Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ivory Christmas Tag

Hi everyone!  My girls and I went Christmas shopping early this morning and tackled some more gifts.  It was fun for a while, but they really aren't shoppers.  The complaints begin relatively quickly (are we done yet?  how many more stores to go?  I'm tired.  I feel claustrophobic....yada, yada, yada) and then it's NOT. FUN. ANYMORE.  Time to go home!  LOL  I can get more accomplished without them, but these gifts were for the special people in their lives like friends, teachers, etc. and wanted them to pick out the presents themselves.

I found time to make a pretty ornament/tag today, so I can play in the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.  Here's the inspiration picture:


Isn't it gorgeous?  It reminds me of an arrangement I have on my coffee table right now:


I collected some mercury glass ornaments from places like TJ Maxx, Home Goods and Tuesday Morning (all cheap!) and placed them on my grandparents' 25th wedding anniversary silver platter.  (my platter is not as polished and shiny as the one in the Tuesday Trigger photo - ha!)

Anyway, here is the tag/ornament I created today --


I used an already-embossed frame that I found in one of those $1.00 Scrap Bags from my Stampin' Up! demo (thank you, Gail!), which enables me to play in the Winter Holiday challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  I trimmed it out carefully and applied crystal glitter.  A sentiment from Verve goes in the middle, surrounded by a pearl-bejeweled wreath die cut from Memory Box. The final touch is a crystal-look faceted button from SU, topped with another pearl.


Elements in the Tuesday Trigger picture that inspired me:  crystal florets, champagne/ivory colored ornaments, engraving on the platter and the general elegant feel of it.

I'm also entering at Just Us Girls for their technique challenge of embossing, heat or dry....your choice.

Thank you SO much to the Shopping Our Stash ladies for awarding me a Top 3 Badge for my 'Christmas Apron' card!  :-)

And thank YOU for coming to visit today.  I appreciate your time!



Dimensions: 5" x 3.75"
Stamps: Glad Tidings - Verve
Paper: Very Vanilla - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white seam binding - The Zipper Stop
Other: pearls; Holiday Frame embossing folder, Vintage Faceted Designer button - SU; Wreath die - Memory Box; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart; hole punch - Fiskars

37 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

I love your ornament arrangement - it's beautiful!! Your tag is amazing! Those memory box dies are FAB!!! Definitely an elegant tag Colleen!

Lin said...

Another beauty, colleen - I may as well dedicate a whole area to you on Pinterest :)))) Love this so much!

Marisa said...

Yeah, my favorite word :) Lvoe white on white and you did a great job with the embossing and insp. picture. Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week :)

Annette said...

wow this is gorgeous...totally elegant..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your tag is beautiful! I loveeeee the glitter!! And I hear ya on the shopping ... though it's usually my 15 year son who starts in ... my Brookie is pretty good with it! LOL!!!

Sue Lelli said...

So may pretty details, Colleen on one little tag! Just STUNNING!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to nail the Just us Girls challenge there mf! Beautiful tag! Thanks for coming over and playing! :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Totally gorgeous colleen! Hope you got all the gifts you needed today on your trip....!
Hugs
Tina
Xxx

~Tammy~ said...

Stunning and elegant! Love the white on white! Beautiful sentiment from verve fits perfectly inside.

Carole said...

Sensational:)

Linda B said...

Ohhhh so GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
Congratulations on your Top 3 recognition!!! Love that!
Hugs!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Colleen, such a gorgeous colour photo and so is your elegant tag ! Congratulations on your top 3 award. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous! That tag is the height of elegance!

Lisa said...

Simply beautiful Colleen, love the pretty little wreath you added!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous combination of elements in your tag!

lostinpaper said...

Stunning! Love the elegance of the the wreath around the sentiment!

Patricia said...

What a fabulous tag..

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love your tag! it looks like white chocolate!

Nina Yang said...

So pretty!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty! You have way better scraps to work with than I do! Great job as usual! Happy Holidays!

Chris R. from Iowa

inspiredbystampin.com said...

So beautiful and elegant! Hugs, J

Bonnie said...

Simply gorgeous! No gift required!

Lynn said...

Congrats on being Moxie Fabber of the Week! And wow of wow...this is beyond amazing Colleen! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Carla said...

I think this might be the most gorgeous card ever! I just am in awe. Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Coleen this is gorgeous! Wow! I love all the details you added to such a tiny place and yet it's not over-done. It's perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash this week.
Blessings,
Michelle

Kristen said...

Hi colleen, love your ornament i'm sure the glittery bits are fab in person too!

Visiting from Trigger Tuesday challenge
xo, Kristina
I'd love if you popped over for a hello!
www.pearlgateway.com

Leslie Miller said...

Shopping tires me out, too, so I can relate to your daughters' feelings. I do try to be a good sport about it. Of course, craft shopping is another matter... spent all afternoon on that today. Gorgeous ornament, Colleen. I could fill my tree with these and be perfectly happy!

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Colleen - Just popped over from "Just us Girls" to see your beautiful ornament. It's just totally gorgeous!!!!
Helen x

Emily Keaton said...

Gasp!! This is utterly gorgeous, Colleen!! So fancy and sparkly. Love it!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the shout out for TT, Colleen! Stunning tag! Wish you a beautiful Christmas season and Happy New Year!

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner for this over at Tuesday Trigger, Col!! This is SO deserving!

Leigh said...

Very pretty! Congratulations on winning the Tuesday Trigger!

maria f. said...

Why do the words "winter wedding" come to mind?!?!? Lovely. Perfect for the trigger. Did I mention lovely? Have a wonderful Christmas, Colleen.

Tasnim said...

Beautiful! Love the pearl studded wreath! Congratulations on winning the Tuesday trigger.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Stunning! Congrats for the Tuesday Trigger!!

Grá O'Neill said...

Wow, gorgeous tag. Love all the detail & glitter :)

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