Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas, and my latest Tim tags

Hope y'all had a merry Christmas.

This is our before picture - I took it before everyone else got up - they usually don't wait for me. Amazingly, this year they did {of course, since I took the picture the night before!!}

Kidlets with their stocking loot
 Rhi was really pleased to find a new snowglobe in her stocking!

David and Jennie couldn't make it this year, so Jennie sent the gifts instead.

Rhi's gift this year was to make fudge for everyone. This was the first time she had ever made fudge. She had a little help from Grandma, but essentially made it by herself. She was really pleased with it. {And so were we, because it was really delicious!}

Wanted to get a picture of the kids with all their loot after opening it, but they weren't cooperating with that

Been working on the Tim tags.. still have 4 more to go.. hoping to get them done in time for the contest.
This tag is based on Tim's day 1 tag. I didn't have his snowman stamp, and was trying to figure out what to do, when my SSS secret santa sent me this really cool Maya Road chipboard snowman! And I thought how perfect! Tried to do a resist embossing, but didn't have fine enough clear EP, and it looked horrible, so I painted over it to start over. Stamped the snowflakes with Stazon. Added a little color with some homemade perfect pearl mist {made with Broken China blue reinker, water, and silver perfect pearls}. Also added some rock candy stickles for glitter. Cheated a little with the ribbon - I used pre-wired ribbon. Really love the icy feel to this tag though - I think it is my favorite so far. That rock candy crackle paint is really cool!

Day 5 tag - made almost like Tim's. Didn't have any of the ornament shaped fragments, but did have some old square ones with pre-punched holes {in Junkitz packaging! That tells you how long I've had them}. Stamps are from InkaDinkaDo. Colored a la Tim and stickled for glitter. Didn't have the right colors for embossing powder for the evergreen branch either, so I used colored ink and embossed with clear EP. I really like it. Used a MS border punch on the gold paper for the accent, and gold embroidery floss to attach the ornaments. And the JOY word is a laser cut sticker {from Mrs. Frossman, I think}

Day 2 tag - Another make due - didn't have the stamps or the metal pieces, so I used what I had. The frame is autumn leaves. The Christmas stamp also had a definition on it, but I just wanted the word, so I cut the rest off. Love the perfect pearls splatter technique!

Day 7 tags. Rhi wanted to make a tag with me the other night, so I helped her make one of these. The masking technique was really cool - I just used a piece of plastic {that had actually been wrapped around the blanket my mom got for Christmas!} since I don't have any of Tim's mask stuff. Used repositionable adhesive to hold it down. {knew that stuff would come in handy!} The santa stamp is one of Tim's, and is part of the set I won during last years 12 Tags. Rhi didn't want to leave the face uncolored, and we had a little trouble with her embossing on the bottom, but she was really happy with it. I did the stickles for her, and helped a little with the inking, and most  of the rest she did herself.

Still have 4 more tags to go.. hoping to get at least 2 done tomorrow, maybe 3. Gotta submit them before the 31st..


Jingle said...

I love the photo of your tree with the gifts under it! It has the perfect 'magical' lighting! Beautiful! And your tags are just wonderful!!!!

Scrappy Girl said...

Your tree picture is sweet with her first fudge...cute! I love all your tags.

Dria said...

Beautiful pics Julie! I love how you are doing your "T!m Tags"