November 19, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 17



Day 17 today, and it is starting to sink in that Christmas is not far off.

I don't have a lot of shopping to do because my kids are older. I have a bit of a panicky feeling because by now I have usually done a lot of my shopping, but there isn't the race to get that 'toy that won't be on the shelf come December'.  I am enjoying that there is more time now to create projects like tags and Christmas cards and even some Christmas crafting projects. That the cookies for the cookie exchange won't be burnt because I was rushing, that the handmade ornaments actually get made and the gifts are wrapped before midnight on Christmas Eve. No matter what your situation is, make sure you take some time to relax and enjoy the holidays and make a few tags ;)

Keep loading them into 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 my guest is Miriam Prantner. 
Her blog, Sooner Rather Than Later,  is full of fabulous and fun inspiration.
Here is what she created for us today...






For my tag today I played with some brand new Reverse Confetti stamps and dies.


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I absolutely could not wait to dig into the North Pole Wishes set and CASE Kathy Martin's tag she created for the new release at Reverse Confetti. When I saw that she used two envelopes I knew I had to borrow that idea. I am starting to get more adventurous with trying new techniques with my card making. I am falling in love with gold and sparkle this holiday season. So I tied two gold glitter jingle bells on my tag. Then I very lightly spritzed it with some Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine. Wow I love that stuff. I really held back because I didn't want to overdo it.--I'll clean the laundry room sink later!


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I am submitting this to Virginia's Lu's Challenge #9 for All Things Metallic.



...and the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking November Gallery Challenge

For a chance to win one of the prizes leave me a comment telling me whether you are on the gold trend this season and if you are what is your favourite product to use?

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

77 comments :

Lynn said...

Oh I am absolutely loving all the inspiration! The tags are all amazing!

Janet Zeppa said...

Beautiful tags ladies!! I too love gold and find the Colorshine in my hands very often!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love today's tags!!! And I have never gotten on the gold bandwagon! LOL!! And my fave product -- well, my paper trimmer of course :)

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful gold spray on yoyr pretty tag! I am into gold embossing this year! So pretty! :)

Isabel Z said...

I haven't used gold but you have me curious.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous tags!!! Yes, I love the gold trend this year and LOVE the Delicata gold ink pad, gold foil paper and gold glimmer paper. :)

Kimberly Rendino said...

I love the little dash of gold splatter! I love gold too - I'm especially fond of the word dies cut from the shiny gold paper. I just bought some of that and can't wait to try it myself! Great tags today!!!

Susi Kelly said...

Miriam's tag is lovely! I also like how fun your tag is! The red diecut bow on the top is a perfect match to the twine!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful tag inspiration! I enjoy seeing the different shapes of tags displayed here too! As for the gold trend - I have not used gold yet this season - so I guess I will have to say no, I'm not on the trend. That being said, I think I'm going to get out the gold glitter!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

I have used gold heat embossing and this year am trying the gold ink. Love the sparkle that it adds. Cute tags, Tracey.

diana said...

Great tags! Thanks for the inspiration. ;-)

Ruby N said...

Gold embossing powder!!! Your tags are lovely.

Debbie Lou said...

Anything gold is my favorite, particularly WOW embossing powder and ribbon :)

Barb said...

Love Miriam's tag! The watercoloring looks beautiful and love those whimsical trees! Your tags are awesome, Tracey! Beautiful work, as always!

Shelly said...

Beautiful tags!!! And oh yes, I'm on the gold trend! ;) I'm lovin' gold ink, as well as metallic gold paper!

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh I am on the gold bandwagon, Tracey. Using Recollections fine embossing powder, but will try WOW, as I'm hearing some really good things about it... Love your tag, and just snagged those R.C. goodies yesterday! Off to visit Miriam...
=] Michele

Annette Allen said...

what adorable tags.. I love how you added those sweet little envelopes on your tag Tracey.. so pretty

BeverlyBL said...

I just love Miriam's first tag. The papers, the style. Perfect. I loved your tag too, Tracey. Those little envelopes are very cute and I like that scalloped tag. Have really been enjoying the 25 days of Christmas Tags. Lots of cute, cute tags. Thanks so much for doing it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such cute tags! I love those new RC dies! Thanks so much for inviting me to participate this year!

