12 Days of Giving

In loving memory of Christy RiopelChristmas Tags Instead of Christmas Cards
Working within magazine timelines is kinda crazy. You could be sitting on the beach sun tanning while working on your Christmas assignments for the winter issue. LOL! Each and every summer at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, we start to plan for and start creating the projects within the upcoming winter issue. I will send out the assignments when the weather is warm and hear back from each of our designers with questions and their suggestions. Christy Riopel ALWAYS ALWAYS came back with the same thing….. “I will make Christmas tags instead of Christmas cards!” – giggle, giggle. She just didn’t enjoy the creative process of putting together a card.  BUT tags – tags she loved!

The Winter 2012 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Check out these gorgeous Christmas tags Christy created for the Winter 2012 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.

Christmas Tags Designed by Christy Riopel | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #christmas #tags #scrapbooking #rememberingchristy
Christmas Tags Designed by Christy Riopel

Christy used Karen Foster Designs patterned paper, Hero Arts stamps, Ranger gesso and Distress inks along with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I would love to have one of these attached to a special present.

Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock
Christy
always created her gift tags using Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock.Paper crafting heavy weight cardstock from Creative Scrapbooker MagazineWhen creating gift tags it is really important to use a heavy weight cardstock that can take A LOT of scrapbooking, stamping, inking and mixed media love. You do not want the ink or layers to seep through to the back nor do you want the tag to warp. Find a cardstock that works the best for you and GO FOR IT!

Create a Few with EXTRA Love
Cards or tags, take some time this upcoming holiday season to create a few special ones for those extra special loved ones in your life. Nothing feels better than giving a handmade gift – it’s like giving someone a little something special right from your heart. ( #soft)
They will be so happy that you did!

I missed Christy’s phone call this year telling me she would be doing Christmas tags instead of cards. Truth be known – there are many many things that I miss from my beautiful friend. Time softens the hurt of missing a loved one but the missing never really goes away.  I am so glad Christy was a scrapbooker – I have so many beautiful memories to hold forever.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.
In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through art in our world. Thank you so much to everyone who donates. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

The Christy Riopel Art Scholarship | #RememberingChristy | Donate Today | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Donate Today – Thank you SOOO Much!

 

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