Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Here's Day 7 and it's an actual tag this time. I know I skipped days 4, 5, and 6 and I didn't make an ATC this time. That's just where my creativity went today. In case you haven't been around this week, I'm working on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas tutorials. I loved making this one. I don't have a white paint dauber, so I used silver for this and I like the silver and gold together. It was like magic when I got to the part where I wiped away the ink from the paint. Seriously, even the black ink wiped off. So cool. I suppose you could get the same look by stamping with paint at the end, but the magic part was worth it. This santa image is by Paper Inspirations. I love how vintage he feels. I have no idea about the purple, I just had to do it. I fell in love with purple on the first day's ATC and had to go there again. Who knew purple worked for Christmas. It just does.

We have another snow day today. There was absolutely no shoveling done yesterday. I forgot about Kyle's cast. Guess I haven't mentioned it here, but he broke his hand in the midst of the whole surgery thing with my mom. Anyways he has a cast on the last two fingers of his right hand up to the elbow. The only good part about the whole deal for him is he can't shovel snow, can't get it wet and can't manuever a shovel and follow the docs orders at the same time. I'm fighting off a bug of some kind, so I really don't feel up to shoveling either. We're snowed in for now. Not such a bad thing. I may hire Kyle's friends to shovel for me later after they get their own place dug out. I guess we'll just have to make more hot chocolate and watch another movie. Enjoy the view below. That's what we see off our back deck. Not too shabby.

8 comments:

runningonink said...

** Wolf Whistle** This piece is awesome! I love love love it! We are disappointed with the amount of snow we got so far- about an 1 inch- They say more is on the way! Hope Kyle's arm/hand heals up quick!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous tag:)

Wish I was there having cocoa and movies with you... sounds like heaven!

Karen said...

So much fun to see you working on these and keeping up!!! Love that Santa and I can hear the delight in your 'voice' over the 'magic' of the ink wiping off the paint...it makes me even more excited to try when I get to that point!

We don't have snow, but it is mighty cold! It was 24 degrees out when I took my son to school (that is unusually cold for here....don't even have clothes for that!) and every rooftop, every car, every lawn was WHITE with ice! I spilled some crab dip when I was unloading my car from a Costco run on the driveway and I am SOOOO glad that I thought to wipe it up with a paper towel instead of using the hose to wash it off!! It would have been a slip and slide backing out of my driveway!

Stay warm, enjoy your hot cocoa, movies, and that beautiful view!! :>

InkyFingers said...

The purple works perfect with it. Beautiful tag.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so gorgeous! I love the images you used. Each year I hope to join in...but the holidays are overwhelming...wish he would also offer it in July when I am off work! :)

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

That tag is gorgeous! Really beautifully done.

Julie said...

Your view is glorious! I've been laying low myself..still...but I ave been taking a peek at all of your projects the last few days...so pretty! You have great taste in images.

Pearl Maple said...

Fun creations, the colours and textures look so well together.