Happy Monday!  I hope y’all had a great weekend.  Our “Fall into Christmas” Bazaar was fabulous and I was able to pick up a few really cool Christmas gifts from some of the vendors.  We are having a new baby in the family and yesterday was the Baby Shower for little girl/boy Hartlauf.  My nephew and his wife are getting ready for their first and won’t tell us any names they’ve picked out except for the middle names . . . . Italian middle, German last.  Can’t wait to see what the first name is going to be!  Anyhoo, that’s how I spent my weekend . . . celebrating!


I don’t know about you guys, but we don’t buy gift tags here.  I’ve made some fancy Christmas tags in the past, but over the last few years Mallory and I, either one of us, would just punch a bunch of tag shapes from white cardstock, and write names on them.  This happens because I haven’t taken the time to make any tags and always wait until the last minute to even think about it.  Then of course, by then I’m so wrapped up in other projects that I don’t have time and it has fallen to Mallory (while she is in the middle of wrapping gifts).

SO . . . .

the other night while I was just putt zing about in the studio I decided to make a few tags.  I didn’t have anything else to do, was bored, and thought  what the hell, might as well make something constructive.


With Copic Markers, I colored the little stocking image from JustRite Holiday Cheer Set, die cut/embossed the image then with Spellbinders™ Small Circles and mounted it on a Large Scalloped Circle.  The sentiment is stamped in Ranger Olive Archival ink.  I used S3-030 Tag Shape 3 to die cut a tag from Graphic45 Christmas Past paper and mounted it on a small white manila tag.  I added some gold paint around the edge and tied on some gold cording to finish the tag off.  Foam mounting tape was used to separate the layers of the circles on the tag.  Hopefully you can see the space in the photo.

I’m going to try something new today with my recipe.  I’m going to try and give you more detailed info in the post and then show you pictures of the product.  Let me know what you think!

Here’s hoping you have a fabulous day and remember . . .  life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


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