I am so glad to be hopping this evening - I had missed one or two of the last Gina K CSS Alumni hops due to general crazy business!!!
This time we are using the top photo as an inspiration for our projects. They reminded me of Christmas tags (and reminded me that I had planned on making a bunch this year - had actually planned to make them last year and never got to them.....)
If you are following along the hop them you came to me from the wonderfully talented Sharri - www.istamp4u.blogspot.com/2011/11/gkd-css-alumni-hop.html
Gina is also giving away a free stamp set this time - $24.95 or less - for one lucky commenter.
All you need to do is leave lots of sweet comments along the hop and on Tuesday am the 22 - we will chose one random commenter to win the free set!!! :)
Ok on to my tags - all stamps are from Gina k. (the to/from's are hand written).
I first covered the backs of the ornament shape with Christmas DP that I had gotten on sale last year - I forgot to take pics of the backs.....
I then stamped them all with either the music or words from the Vintage Borders set in tea dye distress ink.
Then I divided them up into piles (I did about 100 of these tags to give mixed sets to my family this year) and stamped then with stamps from the Heirloom Ornaments,Vintage Borders, Winter Mittens, and Light of the Season sets - in red, green, blue and purple. I did a little quick coloring on the candle image with prismacolor pencils.
And in keeping with my attempts to recycle and use up my stash - the ornament shape is the lid to cups we used to use at work (we used the cups but not the lids so instead of throwing them away, I saved a bunch - I used about half my stash of these with this round of tags....). I used Christmas paper that I got last year for the backs and then really dug deep into my stash from a knitting spree 3/4 years ago an brought out all the tag ends of yarn that matched and am using the yarn for the tag ties :) Yea me!!!!
Ok all for me today - Now you really need to see what Vicki has in store for you as I am sure it is Awesome - www.allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2011/11/gkd-css-blog-hop.html
I am working all weekend (3 - 12 hour shifts in a row - sniff, sniff, poor me ) but I have some stuff lined up for you so pop back in if you have time!!
Have a great weekend!!!!