Monday, January 6, 2014

Everything But ......




I looked at my tag and thought  gosh - this has everything on it but the kitchen sink.  You want tacky?  I can make tacky!!!!  Actually, I made this for Our Creative Corner.  The challenge this month is called 'No More Shopping Sins".  Lordy, Lordy - this is right up my alley.  I bought some Kraft Glassine paper sometime ago and just now opened it and made some flowers. Just had to try out that wonderful 5 cent stamp and then broke out some new Frantage.    I am going to try very hard not to buy anything new and use what I have.  I am already going into withdrawal !!!

Have you ever been to Disney World and had one of their Everything But The Kitchen Sink sundaes?

This picture was taken several years ago when Joe Jr was around two years old.  Now he is in the fourth grade and is quite the handsome young man.  The little girl is his sister Caroline who is now in the seventh grade.  And then there is me happy as a lark.  But would you take a look at that sundae!  Believe me - it is full of stuff !!!!!

I do so appreciate all of you followers out there in Blogland.  And a big thank you for your sweet and sometimes funny comments.  There are times when  you just drop in to say hello.
Sandy xx

82 comments:

Paula said...

oh my!! I LOVE this image. Your tag is adorable and the image is too darn cute. But must admit, now I'm hungry, lovin' the ice cream too! LOL

die amelie said...

Uh oh....your tag reminds me that I should make more use of MY Kraft Glasseine too *lol

LOVE it! And I am happy that you like the challenge so much! Thank you for joining our fun at OurCreativeCorner!

HUgs,
Claudia x

cotnob said...

I love your tag Sandy, those glassine flowers are gorgeous - I think we are all rather guilty of buying a little much stash, if I buy any more there will be no room for me in my craft room!
That ice cream sundae looks rather yummy!
Pauline
x

cheryl Baker said...

Oh this is one supervtag hun adore it hugs cheryl x

toni said...

Hi Sandy, I love your tag the stamp is perfect for the title and your flowers are lovely. I 've still got some of that craft glassine somewhere. I really don't need to buy another thing but do you know what ? I've got that jumbo tattered florals die on pre order! Bad girl that I am! Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they always make me smile and usually chuckle! Very best wishes to you and yours for a very happy and healthy new year ! Toni xx

Kelly Neis said...

Love the bag lady! lol She is so perfect for the challenge and fits well with you tag. Love the background you made, very beautiful and you Frantaged it so nicely. I get big spots and yours are sprinkled so lightly across the tag like it should be. Your flowers are gorgeous with the metal brads! I laugh thinking about our conversations and the "oh Dear" is so funny. I wonder how many "Oh Dears" we are going to keep getting away with? lol
Beautifully done and thanks for sharing the ice-cream photo too. mmmmm indulgence is a good thing!
Love you,
Kelly

jimlynn said...

It's not tacky at all! I love it!!! So cute and love that cute image too.
Great picture of the kiddos! Can't image trying to eat all that sundae.
Lynn

Katy said...

Your tag is very cool! Love the background and flowers. I have some unused glassine paper LOL. I love your lady-she too cute! :) Oh and the sundae--yum!!

Annie said...

Great tag, Sandy! I like a little grunge look and she's such a cute image. I keep trying not to add to the supplies and use what I have, but for some reason I always feel like I need just a little something more with each project. Sometimes it just has to be that it's the thought that counts. lol

Shelby said...

I guess I love kitchen sinks because your tag is wonderful!! That sundae looks sooooo good. And good luck on not buying anything new...let me know what it feels like:)

Shelby

Linda Palmer said...

Your tag is great and I think you did a fine job of designing this. I hope you and Art are doing great and hopefully you aren't knee deeo in snow. We have about 6 inches of snow but the bad news is our morning low was -14. Very cold here and it is supposed to do it again tonight so we are locked in staying warm. Son Steve came by on his way home from work, had stopped at the grocery store for me because he didn't want us out and taking a chance on falling. We are good. Glenn is having knee surgery on Jan. 17th. Take care of yourselves.

