November 18, 2014

25 Days if Christmas Tags - Day 16



Here we are at Day 16!
Today is also my 1100th post, I think I have made a few cards.

Yesterday morning we woke up to snow, far too early for snow. We usually don't see it here before Christmas. Totally unprepared and had to search the garage for the snow brush in the morning before I even had a coffee. It snowed all day and it was beautiful, but like I said too early!

Keep loading your tag creations to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Flickr Group, they look fantastic.

As we move through the 25 days you have a new opportunity to enter for the prize draw every single day! The main prize draw HERE has five opportunities for you to enter and all the other days from Day 2 on you have one opportunity a day.  You also have an opportunity every day to visit my guests and comment on their blog posts for yet another chance. As long as you enter on or before November 27th 11:59 pm EST and follow the entry guidelines.


  


 



   


Today's guest is Barb Engler, you will know her from her blog Enjoying Life! Barb is the hostess of the Simon Says Flickr Group HERE. She is never afraid to try new techniques and and get her hands inky. Make sure when you visit her blog you have a look around and don't forget to comment for another chance to win one of the prizes.  Here is the fabulous shaker tag she created for today...




Today is also a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week's Cue is:



For my tag I created a little scene for my snowman using embossing paste  and a stitched hills die cut. The snowman was popped up with a bit of foam tape, the let it snow on his flag was heat embossed in white.  The embossing paste adds texture and interest to the scene without adding distraction. I put a bit of Star Dust Stickles on the pom pom of his hat for a bit a sparkle. The second photo shows it a bit better.


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and this week's Guest Designer: Anita

Leave a comment and tell me your favourite type of embossing if any.

Thank you Barb for sharing your holiday inspiration as my guest today!
Don't forget to comment on Barb's blog when you visit for another chance to win!

79 comments :

Lynn said...

Oh these sweet little scenes are adorable. Fabulous tags!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Super cute!! Love the dimension you get from the embossing paste!

Kelly S. said...

So much CUTENESS on today's tags, great job ladies!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these!! Just adorable!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Love Barb's fun tag!

Your aqua tag is darling! Love the use of non-traditional colors! I love heat embossing these days but just recently used the embossing paste too!

Lenora Clark said...

Cute tags!

Lisa said...

Love Barb's fun shaker tag, cute images! And speaking of cute your snowman tag has loads of cuteness!! Your embossing paste snow looks amazing!!

stampwithsandy said...

Cute, cute shaker tag and I love embossing of any kind!

Janet Zeppa said...

Adorable tags!! Love the embossing paste. I like heat embossing the most.

icardeveryone01 said...

Love these tags... love Barb...off for a visit! Oh! I love embossing folders. My fave way to use them is not running it through my cuddlebug, though... I bash it randomly with a hammer!
=] Michele

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Cute tags! I like any kind of embossing...can't pick a favorite.

pcm said...

dry embossing is so easy and impressive but there is something satisfying about watching the embossing powder melt!

Pam said...

Fabulous tags! I love using embossing paste.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love to emboss with iridescent sparkle powder. Beautiful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Today's tags are adorable! Love how you made the little flag! As for embossing, my favourite is dry embossing.

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute snowman on your tag...love the winter colours.

diana said...

Great tags!
I like wet & dry embossing. ;-)

Barb said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of this fun feature, Tracey! I adore you tag! That snowman is so cute and love the little flag! ♥

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing tags! Congrats on your 1100th post! WOW!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are amazing! Congratulations!!!

marylouh said...

The tags are darling. I love the rocking animals. I can see them moving along to the music.
We had snow over the weekend. it is not in the teens - should be in the 50s. too early for all of this.
take care

Meghan said...

Two fun tags! Barb did a fabulous job! I'm seriously addicted to my embossing paste right now as well! It makes such fabulous snow! Congrats on 1100 posts...wow!

