Thursday, February 20, 2014

Piles of Smiles Tag!

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a fantastic week. We are getting back in the routine of things after being on vacation last week with all our kids and their families. What a blast we had! I was going to post some vacation photos, but decided you probably just want to see what I crafted for today's post, huh? (Maybe I'll sneak some vacation photos at the end of this post.) OH! The puppies had their routine vet visit on Monday. They are doing great and both weigh 19 pounds now. WOW! They are solid. More good news from the vet - Mary Ann has outgrown her heart murmur. Yeah!

I created 3 tags today and will post one for today, one tomorrow, and one for Saturday. I think they all turned out pretty darn cute.

Miss Kate Cuttables "Tags & Backgrounds"
  • I created a shadow layer in the Silhouette software.
  • I also used the knife tool to cut off a small portion of the bottom of the tag in the Silhouette software to cut out with pattern paper and layer on top of the tag.
  • Edges inked with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" distress ink
  • Image adhered with foam tape (Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • Chalk added to cheeks
  • White gel pen (Royal Castle Shoppe) used for eyes, freckles and ears
  • Teddy Bear stamped & paper pieced
  • Bic pen used for mouth

Ribbon and twine from stash
Dotted pattern paper from Ki (Walmart)

Make It Monday (anything goes)
Just Because Linky Party (anything goes)
Pinspirational (anything goes)
Divas By Design (rubber stamps only)
Crafty Girls (anything goes)
Crafting By Designs (anything goes)

Isn't it darling? I just love it!

Thanks for stopping by today. If you want to see vacation photos, they are below. If not, that's cool too. See you tomorrow!

Okay, here are some pics from the family beach vacation. We had more people with us than the photos I'm showing, but this gives you a good idea. It was a GREAT vacation!

The day we left we were driving through ice and it was snowing.... but once we got to the beach.. gorgeous. Okay the cold wind wasn't fun, but it was sunny, and it was the BEACH!





Believe it or not, that is the moon over the ocean. It was so bright!

Tom did a great job running the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon! Run, Tom, Run!!


The day we got back home, all the snow and ice was gone, and the weather outside was perfect for sitting outside and letting the sun kiss our faces. 

Hugs! :) Janis


  1. This is adorable! I love the design of your sweet little tag! Thanks for Linking It Up at Peachy Keen!

  2. You tag is so, so cute! Thank you for sharing your photos. I can see why my aunt and uncle love Myrtle Beach so much. <3 Kimberly

  3. Great tag and adorable image. Thank you for joining in at (pin)spirational. Wynn DT x

  4. Such an adorable tag Janis and loved all the holiday snaps too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Cute, cute,, cute, tag and image. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges

  6. This is an adorable tag!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Anything Goes Challenge!

  7. That is so cute - love the scalloped edge on the tag.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. Great shape tag Janis, love the cute teddy and bright colours, just what we need to cheer us up here in the rain soaked UK! Great holiday pics too.
    Thank you for playing along at Diva's this week for our Rubber challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  9. Fabulous tag and love your pictures too! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week for our Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!

  10. Hi Janis,
    This looks fab. Love your cute image & gorgeous, colourful tag. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.

  11. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls this time - good luck! hugs Angelie