We are less than a week from Christmas and I am so blessed to be able to share with you my 4 month old, “grandeversocute son’s” tag with you. In sharing this tag with you I am also sharing the fact that “by the grace of God”, our children are here and safe with us for this wonderful Christmas that is just around the corner. My thoughts, prayers and heart go out to those that will not have that, this year. I pray that those who are trying to survive the horror of what happened in Newtown Connecticut will be able to find peace, somehow. I have lost “loved ones” in my life and I still struggle but ALL my children are safe and I am so grateful for that. I actually thought of not posting “another tag” but I think in honour of the “angels” this world lost on that “earth shattering, tragic” day, I will continue with these “happy posts” of precious children for they bring so much meaning, love and joy into our lives. No words can ease the pain but I hope by continuing to celebrate the “joy of children” we can honour all those who were lost, the children and teachers that tried to protect them.
This tag was created using a solid little holly stamp that comes in a set numbered CRS051 CU from “The Stamp Barn” that is now manufactured by “Frog’s Whisker’s Ink“. This “go to” little stamp has created the backgrounds for more projects than I can count …. it paid for itself years ago and now I actually think I owe “it” money (lol). I used my smack down technique to create the background which you will find all stepped out in both Vol. #6 of Canadian Scrapbook Basics and many, many articles that I have written for both Scrap & Stamp Arts & Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. The colors I used were Clearsnap’s, ice blue, Fluid Chalk and Wisteria. Do NOT forget to get re-inkers for all your stamp pads! Without the re-inker you are simply limited to what you can achieve. The snowflake die and the “mini tag” die’s are from “Impression Obsession”. I used moonlight, “Smooch” from Clearsnap and their frost, “Smooch Glitz” to alter my snowflakes … love, love that these products dry sooo quickly (and yet you know we can mess with that).
The elves are from my collection of “Printworks” stamps that I have from years back … I don’t know if they are still available but I have this entire set of elves that I have treasured for years. They were just soooo perfect for this tag that I HAD to use them. My ribbon of course was custom “sparkled” with Glitter Ritz, glitter and of course my “Be Creative” tape holds the glitter to the ribbon “perfectly”, this technique is also stepped out in “Vol. #6. So please enjoy my “Elias’s tag and know that this Grammom is hugging ALL her children and grandsweethearts each and every time she can.