Thursday, February 10

HEY! HAPPY HOMEMAKER TAG ALONG GALS...LOOK HERE!

Long enough for me to tell you to look HERE


http://wwwhappyhomemakertagalong.blogspot.com/

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!

Paula Clare



19 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

Miss Paula this is so super d duper cute. That's all the cowgirl I can muster at this time of the morning! A homemade sticker? Be still my heart. I love the colors and the image and the over the top blue stove to cook up some grub on. I can't wait to see next month. Thanks for sharing...Renee

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Home on the RANGE! Love it! ;)

Thanks for guest hosting anyway, Paula!

Sandy said...

Paula,
I really like this one!!!! Hey, are you going to make a February screensaver for us????? I'm waiting.......LOL I get so many comments on the January one! Hope you are feeling better every day! I am glad E has that blog set up for the tags...I go and drool often.....:):) Sandy

Ann Nichols said...

This is so cute! It brings back memories of school days and passing out Valentine cards to all the kids in the class!
Really a very sweet tag!
Blessings!
Ann

Debbie Doughty said...

Home on the range! Great pun and tag!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Oh so cute and it took me a moment to get the home on the range...DUH!!!

Jane said...

Love your tag! Appreciate your comments on making the tags too - gives me ideas :)
Mailed my valentine to you yesterday + an extra tag from Kandeland's Valentine Tag Swap as a little token of appreciation for your New Year's Eve All Night Craftalong. (Could I possible make a longer sentence?!)
Jane-Jacksonville

Shean said...

Being a Texan I love the cowgirl and the home on the range is brilliant. I love your tag the love you put into them shows.

Elaine said...

Home on the Range ! Ha too cute :)

dutch sisters said...

Really so cute! I love your style!

Nan said...

Love you tags Sweetie and the fact you were willing to do the hosting but I too noticed our E came through. I have to photograph my tag and get it up today, waiting for light. Come visit me and see my new blog look. I had that darling little English gal Happy Loves Rosie do it.

lizzidroege said...

paula
oh my this is wonderful i would love one of these!!! the image and the colors are great!!!! just love your work and your blog....
xoxo
lizzi

Sandy said...

You clever clever girl! Your tag is just so adorable...the colors are screaming Valentines Day! The range is so creative! I love your tag! Brilliant my friend! And, thanks for almost hosting!
xoso Sandy O

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your little cowboy tag. Happy Valentine's Day Paula!

Creative Breathing said...

Paula, Is that THE range of Thanksgiving fame I see on your tag? You absolutely make my day with your wonderful sense of humor that brightly comes through your paper art. I was so interested to read about the elements you like to carry over with each one. Letting the eye rest on the back, love that one! You absolutely make this tag swap such a fun place to be Paula. Thank you so much for hostess support. It is greatly appreciated! Elizabeth

mimi said...

Hi Paula Clare :)
Oh how very very cute. I love how you have created on both sides of the tag. I too like to use the "popdotting" technique. It seems to add life to the project. I really like the piece of bandana ribbon you finished the tag with. It is the perfect thing to pull everything together. You did a great job on this tag :)
xoxo
Mimi

My Crafty Little Page said...

Haha and too clever - Home on the "range". Love it. The tag is so cute and "happy". Wow - this tagalong group is so inspiring. xo Nancy

Sandy said...

Howdy Pardner!

Looks like Sweet Elizabeth has paired us up for the yearly tag makin'. I'm so excited to get to be the recipient of your darlin' tags... love them. I hope you will enjoy my little girls too....

I've got a lot to live up to with you as my team mate!
Hopefully by the end of the year we will have become great friends.. Happy trails to you...until we meet again...
xoso Sandy O

Patti said...

Oh Wow Paula! Way too cute. I love the "range" on there! You are so creative. I'm sorry your Valentine isn't in your sweet hands - we have had some delays. I love my Valentine you made, and I hope you will like the one I made, too.