Year 2013 & Year 2014 2

Year 2013 & Year 2014 2

Thursday, December 29, 2016

DECEMBER TAG...The 12 Tags of 2016

The end of the 2016 Remix Tags comes to completion with these two fun techniques from Dec '16 & June '15 coming together in Tim's December Tag. Both techs are easy and you're likely to have items on hand enough to come up with either a version like Tim's or one that comes totally out of your own imagination. I took the latter route &  ended up with three different Tags this month. If you're only interested in the version that was my entry Tag for Tim's blog, then just scroll down. Otherwise; here we go...

This is the front side of TAG 1, which was created specifically for the Annual CHRISTmas Party for the Ladies Circle group I am involved in at Church. We each make (or purchase- if you're feeling very UNcrafty or short on time) an ornament to exchange by drawing names or playing 'Musical Ornaments'.
If you're guessing the entire setup of pieces is a Nativity scene... you're right!!! Inside the 0 is a snippet of sTH's Holidays stashpaper  Valentine's Day "LOVE" which is the Baby JESUS. The rest of the 2016 numbers are supposed to represent Joseph, Mary, and their donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. The word JESUS letters are the Choir singing in the sky, and the angel Gabriel leading them. The star is at the top on the ribbon.

This is the back side of TAG 1 - complete with mistletoe! The second technique is used here on the word "Dec".
                                                    Here are some closeups of TAG 1...

                   Next, I made 10  more tags -all the same design-  & I'll call theses all TAG 2....

These are the FRONT sides of all the Tag2 copies I made- one for each Bestie who lived in snowy-below-zero-frozen Indiana...which ended up matching the weather perfectly since it all blew in early this winter!!! You'll note that each one is slightly different since each is personalized with the first letter of the Bestie's last name and the number is related to their Wedding Anniversary. Tim Holt's Holidays stash paper really came in handy for all the tiny backgrounds to the pieces of IdeaOlogy and Glossy Accents gave the impression of 'ice' so I used it liberally! My craft studio was a "disaster area" which finally got relief with a good cleaning (along with the rest of the house) after 8 full days of getting all the 12 tags put together. In time to head south for both holidays.

And these are the BACK sides of each of the TAG 2 copies. The heart shape (A retired Christmas tree Sizzix Die) on the tree stands for JESUS (GOD is love itself) and the rest of the ornaments are the silver and gold of newer friends and old.

                                       Here are some closeup pics of the set of 10 "TAG2"...
"Frozen" looked almost real when I added some Distress Picket Fence Paint!

The mix of "new" in metallic silver thread and the "old" of the burlap went over nicely with the two ribbons I put together for the top to hold a pin with a jingle bell.
The "holly" looked GREAT with all the snow I added in sprinkles, sprays and dips all over everything!

A bit closer look at the tree and snowflakes embossed on the backsides.

                                             And lastly: TAG 3... my DECEMBER TAG!

                                                                        Front Side
WARMTH, SUNSHINE, and BEACH was the mixed theme since we were planning to spend CHRISTmas and New Year's in Florida with our Dixon side of the family- first time in 3 years down here during deep snow of the north for the winter holidays. We saw some of them on the summer trip to Montana, but missed our College Girls Basketball Frosh girl since she had so many things going on all summer and missed Montana.  
Decorating for CHRISTmas in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, takes over 3 months to get all the lights around the perfectly round lake here. So here's my take on that thought- complete with the many-layered cuts of Tim's new Thinnest palm tree! I left a Cash Key empty so I can put a photo of the ChiefHubby and I on the Emerald Coast we took on CHRISTmas Eve.  
                                          Here are some closeups of my DECEMBER TAG...

Both this and the next shot are from the FRONT SIDE
The "seaglass" is actually Tim Holtz Fragments broken up into odd pieces and some Alcohol Ink added in little puddles (to make it darker) and allowed to dry. The castle die cut was an extra goodie sent from The Funkie Junkie on one of my summer orders of Tim Holtz dies/supplies. THANKS, Funkie Junkie Boutique!!!
And these last 2 shots are from the BACK SIDE of my DECEMBER TAG.

Aren't 'we' CUTE?!

So, that's it and here I still am- typing this in and getting my December Tag up onto Tim's blog from SUNNY, WARM FLORIDA....where, unfortunately, a cold front has moved in and the temps dropped drastically this evening (Dec. 29th), but we DID get in a lot of beach time as well as tons of FUNNY, fun time with more family we love!!!
I hope you had a BLESSED CHRISTmas and look forward to the trip back home when I can pop in and see some other tags and crafted items from blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook!

Thanks for checking in, and...

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