Monday, December 29, 2014

Better late than never....

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.
Wow - the last couple of weeks have been some doozies!  Between the holidays, my computer crashing and dealing with this crud, I don't know if I'm coming or going these days!

I think I may be beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and please Lord, don't let it be the train)!  My house if finally free of Christmas decorations, my wifi is working again, and while these headache issues seem to be hanging on, I am finally feeling better.

Once I started feeling better, I got the itch to get my hands inky! And, I knew just what stamp set I wanted to play with.  When the "Jingle All The Way" set by My Favorite Things was first released, I was totally smitten - what an adorable little Santa!  But, by the time I tried to order it, it was already sold out.  I finally got my hands on the set a couple of weeks before've already heard that sad story.

Anyway, I finally had a chance to (and felt like) getting inky - so better late than never!  Let's just look at it as starting my stash for next Christmas....

Putting these tags together was the most fun I've had in days!

I used the Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles Die sets from Lawn Fawn to create my tags.  The larger mats were cut from red cardstock and the smaller from white cardstock. Using some Distress Ink in "Salty Ocean", I inked up the white mat.  I used the Hillside Borders Die by Lawn Fawn to cut a smaller mat which I covered in Clear Rock Candy Glitter for a snowy effect.

Using the "Falling Snow" stencil by Simon Says Stamp and some white embossing paste, I created a snowy background. I sprinkled on a bit of the Clear Rock Candy Glitter before the embossing paste was dry giving the background a pretty shimmer.

All of my images are colored with Copic markers and I added a tiny white pom pom to the Santa hats.  I pop-dotted the images onto each tag adding a few embellishments here and there.

And there you go....the beginning of next year's Christmas stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thank you again for all the well-wishes, it really means a lot to me. You ladies are the best ♥

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you soon....


  1. Oh my goodness, these are the cutest tags ever!! I love the adorable Santas!! The inking is beautiful!! The glittery snow is awesome!! The falling snow, twine, jingle bells...everything is perfect!! I love everything about these!! I'm so glad you feel better and were able to get to your craft room!! I hope the computer issues are resolved as well!! Happy, happy new year my sweet friend!! I hope 2015 is filled with much love, happiness and many, many blessings :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. it was worth the wait because that santa is soooo cute and your cards are fantastic (as always!)- so much fun! love the colors and all the little details. happy new year! hope you felt well enough to enjoy Christmas. :)

  3. OMG Your tags are FAB & FUN!!!! You truly did one outstanding, clever and creative jobs!!!
    I just love all of your super ideas and you sure had them a plenty......gosh when I read your story it truly gave that extra special meaning to your glad you finally got your Wifi, and your stamps and hope your headache's leave and never come back...yiikes I feel so bad for you....but girl you sure did make a whole pitcher of Lemonade from those lemons you were given!!!

    YOU so ROCK!!!

  4. These cards make me wish we were starting the season all over again! These are adorable. Love that Santa. He's in such cute poses. If I was you I would use these as décor. They are that cute. They are so bright and cheery I can't quit smiling.And I love the sentiments. Especially HO3.
    The will be fabulous!

  5. Almost forgot - so glad you are feeling better. Hope the headaches realize they aren't welcome and leave.

  6. Wowzers...these are adorable Tanya! The Santa is so darling:) Your coloring rocks and look at all the fun details! I just love the fun pom poms, jingle bells and twine! Love everything about this project!!!
    Well now that you have all the crud behind you...I hope you have a fantastic New Year! Look forward to all your amazing creations for 2015!!!
    Sherrie K

  7. These are so over the top ADORABLE Tanya!!!! LOVE them!!!!!!
    Hope you are feeling better and can ring in the new year crud free....LOL!!!

  8. They are all adorable!!! I hope one day I color as lovely as you do!!
    Wishing you & your family a very happy & blessed 2015,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  9. Those are simply adorable Tanya! You might as well get started for next year since it'll be another short holiday season! HA Glad your doing better.... You know... I'm looking forward to seeing what amazing new things you'll create in 2015! Have a Blessed New Year my Friend! :)

  10. These adorable tags are right on my alley, beautiful coloring and bright colors, Christmas crafts are welcome any time of the year. I love this tags, they are perfect!


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