Yes, Christmas is here … right now … it is happening all around us and I truly wanted to share so much “more” with you in the last weeks but life “truly” got in the way of that. We actually had a leak in our house last June and of course the minute I got back from teaching on Vancouver Island at Diane Baldwin’s (of Scrapbook Central in Courtenay, B.C. “fame”) the contractors descended upon us. Needless to say removing and replacing a floor, rebuilding a kitchen island, spraying of ceilings and painting became a monumental job that was supposed to be a 1 week inconvenience that turned into 6 weeks. It truly was like moving …. again. All is good although, “everything” that went back together seemed to find a “new and better home” in a better organized place BUT since I did not have time to label, finding “anything” requires a huge amount of patience and “skill” (lol). With that being typed I truly want to share with you 3 of the tags I managed to get done for MY favorite season of our year …. Christmas. Yes, I am a certified “Christmas junkie”. I love so much about this time of year but of course on the top of my list is that I will have ALL my children under my roof at the same time with Brian and I. Some things are different this year as preparations were held up by the construction but all will be fabulous because we will be together.
My tags for my children and grandchildren are something I do every year and to this point I have finished 3. They are for my little ones, my grandbeautiful children. Hopefully I can get something special done for Brian and my grown children but we will see what the next couple of days bring. If I can’t get to all of it …. wellllll, next year there will be (hopefully) no reconstruction at Christmas time and I will be able to accomplish more. The tags I have made for Rianne, Liam and Rowan are all created using a gorgeous, snowflake “Rollagraph” stamp from Clearsnap, snowflake stamps from Stampendous, pigment and Fluid Chalk ink from Clearsnap, Smooch Spritz from Clearsnap and “Be Creative” tape along with sugar beads and “Glitter Ritz” glitter. This blog post will now become photos and those of you who follow my magazine articles in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and Scrap & Stamp Arts may be able to decipher how I got to these over the tops tags. I rolled in my “roller smoosh” way, applied “Be Creative” tape (the best tape in the crafting world for OH! so many reasons), added beads and “Glitter Ritz” glitter, added more ink, sprayed with “Smooch Spritz” (so full of shimmer), added custom colored ribbon and assembled everything around photos that I love. I hope these inspire you to some Christmas, crafting loveliness of your own. Enjoy the peek and with this “peek” comes my sincere wishes to ALL of you for a wonderful Christmas that brings blessings to you and YOUR loved ones ….. MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS & may Santa fill your stockings to overfull with lifelong, happy memories!!