Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Be Merry!!

Hey People!  I hope that your week is starting off with a BANG!  I'm trying to catch up after falling to the season's first winter cold.  Ick.  But!!  I mustered enough brain cells to come up with a project for another E-Team hop!!  I didn't want to miss out on all the holiday fun!!

Be Merry Tag series #3

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And as you have all come enjoy and expect, it wouldn't be an E-Team blog hop without some wonderful goodies up for grabs!!  Leave a comment on all the participating Team member blog's for a chance at 3 Be Merry Goody Boxes that will be chosen randomly.  PLUS:  make sure you leave a comment on the eP blog on what your favorite Thanksgiving dessert is (or your favorite dessert period! hehe) for a chance at 2 $20 eP gift vouches to the eP store!!  Comments can be left from today, November 15 until Thursday, November 17.  Winners will be announced on the ep blog Friday, November 18. 


For this series Daisy gave us free reign as to what holiday stamps, papers, embellishments we could use from the wonderful eP store.  Our only instructions were to make a Tag and an ATC.

Have you noticed that lately I have had a very hard time following directions?!!  I'm going to grab onto the very thin life line that I have been sick and just did not have enough energy or mojo for two projects.  BUT!! In my defense, I did create a project that required a few more ideas!

My Be Merry Chunky  TAG ATC!!

Paper:  Idea-ology Paper Stash Seasonal.  Ink:  Distress Vintage Photo.  Accessories:  TenSecond Studios Barn Red and Poison Ivy Metal altered with alcohol inks in Meadow, Cranberry and Current. Dies:  Spellbinder's Layered Poinsettia.  Idea-ology Findings Curio Knobs and Numerals. 1/2 pearls colored with Copics from Want2Scrap.


Paper:  Idea-ology Paper Stash Seasonal.  Accessories:  Rock Candy Stickles (covering main image).  Glossy accents to adhere fine glitter.  Dies:  Spellbinder's Create a Flake One. TenSecond Studios Peal metal altered with alcohol inks Denim and Cloudy Blue.  1/2 pearls from stash.


Metal:  TenSecond Studios Barn Red.  Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder.  Letters are Idea-ology Grungeboard Mixed Mini Plain altered with Claudine Hellsmuth's Studio Paint Blank Canvas.  Essentials Glue pad used to adhere fine glitter (from stash)


Metal:  TenSecond Studios Barn Red embossed with Alterations Texture Fade Snow Flurries.  Letters again are Grungeboard Plain altered as above.  Snowflake is two layers of plain grungeboard cut with Spellbinder's Create a Flake One and altered with paint and glitter as above. 



Metal:  TenSecond Studios Barn Red altered with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (sorry, don't recall the name.  It is a Christmas tree).  Idea-ology Findings Curio Knob.

Other: 2x4 cut to ATC size.  Claudine Hellsmuth's Studio Paint Dash of Red.  Burnishing/sanding block from TenSecond StudiosTombow Mono Metal liquid glue.  TenSecond Studio's Killer Adhesive.  E6000 to layer metal embellishments and glue to project. 


I hope you enjoy!  'Till next time...................enjoy the creativity

58 comments:

Scrap2day said...

oh my goodness! You guys need to stop! I just keep adding to my list of things I must get!
Amazing Creations!
I must make that Chunky ATC!! Stunning!

tabithagrace said...

You are awesome - love your creations - so much inspiration -
thank you.
tabithagrace

Beate said...

I couldn't wait to check out your ATC and tag! Because, you my friend, you rock! GORGEOUS creations!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Be Merry is right..wow all the creativity in this little project is devine. Each side is so full of fun colors and great techniques.
This would make a great centerpiece for my table.Hope you feel better..not a fun thing, I ended up with a doctors visit and still feel bad. Thanks for the fun.

Carol E said...

Your projects are just beautiful, thank you for sharing them. Hope your feeling better.

SusanK said...

Oh wow!!! I think this is my favorite project of the whole blog hop...just adore your chunky ATC and already had thoughts in mind to create one. Super!

Rita said...

OMGosh, your creations are stunning! Your an amazing crafter!!!

LaNell said...

Now that is very creative. Love all the projects you are sharing. Thanks

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous, Starla. Looks like you put a LOT of work into it.

Tina said...

Wow... look at all that beautiful metal! So creative! Thanks for the inspiration. You did great!

bbourassa said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely fantastic. Just can't think of anything more to say:-)

Cathy Y said...

Wowza - you hve really inspired me with the metal poinsettia! And I just got the dies! Absolutely beautiful.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

OMG...This is stunning. I love all the details you added. I couldn't take my eyes off of it. You have inspired me to finally try using foil. Thanks for the inspiration.

Yvonne said...

Wow did not know a piece of 2x4 could look so good!