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fun image on your fabulous tag Sandy, love those cute flowers. I must use glassine more in my projects. As for those gorgeous children and that huge sundae, well I will have to keep my open for one next time I go to disneyworld. Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Happy New Year Sandy! Fabulous tag that looks a bit like me when I go to a craft shop lol!! Love your picture I have not had one of those at Disney but had a King Kong Sundae at The Sugar Factory in Vegas - OMG!!!! Susan x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

I should add a shared the King Kong!! x

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful tag! I love it too when I can shop from my stash. This year I am trying to spend my money mainly on non consumables.
Anything consumable has to be about 50% off or more. Preferably more!

Your glassine flowers are wonderful and the 5 cent stamp looks great!

Redanne said...

Sandy, your tag is fabulous! The background is beautifully done with those touches of Frantage - love that, and the bag lady is just perfect, so like most of us crafters! Your glassine flowers are beautiful and I love the coin at the top too. Thanks for your wonderful friendship and also leaving me such lovely comments during 2013. Hope 2014 is a good one for you - no more broken hips for either of us.

Thanks too, for joining in the fun over at Our Creative Corner. Big hugs, Anne x

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Smashing looking tag Sandy. And WOW - just look at the Sundae - never seen anything like it before - but I'm willing to give it a go!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ruki said...

what a adorable tag! love the image!

Lau W said...

Oh i imagine that all the bags are filled of scrap things, oh yeesss !!
This image is fun ! and your tag is fab my Sandy ! Love the frantage and wow the flowers are perfect !
So lovely shot, and so yummy héhé !
Sandy, i wish you a super year, and a super health ok ? Hope 2014 will be fantastic!
Big bisous !!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Sandy! I do hope you had a lovely Christmas! I love the image on that tag and the way you used your shopping sins on it! I have never tried using Glassine and I keep thinking I should, but have so far resisted! BUT ...if you want sinful that sundae is it!!! It looks bigger than Joe Jnr! If I haven't wished you one already, have a creative and very happy and healthy New Year! Julie Ann xx

May said...

Love, Love, Love your tag Sandy...the bag lady is fabulous...the background with the frantage is brilliant...WOW What a sundae a lovely pic you all look so happy....( mind you that sundae would make me smile too) x x Hugs May x x x

Marilyn said...

Love this tag Sandy and everything about it! Great background and I like those flowers and how you did the Frantage. I love that stuff and if I could buy it by the bucketful, I would! There's even a penny on here!
Looks like you guys were having fun trying to eat that sundae and does it ever look good!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your tag and I would love one of thos sundaes - perhaps as a share? Hugs, Valerie

Karen Gist said...

haha! That's me on the tag!!!!!! I always mean to buy less but somehow things just fall into my basket when I am not looking :D As for that sundae....well I have had one of those too! Well, actually a third as my daughter troughed the rest hahahaha! HUGSxxx

EnblogSail said...

Wow! the tag is beautiful and the kids are soooo adorable!!! If only we could hold the best of time in a bottle, wouldn't it be wonderful?
Caryl

Nancy said...

Tacky? I don't think so! It's fabulous, Sandy! :o)

Lisa M said...

I was doing so much better today and then I'm reading your post and then all the sudden the frustration comes rushing back in. Do you know that Hobby Lobby doesn't sell Frantage (at least online they don't). Do you know that I've been holding on to a gift card there from Mom for months now, that I refuse to spend because they can't carry something cool like that? It just torques my shorts that this huge store can't carry one little itty bitty bottle of uber coolness...for crying out loud! However, I'll put aside my rant and torment to tell you that your tag is just FABULOUS! It has the humor that I just love and the piece of coinage to be symbolic of the theme and the image and sentiment appease the challenge to a T. I'll also take the high road and say that your Frantage is the perfect adornment to your project. :)

I feel much better now...thanks for lending your ear..LOL...as if you really had a choice in the matter!

