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Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Tag, Exciting News, and WINNER!

Happy Friday, my dear friends! I hope you're having a lovely day. :o)

Before I share my tag and announce the My Craft Spot stamp set winner, I have some happy news! I have been invited to join the Design Team for the fantastic store 7 Kids College Fund! This is such an unexpected blessing and I remain a wee bit in shock. :o) They carry a plethora of inspiring crafty lines and the DT is bursting with talent. This is truly an honor and I'm excited for this new adventure! My first DT project will be on January 1st. What a way to start a new year. :o)

I made a quick tag to coordinate with the Christmas card I created for my sweet parents! I used different cuts, but kept the same wintry theme.
A closer peek at the jingling reindeer and filigree tree:
For the base of my tag, I used Spellbinders Gold Labels Four. The musical paper is from K and Company, while the snowy brown paper is from Memory Box. I used a few beautiful cut files from the Silhouette Online Store to create my little scene: the frolicking reindeer, filigree Christmas tree, and lovely poinsettia. The poinsettia is centered with a Wild Orchid Crafts scalloped pearl and each layer of petals is separated with foam tape for dimension. The tree is adorned with red and green Recollections rhinestones.

The blanket of snowflakes are from Cheery Lynn Designs, which I covered in Glamour Dust. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Joy to the World stamp set, which is cut out with Kimberly's Tiny Tags metal dies. The Peppermint Stick trendy twine securing the jingly bell is also from MCS. Although unseen in the picture, I used a tiny black pearl for the reindeer's eye. I hope they enjoy their little tag. :o)

And now for the WINNER! Thank you all for the beautiful comments on my shadow box book card! The winner of a My Craft Spot stamp set of your choice (generously donated by Kimberly) is...


Congratulations, Diana! Zip me an email with your address and stamp set choice to claim your prize. :o)

Thank you for visiting! Have a blessed and sparkly day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Craft Your Passion~ Let It Snow
 *Crafty Catz~ Anything Goes
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Tag It
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ Snowflakes
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Paper Playtime~ Winter Fun
 *Papertake Weekly~ Christmas Creatures
 *Pile It On~ P is for... (Pearls, Poinsettia)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Let It Snow


  1. Big congrats on your new DT place Karen, I know you will do them proud with your wonderful creations.
    Your tag is so beautiful it's a gift in itself! I adore that reindeer with his jingle bell and the tree is so pretty and delicate.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Many congratulations to Diane your winner your soooo lucky!! what a fab tag Karen as always you use the most adorable images and this is truly beautiful xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  4. You already know how excited I am for you my sweetest friend!! They are so lucky to have you and I know you will do such an amazing job for them!! Wow, what a gorgeous tag!! I love the really makes the white tree and black reindeer pop!! The snowflakes at the bottom are beautiful and the poinsettia on top is so awesome!! I love the shape, too!! This is just super-duper fabulous as always!! Your parents will adore it!!

    Congrats to Diana - enjoy your stamps!! I hope you have a wonderful evening my dear friend!! It's snowing again here, ugh. It's going to be a long winter :/ Hugest hugs!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Gorgeous tag - that tree is so elegant all decked out with the gems. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge.

  6. Congrats to your Design spot, so well deserved Karen.... I 'm sure you will be doing so awesome for them.... love love your tag, love those dies and the deer is just as pretty as can be with its bell. Oh and congrats to your winner too, lucky girl!

  7. This tag is the blue base. Congrats on the DT news

  8. A HUGE congrats to you my friend and a HUGE hug as well!!!!
    Well deserved!
    Such an elegant, exquisite and beautiful tag!! The poinsettia is GORGEOUS!!! The reindeer is such a sweet addition. I love making tags but I enjoy most when I see my bloggie friends make one this BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    You should join us at Cut it Up Challenge.
    Sending a HUGE hug...many HUGS., and love as well...
    Have a blessed day,
    P.S. thanks for leaving me the hug amount of bloggie love!!

  9. Congrats on the DT, Karen! I know you will do an amazing job! Your tag is beautiful! The poinsettia and tree are so pretty and I love that you added the bell on the reindeer! :)


  10. Congratulations my sweet friend! You will be such an asset to their team. Your tag is beautiful. The poinsettia is so pretty and I love your reindeer.

  11. Love your festive tag! Thanks for joining us at MIM.

  12. What a beautiful tag! I love the colors and the adorable reindeer! Congrats on your DT spot! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  13. Such a beautiful tag.Just love how you've built it up and also love all the bling.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  14. Congratulations on making the DT! I can't wait to see all your lovely creations!
    Your tag is AMAZING! I LOVE the fun reindeer, the whimsical tree and the beautiful snowflakes along the bottom!! Your attention to detail is fabulous as always my friend!
    Have a super evening!
    Sherrie K

  15. Oh wow - what a gorgeous tag - the fabulous attention to detail, as always, blows me away! Hope you have a wonderful week, hugs, Karon.

  16. Amazing tag and I love the bright turquoise. Your tree is gorgeous and the reindeer is so festive with his bell.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you have a fabby festive.

    Rachel x

  17. Très beau tag! Je suis très impressionnée par les découpes que tu as obtenues avec la machine de Silhouette!

  18. Beautiful tag, love the bell. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week for our Anything goes Challenge :) xx
    I have Candy on my Blog up for grabs until Christmas

  19. Love the tag. Great use of die cuts. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

    mdd dt

  21. Hello Karen,
    I wanted to pop over to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Big hugs,
    Sherrie K

  22. thanks for joining us at Pile it on... we have started a new challenge - please go and check it out!
    Kimberly DT


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