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November 17, 2017

Tag Time III and a Card, Too!

Hello, Stamplings!

Welcome to another Friday which whooshed in here like a ..., as fast as a ...! Oh, dear, I can think of a lot of words and expressions, but this is a family blog (mostly) so none of them are suitable! I'll let you fill in the blank with your own expression in your comment, which will tell me how stressed out you are!

Today I'm up with my reminder tag as Guest Designer at Tag You're It!

Over on the challenge blog, the very talented Hazel is the featured artist with an adorable baby tag.
I mentioned last week that you did not need to make a baby gift tag, unless you needed one. I know a lot of you are making Christmas tags, but I only see one in the TYI gallery yet, so maybe you didn't believe me cuz I'm such a kidder. But it's true, honest!

So to inspire you, for my reminder tag I changed the theme to a Christmas tag, but kept to the main elements of Hazel's adorable design: I was inspired by Hazel's embossed background, pink color, main focal image, and die-cut sediment.

I used a snowfall e/f for the background, the adorable penguins are from Stamps of Life, and the joy die is from Lawn Fawn.

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Are you thinking, "Good to know, but I only make cards."

Aha! Did you know that you can also enter cards at Tag You're It? I didn't know that for a long time, but you absolutely can! So I turned my tag into a usable card to inspire you:
Your card has to have a tag layer, of course, and we still need to see how the Featured Artist inspired you, but other than that, you are free to design in the way that makes you happy!

I'd love to see your tag/card linked! You have five more days before the linky closes!

Challenges
GRAB OUR BADGE!little red wagon
Snippets Playground Badge Grab It
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62 comments:

!neke said...

Great tag and tag card !!!!!

have a great weekend !

Ineke X

Viv said...

Great fun tag and card Dee,just love those sweet penguins too.Enjoy your weekend mf ;) hugs Vee xx

Karen Knott said...

Love your cute tag Darnell and it looks gorgeous on a card too :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Valerija said...

Ohhh so cute and adorable. Love the penguins.
Valerija xx

Kath said...

A fabulous tag and a great card too!
Kath x

Birgit said...

This tag and card is so cute! I love the penguins and love the glossy accent

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, That's a fab tag/card. Oh and as fast a rat up a drainpipe.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Greta said...

No--I didn't know you could enter a card with a tag element. Love this darling Christmas tag made into a card, Darnell! The ribbon matching the sentiment is wonderful!

Carol L said...

Cuter than cute penguin tags! My weekend is zipping by like a flash of white lightnin'! LOL Enjoy yours too!

Cat Craig said...

I'm having a good week and its moseying on by at normal speed. Your penguins are darling Darnell.

scrAPpamondo said...

You are always full of great ideas for lovely creations! The cute penguin mum with her baby on the clean tag is a delight, with or without card!
I'm too very stressed and distressed, thanks for remember us that we aren't alone :D
Hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such an adorable one!

Jeanne H said...

Adorable! I too didn't know about making a "tagged card" and I don't make tags so haven't entered. My bad! ;-)

Donna said...

Your penguino's are adorable, Darnell.
Truly sweet. 💕

conil said...

I didn't know you could do a card with a tag on it either...good to know. Those precious penguins are making my brain tingle, big time. So I may be showing up over in the gallery, too.

Kathleen said...

Do you know I have real problems making tags, it certainly is no problem for you though, another two crackers, great images.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

Barb said...

A really lovely card and tag Darnell. Those penguins are soooo cute. Barbxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute and adorable penguin tag. But then to see you turn it into a card is even more awesome. I just love the design of it both ways.

Mac Mable said...

Great inspiration and such a fun tag and then to pop it onto a card...inspiring! x

Marilyn said...

Adorable!!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Darnell, those adorable penguins are just so cute! Tag looks great on a card too. I'm not sure about this week whoosing by, I blinked and the whole year has nearly flown by! Is it really the middle of November?? xx

Pat said...

What cute penguins and they work well as just a tag and also added to a card. I love the pretty embossed background and the touch of pink works beautifully for the sentiment and also the ribbon. Christmas will have to be my priority for sure fairly soon as I am so behind with my cards so the stress is definitely building...lol. x

Janelle said...

Darnell, your tag is super cute. I love that you made it into a card 'cause it looks perfect as that also. 😚 Mwah!

Chriss Blagrave said...

You are sorely clever 😘
Love the tag, turned card! Have a wonderful weekend!

frommycraftroom said...

Very cute penguins. Love the tag on a card.

JoAnn said...

Love your cute penguin tag and great card.
Have a great weekend.

Bonnie said...

