Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Little Drummer Boy and Design Team Announcement

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Wow, I can't believe how fast this year is flying by! How can we be a week into December already?!

Is anyone else as hooked as I am on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas?? I look forward to them every year and I am so inspired by the ideas and techniques he uses! I always have a huge list of must-have items by the end of the 12 days! I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to copy his tags this year, but I did squeeze in a bit of time in my craft room today to make a tag for a couple of challenges with favorite Christmas songs themes.
The Little Drummer Boy is one of my very favorite Christmas songs :) I cut a tag at 6" from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, and cut the little drummer boy from A Child's Year at 4". I cut him several times to get the different colors and attached him with foam tape. The background star is from George and Basic Shapes and I cut "pa rum pum pum pum" from Kate's ABC's at .5" and the music notes from Gypsy Font at .5". I used an EK Success punch for the top and bottom of the tag and added silver studs. I distressed the edges of the tag and inked it with Fired Brick and Walnut Distress Ink. The stamp is from K Andrew Designs Winter Wishes stamp set, and I embossed it with very fine black embossing powder. Look at all the awesome sentiments on this stamp set:
And they are mix and match so you can create your own holiday greeting! To purchase your own set of these fabulous stamps or to see all of the K Andrew Designs stamp sets available, click HERE!

I am entering the Little Drummer Boy tag in the following challenges:
  1. Cooking With Cricut Challenge #73 - Sounds of the Season
  2. Cardz TV Challenge #97 - A Caroling We'll Go
I am so proud to announce that I have been asked by my dear friends Amy and Rhonda to be a Design Team member for Decorate To Celebrate!!
Decorate To Celebrate is one of my very favorite challenge blogs! I seem to get to a rut making cards only, so this challenge forces me to get creative and think outside the card box :) I am so super-excited to be designing with Amy and Rhonda and the rest of the design team: Brenda, Norma and Jean! Please stop by Decorate To Celebrate, follow the blog if you don't already and join in the fun challenges!! :)

49 comments:

  1. COngrats Lisa!! I just love Amy and Rhonda! you will have an amazing time working with them!!
    kacee

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  2. Congratulations, my sweet friend! :o) Your work will be such a blessing to them, as it is everywhere. So excited for you! :o) This tag is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa. I love all the details, from the dotted music notes to the embossed sentiment to the gorgeous backgrounds. Love the snowflake star and the sheet music! Lovely work as always, my friend. You sure pack a punch into one gorgeous tag. :o) (And this is one of my fave songs, too!)

    Hugs and blessings!
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

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  3. YAY! Congratulations! Great tag.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  4. Lisa this is so cute!! i love it!! Congrats on being on the Dt for Decorate to Celebrate!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, i am feeling a little bit better, still not a 100% I haven't been in my craft room since Saturday:(
    Kristan
    Getting Cricky Jr. DTM -Sister

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  5. Beautiful tag! Love the background paper you used and the embossing on the boy. Little Drummer Boy is one of my favorite Christmas songs too! Congrats on on the design team! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  6. Congrats! This tag is AWESOME!

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  7. Lisa this is one of the most creative tags I have seen thus far! It is amazing, I love when you tell us what carts you use because I always learn about something on a cart I didn't know was there.

    I love that you will be designing with Amy, she is one of my favorite people, and so are you. You two just kinda go together. She , like you is so creative and comes up with amazing things. You both are so wonderful, as all of the other gals, I just know you two so much more.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I am feeling better, not 100% yet, but better.

    Hugs, Pam
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wonderful tag. Especially like the edge punch & the silver studs. My hubby's fav song is The Little Drummer Boy. I like the version of the song that is a mix of 2 songs Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy sang by David Bowie & Bing Crosby. It's a wonderful duet version. There's another challenge you can enter this in: Robins Creative Cottage Ch#2 Ribbons & Bows. I just found Robins blog thru Carri today.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  9. Congrats Lisa. So happy for you!
    The tag is gorgeous. Where do you get to see the Tim Holtz tags of christmas at?
    Thanks
    Sherry

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  10. Congrats on the DT!! Love the tag - it's great! I must live under a rock as I'm not familiar with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags Of Christmas.........I'm going to check it out. TFS!

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  11. Congrats on the DT. I agree you will love working with such talents as Amy and Rhonda. Good Luck and I look forward to your creations!

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  12. Beautiful tag! Congrats on the Design team!
    Glenda

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  13. Gorgeous tag Lisa! The little drummer boy is awesome. I love the pretty music paper in the background along with the beautiful star! It turned out amazaing Lisa!!
    Congrats on the DT! You will do awesome and you will be such an asset to the team. Have fun and I look forward to more of your lovely creations!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  14. Lisa! What an awesome tag! It is super cute:)
    Congrats on the DT:) You really do deserve it:)

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  15. oh he is adorable lisa, super duper cute!

    -- dalis
    CWC Chef

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  16. Love your tag, Lisa. That little drummer boy makes me cry every year. Love the metallic bling you used to used to accent your scallops. And, congrats on the DT. You are such a fabulous artist and a nice person...truly not a surprise they came calling.

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  17. Hi Lisa, Congrats!! You are a great addition to that amazing DT. I love your tag. Good luck with the challenges.

    Hugs,
    Veronica
    Getting Cricky JrDT - sister
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh Lisa, don't you just LOVE tags... and your Drummer Boy is just darling! Yeah... I'm lovin' Tim's 12 Tags this year... today's was the best, I think! Can't wait to get my hands on some of that glassine.
    Congratulations on the DT... you certainly deserve it, dear girl!
    Hugs!

