Monday, January 13, 2014


I'm playing at Tag Tuesday with this week's theme just about over:  Shelter or Home
Please stop by Tag Tuesday to see how the players interpreted this theme.

I'm entering this tag in a couple of challenges.  Below you'll see a weather related description that explains why this not only is home but also shelter.

This is a photo of our backyard looking out to our carriage house garage (you can see it in the upper right window pane).   This photo was not taken in black and white.  It actually looked like this in color.  The photo was taken by my husband from his library window located on our third floor.

I framed the photo with my Grand Madison Window die (Poppystamps) and ran it through the TH wood embossing folder.

One of my new year resolves was to work on Christmas tags all year long.  The kids really seemed to like the old photo tags I put on their gifts this Christmas.  So I'm making some more, using different photos.

Entering these challenges:

Tag Along:  Tag #20 Home Sweet Home

So Artful Challenge:  A House With Something A Little Bit Different
This may not be what Sheila had in mind for her challenge (something "off" ).  What is a bit different is the polar vortex that paralyzed our region and kept us inside, just looking out the window, waiting for the (minus) " -38 degree temperature with the windchill factor" to subside and the 15 inches of snow to melt.

Also sharing at
Make It Monday Linky Party #174 where we share and comment to support each other's work.


Brenda Brown said...

I love the idea of your personalised tags Helene and this will be a true reminder of the extreme weather conditions you experienced. Hope it's warmer now.
hugs {brenda} x0x

sheila 77 said...

Oh yes, I can see why your carriage house is different with the amazing weather you have had. You've made a very attractive tag out of your scene with the photograph, tinsel and red ribbon.
What a good idea to make Christmas tags all year long, that sounds like fun.
Thanks very much for joining in with us at Soartful.

Netty said...

Loving your personalised tag Helene, hugs Annette x

fairyrocks said...

Helen, thanks so much for popping by. I love your old photo idea for the gift tags. I am a saver of tags, so would treasure those for sure. We are under a snowstorm today and it is that color outside too. Keep smiling and creating

Lili Sulastri said...

Helen, thank you for stopping by. Just love your idea of the photo tag. Something more personal to remember by.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful tag! I LOVE the window! Thanks for sharing.:)

Electra said...

What a fascinating tag! I love your take on it!

1CardCreator said...

Sweet tag Helene! ~Diane

Pia S said...

I've got this window die, but it never occurred to me to make a tag with it. What a brilliant idea! I like your take on this, and I spotted your tag on MIM.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

I just love this idea. Think of what I could do with old Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Saw you on MIM.

Cindy Groh said...

Very pretty. I saw you on MIM.

Kerry Hocking said...

This is a stunning creation, thank you for sharing over at MIM, Kerry DT xoxo

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