Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Friends Cherish Each Other's Hopes...

Hey there!!

I have another card to share with you inspired by the color challenge at CR84FN.
Here is the color inspiration board!
I created the card to bring together equal amounts of color for balance. I didn't want any one color to dominate.
True friends are a treasure and I just love the sentiment on this diecut. I have been lucky enough to have many wonderful people come in my life, but only a handful are lifelong friends, and they are the ones that are happy for you and cherish your dreams too, and they are the first ones to reach out when things are not all "dreamy" and stand by you through thick and thin.  Yes, I cherish my friends and I cherish their hopes and dreams too! 
I have had a lot of comments about my card style lately.  I lightly touched base on this in my interview at Fascinating Fridays.  I don't like to put myself in a corner to any particular style. I tend to create based on my moods, time, and sometimes I will draw inspiration based on a challenge, a magazine, shopping, or just whatever flows together.   A perfect example is my post yesterday which is VERY different from today!  It was partly driven by the theme challenge, and the other part my son.  He is at the age where primary colors are so fun and they are colors he enjoys, so I had a great paper collection staring at me, and my card was born.  I have been asked what my comfort zone is, and I am not sure I have one. As of today, I am creating without my full range of crafting supplies/stamps/dies, so I have had a lot more fun embellishing.  (Although those cards cost more to mail! hmm...{wink}) 

Thanks for visiting with me today!  

24 comments:

Amy said...

Tammy, this is beautiful and a perfect take on those colors! I love your style and that it verges on the edge of vintage!

Diane Jaquay said...

Tammy, this is really beautiful, and I love all the wonderful details like the trims and buttons, fabulous work!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is simply GORGEOUS, Tammy! LOVE your shabby chic take on this color combo---all of those yummy layers, the beautiful quote, the musical background----STUNNING work!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yeow! I love this! You *have* definitely shown other sides to your craftiness lately, and I am enjoying the show!

Karen B. said...

I think diversity is one of the best aspects of being a great designer, and you've shown it these past few posts. This card is beautiful!

Anabelle said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the sentiment. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Tammy! So elegant looking! Love the decorative border! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Tammy, LOVE the sentiment! LOVE the music inside and out! LOVE the three buttons ~ especially the pink cordouroy! LOVE the edge punch and the lace! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Tammy!

This is gorgeous! I love the style you put in the card, the lace is so pretty, but the total is not too soft, because of the black in it, I totally love that!
Thanks for commenting on my cards as well, but never mind about commenting later than the post was put there, I love all comments I receive, immediately, or later, that doesn't matter at all! You're very sweet!

Hugs, Wendy

Andrea M said...

My goodness, this is BEAUTIFUL! Love teh music sheet paper and FABULOUS buttons!!! GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Wonderful work with the challenge colors!

Debgem said...

Absolutely love your card - the backing paper is so beautiful, and the lace, buttons and flowers - all superb!! I adore the sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Brandi said...

What a gorgeous card. I just love the button accents!

Monica said...

Beautiful card! I love the sheet music background! TFS, http://monicalott.blogspot.com/

Jay Gee said...

This is so pretty Tammy! I really love everything about this card.

yyam said...

Such a classy and elegant card Tammy! Perfectly balanced! :)

P/s: I don't gravitate to any particular style either...I just let inspiration drive..

jen said...

I'm with you on not being able to define my style- but I will say, yours is always great!!! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the musical background.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a GORGEOUS, shabby chic take! LOVE that sheet music DSP! Yummy!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful details. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CR84FN! :)

Jocelyn said...

I LOVE all the details!! Like you said, the color balance is just right--it's so beautiful. You do so many styles well...you're an amazing designer! *hugs*

Kate said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Tammy! I LOVE that sentiment and I enjoyed reading your words as well. The pink border is beautiful and works just perfectly on this card.
(I posted a card earlier this week and it cost double to send because of the embellishments!!)

Pauline said...

Another gorgeous card, I love that sentiment panel, absolutely gorgeous!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card!! You pulled the colors together so nicely. Love the sentiment!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Wow! I really Loooove this! So romantic. That corduroy button is so perfect! Lots of wonderful touches :)