Monday, December 15, 2008

Locked Out of the Bird House

Happy Monday! Boy oh boy--it is cold here today. Yesterday it was in the high 70s and today the temperature plummeted to a frigid 45 degree high! YIPES!

Gonna get this posted, get some laundry folded and grab a cup of hot chocolate!

I created this whimsical tag using the new set by Rupa for Gina K Designs called Home Tweet Home!
I stamped the image twice (so I could cut off a few of the fence posts to make the fence long enough for the tag!) and colored them with Copic markers and cut them out. I assembled them over the tag that I had sponged with caramel and cocoa inks (Stampin' Up!) and stamped Weathered (SU!) background over it with Frayed Burlap distress ink (Ranger).
I painted the Bazzill cardstock key with ivory ink and stamped over it with the weathered bg too. After getting the look I wanted on the tag itself, I added the birdhouse and fence. I added some black crystal stickers under the roof of the birdhouse and a dew drop on the house opening. Finally, I stamped a bird image from the set and colored it pretty brightly and popped it up on a dimensional. (I doubt if there is a bird that actually looks like this--but I just like to create whatever I feel like rather than being factual!) I definitely wanted to get that pop of red in there. After adding the images, the key and the top tag loop, I added a little gingham ribbon to the bird house as a final touch!

When the card was complete, I asked my husband what he thought---he said "Do birds need a key to get into their houses?" DOH!

Hope you are doing well in the hectic-ocity of the season! We are getting ready to travel for the holidays and I am so excited to see all my sisters and my brother (oh, and my parents too *giggle--Hi MOM!)

Have a wonderful day--stay warm!

Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

Summerthyme Studio said...

Whimsical AND beautiful!!! Oh my gosh....... I hear you with the temp fluctuations. It was -20 celcius on Saturday..........today it's plus 7 and raining............I am hoping that it doesn't drop or we will be having a Flash Freeze........

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday with your Parents and Siblings!

Vicki

Kathie T. said...

Cute card! I can't sympathize too much on the weather - we have -2 here and that's before factoring in the wind chill!

Kirsten said...

Super cute, Cams!

Charlene said...

How adorable is this?!! I can see this on a gift for a bird lover.

Cute and creative!

Um..it's 77 here..I'm ducking, I know you're throwing stuff.

Rose Ann said...

Your tag is fantastic, Cammie!! I love the "Weathered" look you've given the background and key...and I love the pretty colors of your bird!! The key is a wonderful touch, no matter what DH says. ;)

retiredheather said...

Nice to know the Birds have a secure home! Love the tag. It looks so weathered.
Happy Holidays
Heather

Ila said...

Your tag is Gorgeous and So Cute!!...we're in a deep freeze right now...windchills of -40 celcius...winter...blah!!...Keep Warm and Happy Holidays!!

Kim said...

Wow you probably feel as cold by you as we do here! We are in the single digits today with windchills in the negative numbers! Brrrr...collllddddd! I have to keep asking "why do I live in Wisconsin?" ha ha! Your tag is adorable! And as for your hubby...I swear they never understand...that is so something my hubby would say too! hee hee! I think it's lovely!
Hugs~ Kim

Kim said...

Wow you probably feel as cold by you as we do here! We are in the single digits today with windchills in the negative numbers! Brrrr...collllddddd! I have to keep asking "why do I live in Wisconsin?" ha ha! Your tag is adorable! And as for your hubby...I swear they never understand...that is so something my hubby would say too! hee hee! I think it's lovely!
Hugs~ Kim

Sharri said...

I loved this tag when I saw it during the release party! It's just adorable!

I too can not sympathize with you on the cold weather you are having today...come to Wisconsin and visit, we are in the minus degrees with the wind chills, 7 degrees without...bbrrr!

Toni K said...

Love your tag! I have to say though that I wish it were 45 today. It's 17! BRRRR! I'm just glad I don't live in Canada or Alaska.

StampOwl said...

cute tag Cammie .... and I will also say awwww poop ... I was hoping it was!

Katie said...

WOW, Cammie!! This tag is ADORABLE!! I had so much fun browsing through your blog....your work is amazing! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Hugs,
Katie

Tracey said...

Beautiful tag Cammie! Merry Christmas to you!!!

