Good Wednesday all my crafty friends!!! It's really Thursday for me because tomorrow is going to be Friday, since we actually have Friday off at work! Yay!! One for the team!! LOL I'm sooooo excited because I will have Friday through next Sunday off! Can I hear another round of applause! LOL My kids are on Spring Break next week and I decided to take advantage of that and take off with them! I've been mentioning that we are going on vacay and it's well overdue! I love spending time with my family, it's such an amazing blessing!!
Speaking of blessings, they come in all forms! I like to believe that God fashions it that way so that we grasp the understanding of what a blessing really is and never take those blessings for granted! So today I will share a quick project with you that I dedicated to YOU!!! Yep, that's right, I dedicated it to ALLLLLLL my crafty friends and you wonderful people who visit my blog and leave just the loveliest of comments!! I dedicate it to you because you are a blessing to me!!
I was at Tuesday Morning (one of my favorite places to go) not too long ago and came across some Sizzix Dies that I thought were just the cutest and.......I got for like $4!! What? Got to love Tuesday Morning! The die set has these cute birds, a lamp post and banner goodies. I don't have the name of the die, but I had to have it, soooo...LOL! I knew when I saw those little birds that I wanted to make a cute tag with them, so here you go!
I was playing around on my awesome Gelli plate with just some cheap acrylic paints in a great turquoise color, a lime green and cute "pinky" color and and a couple of Tim Holtz stencils. I didn't fuss around with it too much, just enough to get a little background. I then distressed and edged the tag with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Then I simply die cut the lamp, banner and birds using book page and scrapbook papers, distressed them all with Vintage Photo and then applied them with Mod Podge. The lamp post has a second piece that you could make it look like it was lit up, so I took that piece and applied Finnabair's awesome glitter in a gorgeous yellow color to it to give it that "lit" look.
I have some "old" Prima word stamps that I got at a flea market one time and I simply stamped in Distress Ink Mowed Lawn onto the banners "you are kind." I then had another stamp that said "thankful" on it and I tried to do the same thing under the banners, but boy what a blunder that was! It happens, as you know! So I just tried to make the best of it and took my Sharpie and wrote over it and added the "so and for you!" Blunder fixed! LOL Mother always used to say, "where there is a will, there is a way!" LOL Voila!
A quick tag, but I simply wanted you guys to know that you ALL are a blessing to me!! I am a member of a couple of "Art Communities" and since I joined I have had NOTHING but encouraging, kind and uplifting comments on those communities and then also here on my blog! I am so blessed and thankful for those who actually come to my blog and take the time to read it and comment as well! It's a joy to me and my heart!
Blessings do come in all different ways. However small this may be to some, it is truly a blessing to me to have gotten to know so many wonderfully talented artists and a complete joy to share each others ideas and creativity with one another and support one another in a very positive way! You guys are JUST THE BEST!! :))
So today, I am blessed and "Thankful for YOU!" Share and spread the love! Take the time to encourage, support and lift another up today! You never know what a blessing you are being to them!! :)