Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Left-Overs & GM 30

My studio (aka dining room) was packed up for the holidays and safely stowed in The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs. Our new TH tissue wrap might have been in the deep dark recesses had the USPS not (as it turns out, luckily) routed my package north to NH rather than south to PA from the absolutely wonderful people at Absolutely Everything  (they are my favorite e-store and I swear Patti never sleeps). 

So when I saw this challenge at Studio L3 I started musing about what I might be able to try out on the fly.  While cleaning up pre-Christmas, I threw all the left over bits from TH 12 tags of Christmas into a baggy, to use (usually means throw out) later.  Strangley, I was able to put my hands on it right away (it was in the upper right hand box).  I used my new tissue wrap on a leftover inked tag and made the flower as per TH instructions on tag 12.  Then I glued on as many of the leftover bits as I could.  Although it looks a bit like the island of the misfit tags, it was fun whipping up something at the kitchen counter, and my dining room is still tidy.  Needs to stay that way for a little bit into the new year.  Hope I can hold out!

If you're making Tim tags - check out this challenge too at Simon Says Stamps:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 10

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 9

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 8

This tag was great fun!  I loved making all the bits

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 7

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 6 3/4

Friday, December 9, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 6 1/2

So this will be my entry for GM.  Click on my 12 Tags blinky to follow allong with Tim.  This was my tag 6.5.  I have 6 3/4 through 10 done, just not photographed and ready to go.  For some reason I kept going with this technique, having tons of fun with dabber and clear emboss or for the tag that I posted on Tim's site, I used UTEE.  I used metal tape from the hardware store and on this version, I used dauber in every color that I have with white on the roofs and stardust embossing.  The tag is cut from Tim's seasonal paper stash.  (I love my tag die!)  It's the blue reverse from a Christmas motive page.  I swiped it with snow cap dauber and stamped with silver ink.  Little tabs, from the same paper were used to attach  the houses and and I arched them out a bit.  The "donut' was silver dabbered and embossed.  I ran a silver sharpy around the edge and added silver ribbon.  There - done!  I love so many of the techniques that we've been doing on these tags, so it was hard to pick.  I know you're having just as much fun as I am!  Just one more to go......

Check out the fun too at Gingersnap creations.  I'm entering this in the starry nights challenge

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 6

See What it's all about

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 5

See What it's all about

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 4