Friday, December 13, 2013

Snowy Day Tags...Inky Paws #5, Simon Says: Let it Snow, CAS-ual Fridays #123: Let it Snow

Hello!  Friday...yayyy!!  One more weekend, five days and Christmas-New Year's break begins, for a full two weeks. Yes, feel free to imagine how happy-dancing excited I am! Between now and then, though, the plate is full, with my #1 priority the thesis I'm editing and proofreading; my completion goal is Sunday.  After that, I *need* to craft!  Can you believe that despite the numerous cards I've made, I've not sent a single one. Not one (at this rate, I may need to send Happy New Year's cards instead...hmmm, I do have some New Years products requiring attention)!

My stash has been de-stashed, and that's happy news. The cards I passed along to my mom for her Christmas Bazaar sold. All sold - and according to mom's report, the majority were bought by a young guy, who just 'happened' to be in the market for home-made cards. I'm so delighted that mine appealed to him. The more recent cards found a home with our school's librarian, who makes the most lovely stained glass pieces of art.  We negotiated an exchange: my cards, her glass.  Once I decide on which piece I want - gift for my sister, I think - I'll share here.  A win-win arrangement, all around.

For now, a quick share of two tags that I'm 'testing out' for another round of 10, for the 90 tags I'm making.  Inky Paws #5

sparked the layout, and of course, my image choices, from the super cute Snow Day set.  I'm also entering the "let it snow' challenges at CAS-ual Fridays #123 and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Here's my  *snowshoe* hare and  toque-and-scarf sporting penguin, water-coloured with distress markers...


Aren't these images super sweet?  I think my decision is made: going for a set of 10!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!







15 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that your cards sold...always exciting :) You're not alone, I haven't started mailing my Christmas cards either!! Good thing I have a good stash that I can grab from as the holidays are quickly approaching. You're tags are adorable!! I love the combination of red, green, and blue for holidays cards!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  2. Well done having your cards sell :) Great exchange of goods too - best way to go! Btw, Noel knows you and hubby well as well as everyone you mentioned :)

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  3. Awww! Cute! I love that you used the sketch to create tags! The birdie over the bunnies head is too funny! Makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs this month!

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  4. Beautiful papers & darling images--more terrific tags! Congrats--every card sold--wow!

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  5. You're doing a great job on reaching your tag goal! I admire you! These tags are adorable!

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  6. 90 tags?!?! Dang that's a lot! I love the tags! Awesome coloring! Good luck with your paper!

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  7. Can't wait to see the piece of glass you get! How exciting! And your little NN tags are just darling! I love this company's stamps! Love how you've used them to make these sweet little tags too. Great colors and great design. Bev

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  8. Congratulations on having every card sold, Carol ... you must be so delighted (bet your Mum was so proud too!). I love stained glass ... looking forward to seeing the 'exchange' piece. Now, these little sweeties ... you're right, decision made for the set ... cute, beautifully coloured, adorable! Anita :)

    Thanks so much for the congrats on my CF card shout-out ... hope you're having fun with the proof reading ... and hope you have some cucumber ... it's great for that buggy eyed feeling! Happy Saturday to you too, my friend :)

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  9. I just knew it!!! SELL OUT!! Yeah baby!!! That guy knows a good thing when he sees it!!! Eeek - congrats!!!
    Don't worry - I haven't sent my cards out either! In fact I just realized that I didn't make nearly enough of them so I'm scrambling to make more this weekend!! And then write in them, and then address them! How did I leave it to the last minute like this!!!
    And ok I HUGE love these tags!!! Freakin' adorable!!

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  10. Thanks for sharing these adorable tags at CAS-ual Fridays Carol, they're just too cute!

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  11. ... not one bit surprised that your cards were snapped up like diamonds in a dollar store!

    I'm officially in pre-Christmas panic mode, so will keep this short and simple....SA-WEEEEET TAGS dear friend. Put these pretties on a bazaar table and stand back...a stampede will follow....full of elbows and trips and clawing and pulling hair....just to snag your products!

    Told ya you are awesome!

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  12. Adorable tags with those sweet images Carol!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. What a sweet little bird. These tags are so happy! Thanks for playing along with us in the Let It Snow Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  14. I love tags...like mini cards...and you're layering and layouts here are fabulous! I'm inspired!

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