Monday, August 1, 2011

A Branch of Christmas

What a fun day…. Being that is the beginning of a new week… it is even better… all week play, play and more play… and the week-end I have a class to teach on making Flowers Galore boxes and More… for more info go to the blog at the top of the right hand column and click for more info… Love to have you join us… 

Okay… so today being that is Monday… there are a few of my favorite challenges… Grungy Monday, which gets you to use Tim Holtz’s techniques… LOVE it… Love all of Tim’s ideas and love creating my own from them… what a world of wonder this is that we live in…  

And then to make things even more perfect… Simon Say Stampand Show to use a TAG… yikes… what could be more perfect…  so since I am making samples for my Tag Classes coming up, they both just fit right into my schedule perfectly…So I decided to even add a side tag... with a circle tag within  it... Scatter Joy... 

My tag is called A branch of Christmas… I love the season… love to spread the joyous love that I feel… love everything about it.. so this is a truly GREAT day to play and work on tags…

I had just received my new Just Rite stamps… and they were screaming to be used… and so they all got stamped up and cut out… popped up and colored… ( the main ornament on the branch has 3 layers… so very wonderful to see a ornament that is so 3D… Love these new stamps… Thanks Randy… )  then I used one of the branches to create the side of the tag… that I had Tim – med up…. Is that a new word??? Anyway… for those of you that follow Tim’s work you know what I mean… entirely…  

I used stains on the tags… and used my archival inks on the rest of it… also did the coloring with the Markers that I won on a Just Rite Challenge… and used a stamp from Tim’s Christmas stamps for the music…  a few gem stones for the effects of a lit tree… and then onto making ribbon so I could get officially into the stained hands look for the coming week… I feel undressed when my hands are clean… LOL… love the inks and the stains… 

So now I was ready to take the picture… clean up the pictures and post so that I could share with you my pre Christmas feelings of LOVE… I send my love to each and every one of you in all ways…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit… and love the comments that you leave… and also love the whole blog thingy… wish I could get around to see more of your blogs… being on dial up is a hindrance but I try my best…

Have a super day… a wonderful week… and enjoy all that you create in all ways… 

Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie  


  1. Ooh!!! You are ahead of the game! This is absolutely stunning! I like where you placed everything : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  2. Very nice job! Christmas in July, oh wait, it's already August! Nice job Bonnie! I hope you had fun!

  3. looks just great - love the colours and festive mood!Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  4. Great Christmas tag! Love all your details!

  5. What a lovely tag Bonnie! the rolled up music piece looks adds such dimension to it!

  6. Hello Bonnie,

    Whoeaa... Christmas !?! You must surely love this holiday ...LOL

    I like the subtle color on the back of the tag with the bright Christmasball on top. Nice combination.

    greetings from belgium

  7. I especially love the decorative ornament tag...must get some of those Nesties! Looks great added to a card or to hang by itself!

  8. Oh I love this tag, Christmas is my favourite excuse to enter my craft room!