Thursday, November 25, 2010

PTI November Blog Hop




Welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends. I hope your day is truly enjoyable, filled with people you love and gratitude for all your blessings. It's very quiet here, just the tapping sound of tiny ice pellets hitting the skylight overhead as I write. We are just three today, Mom, Hans and I, but I am happy for the quiet time to reflect on the past year and all that I have to be thankful for. I'll have several Thanksgiving dinners in the next few weeks as work and school allow the boys and their families to visit with us.

To all our International Friends. I hope you're safe and comfortable and still enjoying the gratitude of everyday blessings. Now on to the Hop!

This month's challenge was:

TAG TIME
Recently the design team and I put together a variety of holiday tags that are perfect to keep on hand
for quick wrap options. Now it's your turn to inspire us and the rest of the Papertrey community! Design
a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty
of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!


I haven't been able to make any to create a stash yet. Mine have been made for specific packages as the need arose. Several weeks ago, Rhonda of our Papertrey Peeps group issued a challenge using tags. You can read about it here. I was so happy with my entry (scroll down to the second photo), that I knew I had to make another. They're for my DGDs, and you know, you can't do for one and not the other. So, here it is.





I am absolutely in love with On Ice and the matching die. I've been using it on cards and tags and found that, if I only applied adhesive around the outer edges, I could create a pocket that could be filled with embellishments. I hoped this angle would give you an idea of how the leaves are inserted into the skate.



I've only scratched the surface of ideas for this application. I have a list of items to fill other skates. Stay tuned.

Supplies - PTI unless stated otherwise
Stamps: On Ice, Friendship Jars Holiday Fillers
Paper: Ocean Tides, Soft Stone
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow
Other: Copic RV14 to color pompom, T1,4,6 to shade skate, BG75 to color leaf on rose
Silver Paint Pen, Floral supply leaf pick accented with Ranger Tiara Glitz Stickles
Michael's tiny rose, Seam binding, Martha Stewart Fine Glitter, Glimmer Mist Pearl
My Mind's Eye Tinsel Garland, Ribbon from stash

I also wanted to share my CASE of Lisa Johnson's Candy Cane tags you can see here. All my family will get one on a package. I tried to mix them up Using Tiny Treats and Mat Stack Stamps. The solid canes are Gobstoppers by Willy Wonka and the striped one is Hershey's Chocolate Mint.(hence the Dark Chocolate ink and use of Reindeer and Gingerbread boy - not shown.)





I hope you're enjoying the Hop. Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for hopping by.

39 comments:

Cammie said...

Oooh, Linda, this is such a charming tag! I love the idea of being able to slip an embellishment within the skate. I am going try that with the stocking die. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kara said...

gorgoues...love the skate!!

Maureen L. said...

Love all your tags, but I must say the candy cane idea is fabulous. Very creative!

Chris said...

Your ice skate is beautiful!! I love the hanging snowflakes behind, too!

Laurie said...

Linda I love the silver sparkle! And your candy canes are adorable!

Ted said...

Linda, I love those candy cane tags... I need to remember these! :)

Victoria said...

I'm always in awe of your coloring skills, Linda. Love the ice skate tag, and I just noted the candy cane tag idea as a possible gift for my coworkers this year.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous tag! Love your ice skate and that bow!!! Cute candy cane tags too.

Melissa said...

Your skate tag is gorgeous! And what a fun idea for the candy canes!!

Tessa said...

So pretty! love the ice skate and the candy cane tags! Lovely!

Peppermintpatty said...

Very nice! And that quilt is amazing!!! Have to check out the rest of your blog! /textile teacher Karin

resmith said...

Great tags! Love how you made a pocket with the skate!

Lindsay said...

So so cute with that ice skate! Love your tags!

Nadine said...

Clever idea to leave a space open along the top to slip a little something inside. Hhmmmm, I wonder what else I can do this with? Love both style of tags and I'll be doing the candy cane one with my kiddies! They're gonna love it! ;o)

Karen said...

The ice skate made such a wonderful tag! I just love it.

Viola Mahr said...

So pretty, I love them! Thanks for sharing!

hugs,
Viola

Jessica Griffin said...

Love the candy cane tags!! They're all beautiful!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a pretty tag. And the candy cane tags are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Karen C. said...

The ice skate tag is stunning and the candy cane tags/holders are genius!!

Terri said...

Love the ice skate. Great idea to fill it. The candy cane tags are cute too. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lynn said...

love the candy cane tags!

Terri E. said...

Adorable! Way to rock the PTI tag challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Shirlann said...

Thanks for sharing...happy thanksgiving from Canada!

BonnieRose said...

Love it... u are oh so talented.... xo mwah.. happy thksgiving! xo

Krista said...

Such a pretty tag. Makes me rethink that stamp set. Also LOVE the candy cane tags.

Anne B said...

Simply gorgeous - love all your textures :)

BethieJ said...

Linda~ Your tag is so CUTE! and I LOVE the candy cane tags.. what a FUN idea!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie said...

Just adorable. Love the candy cane tags.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Love your on ice tag!! So many great elements. The recipient will love it!

Jen Carter said...

These are all so adorable! Cute idea to create a pocket!

Diane Jaquay said...

oh my goodness, your tag is GORGEOUS!!!

Sharron said...

Linda, these are so adorable! Love your idea of a pocket for embellies. and the candy cane tags are so cute.

Allison said...

So cute and fun...those candy canes ones have got me thinking!

Suzanne said...

So cute! I love the tinsel!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the pom pom & the silver details. And those candy canes are too cute!

Aimes said...

Now that's one super pretty, sparkly tag!!! Love the ice skate and the pom pom!
Hugs,
aimes
x

Rebecca said...

gorgeous tags! The ice skate is just breathtaking and I love your candy cane tags!

Michelle Philippi said...

Hey Miss Linda - - guess what, I got the gingham bags...and some vintage ones too!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/robphil

Michelle Philippi said...

- and BTW: love the candy cane taggies!!