Sweet Elizabeth of Bluebird Papercrafts is hosting a Happy Homemaker Tag Along. Each participant is to make 2 tags a month with their own theme in mind for the months of 2011. One tag to keep and one to add each month to share with our partner at the end of the year. What a lovely Christmas gift. Have you visited Elizabeth's blog, Creative Breathing? I am gaga for this girl. She posts wonderful and nostalgic stories of growing up that evoke sharp, sweet memories. On top of that she has the most cheerful, whimsical and retro crafting style! I cannot get enough. Like taking a little vacation. Don't get me started on her studio either! Can you say ADORABLE? Sheesh!
This year I am going to make some time to craft following some of her tutorials. Yes, she is that generous. She shares all of her patterns and tips too.
I know this tag along will be a blast.
On to my January tag. The theme I chose is Every Day is a Holiday, with the thought of finding something to celebrate each month. The rules are that we could purchase paper and a few supplies at the beginning of the year and everything from that point on is use what you have on hand. Since I have more supplies than I will ever use I kept my purchase to one pad of Cosmo Cricket paper that I purchased at Archivers with a coupon, 30% off, woo hoo and thank-you-very-much!
I gathered some supplies from my craft room. At this point after the recent months of craft show frenzy, I can't even walk in there, so I made this tag at the table in the family room.
Elizabeth asked us to share our process or a tip or two. I usually use cardboard from cereal or cracker boxes as the base for my tags and always Zip Dry glue to adhere cardstock front and back. This time, I had a stack of Christmas cards laying around so they will be the base for my tags this year. I also used the cards to punch out my white snowflakes. Nice and sturdy...and already snow colored too. (At least when the snow is fresh, tee hee.)
I used scraps of ribbon and vintage lace and a touch of glitter because everything looks better with glitter. I never leave the house without some stuck someplace on my person. Just an added beauty tip...or not.
I want my January tag to celebrate the brilliant winter sun glistening on the ice and turning the world into a story book place. My stylish homemaker is out in the brisk air skating her way headlong into this fresh new year.
Not sure who said "Creative minds are rarely tidy." but I can vouch for that.
Yours in creative chaos, P.