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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tags in a flash!

Hello everyone! Today is my day to share a craft tutorial over at Craftin' Desert Divas. I thought it would be fun to share with you a quick and easy way to make a bunch of tags at once.  These can easily be added to card fronts or tied to gifts. I made all of these in a matter of minutes. 

Here is a picture of some of my supplies I used for this project.

First, I took the smaller tag die from the Tag Essential Die set and cut one out in acetate to use as my template (you can see my template on top of the Texture Paste jar). I took the heart die from the Mix It Up die set and made a pattern with the heart die on the acetate template tag. I cut out a bunch of tags with the same tag die using watercolor paper. 

Then for each tag I laid the template on top of it and used my Ranger Texture Paste so the hearts would be raised up.  Once that was done I waited for the texture paste to dry.

Next I used some Tim Holtz Distress inks to make an Ombre looking background on the tags and blended the inks until I got the desired look.  I flicked some white paint over all the tags.  I topped the hearts with Glossy Accents and Dazzling Diamonds so they would not only be raised, but they would be shiny and glittery. I also sprayed and splashed water on the tags for more of a watercolor/distressed look.

For the base of the tags I ran the bigger tag from the Tag Essential Die set in blue as well as white.  I embossed the tag base then glued the solid white to the back so the backs could be written on.  

I took the sentiment "Sprinkled with Love" from the CDD Got Coffee stamp set.  I did cut the stamp in three to make it easier to stamp and emboss. The top layer is raised on the tag by using foam tape.

Here is a group picture of the finished tags.  I did distress the edges of a few of the tags for more of a variety.

Close up so you can see the details.

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