In Stamping Mode

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tim Holtz's Twelve Tags of Christmas

So I just discovered Tim's blog through my daily blurfing and all I can say is, "WOW!" Back on the 1st, he began his Twelve Tags of Christmas and you can see all of his how-to's and tags on his blog here. I decided to go ahead and give it a try and I thought I could keep up every day, but I'm already behind! LOL! Oh well, I at least have Day 1 and Day 2 completed. :)

Here are the tags I came up with:


Each day, he provides a step by step write up (with pics) on how he creates his tags. Man oh man, he has some pretty awesome products!!!! I actually went out and purchased a couple so I could kind of mimic how he used them. For this one, I used his crackle accents all over the tag.

That little bit of crochet on the card is actually from some really old crochet pieces that my mother-in-law handed down to me. There is literally a TON of old crochet doilies, etc that she had! I am going to frame a couple and hang them up in my daughter's room, use some as decor, and maybe scrap with them too. :)


Now this tag is SUO except for those buttons and twine. I used the Seasons of Joy set and clear embossed the background and then sponged celery and olive ink all over the top. The rest is pretty self explanatory. :)

And finally, this is not part of the tags, but this is a tag/ornament I created from a little wooden stocking ornament. All I did was cover it with fabric and embellish. :)

This was just so fun and cute! I just love how it turned out as a fun little project to do on the side. :)

A couple weeks back, I got nominated for an award by SUCH a fantastic person and SU demo. I am sure that you have seen her...her cards are always amazing and she ALWAYS is selected as a winner for the Raspberry Suite Challenge AND I just saw her card featured on the Cards Magazine blog!!! She is none other than, Rosemarie from Rose's World!! Let me tell you, I was shocked she picked little old me for an award!

For this award, I'm supposed to answer this list of questions using one word.

1. Where is your cell phone? charger
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? excitable
4. Your father? supportive
5. Your favorite food? mexican
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? coke
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? Papercrafts
11. Your fear? illness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
13. Where were you last night? movie
14. Something that you aren't? bored
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? lottery
17. Where did you grow up? Ft. Worth
18. Last thing you did? tv
19. What are you wearing? flannel
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? none
22. Friends? dedicated
23. Your life? Happy
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing Someone? dad
26. Vehicle? minivan
27. Something your not wearing? earrings
28. Your favorite store? Anthropologie
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? minutes
31. Last time you cried? yesterday
32. Your best friend? Jeff
33. One place that I go to over and over? Archiver's
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Chuy's

Ok, now I need to nominate 5 others whose blogs are just over the top fabulous! Check out these AWESOME bloggers (in no particular order)

1. Donna Baker
2. Libby Hickson
3. Amy Tsuruta
4. Melissa Phillips
5. Valeria Sequeira

So not only did I get nominated for that award, but I just found out that Donna picked me for another award!!!! Holy cow! Pinch me, someone else likes me!! LOL!! Now you probably know Donna from her AMAZING creations for Taylored Expressions and Gina K. Designs. A rock star she is that Donna!

So now I need to list 7 random things about myself.

1. I love dancing to hip-hop music. It really is such a great workout!
2. I love going to the movies. I'll go see just about anything as long as I get some popcorn.
3. I only wear 2 wedding ring and my Aggie ring.
4. I love to play computer games. I'm kind of a nerd at heart. :P
5. I stay up waaaay too late at night. I rarely go to bed before 1 AM
6. I check the CNN website probably 5 times a day so I can be "current"
7. I cry at almost every episode of Grey's Anatomy...I LOVE that show!

Now I get to choose 7 others to receive this coveted award! :)
1. Rosemarie Diehl
2. Carolina Buchting
3. Makiko Jones
4. Jessica Witty
5. Lynn Put
6. Angie Tieman
7. Lisa Spangler

Don't feel obligated to pass it along ladies! :)

Sorry for the long post, but thanks for getting, "in stamping mode" anyway!!


Tosha Leyendekker said...

Melissa, your tags are gorgeous!! Love the vintage look of the first!! And the fun bold colors of the second. All the details are fabulous!! What a sweet little stocking too!! WOW!

~amy~ said...

good grief melissa...your tags are pieces of ART...wowza...excellent job my dear!!!

Thanks for the award:) Loved reading all your answers!

Toby and Valerie Durham said...

I love the touch of crochet! Beautiful job and congrats on your blog awards! You deserve them!

Valerie said...

Hi Melissa - saw your tags on the Cards blog - they are just gorgeous!

Donna Baker said...

YOU are the sweet, rock star!! thank you for the award! I love movie too - we need to go some time! oh and DH and I both usually cry during Grey's -lol

Donna Baker said...

those tags are amazing! they need to be framed for holiday artwork! wowza, woman!

Libby Hickson said...

Awww thanks Melissa, just saw that you tagged me! Coming from YOU that is a HUGE compliment!! Wow your tags are STUNNING - just like everything on your blog!!

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