Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Homemaker Tag Along


The second time around I felt much more sure of my mad paper crafting skills.  I say that timidly, having not seen the fantastic tags the other ladies have come up with yet this month.  I sat down to get started and pulled out my pre-determined images...and they were too small.  Back to square one.  Understand that it took me nearly 2 weeks to come up with the original 12 images!  I rifled through the castoffs from the first time around and just like magic the creativity started flowing....


Sticking with my Mother Goose theme I chose Mary Queen of Hearts.  


Everything looks better with millinery and ribbon.  These peachy pink and turquoise are my take on the classic red Valentine.


Crepe paper ruffles and glitter galore.


I added a paper clip to the back for ease of display.


Just to be over the top her petticoat doily peeks out from the bottom.


Finishings on the back.  A stamp, a vintage gum sticker, and a millinery flower to tie it all together.

I will be linking this up to the Happy Homemaker Tag Along site on February 10th.  


                                      http://wwwhappyhomemakertagalong.blogspot.com/
         Pop over and take a peek at all the great tags as they come in on the McLinky at the blogspot.

20 comments:

Nan said...

Oh I love the image you chose those are the cutest and what you did with it is fantastic.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I don't think you have to worry about anything...those tags are absolutely ADORABLE. Love the petticoat doily!

Sewn With Grace said...

That is just darling! Love how you added the little petticoat underneath. So fun!

Kim K. said...

She's just delightful. You do amazing work. I love the crepe paper and petticoat doily. Beautiful work.

GerryART said...

I have a number of these Hallmark Cards from my childhood.
They were very expensive back then so I never filled the album.

Hugs,
Gerry

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE--they are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

katie jean said...

I just love her little skirt Renee! And the aqua and soft peach colors go so great together!

p.s. love your site :)

Sandy said...

These are sooo cute! I am not sure why this is my first (?) visit to your blog....we have so many friends and love of vintage in common!!!! I really enjoyed going back and reading your older posts...especially the one about the vintage hankerchiefs....my Mom had a ton and sadly I don't own on them now.....but that post brought it all back! Thank you! Sandy @ 521 Lake Street

Creative Breathing said...

Oh Renee! Thank you so much for McLinkying your wonderful February tag. I just adore this series of cards, you could not have picked a more perfect one. Genius adding the ruffles and underskirt. I would say the rest of us have to keep up with you! Thank you so much for Tagging Along! Elizabeth

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh poo, girlfriend - you are a magical tagmaker. This tag is sooo adorable. Love your theme, your colors, your darling girl and the whole tag. This is so much fun and inspiring! xoxo Nancy

Paula Clare said...

Oh my! How utterly ADORABLE! Wherever did you get the idea you're a novice at this? PERFECTION! The crepe paper ruffle, the doily petticoat...it's perfectly perfect!

LOVE!

Debbie Doughty said...

The Queen of Hearts if perfect for your February tag! She turned out great! I love the colors and her ruffles & underskirt.

Linda said...

Absolutely magical! I love it!

Shean said...

Truly magical I love the ruffles and Mary looks like she is ready to go out a collect all those hearts.

lizzidroege said...

this tag is just great i love the image and the skirt absolutely inspiring
xoxo
lizzi

She'sSewPretty said...

We used the same image! I think I like yours better too. I love the crepe paper ruffle.

Linda Ruthie said...

These tags are beyond cute! Don't you just love when it all seems to come together.
I'm off to see everyone else's tags.

Linda said...

I adore this tag...that crepe paper skirt and doily petticoat are so adorable!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Very inventive. Don't you love it when your forced to scramble and the creative juices start flowing. That crepe ruffle is so darn adorable. I absolutely love this tag!

Valerie said...

Oh wow. She is so darn cute. I love the doilies and the paperclip idea. Very original. I'm amazed that you have all of your images at the begining of the year. I personally am flying by the seat of my pants. I do so look forward to next month to see what you have in store for Mother Goose.