Saturday, December 8, 2007
Today was a fun day for me. It started with going to Artist Oasis Holiday Open House, it was great! They had make n' takes all day but I was only there long enough for two. However, they had a great sale and I bought some things I have been seeing on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas blog. There was a lot I wanted to get but I can't have everything! I picked up some ink and some paint and crackle and a few other things and now I can play. So this tag is what I made tonight. The first picture is just the technique itself before I embellished it. I was pretty impressed with it. He writes good directions! I couldn't remember what color paint or ink etc. he used on today's tag (day 8 here) so I bought the right 'names' of the colors, just the wrong mediums! So where I was supposed to have lake in paint and weather wood in ink I had lake in ink and lettuce in paint, etc. So my tag is green even though I wanted to do blue. I am going to go back through his tags and see what else I can make now I have more products to work with. Fun stuff.
Now for the best part of today! My church had the annual Angel Tree party where the kids and their caretakers came to get their presents and have a party. We had things for the kids to do, games to play, crafts to make and make your own ice cream sundae bar but the caregivers had a lot of free time so they asked me to bring stuff to make Christmas cards. Well I am not a demo but I have been to enough classes to get the idea what to do, so I said yes and cut and stamped enough to make 40 cards. It took a while but I had it all ready for today and it was all so worth it. These ladies loved making the cards! They each made two (one of each) and smiled and laughed and had a good time, it just made me thrilled to be able to do this for them. Some were so creative too! They changed the design a bit and stamped in different ways, I was impressed. What a blessing the Angel Tree program is, I was glad to be a part of it. So that is my wonderful day, and my fun tag :)