December 8, 2016

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags - 2016 Winners


Thank you to everyone involved in making this years event the biggest event so far!
I was completely blown away by all the incredible tags created for your inspiration by my sponsors and guests. The 2016 Pinterest Board has a total of...242 Pins and 648 Followers so far!

Now add in to this mix the awesome tags created by you during the event for this year's linkup!
492 tags linked up--wow!

 So many beautiful and festive tags once again this year. It would be such a shame to see all the your tags from the linkup to get buried on my blog. Please come and join the new 25 Days of Christmas Tags Flickr group and add your tags HERE today. A great way to see all of the tags created in one place!

With the help of random.org the winners have been chosen for this years event.
Prizes have been drawn from commenting on the posts on this blog during the event, the posts done for the event by my sponsors/guests, from the tags linked up following the guidelines and the tags posted on Instagram following the guidelines.

Winners you have until Friday December 16, 12 am EST to email me HERE with your email address to claim your prize! If you have not claimed your prize by then I will draw another name.

12 comment winners:

Day 14 - Mary Holshouser  (Miriam's blog)
CAS-ual Friday's $25 Gift Certificate

Day 19 -  Michele Ferguson (In My Creative Opinion blog)
Newton's Nook $20 Gift Certificate

Day 6 - Anita in France (Arydth's blog)
 Winnie & Walter $25 Gift Certificate

Day 23 - Helen F. (Amy Tsuruta's blog)
Ellen Hutson $50 Gift Certificate

Day 11 - Kathy (Daniela's blog)
 SugarPea Designs $25 Gift Certificate

Day 9 - Super Stick Chick (Melania's blog)
Serendipity Stamps $20 Gift Certificate

Day 7 - Ericka Strange (In My Creative Opinion's blog)
Neat & Tangled $25 Gift Certificate

Day 24 - Lindsey (from Lisa's blog)
Muse Christmas Visions - $25 Gift Certificate for any one of the sponsors

Day 1 - Happy Dance (from Nora's blog)
Paper Sweeties $25 Gift Certificate

Day 17 - Isabel Z  (In My Creative Opinion blog)
Sunny Studio Stamps Crescent & Traditional Tag Toppers Dies

Day 20 - Rowena Miniaci (In My Creative Opinion blog)
Waffle Flower Crafts $25 Gift Certificate

Day 13 - Kim (Jessica's blog)
Reverse Confetti $25 Gift Certificate

Day 8 - Deborah (Rahmat Gouse blog)
In My Creative Opinion - $25 Gift Certificate for any one of the sponsors



13 Linkup winners:


 #442 - June
Poppystamps $25 winners choice of dies

#370 - Diana
 Simon Says Stamp $50 Gift Certificate

#151 - Lisa
Altenew $30 Gift Certificate

#74 - Robyn
Uniko Studios Choice of in stock or November release stamp set 

#29 - Colleen
 Avery Elle $25 Gift Certificate

#393 - DebSelby
Technique Tuesday $25 Gift Certificate

#161 - Erin
Lil' Inker Designs $35 Gift Certificate

#22 - Birjit
Lawn Fawn winners choice of 6 x 6 paper pad and stamp set

#275 - Marsha
Birch Press Designs $25 Gift Certificate

#236 - Anja
Concord & 9th $25 Gift Certificate

#104 - Vinita
Altenew $25 Gift Certificate

#125 - Marcia
Mint Owl Studios Trim a Tree Stamps & Die

#487 - Marianne
Pretty Pink Posh $25 Gift Certificate

2 Instagram Winners:

@majdapomi
Jillibean Soup Tag Bundle

@roominacupboard
Stamplorations $25 Gift Certificate

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

December 7, 2016

SugarPea Mix It Up Challenge #26

Time for another new Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs!You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to the SugarPea store!!!



This week we are having an Anything Goes challenge. Every week there is a new Mix It Up Challenge on the SugarPea blog, you can play one or all the challenges as many times as you like during the course of the month. At the end of the month one winner is chosen.

The more you enter, the better your chances of winning up to a $50 SPD gift card!