Monica Maier said...

love the tags. Barb did a great job with the shaker tag and the snowman is too cute!

Shelley C said...

Love Barb's tag with criters peeking out the windows! Love your blue snowman!! Like wendi vechi ep and FC gloss matte medium. Different looks from both.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Adorable tags! Congrats on 1100 posts - I had to go check - I'm at 1087 - we're almost matching!

Denise Bryant said...

I love today's adorable tags! Barb's is so fun with the critters peeking out of the 'windows' and I love your sweet snowman!
I love embossing! Love my embossing folders and my Cuttlebug to add a fabulous texture!

Debbie Lou said...

The tags are absolutely ADORABLE today! I like embossing with my Big Shot!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, what a fun surprise to see Barb's really cute tag!
I love your tag and your beautiful coloring, Tracey! This is such a fun series, and I'm so glad there's more to come :)

Joyce said...

So much cuteness today on your post. I love Barb's tag and yours, too. You really packed a lot of wonderful details into your tiny canvas. I love all sorts of embossing, but probably my favorite is dry. I am lazy and it is easy enough that I have some sort of it on almost every card.

Sue McRae said...

Both tags are so sweet and fun...I always love a shaker project! I like heat embossing, it's such a quick way to add some texture or elegance to a card and non-cardmakers are always wowed by it.

cghundley said...

Wonderful and
fun tag!I love
to do dry embossing
and use embossing
powders.
Carla from Utah

Lyn said...

Oh my goodness I love love love these tags, life has been so busy of late but I sure do hope to get a tag or so made

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very adorable tags today! Love the windows in the bookmark and the snowwy scene is gorgeous! We had 35Celcius in Oct and again last week, so I know what you mean - the seasons are going crazy!

Iris said...

I love heat embossing.
isoscia at aol dot com

wendipooh13 said...

sooooo cute!! LOVE the snowman tag.. I love embossing with plates and then running them through my cuddlebug or grand calibur

Kara said...

soooooo cute!

Amy C. said...

I love embossing with my Big Shot!

carol (krillsister) said...

Darling tag. Love your take on flag. Not really into embossing. If I do it is with powder.

Renee M said...

Such adorable tags! Thanks for sharing your fun ideas :)

Bobby said...

Love the tags. Love embossing. I don't care what kind, I'll do it - dry, heat or paste.

Jean Bullock said...

Your card is delightful and used one of my favorite types of embossing - heat. But I really can't pick one method as my favorite. I love both heat and dry embossing and also hand embossing.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love your little scene! Super cute! I LOVE embossing paste - so fun and easy! And I don't burn my fingers!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love The snowman tag.

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, I love your sweet snowman tag! My favorite type of embossing is definitely dry embossing!

Sue D said...

What a cute winter snowman scene. I like to use embossing folders in my Big Kick.

Ruth G said...

Wonderful tags! I love the colors you chose for yours! I love all types of embossing! Heat embossing gives such a rich look to projects and dry embossing adds lovely textures!
Thanks for sharing!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so stinkin' cute...really fun. And that blue is just perfect with your adorable little snowman, I love it. Congrats on your 1100th post, wow, that is a lot of cards!

Kelly Griglione said...

You are so right, the embossing paste is perfect for your snow! Gorgeous tag, Tracey! My favorite embossing ... I'd have to say white heat embossing on vellum. OR any heat embossing on something other than cardstock.

Gillian R said...

So so cute Tracey

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTENESS GALORE!!!
I think that I am developing a TAG ADDICTION!!!
Your embossing paste snow EXCITES me Tracey - such beautiful dimension!!!
I have to confess that I still enjoy dry hand embossing, I NEED a LOT of practice with heat embossing and embossing with my Big Shot is still has a steep learning curve, embossing paste is also on my list to try ... OH MY, I have so many crafty adventures ahead of me :)

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful tags!!!! I love the ease of dry embossing and i love the effects of heat embossing!!! I just dont like static and stray bigs of powder! Lol!!

