Friday, November 25, 2011

It's been a while....

no excuses here...well okay maybe just one - life! I don't know about you, but as I get older my life seems to be getting busier instead of slowing down? Anyone care to tell me why that is?

I have actually had the chance to do some creating in between posting and shipping all the new stuff that has arrived in the shop. One I can't post photo's of as they are Christmas gifts that my niece and I made for the Grandparents, the other I just haven't taken photo's yet and then there is this one! Since I am so excited to see Tim Holtz's 2011 12 Tags of Christmas, I thought I would do a Christmas Countdown Tags set (or sets, have yet to decide if I will do more than the one) for my Great Nephew who is 7 months old and beyond cute I will have you know! (Okay, this blogger is ticking me off everything keeps underlining like there is a link and I am typing double duty here...what gives?)

So for this project I decided I wanted to use some of my odds and ends papers - sad thing is once I decided which odd and end I wanted to use - I only had three sheets of it! There has been a tear of buying this line and of course there is none left in the store now for me to grab! So make do I will try!

The printed paper line is Teresa Collins Noel (from 2010) and the solid cardstocks are Bazzill (Cream & Black) and the red is SU!'s Riding Hood Red. The Tags are Ranger Inkssentials #8 Kraft Shipping Tags. I am only using the new Tim Holtz Limited Edition Winter Distress Inks. The ribbons used on the top of each tag are MME Stella and Rose Boy Trims (black & cream) and the Red/Cream and Twill are SU! from my stash. So far so good on staying on track (only time will tell if I am able to stick with it)! I will give a brief run down on other items I used on each tag....

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Decorative Strip Mini Paper Rosettes and Maya Road Crystal Star Trinket Pin.

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Die - One the Edge Snow Flurries, misc charm from stash.

misc other items used: Pink Paislee Misting Mask, Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Mini Snowflakes and Mini Reindeer & 25.

misc other items used: The Crafter's Workshop Doodling Template Numbers Collage, Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Winter Wonder.

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Mini Reindeer & 25, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stencil Type (letter J), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fade - Calendar/Holiday Words, Lobster Claw/Chain (unsure, think it may be 7Gypsies) and Heart Clip is an old Creative Impressions from many moons ago!

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Dies - Artful Dwellings and Winter Wonder (Snowflake).

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Here is a group shot of them all (so far) to finish before Dec 1!!

Loads of new product in....just in (finally) Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig! Be sure to head over and check it all out soon - here!

Don't forget Tim Holtz's 2011 12 Tags of Christmas starts DECEMBER 1 12:01 am (pst)!

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