December 26, 2012

Countdown to 2013: The Top 10 Collections of 2012

'Twas the day after Christmas, when all through the dwelling
Not a creature was stirring, just Moxie Fabbers yelling,
"It's the countdown to New Year's!" they said with a smile.
"It's the whole year in review, a la moxie fab style!"

That's right, friends! A whole week to review the year as we count down to 2013! I show you my top 10, then you vote for your top three! Let's get started before the whole house is awake, shall we?

First up? The Top Ten Collections of 2012. Here are my favies, in the order in which they appeared throughout the year (click on the links to see each collection in its entirety):

Amy Tangerine Sketchbook from American Crafts:


Sugar Chic from Heidi Swapp:


She Art from Pink Paislee:


PB&J from BasicGrey:


Summer Fresh from Simple Stories:


Take Note from Studio Calico:


Seen & Noted from Pebbles:

On Trend from Crate Paper:


 Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park Paper:


 Cashmere Dame from Glitz Design:


Now it's your turn! Which do you think are the most inspiring? Vote for your three favies in the poll box beneath my picture in the upper right hand sidebar of this blog (after I've had a chance to add it this morning, that is), THEN leave me a comment by midnight EST on Sunday, December 30 and I'll draw one lucky to win something moxie fab from my moxie magical prize drawer.

I'll post the results of all your favies on a special post on New Year's Day!

Counting it down,

~Cath

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Cheryl Leong said...

summer fresh from simple stories!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Tanja said...

some pretty papers here, just waiting until the poll goes up!

Romy said...

Great picks! These collections are all so beautiful. Cashmere Dame from Glitz is my favourite.

loulou said...

Being in Australia means it is already well past morning! Though that's good as it gives me more time to think about my choices before the voting commences. It's hard to pick favourites,all the collections have something great to offer. cheers Linda

Lee said...

I love Cashmere Dame - That is one of my top three! Will vote as soon as the poll is up! thank you!

Hussena said...

Oh my this is a though one to choose ...all these collection's are just gorgeous .... its going to be a difficult one for sure!!

Maryann said...

This is hard as they all have something really great in them, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be the Cadhmere Dame from Glits, it´s just awesome, but as I said, they all have something cool in them. Will look til the poll comes up here.

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Wow!! Such awesome collection!! Indeed very difficult to select top 3!!

Cheers
Nazneen

Wendy said...

They are all so fun, colorful and bright! But I have to admit Summer Fresh from Simple Stories has been my favorite! For all my Summer pages, this is the one that keeps coming back to mind.

Rebecca Lovell said...

These are all excellent!! My favorite of them is PB&J.

Dee in N.H. said...

I had a hard time picking too. Those are all awesome and depending on the project I would use all of them.

Kathy W said...

These are great, but my favorites were from gcd studios...especially "oh happy day" and "sweet tooth". Also Lily Bee's "Christmas Cheer".

Isabel Z said...

Summer fresh caught my eye even though I'm enjoying our wintry weather.

Auntie Em said...

Summer Fresh by simple stories

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Summer Fresh was my fav this year!!!

judy said...

So many great collections this year!
It was hard to choose just three but I voted.

PiHi said...

It is so hard to vote! All of those are really cute. Maybe She art from Pink paislee is my favorite one.

Snowflakescrapper said...

Many of these were also my fav. But the best is Basic Grey - PB&J.

Julie S. said...

These are all Fab !! My favorite was Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park .

Manasa said...

I love Everyday eclectic from EP ! It has all the trending designs of the year !

julie e said...

So hard to choose - but PB&J was one of my favorites

Theresa said...

Beautiful Collections. PB&J is my most favorite. My vote is in.

Kara said...

that summer fresh set has had a hold on me since the first time i saw it....those pretty little flowers and the COLORS!!

Becky Garrison said...

Oh my! Summer Fresh made me happy this year! I made mini albums, decor items, cards, etc. That collection with it's bright colors and country feel was just wonderful!

Chris Cross said...

Summer Fresh and Seen & Noted are stinkin' adorable! Love them!

Die Cut Lady said...

Summer Fresh from simple stories. love the county feel.

Efrat said...

Cath, we have the same taste, I love all the collection as well. I think my favorite three are: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook from American Crafts, Seen & Noted from Pebbles and
Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park Paper.