~amy~ said...

awesome tags ladies!
Yay for playing with new goodies!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow these are beautiful! I just love trees!

Lenora Clark said...

Gorgeous! As always!

KayM said...

Wow!! More gorgeous inspiration!! Miriam's card is gorgeous with the watercolored background and your is just adorable with that cute tree die! Love them!!

Amanda said...

I haven't embraced the gold trend this year, but I do like silver and pewter metallics a lot. Maybe I should break out my gold! Love your tags.

Sandy Lewis said...

I am loving the gold trend and my favorite product right now is Heidi Swapp's gold Color Shine - I use it on almost everything!

Sandi said...

I am not a fan of gold at all....I prefer silver especially at the holiday when paired with red or blue. Your tags and Miriam's are beautiful!

marylouh said...

I love the deconstructed tree. It is so cute and different.
Santa is always a hit.
two great tags.
thanks for sharing and for having the hop.

cghundley said...

Fun tags! I have
used gold a little,
mostly from the
Homemade collection!
Carla from Utah

Laura Norris said...

Great tags today! Love that Special Delivery! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Monika Reeck said...

oh woooww Miriam Tag is sooo lovely I adore the tree she stamped on that DP and the red above and the bottom area..and nice colors too at the back side of the tree...adorable tag.. and Tracey your tag is cuuutee.love that tree and the lovely bow and the second one so sweet with that bell...nice to visiting your TAG blog at these days..hugs, Monika

Barb Ghig said...

Miriam's tag is so pretty! I love how she used patterned papers and inked the background on her winter scene!

Love both of your tags today, Tracey! As always, you have inspired me to create more tags, and I'm really enjoying it...Thanks! I'm also enjoying using gold (ink and embossing powder) lately...it adds such an elegant touch!

Iris said...

I use gold embossing powder.
isoscia at aol dot com

Bobby said...

These are great tags, Tracey. I love the little envelopes on the North Pole one.

wendy said...

Lovely tags , sadly I haven't got to try any "gold" trendy products yet... But love what I've seen others do so far

Jean Bullock said...

I don't really follow trends. I have always loved gold and used it whenever I think I need it.

Your tags are darling.

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh just love the tags for today!!!! so pretty,

I'm slowing getting on the gold trend, only because it's everywhere!!

Jen said...

These are all such great tags. I love that Mirriam's uses non-traditional colors!

Joyce said...

I am so loving your tag series this year. They just keep getting better and better, even when I cannot imagine them getting better.

ktfabian said...

Another fantastic round of tags! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sue D said...

Very cute tags. Love the tree. I am starting to use gold on projects. I have used a gold Pitt artist pen and gold sequins.

carol (krillsister) said...

Darling tag. I need to look into that stamp set. I am not into the gold trend.

Pam said...

Gorgeous tags! Yes, I am loving the gold trend, especially my Delicata gold ink. It's amazing!

Kelly S. said...

Amazing tags today! I love the watercoloring on Miriam's and the sweet patterned tree on yours! I am loving the gold...Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Guilded Gold" is my favorite thing to spritz on a card for shine...and some gold jingle bells, of course!

Lisa said...

Love the pretty patterned trees on Miriam's tag!! And your pair are simply delightful as always. I REALLY like the second one, the tiny envelopes and holly are so cute!

Denise Bryant said...

delightful tags today! Love the cute tree tag and the fun mail themed tag too!
I love gold and my favorite look is a beautiful gold heat-embossed image!

Robyn Oliver said...

Three fabulous tags today...I love their clean and layered look. This year I have made around 80 cards and I must say the gold embossing powder has had a rest...a few gold threads and gems though.

Shona Chambers said...

I'm a huge fan of Miriam and she certainly has wowed everyone with this gorgeous tag. You've done so well yourself with having different tags each day, your brain must have so many fantastic ideas to try out. I am 100% on the gold trend this Xmas. I don't wear gold or have anything gold in my house but I'm obsessed with gold heat embossing on my cards, it looks so good!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

All three of these are fabulous... you do so much with a small amount of space...

stampwithsandy said...

