Thursday, March 3, 2011

Once Upon a Springtime...

Edited: If anyone is having trouble commenting here, could you please go to the Google Help Forum and report it? I have reported it, as have a couple of others - the more the merrier! Thank you !


Thank goodness, it really is Friday! I hope that you have lots of fun on the agenda for this weekend, and NO work!!!


My project today is a tag for the Tag Challenge over at Joan's Gardens. I almost didn't participate. When I do a challenge, I always do all I can to use their products. I don't think I have anything except Christmas stamps from Joan's (better go shopping soon, right?). So, with that in mind, I nearly didn't work up a tag. However, I remembered having this fabulous Graphic 45 Paper Pad, "Once upon a Springtime", and OMG, it has such beautiful little images in it. So, I pulled out my scissors, did a ton of fussy cutting (therapy!), and here is what I came up with!


The butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch, the ribbon is from my stash, and the pearls are Kaiser Craft.

I'm going to also enter this tag here:

Flutter by Wednesday's: Open challenge (include fairy, butterfly, or angel)
Crafty Purple Frog: Things with Wings
Little Miss Muffett Challenges: Designer Papers
Creative Belli: Animals (bottom right corner)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your day is blessing filled!

Patti J.

Food for thought: We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

49 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is stunning.... very elegant!

Grace said...

OMGoodness Patti it just doesn't get any prettier than this!!! LOVE the images you cut out and arranged on this fabulous vintage feeling tag!!! Oh now I feel so inspired to go try this... I always love the look but never quite know how to achieve it!!!
Miss you and hope you have a wonderful weekend gf!!!
hugs,
Grace

Kim said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS and boy did you put those scissors to good work!Thanks for always inspiring me :)

Netty said...

Oooh what a fabulous tag. After seeing your gorgeous papers I really have to get some. Annette x Have a great weekend Patti

Beate said...

Patti, this is BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous tag.
Hugs and smiles

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh how beautiful, Patti! That is just the most lovely tag. I think I have that paper winging to me as I type. You have created a real masterpiece with those soft vintage colors.

CraftinGranny said...

Oh gee Patti, this is just adorable. Got that creative mind working didn't ya! Beautiful tag and has my vote! "Hugs" Carol

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Crystal said...

Patti thsi is SOOOOOO Gorgeous sweetie, LOVE this tag!!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend dear friend!! BIG HUGS!

Amanda Mertz said...

Patti- what a sweet tag. The fussy cutting was certainly well worth the time. Great job. TFS!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Just a beautiful tag. Lots of detail and the colors are so pretty.

STAMPING SAM said...

Fussy cutting alright! OK, were you listening to music or watching a favorite TV show? LOL. Need to get my eyes checked before I do that much cutting. Lovely and so much detail!

Glittered Paws said...

You shouldn't need "therapy" for at least the next week - this is just beautiful. I am not a fairy lover but how cute these are.

Amy Johnson said...

I've been seeing so many projects made with this paper. It certainly is popular. Love your tag, it's absolutely gorgeous!

Iris said...

Love all those colors and it must of been a lot of cutting alright but it really is outstanding!!

Sue from Oregon said...

this is stunning Patti! I love to fussy cut, it ads such a WOW factor to a creation! Just Lovely!!!

Percy said...

What a beautiful tag Patti, it looks like you had a lot of cutting to do, well worth the effort!!! Thanks for sharing.

Rufus said...

Wow, that's a lot of cutting! Looks grand!
R/

Becky said...

This is a beautiful tag Patti. Gorgeous details.

Pat said...

Wow beautiful tag Patti! Love it.
Hugs xx

Chelsea said...

WOW! I love love love this ... What detail! Awesome. And no not having trouble here!

Angela K said...

Stunningly beautiful!! WOW!

Cindy Haffner said...

Patti this is GORGEOUS!!

angelwhispers said...

This is just adorable just love it and so perfect for our challenge!!

thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

Bonnie Weiss said...

We should be calling you the Queen of Scissors! That is one thing I REALLY don't like is fussy, fiddly cutting and I rarely do it. But you certainly have mastered it Patti. Your tag is so beautiful.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Patti, this is a beautiful tag. Every project you create has such wonderful attention to detail. This tag has awesome dimension and those small pearls in the corner really add so much. Fantastic job.

Karen W said...

This is really pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is pure gorgeousness Patti!! I just love your "fussy cutting" and the dimension on this beauty. Wowzer girl!! Awesome tag!!

Missing you at SSCC!

hugs,
Chris

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh Patti, this is absolutely gorgeous, soooooo pretty!
Hope you're having a great weekend

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now that is one gorgeous tag! i love it!

hugs :)

StephC said...

Wow, this is stunning! I absolutely adore this. Fabulous job!!

Kristine said...

WOW, what a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Tag Patti!! So much to see and admire on this! =) Thanks so much for stopping by today! So good to hear from you again!! Looks like I'm able to comment okay... YAY!

Betty Benton said...

BEAUTIFUL work, Patti!

Joan Fricker said...

Patti, I am so glad you didn't miss doing your tag for Joan's Gardens Weekly Tag Challenge!!!
This tag is awesome. Wow, I so love everything about it. Great job

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous! I love the images you have used- lots of cutting but well worth the results! Thanks for joining in the Belli Animal challenge.

Robin Parker said...

I love the cute little bunny down at the bottom of your tag. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Auntie Em said...

This is so gorgeous! You must be very blessed with patience to cut all those little characters out but it is worth all the work! A very sweet project.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous tag! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli
Hugs
Tamara

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

ADORABLE! Love your tag and all it's precious little pieces! GREAT JOB!!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love all the stunning details!

Selma said...

What a gorgeous tag you created using the Graphic 45 paper. This is fantastic.

Kris Turner said...

This is absolutely stunning, Patti! Love the way you've placed the images around the book. Great job!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

...just Barbara said...

Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

Curt in Carmel said...

This is one of the prettiest tags I've ever seen. Your "fussy" cutting sure paid off with this one. Really, really gorgeous work, Patti! Best, Curt

Pam S. said...

fabulous Patti! Love it!
Pam Going Postal

maryr917 said...

this is a pretty tag-thanks for sharing it with us at the creative belli challenge

peggy gatto said...

Magical card!!!
I had fun looking around your creative and pretty blog!

Lisa H. said...

wow! this is beautiful. love a great tag, and this is FAB!

Sandy Ang said...

This tag is wonderful - filled with so many details and layering. Thanks for the inspiration