Thursday, December 01, 2011

Day 1 Of 12 Tags

Wow!!! I know most of you felt the excitement at midnight to see Tim's tag like I did! I am in love with those cutey potooty pine cones. I have made several, and they all have names and love for me to talk to them! What a fabulous opening number for Tim to create at the start of this show! I am loving all of Mario's behind the scenes (BTS) via Twitter. It gives me a heads up and a laugh, and I get out all that I have that looks comparable to Tim's. I was making pine cones at around 9:00 and had them ready to go. I fell asleep around 11:00 and ironically bolted upright at 1:58 a.m...I kid you not. I did not set an alarm. Tim's tag went public at 2:01 a.m. my time, and I got to see it cool! Even the Sandman has a creative dark side!!!

For my tag I had to improvise because I didn't have the Noel or Banner dies. I love improvising though because it forces me to be more creative. I used Electric Blue Glimmer Mist on the background instead of using colored card stock. For the Noel, I used Thicker letters and adheared them to a piece of white card stock that I cut into a flourish, and stickled it because get this...I had no glitter. Imagine that!  The banner is just a strip of music paper from my stash of scraps that I cut and folded. I also like to make my Christmas tags using the jumbo tags that are 8 1/2 inches long. I like the extra room which allows me to really gaudy things up. You know how I like to cake it on! While Tim's tag was really blingy for him...which I loved...I added more bling with my hanging charm. I wanted to add a little more red, and the beads really made the holly berries pop off the tag. I loved, loved, loved the way Tim embossed while embossing! It was so much faster and made a complicated thing so easy to do. That is a technique I will use over and over.
Hello my little cuties. Mama loves you. Oh yes I do!!!
I am getting ready for the next one already. I can't wait and I am sure you can't either. Join the fun and upload your tag as well on Tim's blog. Is that a fabulous idea or what to have all of us doing show and tell? What a guy! And, it is surreal to see all those tags and visit their blogs from people all around the world. I love seeing the written language from other countries like Russia and China. It is amazing to know we all have a love of crafting and All Things Tim!!!


  1. I loved his embossing trick too.... killer idea! Love your tag and the way you've made it your own. Those giant tags are terrific!

  2. Anita, you crack me up! :) What are the names of the ones on the tags? Thanks for playing along! :)


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