A super fun tag, Dolly! Love these penguins! I'm still hoping to get a tag done for this challenge. Seems like the time whooshes past quicker than I can move! Have a great weekend!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Clever you dear friend, loving the wee penguins how I hate typos am thinking i better get off here more mistakes than not, tired plus,
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Bunny said...

Whooshed in like a speeding bullet.

What'd you make? I forgot again. Too much speeding. Penguin.........yes. A cute penguin. I've never even heard of Tag You're It until today. I'm glad to know you can make a card. The penguins are cute as their little noses almost look heart shaped due to the light. [Bunny]

Barb Ghig said...

Such a cute tag and I love how it works on a card base...you are a clever girl, Darnell!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Your little pair of Chilly Willys are adorable! I like them as a tag and as a card!

Sharron said...

What cuties! Perfect for babies or Christmas--well, penguins work for anything!! BTW, your posts haven't been showing up in my emails. I resubscribed and it said I had already subscribed. Do you know if anyone else has been having problems?

Sue said...

Your penguins are adorable, Darnell, very sweet card and tag. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. x

Sue said...

And congrats on your GD spot!! xoxo

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Awww so cute :)

Sandra H said...

Aww super cute tag and card Darnell the penquins are so cuddly sending lots of love x

Cara said...

This is just adorable! Have a wonderful weekend x

Brenda in IN said...

These penguins are so cute. I rarely make tags but I got things out yesterday and today is "tag day". I could use some for gifts this year, so I'd better get busy. Congratulations on being the guest designer.

Di said...

Gorgeous card with that sweet tag Darnell! Who doesn't love penguins - cute as can be.

Hugs

Di xx

Shelly said...

This is sooo cute! Congrats on guesting, too! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Your penguin tag is so darn cute and I love how you added it to a card which, for me, is the way to go seeing as how the Christmas season is whooshing in like a giant hungry bird, swallowing up fall and Thanksgiving when it comes to card making. The gloss you added to their eyes and beaks (bills?) is an extra special touch, making them all that much more adorable.

shirley-bee said...

... liked greased lightning ;)
This little penguin pair is adorable, Darnell. I love their shiny eyes and beaks :)

OH Babs said...

Very cute whether it be a tag or a tag-on-a-card. (Kinda like a hot dog on a stick). Hee hee. Have a wonderful turkey day. Three invites but staying home as I continue to hyper-extend my knee and sitting around and driving both hurt. We will go to the Sizzler where they serve a great turkey dinner AND I don't have to cook. :) B

Craftychris said...

I love your tag card, I usually use my tags on cards too! I adore those penguins - they are the cutest ever! Hugs xxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Awwww, super cute Darnell. I usually have one or two tags in hand that can double up as toppers if necessary xx

Fikreta said...

its super adorable!
love it!

Bobby said...

Thanks for explaining the tag on a card idea, Darnell. I usually put all the ones I make on a card at some point because I don't need them as tags. Your little penguins are adorable.

Linda said...

Your little penguins are just too cute. Gorgeous tag and it looks great on a card too xx

Ros Crawford said...

Super cute! Sorry I have been MIA... One day I will get back to normality... Hope you are well, sending hugs!

Anita in France said...

Darling little penguins, Darnell ... whether they're on display on your tag or card! Ah yes, whooshing weeks ... squeaky already and we don't even have Thanksgiving! I could say more but as you note, this is a family blog so squeaky will have to do!! LYAMYMA ... AWYAVHT! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

AlisonC said...

Fun penguins as a card or a tag. Don't they always make you smile? x

Claire said...

Sweet tag, the penguins are darling and I really like the use of pink for your sentiment x

Redanne said...

Apologies for my lateness... The penguins are just adorable and what a good idea to turn a tag into a card - that's an idea I must borrow! I cannot believe just how close Christmas is and I have only made a couple of cards - yikes, may have to resort to purchasing some after all.... Big hugs, Annie xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Really cute! Very nicely done!

TK said...

Adorable penguins! and I really enjoy that you added your tag to a card! Another one of my "to do's"...

oldpunca said...

This two penguins are so cute, that I would of adopt them immediately. Super nice tag and a lot of ideas, what does tag mean.You are a great motivator for inspiring people to make something else as usualy. :-)

Hugs, Sonja

Heather said...

Very cute, both the tag and the card made with it. Thanks for joining me at Little Red Wagon this week.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Totally adorable, Darnell. The year is flying by in a bleep... BUT I finally created my first four Christmas cards yesterday! Whew!
Hugs,
Em xoxo

Sheila H said...

So cute and fun!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Well aren't they the cutest penguins!
Super tag and tag card.
Ang x

Susan Renshaw said...

Fab tag!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
Susan
Addicted to Stamps and More
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Skye said...

A very cute card/tag. I like the sweet likttle penguins