Saturday, November 17, 2007

MoreTags From Swap

I just wanted to show you some more tags from the swap before taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. These came from stampintara. Didn't she make some cute things?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Beautiful Tags

Ladies, I just wanted to show you some of the Christmas tags that I received from the tag swap over at Splitcoast. The top row were made by Laurabelle and the bottom row by Jillgunter. Aren't these great. The green and pink tag reminds me of a ceramic mold that I have for Christmas ornaments. Is it a tag or is it an ornament. It could be both. I'll post some photos of the other tags soon. Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Christmas Tags

It was a Whirlwind week last week and now I hope to catch my breath. Everything is going to be okay with my Dad. Thanks for asking. We signed a contract to buy a Victorian home so we will be busy making general repairs, adding a bathroom or two, adding more to the electrical system and renovating the exterior to make this home a painted lady once again. Whew are we going to be busy and so will our contractor.

Remember this snowman tag? He needed something else but I didn't know what to do with him. I added more color to his hat and scarf with watercolor pencils. Vellum was added and snowflakes were stamped with watermark ink so that heat and stick powder would adhere dazzling diamonds glitter. I also used silver ink on the brilliant blue layer with stamped snowflakes. Such an improvement don't you think? I sent these in for the tag swap along with some tags with a vintage look.

Here I used handsome hunter as the base layer and created a border with a gold gel pen. Next came a layer of plaid Christmas 12x12 paper. The top layer is bravo burgundy which has been embossed with gold embossing powder using the Keep Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up! I finished it all off with a tab using the round tab punch and bright shiny gold card stock and a gold eyelet. The Holly was stamped on always artichoke and highlighted with a gold gel pen.

I hope you stop by and let me know what you think! Happy stamping!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Life Happened

I had anticipated posting more last week but life happened. My Dad was unexpectedly hospitalized for a few days. We are waiting for some test results but think that things are okay now.

We are still house hunting so time has been a bit limited. There are just too many things to do and not enough hours in the day. I have been wanting to get into the stamp room this week but it just hasn't happened.

I just read Jen's post on her blog. Guess what! She has added part 3 to her Bloga and it's worth the read. Pop over there right now and LOL!


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