Hi, guys! Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the holiday season. For today, I thought I would share two tags I completed on Friday. I made this tags for my sister in-law as a gift. As you probably recall, I have been taking part in the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012. I had made a set of tags for myself a few months back when we learned to tint photos using distress inks. My sister in-law liked the ones I did of my late husband and his mother and she requested a pair. I decided to make them on Friday as it was the 6th anniversary of my husband's passing and thought it would be a fitting tribute to him. I varied the tags from the ones I did for myself by using stamps that were more specific for a brother and daughter.
This project was very special to me. I am not sure if I can relay the joy and memories that I was able to recall while creating these tags. Charlie loved to sail, loved his garden, loved the stars and I was able to incorporate the verse my sister in-law read for us at our wedding. For my mother in-law's tag, I used a Tim Holtz bingo chip to reflect the year of her marriage and it reminded me of her love of playing bingo and her "big" winnings of a couple dollars and her excitement. I was able to use a page of an old book (avid reader and teacher) and scripture to reflect her strong faith.
When I was finished with these and put them in the mail, I felt very happy. If you would have told me I would have felt those feelings Friday, I would have said you were wrong. Crafting can bring me joy and contentment even when I am feeling at my lowest. I am sure Tim Holtz probably never realized that such a project could have such a profound effect on someone.
If you are looking to make a special gift for someone (or just for yourself), I would highly recommend you visit Tim Holtz to learn how these are done. I am sure you will enjoy the experience and want to share your memories with those special in your life.
Thanks to Tim Holtz for always inspiring me (and countless others), and for sharing his knowledge. Teachers are truly special people.
Have a great day, my friends! Until next time!