HUGS!!

Lisa M said...

My bad...I totally spaced saying that that photo is just THE best! The face of determination and awe on little Joe Jr is beyond precious!!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic tag, Sandy! Love the image and flowers! Would sure love to dig into that sundae, too! Adorable pic!

Netty said...

Hi Sandy, Happy New Year. I love your quirky tag and those fab flowers.........the photo is great, have never seen a sundae so huge, it certainly makes my mouth water...nmmmmm, hugs Annette xx

Neesie said...

Oh Lordy indeed Sandy...that's never a sundae? It's more like a super splendid sauna with bubbles and bling! Surely you'd just dive right in?!!!?!
I don't think little Joe Jnr would have a problem with that, by the look of sheer delight on his little cute face :D
I loved your tag by the way, but I'm afraid I got a little distracted by the sundae. Well who could blame me?
Have a wonderful week and thanks for always being so supportive to my blog ;D
xoxo

MaryH said...

Oh my, you've redesigned your blog! Love it (Loved it before too!) I adore this tag, and I KNOW you meant it for ME! The frazzled little lady even looked like me after one of our shopping trips....Oh this was so so cute. You have my total support in using up your 'stash', and then I hope you will hold classes in teaching how to overcome the need to 'go buy just one more thing'. Your tag is as adorable as can be, and the 5cents was THE perfect finish. Loved those pretty flowers too. Hope you didn't freeze last night. Pretty darned cold around here. (at least the sun is shining - !) Hugs & TFS.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous tag! Love the background you created too.

sam21ski said...

Well you might of put everything but the kitchen sink on your tag but it looks fabulous and all the elements really work well together. Love it.

Also that Sundae looks scrummy, I could just dive in there.

Sam xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy this is one fabulous tag...love everything about it....your cute image just made me smile....

Anne

butterfly said...

Love your tag, Sandy - the rusty colour palette is fabulous, and wow how good those kraft glassine flowers look!! Love the image, and all the texture from the Frantage and those funky fibres - altogether wonderful!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!

Also the sundae looks amazing... my brother and I have never forgotten Farrells Ice Cream Parlor in D.C. which we visited as kids in 1980 - lots of similar looking concoctions!
Alison xx

cathylynn said...

What an awesome tag! Not tacky at all but downright gorgeous. Love the image and all the goodies. Hey that sundae looks rather yummy too! Wonder how may calories? Probably zero!
Anyway Happy New Year!! You are off with a fabulous start!
Hugs, Cathy

Cat's sCrap said...

What an adorable tag ! Funny character. Bravo ! It's successful !

Hugs from France.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your tag looks so good and also funny, a gorgeous make!
But your picture of you and the grandchildren shows a great memory... :-)

Best wishes for this year Sandy...
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Karin said...

Love your tag and what a great picture of you with your grandchildren! and that sundae, yummy!

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Sandy your sundae is almost big enough to take a bath in, looks fabulous. Your two little ones are so sweet, thanks for sharing this happy photo.

Love your tag, fantastic image and your little embellishments are great, lots of hugs Kate x

butlersabroad said...

"Oh dear" in deed! I've managed to keep away from the sales, but with Archiver's shutting their doors I might just have to have a look in! Love the cute tag and that Sundae is just crazy! What are those pipe thing sticking out of it??!! I realised I never answered a question you had asked me about those two white bowls on my fireplace!! They contain plain water and help humidify the family room, the winter air is so dry, we also have a whole house humidifier on our furnace too, but a bit more never hurts!

Hugs from the deep freeze!
Brenda

Pam Sparks said...

oh wow! I'm stunned! You used that word for us! Sandy…we're just sick… yep, it's a disease… no cure. none. If you find one, don't tell me!!! lol

I LOVE your tag! She is perfect for the theme and all your embellishments are perfect for her… love the penny! hahaha… a penny…

the real _ _ _ is sitting on that table in the BIG bowl! lol Super fun family photo to treasure… thanks for sharing… super cute kids and they are so lucky they have you for a gram!!!! Happy 2014 to you Sandy!

