Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tagging Along

I went with something a little different for this week's PINK SATURDAY, but there's a lot of pinkness involved, so I think y'all will like it. Beverly and the over 100 participants are all showing some great pinkies today, too!
I am very excited to be participating in my first craft swap through a blog! Karla's Cottage is hosting the Puppy Love Tag Swap in honor of Valentine's Day and the birth of her grand-dogs. They are just adorable, you need to go check them out!
The directions were very simple: make 6 tags with the theme of puppy love, and don't decorate the top of the tag near the hole because Karla will be adding a gorgeous cover she is making for everyone. Follow the size requirements, and decorate the back of the tag if you like, but it is not necessary. We will all get back a tag book with 6 different tags and the beautiful cover. Since this is not a secret swap or anything, I am going to show y'all what I made. Remember, I am not in any way a professional paper crafting artist. I just like to play around, so be kind!


The fronts of all my tags have a vintage image with the puppy love theme, either with dogs in the picture, or showing young people puppy love. Some are sweet and some are funny.I made this fringe by cutting a thin piece of rick-rack into little strips and glueing it under the vintage image, then sticking the whole thing down. I also wanted each tag to have some texture, so I layered different types of paper and materials. I didn't worry about puppy love when I was doing the backs. I used them to try out a few different techniques that I was going to use on the Valentine cards I am sending out this year.
I like the amour tag where I layered stickers and then outlined them with the gel pen. I recently found an enormous bag of fabric paints that I didn't know I had, most of which had never been opened. I used some of those to add dimension to the cards with puffy dots, or by painting over small images.
Have fun checking out all the other great PINKS at How Sweet the Sound!

24 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Elizabeth, I love your tags. They are adorable.
Hugs, Terrie

Coloradolady said...

Oh, Goodness....you know I am loving that weiner dog tag!! So cute!

Smilingsal said...

You are quite artistic. Be sure to show us your book of tags. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Shelia said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I just love your puppy tags! You're realy good at this! I'll be waiting to see the ones you're gonna receive. Have a wonderful weekend, Dear ONe!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

squawmama said...

Good Morning Elizabeth... Your puppy dog tags were just adorable... You are so cleaver and talented... Have a great Pink Saturday.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Elizabeth, these are just darling tags! ALl of them! :-)

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila

Susan said...

Pretty pinks!

Happy Pink Saturday!

imjacobsmom said...

Well you have been busy! What a cute idea. It'll be fun to see what you get in return. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be said...

GM Elizabeth,,,just love all your puppies tags you made..great Pink Saturday to you girl!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Justine said...

Aw, they came out so cute! It looks like you put a LOT of work into them!

Justine :o )

Helen said...

Love, love your little tags!

erin said...

Very pretty! Lots of fun pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

Raggedy Girl said...

The tags are so cute and you did a great job. Have a great weekend.
from Roberta Anne

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your tags are adorable..livethe puppy love one! Happy PInk Saturday!

Beverly said...

Elizabeth, I love these. You have done a great job. This was a great idea for a swap. Thank you for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday.

The Muse said...

Darling .. just darling ..!
They remind me of the valentines cards we got and gave as children :)

Bridget said...

Love your tags. It looks like you had fun creating them. Nothing like a little crafting to recharge your creative soul. I see that I have missed a few posts, blogger wasn't telling me the truth about what post you were on. I will try to catch up with them all soon.

Jenny S said...

Great tags!! This is my first craft swap too! I am so exited I forgot to take pictures of my tags! What a dummy I am! Maybe I'll get one of my own back....hehehe!

Joy said...

Your tags turned out great, Elizabeth!

SpejoryMama said...

The tags are adorable! I especially like the "amour" tag, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

Great tags..they're just adorable. Happy Pink Saturday and a great pink week.

Patty said...

Your tags are so cute! Your partner is so lucky to get them.

Kathleen said...

Elizabeth, you crafty crafter you! I love your tags...i love dogs so much, I can't think of a better theme for Valentine's day than Puppy Love! The swap is a great idea! Happy pink Saturday! And thank you for visiting my blog!

kymber said...

Hi Elizabeth,
So glad that you stopped by to say hi on Saturday - it is so nice to meet you!

Your tags are SO cute! You did a beautiful job and should be so proud. I love to craft but I need a pattern or some instructions. I don't have the patience to design something on my own. You did good!
Great pink post! Keep them coming!
Blessings,
Kymber