Friday, August 3, 2012

Thinking of you always

Hi!

Over the summer, my blog has been rather quiet. Good ol' summertime has not left a lot of time for free "play" time. I have to say we have been quite glued to the TV at night between baseball and now the olympics.  Not to mention, we have been ducking in and out of town on short vacation stints. The travel will come to a halt as I roll back into my role as a single mother with a husband away on an assignment for a couple of months. This also proves to be challenging because I have no back-up to let me have a little bit of design time. My short stack loves to play baseball in the front yard and with Daddy gone I am on my own being the entertainment committee! :-)))  

Why am I babbling all this, to explain why it's been hard for me to post and stop by to visit your lovely works of art this summer. I do appreciate each and every one of you and I hope you continue to stick around till things roll back into normalcy in a few months.

Having said all that, I snagged some crafty time during nap yesterday. I needed to do house chores, but I think for my sanity I needed to craft something! 

So here is a share for today. 
I totally dug into my stash of scraps! Yay! I love that!  All papers are from Cupcake Cards & Crafts. Even though these papers are from previous makes, I love that I have these on file to print out whenever I need. If you love that too, please head over to Cupcake Cards & Crafts and check out what can be delivered right to your inbox to download. 
For my focal point, I made a ribbon loop focal embellishment dressing up with buttons.  A ribbon flower was created to add to the center of my doily. 
I finished my card by stamping a lovely sentiment from Hero Arts - All Occasion Messages.

I found inspiration for my card at The Ribbon Reel - Button It! A Blog Named Hero - Freestyle, Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge. - Scraps

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate each of you so much!
~Tammy~

29 comments:

Stella said...

Your ribbon/loop/flower is just brilliant. Bright colors; your card me smile. Love the addition of buttons in different colors!
XX

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love that ribbon- so pretty

Pam W. said...

Your "scrappy" card is fabulous! I love all the texture. Great job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love the ribbon flower with the buttons!!! I hope that all goes well while Hubby is gone!

Annette said...

oh my I love this...love how you used the ribbon and the buttons...fabulous creation... It has been slow in blog land...everyone is getting the kids ready for school...

Debbie said...

Just beautiful! Love the flower and all the great colors!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I hear you on the lack of crafty time (though for other reasons)...and it's challenging to keep up and 'do it all'. Being a mom to your little guy comes first, so we'll be here when you get time to sneak in a card!

Love this big, festive bow 'flower'!

Paulette M said...

Tammy, We salute you as well as hubby because you hold down the fort in his absence! Wishing him Godspeed and playtime for you, too!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, how adorable, Tammy! I just LOVE that flower! Fabulous use of your scraps and brilliant use of trims to make the petals. Good for you for carving out some crafty time. And enjoy the last bit of summer with your family. We'll still be here when things get back to a regular routine. :)

Kara Lynne said...

Tammy, what a fun ribbon and button detail! Glad you found some time craft. I loved nap time for that very reason! You are at a very intense season in your life.

VanessaB said...

WOW! that is fabulous!!! :)

onecraftymama said...

Having to do EVERYTHING is a hard job, hon. Don't feel guilty for not making the rounds with comments - we'll stick with you! And school is coming. Soon. Not that I'm counting or anything :)
I love this sweet fluffy frilly card - and yippee for using up scraps!

Marlena M. said...

I remember the life very well~I pray it will be a smooth transition. Delightful ribbon creation Tammy! ;) Blessings~

Lisa said...

This is so creative and gorgeous, Tammy!! Love, love the ribbon flower!! What a beautiful card!! I hope you have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the way you used that ribbon:) So clever Tammy!!
Have a great wknd!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

beautiful! love your use of buttons!

Lisa Carroll said...

This is gorgeous, Tammy! Absolutely LOVE your ribbon and button treatment! Thank you for playing along with the Freestyle challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. :)

Amanda said...

So gorgeous, love the ribbon flower too. Hugs, amanda x

Theresa said...

What a fun and very festive card!! Love the colors.

Martha H. said...

Oh, yes, I remember when my girls were little! I sometimes do miss it, though. Enjoy your little angel... Love your card, Tammy!

Keilly said...

Beautiful card Tammy, love your ribbon / button flower. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

Di said...

Wow, this is really stunning Tammy - love, love the ribbon flower - so clever. Di xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Those ribbon loops are dazzling Tammy! Love how you added the colorful buttons too!

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous Tammy, I love the clever use of ribbons and buttons!
I know what you mean about lack of crafty time! Our children are off school now, we are currently on vacation and I'm very behind on my commenting! Love summer, but I also like my routine!
Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel, I love seeing your creations here every fortnight.

Julie E said...

What fun with the loops!!!
I am with you on the lack of time :>) It is just that time of year when the sun beckons us!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the ribbon, Tammy! FAB use of scraps!
PS We will ALL stick around and truly DO understand your summer is crazy!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a stunning creation Tammy. Super x

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is gorgeous!! I love your creative use of ribbon! How clever - and with such a lovely effect!
Tammy, I love your visits by my blog but of all people, I know incredibly well how difficult it is to get to all the blogs we'd like to visit. Please don't ever feel that your priorities need to take a back seat to blogging. You've got life on your plate and you are making the best decisions. Stick to your guns and I'll look forward to your comments whenever you get a chance. And please understand the same from me too! xox

Valerie said...

I LOVE this card! Absolutely darling with the ribbon and buttons.