Wednesday, January 1, 2014


The 2014 Stampotique Designers' Challenge Team (on which I am proud to serve) has been given a soft start to the new year!  "Anything Goesgoes around one last time as we continue to be given a break to enjoy our families and the holidays!

I have chosen to make a tag this week, but making a tag isn't always an easy way out of a craft assignment.  A lot of thought still goes into your color palette and creating an interesting background!  You still need to coordinate an image with a sentiment, and there are even other elements to consider--like ribbon or twine and to embellish or not to embellish!

I chose one of Stampotique Originals' text stamps, "One second, One minute, One hour, One day," to remind me to use the time I have been given more wisely.  

Here's my contribution to the challenge this week:

Additionally, I have used the following Stampotique Originals' stamps:
Head (main image)
Design Cube (for background)

I hope you will join me in creating something for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge each week.  The use of Stampotique Originals' stamps is not required.  You can use any rubber or clear stamps (no digital stamps) that you have to participate and gain a chance to win one of two $30 gift certificates for your choice of Stampotique products.  Details for submissions are here.
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  1. Great yellow and green background on your tag, Kay! lot of work here :) awesome !!
    Happy New Year!!

  2. He's so cute and the background is awesome
    Happy new year Kay :-*
    xx Arwen

  3. Nice thought. Maybe that should be my New Year resolution. I should use every second, every minute, every hour of every day working to make myself a better person and thus the world a better place. Happy New Year.

  4. I love this tag, Kay ! Love the colours, the sentiment and little Head ! Awesome ! Happy new year to you, Russ and Jake !! (and the rest of your family of course !)
    Corrie x

  5. Wonderful tag Kay, I love that "Head" stamp and he is so spiffy in your tag here. Happy New Year to you!!!

  6. Gorgeous background Kay, I love the colours and the texture. All makes for a great tag :)

  7. It's a great tag .... I love it !

  8. Kay I can not tell you how happy I am to see you with Stampotique. My Heart has giggles. Much love to you Darling. xoxo Sarinda

  9. You are right about the amount of thought that goes into making a tag. I love that background Kay it looks amazing. I love those little figures.. they really are very cute. I think I am going to have to get a couple this year... Happy New Year my dear friend. Thank you so much for all your love and support. I want you to know how much I appreciate it. You have been such a loyal and supportive friend xx

  10. 'Head' being philosophical with this sentiment....very apt. Fantastic x

  11. This is so fabulous.

    I love the background you have created, the color palette, and the stamps you used.

    I also love that it looks as though head is standing on a planet pondering the meaning of time. Great job coloring him too!

    The time words is one of the first Stampotique stamps that I got!

  12. I just love the colors on your tag - reminds me of spring. Sigh...

  13. Oh Kay, how right you are. Use time more wisely. See, day three of the new year and I haven't yet wished you a Happy New Year. So, Happy New Year to you and yours. May 2014 bring you all good things. Love the tag. Great background and sentiment. Head is so cute.

  14. OK, since we don't know each other, anything about me you would not know, so I will tell you I am very short. 5'!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win these stencils.

  15. Happy New year Kay! Love this little guy and you made a wonderful tag with him!

  16. Great tag Kay!!!! Love the background!

  17. Just love the splattery dotty background, and the colours work brilliantly - cracking tag!
    Alison x


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