Jul 21, 2014

Mixed Media Tag - Calm

Good morning everyone.  This is Cheri from DJ's Sundries and I know that I have been talking about "calm" all year, but this month has shown that I need calm even more.  Why?  Because I'm heading back to school.  I began to make plans to return to school last February, but after looking into 3 different programs, those plans just weren't working out.  After much thought and prayer, I decided now was not the right time.  I then added a new project to my plate and decided I needed to organize everything to be ready to go to school next spring.

Imagine my surprise when I ran across an unopened letter on July 4 announcing that I had been accepted into the program that I had been previously denied.  I just need to be ready to start on August 22, the same day we begin our journey across the country to take our daughter to college.  Exciting?  Yes!  Feeling the need for calm?  Definitely!!!

Here's what I needed: 3 Girl JAM ribbon - Cherry Lipstick, Ice Blue, and Aqua Splash

Of course, there were several other items that I needed as well:
CTMH - Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
American Crafts glitter tape
Tim Holtz memo pins
Pink and Teal paper
Sweet & Sassy stamps - "The Future"
Strathmore cold press watercolor paper
Avery Jewelry and Small tags
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean
Zig Pen - Pure Pink
Simon Says Stamp - Butterfly Drift
Tombow glue pen
Heidi Swapp Mask

I learned a great technique that I used to create the background paper.  There is a link to my inspiration that you can see at DJ's Sundries by clicking here.  Pairing this technique with the gorgeous 3 Girl JAM ribbon made a beautiful, vibrant tag.  I really think this is my favorite in the series.

Unfortunately, in an attempt to restore "calm", it is time to say goodbye to the 3 Girl JAM design team (at least for now).  I want to thank Julie for allowing me to be part of this fabulous team.  I am also so thankful for my talented DT sisters. You are all amazing and I am thankful for the opportunity to share this experience with you.  I will miss being part of this group.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.


  1. Beautiful! You'll rock school........ How exciting :)

    1. It is super exciting. Thanks for your encouragement.

  2. What a touching sentiment, Cheri. Perfect for your beautiful, *calm* tags. I wish you all the best as you get your daughter settled at college and begin YOUR new project! You'll definitely be missed at 3GirlJAM. I've enjoyed being on this team with you. Thanks for your sweet natured creativity and inspiration. xx

    1. Thanks so much. You are such a great encourager besides being a talented crafter. I will miss this team!