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And...I thought I was going to actually get tag #2 posted ON day #2...because I had it completed fairly early in the afternoon. But when I finally got the time to blog it, wouldn't you know, our internet was down??? And didn't come back up ALL NIGHT?! SO frustrating!!! Ah, well...I guess I did need the rest, since I'm sick...but without further ado, I present my version of Tag 2 of the 12 Tags of Christmas!
Once again, I owned virtually NONE of the supplies that Tim used on HIS tag, but I somehow managed to be innovative (I taught this word to my 5-year old yesterday!) and came up with something that I am pleased with!!
My sentiment is actually an Inkadinkadoo stamp - it was the only holiday stamp I had that was the right size. I made my own "baubles," using fake pearls and silver beads, since I didn't own any of his baubles.
Instead of a bird, like his tag had, I used a bird charm, which I found in my stash, and "hung" it from some red colored wire, which I wrapped around two hammered brads.
And finally, instead of the pine cone/branch stamp, I used one of Tim's mini-holiday stamps - the 4 trees. The one product I *really* wished I had was some cut-n-dry felt so I could try out the "make your own stamp pad" technique he used...but alas, I had none. So I just had to ink my stamp with different colors, and stamp it, then repeat...and then emboss. I do still want to get my hands on some of that felt, though, and give that technique a try.
I am quite sick, and did NOT get tag #3 done today...and seriously doubt it will get done tonight...but hopefully I will soon get to feeling better! I am determined to do all 12 tags!!
Oh, and as a p.s. - if you are bored in the evenings, the totally awesome Mario (Tim's business manager) does a fantabulous job of keeping us all up to date on Tim's progress, via Twitter - so check it out!!