Rita said...

This tag is too darn cute & I luv the colors of the bird! Merry Christmas to you & your famly!

stampinsilvia said...

I wouldn't think that birds would need a key to get in, but in todays day and age you just never know how security concious birds might get! LOL Love the tag!

Elena said...

Your tag is fantastic! I love the key here! Merry Christmas to you and your family Cammie!

Bethany Paull said...

That's some intricate cutting! But so great looking against the weathered bg. Love the colors on the bird. Enjoy your family time!

StamperSharon said...

OMGoodness, this is adorable, Cammie!!

Kimberly said...

WOWEE!! That is fabulous!!!

Whimsey said...

Very cute; tell hubby he might need a 'new' key to get in the house if he's not careful. LOL

It was 9 degrees here today. N-I-C-E....not!

Travel safe and have a great trip!

Debby said...

so sweet!!!love the gingham ribbon you added.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh cute!!! I'm sure lovin' that birdie and can't wait for my new stamps!! LOL Have a wonderful, family fun holiday time!!

catdidit said...

Oh I LOVE this! Love the weathered bg especially...I love old looking things...except myself...haha!

Your DH sounds like mine with his wise crack *snorts* but it did make me giggle, rofl!

REALLY chilly here this am...we got sleet...yuk.

Lynette said...

Awesome tag - fantastic coloring and cutting, as usual. I like the key! I know that 45 is cold for you, but we won't see temps as high as that for MONTHS! It was -17 when we went to bed last night. I see it has warmed up to -11! Regarding husbands - they can be sooooo supportive, can't they? :) One of the comments I get from my DH is, "It's not one of my favorites." (And he means exactly that - doesn't mean he doesn't like it, it just means he likes others better. Can't he just say, "That's nice." !!!)

Dawn Easton said...

LOL @ your husband! I love what you did with this tag! All the elements are fabulous!
Girl it's cold here too...-36C so close to that in F too with the windchill yesterday...honest to goodness you'd think we'd all hunker down and stay in to stamp BUT no...there is Chrismtas shopping to be done...ack!

Amy Johnson said...

I love your tag its absolutely beautiful, but I must say I burst out laughing when I read that you were freezing at 45 degrees! That would be warm and balmy for us Wisconsites! Right now its about 25 degrees below ZERO windchill! Our cars won't start, and my hands are going numb as I write this! LOL! In 45 degree temps, I'd be outside without a coat on! LUCKY YOU!LOL! Have a great day!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Freezing at 45 degrees....girl, you've been away from PA too long. LOL!

I love your tag with the key. So cute. LOL'd again at DH's comment, hehe!

Carla said...

This is supah!!! Men are so funny! My sister told me that she was had white flock in one tidy tray, and clear ep in another the other day. Her DH walked into the room and said, "What are you doing now, snorting coke?"

Bee said...

Ooooh, love the vintage feel of that tag, and the dimension, and the little ribbon on the birdhouse post... :-)
I hope you have a great time with your family for the holidays, it sounds pretty awesome to be reunited like that.♥

specialcraftmom4 said...

Cute tag! My DH says stuff like that all the time (: Have a great holiday with your family (:

Christi said...

Your tag is adorable!!! We had freezing rain last night and it is super cold here too. Stay warm!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is one gorgeous tag girl!! :) I'm looking forward to taking a Holiday vacation myself!! Hope yours is a very blessed one with family and friends!! Take care and be safe!

Ashley said...

That is something my husband would say too!!! TOO FUNNY!

Jessie/knightrone said...

My DH never would have thought of that..don't know what that says about him, LOL!! Gorgeous project girl..travel safely!!

As far as the temp goes...it was 60 on Sunday night, by Monday morning, 17...brrrrrrr

dpkennedy said...

Your tag is adorable! I love the bird-so cute and colorful! Even the men that love us say stupid things...such is life. If they did need a key to get in at least you provided it!!!

Ashley said...

It has been -20 F here, not including the wind chill -46. Brrr I don't like it.

Christina Fischer said...

Oh -- this is gorgeous! And YES, birds need keys to get into their homes this time of year -- they don't want anyone stealing the Christmas gifts! ;)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love this!! The coloring is so vibrant and really pops against the aged background!!
hugs, Jami