Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tag Tuesday-Postage

Tag Tuesday is my favorite weekly challenge because I just let my creativity take me where ever it wants. Louise always has a perfect challenge theme; this week it's Postage. Luckily I have been saving interesting postage stamps. My favorites are from Ukraine, arriving on letters from my friends Doug and Marina Landro. They are missionaries with International Teams. As I like to make tags that have a purpose, this one will serve to remind me to continue to pray for their family and ministry.
I was inspired by Nancy Taylor on the Hero Arts blog this week to use the mini clothes pin to affix the prayer reminder to the tag.

Here are a couple things using my new Hero Arts stamps........

This one uses the Little Butterfly Frame cling stamp along the Graph Background and the sun and sentiment from the clear set Kiss from the Sun.

I call this one "A Colorful Village", it uses the Hero Arts Design Block stamp: A Village. I stamped it with Hero Hues Chalk ink in Latte, then color it with Prismacolor Watercolor pencils. I'm working on some other designs with this stamp as I'm not too pleased with this initial effort.

On a final note, it's that time again for me.......
Every year without fail I get a Jury Summons. And the crazy thing is I always wind up on a jury....I guess I just have one of those faces. I'm not scheduled until August so I'll keep you posted.

Thought for the Day: I John 5:20-21 "And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and He is eternal life. Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts."
blessings,
nancy

23 comments:

  1. That tag is incredible, Nancy! What a great purpose it will serve, too. I have never received a jury summons. It's interesting that you are summoned every year. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. wow! I was so surprised to read "Ukraine" in the hero arts flickr pool! your tag is gorgeous, love the color blend!
    p.s. a huge hello from Ukraine :)

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  3. beautiful tag!! love the little clothespin!!

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  4. beautiful tag!! love that mini clothespin and the colors! wonderful cards made using your new stamps, too! i really like the A Village stamp! thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Colorful, and a nice prompting for praying!

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  6. Nancy, your tag is so gorgeous. I love that you are using the missionaries' stamps. And the mini clothespin is a great addition. Such beautiful background colors. Lucky people on trial to have you in the jury.

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  7. What a colorful post Nancy, from your tag and stamps to your samples for Hero Arts. All such a joy to see!
    Oh my gosh your called every year? Well I hope you don't have to serve this time, It sounds like you need a break.

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  8. So many gorgeous cards! Love them! This jury thing is something I only know from TV. We don't have this in Germany. I can't imagine doing this!

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  9. love your colorful tag--great use of the mini clothespin! I love your village scene! Such great colors against kraft. Good luck if you do or don't get chosen for jury duty...

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  10. Gorgeous tag, Nancy! Love all the creativity coming from getting your new stamps! Can't wait to see more!

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  11. Nancy, great tag... love it.

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  12. Such a fantastic tag. Wonderful background and postage stamps.

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  13. This is such a creative idea to make a tag from your friendship with this family you pray for - such a beautiful background for the stamps!

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  14. Wonderful - I love it and the thought behind it - Jacqueline xx.

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  15. What a fabulous, meaningful tag!! I love all the little details you've put in, and the colors are gorgeous.

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  16. What an inspiring tag in so many ways.

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  17. What a cheerful tag, Those bright colors bring a smile to my face, I love the little prayer reminder pin to it also.. The "A Colorful Village, Looks like it would have been fun to color... I just love coloring, I think its thearapy for me! :)

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  18. What a nice idea to use your tag as a prayer card. The stamps are beautiful to begin with but you have enhanced them perfectly.

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  19. Now there is some postage! Love the vibrant colors in your tag!!

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  20. Nancy, being Ukrainian myself, you know I'm going to love this tag. What pretty postage stamps with the colorful flowers. Totally love your prayer reminder, too.

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  21. What a delicious background you made for your tag! And I love the postage & embellishments.

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  22. Love your tag. So pretty! I too like the challenge for the exact same reason. Very fun use of the village stamp.

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