Thursday, December 22, 2011

2 Tags

It's a blustery cold day here in the OC today. Digby is staying close to my side and Tia is hiding under the blankets on my bed, she hates wind. I thought I would stay inside and get a little stamping done.

Since it has been a very lean year for us, Al and I had decided not to exchange gifts this year. Then I found out I had a few points to redeem with my Amazon account. I had enough to get Al what he's been wanting (a heat resistant whisk) , a Marine Corps bumper sticker for Ben and even a book that had been in my wishlist for some time. The best part is that it will be delivered tomorrow, just in time to wrap. Unfortunately there is no tree to put them under but they will look nice on the mantel.

So since I have a couple more gifts I will need a couple of tags. And to get a jump start on my goal to enter more challenges in 2012 I'm entering these in the Play Date Cafe Challenge 112.

This first tag is for Al. I had the die cut tree already added to the patterned paper just waiting for inspiration.

The sentiments are from Lawn Fawn's Bows and Holly set. All the paper was found at Stamp Fever and I repurposed the ribbon. I'm also entering the tags in the Lawnscaping Challenge #24 Texture.

This tag will go on Ben's gift:

I used every stamp that was sitting on my work desk for this tag. The background has Hero Arts Envelope Pattern and Silent Night (a really old stamp). And then I used these Lawn Fawn sets: Critters in the Forest (tree); Bows and Holly (holly and berries); Ornate Ornaments (red ornaments on tree and stars in background) Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum (sentiment). The tree is paper pieced and popped up to give is some dimension and texture. After I stamped the ornaments I colored them with the Cadmium Red copic marker, then I inked the Envelope Pattern with Versamark and over-stamped to give them a bit of texture. I cut them out and added silver to the tops with a PITT Artist Pen by Faber-Castell. The white accents are done with a Sakura white gel pen.

That's all for today, I have some more ornaments to share tomorrow so I hope you will check back.


  1. Nancy, my friend, sending you warm hugs! Isn't it funny that it's chilly there in (sunny) CA and we've been having a warm spell here in OH? These tags are wonderful, the limes really brighten them up! LOVE those sweet little dotted hearts on the first one!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. We dispensed with gifts a few years ago, except for the Grands, and just being together has become my gift.....I really enjoy the Holiday now that I'm not scurrying around shopping for everyone (like we used to do).

  2. How adorable are your tags! They are fantastic! I love the second one. The colors, the ornaments on the tree! The red snowflakes in the background! This is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping this week!

  3. Beautiful tags! Perfect for your gifts! I love Kinsey Milhone Mysteries and am sure whoever is getting that will enjoy it! Merry Christmas and a very blessed and prosperous New Year!

  4. Fun tags, Nanc! Love the silver embossed tree with the sweet hearts, and those tiny ornaments on the tree are so cute!

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas - should be especially fun with little Uriah this year! Love and hugs to you, my friend! :)

  5. Gorgeous tags Nancy. Sending happy thoughts for a Happy Christmas to you and the family.

  6. Gorgeous tags Nancy. Sending happy thoughts for a Happy Christmas to you and the family.

  7. Ooh...your tags are SO PRETTY!! Such wonderful details and so much work! They're a little gift all by themselves! Very Special Christmas Blessings to you, my friend!...Nancy :o)

  8. These are the sweetest tags, and even more so knowing that they will go on gifts that are precious to you all. :)

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, and Merry Christmas to you!

  9. Nancy these are gorgeous!!! You've so inspired me, can't wait to get home and stamp! Hugs and Happy New Year!!!!!!!

  10. Such cute tags. I love how you've used the hearts for ornaments. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.


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