Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Stockings Were Hung...

Hello my crafty friends, hope your Sunday is one of relaxation. I'm off to a good start this Dec., and went to my first Christmas show of the season. It was a gift to me by my cousin and her boyfriend. We went to the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA. Oh what a beautiful show it was!!! They took me last year too and I was hooked! We had such a lovely time and I didn't want the night to end. lol This is a picture of my cousin's daughter and I. She always called me and my husband aunt and uncle so she is more like a niece to me. Isn't that tree gorgeous?! There were many more in the theater that was just as gorgeous! They sang a lot of traditional songs as well as religious ones like "Mary Did You Know" and "Ava Maria". Just a stunning show and beautiful costumes. If you are ever in the area around this time of year, this is one place you have to go! Trust me you won't be sorry!

  Tis the season and I needed to get some tags made so I can get to wrapping my  Christmas gifts. So I made some simple, but oh so cute stocking tags. You can dress these up or down as much as you want. I kept mine simple so I could get many made. I still need to put my twine on these and I need to make more tags. I had fun making these and they only took me about an hour to make! I will just hand write to and from on the back of them. I put a white stocking on the back of each finished stocking to make them a little more substantial. This stocking die is a great way to use up those snippets as well. Everything I used to make these were snippets! Love it when I can do that!!! So I think I will head across the pond to play at the Snippet's Playground. It's always a great time over there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you will come back each day as my design team sisters will have more inspiration for you using Cardz TV Stamps! 

Crafty hugs,

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Loll said...

Awwww .. your stocking tags are adorable Brenda. And using snippets ... makes them even better. So sweet!

So happy to hear that your December has started off on a high note (PUN intended!) :) What fun to have an evening of wonderful music with friends and family. Lovely picture of you and your cousin's daughter. xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very festive tags Brenda, I like the muted colours. Great photo of you and your "niece", I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time at the show. Christmas songs are a pure joy!

Love and hugs

Veerle said...

What a lovely picture Brenda, you both look so nice. Cute stockings you have made.
Hugs Veerle x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So so cute your tags, Brenda well done you on getting them made, I don't make tags, just cards, funny eh??
Love the Christmas tree and so glad you enjoyed the concert again.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Brenda your tags are so pretty! I really love that you created them in the shape of a stocking! That photo is beautiful of you and your niece! Such a beautiful tree too! I do want to wish you a very Happy Holiday season my friend!

Lysa said...

Hi Brenda,
So glad you enjoyed the Christmas show. What a great way to get the Christmas spirit going. I love your stocking tags too. I am far behind on Christmas crafting but I hope to get some things done over the next week. Now that Sam's wedding is behind me I should be able to focus on Christmas. I did post some pics of the wedding crafts on my blog if you want to check them out. Wishing you and all your family a joyous Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year. Talk to you soon my crafty friend.

Marilyn said...

Cute tags!!

Tina Campbell said...

Glad you had such a great time you sure deserve it :) Love this for a tag :) Will be making my tags this week and think this is a fun idea just might use a stocking and an ornament cut from the cameo to get them done as I don't have the manual die cuts like this :)Hugs my friend and kick back and relax a bit. I 'm off for a nap before I can get up and then relax for the day :)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful picture of you two, Brenda!! The tree is amazing!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time!! It sounds like so much fun!!

Your tags are so gorgeous!! I love the designs of each one!! They will look so beautiful on packages!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Carol L said...

What a gorgeous tree that is, and I'm SO GLAD you got to enjoy such a wonderful show! Great photo of you two :) Your tags are adorable and I love all the varieties you've created too. Each gift that bears one of these tags will be very special for the recipient! Have a great week ahead!

Sharon said...

Love the picture of you and your niece!! Ya'll look fabulous!! And yes, that tree is just beautiful!!!!
I so love your darling stocking tags!!! They are just adorable!!!
We are going to make tags at my class on the 14th. The ladies that come requested them. They are doing so well with making cards, and I am having so much fun teaching them!!!I try to teach them one new technique during each class. Just have three regulars right now, but I know that will increase. Just takes time.
Take care of yourself!!! Sending prayers your way my friend!!!! :)

Bonnie said...

Pretty stocking tags, Brenda! It's nice that they're quick and easy. That's what we need this time of year! That's a nice picture of you and your niece. That concerts sounds wonderful!

Di said...

Love your stocking tags Brenda! That's a great photo of you as well :)


Di xx

Darnell said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time out at the Christmas show, Brenda! That's a great photo of you and your niece in front of that dazzling tree! I think your Christmas stocking tags just rock!! I have a stocking die I never use and now I know how I'll use it! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration!! Love and hugs, Auntie

Greta said...

Love these darling tags! Doubt I'll get to a Christmas show this year--sounds wonderful & such a sweet picture!

scrappymo! said...

Great use of snippets...and we all have tons of those, eh?

I like the idea of using a stocking tag...they are so pretty.

Great photo of you and your "niece". Sounds like a good evening...

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful time you must have had Brenda!! Love your wee tags, they are gorgeous

Marlena M. said...

Lovely pic of you and your niece Brenda! Your tags are super sweet~I adore the variety of patterns, colors and sentiments. Those will be hung on a tree and treasured for years to come~

MaryH said...

Caught the lovely tree picture on my 1st visit, but missed these cute stocking tags! Checking the blog tonight, and scrolled down to see the stockings. These are going to be so nifty on the gifts too. Lovely designs on each little sock! TFS & stay warm. Hugs (MM)

Anita in France said...

Sounds as though that was a wonderful concert and a fabulous evening, Brenda ... so lovely to start this special season so well! Your tags are adorable ... love the shape ... and that snowflake detailing! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen said...

These are just gorgeous and so very cute Brenda, love them xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE those sweet tags Brenda my friend! So cute! Thank you for all your support this year. Have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year! Hazel xx