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Lori said...

Love your bag lady tag - couldn't be cuter! What a Sundae - such fun with those sweet grandkids. Amazing how time flies. Happy New Year!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Love your super tag. Good for you using what you have rather than buying new.
Gosh that sundae is mahoosive but I bet my sweet toothed hubby would make swift work of it lol !
Best wishes.
Ang x

Charlene said...

I love that picture Sandy...I dont believe Ive ever seen such a big sundae!!! And your tag makes my smile young lady....so cute!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a closer look, fantastic details. The flowers are amzing. ... and thanks for the smile on my face, great image.

Pat said...

What a great tag, I love that image and all your embellies. Great photo too, I bet you all enjoyed the sundae.

Pat xx

Terri Kahrs said...

Love your tag and LOVE "glassine"!!! It's amazing stuff!!! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for your lovely comment, Sandy!!! Warm hugs, Terri ♥

Christina C. said...

No more shopping??? Yikes!!!! Trying that too and having some serious withdrawal issues. Hubby stopped smoking over a week ago and thinks I should stop spending on craft items since my room is filled to the max!
Well, Miss Sandy, I loooove that tag....I think it's absolutely priceless!!!!!
P.S. I'm still expecting one package....keeping a lookout for the postman...LOL

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The bag lady is such fun Sandy. An adorable tag with adorable detailing such as those fabulous flowers.
Wishes
Lynne

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy! Love your tag... seems I am not the only one trying to slooooow down on shopping. I am on the 12 week program of Julia Cameron, and guess what, week 6 is about spending & budget... omg. this is not going to be easy for me. Love your picture with the children, what a spectacular sundae! Have a nice week. Hugs.

Boo said...

Sandy, I love your tag. That stamp is just darling. I like all the "things" on the tags. I really need to learn how to do that rusted look. Wonderful piece!!

missy k said...

I don't think your tag is at all tacky. I think it is really cute.

I have never seen such a huge sundae!

Thank you for visiting :)

Karen x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy - Belated Happy New Year!
Oh I LOVE this bag lady image and sentiment and such a fab background.
I bought some Glassine paper over a year ago and it's still in the bag - I think I need to try some flowers!
Fab pic - but do tell me that Sundae is to 'share'
Hugs, Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy - Belated Happy New Year!
Oh I LOVE this bag lady image and sentiment and such a fab background.
I bought some Glassine paper over a year ago and it's still in the bag - I think I need to try some flowers!
Fab pic - but do tell me that Sundae is to 'share'
Hugs, Avril xx

Buttons said...

You're going to need to make more of those glassine flowers Sandy as they're gorgeous, as is your tag. Love the look of that sundae too!!! I hope you have a wonderful 2014. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

MaryH said...

Hey you SnowWisher, You! If you get any, please, please keep it up-the-hill. We'ns don't need none! But I'll hope for some for you, if you like. Hope your New Year has started great guns, and that you are back to normal life after your restup. If so, we need to plan an outing one of these nice days. Warm hugs.

Patricia St Martin said...

Happy New Year!!! Wonderful tag, it is funny how we can put so much stuff on such a tiny tag and it still look awesome. Great job with your inked background and the image is amazing. Your added flowers and the elements are just the right touches.
Hugs, Pat

Jayne A said...

Fantastic tag Sandy. I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at that sundae! The children look like they are enjoying it though.
Hugs
Jayne

Becky said...

Awesome tag.. And that sundae looks delicious.

Kathya said...

What a lovely tag, Sandy! I looked at it and it brought back memories from my childhood: buying candy for a penny and a nickel... Wow, and I just dated myself, hehe. Great details and techniques.

Hugs,
Kathya

Daen'Ys said...