Visit the SugarPea Designs blog for all the details and deadlines and to join the challenges.

I created a tag using the SugarCut NativityScape inside the SugarCut Beautiful Bauble tag along with a sentiment from O Christmas Tree that I embossed in silver.


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 Hope we see you play along at SugarPea Designs HERE!
You could be a lucky winner!
You have until December 31st to play along with any of this months challenges!


 Don't forget to visit the rest of the challenge team!

Tracey McNeely --> you are here
Kerin Sylvester
December Guest: 


I am submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

December 6, 2016

CCC #227

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It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:



I stamped first in VersaMark, then in VersaFine and clear embossed my sentiment. Then I stamped and embossed in white a series of snowflakes. The final step was to sponge Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Distress Ink over the embossed images. This method leaves lots of white space which lends itself to a solid CAS design.


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Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...


Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Jessica

I am submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes!  


 


December 5, 2016

Handmade Cookie Exchange Tags

Happy Monday!

Getting into the Christmas spirit after this past weekend.
The tree is up and the house is decorated. I will share some photos this week. We had our family handmade/cookie exchange at my house this weekend. We started a couple years ago making our cookie exchange into a handmade/cookie exchange. So you have the choice of baking something or making something. I imagine you guessed which I chose!

I made a collection of 6 Christmas tags to exchange.


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Have a good week!


I am submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes


December 2, 2016

Tag You're It #61 - REMINDER


Happy Friday!
Well here we are the 2nd of December and I imagine the next few weeks are going to fly by!

I know that November flew right on by for me with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. As I write this post tonight the link up will be closing for those of you who are participating on December 2nd at 12:00 pm EST! I am just absolutely floored that as of midnight Thursday there have already been 477 awesome tags submitted! Will we make 500?

This is the reminder post for Tag You're It #61 where we have Loll Thompson as our Featured Artist! One of the things I love about this crafting community is how we learn from one another. I am still learning about ink blending and using bold colours scares me to death but when I saw Loll's gorgeous ink blending I had to try this fabulous colour combination using her tag as my guide. I absolutely love all the texture on her mixed media tag but I kept mine pretty simple because that is a bird I will tackle another time!

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I started off by white embossing my tree image on a white tag and then I blended the same Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers that Loll used. Then I finished it off with another layer for my snow bank, stamped my sentiment and finished it off with a few silver Stickles filled sequins and some pretty white ribbon.

You still have until Wednesday morning 9:00 am EST to play along.

Have a fabulous weekend!

November 30, 2016

Sugar Pea Mix It Up Challenge #25

Time for another new Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs!You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to the SugarPea store!!!



To play along with us you can use the sketch or the inspiration photo on the right, or mix it up and combine the two. Every week there is a new Mix It Up Challenge on the SugarPea blog, you can play one or all the challenges as many times as you like during the course of the month. At the end of the month one winner is chosen.

The more you enter, the better your chances of winning up to a $50 SPD gift card!

Visit the SugarPea Designs blog for all the details and deadlines and to join the challenges.

This week I use both the sketch and the photo. I used the shapes and design from the sketch and the colours and Christmas baubles from the inspiration photo! I used the banner from the Gift Tag Die for the blue banner. I had to use partial die cutting to extend the length of it slightly.

tracey_SPMIU#25

detail:


 Hope we see you play along at SugarPea Designs HERE!
You could be a lucky winner!
You have until November 30th to play along with any of this months challenges!


 Don't forget to visit the rest of the challenge team!

Happy Howlidays - November '16



It's the last day of November and time for the 12 Kits of Occasions!
That's a little bit scary because we are now 25 days until Christmas--yikes!
With the holidays fast approaching I need to get a few more cards made. Kim Heggins, Cupcakes, Cards and Kim, is our hostess this month and she sent me exactly what I needed to get moving on more Christmas cards! She sent us the most adorable self assembling kits full of papers, stamped images and embellishments. All I needed was some Christmas tunes in the background and I was on my way.

So now what you are here for...

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Blog Hop List...

Kim
Tracey - (you are here)

Our guest this month is: