Friday, December 31, 2010

One Little Word Courage

 Today is December 31,2010. The close of this year.  My word for 2010 was COURAGE.
It has been a long year filled with a lot of times when courage was needed to keep on keepin' on.  So many people have faced difficulties with our economic future bleak.  A division has spread across our land has made me very sad.  It takes courage to stand your ground and remember Americans are a proud people. We are compassionate people and my Courage pages  are an example of that.

So as I move into 2011, I have chosen a new word.  Here are my last two pages for 2010.


As you can see my one little word for 2011 is HOPE.
Both pages were made with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio which is copyrighted material.
Wishing you all a Happy, Hopeful, Prosperous New Year!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As we enter the traditional 12 days of Christmas I will not subject you to 12 more days of tags! This is the end product for right now. I took the tags to work and put them on an artificial tree that I normally decorate with paper snowflakes each year.


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 12

This is it the last tag in the series of twelve. I so enjoyed making these. They were all inspired by Tim Holtz.   I am looking forward to tonight, I always love Christmas Eve service. We are attending church at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Indialantic tonight and look forward celebrating the birth of Jesus.

May you be blessed with peace, joy, hope and love this season. May our troops all come home and those who are struggling to make ends met be supplied with all their needs met!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 11


You can visit Tim Holtz day 11
to see his version. This tag uses the vintage colors again. I am not sure which are my favorite, I guess I like both the bright greens and the dark greens.

May you be blessed with hope, joy, peace and love at Christmas and through out the year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 10

Day 10 is a frosty snowman.  The weather here in Florida this last couple weeks has been frosty.  When I go out and have to scrap frost off the car I am not a happy Floridian but at least it will not last long and we will get back to our warm sunny weather.  




Visit Tim Holtz's site to see his tag that was my inspiration to do this series of tags.

Tim Holtz day 10


May you be blessed with hope, joy, peace and love this season,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 9


Tim Holtz day 9


Day 9 made a rosette cut a 12 inch strip and then scor it at 1/4 ers and fold up and down until complete.  Take the top and squeeze together and then lay it down on the table and spread it out.  It fights you at first but once you get the hang if it is is easy.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 8


This tag looks nothing like Tim's tag but I used the masking technique to complete the tag.  The mask are from Tim's stamping line and show up in the background. 

Check out
Tim Holtz day 8



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 7

Poinsettia is a repeat but it was day 7 so I am featuring it again. 
You can view Tim's version here...Tim Holtz's day 7



May you be blessed with hope, joy, peace and love this season.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 6

This tag was fun.  I carved a tall trees stamp to use on this one.   
Tim Holtz Christmas tags
The technique was texture fades and is explained on Tim's blog.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 5

Here we go for  Tim Holtz Tag Day 5  This tag used metal numbers as the technique.   I did not have any metal numbers so I used buttons and added some scrapbook numbers to make my 25.  The stamps are Stampin' Up! 
The Silent night tag came from Close to My Heart. The Santa is from K& Company.  Paper words from an old dictionary.

I am so loving making these tags.  It has my heart singing.

May you be blessed with hope, joy, peace and love this season.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 4

Today's tag featured facets here is Tim Holtz's Day 4 facets  sample. 

I used some plastic tags I had to make my facet.  This card has a lot of bling and I like the softer colors and using pink for Christmas. 

May your Christmas season be filled with hope, peace, joy and love,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 3

Today's tag used tissue tape to make a cute flower at the bottom.  I did not have any tissue tape so I took ribbon and gathered it with a needle and thread to make something that looked similar.  

Here is Tim Holtz's  tag for Day 3 and here is my take on that tag.  This is another wake you up color combo but this will be the last grinch green tag in the collection.  The branch I drew by hand and the punch is Martha Stewart peace dove.  Stamps Close to My Heart background and Dec 25th. 

 May you be blessed with hope, peace, joy and love this season!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tag Day 2

Today's tag used a technique to make your own stamp pad using reinkers. You can view her to see Tim Holtz's tag.  I did not have Tim's ink but used Rangers Adirondack inks terra cotta, buttercup, and poppy red I believe the colors were. I stamped the background of the tag using this technique.

Here is my take. I found the pine cone Sunday night at a church youth dinner we attended.  They had these sinful cup cakes that had these cute decorations.  BYTW, the Youth group did a fantastic job of celebrating what the season is all about by making their dinner about others.  They had a worship service following the dinner and raised money for Malaria nets.

Sorry I got off track but just needed to share what the youth are doing to make the season bright for others!
 May you be blessed with hope, joy, peace and love this season and may His light shine bright in your lives.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tag #3

This is my tag for today.  This one is based on Tim Holtz's tag #1.  I has a distressed house.  I used CTMH card stock which has a white core base and made my house and used liquid applicate to make the snow.


May your Christmas season be filled with hope, peace, joy and love,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Play Date Cafe # 59

I am at it again.  These colors are neat and I have been working today on tags to go with Tim Holtz's Christmas Tags.  I came up with this fun poinsettia tag and decided to enter it under Play Date Cafe.



Here is my entry ......  the background on the tag is actually purple but my camera made it look really darker than it is.  

My Take on Tim Holtz Tag 11

Tim Holtz does a series of tags for Christmas each year. I have always loved them but never attempted to do anything because I do not have a lot of his brand of items. But I decided to attempt one today.



Visit Tim's site to see all the different tags he has for this year.