March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Tammy!

Wow, today is a special day! It's the super awesome Tammy Hershberger's birthday and a few of us got together to celebrate with a big ol' birthday blog hop for her!!!! A few week's ago Bar sent me a message about her brilliant hop idea and I'm so happy to be able to participate and celebrate Tammy's day.

Let me just tell you how fortunate I have been to become friends with Tammy. Way back in 2008, I joined SCS for the first time. Tammy's Anniversary Birds card (HERE) was one of the first of hers I ever saw. It inspired me to be a better stamper and I quickly became a gallery stalker. Over the years we've chatted back a forth a bit and became friends.

Tammy is the number one reason I've had so many wonderful stamping opportunities; The Color Throwdown Challenge, Chicken Girl Design Team, Flourishes Guest Designer. It was all made possible because of Tammy. I would not have had these opportunities without this lovely lady looking out for me and for providing her constant support and today is the day to tell her how much I appreciate her friendship!!!

Now that I've had my little heartfelt moment, let's get to the fun!!!! If you happen to get lost along the way, you can head back to the amazing Barbara Anders' blog. She has the entire blog hop list for today.

Here is the card I designed especially with Tammy in mind...

I had a little helpful inspiration from My Favorite Things: both the MFTGUESTDT0311 to add *die-mension* to your design and the MFTWSC8 sketch inspired me. I tried to add as much dimension as I could possibly think of. Even her little head is popped up! I used a couple of MFT products and then tried to incorporate similar products MFT sells, like the button dies and the frame dies, wherever I could in keeping with the sketch and trying not to over do it. Here are a couple of other detail shots as well as the inside....

I hope Tammy likes it! It's on its way to her door as we speak! Want to see some more fun creations? Hop on over to Lynda Benden's blog and check out what she made for Tammy's surprise hop!

Tammy my friend, have a wonderful and fun day!!! And a special thanks to Barbara Anders to organizing this special celebration!

Thank you to everyone for hopping on by today!
Stamps: Pure Innocence(My Favorite Things), Sentiment Flags(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: kraft(PTI), Baja Breeze(SU!), Togetherness Mini Deck(Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Copic markers, Versamark, Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories(brace yourself): small scallop border die(MFT), Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), Ocean Tides felt, Fillable Frames #4 die, Pure Poppy button(PTI), Cricut machine with George cartridge, sewing machine, hemp twine, three hearts punch, polkadots texture plate, black embossing powder, embossing buddy(SU!), Sizzix button dies, ribbon(American Crafts),


  1. Tammy will LOVE it! And so do I!! So precious, Laura and you've rocked the sketch! And I just LOVE what you did on the inside! Inspired, I tell ya!

  2. This is so stinkin' cute! I love all the dimension and your stitching...and the finished inside is awesome! Love this!

  3. OK, my first comment disappeared!

    Bar contacted you week ago? You told me TWO DAYS ago you forgot it was my birthday, you SNEAK!

    Girlfriend, this is awesome! I already told you that from seeing it on SCS the other day but NOW it's even MORE awesome!!! I LOVE it, and you winning Guest Designer with this card tonight would be the icing on my birthday cake!!! I'm rootin' for you!!!


  4. Amazing card, Laura! So much gorgeous detail!

  5. OMGosh....what an AMAZING card!! I LOVE it!!

  6. This is fabulous and so super cute, Laura! Wonderful inside and out!

  7. Oh so cute, Laura! I love the colors and pretty elements, especially the paper piecing! What a wonderful card to celebrate Tammy's birthday!!!


  8. Laura, this is super duper cute!! I love the mix of those DPs! Fantastic detail and design!

  9. Awwh, Laura :] Your story is so sweet about how you became acquainted with Tammy and how she inspires you! Love that you shared ♥ As you know (from my SCS comment:]) I LOVE your card!! Layout, colors, your sweet PI gal, and that gorgeous stitching!! Just beautiful, my friend.

  10. Love this, Laura! It would have been my pick for the contest winner--not that my opinion counts for anything, but I figured I'd tell you anyway--LOL!


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