For Elizabeths Happy Homemaker Tag Along,
I have been racking my brains (all of them ) to come up with a theme for this swap.
I thought I had one, but found it to be all wrong and not going to take me through the whole year.
Yikes. I think they call it the eleventh hour rush. As we can only purchase our paper & supplies once, I was in a pickle. Thank Heaven my friend Sandy understands pickles & Me.
Off we go to get the correct supplies for the tag along that will last the whole 12 months. Did I mention this happened Sunday afternoon, nothing like waiting to the last minute. Now I only needed a theme. I will need to sleep on this and make my tag in the morning, after appointments that have to be kept.
I'm almost there, I have great papers from a company I had never heard of before: Cosmo Cricket is new to me (stop laughing) and I chose the Material Girl.
Theme, theme, theme,
Got it! 1950's Housewife. Yes! I AM ALMOST DONE!! YEAH
Sorta, now I need to make the two tags. Ready set, here I go.
I found great images on Flickr and chose this one for January. I am not sure what else will go on the tag, but it's a start and I need to be almost done. The reveal is today.
I used chalk to darken some of the areas and silver gelly roll pens on the pans to add a little metel look. I was pleased, but needed more.
My husband walked into the studio and I asked his advice for the blank space, I tried a window, a cupboard, a chalkboard, nothing was working and what was the message?
He suggested a calendar hanging on the wall. Perfect. Google is a beautiful thing. Did you notice it is even January 1950. Perfect.
I'm almost done. The words at the bottom seemed too fitting.
I am pleased with my tag and can not wait to visit and see everyones style and art.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to meeting new buddies in blogland.