Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kathy and Donna's 12 Tags of Christmas from Day One and SSSS Your Newest Stamp!

Blogging friends Donna of Paper Crow and Dragonflies and Kathy of Inkin' it Up have started a fun and no stress challenge.  As it turns out, Kathy challenged Donna who also made the same request of Kathy.  Donna and Kathy asked me to join them in the fun and I could not resist, because I have never participated in any of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas!  Now I made my tag yesterday and had no power, but I was glad that I had printed out Tim's instructions.  Did not mean to case "Donna's" 25 embellishment and was quite shocked to see that this AM, but I was not going to remove a very well attached fragment!  I think it took me as long to add the tinsel around the fragment as the background!  This was fun to do and a great way to learn techniques, so come and play as this is open to everyone!  Thanks Donna and Kathy for a year of fun!
Simon Says Stamp and Show has a challenge to use your "Newest Stamp.s" This may be old to some of you, but Tim Holtz Santa set is new and so is the music stamp from Stampendous, so we will be entering this there. 

Important update:  Our power was shut off in very frigid conditions for 9 hours and I brought my Fred (bird) and Molly (Dal) in my craft room with me, because that is the warmest room.  Both were very well behaved, while I worked on this and found my missing Scrolls Work stamp and acrylic block.  Now I am still missing a Vintage Photo ink pad, but that is an easy and less expensive fix!  I am still loving this i-Rock tool and how wonderful that I did not need electricity to use it! 

Have a wonderful day and remember that crafting and blogging are great ways to pass the time with no electricity!

43 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely holiday tag, the tinsel looks great around the fragment!

Jan said...

LOVE this and OH so vintage :)

Meggymay said...

Super tag, love the vintage look as well

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oh i love your tag, terry! love the layout and the pops of color. thanks for sharing and have a great day! hope the electricity goes back on! *hugs* steph :)

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous!

Altered Art Paper Crafts said...

I love your Santa Tag - beautiful!

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Terry, you certainly made good use of the time without power - your room guests must have been a great source of inspiration too - bet they really enjoyed being in your craft room with you!

Beautiful tag, it was well worth the time spent on the tinsel and background.

Happy New Year to you xx

Kathy Eddy said...

Great job on it Terri! Especially without power! I love the bling from your I-Rock also. I bought one of those when they first came out and used it once, beter get that out so I see it and get using it. It adds a lot! Thanks for playing and hope to see you next week for Day 2, 2007.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tag Terry, glad to hear you are safe and warm again.

donna said...

Hi Terry! Glad you survived without power. Ours goes out regularly and the only thing I miss is the computer. I love your tag. No worries about anything being the same.Thank you for joining in!! I will check out the SSSS as I have used a new stamp for the CCC. See You for tag 2.

Ira said...

What a marvellous tag this is! I can imagine you sitting there with a candle light, creating your vintage tag, LOL! Just enhances the fun of creating really, doesn't it? Ira

wearestampers said...

Most of us probably don't realize how great it is to have electricity! Especially in winter!
Lovely tag you made anyway!
Replying to your comment on my blog, most people think our dog is a great dane mix cause of his size!
But it's all that St. Bernard in him!!
Pam

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love this tag! So sorry about your power. We were without hot water for two and a half days this week but no electricity is really bad,

Lucy x

Vada said...

Beautiful Tag Terry.
Hugs Vada

Netty said...

Oh wow Terry its fab, love the design especially the strip music backing under the words Santa, cool. Have no idea what I Rock is...... but it must be fab if you can use it without electricity. Hugs Annette x

MrsETaylor said...

This tag is super sweet Terry. I love the distressing!!! And I'm still giggling at those sweet dogs with the "easter bunny ears" hehehe


Thanks for stopping by today and saying hello. I sure do appreciate it

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How fun is that! Now you are all set for next December! Luv the tag...

Christine said...

Beautiful tag!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun the detail on this tag is just amazing really love,it,hugs cheryl xxxx

Linda R. said...

Burr. Sounds cold. Your tag looks wonderful. Love that vintage santa stamp! Hugs, Linda

sweet craf-tea chick said...

hi again, terry! thanks so much for your sweet comment on my card and for reminding me about SSSY challenge. hope you're having a fabulous day! big *hugs* steph :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love this one Terry - beautiful colors and images! We had brussel sprouts tonight (or rather I did - hubby had his "peas")...have an awesome week m'dear!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great tag- I have been inspired to try fragments- have not 'just done it' yet! LOL I love your creativity. I am such a baby when I am cold.....good for you to use your creative energy to stay warm!

CuddlyBunny said...

*o* That's my eyes popping at your gorgeous tag!

I love it ... especially the tinsel on which you worked so hard!

... glad it's not my house again without electricity, though, I don't share your joy on that front. :)

JeanFB said...

What a totally fun tag! Sorry to hear you were freezin' your buns while you worked - it came out great, despite everything!

Michele said...

hope you are warm and safe once again. the tag is great and i love the 25 and the little fragment around it. xo

PetraB said...

A wonderful tag, love the vintage colours and the tinsel.

thefrugalcrafter said...

you have your priorities strait, having a heated craftroom that you can work in with no power (I have a chilly dark corner of the bacement LOL) I can't compalin cuz it is my favorite place to be! great tag, happy new year!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
love your Santa tag - beautiful!
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

craftytrog said...

Your version of the tag is brilliant Terry! x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what a beautiful tag, Terry!!! How are you doing? Great, I hope!!! I just came over to say "hi" and tell you that I'm thinking about you!
XO

Terry said...

Hiya Terry here is the other Terry hehehe, love your Tag, love the newest stamp and your colors. Thank you for sharing it with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show and just love it. Hope to see ya again for the next challenge sweetie. and love the story about your bird in your craftroom ...hope they are oke now and your heating is oke. Hugs Terry xxxx

2amscrapper said...

wonderful tag---hope by now you have the power back on! Helene

Incipient Wings said...

its beautiful!what a great vintage look to it:)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
I hope all is going great with you!!! I just came over to say "hi!"
XO
Cindy

Candy C said...

Such a sweet and pretty tag! I love the warmth of the colors you used.

lindaduke said...

Beautiful! Hugs Linda Duke

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tag Terry, love the colour pallette. I did some of the TH Christmas tags but not all of them, but as you say great to learn new techniques.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This is a fab tag....heck some of us cannot even create such nice things when the elctricity is ON!!!
I am back in civilization now too....was up in the Alps in a cabin...I love the mountains!!! But it is soooo nice to be home:)
with electricity,,,which I know you can relate to , right!!!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

oh my goodness! sounds like it's cold there where you are. Love the tag, I have not yet made tags but I loved all of Tim Holtz tags. The techniques he used were awesome.

The fringe around it makes it look so nice.

Hope you have a great week!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
Thanks so much for coming over to visit!!! It's always such a treat to hear from you!!!
XO

Lovey said...

Very nice...no power?
You did GOOD!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
I just popped over to see what you are up to!!! I hope all is going well!

I've been busy with my daughter visiting--so neat!!!
XO

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