Broni said...

There could never be a more AWESOME chunky tag/ATC than this, Starla! Every detail is perfect! I adore all your metal pieces (flowers, snowflakes, panels). WOW, girl! You outdid yourself!!

Noreen said...

I love your project - and if no one else appreciates it, I'll send you my address! :0) I love the metallic look of the poinsettia and snowflakes - they are stunning!

Linda Carson said...

That's the coolest chunky ATC ever! Really clever, creative &inspirational! Hope you get to feeling better. My favorite dessert is cranberry streusel pie.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the piece. Just stunning.

Bast said...

Really beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Highdesertstamper said...

Coollll!!! Talk about "Green" things..love the door knob!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Your chunkies are amazing and then all that yummy metal! Wow!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You make everything looks so festive!! Wish I had this kind of talent. Hope you return to good health soon!

Cher said...

oh another of my favs...CHUNKY! so so rich looking...would be a great hostess gift, yes? gonna have to tackle one of these...soon!!! ty
ps...get better!

Julia said...

You've outdone yourself! Love it love it love it. What great projects!

Pam said...

So fabulous! Every side is beautiful & there are so many great techniques. You are an inspiration!

Pam said...

So fabulous! Every side is beautiful & there are so many great techniques. You are an inspiration!

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Danee said...

love the way you thought outside the box…literally I guess…. The metal pointsettia is great .

Tanya said...

Wow, these are awesome! love the metal, I really need to try some. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I just loved what you did with the tags!!
mary t

Dee in N.H. said...

That is gorgeous! Love the dimension and there is so much goodness to see all around! I am inspired to try one of these 2x4 projects! For some reason your metal bits make this feel so homey to me! I love it!

Sandra said...

love the colors and the detail.
thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

Micki said...

Dang, can't decide which side I like best. That is just a perfect holiday decor item.... and I really really love those leaves and pointsetta... beautiful.

paperpapier said...

the poinsettia flower tag is absolutely gorgeous....love the rich vibrant red & green colour...fees so festive!

rocqee said...

These are so nice. Sure to try all these fantastic ideas.

Indy said...

Wow! Incredible, incredible, incredible! You guys are absolutely amazing!!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I love your project- very cool- ton's of inspiration in such a small little project. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to win so please include me in the drawing.

Denise said...

Love your chunky ATC! Very cool!
DeniseB

kathy/North Carolina said...

OMG! I love this chunky ATC. All that fabulous metal art, the cool ceramic knob, the detalis, the details....Your flowers are gorgeous. Just....amazing! Probably my favorite project for this blog hop. Thanks so much!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

As always, your metal work is fabulous! And chunky art too! Well done Starla!

Alex said...

WOW! I don't believe any excuses are necessary. This is amazing and obviously a LOT of work, thought and creating went into it. What a wonderful display of techniques, variety and colors. Just beautiful!

Carolyn King said...

wowza girlie--you never cease to amaze me! FAbulous..what you can di with metal---just amazing!

connie said...

Beautiful projects!

rush said...

chunkies! love 'em! thank you for sharing.

Sylvia said...

Starla, this is awesome! You are indeed a wonderful metal designer and worker. This is a piece of Christmas art that should be a talking piece for years to come! Are you going to make two, so that each boy will have one for later years? What a handsome heirloom! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

o my word! are these ever gorgeous! i would hate to give them away - LOL.

yeah sugar! stay warm. it's gotten cold here and i HATE going out in it. oy! happy thanksgiving.

hugs :)

jengd said...

Wow! What a fantastic piece! LOVE the tinted metal pieces but the contrast between the subtle backgrounds and the two bright, bold red sides is amazing too!

bethann said...

wow. so fantastic. love each and every side w all the details. hope you feel better

Lillian Child said...

Even when you are under the weather you ROCK out these AMAZING projects! WOW!

Rea' said...

Okay Starla, as they say in my neck of the woods " I ain't mad at you !" ATC/Tag Combo ...very creative. Your flowers look real love the techniques and the curio knob nice touch ...you turned it out !!

queenb2u said...

Ohh, embossing. Love it. Thanks for something a little different. bb

Colleen O said...

Love the chunky ATC. The metal snowflakes are great

Tona said...

Such fantastic projects!

NanaBeth said...

These are all stunning-I have to make some of the metal snowflakes-they're beyond cool.You rock!

Janet L. said...

Wow!! Love the metal pieces on your projects! In fact, I love everybit of them. Way to go, Girl!!

SkyPixie17 said...

Love all the snowflakes! What a gorgeous rich-looking project! (gotta say, that poinsettia looks dangerous!!) Gonna try embossing some metal now...

Shannon said...

I love the metal used in your creations, they are wonderful. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Susan said...

All I can say is WOW! These projects are amazing!!!