Annette said...

my vote is in...love most of these collection..hard decision to pick three...

Marlena M. said...

Such wonderful collections~thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Great picks for the top 10! Wishing you happy holidays and a very Happy New Year!!

liberal sprinkles said...

On Trend is my favorite of this lot but I really liked Clippings as well this year.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Great list of faves! Sugar Chic is my favorite of the bunch.

Kailash said...

Such beautiful eye candy with these papers. A great selection to vote from!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You make everything so fun! Here I was suffering from post Christmas exhaustion...and you just made today feel like a party! Best thing? I can vote in my PJ's!!!

Lynn Le5 said...

Everyday Eclectic is definitely my most fav of 2012 :)

TLady said...

WOW! LOOOOOOOVE these papers! I LOOOOOOOVE the Cashmere Dame, the Summer Fresh, & the Everyday Eclectic! They're VINTAGEY! :) I just LOOOOOOOVE OLD! (In things, not ON person! Me in-particular!) :)

CarolCel said...

All the papers are gorgeous - I can't pick just one!!

cheryl (clee') said...

All fun collections and I'm especially loving the ones with some bold black and white thrown in.

PamSpradlin said...

I woted...my very favorite is Simple Stories. I am loving all their lines. They are making it very easy to make an album. Happy New Year!

Steph Mitchell said...

I have usually liked Basic Grey's but this year I'm reminded of the country and quilting fabrics and when I see Summer Fresh so it's my favourite this year.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Just voted! How is it that there are some of these that I don't have?!?!?! Time to go after Christmas shopping, huh? :-)

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Jennifer Scull said...

anything Basic Grey is always a winner in my book and the She Art collection was an immediate fave of mine as soon as it came out!

I hope you had a beautiful Christmas with your family! :)

Teresa W. said...

What great collection of paper packs! I must say Summer Fresh is my favorite of mine.

marianne-g said...

You picked some fabulous collections.

Kelly in Canada said...

love these collections!

Joan V said...

Wow, these are all fantastic paper collections. I love these kind of poles. thanks for the fun.

Renae said...

It was hard to vote for only three! All of the collections have fun and playful colors and designs.

Lori said...

I agree it was hard to pick just three. My very favorite was Take Note by Studio Calico.

Kim M said...

Loving the echo park everyday eclectic!

Nancy B said...

Cashmere Dame is my favorite, but they are all beautiful!

{VICKI} said...

my fave of the ones you picked is SUMMER FRESH

Terri Davenport said...

You've highlighted such wonderful collections!

Sus said...

All gorgeous papers... Can't wait to see the results!

Macarena said...

I know I should say that it's a very hard choise but sorry, it is not for me :P And the Winner is: Summer Fresh! Congratulations Simple Stories and please give us more :D

Regards :*

Macarena said...

I know I should say that it's a very hard choise but sorry, it is not for me :P And the Winner is: Summer Fresh! Congratulations Simple Stories and please give us more :D

Regards :*

Lori said...

Love all of these papers!

Lori

Susan said...

She Art is #1 for me! Love it for cards & mixed media.

Laura Z said...

Loving the pb&j!

Sue D said...

I like your selection and I voted for my top 3.

Kelly said...

fun choices. That summer fresh is darling!

Cyndee K. said...

How fun to look back at the gorgeous collections from the past year!

Sheri said...

<3 the amy tangerine collection!

Anonymous said...

How pretty...love the papers...thanks for the chance to win!
Bonnie

~amy~ said...

awesome and fun picks Cath!

Elise C. said...

It was tough to pick just 3! I hope you had a Merry Christmas! :)

Kat said...

i just voted for my top 3! so fun!

Margie said...

Beautiful collections! I love your picks each year!

Laura Jane said...

I have two out of the ten you have on your list....LOVE using TAKE NOTE and PB&J!

cm said...

Great selections; they are ALL beautiful! My favourite is Simple Stories. Thank you for your generous offer.

pamh in Oregon said...

All of the collections you like are great. Summer Fresh is my fav.

Meghan said...

I love everything Echo Park but I also liked seeing projects with Seen and Noted and Sketchbook!

Kathy M said...

Love them all, it was hard to pick!

Jamie said...

Three of my favorite collections this year made it to your top 10!!:) I really loved Everyday Eclectic!

LaurieT said...

Great picks! Amy Tangerine and Glitz are my faves!

