Friday, December 2, 2011

On the second day of Christmas Tags...

my inspiration from Tim's 2nd tag....

I was up before the sun and my little hens...perhaps the anticipation of a new tag or better yet, a new day!! With coffee and iphone in hand, I headed to the studio to begin my 2nd tag. Today, Tim's tag used quite a bit of what I did not have (Are you surprised? So was I) such as kraft resist paper, sticky back canvas, the distress stain (picket fence), perfect pearl mister,the reindeer die,...but I had plenty of inspiration and many other avenues to create.

Here are a few switches that I made...
*Instead of resist paper, I used a music sheet paper from another pad
*For the distress stain, use acrylic paint watered down
*make your own sticky back canvas by using canvas paper (from a pad) and run it through your xyron, attach to grungeboard
*For perfect pearl mister, use a spray bottle with water and a small scoop of perfect pearl powder

I used the inks, ribbons, paints, trinkets that I had on hand..and I think the result is terrific. l love the idea of using what I have...this pushes me to be creative and inventive at the same time....What a jump start to a creative day!

I am reminded in daily life how much it draws parallels to my walk with the Lord. He doesn't ask me to be someone I can not be or to have or use something that I do not possess. He simply asks me to allow him to shape and mold me to who he knows I can be. His request of me is "Wherever you are, use what you have to make this world a better place." He doesn't send me with a shopping list to go and find all the things to make life perfect..He, being perfect gives life to all.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights...who does not change like shifting shadows."


  1. I really like how you made his tag your own. I was scrolling through all the tags posted and yours stood out to me. great job!!! Merry Christmas