Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SOS: Celebrating Winter

We are quickly chugging through the holiday season, but in the northern hemisphere we will technically be welcoming winter this week!

At Shopping Our Stash, we are coincidentally asking you to share a project that is inspired by winter, but not the holidays!  Think you can do it?  Of course you can!  Snow, snowflakes, cold weather, winter activities, winter foods and beverages...

Here are my wintry tags:

Supplies and notes:
  • The base library tags were Color-Bursted last week through Tim's plaid mini stencil
  • The focal image on each has been in my stash for almost a year... they were a clearance purchase after last winter from Cost Plus World Market.  I like how they are somewhat sheer-- you can see the plaid through them in bright light.
  • I typed the sentiments on an old catalog card and dipped them into my neglected Distress Paints... I feel like I haven't used these in a while.  "Bon hiver" means "good winter" in French.  Have you ever heard of the musician-turned-band Bon Iver?  They got their name from "bon hiver..." Look them up.  I'm fond of the first album, and once you read how and it came to be, you will be intrigued.
  • The yarn came from a booth at the quilt show back in August
See you ovet at Shopping Our Stash for some wintery inspiration!


  1. These are way cool and oh my goodness those backgrounds!

  2. The backgrounds are awesome, super cute stickers too. I have a friend that loves and collect roosters.

  3. Wow! Those backgrounds are sooooo colorful! I love how you paired those vintage-y pics with the bright background! Cool beans!

  4. Love these adorable little tags! Such cute little animals in their winter scarves!

  5. Very cute tags and what a great use from your stash! Like the bit of French thrown in there, mais oui. Joyeux Noël!

  6. Hiyaaaa cute animal on your Tag sweety
    and I adore the BG you made
    sweeet Tags dear Mimi

  7. I just love the images you've used and the colorful backgrounds too! This is so original yet very Mimi style. Love them!

  8. Love these inky backgrounds! I've got to give your technique a try sometime! Never heard of that band! Hugs!

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