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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gift Tags

These are the gift tags that I made for my Secret Sister Swap with the Designing DIVAS group. I used these adorable little images from Stampendous and colored them with Copic markers. The tags were cut our using a Sizzix tag die and I used some paper from Making Memories, it is just a little bit darker than regular kraft paper and I really like the color. I am almost out of it though! I used torn paper to make the snow and then stamped some snowflakes from a Martha Stewart set and embossed them with a holographic embossing powder from Ranger. To finish them, I added some ribbon that I got at Jo-Anns. The to and from stamps are on the back. Every year I think about making gift tags and never do. I had fun making these so I think I will actually make more this year for my own Christmas gifts. 

I am back from my vacation! I think this is the longest amount of time I have been gone from my house in a long time. We started out last Friday and headed to my parent's house. Saturday morning, we got up early and went to eat breakfast with my Dad while mom slept in. Then we headed to South Carolina with an extra passenger than was originally planned. My eleven year old niece wanted to come with us. After we found the place where my class was going to be and went back to the hotel, Zoie was begging to stamp and color with me so I stamped her several images. She decided very quickly that she really liked my markers! By the end of the week, she was coloring and said "Now, I know what I am going to ask for for Christmas!". I just apologized to my brother for introducing her to Copics. 

The next morning we headed to stamp store. Wow, what a day! I learned a lot in the class, some completely new things and several things that just added to some techniques that I already knew. Overall, it was definitely worth the driving time and cost. There was a lot of information presented in a short amount of time! I also saw two women that I had met at the Art Stamp Scrap Tour last year in Chattanooga, since I was so far away from home this time, I didn't think I would know anyone. so it was interesting to see people that I had met before. The store was awesome! They stocked the entire line of Sketch markers in addition to tons of other cool stuff. 

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did. We alternate holidays with my family and my in-laws and if we are visiting my family we have dinners at my grandparents' house. They still do a lot of the cooking and then everyone else just brings sides and desserts. My contribution this year was just cranberry sauce, it was very good though and my hubby and Dad loved it!

Anyone do any Black Friday shopping? I went out with my mom, but not early, we went around lunch time. I didn't buy anything, but she lucked up on a couple of deals. Have a great rest of the weekend. I have missed my crafting space and plan on spending the majority of the day in there!

16 comments:

Cindy said...

These are adorable tags. You just inspired me. I now have an idea in my head. Thanks for sharing. I also love how you did the snow with the paper. very cool idea.

Marie (Stamping Inspiration) said...

So, so cute! I especially like that little Elf! I'm into elves right now! TFS :)

Nancy said...

These are great gift tags! I sure hope I can find some time soon to make some tags for this year...

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww these are tooo cute!!! Have a nice weekend!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hehe! Holidays do get in the way of crafting. Have fun in your space today!! Love the tags!

Loretta Rodger said...

I am so IN LOVE with this stamp set, the elf is just too darn cute!

No shopping for me, broke my foot 6 years ago on black friday, so I dare not tempt fate!

Hugs,

Scrapping Julie said...

how cute gina! so glad you had a great time. i cant wait to see all
you learned. have a great night!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are adorable! I dont know why I didnt take pics of mine for my blog before I boxed everything up..just wasnt thinking!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time..boy is your brother in for a surprise LOL!!
have fun stampin!

Angela S. said...

Gina, so glad you had a wonderful time on your vacation!!! These tags are so cute!!!! I was hoping to get alot more done in these 4 days off, but as usual things always get in the way!! Oh and the movie was 10 times better than the first!! More action in this one!! Go glad I will get to see you Monday at work!! Not that I am ready to go back though!!!

JazzyH said...

Adorable!

Michelle Forrest said...

These tags are so cute! Love 'em!

Jessie Lubyk, said...

Super adorable tags, I think I have to case them :) tfs

The Mama Monkey said...

These are so cute! Looks like we both made tags over the holiday weekend!! I love your snow with the torn paper!

Abi Bundy said...

These are really fun!

tmcc4 said...

Really Really Cute!!! Love them..great job!
mandy

Stephanie said...

So glad you had a good trip! I love your idea for Thanksgiving contribution - I cooked the whole dang thing & I think I'm following your suit next year :)