Friday, January 11, 2013

A Note of Thanks

Hi!

Thanks to all those who have checked in on me lately! I am trying to come back from the crud. It's been  a long kick back, but I finally felt like getting crafty again. 

What better way then to get inky than with some Wplus9 stamps for the Cloud9 blog hop.  My Wplus9 wish list is very long as I am sure many of you can agree. I have adored this stamp company from the start...and just to show....just that...I pulled out one of Dawn's first stamp sets called Just a Note. I think it may even be retired, but I love it just the same.
I started with an Oatmeal card base and layered a piece of black textured paper that was laying on my desk, and it was the perfect size. I love that! Next I added the scrap of black and kraft polka dotted patterned paper also from a previous make that fit perfectly layered onto the black textured piece. 

I then added an eyelet border in Buff Ivory Cardstock across the top portion.  Taking some hemp twine I wrapped it around the card face a couple of times tying on my tag stamped with the darling music note to add a bit of whimsy! 
Using a page from an old vintage book, I die-cut a pennant and layered it sideways. I cut a tag from Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock and stamped the focal image and sentiment from WPlus9 Just a Note.  Finishing touches include adding a star made of silver German Glass Glitter and a beautiful silver rhinestone heart button.
Having many to thank for the blessings received over the Holidays, I wanted to focus on Thank You's as I start this New Year. 

As mentioned I found my inspiration from Cloud9 January Blog Hop. 
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I sure hope you have a Fantastic Friday!
~Tammy~

31 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fantastic card- i love all the kraft and nuetral colors!!

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Tammy, Loving your card - it has great energy and cheer. Nicola x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVING the music notes!!! So happy to hear you are feeling a little better now!! :)

Doreen said...

A beautiful card...love the fab details.xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

This crud that's going around is terrible, isn't it? I was sick for weeks, and am still coughing.....so glad you are starting to feel better, Tammt, and hope this is it for you with the sickies this year.
Your card is gorgeous! I SO love the black and Kraft combo and the happy polka dots. Fabulous text print banner and I love the stamping, too!

Annette said...

I hear ya sister...this cold stuff has got everyone down even me. I am starting to feel better now but still a little cough.. I hope you feel better soon..

I love your card..all that kraft is awesome..

Emily Keaton said...

This is so classy, Tammy! Love the oatmeal card base and plenty of black. I am glad you are feeling better!

Lisa said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well Tammy and glad to hear you're making a comeback! Very fun card today, love the glittery star and tiny tag with the single musical note!!

Maria said...

Hope you get back to your normal self very soon, Tammy! This flu/cold sickness is awful for people! Your sweet thank you card is so cute! I love those musical notes and star! You take good care, hugs!

Dawn said...

Hope you're feeling well again soon. Love your work!

Lisa said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, Tammy!! Your card is gorgeous!! I love the design and the kraft paper!! The music notes are so fun!! Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Charlene said...

I'm so happy your feeling beter Tammy! I still have the tail end of mine, but sooooo much better!! Happy Friday! I love your adorable Thank You card !!!! Thanks for playing along this week at CCCB! I LOVE you there!! :-)

Melissa Shea said...

I love all the layers! That oatmeal paper is calling my name!

I've heard that icky crud I going around like a wildfire! It seems "everyone" is sick :( hope you continue to recover!

Susan Flynn said...

Glad you are feeling better now Tammy and able to craft! Your card is just fab love the musical note sentiment and the little note on the tag - fabulous! x

Creations by Shirl said...

Fantastic neutral colors on your kraft card... love the details to it...Hope your Friday is awesome...
Enjoy your weekend ahead~

Barb said...

beautiful layers and textures! i LOVE that gem brad...it's gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Ooh, love this 'thank you' card. So many fabulous details and I LOVE that stamped image...makes me want to sing.
So glad you're feeling better...crud is no fun.

Jinny Newlin said...

It is retired, Tammy, but I totally agree with you... I LOVE it to pieces! And you've created such a beautiful card with it! So sorry that you've been under the weather. It's so hard to keep/catch up with things, when one is feeling ill. Hugs!

Sherrie K. said...

Glad your starting t feel better! It sure is going around.
I love the oatmeal and black combo on your card! It looks fabulous together and great stamps! So pretty!
Have a great wknd!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Tammy, this is SUCH a great card! I am in love with the tiny music note tag - I just love that you went in the musical direction with your card. I don't have this set but you're making me wish I could have it. Thanks very much for joining us this month!

maryrose said...

So pretty! Love the glittery star and the musical elements!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So super cute, love your fabulous design!

acons said...

Cool card, like the music theme. Love the button, note tag and the sparkling star.

Miriam Prantner said...

Did you have the crud too? I was down for about 10 days....blech! Glad that you are feeling better and I really love all the textures on this card!

Ros Crawford said...

What a stunning card this is ... I love the design and the clever use of the book paper ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Gayatri said...

FAB card! I love all the details. Thanks for playing along with us @ Cloud9:)

Marybeth said...

Love this card and your music stamp! Gland you are feeling a bit better.

Linda R said...

This looks amazing. I love your take on our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is fun and fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

anya said...

Love the kraft and black color scheme on this, Tammy! Pulling the music notes was a great idea, and I love how you threw in the touches of silver. That button is divine! So glad you could join us for this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

Jessi Fogan said...

BLECH on the crud! I so hear you - even now that most of my crud is gone I still feel totally exhausted. Ugh!
I love the texty banner, and the SWEET teensy tag! So many fun elements :)