Your tag is proof that we can make beautiful creations, even with old things! The flowers you've made with Kraft Glassine paper are simply gorgeous!
It's true, it's so tempting to always buy new stuff, but I realized that I often do not even use half of what I bought and I have stamps, I 've never used! .....I should try to participate in this challenge, too! laughs

I wish you a Happy New Year Sandy, joy and health to you and yours.
Rosi x

Sandra said...

Amazing tag, Sandy! Love it! Such a great idea to use up the old stuff. But I just know I can't commit to that. Not with all the new stuff that is going on right now. I've seen to many things I need to have LOL. But to be fair, I sold some of my old stuff I just didn't use or liked anymore. So now I'm allowed to buy new things :). Hugs, Sandra

Sandra said...

Amazing tag, Sandy! Love it! Such a great idea to use up the old stuff. But I just know I can't commit to that. Not with all the new stuff that is going on right now. I've seen to many things I need to have LOL. But to be fair, I sold some of my old stuff I just didn't use or liked anymore. So now I'm allowed to buy new things :). Hugs, Sandra

Anneke said...

hello Sandy
such a gorgeous tag and what a lovely photo from you.
have a nice week and greetings from Ann

Annmaree of Oz said...

Fantastic tag, I love the shopping gal image!

I am with you with not buying anymore... but it sure is hard! Especially when the word SALE is involved!!!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

LOVE the Tag -- ! The photo of you and the children and "everything but the kitchen sink' is quite incredible! I've personally never seen anything quite like it. It would take three of you to eat it. Thanks for dropping over to my blog - always delighted to see your comments. hugs, Donna

Maria said...

Your tag is super creative...love it!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful family photo too, hugs!

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Love your tag. Super cute. And it is worth a penny, too. Loved seeing everything you used on it.

Liz McGuire, said...

Great tag and a wonderful family picture - and the story behing it,

Liz x

Sylvia said...

Hello lovely lady, first of all I want to wish you a happy New Year with lots of love, hapiness and health. It is still allowed isn't it?? Your tag deserves a big WOW. It is gorgeous. I love the background with the frantage, also your flowers are spectacular. And your image is so funny it reminds me of someone LOL. When I see the picture of the huge icecream I want to take a dive into it, wow it looks delicious and I bat it was. You will treasure this picture forever.

Sylvia said...

Oh, I forget to give you a big hug and kiss from the Netherlands.
xxxSylvia

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great project
hugs from california'
bibiana

Becky said...

Love this adorable tag!

MaryH said...

Coo-Eeee...I see you got your snow! Hope you enjoyed every little flake. We didn't get the rain, and this morning was a very heavy frost that looked like snow. Now it's sunny. Sunny is good! Hugs & stay warm.

cheryl Baker said...

Oh sugar plum love the tag just lush, and oh my that sundea looks so so inviting, could just eat that right now hugs cheryl xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your kitchen sink tag, Sandy! I happen to have that set of five funny ladies and I'm delighted to have this tag inspiration for them!! Hugs, Darnell

Marilyn said...

Wowsa, you have been busy since I last stopped by. This is a gorgeous tag, it looks so rustic and is downright fabulous! Great work with that Frantage which just happens to be a staple of mine (I wish they sold it in pails!).
What a sundae and it looks like you and the kids are having a grand time... my word, that thing is huge!
oh yes... I also want to point out that the idea of using what we have and not buying more?... well, that's highly over-rated and anyone who can actually do that,well , I'd like to meet her because I don't think she exists!

Shannon White said...

What a Darling tag!! And what fun you guys are having! Makes me smile! 8-) I have been trying soo hard not to buy any more patterned paper pads.. seems to be my biggest addiction, lol. I have way too many of them lol but always seem to have to have more, so for the last couple of DT releases I have worked on I have been very good and only use what I have or what was given to me by my DT.. lol keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I can do that more often! lol 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Sue from Oregon said...

Now this is fun! Someday I hope to eat one of those at Disney World!