Wednesday, January 27, 2021

My Memory Tag

              "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

 Hello readers.  Today I wanted to share with you a tag I made for the Tag Tuesday Challenge.  Wendy has challenged us to use a photograph or part of one on our tag. I really wanted to do this one because I am a scrapbooker.  I visualized using it on a scrapbook page, but now think it will go in my junk journal I am working on.    One reason is the photograph has already been scrapped, but the other is because it is a memory I enjoy looking back on.  I remember what I was feeling at the time. I remember the breeze, the sun, the sound of the waves and smells, and they were all happy memories.  So, I want to put it in my junk journal that I will be using this year, as list journal, or a goal journal, or however I want to use it.  I will be able to look at the photo and relax and be calm, and maybe even inspired! LOL  This was from our trip to Maine in 2018.

First I cut a tag shape, then smooshed it in Distress oxides on my glass mat. Then I used modeling past through a Rabbit Hole Designs stencil. I had won it in a prize with some stamps, too, from SplitcoastStampers.  I die cut the stamped sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs. I die cut some shells to add to the tag.

Hope you like my tag.  I think I will enjoy using it in my junk journal.

Be sure and check the other tags over at Tag Tuesday.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

T Stands for Tag & Tea

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Hello readers!  This afternoon, I have been working on a tag so I could take part in Tag Tuesday.  We have a delightful theme of Faery Gardens issued by Michele.  I have hoarded this pretty paper by DCWV for years!  I thought of it when I saw the theme.  Although, there are no fairies on it, there seems to be a beautiful garden.  And the title is The Garden Tea Party Stack, which works great for our TSFT, too.  Since there wasn't a fairy on it, I stamped a B Line Designs fairy on a piece of the paper with TH Distress Oxide "Tea Dye".  Oh, good ,another tea reference! LOL  I then used Tattered Rose Distress Embossing glaze. I cut with a scalloped punch and layered on another larger die cut piece of SU! Really Rust CS. I layered a scrap of lace in between the two scallops.

I am making this also for a Mixed Media Challenge on SCS to alter a paper clip, So I layered the tag on a paper clip with another piece of the pretty paper on the back.  This will go nicely in one of my junk journals.  I also, inked and heat embossed around the edges of both the tag and image piece.  

You can go to our TSFT over at Altered Book Lover and join our Tea Party.  Elizabeth and Bleubeard are our hosts.  You can see  other tags for our theme at  Tag Tuesday

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Monday, January 11, 2021

T Stands For Happily Crafting!

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Hello Dear Readers and T gang.  Today, you find me happily crafting!  I have been junk journaling today as well as card making, so I will share both.

In our Dear Julie, Julie Junk Journal January Challenge, we are to use junk only!
No new paper, no stamping, unless we make the stamps out of junk and our ink pad out of junk and food dye.  I won't be doing that as I have plenty of ink pads and stamps.  Just won't use them for this challenge.

One of our challenge elements to be made is  a  belly band with two inserts.  I made a belly band and put it on one of my pages that is a paper from an old Ideals magazine.  The Belly band is a map scrap from an outdated atlas.  I decorated with a tea tag, stamp and srap digi of a postcard.  One insert is one of 8 notes we can use.  I decorated with a punched tab from packaging, another scrap of digi postcard and a tea from a tea box. The other insert is an envelope someone sent me a ATC card in.  I decorated with a stamp, and can actually put something in it.  Just, an FYI, I store my ATCs in a pocket style book. I die cut the corner for this page from a book page.  I haven't done anything yet to the page across.  It is a sack that was sprayed with water, wadded up then ironed and cut to a two page size.  Something I saw on You tube. :)

Another project was a card I made for today's Clean and Simple Challenge on SpitcoastStampers.
We were challenged to go back in our gallery and pick out one of our own cards and CASE it: Copy and Share Everything, and to use an old stamp.  
I went back in my gallery to 2017 and found one with this cute SU! image from Friendships Grow.
I started with Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series paper by SU!  I stamped the background script stamp, also SU! on it with Island Indigo.   Then I sponged with Pool Party ink, and then rubbed off the access, and magically the dots appear.  That is what the specialty paper does!  
The layers are Recollections white, Island Indgo, and the image is stamped on Whisper white.  I colored the image with TH Distress Markers.  I layered some seam binding under the sentiment and image.

Do you spy my beverage ticket to the TSFT party over at Bleubeard & Elizabeths?  There are actually two items. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week!

Monday, January 4, 2021

T Stands for The New Year

Ps. 100:1  "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands."

Happy New Year! 

I have been doing several new things in the new year.  One, is taking a free online class from Kit and Clouder, which also came with a free digital of this cute little deer.  The lessons show different blending techniques with either pencils or markers.  I followed the one for pencils.  Here is my first try.  I made a card out of it.  

I am showing how we did it in steps.

I hope to get better.  I am already taking another class from her, too.  I would be interested to know if any of my readers have ever taken her classes.  Some of them are paid classes, but she has several free ones.  I really enjoy them.

And below are the gift calendars I stamped for 2021.   I try to not make them too flowery as I give them to some guys, like our son and grandson.  :)

And the squirrel is holding my ticket to the tea party over at Bleuberd's and Elizabeth's this week.
She hosts our T Stands For Tuesday at Altered Book Lover every 
week.  Come join us and share a drink related post in your post. 

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy T Day!  I hope you have a great week!