for E's Happy Homemaker Tag Along! As it turns out, a new blog made my guest hostessing unnecessary...so E is there, hostessing with her usual panache!
I am getting ready to go add my tag to McLinky, but wanted to play "show n tell" here first. Here's February's Happy Homemaker Tag:
One thing I try to do is to keep a consistent element or two present on each tag...this gives them the feel of being part of a set. One element I'm repeating from last month's tag is to have the month listed somewhere on the tag...since February is Valentines day and my anniversary, the month is on a heart-shaped piece of chipboard. :-)
I try to have at least 3 different elements on a tag when I create one...these include rubons, stickers, pop dots, fabric trims, etc. On this tag, I have used a rub-on of pennants and string for the cowgirl. I also used a home made sticker by printing out the puppy twice, and then pop-dotting (can I make that word a verb?) one image on top of the other to give dimension. I use this technique a lot and really like the effect.
(Sorry about the blurry, crummy pictures. The autofocus leaves something to be desired...AND I am using a borrowed camera from a friend...so I'm sure I'm not using it correctly. Operator failure...yet again. :-( )
And here is the back of my tag...another consistent element throughout the set will be houses. I will have at least one on every tag...this side is very clean and straightforward. Sometimes I like the contrast. My usually too-busy-embellished-to-death style leaves no place for the eye to rest...so the flip side of the tags will give you that. With my compliments. lol
The valentines ALL go in the mail today, along with all the other long overdue packages and prizes! Hooray! Just doing my bit to keep the United States Postal Service in business. I'm going to have to actually make a trip to the Post Office, as my mail carrier would fall out on my stoop if he saw the amount of envelopes and packages I am mailing...I'll spare the dear man his heart attack for another day. (WINK)
Back soon with an exciting annoucement! Hugs!