Sunday, December 13, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style-Week 9

Hello friends! Thank you for all your amazing comments on my blog!  I have been reading them when I break from my hibernation in the Closet (thanks, Nancy; I think that came from your comment in reference to the bear--I'm petrified of bears! Long story!) and between running all sorts of errands and rides in the car at night to view Christmas lights. Wow! Did we ever get treated to a show last night! We are a town of car dealerships (fun, right?), and one of them has a light show as I've never seen before! According to my daughter, there is an accompanying radio broadcast. I think we'll need to go back for that. It's really a shame it's on the busiest road in town, and you HAVE to pull into the car lot to appreciate it. Hmmm..... We might just have a new car next time you hear from me! Ha! Ha!

Anyway, here is my latest card for Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge. Between Linda's inspiration and your encouraging comments, I am very motivated to finish all 12 by the 20th of December!  I finished this yesterday  afternoon and evening in between raking the leaves (it was a balmy 76 degrees here yesterday!), making dinner, (partially) decorating the tree, going BACK to the home improvement store, and light peeping.

Here is Linda's  tag that inspired me.  (Some of your comments lead me to believe you are thinking I made her lovely tags as well as a card. NOT!) Please visit her blog  The Funkie Junkie, take in the great inspiration, and leave her a lovely comment.

I was so inspired by her beautiful background, I just had to try and duplicate it! Her bold green holly leaves also caught my eye , so I wanted to incorporate them, too.

Gotta love these traditional Christmas colors! Kathy, please come and help me tie bows! I added a few extra holly leaves to fill out my wreath.  I fussy cut around my sentiment. Wreath and sentiment popped up with Ranger Adhesive Foam tape.

 Products used: BACKGROUND: Distress  stains: Mowed Lawn and Barn Door;  Stencil: Tim Holtz Christmas; Metallic rub on wax from my stash--no name; Distress ink: Ground Expresso   SENTIMENT:  Stamp: Flonz Craft; Embossing Powder: Ranger Gold;    WREATH: Dies: Festive Greenery and Holiday Wreath (first time using it; had it for a year!); Distress paints: Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough and Peeled Paint; Distress ink: Ground Expresso;  ribbon from my stash      OTHER: Ranger Black Adhesive Foam tape. Most of these products can be found at Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I want to thank Linda for her amazing inspiration!  I don't know where she finds the time to do these weekly tags, and then share them and her tutorials with us, but I'm sure glad she does! She is also generously sponsoring this challenge by awarding three lucky winners whopping gift vouchers to her shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and everyone who participates and follows the rules will receive a 15% off coupon for a January shopping spree!  WIN, WIN, WIN!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas My Tim influence is in his Distress and die products, his Grungy vintage style, and his Blended Stains and Paint Marbling techniques.
Country View Challenges #34 December Create a Scene Humor me here...I was inspired by the wreathes on doors as I took a walk through my neighborhood. This is supposed to be a decorated door.

Thank you for stopping by and for all your encouraging comments!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Lovely take on Linda's great tag, Sara! That wreath is gorgeous, and your bow looks pretty darned good to me, lol! You captured her beautiful background exactly - look forward to what you come up with for the last three! xxx Lynn

  2. This is so gorgeous!! I love the background colors!! The wreath looks amazing!! Perfect take on the inspiration tag!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. You can do it girl.... great work! Took me a year to do 12 - eheheheh!!! This one is a beauty - love the wreath. I'm sticking to my other favorite thougH!!!! j.

  4. Beautiful and the colours are so Christmas and traditional, its great work (as always!) Cxx

  5. You have been so busy. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  6. So gorgeous, so festive, so vintage! Love that wreath die and your marvelous background!
    Huge hugs to you, my dear! Branka xxx

  7. You are definitely on a roll Sara with all your gorgeous cards. Each time I see one I think it is my favourite.... this one is no exception. I just love the traditional colours and the beautiful wreath - and the beautiful bow. Love!!! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Well I was getting the makes all mixed up -I thought yours was Linda's and Linda's yours and then I realized that your card belonged to you and Linda's tag belonged to Linda. You would think I would realize that a card is a card and a tag is a tag!!!
    They are all beautiful what can I say and I do love traditional Christmas colors.
    Merry Christmas Sara!
    Sandy Claus xx

  9. Wonderful work! love the background and your use of traditional colors! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday CHAllenge Blog! Barbarayaya

  10. Love the vibrancy and the focus on colour contrast with this one, Sara!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia x

  11. Great tag! ♥
    Thank you for participating at Card & Scrap's challenge!

  12. Well, it's all go round your way! Love the sound of the light show, and I love this vivid, fresh take on the traditional red and greens. Haven't even bought my tree yet - so I think you're definitely ahead of the game! Thanks for joining A Vintage Journey with this festive delight.
    Alison xx

  13. OH, I just love that little wreath! Beautiful work, my friend...but I am not at all surprised. I hope you come out of hibernation long enough to enjoy some of this gorgeous weather! If I was close by, I'd kidnap you and take a long walk on the beach with you! Hugs!

  14. Dearie, we need to get together because you are having so much fun (except the raking leaves part) without me. Your town is blessed to share such a festive atmosphere and festivities. Awesome sauce! Love the traditional colors on this design and I almost picked up that wreath die while I was visiting Grandma, makes me wish I did. Keep on keepin on! Hugz to you muffin!

  15. Gorgeous Sara x Thank you for sharing with us at AVJ

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  16. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  17. Love your interpretation of Linda's tag Sara and thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

  18. Loving the bold reds and greens as well! Raking leaves? Ugh!! I mow mine! heehee xo

  19. I love this Sara, beautiful Christmas colours! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very merry Christmas. Sue xx

  20. Another fabulous interpretation here Sara. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  21. What a beautiful tag. ♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Be sure to check out our DT Call as well.

    Hugs Line.

  22. Love how vibrant and fresh your tag is Sara Thank you for joining in with us over at The Artistic Stamper.

  23. Another beauty Sara Emily! Your background came out fantastic and I love that you used a wreath instead of the coffee cup! And I think your bow is perfect! Another awesome entry into the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge!



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