Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holiday Thanks

I love the custodians at my school.  I appreciate the work they do for me and everyone else at our site.  Actually, I substituted for one of them this fall because there are no custodian sub.'s in our area and one hadn't taken a week off in 36 years-- it proved to be hard work!  (... and I didn't even have to do all of the stuff they normally do... I just had to vacuum classrooms and empty classroom trashes after school!)

Anyway, I love those guys.  I buy them a bag of coffee every year for Christmas, and these are the tags I taped to them (using 7 Gypsies red msking tape, not shown... but looks perfect for a couple men):

  • The library card bases were painted with "Thanks" a few months ago when I was practicing my true brush lettering for a project at Tag, You're It
  • For the seasonal touches, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals mixed with some water on my mat and painted some conifer branches and berries, and I also added some splatter.  (I used an old, tore-up brush, and it yielded excellent results with it's misshapen bristles and gunk!  Looking forward to playing with my messed-up brushes [thanks, kids] in the future!)
I plan to share the "Thanks" tags at the following challenges:


  1. Beautiful! I love the handpainting!!

  2. wooww love your brush letering
    you can draw the sentiment self it is you
    me not I am aftaid people will not happy with my card haha
    my handwriting is bad
    and this project is lovely Mimi sweet touch of the leafs and red at the edge

  3. BEAUTIFUL! Love the composition and use of sentiment! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Gift It” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  4. A nice gift to show people they are appreciated. Wow, not a week holiday in 36 years, I can't even imagine how that must be like. The text print looks great!

  5. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Mimi! Hope 2017 is filled with wonder and all things wonderful! Speaking of which: how incredibly wonderful YOU are to help and show appreciation for the custodians at your school! I agree: the work they do is so important, yet we don't give them credit often enough! Your brushed lettering tags are gorgeous...I mean, so 'handsome' *grin*! Thank you for sharing these beautiful designs in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery!

  6. Isn't it great to keep some previous projects? Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. May success and happiness knock on your door throughout the New Year! - Sweet Kobylkin

  7. Loved the brush lettering!! Thank you much for playing with us at STAMPlorations! :)