Monday, January 10

JANUARY HAPPY HOMEMAKER TAGALONG

Greetings, dear reader!

I am here to post my rendition of Elizabeth's Happy Homemaker Tagalong Tag. Of course, I suspect mine will be vastly different than the others...I'm not trying to be a rebel...again, it's just an effort to have them reflect ME a little more honestly. 

SOoo, here's the challenge: We are to make 12 tags (24 actually, 1 set for me and 1 set for my swap partner!) using only 1 paper pack (10 sheets) and whatever assorted embellies that might come in handy. We are to make the paper last for the entire year, in an effort to make our last few tags our most creative! Here are the papers I've chosen...a compilation of 2 paper packs...1 from a paper company called Echo Park: Life Is Good:




And one called Mom's Diner... in retro pinks, reds and aquas, how could I resist?

 My tags will be cowgirls and cowboys...but there will always be an element of "home" in each of them. Note the little house by the "Life is Good" logo at the bottom of the tag...


And on the back of the tag, I've used one of the little houses from Life Is Good, a Martha Stewart scrap border, and a mish mosh of letters from assorted alphabet stickers.

Again, not your typical "happy homemaker" , but I was humming "Home on the Range" as I made my tag...does that count?!?!

Be sure to stop by Elizabeth's blog and check out the other gal's creations...It's gonna be a rootin tootin new year!

More soon! Hugs,
Paula Clare

21 comments:

Nan said...

Oh I love your tags they are wonderful and the little house on the back so cute and a clever idea for each tag.

Patty@sewingseeds said...

I'm humming it now, too. What a cute image and I love the colors. Different is good!

Christy said...

These are so pretty and I love your new blog look! Happy new year Paula!

vivian said...

Love your tag Paula! I need to go check out the others!
have a sweet day
vivian

LBP said...

I love the little cowgirl tag! Reminds me soo much of a picture I have of my niece in her cowgirl outfit when she was about 5-6 she is striking almost the same pose!

Great Job and I love your color choices!

Blessings

Linda

lizzidroege said...

i just love your tag pink is just perfect!! i so hope your niece is doing better i read some of your blog how awful, i just pray she gets well and quickly
lizzi

Creative Breathing said...

Echo! Echo! Can you hear me Paula you root'n toot'n rebel with a glues tick! Pink and aqua, how could possibly not choose the perfectly perfect colors for this swap. I always think of you when I see this little cowgirl. Indomitable! Thank you so much for playing with me again Paula. I can't wait to see your theme carried out through the coming months! Elizabeth

Valerie said...

Wonderful. Every group needs a "Rebel", dont they?....Your tag is charming and I look forward to the other tags that will develop over the next several months.

My Vintage Mending said...

Hah! This is so great. I secretly want to be the one to break or bend the rules but my brain won't let me. I love to watch others creatively embrace it. She is just darling. I love your quirky January and all the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

What a cute theme!! i love the retro colors. This is one FUN tag-a-long!!

Linda said...

I was so hoping you would do a cowboy/cowgirl theme...your tag's adorable!

Sandy said...

Cowboy cowgirl...how cute is that! Your card is just to darn adorable...yeeee haw! So looking forward to getting to know you and having you as a new friend. I'm praying for your neice and hope all the best to you and to your family. This is my first tag along I'm more than excited to be in the company of such lovely talented women...it's gonna be a fun trail to ride. Happy trails to you until we meet again... xoso Sandy O

Amy said...

She is right up my ally. Sorta Annie Oakly-ish. Too cute. It will be fun to see how these little cowpokes wander around your 'homestead'
Lovely!

She'sSewPretty said...

Of course it is cute!! what else would I expect from you!! I love your paper crafting Paula!!

LaVerne said...

What a cute little frontier homemaker you have created...she looks as if she's out hunting supper! Everything works together so well!

Paper Dolls said...

What a wonderful thing to be true to yourself while honoring Elizabeth by playing along. I love that little cowboy/cowgirl theme and those papers are wonderful!! What a precious tag!

Debbie Doughty said...

Who says cowgirls can't be happy homemakers? I think your theme and tag are great!

Patti said...

I just love your tag - and the little cowboys and girls will be so much fun. I am so inspirted by your work. Way to cute! Hugs, Patti

Scrap for Joy said...

As soon as I saw that cowgirl, I guessed that it had to be you! I love your clever theme and the Echo Park papers are so cute! I'm trying to be good and not buy anything new in the paper crafting department for a while...I have to use up what I have. Note: I will be 117 when that happens!
xoxo
Joyce
(I'm still praying for Staci...I'm sorry it sounds so grave)

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just darling. I say yippe-io-ki-ute!

Margie said...

She's such a sweet little cowgirl ... but it looks like she's keeping a wary eye out for danger! I love the polka dot background, too ... an awesome contrast to her outfit, I think! I can't wait to see your next one!