the cards...thanks Debby Hughes :)