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2S4Y :: Rejoice tag + Extra Extra...Read All About It

Hey there, Bleeps! Today, I am sharing a Christmas tag with you featuring Starving Artistamps. I stamped the angel, colored her in and added some stickles to the wings to make them pop. I added it on to a tag, which I cut out on my own, stamped with polka dots and a music background. "Rejoice" is highlighted in the background off of a decorative frame.

  1. Cut cream cardstock into a tag by trimming a rectangle. Draw a line with a pencil about an inch or so from the top. Marking the center of the paper. Draw two diagonal lines from top tag center point until you reach the paper edge/pencil lines. Trim off triangle at diagonal lines and erase pencil lines or flip over.
  2. Stamp polka dot background and ink edges.
  3. Trim cream cardstock and stamp music background.
  4. Distress and ink edges.
  5. Stamp "rejoice" and add frame.
  6. Stamp angel, color, ink her up, and cut out.
  7. Pop angel off of tag front, then add stickles to wings.
  8. Punch circle at top of tag, add eyelet, tie ribbon.

Stamps :: Starving Artistamps - O Holy Night, Christmas Nativity sentiments
Ink :: Clear Snaps - chestnut; Stampin' Up! - river rock, chocolate chip; Ranger - antique linen, vintage photo
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream
Embellishments :: We R Memory Keepers - eyelet; Paper Source - ribbon
Tools :: We R Memory Keepers - crop-a-dile; Ranger - stickles

How was your weekend? Well, ours was filled with SNOW! We had a record-breaking December blizzard! Most of the area is still snowed in. Here are some photos we took this weekend!

Blog Break Alert

Until the end of the year, I am going to have irregular posts. I usually post every day of the week, but I am going to take a holiday break from the blog. I could pre-schedule posts, but that wouldn't be a real break! Now, I am addicted to blogging, so don't be surprised if you do see a post, just don't hold me to it either! I'll be traveling over the holidays and working on some projects, so this time will be great!

Thanks for being so supportive over the past year. This blog has grown tremendously over the past twelve months and it is all because of your readership. I just wanted to thank you for your following, support, comments, and encouragement you have offered! Happy Holidays to you and your families!

Publication Alert

If you are looking for something to read or browse, check out two publications over the holidays where I am featured!

CARDS magazine, January 2010 issue - I am the Designer of the Month and have lots of cards to share with you all and even a little blurb about myself. I am really excited about this special feature and really hope you get to see and read it! Please go check it out here by purchasing an online subscription for $4.99/month or purchase a copy at Oh My Crafts when it becomes available soon. Thanks so much for your support!

Paper Crafts magazine, January/February 2010 issue - I have a card featured in the Get Inspired column (the very last page of the magazine). Check out a copy by purchasing it at Borders or Barnes and Noble.


Courtney Baker said...

Have a good break Ashley. I think I'm needing one too. Actually I didn't post over the weekend! AH!

Love your pictures too.

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome 2S4Y tag! Great ribbon! Love your snowy pictures! Congratulations on your publications! :) Kathy

Maile Belles said...

Enjoy your Christmas break, you deserve it busy girl! Will miss you. Congrats again on your DOTM in CARDS and hoping to get my copy of Paper Crafts today. Looks like you two had fun in the snow, love the pics.

Ashley Newell said...

Beautiful tag Ashley! Enjoy your break!

NikkiM said...

Awesome pics :)

Paloma Gomez said...

Wow! I love this tag! Is so beautiful. Congratulations on your publications. Excuse my English

claudia shadler said...

Cute tag, so inspired to make one! Love that ribbon! looks like you had a great time outside, did u make a snowman? hehe. Awesome pics, here in CO, we hope to get a white xmas, but snow melts so fast here! will have a look at your cards on the Cards mag, I subscribe online!

Clouds :D

Smita said...

Love the tag! And your pictures of the snow... looks like you had a lot of fun!
Congrats on the publications too. May the year ahead be more special than this one. Love your work, Ashley, and keep coming back to your blog every time I log in. :-)
Wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.


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Stampin' Diva said...

glad to see you enjoyed the snow.

Great tag and congrats on getting published.

whoistracy said...

Happy holidays to you and Mac and your families!! Love the snow photos- so fun! We got a few feet of snow but unfortunately nothing here closed down! Guess that's what you get for living near ski country.

Lillian Child said...

Happy holidays to you and yours!

Savitri said...

Love the tag and congrats on crafter of the month. How cool!!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your hubby. Hope it's a great one and enjoy the blog break!! You deserve a little break!!

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