Tammy said...

These are all fabulous! Love Amy Tangerine!

Amy O said...

You picked some great ones! It was good to see some of these again.

barbie_love said...

Wow they are all so pretty and delightful

Weenie Thomas said...

Difficult choice. The Echo Park everyday eclectic is my fav since it has a great combination of papers to make both girl and guy cards.

jan farnworth said...

they are all fab thanks for sharing.

scrapper al said...

Voted! But two of my favorites didn't make the list: Bella Blvd. Birthday Girl and Birthday Boy.

jordanbev5 said...

Well, it was difficult but I went with the one I have wanted out of your list, that would work for more of my masculine pages! Simple Stories summer!

Alina said...

It was a difficult choise but I finally voted! it's wonderful to be part of this Moxie Fab World!

Barbara said...

I voted for Super Chic from Heidi Swapp and PB&J from Basic grey and Take Note from Studio Calico, but they were all fabulous!

Kayleen said...

Seen and Noted is my absolute fav!

Rachel W K said...

Yay its the best week! I love the basic grey collection!!

Chunyuan Wu said...

take note is my fav. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer said...

So hard to choose but I love the Summer Fresh from Simple Stories!

NinaN said...

Voted!

Joyce said...

So hard to vote-0-they are all wonderful.

Dawn said...

It was hard to pick but I voted for Amy, Echo and Glitz.

Natalie said...

Very hard to choose but I love Summer Fresh! Very cute!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I have used papers from three of those great sets on projects and LOVE them. I vote for the Amy Tangerine set, the PBandJ and the Glitz.

ShoppingTamii said...

I voted!

Anne said...

It was hard for me to choose but I managed to get it done. They are all so colorful and happy.

Cheryl said...

There were so many great collections this year and these are some of the best. It was hard to narrow down my choices to just 3 but I did it.

Thank you for the chance win!

Emily said...

Lots of bright colors and patterns in all of these! Love the Simple Stories.

Dixie Cochran said...

A perfect collection of collections! Ha!

Geri said...

Love all the collections! Had a hard time picking three!

Marisa said...

lovely mix of papers. summer fresh simple stories are my two favorites. Thx for the chance to win.

Marge said...

Really LOVE them all, but managed to vote for 3 FAVS!

Myoriah said...

What fun looking at the different collection. Great way to spend a winter day. Thanks for the chance to win something from your magic prize drawer.

Bridget said...

Narrowed it down to JUST five!!!!:) Seriously, I think I'll go with Summer Fresh from Simple Stories, love it!

JessicaT said...

How on earth do you choose your top 10? That must be a very hard job! Choosing my top 3 was very hard, but I decided on Sugar Chic by Heidi Swapp, On Trend by Crate Paper, and Everyday Eclectic by Echo Park. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amber said...

I have no idea how to pick a favorite from such a great bunch of designs!! I love it all!

Amanda Coleman said...

I {heart} the Cashmere Dame collection! I won the entire collection on the Moxie Fab blog a while ago and have been playing with it like crazy. Thanks again!

SheriE. said...

It was hard to choose so I just went with Simple Stories. These collections are all beautiful and can be used in so many ways.

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Some great patterns :) I hope you had a great Christmas :) Hugs and kisses from Croatia!

Regina Hamilton said...

Those are some beautiful papers. It was difficult to pick only 3 favs, but I did it. I wish I could get my hands on the Everydaty Eclectin from EPP.

Gwen said...

Great papers!! Looking forward to the rest of the year end fun!

Gwen said...

Great papers!! Looking forward to the rest of the year end fun!

Noreen said...

I liked:

1. Summer Fresh/Simple Stories

2. Everyday Eclectic/Echo Park

3. Seen & Noted/Pebbles

Some of these I had not seen, and enjoy finding new patterns.

Carol said...

I voted, but truth be told I love them all!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at) gmail(dot) com

rhonda nickol said...

Nice selections Cath! I love Take Note from SC!

Barbara said...

Tough choices here but I voted. Basic Grey - PB&J

bzyPTmom said...

Wow--this was so hard--but I did manage to whittle it down to 3. Hope your shoulder is good--and Happy New Year!

Karee Sue said...

was pretty hard to pick 3, but I managed to find favorites.

DonnaSue said...

There are some goodies here--I picked my three!

Chark said...

How to choose?!

