January 02, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks!!!

When I first started my blog, a little over a year ago, I never imagined that it would become such a big part of my life or that I would make so many wonderful friends from all over the world!!! Well, I want to wish all my crafty friends, who have stopped by over the last year, a very happy, creative and prosperous 2009!! I would also like to say a very heartfelt thank you for all you kind and supportive comments that you have left me over the past year! I truly appreciate each and every one them!!!
I was disappointed that I didn't get a change to post this yesterday but I ended up in bed, for pretty much the whole day, with yet another migraine! I have had a rough few days with one migraine after another...it must be the low barometric pressure that is doing it to me,uugghh!

Well, I am feeling a little better today, (touch wood) so, I finally did a little stampin' and made this card!
I stamped Standing Fall Tilda on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured her with Copics and Twinkling H2Os. I cut the image out with my Label Two Nesties and inked around the edges with a Tim Hotlz ink applicator and Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. I stamped the stitching in Brushed Corduroy too with clear stamps by Kelly Panacci.
The 6x6 card base is made from Bazzill Basics White Swiss Dots cardstock and the patterned paper is BasicGrey Sultry. I have been dieing to team up this Tilda with the fab Creative Cafe Felt flower that I have had in my stash forever. I stitched around the edges of the pink felt flower with white embroidery floss and added the BG Button for the centre. The sentiment is made with a Melissa Frances and a Quickutz rub-on and applied to the QK 2x2 die. Finally, I added some Sugared fibres to finish it all off!

Here is a pic of the Christmas presents that I got from Chris and the kids! I just love all my crafting pressies and of course my, Tolberone, gotta have that in my stocking...it's a tradition (which is all gone already...yum-o! I think that is a tradition too,lol!!!)

Dana and I did a little boxing day shopping over the holidays and I got two more ScrapOnizers for 50% off at Stamping Bella. This time I wanted to organize my embellies...love it! I also, got a ribbon organizer too for only $10...now how can you beat that!!! I love Stamping Bella it is a tiny store but it is just chalked full of all the things I love!!!
Here is my Tote-Ally Cool tote stuffed full of all my tools and supplies! It is perfect!!! Now all the stuff that was strewn all over my table and taking up space , is neatly organized in one spot and I just give it a little spin to quickly find what I need!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card and all my new organizational goodies. Now that I have things organized, I just hope I can keep it this way, for a little while, anyways!!!!


sylvia said...

I am glad that you feel a little bit better!
what a lovely card you've made!!
best wishes or 2009!
big hug syl

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Tara, this is such a beuatiful and well co-ordinated card! I adore that felt stitched flower and all those fibres are fabulous. What a great card to start 2009! I'm glad you are feeling better. Wishing you and your family a very happy 2009.And I just want to say its been a pleasure getting to know you and thank you for all your kind comments you have left! So much appreciated.
Judy x

Chris said...

Hi Tara, Happy New Year and I'm sorry to read you've been suffering with migraine! Horrible things, I get them too sometimes so I know how you feel, glad you're a bit better today. Your card is stunning and the big felt flower is a stunner, love it all. You had some gorgeous Christmas pressies too, lovely and I loved the tour of your craft nook, it's lovely to see where bloggy friends work and that a lot of them are as messy as me tee hee!!!! Take care of yourself and all the best for 2009. Hugs, Chris

Ali Watson said...

Happy New year Tara sorry to hear you were poorly big hugs. this card is gorgeous, just love it. what fabulous goodies too, that tote looks fantastic.

Kristen said...

I hope you are feeling much better! Your card is so gorgeous and look at all those goodies you got. How fun! Happy blog-a-versary too.

Kim Costello said...

Gorgeous card and love the felt flower it's so pretty! Hope you are feeling better, Happy New Year, Kim :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Happy New Year Tara~!!Sorry to hear about your migraine, I sure hope it takes a hike so you feel better!! Fun goodies you got for Christmas, love the Mary Kay Pampering Hands Set...one of my favs!!

Gorgeous card, man you have a way with those Tildas, very pretty!!

Hugs, Kelly

Kim Piggott said...

Hi, so sorry you have been suffering hope you feel a bit better now. Your card is just so delicious I love it. That heart is super. Your pressies are just wonderful!
kim x

Tab said...

Hiya Tara! Happy New Year! Adore the card, that Tilda is one of my faves! Love the colours that you have used, and that big flower is just too divine, lov it!

Oooh you got some fabby crimbo gifts I see too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mandi said...

Absolutely FABULOUS card, well they all are! Happy New year xx

Kim said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better! I too suffer from migraines and know how unfun they are! Congrats on your year of blogging! I am amazed how many great friends (like you) I have met for the 8 months I have been blogging....and it truly is a huge part of my life now! I look forward to talking to you this new year!
I love your Tilda card! I am working on a card right now with the same Tilda! She is so adorable! Love the colors of your card!
Hugs~ Kim

Bev said...

Didn't you do well! Fabby pressies there hunny and I love those organiser things you got - wish we could get them here.

Love your card too, that flower is so yummy!!

hugs Bev x

Jilli said...

Such a gorgeous card. Tilda looks amazing ... your colouring is fab! Jillix


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