Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cuddle Up With Tammy!

With the feel of fall in the air -- what better time to grab one of your favorite stampers and cuddle up! LOL! This week's Stamp Simply challenge is all about the fabulous Tammy Hershberger! If you look at her designs, they have a warm and cozy feel to them. Tammy often pairs small pattern decorative paper with larger patterns,which is something quilters do too. So, you could say Tammy's work is like a warm blanket that is often embellished with sewn details, ribbon or even flowers. Want the official details? You can check them out at Sharon's place --- HERE!

Well, after taking a long time just strolling through Tammy's blog - I settled on THIS creation for my inspiration! I loved the vertical and horizontal lines with the different decorative papers, the fabulous scalloped pieces, and the ribbon with the tag. I opted to use her card as a sketch and then even stuck with the same color scheme!

I found some fun decorative paper that actually has a "mail" theme and grabbed the brand new Flourishes set Mixed Greetings. This awesome set features interchangable items and messages. Click HERE to see the full set! Here's the fun part -- fellow Flourishes DT member Leslie Miller was the inspiration behind this set! It's so versatile - flowers, fruit and fun little letters all can be stuffed into baskets and bowls with a trio of messages! I chose the letters for my creation!
The paper really dictated what I did with this card - it's all mail inspired and is the Passport Collection from Making Memories. Can you see the watermark style print that says things like Air Mail, etc.? Fun! One of the papers is actually just patterns in stripes and that's how I made my card front! I had two pieces going vertically and one stip going horizontally! Add a scalloped edge and use your scalloped square Nesties to create your mat for your main focal piece and you're almost there! I stamped the bowl and the letters on a scrap peice, used Tombow markers to color my letters, added a pink twill ribbon (this ribbon was a gift from my bud Jennifer Buck!), and stamped the word "Greetings" on my tag that was cut out with the help of a Sizzix tag die! There's not a ton to this card! I think it's kind of fun and funky!

Here's a close up of my letters and bowl that I popped up with some foam tape. I also added some small self-stick pearls for a little bling!


You'll have to check in and see what the rest of the Stamp Simply team did!

Jennifer, Dee, Tammy, Becky, Janine

Did you know that Stamp Simply is one year old today??? What a great reason to play if you've never joined in on the challenge! Or, how would you like to be a Stamp Simply Guest Designer? Check the end of Sharon's post HERE for the details!

You'll also have to check in on all the blog candy being offered up for Sharon's one year Blogoversary. It is actually so much, I can't keep track! My head is spinning with all the stuff being given away! Speaking of which, check the post below for my candy in honor of Sharon's big week!!! The fabulous Flourishes have donated the new Birds And Vine set that was just released and I am throwing in some fun Basic Grey Paper and coordinating May Arts ribbon! See yesterday's post for the details!

Whew! If you are still with me--- thanks! TGIF! I'll be back soon with more cards, the blog candy winner (Sunday) and some fun news! Stay tuned!

22 comments:

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

I love your card! Wonderful use of the letters, so fun! The paper is perfect and I love the pearls across the mail container! Love it, Julie! Take good care!

Dee Jackson said...

Oh Julie, I love what you've done here. This is wonderful!! I see a lot of Tammy in your card.

Joan Fricker said...

Julie,
This card is darling. As Barb said, your paper is perfect and I love how you used the new stamp. Great job!

Joan

Anonymous said...

Very nice work. Thanks for the inspiration! Take care. Edelmira (arymlede@hotmail.com)

Jennifer Buck said...

CUTE, Julie! Love the mail! This is such a fun card! TFS! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This is a great card, Julie! I'm really liking this set, and you chose the perfect paper to show it off. Great job!

Janine said...

Love this Julie!!! You did such a nice job!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Curt in Carmel said...

You really captured Tammy! I've been a fan of hers for a long time, and I love her work. This is adorable! Best, Curt

brooklyn said...

Very sweet card. I love all of the special embellishments especially the adorable pearl accents.

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is really pretty! I love all those little letters in the pocket. Very nice...

Shirley said...

This stamp set is just awesome and what you do with it is just beautiful, like all of your card~!

6 wacky women said...

Very pretty card. All your cards are really impressive. Great inspiration!!
Karen

Elena said...

Wow! The card is wonderful!I love the stamp and the embellishments!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so cute! I love your bright colour scheme and the tag for the sentiment!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty. I just love those little letters. This set is on my "wish list."

Hope said...

Julie, very cute card. I love the colors you used.

NancyK said...

I love Tammy's work and love what you have done here!! The colors are so pretty - I want mail!!

Nancy said...

"Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you" I love how you used Leslie's new set - very cute. Nancy

Tammy Hershberger said...

Julie, this is so sweet! I love the little bowl of letters, and the pearl accents on it! And super colors! Thanks so much for cuddling up with me! LOL

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE it, Jewels!! So unique and sooo much fun!

Off to see what I've missed in the past week ... YKYR!

~Hugzzz!!

Lesli said...

Gorgeous card Julie. You absolutely never cease to amaze me with your talents!

mochamama said...

awesome job on this card Julie! very cozy.......the colors, the layout, the pearls! So your mom's coming to visit??!!! I am soooo envious, wish I were there with both of you, it's gonna be so much fun!