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Saturday, June 28, 2008

I have been tagged ~ paper tagged that is

We had a birthday to attend last Monday and as we finished wrapping the gift I realized that I still had quite a few kiddie gift tags left but had nothing on hand for other occasions. To say I always like to be prepared is an understatement. It was a good thing that I had recently received a wonderful package.



It was an absolutely beautiful tag kit from the wonderful Wanda of The Rat's Pajama's. Yes, it was time to get creative. This is where I always pause because not only do I not have a craft room, I don't even have a craft corner. When I decide to craft I normally set up shop in the kitchen area. I am the type of crafter that must pull out everything because who knows what will inspire creativity. So, my kitchen counters end up looking like this:

My daughter, who was attempting to make breakfast burritos yesterday said, "Mom, when I go away to school next year, maybe you can turn my bedroom into a craft space, because it is not working trying to cook and craft in this kitchen." I replied, "I am already planning it on paper. " (Smile)
So here is what came from my crafty attempts:

I like to challenge myself by only using leftover scraps when creating a tag.


I quite like my floral fairy tags.


Shades of pink.


"Red", she said.


I am not sure if I will be able to part with these blue beauties.


I also finished all of my crafts for the "I Remember Laura" blog~a~thon and art swap that need to be mailed today. I'll save those pictures for Monday.

The good news is that I now have one empty bin that I can once again can begin filling up with scraps. Who says spring cleaning needs to be in the spring?

Have a great weekend.

6 comments :

The Apron Queen said...

I'm so glad you received it. I'm pleased that you lke the colors. Enjoy! Come by often as I'll be doing giveaways all summer.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen,

Wanda said...

Damn. Those are great. When you get to crapping...I mean crafting..you get to it.

My Shabby Roses said...

Boy, can I relate to "crafting in the kitchen".After 23 years I recently got my own craft room, and it's wonderful.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love the apron! Great ideas!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Miss Sandy said...

Laura,

I love all your tags, you were not kidding when you said you were tagged! The one with the chair is so you and the fairy dressed in blue is beautiful, well, they all are! I can't wait to see your swap tags! I wish you lived closer, I have a whole room filled to the brim with delightful playthings, you would be most welcome anytime!

Have you ever thought of making tags like the chair one to advertise your business? You could make them like book marks with your info on the back. A great way to do this is to make one up, take it to your printer and have copies printed on the glossy cardstock, which looks very professional, trim them out, punch the hole, add ribbon and tah dah ~ a beautiful advertising tool!

Elizabeth said...

Hey! I also received an apron from Kelly and a tag pack from Wanda! Seems like we have many of the same blogger friends!