Monday, November 4, 2013

Gratitude In All Circumstances with Heart 2 Heart

Hello again my crafty peeps!  I appreciate you all so much.  We don't tell each other how grateful we are for the little things quite enough, know what I mean?  I am trying to be grateful in my life under all circumstances and in all seasons, but it is a tricky thing to do.  (Except Winter, lol!  Kidding!)

Today, Team Sunset is sharing its GRATITUDE with you in our creations over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  We are incredibly GRATEFUL to you for always tuning in to see what challenge we might have up out sleeve.  I am extremely GRATEFUL to be serving on the Heart 2 Heart Design Team too!  It really struck me though that I am always striving for the NEXT thing, the NEXT big project, the NEXT big gig...when the ones right here in the now are important too!

So, instead of stressing, I am focusing on the GRATITUDE I have for the NOW.  Right now I have two craft shows lined up, and I am so excited to participate in them for the first time ever!  I am extremely lucky to even have a spot at ONE, so my thankfulness is overflowing.  I designed an adorable set of Santa Tags to take along to sell that I would love to show you!


The base for all these tags is Kraft paper.  I really wanted the White Daisy CS of Santa's mustache to POP!  The Sparkle and Shine Washi 3-pack is fantastic for tags!  So quick and easy!   I suppose the exact same thing can be said for the shimmer trim in all colors!  (These would be the EASY things to be grateful for each day, lol.)  I love the Perfect Fit Holidays My Acrylix stamp set that includes this darling Ho, ho, ho sentiment...


These tags and mustaches are cut on my Cricut with the Close to My Heart exclusive Cricut Artiste Cartridge.


Embossing folders are GREAT for tags.  This one is a woodgrain from Tim Holtz.


Sticking the red shimmer trim to CS and trimming it out really makes it stand out...


This final tag is my favorite!  Two little Licorice Opaques are the beady little eyes, and I colored the large Opaque Pearl for Santa's nose with my Alcohol Ink Marker in Cranberry and let it dry (this takes TIME!)  Sharpies work as well...


The sentiment is from the December 25th My Acrylix available on my website that I used Cranberry Pigment Ink to stamp.  I love this face!


Alright, I shared mine, now it is your turn!  Show us your GRATITUDE!  What are YOU thankful for?  Will you make a thank you card or gift?  Something else?  Link up with us over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges by the end of November for your chance to become top chic!!!  That would be some awesomely easy gratitude, eh?   ;)

I am gratefully linking up with Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes Challenge in hopes of being even more grateful!  ;)  

12 comments:

  1. I totally love your tags and I hope you don't mind if I lift the little mustache ones!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! That is the ultimate compliment, so lift away! :)

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  2. MUSTACHE! :) You totally got a smile from me! These are precious!
    I wish you huge luck at your sales - I have 2 coming up in less than a few weeks, and though I've been doing them a long time, I still get super nervous leading up. I love them though :) I hope you will too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessi! :) Good luck at yours as well!

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  3. Yup, that mustache MUST be copied... SO cute and clever, beady eyes and all. Grateful for virtual friends like you!

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    1. It is pretty cute! Thank you my friend. Ditto that!

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  4. Absolutely must be copied! So cute Amie! Thanks for sharing and letting us scraplift!

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    1. Sure! Thanks so much. I don't own the stache, lol! ;)

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  5. super job!!
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  6. A very nice post, Amie; I, like you, am always looking forward and don't enjoy the now as I should. Thanks for that reminder! I love your tags today, so fun! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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    1. Isn't if strange how we so quickly forget? You are certainly welcome, now let's help keep each other in line! Thanks for coming to see! :)

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