25 Days of Christmas Tags

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I had SO much fun making these teeny tiny tags today, to play along with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tags over at Tracey McNeeley’s Blog right here: https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

Today’s tag was inspired by Christy, from Lawn Fawn, on Day 12. Christy created four tiny snowman tags, and they quite a cute quartet!

My little group of snow people are ready for colder weather, all dressed to face the elements! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Together we’ll create a blizzard!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello Everybody!

Today I am sharing a very special tag I created for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, sponsored by Tracey McNeeley, from In My Creative Opinion. You can get all the details and link up your holiday tags over on Tracey’s blog right here:  https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

This beautiful tag was created by Michele Ferguson, from Lil’inker Designs, on Day 6, and is my inspiration for today’s tag! I loved the dark circle center, the gold peace in the center, and the holiday berries and leaves. I brought those same elements into my tag too!

I really like how this tag turned out, and might make a few more for my holiday boxes and gifts! I also really like the inspiration artist, Michele Ferguson. I think I stumbled onto Michele’s blog one day, and loved how she spells her name–with one “L.” I noticed her work popping up on different blogs and soon I became a follower. She really inspires me as a paper artist too, with her CAS style and crispy white designs with pops of color.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello Everybody!

I am playing along with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, sponsored by Tracey McNeeley! You can find tons of great inspiration, and link up your holiday tags over at In My Creative Opinion, right here: https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

My inspiration for today’s tag came from Svitlana Shayevich, from Altenew, on Day 5! Svitlana created this pretty earth tone, pine branch tag that reminds me of my home state of Wisconsin! When I was about 10 or 11 years old, my parents bought this big piece of land a few miles out of town . It was a sad, bare field, with a few scrubby bushes and a big hole, where the previous owners started to build a house but never got further than the hole! That summer, my parents, a handful of their friends, and me, planted 1000 teeny tiny baby blue spruce and Norway pine trees, all across the five acres. Not all 1000 survived, but today, almost 40 years later, my Dad’s white house on the big hill is dwarfed by a thick pine forest, hundreds of trees and dozens of woodland creatures and birds.

I loved Svitlana’s woodsy browns and whites, and felt truly inspired! It always reminds me of the wonderful home I’ll always have for the holidays!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello Everybody!

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags is in full swing and I have another pretty tag to share with you today! You can get all the details, and link up your own holiday tag over at Tracey’s blog right here: https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

Today’s tag was inspired by Vicki Dutcher, from CAS-UAL Fridays, on Day 3. Take a look at Vicki’s beautiful tag!

I found a lot of inspiration in Vicki’s tag. I loved the way her alcohol inked background looks so shiny and metallic in the photo, but I thought if I cut the tag out of green foil, it wold look too dark. So I added shiny green foil on the bottom, to make my little dancing Christmas faerie stand out.

I love that shine! I used Poppystamps and Memory Box dies to create all the pretty design elements!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

October Party Cat

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Today I am sharing a bright and bold card with a Halloween Party vibe going on. I just imagine this cool cat hanging out with friends at an October party! The bespectacled kitty and bright color combination was inspired by the current challenge at The Heart Desires, Challenge #17!  You can get the details for The Heart Desires Challenge right here: http://theheartdesiresblog.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge

October is the BEST months for cats and kittens! The Cat Lovers Hop over at the Her Peaceful Garden Blog is giving us great ideas, inspiration, and giveaways all week long! You can get all the details and link up a kitty themed project right here: https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html

Here’s the fun part! Just leave a comment on this or on ANY of my posts during the Cat Lovers Blog Hop and you might be the lucky winner of my Kitty Pocket Letter, pictured below.

This kitty pocket letter is completely empty right now, because I want the recipient to receive a surprise! But I have to say, I filled it up with all its goodies and doodads and embellishments today, and it looks amazing! Every now and then, I like making and sending pocket letters and fill them up with whatever I want! Maybe I can encourage you to give one a try and not worry one bit about all the “rules” regarding these fun projects.

Today’s blog is brought to you by the kitty, Omar Kitty! His name is Omar, of course, but we always call him Omar Kitty! When I craft, I usually work on a number of projects at the same time, pulling out a big pile of dies and loading up the platform and cutting a number at a time, then arranging them in neat little piles for their cards. Whenever I do this, Omar Kitty decides he is going to help, and always does, plopping himself right on top of my tiny papers and tools and then I work around him. Did I tell you he likes to help me do the laundry too!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Tag You’re It Challenge #75

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Today I am playing along with the TYIC Challenge #75. Featured Artist Marcia Hill has created such a pretty scene to welcome in Autumn. If you hurry, you can still play along and link up your Autumn card over at the TYIC Blog right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/tag-youre-it-75.html

I brought out my copic markers and a few Paper Sweeties stamps to create an Autumn Blessings tag. I had created a card with a similar design for the Paper Sweeties Blog, and always thought it would look pretty on a tag. I added a few highlights with some glitter and glue, to remind me of the frosty mornings ahead for most of us!

This particular Autumn season has been difficult. My hubbie got downsized in August, and we have been busy setting up a lot of Google Hang Outs and traveling for interviews, mostly in Florida where we would like to relocate. We try to remain positive while the process takes so long to complete. Of course, it’s stressful, and full of worries about the future, our security, and how to get to where we want to be. I appreciate the thoughts and prayers, and especially the very sweet cards and notes that I have received from a few crafty friends. That’s one of the things that I am most grateful about this fall! Keep those fingers crossed, those prayers coming, and love in your heart!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Poppystamps Pumpkin Season

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with a colorful card for Autumn! You can take a look over at the Poppystamps Blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

While you’re there, check out our current Poppystamps Challenge for October, Masquerade! There’s so much going on, you won’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for joining me today!