I’m efforting to get caught up with my monthly tag series, since it’s almost time to make #20 in a few days! I was able to finish #15 over the weekend, and I tried a technique on it that I’ve been dying to try for quite awhile.
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Having tag #14 of the monthly tag series fall in February worked nicely…the number 14 in my design serves the February Valentine theme as well as being the tag’s number!
It’s time for another tag already as I play catch-up with the Monthly Tag album! Now we’re up to January 2012, which was tag #13. I actually completed this tag back in February, but didn’t post it then because I was using it for another project – the Everyday Storyteller ebook! If you’d like to learn more detail about the layering technique that I used for this tag (and most of my other projects as well), check out that book!
OK, I’m a bit behind on my monthly tag series, I admit…but I’m working on getting caught up! Today I’m bringing you tag #12, for December 2011. It was actually completed quite a while ago, but I just realized that I never posted it!
(In case you aren’t familiar with my monthly tag series, you can learn the story behind this album of tags by reading the intro article to the tag series. You can also see the previous tags in the series by clicking on the Monthly Tag archives.)
Since it was December, I went with a subtle holiday theme for the tag: red and green, and with a bird on a branch (a motif often seen in winter holiday design).
I’m a little bit better about getting my tags made for my ongoing album counting off the months that my husband is gone than I am about posting them here…so it’s time for a tag catch-up post again! My album is currently completed through November, and the December tag is in process, which means I’ll actually be caught up when that one is completed since the January one is just supposed to be done by the end of February. That’s pretty good for me on an ongoing crafty project!
Tag #9: September 2011
It’s time to make tag #9…and I’m just finally getting around to posting tags #7 and #8! Tag #7 has been done for a long time but the posting got delayed by the site outage from the server failure. Tag #8 was also finished in late September, just under the wire before it was time to start making tag #9…
Supplies | Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix (Tag & Bookplates, Mini Hearts, Collage & Notebook Embossing Folder). Cardstock: Core’dinations (Tim Holtz Kraft Core), Bazzill (Kraft). Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup (Apple Cheddar Soup 6×6 pad). Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad (Black Soot). Stickers: K & Company (Handmade Stamp Sticker Pad). Pen: American Crafts (Precision 03). Metal Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology (Muse Tokens), Unknown (brads).
Unlike previous tags where I’ve used an embellishment to create the number, for this month I used the embossing folder on the Kraft Core and then sanded and inked it to highlight the #7. The butterfly stamp embellishments are give the tag a touch of summer and also reflect my frequent letter writing with Mike. The Muse Token – E for Excellence – was a nod to the importance of my work in my life during July, when I traveled to Chicago to speak at the Craft & Hobby Association trade show. Continue Reading →