Wednesday, November 19, 2008

belli challenge #43

Good morning stampers! As you all know today is Belli Challenge day and today we are working with cord. Although I must say that my post looks more like I was working on last week's challenge again (which was tags).

I found this big tag on my mess that I call my desk and thought I could make something with that so away I went. I covered the tag in some Basic Grey Wassail paper (that I just got yesterday and it is gorgeous!) and then I thought maybe it was just to bright and I kind of wanted a vintage look so I used my antique linen distress ink and just rubbed it all over the tag...front and back. I stamped my sentiment (PTI again) and realized that would be way to bright too so I distressed that with the same ink. I wanted to used a felt flurry snowflake (winter mini) on my tag so I used a Wassail glazed brad in the middle and tied some silver cord around the prongs in the back to secure the cord to the snowflake. The snowflake is removable so it can be hung on a tree or somewhere around the recipients house. Then I decided to use some of SU! rope twine (winter mini) on the end so I cut three length and then pulled apart the ends to make it look frayed.

Soooo...what can you do with the cord you have laying around your house? Whip something up, upload to to your favorite place with CBC43 as your keyword and then link back to Chris's blog (below) for a chance to win a fun prize! Here are the Belli players this week...

Chris
Jennifer
Rochelle
Shelly
Joan
Courtney
Holly
Christi

So, I'll be over to Chris's blog this next week checking to see if you've participated so I hope that you do!

Can a brag on my family for a moment please? If you don't want to hear it...just stop reading now and I'll see ya tomorrow...k? First, last week was report card week in our house. I remember as a kid that it wasn't a fun time for me...I struggled a lot. Thankfully my boys don't struggle. Jon has a B+ average...yep, a B+!!! Isn't that just wonderful? And Kyler...he is doing super too! He has an A in Bible and a B in Latin among other wonderful grades. To me...that A is of utmost importance. We send him to a Christian school so that he can grow in and learn a Christian world view. He is a wonderful boy of God and we want him to be a wonderful man of God as well! Speaking of wonderful man of God...Todd is the Chapel speaker at Kyler's school today. I'm so proud of him! I know he will do a great job and I can't wait to see Kyler introduce him! I would love to brag on Scott's report card too but he doesn't have one yet. I can tell you that he did a great job on a "project" in his Political Science class yesterday. He got all the extra credit points that he possibly could so go Scott!

Okay...enough...this is long...sorry about that! Have a super Wednesday and I'll see you tomorrow!

26 comments that make my day!:

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Cute card! I like that you made the snowflake removable -- very cool!

WOOHOO on your awesome, smart family!! :)

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is just so pretty!!! I love it!!!

Tamara said...

Cute card! I miss stamping, but I'm just too busy right now. And I don't need anything else to make messes!

What smart boys you have there!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh soo soo pretty!!!

Christi said...

What an awesome tag and an even more awesome family moment. I am so proud. :) Oh, and I did the Belli challenge today if you want to link me. I'm posting right now. :)

Dani said...

Oh my. Gorgeous! Very vintagey!

How great about your "boys" but how could they not succeed with you by their side? :)

Rochelle W said...

Um can you say beautiful!! I love the paper you used.

Debby said...

Oh I love your tag, what a fun tag. Love your use of the cording.
Angel hugs
Debby

Holly said...

Good job on the cord! Love it all pulled apart.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Lorie, I LOVE it!!!! Great use of the new BG paper, love the snowflake, just love it ALL!

Missy said...

This is a lovely tag. I love everything about it. I love vintage. I don't know what it is about older looking things but I just get so fascinated. Love it. Congrats to your boys. It is awesome to brag on the fam and feel free to do so at any time. There is nothing better than family.

Catherine said...

You can brag about your kids anytime, would love too hear it. Congrats to you boys :)

and i just ♥ that tag..very pretty :)

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is awesome! When I saw that cord in the SU catty, all I could think of was using it for nautical stuff (which I never do). I love what you did with it though!

Kim said...

Lorie that is a BEAUTIFUL tag! Wow you did a fabulous job!

And congrats on your boys grades! With being back in college and all I so can relate how grades can mean so much to a student! So give your boys a hug and a good job from me!
Hugs~ Kim

sari said...

wow!!! That is so adorable!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!!! I love it!

Sparkle said...

Very pretty and I love the snowflake.

Michelle said...

Wow! What a pretty tag! Love it!

Beedubya said...

I say if your family rocks that much, talk alllll you want about them! I'm going to try my hardest to get to the challenge tomorrow. I'm LOVING this time off! I adore your tag, BTW!

hugs, B.

Courtney said...

Go Lorie's boys! Yay! I'm doin' the happy dance for ya! (Todd included!)

Love the tag, the frayed edges are a GREAT look!

Kerry D-C said...

VERY COOL tag!
Your a mom...bragging is expected! :)
Good for the boys on doing so well in school!

Lori Barnett said...

thanks so much for sharing the heart warming story. I love the tag.

Quilt Nut said...

YAY to your boys, that is awesome

love this tag! almost too pretty to give away

Emily said...

Gorgeous tag Lorie! This is way to pretty to actually use! I love it!

Woohoo on the boys grades, and your hubby speaking at the school! That's awesome!

Ceal said...

This is SOOO pretty!
you have an award on my blog!

Chrissy D said...

Lorie- I am catching up on back posts! I am so far behind! I love the cord in this!!! Fabulous gift tag - wondergful colors - I just LOVE that Wassail DP from BG! Thanks for playing in the BElli Challenge!