Saturday, January 5, 2013

An Apple A Day...

Happy Saturday! What are you going to do this weekend? I'm probably going to do a lot of crafting, reading, and hopefully some crocheting too. I set a Goodreads goal to read 50 books this year. Even if I don't actually reach my goal, it's fun to have one. I also started a red and white crochet afghan this week. I love having "lap blankets" on the couch and in the Lazy Boy chair.

Guess what? The January calendar I made on posted on January 1st is featured today over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog. How cool is that?

Here's a tag I made yesterday. I can not believe how the background paper and ribbon matched exactly. Wow! What's the odd's of that? The paper is textured cardstock that came in a 12x12 Hobby Lobby dark solids pad. The ribbon came from The Dollar Tree. I was hoping to find a ribbon similar in color, but was really surprised when I pulled out my ribbon drawer and saw this matched so well. Who would have "thunk" it?

I am really loving my NEW PRESERVES Cricut cartridge! I know it's an older cartridge, but wow - the layering is so simple and the images are awesome. LOVING IT!

Tag Details:

    • "Eyelet 3" p. 68 cut @ 5" with shadow feature
    • "Eyelet 3" cut again with pattern paper from Hobby Lobby's The Paper Studio "Rue de Fleur" 12x12 stack cut @ 4 1/2" and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
    • "Apple 2" p. 28 cut @ 3 1/2" and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink and adhered with foam tape
  • Leaves and flowers from Recollections (Michael's) Leaf on apple stem also inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. Brad in flower center from Recollections Brown assortment pack.
  • Butterfly from Recollections and adhered with foam tape
  • Satin ribbon from The Dollar Tree
  • Tiny button on apple stem from Joann's
  • Bead hanging from ribbon was in a box of beads, charms, and chain links my daughter gave me last spring 
    • "Garden Greetings" used for sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis



  1. Very pretty tag. I sure do love when colors match unexpectedly. Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  2. Yes!I saw your Fabulous calendar on FCCB!Your tag is beautiful!!Love the colors!LOVE apple pie..LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. What a lovely tag Janis! Love all the layers and the colors are so pretty. Nicely done. :)

  4. Love this! The layers and apple are awesome! :)

  5. Gorgeous design I love all your testure and colors the half eaten apple is great!
    DIANA L.

  6. Fabulous tag and so different too! Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Very sweet creation! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog at Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you play along with us next week during our Third Birthday Celebration!

    Jackie, Bugaboo DT