Yes, I am a Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine World Card Making Day 2014 Contest winner in the Hello/Thinking of You category!!!!! Please excuse my use of exclamation marks, but I am pretty darn excited and have had to sit on this bit of great news for almost a week.
You can see the announcement here, but have to wait until the April 2015 issue of the magazine to see the card.
I am going to calm myself down long enough to tell you about these tags I made and then I think I need to head to the gym and burn off a little of this excitment.
Melissa Phillips has a terrific video tutorial over at Capture the Moment, challenging us to use partial die cutting on a holiday project for Make It Monday #187. You will never guess what die I decided to use :)
Yes, Rustic Wreath is still making me very happy, so I created a trio of kraft tags with pieces of the wreath die cuts, sentiments from the stamp set, pearls and my other latest obssession, silk ribbon.
Last year I gave my sister a set of holiday tags for her birthday and she said they were too nice to use. As much as that feedback made me really happy, I want her to use them so I can make more for her.
The tags are clean and simple to echo my sister's clean and elegant sense of style.
Have I mentioned my obssession with silk ribbon right now? I can't get enough of it.
I am also linking these tags to Addicted to CAS #51: Tag. This is my first time joining in on their challenge, but I'm sure it won't be the last.
I want to give a plug for my friend Lori McCausland, who is the source of my silk ribbon. Lori has been in the papercrafting world for a long time, teaching, running a boutique and hosting retreats in Southern California.
Her latest venture is Scrapping With a Twist and she is teaching a Mixed Media class in Oceanside on December 6th. Originally sold out, she has negotiated with the venue for a bigger room and has a few spots left so, if anyone wants to join us and get messy, check out her Facebook page here.
Thanks for stopping by,