Becky Sorensen said...

They are all awesome! I hope you had an amazing Christmas!!

Cynthia B. said...

Well, I'm out of town and can't vote from my phone right now, but I do love your choices, especially EP's Everyday Eclectic, BG's PB&J, and a few others you didn't mention...Amy Tan's other collection, Ready Set Go and Studio Calico's Yearbook among them.
There really are so many great offerings from the paper crafting companies this year! I'll vote when I get on my in-laws' computer after running around post-Xmas today. :)

Marilyn C. said...

You sure do have good taste in paper! It was hard to choose only 3.

Svetlana said...

Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park Paper: the best!!

Guénolée said...

PB&J & Cachemire Dame are my favies.

Barb said...

great pics Cath! my 3 faves made your list. all voted up! :)

Anita said...

Omg so hard to pick I love them all but I would say my fave would be Amy tangerine Sketchbook
Happy holidays hugs Anita..xx

Carla said...

I picked my 3, all are lovely and great colors.

Carla from Utah

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful collections! Hard to choose just three.

BethW said...

I voted-lots of good stuff on this list!

Lea Hladky Turk said...

My favorite is the amy tangerine collection!

Lucy Newton said...

Great collections! I am waiting to save some money when they are in discount!

Kristen said...

SUPER hard to pick 3, these were all moxie FAB!!

Peggy said...

My vote for the for the most inspiring are:
Cashmere Dame from Glitz Design
On Trend from Crate Paper
Take Note from Studio Calico
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I voted. These sure are some wonderful collections. That was a hard decision. Thanks for the chance to win. HUGS

My Paper Epiphany said...

I own 2 of these collections and they are definitely among my favourites - Amy Tangerine and Christy Tomlinson She art are so incredibly creative and lots of fun. For my 3rd I chose Studio Calico, but they are all gorgeous and have now been added to my wish list. I am a paper pad junkie!!!

Tracy said...

Love all of these collections! The Amy Tangerine was definitely my favorite this year!

Connie Pruitt said...

I love all these collections!
Connie Pruitt
pianoman2010@hughes.net

Carol Gibson said...

I voted. I love Sketchbook.

Mary Mac said...

Not so easy picking only three. All of them were beautiful.

Kelly Massman said...

I voted! TFS! and for a chance to win!

Cindy C. said...

It was tough to choose, but Summer Fresh was my favorite!

Nita K. said...

All great collections!

Indy said...

Fabulous collections! Just voted!

Maureen said...

great choices, Cath! You've picked some of my favs too!

Emily H said...

I love all of them but was able to pick top three. :)

Melinda Abrahamson said...

Papers are my downfall. I collect and then mourn when I use them. Is there a 12 step program?

Katy said...

Glitz, Echo Park, and Simple Stories are my top faves-but these are all beautiful collections and I could use them all! :) Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Lindsey said...

So tough to choose! These are all fabulous.

Carrie said...

Love Summer Fresh, On Trend and Everyday Eclectic! I hope that my faves win the vote!

Helen F. said...

Great picks here, Cath!
Looks like you have a fun week planned for us.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

Cindy deRosier said...

Fun to see your top 10! None of these would have made my own top 10 (though they are beautiful!), but it just shows how many amazing collections come out each year. It's great that there's truly something for everyone.

Stephanie said...

We had some great collections this year! Excited to see what the new year will bring.

Paige Dolecki said...

So hard to pick just three as they are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pretty papers with us!

Casey said...

There were so many awesome collections this year! I really loved all of these that you have chosen!

Jeniff said...

Cashmere Dame from Glitz Design is my favorite.

landerson213 said...

Well I voted, but it was a toughie as I love them all!!! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Donna said...

Tough to pick a favorite but I think I have to go with Crate Paper. Great colors and patterns!

Mendi said...

Summer Fresh from Simple Stories is my number one favorite on this list (by a very far lead), but I picked my other favorites from the list as well. Thanks for the fun poll and chance to win some goodies! :)

rush said...

summer fresh is my favorite, followed by cashmere dame and take note. i wish i had one of them, let alone all!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Cashmere Dame is luxurious!

iamb said...

That was fun to vote and see how others voted.... I loved Summer Fresh and it was fun to find out that others felt the same way.

Betty Benton said...

I'm a patterned paper fanatic; I voted for my three favorites but they are all terrific!

