Friday, December 22, 2017

Five for Friday! A Sad Farewell

Tammy has decided to bring our creative team to a close.  She has made this team fun, and it was a pleasure and a joy to be part of it - it's been one of my best experiences, and I'm heart-broken that it's coming to an end.  I adore Tammy's designs, they all come from  her heart, and am in awe of my teammates talents; I loved seeing how each of the team interpreted Tammy's designs.  I am going to miss our official Friday posts, but I'll be using Tammy's products forever - they are that timeless!

I have 2 cards for our final Five for Friday today, both of them in the colors of the season.

TT Dec 22

supplies: cream, green, and Schoolhouse Red card stock, striped paper from Authentique Retro Christmas, Rejoice cling stamp, Zig markers to color, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, clear Wink of Stella pen, tiny gold pearls

This stamp could be used for many situations, but I chose to make a Christmas card this time - we certainly have so many things to rejoice for at this time of year!   I simply colored it in reds and greens, with a bit of yellow for the stars, and added a bit of twinkle with a Wink of Stella clear brush. The panel was then added to this seasonal stripe along with some punched lace.  The trio of roses on each side of the card was separately stamped, cut out, and lifted above the base, adding some little gold pearls.  This is a big stamp, so my card turned out to be 6" X 5 1/2".

My final card is for Tammy and uses one of my favorites of her designs - she and I share a love of hearts and flowers, so I thought this card would serve to let her know how fortunate I felt being a part of her journey......that tiny sentiment at the bottom says it all.  So charming!

Final Five for Friday

supplies: Bristol paper and a burgundy dot dp, Tammy's Thank You cling stamp, Zig markers to color, spun sugar distress ink to shade heart, buttons, Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle die

And this card serves to thank you for supporting our team during our time together......

I hope you'll visit Tammy's Blog to see what my teammates have made - prepare to be wowed!  And Tammy, I wish you all the very best - I know we'll be seeing lots of your designs going forward!


  1. love your "thank you" card, Lin - the little part of the sentiment on the side is so great!

  2. Both of your cards are gorgeous as always, Lin! You are so talented and I've loved seeing how you combine stamps and patterned paper for each and every project. You have such an eye for balance and design. I've enjoyed being with you on this team. This won't be the last time you hear from me because I'll still be admiring your talents and swooning over all your lovely cards. Merry Christmas and I wish all the best for you in 2018!

    Cathie ♥

  3. So beautiful! I can say without hesitation you have become one of my favorite card makers. You seem to give something special to everything you create. I’ve enjoyed being on this team with you so much. Looking forward to keeping up with you through social media, and admiring You’re gorgeous work!

  4. Two beauties, Lin, but especially love the thanks heart!!

  5. Oh, I love them both Lin! Every little detail on the first is just marvelous and that's such a pretty heart on the second!

  6. Lin, it has been such a privilege to be on this team with you. Your inspired use of Tammy's products has taught me so much. You are the master of clean and simple design, and I am truly in awe of your talents. I hope we can keep in touch and I still hope we can meet in real life someday. These cards, as always, are so perfectly composed and utterly gorgeous! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  7. I'm sad to see Tammy's team breaking up; I got so much inspiration from all of their ideas. I will always follow you though, Lin, as I love your style of CAS and all the little touches you add like the tiny buttons on the heart card and the MS lace punch on the first one. Both of these are just lovely!

  8. Gorgeous cards Lin - and I too love Tammy's stamps, so it must be hard for you not to be able to be part of her DT team
    Christmas blessings to you and yours

  9. Beautiful cards Lin! Sorry to hear about the DT! I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a wonderful merry holiday and a very blessed new year!


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