Let's Talk Turkey Blog Hop

Turkey Hop

Hello, and WELCOME to the the "Let's TALK TURKEY" Blog Hop!!  We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!!  Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!!  Our hostess, Amy at http://www.lovetocrop.com, has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from April N at http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/, then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the Turkey Coop!!  If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog (http://www.lovetocrop.com) to start at the beginning -- we've got a bunch of Gobble-Gobble-Goodness, you won't want to miss out on any of the FUN!!

Today is day one and for my project I created a fairly simple little tag to share with you. It can be used to put on a gift or to exchange with someone or just to display. I plan to display mine as I love to decorate for holidays & I seem to have a shortage of Thanksgiving Decorations. 

Please meet TOM the Turkey Tag :) 

To make this tag I used the turkey that I found on page 49 the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I cut it(and all the corresponding layers) at 3". I used white cardstock so that I could color it as I wanted. The head, gobbler and feet are done with Adorondak paint dabbers in bright colors(Red Pepper & Sunshine Yellow). The body is done in multiple applications of Tim Holtz Distressed Stamp Ink in Frayed Burlap. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink for Tom's tail feathers as well. That color is Spiced Marmalade. The shadow behind Tom is Tim Holtz Distress Peeled Paint. Take note that Tom's little wing flaps open back and forth, not that he could actually fly bc we all know that turkeys CAN'T fly, but he likes to show it off!  The tag I cut at 4.5 inches, from the Sentimentals cartridge. I used a small American Craft's stamp that is actually a Victorian flourish for the background. I've used this technique before & love how it comes out. I used Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain for this stamp. To finish off the tag I *attempted* to trace Tom the turkey with embossing powder. I used my embossing pen & Martha Stewart embossing powder. Some parts of it came out the way I wanted, others I'm not thrilled with, but it's there...So here's Tom the Turkey Tag. :) Hope you've enjoyed and please come back tomorrow to see even more turkey fun! 

Thank you again for visiting, for the next stop in the Turkey Coop, please hop to Kristy at 

Here is the entire hop lineup in case you get lost along the way.
1. Amy ~ http://www.lovetocrop.com/
2. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
3. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
5. Linda ~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
6. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
7. Rhonda ~ http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
8.Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
9.April ~ http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
10.Michelle ~ http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com/     <-------YOU ARE HERE
11.Kristy ~ http://www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/    <------GO HERE NEXT
12.Sher ~ http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
13. Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
14. Melissa ~ http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
15. Jamie ~ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
16. Janet ~ http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
17. Jessica ~ http://scrappyluvs.blogspot.com/
18. Nancy ~ http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/


Colleen said...

Very cute tag! Love the sparkle!

Rhonda Emery said...

nice tag.

shersl84bed said...

fun turkey tag


Kristy said...

This is a great tag!! : )


Brittney said...

Cute tag!


Aly's mom said...

Such a cute little turkey tag!


A Creative Journey said...

ADORABLE tag! I love it and the way it came out is awesome! I think it gives the turkey a vintage look to go with the TH products you used :) TFS! I am a follower, fellow hopper and I am honored to be taking part of this hop with you! I look forward to your creation tomorrow :) I would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower if you aren't already at at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com

lindaplus3 said...

very cute turkey tag,,,. Happy Thanksgiving
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Sue in CT said...

Cute tag. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Ashley Nicole said...

Cute tag. Nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

cute cute cute

Sharyn Knox said...

very adorable. :)

sharynknox @ gmail.com

MamaCurls said...

So cute!

mamacurls {at} yahoo {dot} com

Robin said...

What a fun tag! I'm a follower.


Bunnyfreak said...

Love the lift to the wings.

Maria said...

very nice project

Sherrie K. said...

Cute turkey tag!
Sherrie K

kimberly said...

love the you pulled out his wings!!! mmmm.... turkey wings...

Edwina said...

This is a cute ideal! You put a lot of work into your tag. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Shawnee said...

Very cute tag. I love the paper you chose.

Amy said...

Michelle!! Tom did NOT disappoint!! He's sooooooo CUTE, and I LOVE how you did the background!! FABULOUS tag!! :)

Thank you so much for being a part of this Turkeyfied Hop!! Gobble!! Gobble!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Anonymous said...

We are our worst critics, that would look great on a card of page! Hugs Alesia

Victoria said...

So cute! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Wishing you well

Snoopy said...

Wow, you put a lot of love into that tag and it shows.

Snoopy :D


Debc06 said...

Lovely Tag. TFS
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

bluecrayons said...

such a fun and yummy tag. thanks for sharing.

craftingwithblue @ gmail.com

ScrapMyWay said...

Tom is quite handsome and his little flappy wing is super cute! I didn't even realize a turkey was on that cartridge?? TFS
Creative Wishes & Happy Turkey,

Denise said...

Cute tag! Love how his wing is 3D! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Great tag. Thanks for sharing.
lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

'Chelle said...

Thank you everyone for your compliments! :) I enjoyed creating Tom. He's keeping me company on my craft desk. I, too, love his little flappy wing.