Monday, January 10, 2011

Almost Done...

No! Really I am almost done. Ok, I AM done. Finally.
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.

Normally my crafting headaches go unnoticed by my family, they only see the end results and are of course supportive, but this time was different. This is not just a crafting project, but now a 'game' with friends I do not even know in blogland. As we know you never get a second chance to make a first impression and I want mine to acceptable.


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.

17 comments:

Linda said...

This is so cute...I love the little calendar. It was a hoot reading about your process!

Debbie Doughty said...

Amy, what last minute fun! It turned out great. The 50's calendar is perfect. I love google, but wouldn't have thought to look for a tag embellishment there! And the Material Girl paper, well, you'll have to visit my blog to see my take on that :)

My Vintage Mending said...

Never would have thought to add a calendar. Just perfect. I love your image. Just a great tag. Thanks for sharing and for the laugh!

Sandy said...

All I have to say is WHEW! You did it girl... and it's ADORABLE...You pulled it out of your hat and just in time. This is sooooooo much better...so you...so good...so darn cute. I'm sooooo glad we carted ourselves out and about the big world of paper, cuz you did yourself proud. You must be a happy girl and I'm happy for you. LOVE IT. YIPPY. xoso Sandy O

She'sSewPretty said...

OMGosh! That is so cute!! I love the 50's homemaker and the calendar is the perfect touch!! Good job!!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

I like you already! Your creative process flows just about like mine. The results are wonderful. I love your 50's homemaker. I look forward to getting to know you this year.

Pixie said...

Nothing like panic to make things happen! I am a procrastinator from way back and totally understand your process. Loving the tag too and look forward to seeing what the upcoming months have to offer!

LBP said...

Your tag is just adorable! I love the housewife's fazzled and hurried look! Great tag!

Blessings

Linda

Creative Breathing said...

Charming beyond belief! Your first impression is a wowzer! Your post made me smile from beginning to end. I love tags that tell a story, and yours tells the best. Chalk! I had never thought of it! I do hope your family gave applause for the finished project because it is wonderfully deserved! I can't wait to see your theme through the months! Thank you so very much for playing along with me! Elizabeth

Pam @ Frippery said...

Very very cute. I just love the look on her face. The calendar on the wall is wonderful! The silver for the pans...I could go on and on. Great tag!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I love the calender!! your post is too funny!! Awesome tag!!!

Linda said...

So nice to meet you! Love your tag! I really enjoyed the story behind the tag... Oh, if our studio walls could talk... (it's probably best they can't :)

My Crafty Little Page said...

Ack!!! That calendar is the cutest, cleverest idea. What a delightful tag and the theme is just "swell". (That's '50s speak for fabulous!) xoxo Nancy

Paula Clare said...

So cute...I just LOVE the creativity found in the 11th hour rush! The calendar was OH SO PERFECT! LOve!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your attention to detail is awesome Amy! I agree 110% with everyone that the addition of the calendar was the perfect last touch. 11th hour...sweetie, I am the queen of the 11:59 hour...sometimes that's when we get out best ideas! Can't wait to see what you come up with this year. Vintage housewife images are my faves!
xoxo
Joyce

Margie said...

I LOVE this tag! I love your theme of a 1950s housewife ... and can't wait to see the rest of the year! I love, love, love that little calendar! That is so clever! and the "almost done" ... well, i think that's my theme through life! I was another one that waited until the last minute to get started ... which was really bad for me since I'd never made a tag before and had NO idea what I was doing! lol! makes life interesting, doesn't it?

Mrs. Hahn said...

Oh, I love vintage. I really like your characters! Very nice. Great layouts too.

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