Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Tags 2013 Day 7 - Simon says... Let it Snow!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Thanks for visiting I hope you are enjoying my collection of Christmas tags. 

 This is one of my favorites and it was so EASY!
I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and used clear embossing powder. Then using a Tim Holtz ink distressing tool I applied the ink.  First I applied Distress Ink Weathered Wood but it just wasn't exactly what I was wanting so I applied Faded Jeans over it and voila! Perfect color.  I wiped the embossed snowflakes to clear off the excess ink and then sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Marshmello).  I dyed the seam binding with the Faded Jeans ink and Glimmer Mist, dried it with my heat tool and that was it!  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and the snowflake is a wood mounted stamp from Inkadinkado.

I will be entering this tag in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let it Snow!

Thanks again for visiting and sharing your delightful comments!

Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-23


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wise Men still seek Him - Christmas Tags Day 6

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Day 6 of Christmas Tags!

Here is a one layer tag that I embossed with clear embossing powder and Versamark Ink.  The stamp image and sentiment  is from Taylored Expressions.  I dyed the seam binding to coordinate with the tag.  The inks I've used are: Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo.  I've added Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist (Marshmallow) you can see some of the "splatter spots" from the Mist.  
Helpful Hint:  
To eliminate those spots I take my tag outdoors and spray the mist in the air and then wave my tag through the mist.  I do this a few times to get good coverage.  If you don't mind the larger drops just spray the mist and let it fall on the tag.

I will be entering this tag in two challenges:
Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes #110   )

Thanks for visiting!  Have a fantastic week! 

He who follows righteousness and mercy, finds life, righteousness and honor.  Proverbs 21:21


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Tags 2013 - Day 6

Hello Delightful friends and family!
15 days before Christmas, can you believe it?  And thank you again for visiting and checking out the tags I've made.  They all have new homes now which makes me very happy!

The tag on the left was very quick, the silhouette I cut from designer paper (Fancy Pants Designs - Blissful Blizzard 6x6 paper pad .  For the background I used the  Evergreen Stamp from SU! I've added light modeling paste to the trees and under the sled for texture and the effects of snow.
 The Sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
Tag on Right:  The background colors are Distress Paint, Chipped Sapphire and Distress Stain, Weathered Wood.  I've used the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder.  The mason jar and topper is from Taylored Expressions (Love Bug stamp and die set)  The designer paper is Echo Park Winter Wishes (6x6 paper pad). I've added a burlap bow and button. The "Love" stamp is from Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love)

Sorry the photos aren't the greatest, I had to use a flash and it picked up the glimmer a little too much.
Tag on the left has lots of texture created by the inks, stains and paint.  I've used a snowflake stamp (Greeting Farms - Keep Cozy) the snowflakes in the jar are from a punch and I've embellished them with Stickles and Glossy Accents. I've also used the Chevron Die (Taylored Expressions) and add a decorative strip at the bottom of the tag

Tag on the right:  The stencil is Holly Bough (Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Stampers Anonymous)
I stamped the word "Joy" and added Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Liquid Pearls to accent.
These last two tags were a lot prettier in person.  I'm not happy how they photographed.

Well, I think I have a couple more days to post my 2013 tags and that will be it for this series.  Hope you come back tomorrow and visit!

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.  Psalm 84:11


Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Tags Day 5

Hello Delightful Friends and Family! '
 If you are returning for Day 5 of my Christmas tags, 

Here are some more of my favorite tags.
I've entered them in the Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Tag-Stavaganza
Totally PaperCrafts Challenge Blog #196 (Anything Christmassy but not a card)

 Aren't these cute?!
All the trees are from Taylored Expressions (Woodland Winter set and matching dies)
Left tag sentiment is from Lawn Fawn (Peace, Joy, Love set)  I've added Liquid Pearls to embellish.
Right tag: sentiment stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs and the Stitch lines are from the Lawn Fawn set; the Holly is from the Taylored Expressions set mentioned above.

Sentiments are stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs (Luke 2:11 and Christmas Verses)
EK Success Corner rounder on left tag; Oval scallop is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. The Holly berry stamp is that notorious unknown stamp set.

 Close up of the details
Tag on the left:  background was first made with the Distress ink pads & stains, Dylusions ink sprays, a mini mister filled with water and a craft sheet, dried with a heat gun and then embossed with a Sizzix (Alterations) Holly folder; the seam binding was dyed using the matching inks from the background colors and then I pleated it (here is a TUTORIAL for the pleated ribbon) and adhered it to the designer paper (Carta Bella - "Merry Notes" So this is Christmas Collection) Added a bow and a button (Queen & Co) to finish it off.
Tag on the right: background laid down first, then stenciled (Alterations Harlequin design) over the background.  Then the layers begin with the Carta Bella Paper, Holly leaves stamped and fussy cut, spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  Buttons (Queen and Co.) added for the berries.

Thanks again for visiting and hope you might glean a little crafty inspiration!

Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous;
 And shout for joy,
 all you upright in heart!  Psalm 32:11 


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Tags - Day 4

Hello Delightful friends and family!

It's day 4 and four more tags to share.

Here are a few of the details:
I've added designer paper to the lower half of the first tag.  The mirrored stars are from the Tim Holtz
Idea-ology Collection; Christmas Blessing (Taylored Expression); I've stenciled stars at the top and added tiny rhinestones to embellish.

Here is a close up so that you can see the texture in the mason jar.  I've used modeling paste for snow. The stamp and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  The jar and topper is the die and stamp set I've been using and the chevron die they are all  from Taylored Expressions. The snowflakes on the burlap are from my stash.

