Monday, March 3, 2014

Mardi Gras (T-Tues)

Somewhere in the world, as I type this, it is Mardi Gras.  Fat Tuesday.  Carnival.  For me, it's a time of happiness, indulgence, and celebration.

Over the weekend I attended a carnival at a local church, and I won the cake walk.  My prize was a dozen rainbow cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles.  They're completely unhealthy; therefore they're the perfect Mardi Gras treat.  :)  Though most of the cupcakes have already been gobbled up by my family, a few remain, and I had one with my morning coffee break.

Supplies for album: tags from Crate; all tags & paper edges treated with Distress Stain from Ranger; Creative Memories corner punch; standard office hole punch; binding ring from October Afternoon; tulle ribbon from Wyla; other ribbons from Scrapbook Fantasies.

The pastel sprinkles on my cupcake reminded me of the pastel colors on a mini album that I made awhile ago.  Therefore, this seems like as good a time as any to share the album on my blog.  The theme of the mini is the Seven Virtues (the polar opposites of the Seven Deadly Sins), and I made it for fun, as a sort of meditation on the topic of virtue.  I chose the "tag album" format--a format I love and use frequently.  Here are pictures of each album page.


Additional supplies for cover: vintage ticket from Jenni Bowlin; word stickers from Simple Stories; die cuts & additional stickers from October Afternoon; button upcycled from old clothing; household twine.

Additional supplies for "Patience": flair badge & alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; decorative stickers from My Mind's Eye; papers from Crate; tulle from Wyla.

Additional supplies for "Kindness": vintage ticket from Jenni Bowlin; word sticker from My Mind's Eye; alphabet stickers from Simple Stories; paper from Crate; heart punch from All Night Media; die cut circle from October Afternoon; vintage metal accent from Olla Podrida; thread from DMC.

Additional supplies for "Restraint": die cuts from October Afternoon; alphabet stickers from Simple Stories; button from Blumenthal Lansing; thread from Singer; ribbon bow upcycled from old, store-bought greeting card.

Additional supplies for "Generosity": chipboard from Tattered Angels; chalk from Stampin' Up; tulle from Wyla; bird sticker from Simple Stories; label & alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; household twine.

Additional supplies for "Humility": web ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; ink from Hero Arts; label sticker from My Mind's Eye; alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; button upcycled from old clothing; household twine.

Additional supplies for "Purity": ledger paper from Crate; fairy image from Graphic 45; label sticker from My Mind's Eye; alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; flowers from Petaloo; glitter from Ranger; thread from Singer; vintage charm from Olla Podrida.

Additional supplies for "Diligence": paper from Crate; sticker frame from My Mind's Eye; vintage ticket from Jenni Bowlin; flowers from Petaloo; B/W alphabet stickers from Doodlebug; G/W alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; household twine & paper clip.

That's my day in a nutshell: a rainbow cupcake to reflect my more festive thoughts, and a rainbow tag album to reflect my more solemn ones.  How is today treating you?


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Not only is your tag booklet gorgeous, but what a fabulous idea! Hope you enjoyed the little cupcakes!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yum! Great looking cupcake, and what a fun way to celebrate Mardi Gras. It's true that Mardi Gras has hit somewhere in the world, already.

Your little book is adorable. I've been making a book out of old file folders, and I can't get my stickers to stay on. Can stickers get too old? Or is it because they were put on over paint? I adore how you made yours, though. You have lots of lovely supplies, too. I especially like the little angels.

Thanks for joining T with your Mardi Gras inspired post today.

Nikki Davey said...

Very sweet tag journal - lovely.

Cupcake looks so yummy xx

Denise Price said...

^ Thanks, Nikki! I tried to comment on your blog, but G+ won't allow me to, for some reason. But I very much enjoyed reading your post and seeing your photos. Happy T Day!

IrinaR said...

Такой классный альбом(журнал) на тегах Дениз!
Кекс очень аппетитный)А я всю масленичную неделю объедалась блинами и набрала лишних 1,5кг. Охо-хо, как теперь от них избавиться?

Vicki Miller said...

I love your little tag book. I must make some more, you have inspired me. Your Morning tea was very festive!

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day!! Congrats on winning the cake walk. My kids love winning that one. I LOVE LOVE this cute little album. Each tag is so lovely and pretty! What a great theme for this too, will keep it mind for myself. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

Divers and Sundry said...

sweet cupcake, perfect for mardi graS! i haven't done a cakewalk since i was a child. it sounds like fun.

your tag book sounds like a good devotional activity for the season. i'd never heard of this, but i like the idea. thx :)

Hettie said...

Pretty cake there. I had a nibble on one of the sugar bits!
When you say "cake walk" do you mean the dance I wonder? Long time since I danced that!
That mini is absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful idea.

Ann Dolina said...

Great look to your tag album! It has a Victorian vintage feel with some whimsy thrown in. I just love it!

Linda said...

I'm not really a sweet eater but your cupcake certainly says "celebration" and looks tempting. Your tag book is just gorgeous-really wonderful elements and composition!

see you there! said...

Terrific tag album, like the idea and like your layouts. A cupcake would go nice with my morning coffee about now.


Myriam Kozik said...

Happy T-Day!
Love your tag booklet and what a great idea. Great colors and layouts.

Nan G said...

Hi, no Tea from me today just visiting. Yummy cupcake! Fabulous mini album. A perfect color match for your coffee break goodies. :)

Ariel said...

The handmade booklet is gorgeous. Love all the little things you have added to each page.
Happy T for Tuesday

~*~Patty S said...

Your virtues tag book is wonderful!
Congrats on winning the cake walk...those little cupcakes are perfect for your celebration!
Happy T Day

Denise van Deventer said...

Those cupcakes looked delish! Love the little colours in this is just fabulous! I love the sentiment and just love the soft colours to match! Beautiful work!

Dianne said...

I adore your sweet little album! so lovely and great compositions...visiting a day late, but have a great week!

Krisha said...

I know I am horribly late for tea, my apologies!

You tag book is just wonderful, love the idea behind it.

I'll be on time next week!

Halle said...

Super cute mini album! and what looks like a Cub cupcake. Or perhaps Target. :)

Thanks for stopping by the other day. I'm crawling back to the world of the I'm late.

Denise Price said...

^ Rainbow Foods, actually. It's the closest grocery store to the church. They are rainbow cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles from Rainbow Foods. Groovy. :)

Rita said...

OMGosh!! I love the little ring booklet because it is so pretty and because it has the virtues. I agree--people focus too much on the sins. And your rainbow cupcakes--ahhh! I love colors and those look delicious.
Happy very belated T-Day! I'm sure there are no cupcakes left by now. ;)