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2011 November 9


Hi Friends,

Hope this finds you on dry ground!  It poured for two days straight!  We needed the rain but not like that.  Daughter’s basement leaked.  Water was coming through in their bedroom closet.  Our basement is dry but this old house also has a cement bunker which was part of the Underground Railroad before it was turned into a bomb shelter in the 50’s or 60’s.  To access the cement bunker, you have to lift a trap door in the closet under the stairs.  We don’t go down there even though we were told it’s the safest place to be in a Tornado.  But there is only one way in and one way out and I would not want to be trapped down there.  Anyway, I’m pretty sure the pathway into the room, which is a dirt floor, is wet and muddy.   I’ll just do like my spouse….Ignorance is bliss, right?

I actually got some time in the craft room yesterday, playing with my Distress Inks and Mini Iron.  That was the fun part, making it come together into a tag was another matter.  This tag is for the “Give Thanks” Challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters, with Darlene as your host!  I haven’t played with the Sisters in ages so I tried extra hard to make time.  (and still I was late!)


What I really had fun with was the embossing.   I used an old Stampin’ Up! leaf stamp and clear embossing powder.  Once embossed with the heat gun, I covered the tag with the Seasonal Distress Inks and blending tool.  Then covered the tag with newsprint and ironed it.


I liked the tag just like that but got some old odds and ends like the organza ribbon, one lonely leaf chipboard piece (no clue where it came from – probably Stampin’ Up! years ago) and some fall leaves from a silk flower arrangement.   Since I only had one chipboard leaf, I decided to use some of the silk leaves and a couple of die-cut leaves.


The chipboard leaf was colored with the Distress inks and blending tool, dried and then spritzed with some water and dried with my Heat It tool.  I could get lost playing with Distress Inks. Smile


I was going to use a Stampin’ Up! Fall sentiment too, but I completely messed it up, which is why I just used the alpha chipboard “t” and hand wrote “Thankful” on it. The tag is kind of plain but at least I got my fingers inky and like I mentioned earlier…. the fun part was playing with the Distress Inks.
So how about you come play along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters!  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I bet you’ve got some projects lined up, right?  Head over to The Sisterhood of Crafters to check out the inspiration and get all the details!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
And with the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, there are several other Thanksgiving themed challenges out there:
Before I close,  I’ll be honest…. some days it’s really hard to be thankful (sad to say but true) and I think that made this tag a lot harder for me considering everything that’s been happening.   But no matter the events, I always have three reasons to be “ Thankful”…called Emma, Gracy and Abby Smile.
That’s it for me tonight folks, it’s only 7:35pm but I’m heading to bed in an attempt to hold off what feels like a cold or something.  Ugh, strep throat is going around at work…… don’t want it, got way too much to do!
Until next time…..a very “Thankful”

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8 Responses
  1. November 9, 2011

    This tag is gorgeous Micki!!  Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Penny's.  Good Luck!!

  2. November 9, 2011

    What a gorgeous creation–absolutely stunning! :)

  3. November 9, 2011

    Lovely creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! 

  4. November 10, 2011

    I just love tags.. And this one look wonderful..  Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. November 10, 2011

    I love this … so very beautiful and those leaves look stunning … so glad you joined us this week at CCCB

  6. Karen Letchworth permalink
    November 10, 2011

    Your tag is adorable.  It's so fun to see something other than a card in our "Give Thanks" Challenge.  You really did a great job with this.  Don't forget about our Design Team Call.  THanks for joining us at Penny's.
    Karen – Design Team Member/Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

  7. cheryln permalink
    November 14, 2011

    This could not be more GORGEOUS!     Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  8. Colleen O permalink
    November 16, 2011

    Oh my…where do I start? I simply adore the Santa tag. His face just brings a smile to my face.

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