Thursday, December 22, 2011

Blog Candy Winner and So Much More!

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are all ready for the holidays!! I'm not quite but I have family coming into town tomorrow so I am hustling trying to get everything done! I apologize in advance...this is a looooong post but I have a lot to post and I don't know that I will be able to get online before Christmas. So, here goes... :)
1) First of all, I made this tag in honor of all of my wonderful followers!! I hope you all have a very happy holiday season!! I cut the tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More in paper from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Craft Resist Paper that my sweet friend Sabrina of Sabriolet Designs sent to me!! Thank you again, Sabrina - I absolutely love it!! The snowman is a technique from the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 4. I cut the snowman from Gypsy Wanderings and used the hide feature to hide the swirls. I inserted the "25" from Base Camp and added a hat from Create a Critter. I then covered the entire snowman in crackle paint and when it dried, I inked the cracks with Weathered Wood distress ink. I filled the numbers in with Glossy Accents. The icicles are from Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art and then used a snow pen to add dimension. In case you missed my Quick Tip on the Fantabulous Cricut Craft Blog on making your own craft snow, click HERE. I like the look of the homemade snow so much better but I figured I should use the snow pen since I purchased it and hate to waste money :)

The fabulous ribbon is from my fabulous friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces! I love this ribbon so much...she makes it herself!! Thank you again, Karen!! I added a little bit of tulle to the scarf. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Winter Wishes stamp set:
I love that there are so many possibilities for awesome sentiments on this mix and match set!! Click HERE to purchase your own set!!

2) The New Years glasses that I made for Decorate to Celebrate's New Year's Party Challenge have been featured on!! I am so excited!! This is such a cool website filled with tons of crafty ideas!! If you have not visited before, you definitely won't be disappointed!! Please click HERE to see my feature!! :)

3) Diana of DL.ART is having a Thankful Party! You are supposed to take a picture of something (not someone) you are thankful for and link up. I have so many things I am thankful for, it was hard to come up with one thing. I narrowed it down to my craft room or my office and since I've posted pics of my craft room before, and I love, love books, I decided on my office! As you can see from the pics above...I definitely love, and am thankful for books!!

4) Docerela Creations is having a Christmas Tree link up party!! I didn't have time for a real tree this year so mine is a small one...but I added a couple of lighted trees in pots so I have a small Christmas forest :)

5) Still with me??!! Now for the winner of the K Andrew Designs Sympathetic Sayings stamp set from the Getting Cricky Snow Much Fun Blog Hop!! I used to choose the winner......and the winner is......
Congratulations, Georgiana!! I will send you an email or you can email me at indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get your stamps in the mail to you!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by today and for being such amazing followers!! I am so thankful for each and every one of you!! I hope you have a very safe, happy holiday season filled with love and happiness!! :)


Jayne said...

Gorgeous tag Lisa and congratulations.Thank you for being such a great friend.Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas.
Jayne x

Pat N. said...

And happy holidays to you too, Lisa! Wow, great stuff. Your tag is super! Those glasses are adorable! Your craftroom is lovely, and yes you have a plethera of books!! And last but not least, your tree(s) are gorgeous! Love your Xmas tree forest. Merry Christmas!!!--Pat N.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love your snowman tag! Great details! Thanks for sharing such great photos with us!

Thanks for joining us at Docerela Creations Xmas tree link party! DT Member Carri

Nitasha said...

Your office looks amazing! Love all those books! And your tag is supercute! Thanks so much for linking up your adorable tree with Docerela Creations! Happy Holidays!

Georgiana said...

Wow! I loved reading your post since you had so much interesting news to share. Your tree (and small forest) look amazing, my son would love your books (he is an avid reader too and has a huge bookshelf), and then I found out I won. Thank you for so much! This has been a memorable year, especially with meeting so many crafty friends. Looking forward to 2012.

Merry Christams,
Carson's Creations

Jessica Buffa said...

Merry Christmas Friend. Hope you have the happiest of holidays and a prosperous New year!

Beckie said...

Great tag! Congrats to Georgiana!

Be Blessed, Beckie

Unknown said...

I love your tag! It's fabulous! Your glasses are too cool & your office is great. All those books are a dream:) Merry Christmas!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Tim Holtz inspired Christmas tag. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Glenda said...

Beautiful tag and such cute glasses! Love the trees! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Daisylove Creations said...

Fabulous job on the tag, I really love the way it turned out!! The New Year glasses are so adorable too. What a fun way to ring in the New Year :0) Congrats to Georgiana and wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!!

Amy said...

