Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Retirement, Bar!

Someone very special to me is celebrating a very special day!  My BFF Barbara Anders (better known as "Bar") is retiring today from the daily grind!  I know how anxiously she's been waiting for this day, so I thought it'd be fun to help her celebrate!  I gathered up a few stamping friends to have a little Happy Retirement Blog Hop for her today, so be sure to check out the list of bloggers at the end of my post, and check out the celebratory cards for Bar today!

For my card, I thought the beautiful new Always Time for Tea stamp set and Die-Namics from My Favorite Things would make a beautiful retirement card!  I computer-generated the "Retirement suits you...." sentiment for the front of the card, and...


... I added this on the inside.  "To a" is computer-generated and "Tea" is from the stamp set, along with the teapot stamped at the bottom.


Please hop over and also check out the Happy Retirement cards from these friends...


CONGRATULATIONS on your retirement, Bar!  I know how much all your co-workers are going to miss you, but I also know how much you're going to enjoy this next phase of life!  Happy stamping, happy gardening, happy everything!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love you!  :)



9 comments:

Joan Ervin said...
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Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful retirement card, Tammy!!!! The papers and colors are so pretty and I love the adorable little teapot!!! This was such a fun idea...thanks for putting this together!! Bar is going to be thrilled!!!

Lisa H. said...

you are always so thoughtful! love this,Tammy.Bar is so lucky to have a dear friend like you. great card, inside and out!

Queen Mary said...

I love Barbara's work! I'm a subscriber to her blog! And now I can officially say I'm so stinkin' jealous! I'd love to retire! I'd craft all the time! Tammy, you are so thoughtful as always! Beautiful card!

ChristineCreations said...

So cute Tammy! And it's full of fun with the great papers ;)

So great of you to plan this for Bar! Thanks for including me!

Barbara said...

Well, aren't you just the best little secret keeper? And, Joan is right, I am THRILLED that you thought about and put together this party! And I love the card--I think you're right, retirement is going to suit me to a "Tea" :) Thank you my sweet, sweet friend--love you back!

Lynn Put said...

Tammy this is Tea-rrific (couldn't help myself lol)! Love the paper pieced tea set (I need this set now more than ever), your pretty floral papers and seam binding bow with stick pin! Lovely!

Broni said...

Great card, Tammy! Love how you combined so many elements from different companies (and your computer) to make the perfect retirement card for Barbara!!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so pretty Tammy! I know Barbara would love it!