Sunday, November 29, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Bonus Day


My Favorite Things sponsored a bonus day during Tracey's 25 Days of Tags, and
among all those gorgeous sweet tags, I chose Anna Lorenzetto's adorable 
tags as my inspiration. 

I found a little animal with a Christmas scarf, and paired it with Poppystamps' Pinpoint
Ornament Shaker tag set. Santa's Sleigh from PTI is is the stamp.

Anna used an off-white frame with a white background with a strip of greeting.
My two tags complete the bonus day! 

Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 25

Hi Folks! Well, we made it to Day 25... 25 Days of Christmas Tags, the brainchild
of Tracey McNeeley @inmycreativeopinion. Each day a new sponsor with prizes.
Today it's Pretty Pink Posh. 

A while ago I was gifted with the Woodland Critters stamp and die set, from 

PrettyPink Posh. And I'm using my friend Kim's darling tag below and improvising

with what I have to make a Christmas tag.

My tag is not with a Christmas set but I added a branch and fir and berries to
help you 'see' a bit of winter.

Now, if you visit me at all, you know I love to color, and usually do an OK job
with copics. But guys, it's the day before Thanksgiving, I'm in the middle of 
baking, the whole family's here, and I did a rush job on these animals. It's 
one I'm not proud of. But I just had to complete the 25 day challenge, and I
did it! 25 Days, many, many, many tags 

PPP: Woodland Critters, Stitched Duo 1 Tag

Favorite Things: Coffee, Christmas & You: Keeping Christmas


Welcome to Keeping Christmas, November!

Last night some of my favorite peeps celebrated our annual Favorite Things
dinner and gift exchange. We gathered at one of the friends' homes, 
practiced safe distancing and shared gifts that are special to us.

This year one of my favorite things is the new set by the Greetery, Hug in a Mug.

Betsy thought of everything when she composed this sweet cup, saucer and even
cookies for these gems.

Decorating the paper forms is up to the creator. I wanted to come as close
to a set of Christmas dishes I have, and that my friends would recognize.


The cup has a band of green at the top, which I drew on with a copic marker.
The rest of the decoration are stamps included in the set. And how perfect is
the cup's sentiment, 'Just a few of favorite things... Coffee, Christmas & You'.

Inside, 10 little caffe latte See's candies fit perfectly within the cup.

Couldn't resist the cookie set, decorated with German Glass Glitter!

The detailing on the top includes steam that becomes the handle to 
open the cup.

They're really quite sturdy, and I enjoyed the happy responses from each of
my favorite gals as they carefully examined their tiny treasures!
Definitely more blessed to give than to receive, but honestly though, how 
blessed to receive another's joys!

Kelly Lunceford (Creator)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 24


Day 24 and Hefty Doodle is the sponsor.  I chose Mona Toth as my inspiration. she did the
tags below

Pretty in Pink I'd say. Lovely little angels, and how sweet are those hearts on top?

I replaced merry with believe, and the angels with fairies, but had to keep the hearts at 
the top! 
Moving along to the end stretch! 

Monday, November 23, 2020

25 Days of Christmas: Day 23


Day 23, 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and the sponsor today is: Penguin Palace.

All the sweet tags, and my favorite today is Tracey's below

Tracey used a round scallop tag, and adorable penguins. 

My tag is round (PTI Mix and Mat Circle),  and my penguin is from Pom Pom Pals.
And yes there's a pom pom on the penguin's beanie.

Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Day 22: 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Day 22, 25 Days of Christmas Tags... how can it possibly be true? Day 22? 
Moving along, and the sponsor today is Erin Lee Creative, a company I wasn't 
familiar with, and no stamps in the stash. Love that Tracey is introducing all
of us to such diversity!

I chose Lindsey's tag for the reindeer head, round tag shape, & overall 
simplicity, and hoped to get close with what I had.

Tags are round, (PTI: Basic Cut Tag), reindeer head (Ellen Hudson), super simple!
Success! Gorgeous foil and glitter papers from Memory Box.
And note, sweet reindeer ribbon is from Target, a couple of years ago. Glad to
finally use it!