 Here are two more tags, the
tree stamp is from Stamping Up! I've added just a little of the modeling paste for snowy texture on the tree.  The Joy stamp is from that earlier collection that I've been using and that I'm not sure of the manufacturer. 2nd tag sentiment is from Taylored Expressions; WR Memory Keeps Washi Tape and Liquid Pearls to embellish. Holly & Ivy Stencil (Tim Holtz line) was used for the background. 

 Hope you're enjoying these tags!  There are more to come in the next few days.
I will be entering these tags in the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge Tag - Stravaganza and the Totally PaperCrafts Challenge Blog (#196 Anything Christmassy but a card)

Thanks for visiting!

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

PS The luncheon was great! There were 28 of us and everyone loved their tags!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Tags - Day 3 (Totally PaperCrafts Challenge 96)

Hello Delightful friends and family!  We woke up to a very light dusting of snow this morning!  Very unusual for us being very close to sea level and it will be gone in a couple of hours but it sure looks pretty.

Day 3 of my Christmas tags!  These are a couple of favorites, I love all the texture, the different backgrounds using a stencil (Holly & Ivy - Tim Holtz) on the first and a stamp (Greeting Farms) on the second one.  Same inks and glimmer sprays and techniques as days 1 and 2). I've added a few new inks (Distress inks:  Bundled Sage and Weathered Wood and Tsukineo Brilliance Moonlight White in the Dew Drop line and Distress Paint Chipped Sapphire)

The "Believe" and fussy cut Holly is from a stamp set that I've had for awhile and I do not know the company.  The sentiment comes from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I've die cut the flag using MFT die-namics Fishtail Banner Stax. And I've scattered a little bit of Liquid Pearls throughout.  
The second tag sentiment is from Inkadinkado and is wood mounted.  The snowflake is a punch that I've inked up with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap and then added Glossy Accents. The jar is a stamp and die set from Taylored Expressions. I've added a little bit of burlap for texture and the Designer Paper is WR Memory Keepers Winter Frost.

I'm entering these in Totally Papercrafts (anything Christmassy except for cards) Challenge #96

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for Day 4 of my Christmas tags.  Heading to the Ladies Christmas Party Luncheon shortly, I hope they like the tags!

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1


Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Tags Day 2

Hello Delight friends and family!  Has this week flown by or what?!!
Just a quick post to share 3 more tags I've made for the Ladies Ministry Christmas Party. I try to make a little something for those that attend as a thank you for their continued prayer support for our church.
I am so grateful for their prayer support!!  It's not always easy being a pastor's wife but they sure make it a joy when I know they are praying for me!

I've entered this tag in the Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Tag-Stravaganza 

This stamp set is from Our Daily Bread Designs (Luke 2:11).  I stamped the poinsettia twice and popped it up after coloring it with Copics, then added Glossy Accents to the center of the flower.  Distress Inks Fired Brick and Vintage Photo were used around the tag, Memento Ink Northern Pine was used to stamp the Scripture verse.  The tag was also spritzed with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to add a bit of shimmer but the photo doesn't show it, it really is a pretty finish to the simple tag.

The first tag with the large holly berries was stamped with Memento Northern Pine and Liquid Pearls were added to the little berries on the Merry Christmas (I've torn the edges and then distressed them with ink).  Sorry, can't remember the stamp set but it is a coordinating set.  The large berries were stamped with Distress Ink - Fired Brick, then Glossy Accents was added for dimension.  The second tag was covered with Designer Paper (from my Christmas stash) and the Jar and Topper is a stamp and Die set from Taylored Expressions, I paper pieced the mini tag and hand wrote "To" and "From".  The pleated ribbon is a technique I used and then I made a bow using my Bow Easy and positioned it on a button.  There are a few layers under the ribbon but  the pic just doesn't show the details very well.  The Holly Berries stamp in the jar are also from Taylored Expressions, the Merry Christmas stamp is a wood mounted stamp I've had for a few years. Both tags were embellished with Liquid Pearls.   (In my first Christmas Tag post, I shared the inks and stains I've used for the backgrounds of most of the tags and the ribbon at the top of each tag is seam binding that I've dyed)

That's it for me!  Thanks for visiting.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory.  No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.  
Psalm 84:11


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Tags 2013

Hello Delightful Friends and Family

I shared yesterday that I made 30 tags for our Ladies Ministry's Christmas Luncheon and I thought I would share my favorites over the next few days as time allows.   So, here are two different tags  featuring a tree.  One is a special fold called Falala tree fold and I saw it on Pinterest and you can find it on my Christmas Board.  The second tree is a die from Taylored Expressions.  Both sentiments are Lawn Fawn stamps from the Peace, Joy, Love set.  

I've dyed all the ribbon with either Distress Stains and Distress Inks, Perfect Pearl Sprays and Dylusions Ink Spray those inks were also used for the background colors on each tag.  Other ingredients: Memento Rich Cocoa and Northern Pine Inks; Tiny Twinkles (rhinestones), Stickles; The Craft Tags are #8 size manila tags from Ranger (6.25"x 3.25") 

Thanks for visiting!!  Have an excellent day.

I have a wonderful verse to share:

Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation.  Psalm 68:19

What a blessing to know that the Lord daily bears our burdens!  
He is ever faithful.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Many Thanks - WAW 109

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Here's a card of thanks I made to add to my sister's gift set that I forgot to post.

I think it is perfect timing because I want to thank Karen and the Design Team at Word Art Wednesday for having me as their Guest Designer for the month of November!! Thanks again, ladies!! It was fun.

I just got finished making 30 tags for the Ladies Ministry Christmas Luncheon.  Each one is different and that was fun but kind of time consuming, but I'm done!! A week early!!
Can't wait to share them but I've got to get my favorites photographed first.

Thanks for visiting!!

You are my hiding place; You protect me from trouble. You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance. Psalm 32:7