Friday, January 4, 2013

'My Sweet Love' Tag

Happy Friday!  I have that "fresh-highlights-in-the-hair" afterglow....what a great feeling.  I let my roots go too long this time.  LOL

I made this tag last night so I could play in A Blog Named Hero challenge - New Year, New You (use new stuff or new technique) and In The Pink's Pink and Pearlie challenge, and Simon Says Stamp's New Something challenge (new home, baby or new craft supplies).

The tag was already die cut, in one of those fabulous $1.00 Scrap Bags from my Stampin' Up! demo (Gail, you're a peach!).  There were actually about 20 of them in there, but I just used one for this project.


My new item is a stamp set by Paper Sweeties called Pennant Party.  I won it over at Word Art Wednesday and it's just the sweetest, most versatile set!  "My Sweet Love" reminds me of the George Harrison song, "My Sweet Lord."  When I was young and this song was new and on the radio all the time, I thought George sang, 'my sweet love'.  


The little tiny design beneath each word, plus the flourished borders, come from Technique Tuesday's Bijou Borders.  It's new to me, and even though I bought it last summer, had never inked it up until now.

The 'pearls' along the scalloped punch bottom are actually Liquid Pearls, applied with a heavy hand.


I've been generously blessed with some paper-crafting awards recently, listed on my sidebar.  One award that I did not get to post yet is from Anushka of Sunshine Creations.  My "Christmas Cottage" took top honors and so I get to be a guest designer with Anushka soon.  You know, she's only 11 years old and runs her own crafting challenge blog.  I am SO impressed.  Her mom is an accomplished paper-crafter, too, so it does run in the family.  :-)


Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


Stamps: Bijou Borders - Technique Tuesday; Pennant Party - Paper Sweeties
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Cherry Cobbler - SU; Tattered Rose, Antique Linen - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white twine - SU; white seam binding - Zipper Stop
Other: Fleur de lis die - Spellbinders; tag die - SU; Deco Fan border punch - Martha Stewart; pearls; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; doily - Wilton

29 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Love your pretty tag Colleen!! Congrats on all your new challenge wins!!

Marisa said...

Great tag. Love the lace and punched border - goes so well with that stamp iamge you used. Nice topper with the flourish die too!

Benzi said...

Such a pretty, frilly tag, Colleen. I love that sweet banner.
Congrats on your awards.

Have a great weekend.

Lisa said...

Love the way your flourish die tucks into the top of the tag so perfectly Colleen! Pretty work my friend!!

Bonnie said...

I love those borders and the pop of the dark red! I'm impressed with your liquid pearls. There's obviously a technique there that I need to work on. LOL, the "pearls" I did today didn't look nearly this good!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the banner!!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the romantic color combo...perfect for a valentine!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so sweet and pretty. Congratulations on all of your recent awards!

Maria said...

A fab Valentine tag, Colleen! It's so sweet and pretty! Love that darling little banner and lovely borders! And, congratulations on all your awards! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the tag! So funny, I thought he said my sweet love, too!!! LOVE all of your new stuff. LOVE that I get to have my over due highlights done next Tuesday so I GET what you're saying!!! LOL!

Hussena said...

Ohh Your tag looks just beautiful ...I love the layer's you have created ...Looks so soft and elegant!!
Congrats on your various Awards and being selected a GD at Anushka's blog ..She sure is a very talented young lady :)And your Christmas Cottage looked just wonderful:)

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Dawny P said...

This is so lovely - a really nice design. Happy New Year and thank you or joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What an amazing tag - so beautiful and pretty! LOVE it!!!!
Have a great Saturday, hugs, Karin

Christine L said...

Oooh your tag is fabulous... I love the die cuts you've used and the banner.. and yes I would have been singing My Sweet Lord too.. one of my fav songs when I was young!

Thank you for sharing with us at In The Pink.. hope to see you again soon!

Hugs
Christine x

Pooja said...

Very Pretty Tag ! The frills ,layers .pearls and colors give very soft and elegant look to it !

Audrey Ann said...

This is soooo beautiful Colleen! And I also was youngish when the My Sweet Lord song was on the radio and it's one of my favorites to this day. Thank you for the happy memory and for sharing your beautiful card today :)!
Hugs,
Audrey

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness gracious! I love love love love love your sweet little tag! Do you think I love it??? My crafty friend you never stop amazing me with your sweet and beautiful work!

Congrats on your recent recognition! Very well deserved! Hope you have a great weekend!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this beautiful tag!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness ... this is oh-so-pretty in PINK, Colleen!!! Tammy shared your blog post with me and I was tickled when I saw you made something with some Paper Sweeties stamps! Just so pretty! Congrats on your win at WAW ... hope you'll have time to share something for the January Paper Sweeties Sketch #3 challenge too for another chance to win some goodies! Hugs :)

Jessi Fogan said...

I have to smile at your mis-heard lyrics, because I have buckets of them :) Isn't it funny how you can never hear those songs without thinking of what you USED to think they said?
I love the amazing texture with all those layers - and the doily bit? Awesome :)

Debbie said...

You're spotlighted on the Paper Sweeties blog today, Colleen! Thanks again for sharing your lovely work with us :)

http://www.papersweeties.com/category/blog/

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful creation Colleen - love all the detail and texture - this really is a stunner!
Thank you for joining us at ITP again - I hope we will see you next time too!
Sylvia x

Kristen said...

love the soft colors and punches. the banner is so sweet!

xo, Kristina
Visiting from ABNH Challenge
Hope you'll visit me too <3
www.pearlgateway.com

Jinny Newlin said...

I saw this up over at Paper Sweeties and just had to pop in to say it was so cute! LOVE all the touches of elegance! And congrats on ALL your many honors! You're so deserving!

Linda B said...

Such a pretty tag, Colleen... love that cute banner at the top.
Congratulations on your awards!

Linda R said...

Such a cute tag my friend. And congrats to you one your awards. Well deserved..

Hugs~

Julia S-W said...

A huge Happy New Year to you and your family Colleen! I hope the start of 2013 finds you fit and well?
This card reminds me of those lovely strawberry and cream colours - almost good enough to eat! I really like the 'layered' look you've created and the subtle inking you've used here and there. Take care.
Juliaxx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Now that is some shabby chic goodness right there. So pretty and so feminine.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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