Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Vintage tag

I thought I would share a vintage tag that I made for a swap I was in. I used a size 8 tag that I cut out with the Tim Holtz die. I then embossed it with the Tim Hoptz Christmas embossing folder.The paper I used is from the Tim Holtz Seasons paper collection. I dded distress ink from the Tim Holtz winter collection. I used a strip of green Coordinations paper on the bottom of the tag and embossed it with a border from, you guessed it, the Tim Holtz Christmas embossing border collection. I was in a very Tim Holtz's frame of mind. The poinsetta on the bottom is from Making Memories and the tiny rosebuds are from a swap I was in over at a LSH. I used a Tim Holtz's fragment and made the pendant on the top of the tag. The paper is from the same paper pad as the rest of it. I cut out some of the vintage snow images and popdoted that to the tag. I have a box of those flakes in my Christmas stuff from my Great grandmothers Christmas stuff. I have it all wrapped and protected and NOT opened. I added some ribbon to the top that I believe is from Stampin' Up but dont quote me on that. For the back of the tag I stamped a Tim Holtz image in the winter collection distress ink and added a Merry Christmas stamp to the top. I made a border at the bottom of the tag with Tim Holtz's tissue tape. I loved the images on them so left them as is. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the true Reason For The Season.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

As we get ready to celebrate the Christmas season I just wanted to take a minute and reflect on how good this year has been. I got published, taught a class I designed, and had the owner of said design tell me my stuff was fabulous. For the New Year my goals are the same as this year with one new added one. 1. To get paid to play. 2. To get published. I would be entering every project I can this year and be more focused on getting multiple publishing. 3. To be on a design team. I am drooling over this one. I will make it happen this year. 4. this is a new one and one I am thrilled to add. I had such a great response from the class I taught that my new added goal this next year is to teach six new classes all designed by me. I know I can do it and cannot wait to get started. The students I had in my class this month all wanted to know what I am teaching next. I will keep you posted as things develop. As for how things went this year. I really struggled to get classes up at running at our local Michaels. The comments and feedback I received were very discouraging but I am not giving up and have renewed purpose for getting them going. There is a market there I just to figure out how to get it going. I am doing a huge Smash Book crop on the 14th to jump start the new year so we will see if that generates interest. I had really great classes I wanted to teach but tomorrow is a new day. My family is all well and plugging along with our lot in life right now. I just keep reminding myself that we wont be here forever and we are truly blessed with where we are. My husband finished out the year with a 3.87 in his classes and got all the classes he needs for next term. The next big hurdles is getting into the nursing program but I know God has that firmly in his hand. Merry Christmas Everyone and may you truly celebrate the reason for the Season.