December 2, 2016

... And More Holiday Makes

Hello there!

I hope you realize you've whooshed through another week already and here you are! No, don't bother turning around. Monday through Thursday are long gone.

I'm knee-deep in signing cards, but I had to stop and play in a few challenges! They draw me in like honey to a bear about to hiberventilate . . .

Onefer.
I used my NBUS "Pinpoint Dome Tag Decorations" die by Poppystamps to cut the tag elements. I didn't even notice until now that the foo-foo bow completely covers the lovely rounded shoulders of my tag. You'll have to take my word for it. I sponged the snowy sky top and tore the bottom hills. The "Evergreen Trees" are also dies from Poppystamps. The sediment is from My Favorite Things set "Seasonal Sentiments." I used a white organza ribbon for the bow and colored it by skating my blue and green ink cubes over it on both sides to give it the same Hugh as the sky. 

The trees and torn hills are covered in Smooch and glitter. You can see that better here:
Now, if your first reaction when you saw the photo was to think to yourself, "That looks like one of Loll's tags," I would be pickled tink! That's prezackly who I was trying to channel! She is the Featured Stamper on the current Tag You're It challenge and this is her beautiful tag:
Challenges.
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Twofer
I do a few cards with this image every year because I never cease to love it. It's a old-timey wooden stamp from The Rubbernecker stamp company. I heat-embossed the image in platinum and then watercolored it with my Ziggies. The shimmery paper and the sediment are from PTI.
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Thank you for your good wishes about the plumbing. Of course, by the time we could get a plumber, the water was flowing fine. There was no sign of any leak so no one has any idea what happened. All we can do is wait for it to happen again. Wait. What? How's that? Perhaps it was the Elf on the Shelf? Hammy? I guess we'll have to install cameras and motion detectors. 

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