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Well, I had a lovely treat this past weekend and went to Vernon BC and spent the weekend at Sparkling Hill Resort.  It was the prettiest place I have ever stayed and my husband and I spent the weekend "Spa'ing"!  Truth be told my husband had a work function we attended at the Resorts Ballroom so we sucked it up and spent the day being pampered.  As a Thank You to the people that planned this lovely weekend I made them a tag.

I picked up these Glitz stamps last week.  I love this vintage Ferris Wheel.  I stamped and clear embossed to get it top POP once the distress ink was smooched on.

Check out this ticket.  These were the "drink" tickets we used.  I kept mine and used one on the tag.  I added a mini vintage clip and hammered out these snaps.  I stamped a vintage invoice for the background.  All these elements tie in the early days of this industry. 

Check out these letters in wood.  Found these at Walmart for $1. 

I kept this tag simple to make the stamp, letters and ticket pop.  Keeping the colour tones with the vintage look of my husbands family business back from the early 1900's.  The family business sold but my husband is still in the industry and I'm profoundly proud of him.

Back for a moment to the spa because I have to tell you what I did if you didn't already hear!  I went forced to a Cold Sauna...that would be 3 min spent in -110C.  We created our own snow.  There are not words to tell you how cold it was.   We went into the sauna's, steam rooms, salt water pools and I had a volcanic mud wrap.  Ya, it was pretty awesome.

View from my Room

Thanks for everything over the past 2 years and for your birthday wishes.  And today marks 2 years in blogging for me.  You are all so special to me!



  1. The ticket is great I love sepia and retro things like on the tag. I also love the ferris wheel. Happy Birthday. Sandy

  2. Happy Birthday to you. What a beautiful picture you shared, BUT it is WAY TOO cold for me! Makes me shiver just thinking about negative degrees!

    Enjoy your day,
    Carson's Creations

  3. Happy birthday, glad you had a great weekend. The tag is gorgeous.

  4. Happy birthday a glad you had a good day, I cant imagine a cold sauna. Brrrrrr, I freeze just getting out of the shower. Visited a few of your tutorials, enjoyed them.
    Dawn RI

  5. Beautiful tag! Have a very Happy Birthday and congratulations on 2 years in the blogging world!

  6. Happy Birthday, you are a brave woman for getting into that cold water....brrrrr

  7. Happy Birthday and what a wonderful Thank you.. Today is also my BIL birthday there in Calgary as well.. Have a great day.. Take Care

  8. Happy Birthday! Your spa weekend sounds great...all except that cold bit. I appreciate all of the projects you show here. You're so creative and I always am in awe of your art.

  9. Happy, Happy Birthday, Nicole! I hope it is just fabulous! Your tag is wonderful. I love the vintage look! ~Hugs, Saundra

  10. Love your tag Nicole.
    So happy you enjoyed your spa getaway...I think I to try one of those :)

  11. Happy Birthday! Lovely tag!
    Miranda :)

  12. Great tag, love the ferris wheel :)
    Glad you had a good weekend--but I'm not so sure about the cold sauna, lol

  13. Happy Birthday to a wonderful talented friend.

  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!! Love the tag!!


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