Ruth G said...

You definitely had three of my favorites on your list (and I have many more - but I would have included My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing!!!)
Thanks for sharing! It'll be fun to see who ends up with the most votes!

JESSICA said...

Voted! :) Thanks for the chance!

fun stamping said...

Gorgeous papers - my fave is Pebbles

Pam said...

Great picks! Summer Fresh was my fave.

frommycraftroom said...

Great collections. So hard to pick top 3 and a favourite. My favourite would have to be Seen and Noted Pebbles. Thanks :)

Katie said...

Great picks for this year, I voted based on your selections. Also always love all of the Lily Bee Design collections! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Larissa Heskett said...

I would say I LOVE these top 12 as well!! I had FUN entering the poll and THANKS for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

marylouh said...

I picked Sugar Chic as one of my favorites. I went on safari this summer with my daughter. This paper had some of the animal prints
like some of the animals we saw.

Leslie said...

I adore new products to play with so I always have a new favorite but it changes from day to day! All these are wonderful choices and I would use all of them! I did vote for the 3 I have used

Mary-Anne V said...

What great papers...love Everyday Eclectic.

calamity jane said...

Thanks for reminding me of some of the great collections this year! My 1st place fave is Summer Fresh! Hope I win some your "drawer" goodies...then that will be my fave!
;)

peggy nickelson said...

PBAndj is my favorite collection. I really enjoy all the bright colors of 2012

Some Lucky Dog said...

Voted! All are great picks. My #1 is Amy Tangerine Sketchbook by American Craft...
someluckydog at gmail dot com

Colleen said...

Hard to pick a favorite as one is just as lovely as the others.
Thank you for this opportunity
ColleenB.
Texas

Amber said...

All of them are fabulous but my three favorites are.... Take Note from Studio Calico, Seen & Noted from Pebbles, On Trend from Crate Paper. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

very difficult to chose.. :)) and yah!! I voted for my top 3 :)

Thank you for the chance to win!

Cheers
Nazneen

Celeste B. said...

Some great collections. Lots of bright and fun colors and patterns in them all.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Some great collections! PB&J is my favourite, that's the only one I have in my collection.

jbuffan said...

I have been outta the loop for a varity of reasons, I have missed soooo much fun papers. I love anything from EP and the Pebbles pack is what I would create if I was creative that way :)

Amy K said...

There were so many great ones; it was a tough decision, but I voted.

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, Simple Stories Summer Fresh just rocked my crafty world this year - I must have made 30 cards with the mini-deck. Easily. I LOVED it. Narrowing down my other two choices....eeeps! All of them are awesome :)

ELLEN said...

Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park has to be my favorite this year! Tough to narrow it down to three, but I managed to cast my votes for the top three collections from 2012! :)

Pam said...

Thanks for these awesome picks! Got my vote in!!

Christine said...

They are all pretty! Cashmere Dame is my favorite.

Carole W. said...

It's hard to choose...they are all so awesome!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

PG&J has got to be one of my favs!

Katherine said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Summer Fresh is my favorite.

Peggy B said...

I can see why these are your top ten favorites! Great picks!

Cynthia Rose said...

Thank you for sharing all that is new and exciting and beautiful with us.

Shirley said...

Everyday Eclectic is my favorite!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I adore Everyday Eclectic..it's my fave to craft with!

jan said...

Cashmere Dame, P&J and Simple Stories. Have not had access to Glitz, but go to P&J and Simple Stories over and over again!

cassie said...

wow - these are all fabulous lines, but my favorite is the Summer Fresh.
I voted in the poll for the inspiration.

Sandi said...

So many awesome collections in 2012....my faves were Seen and Noted, Amy Tangerine and Summer Fresh by Simple Stories.

Aimee Kidd said...

Loved all of them but I had the most fun with Summer Fresh by Simple Stories! Actually anything by Simple Stories would be a fav of mine!

Message Keeper said...

Could not agree with you more on the collections pick! I already voted although I never enter any of the challenges but I did follow up closely. Hope I can find some time next year to join the fun!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

My top 3 would be
Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park
Summer Fresh from Simple Stories
PB&J from Basic Grey

Bethany said...

Wow, kinda glad that I missed voting on these. I would have a hard time choosing just three!!

Lisa P said...

My top 3 would be summer fresh, everyday eclectic and seen and noted

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