Friday, December 30, 2011

...December Tag...

I hope everyone had a blessed holiday with family and friends.  Christmas is certainly a favorite and has been since I was a little girl.  My parents were always generous (with family and with charities) and have passed that wonderful generosity onto both my sister and I.  I absolutely love searching for that perfect gift, and seeing the smile when it's unwrapped on Christmas day is just the best feeling in the world.  

With the hustle and bustle finally over, I've had some time to create December's tag.  Again, not a stretch or outside my comfort zone, but I've chosen to 'be on vacation' this week in order to spend some quality time with my girls while they're home from school, so you'll have to forgive me.
I used my holiday stash before packing it away for another year.  A little sad, but I'm anxious to get back to my everyday favorites.  The felt flowers are from Making Memories and the glittery snowflake center from K&Company.  The gold leaves were ordered from Oriental Trading Company...aren't they lovely?  I also heat embossed some of the leaves on the stamped image and added glittered holly for dimension.  Simple yet perfect.
I think it fits in with the other monthly tags I've completed thus far.  I've still got to figure out what I'm going to do with the 12 tags once they're finished.  Anyone got any ideas?

I'm going to close for now, but I'll be posting photos of some simple clothes pin magnets sometime next week.  They make great gifts!  In fact, each of my girls' teachers got a set for Christmas.

Have a wonderful Friday and a relaxing weekend.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

...News to share...

I have some exciting news!  Exciting for me anyway...
I've been published!!
Creating Vintage Charm magazine featured my Burlap Holiday Treat bags in their Winter issue. 
 What an honor to find myself among such talent!  I absolutely love burlap and the other featured Etsian artists have found unique ways to use it...everything from table runners to stockings.

This publication is filled with beautiful photographs, tutorials, recipes and "Meet The Artist" articles.  Worth every penny!  Check out Creating Vintage Charm for yourself!

Thanks for sharing in the news with me!