Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Christmas in the Bank "Sandi's Challenge"

Hello Friends!1
Happy Tuesday!!
I am so excited to share with you something that one of my bestest buddies Sandi came up with.
 (Actually Sandi was the first person that I met...that gave me the opportunity to be part of a Design Team.  Now...I was not on the actual DT, but I was helping her with  her group, which lead to me being on my first DT at Bella Creations.  Some of you may remember that.  It is a group of galz I have stayed close with).
It is called
She has all the details of it on her blog. I think it is worth your time to read her post!!
Her first challenge is to crate at least a dozen Christmas tags.
Here is my first set of tags, I have created.  I will share the rest of my tags through out the next couple days.
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I found a Christmas image from Karen the Graphics Fairy.
I used GIMP to create a Christmas Tag Collage sheet.
If you refer back to my photo of my 3 finished tags above, you will see that in the collage sheet you get "2" larger tags, "1" medium and "1" small tag.  
Here are the medium and small tags.  I used Ranger's Distress inks in peeled paint, and vintage photo.  I also distressed the edges with my kraft knife.  I did simple embellishments.
Above is a close up of the top of the larger tag....and Below is a close up of the bottom of the large tag.
These are just 3 of my 12 tags (which I will share the rest through out the week).
I hope that you will see that by taking part in Sandi's Challenge we are all winners...and that when Christmas comes next year...we will all be ahead of the game!  
Actually I have decided that anyone who goes to Sandi's blog...and participates in the challenge, will be placed in a Random drawing...and will win a free digital collage sheet of their choice from my Etsy store.  
So...hop on over and visit Sandi's blog.
I have even put a
video to show you how to link up to Sandi's Challenge via her comments.  

So check it out...you may find this useful for other reasons.
I will be sharing with
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Hi Heather...I am doing a video..and using my own comment area for demonstration. Please come see my tags here.

  2. Ms Heather your tags are yummy! And you are so generous to offer a prize! And the tutorial! I will post as soon as I can, hit by a flu bug today!

  3. Great tags! Love that image! Pretty collage set!
    BOLB Hugs!

  4. Gorgeous tags Heather...The colours & design..are beautiful!! Hugs May x x x

  5. really sweet tags, Heather!

  6. heather, so great of you to support your bud in creativity.... truely you are supportive...
    ava g

  7. These are gorgeous! Beautiful collage!

  8. Your tags are lovely and I remember Sandi and you and quite a few other lovely ladies through the Bella's too, so good that you all keep in touch. I will pop over now. ~Diane

  9. Love these tags pretty Heather - you are so talented and your tags are indeed lovely!

  10. Anonymous7:09 PM

    These are so beautiful Heather!!! I love the delicateness of them!!!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!

  11. Stunning Tags Heather, I love the vintage look. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  12. What a beautiful creation so soft and vintage
    Saw your link at MIM
    Dr Sonia

  13. Great vintage tags. Love the digis and the pearl! I'm headed back to MIM.

  14. Another visit from MIM :) Loving the vintage. These are wonderful as well!

  15. These are awesome! I just love them! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment on another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene :D

  16. Love your tag collection- and how you embellished all of them! Fun to see you at MIM- I am # 82

  17. Your tags are lovely. Thank you for sharing. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...


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