Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tag's, Tag's Everywhere Tag's ~~~Traveling Beer, Wine, and Alcohol Tag's~~~

Hello again and HAPPY WEEKEND!!! Well yes paradise exactly what making these tags has been about. I signed up for a year long swap where you make tags from different countries and each month we get a new month. This was a Caribbean Island....well I chose Aruba.  Who wouldn't want to go there???? Well I hear so much about this wonderful place from friends who have visited that...I decided that was my island of choice. I had no idea there were soooo many islands and oh my I have learned so much doing this swap on Swap-Bot because each time you get a different country you basically gotta learn about it to get the feel of it and of course know the ALCOHOL of choice....well I can see myself sitting on the beach in Aruba drinking a coconut mixed drink....perhaps a coconut crusher or a coconut pie. YUM! So that was my drink of choice for this swap. I decorated the tag with sprays and stamps and used my Montana Markers for the side in black.

The tag has those 3D stickers you buy at Michael's and I painted this side using my Gelli-Plate which you make tags super quick and easy and FAB!

Of course I love charms and this sun charm was perfect. I buy most of my charms from many to pick from! I used embroidery floss also to put with the fibers.

Some of the stickers are Jolee's too. Which who couldn't love those...they ARE so darn cute!
Here I cut the ARUBA silhouette in Black Bazzill cardstock using my Silhouette turned out exactly as I wanted! This one went to Canada.
Of course this is my Italy tag

I still have tons of buttons from my term with Rusty Pickle and I still use them...This is one of my favorite things to do make grapes with them...which I also did for the wine recipe book.

The leaves are CuttleBug dies from a longtime back.
If you look closely I even found a Chianti wine charm advertised on Etsy as vintage charm...gotta love it!

Well I choose Chianti Wine I mean pure perfection I used encaustic wax on the tag and love these feel of it...I use R&F

The tag was a lot of fun to make. Now I need that glass of wine.
This is Germany tag, I used an old Quickutz container to make the box for the tag. I had the Germany paper from a swap years back...the Prost is actually A Quickutz alpha.

This was a lot of fun! The front of the tag

The back of the tag

Again I used the Gelli-Plate  for the tag itself love love love the Gelli-Plate

The box with the lid on
This is similar to the Italy tag but this actually the Paris tag, I actually went to Paris in the tenth grade and while there drank wine...and beer. There was no age limit then in France or if it was IDK...I bought beer at the McDonalds in Paris and I thought I was it! Again my button technique....the wine bottle is Quickutz

The label is from one of my favorite of all time swappers thanks sweet Lu! I aged it with Tim Holtz inks and the wine glass is also Quickutz the tag was made with alcohol inks by Ranger.

The ink on the goblet is Copic

Rub-ons and more Rusty Pickle buttons

The box I made for the tag, I bought the Vins on Etsy

It looked so nice in the box

The Russia Tag which I think was my most favorite too

I bought all the goodies from

There was a lot of wonderful Russia items for purchase

Of course the alcohol of choice was VODKA

I used a lot of fibers

A great collage for Russia

The Babushka Doll

I do love the dolls, see that wonderful Russia paper from

                                   the papers are from that I bought from

Well this is the last one I just completed for this month and I had England....well Castle Rock is the alcohol of choice and an evening at the Pub....I love the English flag Union Jack its everywhere, cell phone covers, craft items, charms, etc... I first embossed the tag with the Tim Holtz Sizzix folder of the London icon. I used some of Paper House Productions stickers they are just too cute!

Again more of the Paper House Productions and the Castle Rock beer the inks from Tim Holtz

So much fun these tags are....if ya want to join the next round go HERE or keep an eye out from swap hostess to hold the next one which will be again real soon
The Screech Owl by Castle Rock

The bottle cap
The ribbon is some I dyed and the adorable Union Jack buttons are from Etsy

You can see the thickness of the stickers here....too cute!
Our next tag is Mexico which of course you all know me and my margaritas....mmmmmm.
Well today I cleaned house and the boys helped too...I'm ready for my next page in my journal and hopefully go to the quilt show tomorrow. Have a great evening and Sunday too!! I cooked the boys spaghetti for dinner and I am having spaghetti squash. Yummy!
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Button Book for A Valentine and a Sneak Peak of Week 8 of 48 Weeks with Donna Downey

I had made this Valentine Button Book for a sweet swapper friend on Swap-Bot who is one of my favorite swappers......she spoils me whenever she has me so I always try to spoil her too! Well the theme was whatever the sender wished to make and since it was so close to Valentine's Day I thought it was perfect for her. Plus the images I used from Etsy were so adorable! The buttons I used are Prima Marketing

See the buttons are so adorable from Prima

The other button from Prima

The button book stacked up I really love how it turned out!

This is a close look at the images from Etsy

I was able to incorporate some sprays and inks too.....I used Clearsnap Cats Eyes the VALENTINE Stickers are from Martha Stewart I think????

Some more of the button book images

Hugs and Kisses for the Valentine

I used embroidery thread in the buttons

Another view and the ribbon I used for the button book
The SNEAK PEAK of week 8 with Donna Downey I skipped around a little this week I had a great thought while watching the video of Donna and I had to roll with it.....Mine are so different part of me wants to make what others are making but I kinda take the techniques and roll with them and that's just how I am....I really need to make the same thing but these images just "pop" in my head and I gotta go with gut!
You can see the ones on Donna's blog HERE of some of the classmates
I went yesterday to my appointment and I will be having surgery real soon coming up I will keep y'all posted on this event but I have to get a lot of things done and still do the so called norm...I am scheduled for a month away but it will be here QUICK! Too quick if you ask me but a necessity!
Also today I signed up for the up coming Art & Soul in Virginia Beach for October this year...yep I already picked my classes too....I'm thrilled and can't wait which seems like a really really long time away at this point. My friend Beverly say I should be teaching not taking classes but I still have soooo much I want to learn too! I sooo enjoy pushing out of my comfort zone!
Several weeks ago I signed up for Boots & Bliss with the ArtBLISS gals and let me tell you I am sooo ready and can't wait to join them! I will be taking the classes with Deryn Mentock
There is still spaces so come on join us.....
The boys have Dr.Seuss Day tomorrow at school and Coop and Dusty are dressing up like Harry Potter which we are big fans of...I'm excited!
Well until next time.....enjoy your day!!!

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