Beautiful tags! I love gold and use embossing powder, ribbon and foil. When I remember to!

Tonya Jastad said...

Gorgeous tags! I am really loving using the gold shiny cardstock!

Shelley C said...

Great tags - love Miriam's, and a great stamp set! Love the fonts on the RC stamps. ranger gold embossing powder is my gold fix. Tried Zing gold glitter ep, not a fan.

Marybeth said...

Amazing tags today again! Love the little details with the letter , etc on your tags.

Ruth G said...

Fabulous tags today! I love traditional colors you used with the sweet die cuts and wonderful sentiments!
I love gold, but I like silver more for Christmas. Just works better for me.

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

Love your tags - I adore Reverse Confetti's products - I just ordered that tree die and I can't wait to use it once it arrives!!! I like to use gold embossing for thanksgiving and christmas projects - right now I'm on the hunt for gold foil card stock so I can up my gold game!

Sharron said...

Every one of these tags is just amazing--love them all! Love the touch of gold spray too. The gold ink is still on my wish list and I really enjoy the papers and embossing powders.

Lindsey said...

Yes, loving gold. And honestly I still can't believe I love it. Gold glitter paper, sequins, and embossing powders are my most used products.

Kara said...

beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet tags ladies. Loving the RC tree! I love the gold on my cards these days, but I am more partial to silver.

Anita in France said...

Terrific tags today, Tracey ... those glittery jingle bells are just a delight! Love gold ... especially heat embossed ... it's so amazing watching it come to life! Anita :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the ric tree die. Adorable

Linda Rubarski said...

Love All the tags and using some gold.

Amy C. said...

I'm a silver girl, but gold is pretty also.

Jinny Newlin said...

Yay for Miriam! Love that girl to bits, and her little, paper-pieced scene is perfectly scrumptious! So in love with the vintage appeal of your last tag, too, girl! And yes, I'm all over the gold bandwagon whether it be rubons or embossing or foil papers/accessories. I'm also totally in love with Pretty Pink Posh's gold sequin stars. So fun!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL tags today!!!
LOVE Miriam's layered trees, LOVE your CUTE tree, LOVE your scalloped tag with the tiny envelops & holly too!!!
I am definitely on the gold trend, I'm on the silver trend too ... I have to confess that I'm a bling addict, so my favourite product is GORGEOUS WOW GLITTER!!! While I love the ELEGANCE of embossing powder, I am still struggling with my technique and plan plenty of practice with my Christmas cards & tags this year :)

pcm said...

loving the gold but my card this year has silver!

Karenladd said...

Love these awesome layered tags and yes I do love the gold trend. In fact, I just ordered 70, yes 70..gold foil doilies online!

Crystal said...

Gold is tried & true. I'm reaching for my ranger detail gold embossing powder over & over as well as some mists I made with gold perfect pearls. I also am in love with the ranger liquid platinum embossing powder for my silver. The tags are fantastic. I wish I would have found your blog hop sooner since I'm making so many tags this year. They are my Christmas gifts to my family this year.

N Patricia Castillo said...

Lovely tags!

I'm more of a silver girl...so I haven't joined in on the gold trend...

Megan said...

Love both of your reverse confetti tag shapes.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Yes I love gold sparkly things and I put gold stickles on everything!!!

karenelr said...

Tracy, what a beautifully stunning tag! I love those scallops at the bottom!

maria f. said...

What a beautiful tag Miriam created. So serene, even with the wonky trees.

Chark said...

beautiful! love the watercolor with the fun trees!

Indy said...

Oh, the Express Mail tag would be a perfect touch on a child's Santa present!

ionabunny said...

Great tag. Didn't realise gold was a trend. Always like a bit of gold. Gold embossing powder is a must go to product. Hugz

jamie vanskiver said...

Sorry so late, I had a family emergency so I thought I'd catch up on the tags, plus I needed to cheer up and these tags have helped! Super cute:)

Helen Gullett said...

Great tags today!