Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Big Hugs...

Hi!  How are you all doing?  I am still trying to climb out of a big ol pile of catch up! We are enjoying the lazy days of summer, however not so lazy on our end. So having said that, I apologize once again for not getting around to your lovely crafty blogs!

The Cupcake Craftroom is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, and the Design Team was asked to play along. 

Here is my card using papers from the Flourish Collection.  I always like to be slightly "different". *wink*
I made a tall card as my take on the sketch! Ever so often, I will pull myself out of the routine of making a standard A2 size card.  I started with a kraft card base adding some white paint for a shabby touch. 

Using some material I had on hand, I created a flower embellishment adding a button and blue rose to the center. 

I took a Library card pocket and covered it with the solid light blue papers from Cupcake Craftroom adding a rectangle of the polka Pastel Blue to the center distressing all the edges.  I paper pieced a pitcher using the Flourish paper in pink embellishing with a button and pearl. Some Crochet Trim was added to the bottom of the focal image on the library pocket for a finishing touch. 
Inside the pocket, I have created a sentiment tag with Flourish papers. 
I love this Flourish line! It is so pretty and fits my style! All of the papers you see here come in one collection and you get more paper patterns and colors than I have displayed. I believe there is over 60 papers in this collection. You can print them out as much and as often as you like! Love that! 
Here is the Tuesday Morning Sketch. 
I am also joining in at Dynamic Duos.
Well that is it for me. Hope you join along the fun if you have a chance. 
Have a terrific Tuesday!
~Tammy~

33 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

PRETTY! PRETTY! LOVE the colors and that flourish paper! LOVE your flower and the pitcher and rose! FAB card! Hope you're enjoying your BUSY summer!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the soft colors on this and that tag is awesome!! great job

sandi said...

Oh how pretty! Love the tag...such a sweet idea!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the water jug, the flower... and sooooooooo love how you added the tag!!!

Debbie said...

So very pretty! Love your flower!! Do you have a tutorial for it??

Lisa said...

This is GORGEOUS, Tammy!! I love the color combo and wow, the flower is stunning!! The pull-out tag is so fun!! What a fabulous card :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Martha H. said...

I love the idea of the pullout tag!
very clever. The colour combo is super pretty!

VanessaB said...

beautiful! that handmade flower is so very pretty! :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,so very pretty.xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

This is just toooo cute, and I love that it's interactive with the library pocket and tag, too! Great card size. Love the tall, skinny shape. Love your handmade flower, too!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love that pull out tag and the pink/blues look so amazing on your card..... pretty flower also!

Lisa said...

I'm with you Tammy...where do the days go!?! Love the sweet layered bloom on your card and that pretty little tag. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Kara Lynne said...

That's just darling, Tammy! Love that flower and the flourish stamp is gorgeous!!

Bernie said...

This is so very pertty and sweet Tammy! Love the colors and that fabulous flower.
Hugs
Bernie

Allisa said...

So cute, love the tag! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Melissa Craig said...

What a lovely card! I love the flower on the top. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Mynnette said...

I just adore your gorgeous pink polka dotted flower with the blue center! LOVE the lace trim under you pitcher, too! This is beautiful! :) I hope you come and join me at Technique Tuesday--I'd love to see what you create! :)

Sherrie K. said...

So very pretty Tammy!! I love the polka dot paper, pretty lace and gorgeous flower!! Isn't summer crazy? I wish I had more time to post and visit more blogs too...only so much time in the day!
Have a great day my friend!
Sherrie K
http:/sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Joanna M. said...

So beautiful Tammy! Love your colors and design! Just gorgeous! Hugs, J

Theresa said...

Tammy - love your card. I love how you thought outside the box and your interpretation of the sketch is awesome. Thank you so much for supporting me and Tuesday Morning Sketches. ~Hugs~

Susan Joyce said...

Such a creative design Tammy. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

onecraftymama said...

You rock, Tammy! Love your take on the sketch - it is perfect as a long card! Love the idea of the pocket sentiment, and the big fluffy fabric flower is awesome :)
I got a mental picture of a cartoon lady floundering in a pile of ketchup...so I HAD to share just in case it made you smile too!

Anni said...

Gorgeous flower! And what a cute idea to hide the tag in a pocket! Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!
Anni

wendy said...

your card is so lovely... love the soft color palette ..thanks for visiting my blog and I'm glad to have stopped by yours!

Paige said...

Love how you made the sketch your own. So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Stella said...

Let me tell you that blue is my favorite color. I have a place in my heart for damask and floral patterns, I never get tired of polka dots and kraft is another fave. And after telling you this it ain't a surprise that I love every pice of this card!
XX

Karen B. said...

Love, love love the way the bloom came out, and your tag is a clever idea!

Debbie said...

This is so pretty!! I love tall cards! The flower is wonderful!!
Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooooo! Gorgeous card, Tammy! The stamping is so pretty--and so are the stamps. Your soft colors are so soft and beautiful. I love how you made the flower!

grandmabonnie said...

Tammy i like your paper piecing and your flower and overall card altogether is very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Pretty flower, love the pattern you used for the pitcher, and the tall card is a nice change! Hope all is well with you, Tammy. :)

Cheryl said...

So pretty! Love the shabby chic look, and your fabric flower is gorgeous! I like that Flourish paper, too...that's how I first found the Cupcake site! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Tan's Hobbies said...

This set is gorgeous!!! Love the card and the tag. Both creations are incredibly fantastic. Love the sweets color and the big flower is brilliant.