Sunday, December 19, 2010

In case you are wonderin' (and CCC# 24)

I haven't forgotten how to blog. Really, I haven't!  I have been busy; besides getting ready for Christmas, I decided an unexpected root canal would be fun.  It was my first ever and I was kidding about the fun part because this last week had not been fun.

I have managed to get a few things finished including Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #24 hosted by the fabulous Linda at StudioL3!  Today is the last day of the challenge, but there will be a brand new challenge posted tomorrow morning, so be sure to check it!

For Challenge 24 we were instructed to turn to page 47 for the Rock Candy Distress Stickles technique.  Check out the  Compendium of Curiosities  by Tim Holtz for the details on the technique.  For the base of my tag, I found a couple pieces of scrap paper that had obviously had been used to make Christmas trees at some point and used the leftover "frame".  Under the trees I used some leftover TH Seasonal Paper Stash. (I LOVE using all the little leftover pieces of paper I can't throw away!)  Once I had the tag base created, I followed the directions in the book!  It's a fun easy way to add some sparkle!  If you haven't already, I hope you give it a try! 

Did you follow along with Tim and his 12 Tags of Christmas?  The man is a creative GENIUS.  Even though I haven't posted any yet, I have 6 days completed, 2 days in progress and 4 waitin' to get made plus another project.  I hope to have the project completed by tomorrow and the tags before Christmas.  As soon as they are complete, I will post pictures!

Have a fabulous week!


Products used:
TH Seasonal Paper Stash
Vintage holly garland
Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Burgundy Stickles
Archival Ink - jet black
Ofray ribbon


  1. Fabulous tag! I really love those colors and the way the trees sparkle! Root canal... ouch...haven't had one of those yet, but they never sound fun when other people describe them. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Ouch on that root canal, girl! I hope you're healing up well and that next week is so wonderful you forget all about the previous one!

    What a great idea to use the leftover tree frames for your card! I love this piece-- it's fun and mod retro-mod and so, so pretty! The Rock Candy looks fabulous!

    You're so right-- Tim is most definitely a creative genius! I can't wait to see your 12 Tags!

    Happy, happy Christmas, sweet friend!

  3. Oh, so sorry about the root canal! I have never had one and I don't want one!!! I know what you mean about being busy and especailly with Christmas. We decided to lay some much needed flooring, but not it looks so lovely, at least in the dinning room. Before I forget, your tag is so cool! I love the greens and the feel is almost a retro thing! Love it!!!

  4. Glad you had that root canal completed before Christmas. I know that wasn't fun. But what IS fun is your CCC tag! Love it Linda.

    Merry Christmas to you! xo

  5. O'ouch on the root canal.......poor you. The tag is gorgeous as always. Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year to you Linda.
    Hugs Annette x