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  19. Congrats on DT. Your tag is so cute.

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  20. Love the tag Lisa! Congratulations on making the DTC desugn team!!

    Letillia

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  21. What an awesome tag! So many little details- from the musical paper to the embossed little drummer boy! Congrats on the DT- Yay- can't wait to see all of your creations my friend! :)Amy

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  22. Yah! Congrats! You totally deserve it! Your work is more then amazing!! Amy and Rhonda are great and you are going to be an awesome addition!!

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  23. Congratulations Lisa!!! How fun is that? And I understand about the card rut!!! And I love your tag too!! Merry Christmas!!!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  24. Great tag, love your little drummer, thanks for playing along with us at CCC... and congrats on your new DT position!

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  25. Super tag Lisa.
    Congrats on the design team. I'll be watching for you.
    DIANA L.
    http://ianamlarson.blogspot.com/2011/12/falalalala.html

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  26. Cute tag Lisa. It is so fun. O loved how you embossed the little boy's clothes. Congrats on the new DT.
    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  27. Great tag Lisa! Congrats on your new DT position...a spot well deserved! :)

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  28. Lisa Congradulations you will be a wonderful addition to the design team your projects are always so well thought out and just beautiful.

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  29. Congratulations on your new DT. How totally fun!

    I think you are in good company with the tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas. I am seeing them posted in a lot of blots.

    Yours is so wonderful. Little Drummer Boy was my all time favorite Christmas special every year. Sadly I have not seen it aired in a very long time.

    It sounds like this tag took a lot of time with switching the cartidges and all. I have had my cricut for to long to be admitting that I have not used it yet. It seems so complicated to me, lol. You did a terrific job!!!

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  30. Congrats Lisa! Can't wait to see what you create! Love the tag! You are so super duber talented!
    Miranda :)

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  31. Hooray! Congrats on the new DT! You are just so super-talented. :) LOVE this tag. You always include so much detail in your creations, and this one is so festive. Your little drummer boy looks like he's dancing, just like I'm sure the one in the song would have been, given that he's playing for baby Jesus! Such a beautiful tag - thanks so much for sharing it with us at CWC this week. :)
    Nita

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  32. Lisa, This is such a fabulous tag. I just love all the details. Congratulations on the new DT. You will surely be a great addition. So happy for you!
    I am so glad you joined in this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    Charlotte

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  33. Hi Lisa,congratulations on your new DT.Really pleased for you as you make some amazing projects.
    Love your tag and your gorgeous little drummer boy.
    I am also watching Tim's tags and desperately need to make some time to play!
    Jayne x

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  34. Oh Lisa this is so pretty, it's one of my fav. songs too. I just love how you embossed his little outfit. I also love the Punch you used I'm making tags right now and may try that. I always get so much inspiration when I stop by your blog! You are so fabulous. Congrats on th DT, they are very lucky to have you!
    Sorry I'm always last to post but for some reason your blog isn't showing up in my reading list. I am just manually checking my FAVS.
    Enjoy your day, you always make mine better. I'm itching to get home so I can create!!!
    Shelly

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  35. Hey Lisa - Congrats on your newest design team. I don't know how you do it girl! You are a crafting machine! I am not Fillar with that challenge blog but I will definitely have to check it out now. Again - congrats - you ate a fabulous crafter!!

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  36. Congrats!!! Love that song! "come, they told me... parum pum pum pum.."
    Great tag!

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  37. oh, this is so super cute Lisa!!! I have been so busy lately but wanted to come by and see what you have been up to. What a great tag!!! we are having a hop and auction, I sure hope you have time to stop by this weekend.
    Eva :0)
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  38. Yoo hoo...Lisa...it's me! (Waving hand in air) Congrats on your new DT status! Hope all is going well. What a great tag! I love the song too but I'm torn between the Bing/David or Bob Seger version. However, my fav has to be Santa Claus is coming to town by Bruce & the E. St. band. I also liked the little gift box you did for FCCB, so cute! You may be burning the candle at both ends but your creativity is still shining bright my friend! I have some new blogs to check out it seems! Take it easy and enjoy this crazy holiday season! ;)

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  39. Your tag is so cute! Congratulations, too, on making the DT with your friend Amy! Thanks for linking up with Cooking With Cricut

    Hugs,
    MIchelle
    CWC DT

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  40. I simply love this tag! Not sure how you got so much detail on such a small space! SO cute! I'm going to have to check out this Tim Holtz 12 days thing- never heard of it before! Congrats on the design team, and Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!
    Heather :)

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  41. What a cute gift tag! Thanks for joining us this week on Cooking with Cricut :)

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  42. Aloha Lisa,
    Congrats on your newest DT. You sure derserved it! Your creations always seem to AMAZED me my sweet friend. This tag is soooo BEAUTIUL!!!
    Hugs,
    Rez
    Karezma Kreations

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  43. Too cute, Lisa! And congrats on the DT! You will have a blast with Amy and Rhonda. Thanks for linking up to Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

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  44. love the texture
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team
    mykemmacards.blogspot.com

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  45. Fantastic creation, Lisa! The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite holiday song! And congrats on your new DT. You're such a talented designer. Thanks for your Cooking with Cricut entry.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  46. Congrats on joining the Design Team Lisa, if you are there, then I will follow!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  47. This is Ohhh so Cute! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CWC. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

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  48. Nice embossing!
    Jill♥ CWC DT

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