Happy Thursday!  I hope you’ve had a great week so far.  I finally snuck into the studio this morning BECAUSE I’ve been watching what T!m Smiley from millan.net is doing everyday and I’m falling behind.  He’s up to Tag 3 and I just finished Tag 1.  Since T!m Smiley from millan.net started doing the 12 Tags of Christmas, I’ve never played along.  I made up my mind a few weeks ago to also do the tags, but put my own personal spin on them.

Here is T!m’s Smiley from millan.net Tag 1 and below is mine!

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I followed along with T!m’s Smiley from millan.net tutorial, but added my own personal touches.  Way too much fun!  I didn’t want a black snowman, so I made him purple by stamping in Eggplant.  But first, I painted a section of the Grunge Board white, so that I could stamp over it and not do a resist.

  • Stamps:  Tim Holtz Collection – Retro Holiday and Mini Holidays from Stampers Anonymous; Sentiment – Believe from Papertrey Ink; Flourish – Pollen Dust from Fancy Pants Designs
  • Paper:  Manila Tag from eclectic Paperie; Small Mini White Tag
  • Ink:  Ranger Broken China, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord Distress
  • Accessories:  Ranger Snow Cap and Eggplant Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Rock Candy Distress Stickles and Distress Crackle Paint, Matte Accents, Mini Mister, Ink Blending Tool; Tim Holtz idea-ology Plain and Elements Grunge Board; May Arts Ribbon; Oval Punch; Blue Stitched Ribbon; Foam Mounting Tape; Craft Wire

I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!  I’m off to work on Tags 2 and 3 Smiley from millan.net WOO HOO!

Happy Monday to ya!  I meant to write this post earlier today, but one thing led to another and before I knew it . . . . I was asleep in the recliner.  Of course, that was at 3:00 in the afternoon.  I spent the morning going to the doctor Smiley from millan.net, drugstore, dollar store . . . just the typical errands we must run sometimes.  I still need to go back to the drugstore, but I’m waiting for the after work traffic to die down a little first.

I spent the weekend literally cleaning and once again moving my studio around.  This time I think I like it just the way it is.  There was much to be boxed up and moved out, some stuff to recycle and once I got it all out there was plenty of room.  I’ll take you on a tour a little later.   In the meantime, let me show you the card I’ve been working on for like . . . . well, forever!

I started this card over 2 weeks ago and finally finished it up on Sunday.  I’m not quite sure that it’s 100% complete, it’s a little short on embellishments for me!

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I didn’t do a very good job of getting this photo now that I’m looking at it.  There are actually 3 layers to the flower, each one colored with Tombow Markers and then separated with mounting tape.  I guess if you look closely you can see all the little extra petals behind the top ones.  Gold Liquid Pearls was used for the center of the flower, with just a bit of glitter sprinkled on top.

  • Stamps:  Friends ‘til the End and In Bloom from Papertrey Ink
  • Paper:  7 Gypsies Savannah; Prism Wizard Medium and Dark; Vanilla; Arches Watercolor
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black and Coffee, Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-230 Labels Six; May Arts Ribbon; Tsukineko Sponge Daubers; Ranger Gold Liquid Pearls and Matte Accents; Glitter; Foam Tape; Sewing Machine; Tombow Markers; Koi Water Brushes

I’m not feeling too wordy at the moment, so I probably need to end here.  I have some sinus stuff with a sore throat going on that needs medicating. Smiley from millan.net

Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by!

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