Have a great rest of the weekend, and see you tomorrow.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Day 21: 25 Days of Christmas Tags


Day 21 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and the sponsor today is Studio Katia.
I chose Ilda's tag below to use as inspiration:

I loved her sweetly shaded snowman, and the silver snowflakes.

PTI's Cloche Quarters and Cloche Quarters Winter, Tag Sale die,
Fancy Flakes.

My stash of tags is growing by the day! Love all the fun Tracey's 
daily challenge brings!

Friday, November 20, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 20

Day 20! 25 Days of Christmas Tags and the sponsor is the Greetery! 
My stash includes several Christmas stamps and dies from the Greetery... OK, 
honestly speaking, almost ALL their Christmas sets! (The rest are on the 
wish list).

Above is the new paper pack set Betsy is offering in her shop, cut with the speed 
tagging die. 

My version to stamp the Speed Tagging stamp onto red & green cardstock, and pair 
it with foliage from All Blessing Flow and a few of the Botanicuts dies. Seriously love
this quick and easy set, and especially crushing on the new designer papers.
Did I order it? You bet!

Day 20... The 25 Days of Christmas Tags & the Greetery


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Day 19: 25 Days of Christmas Tags


 Beware of serious cuteness on this post today!

I warned you! Day 19 of 25 Days Christmas Tags and the sponsor is Waffle Flower.
No Christmas stamps or dies from WF in my collection. I LOVED my friend
Jeanne Jackna's tag (below),  and definitely wanted to create my own version.

Jeanne's style is colorful and always happy. This tag is no exception.
Smiled the minute I saw it!

I chose a few different companies to put my tag together:

SSS: Gnome for the Holidays
Flora & Fauna: Bohemian Woodland Animals
Memory Box: Love Grows
MFT: Treat Tag

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Day 18: 25 Days of Christmas Tags


Hi my blogging friends! Day 18 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and their sponsor 
today is Jillian Vance Designs. I had to use stamps and dies in my stash as I have
no GV stamps. So here goes: Muse today is Rosemary Dennis (shhh, I'm a secret stalker 
of Rosemary, just love here style and creations!) Here's here tag below

Loved the swag of snowy ferns, and how cute are those pinecones???
Crushed on the scalloped tag too. Anyway, used her layout and elements,
 and came up with my tag, below


Greetery Botanicuts: Pine Bough (my favorite set ever! Well one of them, anyway)
Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags, Pinpoint Dome Tag Decorations.
Lots of German Glass Glitter.

See it all on Tracey McNeely's blog:

The Card Concept: Holiday Home


It's a new challenge at the Card Concept, and we have a cozy inspiration photo
to ignite some holiday spirit.

The buffalo plaid is so popular now, and that's what gave me the idea to 
cover my background with the Greetery's Square dance die and stencil set.
I recently say Betsy Veldman use the technique to create this look on her
blog. Simply wonderful effect!

My Christmas card uses a few other Greetery products besides Squaredance, Botanicuts:
Pine Bough, Banner & Bough. The berries are from PTI's Spruce & Sprigs.

I LOVE making Christmas cards, and receiving them too! We all need a little 
Christmas this year! Stay well my friends!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Day 17: 25 Days of Christmas Tags


Day 17 and the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is on a roll! You have to check out Tracey's 
blog, and all the sponsors with their gift certificate prizes, and even some 
surprise sponsors too! The tags have been over the top fantastic, both designers and
designers on line. Really the best year so far!
Today's sponsor is Picket Fence. I have no  picket fence stamps or dies, and 
was taken with their Christmas line. So much diversity, fun stamps and
elegant stamps, lots of dies too.

I chose Angela Bode's beautiful tag below for several reasons to case.

1st off, it's beautiful. 2nd the tree... I have a wood mounted tree in my stash from 
years ago from Hero Arts. It hasn't been inked in forever, and I've always loved
it's graceful image. And 3rd, the bold red snowflakes! Had to give that a try.

The result was such a fun tag, I made 8! 

The only difference between them is the largest snowflake on the bottom, just
couldn't decide which I liked better, so I used all three! 

My tree is silver embossed, and I added a sentiment also embossed on a black strip.

PTI: Tagsale die

Hero Arts: Evergreen

Memory Box: Snowflake Trio