Friday, July 3, 2015

Tag, You're It Challenge #25...Wishes and Celebrate...The Pink Elephant Challenge #305~Anything Goes, Seize the Birthday~Red, White and Blue, The Male Room #13~Up in the Air (no Birds)


Hello, and welcome to my debut post as a new DT member over at
Call me thrilled.and honoured!

Let's get started, shall we...because if we don't I'll become more giddy and nervous and babble up a storm and probably emit a SQUEAL or ten...

Today, Tag, You're It! Challenge #25 invites you to  draw inspiration from this oh-so-pretty tag by amazing, talented, Erin.


Blue, red, white...whispers of gold...a gorgeous red flower...sponging...a border...the behind-the-sentiment thread loop...Possibilities of all kinds, and to see a few, please be sure to visit my new team-mates - AnjaDonnaJeanneKara Lynne - whose Erin-inspired tags are nothing short of stunning! 

Her tag took me in this direction...


It seemed only fitting that I include a nod to my much loved butterflies on this opening tag.  CB butterflies, a bit of gold script from STAMPlorations grunge set and a W&W die cut, all tied together with sponged Paris Dusk ink and SU Real Red.

Feeling all jazzed up after making that tag, I made a second - for a card - that I'm 'sending' to all my wonderful friends in the US: to wish you:  HAPPY 4TH of JULY!  May your Saturday be filled with "stars" and celebration!


Here's my twosome...


Make a tag or two and join us in the gallery!  The winner will be a GD for a future challenge; I'd love if it were YOU!

My card (which I think has a certain 'guy-ness' about it) is heading over to:

The Male Room #13~Up in the Air (but no birds)


Seize the Birthday~Red, White and Blue


The Pink Elephant Challenge #305~Anything Goes


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

33 comments:

  1. Ooooh, Carol! What a fabulous debut tag! You know I gotta love it since you used a bold and beautiful butterfly! Adore the font on the wishes piece, too. Really outstanding job. But of course, I'm so happy for you! Your celebrate card makes me smile really big, too. Awesome work. Oh and I really liked your idea for a CASE challenge. That might be a challenge I'd be a teensy bit comfortable entering. LOL Carol, I think you are awesome. Thanks for sharing your joy with us. :)

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  2. Woot Woot!!!!
    So excited for you and what a debut! Love your projects!

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  3. Brilliant as ever Carol...what more to say?Your talent is truly wonderful. Love the tag with the butterfly...great inspiration and the second card...oh so great for the males as you say...what a wonderful embossing folder.Two fabulous debut creations. Have a wonderful weekend friend XX

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  4. Carol, I am so excited for you and this is some tag! Just so pretty with the red white and blue!!!

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  5. Congratulations Carol! Your card and tag are perfect for the challenge.

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  6. Wow Carol, your tag is stunning! I love the butterflies and I love the color combo. The red/white/blue with gold is so pretty together. I also love your festive 4th of July card, just so fun and of course I love anything red/white/blue. lol But I have to say that I love your flag colors too. This girl loves red...and pink....and yellow....ok, ok, I just love color! lol Congrats on your DT gig, you will be such an asset to the team Carol! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Stunning debut, my friend! So happy to see a butterfly on here - I know it's you. Love the blending, the colors, the gold script is a stroke of genius. Now I have to have w&w word dies. Your card is beautiful. Perfect for the occasion! xo

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  8. ....you're out of the starting gate with a stunning display of your talent! I LOVE the wee bit of gold lettering in the tag - so effectively unexpected!

    Love how you carried the star them from the embossed background to the red & white focal point on the blue panel :

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  9. Awesome card Carol great debut. Love the other card also so happy to create with you. Happy 4th July.

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  10. Your inspired tag is awesome! I knew it would be fun seeing your samples ;)

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  11. I like butterflies, too :)
    Well done on tying in to so many different challenges.
    Fresh, clean and CAS looking. You make it look effortless :)

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  12. What beautiful, wonderful debut creations. Love the sponging and the bold diets and sentiments. I am WISHING you a wonderful DT experience with TYIC, and CELEBRATING your wonderful talent, my friend. Go forth and create!!! xo

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  13. Gorgeous tag (congrats again on the DT - ((hugs))). Nice tribute for the 4th too.

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  14. Congratulations on the DT!! I think the tag and card are just fab - love the patriotic colour scheme. Great texture too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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  15. Gorgeous tag, I love that bright and cheery butterfly. And your card is great with the stars in the background and as a feature. Congrats, and thanks for sharing your work with us at The Male Room.
    Chris

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  16. What an awesome debut, Carol ... lovely to see your beautiful trademark butterflies on your gorgeous tag ... and what a yummy, texture-y starry delight! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. Love your take on Erin's tag!! And i love how you just switched the elements and got two different tags!! Awesome job!!

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  18. Congrats on the new DT assignment, Carol--love your debut tag! Wonderful stamping & your card is beautiful!

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  19. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work at Seize the birthday Carol!

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  20. Love all of the stars, the embossed ones and the stitched ones! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  21. Awesome celebration card and tag in patriotic colors, Carol! Hope you can link them up to our birthday linky party :o) Hugs.

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  22. Your card and tag are both stunning. Wonderful double layer butterfly and beautiful inked background on the tag. And your card is just perfect for any guy or gal. Love how you replicated the color scheme and that beautiful blue inked background, and then had stars in your texture as well as die cut stars. Fantastic combo for your first TYI design post.

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  23. Such patriotic creations, love them both! Your tag is so clean and crisp and love the die-cut word in blue. And the embossing folder you used for your card is so perfect!! You rocked your first post and they are going to love having you on their team!!!

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  24. Wonderful debut, Carol, and with a two-fer! Love how you've layered the butterflies and the stars. I haven't played along in ages - need to rectify that! Thanks so much for adding your card to the Seize The Birthday gallery :)

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  25. So pretty - LOVE that little tag!!!! Now since you are on the DT, perhaps I'll give tags another try....The other card is really pretty, too - the embossing folder is great for it!

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  26. Hi Carol, wow you sure came up with some gorgeous tags for your first post! Love the red white and blue.... Welcome again!

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  27. My sincere apologies for my late visit, Carol...CONGRATS on your new DT spot for the Tag You're It Challenge! I am so happy for you, and I know you are certainly going to be an amazing asset to the team ~ Woo-Hoo!

    Your tag and card are fabulous! I love the die cut sentiments and how you placed the butterflies and stars...And, your embossed background on your card is just beautiful, my friend! A really wonderful debut, and I can't wait to see more...and play along ;)

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  28. Hi Carol,
    thank you for your nice commenting on my Blog!
    Congrats to you for your DT Guest Design on the Tag You´re It Blog!
    Your created tag is amazing,love the colors and the big die cut sentiment,
    hugs Sylvie

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  29. BOTH ARE FUNTASTIC Miss C
    you made a great TAG with that inspiration and love the red blue and white combo on the card too
    Graet Debut miss C
    and will join too this time cause you are DT there
    see you around my teammate (ATSM)
    hugs, Monika

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  30. LOVE your debut post - congratulations! I love your words off the edges and the two very different ways you have added the pop of red.

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  31. I pronounce you the QUEEN of sponging and of backgrounds - you do both so fabulously!! So impressed with how these projects look - you are hitting the ground running with the tags and I could not be more proud of you!!!

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  32. Carol, I am so proud of you and so happy for you too! Congratulations! Your debut is marvellous! Just so thrilled for you. :)

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  33. You did good on your first assignment, Carol. More than good. Your tag is terrific and you added a wonderful card, too.

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