Ruby N said...

Sooooo cute!!!! That snowman and colors!

BeverlyBL said...

Love the little critters peeking through the windows. And love the snowman and beautiful colors on your tag, Tracey. Yummy winter colors.

Amanda said...

I love heat embossing the most. Every time it melts and changes just seems like magic to me. It's the little things, you know? Love you tag. Your snowman is adorable.

Sandi said...

Oh my.....that Rockin' Christmas tag is adorable!! I think I need that die.

Sandi said...

I forgot to mention that currently my favorite heat embossing is to emboss a silver sentiment on red or blue cardstock for a festive holiday look.

cghundley said...

Loving your tag
and that cute
snowman! I love
to use washi
tape on anything!
Carla from Utah

cm said...

Oh, for goodness sake's Tracey - how adorable is your little snowman, decked out in his aqua winter woolies, and nestled into a sweet snowy scene! Small creation with mega impact! Love it! My favourite embossing...I think it's becoming embossing paste *grin*
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on 1100 posts, Tracey ... I've got a waaaaaay to go! Such sweet tags today, Barb's shaker is so fun and your snowman's such a cutie ... adorable! Embossing ... love the magic of heat embossing ... never fails to amaze me! Anita :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

OKay, today (hopefully) I'll add my snowman tag to your gallery, but love the embossing paste onto the blue... (might have to do more of that). I'm teaching a holiday tag class in 2 weeks and my goal is to decided (ha ha) on which tags AND cut out the bulk of the pieces more then 48 hours before the class... wish me luck.

Sharron said...

These are SO adorabel--love them! I've never gotten over the thrill of watching something being heat embossed. I remember the first time I tried it--just magic! Now I'm having fun with the embossing paste.

Lindsey said...

So cute! I love how heat embossing looks, but lately I'm smitten by dry embossed backgrounds...especially in white!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ah so CUTE!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards ladies. The snowman is so cute on your card Tracey. Also like the background. I love heat embossing these days.

Jinny Newlin said...

What adorable, Christmas critters! I didn't know there were any other types of embossed besides dry and wet, and I couldn't possibly pick one over the other. Love 'em both!

Monika Reeck said...

card from Barb soo soo cuuutee with that christmas critters I adore it...and coloring also so perfect...and your card Tracey so sweet and I can feel cold by seeing it...nice embossing paste as snow there and adorable color combo...if you have a bit time would be so happy if you like to see my golf flag cause I enter it to the CASology ;) big hugs, Monika

Karenladd said...

Love those rockin' critters!!! I also love all embossing...dry, heat embossed, embossing folders..you name it!

Karenladd said...

Love those rockin' critters!!! I also love all embossing...dry, heat embossed, embossing folders..you name it!

Crystal said...

I love embossing in any form... from my embossing folders, my score pal, embossing pastes & embossing powders. Sometimes just a simple score line around the outside edge of a card is all it needs to give it that finished look. Thanks for sharing more lovely tags.

N Patricia Castillo said...

That first tag made me smile and giggle! It's so cute!

I LOVE embossing...I can do either heat or dry embossing. I love the texture of it!

Kylie said...

Those tags are gorgeous. I love the embossing paste.

Carolee McCaslin said...

I am really loving using embossing paste on stencils lately:)

Melissa said...

So sweet and the colors are perfect!!!

maria f. said...

Once again may I mention the coincidence of your "snow" tags with your weather ;) That little snowman is adorbs. I've yet to make a shaker tag - have to give that one a think...

karenelr said...

What an absolutely perfect tag--I just love the scallops at the bottom--not to mention the colors!

Chark said...

they're adorable and perfect!

Indy said...

Love the snow on your tag!

ionabunny said...

Love Barb's fun tag. Love using embossing folders. Hugz

Helen Gullett said...

Adorable tags today! I love heat embossing and dry embossing as well :)