Well it's official! The Christmas season has officially begun and that means it's time for Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas! This has become a real tradition for me and I'm so excited to get started with another year of fabulous projects with Tim.
I knew that the first tag would be posting at 4:00 am my time and I jokingly said to my husband that I'd set my alarm to get up and see it... well.... my mental clock must have been working overtime because at precisely 4:00 am my eyes opened up! I managed to stay in bed until 5:30, but it was with great effort and lots of tossing and turning....
So I got up, got my coffee, and sat myself down to check it out - GORGEOUS! I thought to myself.... I bet that Hels has been up for hours and probably has her tag DONE by now... so I called her (switching to Vonage means *free* international calls! How convenient!) Come to find out she had only been up for a short time and hadn't even peaked yet! Shocking! LOL.... So we spent the next hour talking and looking at the project, and I managed to get mine started before heading off to work.... ughhh!
I finished it up when I got home and I love it! I had to improvise with the "Noel" die since I don't have that one, but I rather like the ornament! I also had to improvise by using the Autumn Gatherings die along with some movers & shapers instead of the Festive Greenery one, but... again... I think it turned out pretty well!
Considering the great effort that was those pinecones... not bad for a first effort.... will have to keep playing with those - I'm sure once I get comfortable with them it will be much easier.
I also substituted diamond stickles for the rock candy distress stickles - I wanted a more golden tone to match the glitter I used on the ornament.
Well that's Tag #1.... eleven more to go and I can't wait to see what's next! So far... I'm up to date - let's see how long I can keep it going!
(I can't believe that a year ago today I had spent the day in London with Hels! Time flies!!! Makes me want to go back! Wish I could....)
See you real soon!