Saturday, February 05, 2011

Hopping the day Away!

We are having another hop at Creative Scrapbook Divas!  It starts on the 7th and goes until the 14th!  This one involves also our members and we have some talented ladies over there!  There will be 13 blogs to hop to, each with a new twist on Valentine's Day.  So there will be inspiration for all and challenges to keep us busy! 

  I want to offer a challenge RIGHT NOW!  If anyone completes all 13 challenges by February 14th (and posts them at CSD), I will send them a paper pack with 6 pages in it.  They will be some "vintage" items, a couple of years old. ( you know I used to own a store didn't you?  I have tons of things to give away, just not all of it new.)  I promise it won't be wrinkled and there will be 2 of each page, so you can create a layout with it.  So get your paper, scissors and glue ready for the hop!

Okay, now for something creative today.  I  belong to many forums and do a challenge of some sort almost every day.  If not, I just scour the web and do nothing!  No, seriously.  So at one of them, I don't remember which, the challenge was a tag. These kinds of challenges annoy me, cause I don't just do something for the sake of doing it. It needs to fit into my list of things I want done!  And tags annoy me, cause I don't think to use them in my daily scrapbooking .  So, I thought I would do one, for a layout I am working on.
    I took a chipboard tag, from Basic Grey, and painted it with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint.  Oh! the white was too bold, so when it had dried, I took a sponge and swiped over the entire tag with Distress Ink  Then I spritzed it with water in spots and "sponged" off the excess Distress ink. Instant aging! (keeping the Distress Ink away from my face!)
   The theme for my LO is 'Abandon', so everything on this tag is a symbol.  Not abandoned, like forgotten, but abandon as to give oneself over unrestranedly.  The cross is for the One whom I want to give myself over to...Christ.  The tickets symbolize an invitation..kinda a permission to be somewhere.  Closer look at the yellowish ticket will show my fingerprint.
That shows that me personally was invited to God's plan.  And I am cashing it in.  The twine around the tag, on which the cross is dangling, is tied loosely, not tight.  I feel that Christ has wrapped me in Him, in His arms.  But it is loose to symbolize my free will to be with Him.    I am very happy with the way it turned out and the way it makes me feel.    
I hope you have a chance to do a project that touches our spirit as this one does mine.  And don't forget to Keep Dreamin'.


  1. Great job on that tag!! I love all the symbolism you incorporated.
    I had to come over and say how much I laughed at your Valentine Story you shared on my blog. Your husband buying that stereo is such a guy thing!!!!!!!!!! LOL Thanks for hopping by my blog! Hugs!

  2. WOW WOW WOW this is sooo beautiful!!Love love love what it represents...

  3. very pretty! I like the symbolism!


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