Saturday, December 7, 2013

Baby, It's COLD Outside!

Hi all!

Hope your Saturday is going well! We woke up this morning to -10°! That's BELOW zero! Yikes! It is so darn cold! They are warning of dangerous wind-chills today too. . .between -20° and -30°! I think I'll be staying inside - good day to create some more Christmas cards.

I've been making some tags lately too and love the Layered Tree Dies from Simon Says Stamp. The image is the perfect size for tags.

I cut out all the pieces, crinkled up each one, added some Distress Inks and glittered them up, before placing them all together to create the tree.


After a light shading with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, the snow in the background was created with the SSS Falling Snow Stencil and some embossing paste. Then I added some snow hills, ribbon and a sentiment from Tim Holtz.

Here's a close-up:


And since this tree is all glittery, I am entering it into the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist challenge over on Ellen Hutson's blog, The Classroom. I was inspired by Kittie's snowflakes on her tag and also by the pretty, soft blue background on Jennifer's tag.

I'm way behind on my Christmas cards this year. The list will have to be less this time - it's just not possible to make as many as usual with my work schedule, Christmas shopping, and life in general. 

Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ♥

26 comments:

Betty said...

cutest tag ever - i think i really NEED that falling snow stencil! and it's -10 here in nebraska too - brr!!!
no snow tho!

Carol Perry said...

Love your tag Barb. Love all that shine too.

MarcyK924 said...

WOW, this is SO cool! I LOVE the embossing paste snow, gave me a shiver!! Awesome design, my friend!

Lin said...

Love how this turned out, Barb, so pleasing to the eye! I'm right with you on not being able to meet the Christmas card quota this year.

joy said...

So, so cute, Barb! I love the stencil and embossing paste and the way you distressed the tree branches! Stay warm!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your tag, Barb! Perfect tree die cut for a tag (waiting for mine to get here) and your snowy scene is fabulous! I love all the sparkle, too!

I can't imagine dealing with weather in the 'negatives'! With dangerous wind-chills, I'm glad to know you're staying in...great excuse to create cards, right? I can't wait to see more!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb
Great card, that tree has been popular with many as I have seen some wonderful cards made it.
Do not envy you in those temps, we are having a BBQ today as it is pleasantly warm and sunny, does that warm you up a little?
Smiles:)
Sue

Lynn said...

Your tag is adorable. I love the dies and the stencil...gorgeous Barb!

Kimberly Eddy said...

Thanks for sharing Barb!! Loved the tag!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love this, Barb! Especially love the glitter and your snow :) Stay warm my friend. I cannot even imagine that kind of cold.

Martha said...

OH, Barb, Brr...! I'm so sorry about your VERY cold temperatures! I can't even imagine. We are currently in the 20s. Hope you are staying warm.

Of course, you know I absolutely love...love...love...your DARLING tag! (Aren't they so fun to make?) What a lovely design & fabulous colors! Beautifully done!

Take care! ♥

Laura B. said...

Love this tag! The snow and the glitter are so fun!

Dawn Turley said...

WOW that is cold Barb. I find it hard to comprehend weather that cold as where I live winter is cold when it gets to around 5 degrees C (41 F)
Love your tag. Just gorgeous. My list will be a bit less this year too... haven't even addressed my overseas cards yet! Need to get them done or they won't arrive in time for Christmas

CinnamonSally said...

This is gorgeous Barb!

Rosemary said...

wonderful tag, barb!! yikes! -10?? and here i'm whining because it is 22 degrees in my area! definitely a day for you to stay inside!

Lisa said...

Such a fabby tag Barb! Saw this posted by someone on Pinterest and had to come a look! Love all the glitter and sparkle :)
Stay warm!! XX

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS and so inspiring!
Boy, that is even colder than here in Chicago!
Wow!! Stay warm dear Barb!

Laurie said...

Love love love!!

Maureen Morton said...

This is so great - and so much work for a little tag. Someone will be very lucky to get this adorable tree tag!

judkajudi said...

I am loving that tree and that snow stencil ... maybe Santa will bring them!! Darling tag! Sorry about your cold weather!!

Virginia L. said...

Oh my! All the glitter is amazing, Barb! They look like CANDY and I think I can almost taste it (LOL)!! Hope you are staying warm! Winter is definitely here (Brrrr)!! Warm hugs to you, my friend!

Michelle said...

What a cute tag, Barb! It sounds like the weather is a little chilly where you are! Here I am about to expire from heat exhaustion, LOL! I'm not sure I want to swap for the windchill factor, though, even though I love cold weather. ;-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb this is fantastic! I love the glitter! I am so behind too.

Carrie said...

Hi. I just started following you. I found you through DarleneDesigns blog, lovely cards! I can't wait to browse your site..
Carrie

Kittie said...

Barb, I adore this tag. What a precious and sparkly tree.

Greta said...

Wow, Barb--fabulous tag! Love the snow--need to use my paste more often since I finally got some. Happy Holidays--stay warm! I thought 4 degrees above zero was cold!