I love the way your tag turned out!!! You definitely have the Tim Holtz look down pat- he couldn't have done it better!!! Love your office too- I'm an avid reader so I would love to have my own library like you do! Hope you have a wonderful & very Merry Christmas my friend!!! :)Amy

DIANA L. said...

Wow awesome tag and thank you for linking up to my Thankful party. Did you know I found my hope!!!
Nice office to have- great space for thinking. I love books to.
Have a very merry Christmas and enjoy your company

Norma said...

Hi Lisa:) OMG! where to start:) Congrats on being featured on!! Love your office and how organized all those YUMMY books look. OK So that tag is just Beautiful and so loving your tags!! My friend have a wonderful Christmas!!
Lots of Hugs,

Karen said...

Cute tag! I love the scarf on the snowman! Beautiful office! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)


Candy said...

Beautiful tag!
Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New Year.

Dee Burns said...

Hi Lisa, Love everything. Your projects are always fantastic. Between you and Amy...whew!

Have safe and wonderful Holidays!

Dee B

Docerela said...

A long post is no bother at all! Its a way of not missing anything!

Great snowman Tag, room and tree.

Thanks for linking up with us at Docerela Creations


Eva Laney said...

Hi Lisa, Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your Family a very Merry Christmas!!! You are such an inspiration to me here in our wonderful world of crafting and I am so happy we have become bloggy friends!!! Looking forward to a new year filled with lots of crafting good times!!!
Your Friend, Eva :0)

June Houck said...

Your tag is BEAUTIFUL! I love the rustic/shabby chic classy! And your glasses are so much fun; very festive.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy 2012!

Cely said...

everything is so beautiful, lisa! and whoa! thats alotta books!

Sherrie K. said...

What a post.....lots of inspiration girl! I love your beautiful tag-you don't leave out a thing, do you? It is fabulous! You have such an eye for detail and inspire me so much. I would LOVE to run in my crafy room right now and make a tag like did:)
Your glasses are so cute and FUN! Love them!

Your tree is so pretty and so glad you shared it and your library is amazing Lisa.....I bet you spend a lot of time in there?? Who wouldn't!

I hope you have a GREAT Christmas my friend and enjoy your time with your family!!
Your friend,

Sherrie K

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice - love love love the glasses they are sooooo cute tfs!!!

smyiow said...

You are so very talented! I love this cute, rustic tag. Thank you for the sweet post on my blog! I feel the same way! Have a fabulous holiday my friend!!

Trish and Treasure said...

Love all your books in your office , I can see why you are so thankful, it looks lovely! Love this tag and how you put it together, very creative! Have a great day for a very Merry Christmas.
Hugs Trish

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Lisa! Wow!!! Everything looks so festive and fabulous!!! I particular LOVE the Glasses card!!!

Thanks for stopping by, it was wonderful to see you'd visited and I love comments for sure!!!

Also I wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed holiday!


scrappinC said...

Lisa ~ I am so glad that we met via our blogs. I just love all of the wonderful projects that you share with us all. I hope you have the best Christmas ever with all of your family and friends. Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments. Your are a wonderful friend. Thanks for the tag you made, your office is wonderful and your tree is so beautiful.
Big Hugs,
Cindy Lou

Amy said...

Very cute projects Lisa, and I really like your little Christmas tree too! I didn't put up a tree this year, but I still had lots of other holiday fun! I loved seeing your office/craft room... I also LOVE books! I just recently purchased a Kindle, but I still love looking at "real" books! :)
Merry Christmas!!!!

RiNNE said...

Happy holidays! Fab tag!

Karen said...

Lisa Hope your holidays were perfect...Love this tag and you my friend make me feel like a rockstar... :)

Karen H said...

My sweet friend, what a wonderful post! Your tag is gorgeous as always... there are so many incredible elements to it, but I especially love the scarf! Is that silly? It must be the tulle... how I love tulle. And it's perfect with this snowman and gorgeous wintry color scheme. :o) Congratulations on your feature, too! I am so thrilled for you! Your books and Christmas forest are perfectly marvelous. :o) I am so thankful for your friendship, Lisa.. thank you for being such a supportive and incredible friend! I am truly blessed. :o) I hope you had a merry and sparkly Christmas!

Hugs and blessings!

Anonymous said...

Lisa your tags are fabulous, I'm horrible on making tags. Your mini trees are stunning, such a pretty display.

I hope your holidays were the best and that your New Year will be filled with many blessings.

Hugs, Lori m

Maribel said...

Gorgeous tag!!! I couldn't make any fancy tags this year, ran out of time. Next year I want to make some of these:) So pretty!
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!


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