Pretty in Pink

 

Hello Everyone,

There is a little bit of time left to play along with this week’s Tag You’re It Challenge #69. Featured artist Joyce Mehrberg created this adorable inspiration tag that featured a little pink kitty! Of course, I had to play along, and I am so glad I had a little bit of time to make my own version with a pink kitty! You can get all the details and play along over at Tag You’re It right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/04/tag-youre-it-69.html

Instead of using a large focal point of a big pom pom or a pretty bow, I used a tiny pink pom pom instead. I like the idea that alone, we may be just one, a small inspiration, a tiny ripple. But together, those tiny ripples create big waves of resistance, change, of accepting what is right. It’s easier when we come together, to resist and reject dishonorable people and ideas, and to make the world a better place.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Tag You’re It Challenge #61

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with tag You’re It Challenge #61! I love the look of Loll’s tag. It reminds me of the northern lights. When I photographed this picture, it was later in the afternoon. I usually photograph my projects around 11:00am, before the afternoon sun makes the office too hot. So I hadn’t even noticed until I was cropping the picture to put on my blog, that the sun had left these long, bright streaks across the tag! I probably should reshoot it, but I love how it looks! You can get all the details and link up your creation right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/11/tag-youre-it-61.html

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I love the shades of green, but I also really liked the snow covered branches. So I tried something new and added white texture paste to the branches and the ground to look like snow. I love the way it feels!

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It started out as a great idea, but then turned into a big gooey mess. But it’s fun and artsy so I’m going to keep it and use it on a gift this year too! Be merry!

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Live your life in color!

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Tag You’re It #47

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Bonjour Everyone!

It’s time for another Tag You’re It Challenge! This week’s tag is from Jeanne Jachna, and I loved the color palette she used! It reminds me of France. So, I created a tag with my own version of two little French bees, madly in love of course! You can still play along right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/tag-youre-it-47.html

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Tres belle!

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Live your life in color!

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Tag You’re It Challenge #45

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Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a tag I created for Tag You’re It Challenge #45! I made this easy breezy dragonfly tag with some shiny red and yellow vellum. I usually make tags without sentiments, but this one from STAMPlorations seemed the perfect fit! You can play along and enter your tag at Tag You’re It right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/04/tag-youre-it-challenge-45.html

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Carol’s tag inspiration is just so bright and cheerful! I wanted to capture some of that bright, warm color and make someone feel cheerful too! Dragonflys have always been a symbol of change, so I say, welcome to new things!

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Live your life in color!

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Tag You’re It Challenge #42

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Hello everyone! Today I am honored to be a guest designer for Tag You’re It Challenge #42! I love today’s challenge inspiration from Marybeth Lopez! You can find more inspiration from the talented tag You’re It Design Team and link up your tag right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/

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I wanted to capture that bright and cheerful pink color palette in my floral inspired Easter tag. I used a combination of some of my favorite dies, and used watercolors to paint the background. I used a burnisher to make the flowers more of a bowl shape, and a tiny foam pop dot for the bunny.

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I also added a little bit of glitter glue on the stamens for a different look. I haven’t decided which version I like better!

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We can’t wait to see how you’ll be inspired with TYIC #42!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

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Tag You’re It #40

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It’s time for a Tag You’re It Challenge! This week, Jen Michel has given us all a colorful heart for our inspiration. You can get all the details and play along right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/02/tag-youre-it-40.html

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I created a bold tag with some bold love! These elements came together in a unusual way, and I love the result! I started out with something completely different in mind, then just started playing with other dies and then it clicked! It’s like a big “people’s love,” or a power to the people tag! Perfect for love!

As a created this tag, I thought about a wonderful lady I met through this blog who gave me a Reverse Confetti gift card I used to purchase the Globe die. She’s taking a blogging break for a while, and I realized how much I miss her cheerful comments on a regular basis! Isn’t it wonderful the friendships and connections we can make by doing this?

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who follow my blog, or pop in and see what I’m doing every now and then, and leave me such wonderful comments! I read each and every single one, and I am grateful for all of you who take the time to jot down a few lines. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me some blog love!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Tag You’re It Challenge #39

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It’s time for a new challenge at tag You’re It! Erin Thiem has created this sweet inspiration photo and tag. You can get all the details and play along with Tag You’re It right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/01/tag-youre-it-39.html

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I went a little outside the box with this tag, creating a fun scene with blue skies, clouds, and one of my favorite springtime activities, planting trees! I love card designing, and I love trees too! Here’s a little secret about me: I am a certified Master Gardener, a certified Master Urban Gardener, and I used to work for a major land grant university in the Cooperative Extension program, which is funded by the Department of Agriculture! I spent many years developing youth education programs, and also helping urban communities create green space (parks and gardens) in the city. But more than anything, I love trees! Every year, I will plant at least one tree. When Mr. Crimson Owl and I were married, we planted a beautiful hardy magnolia tree on my father’s property that we all shower with love and earthly goodness every year. It’s a great tradition for any family!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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