Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Tag Swap

Getting a head start on Christmas tags this year. I've never really made my own Christmas tags, so this is something new for me. I'm kinda lazy when it comes to Christmas wrapping, so I usually don't make my own tags. I think its cause I have to wrap all the gifts at my house AND normally need to wrap all of my mom's gifts too. Luckily she doesn't give as many gifts as she used to, so its not so bad anymore, but I used to get burnt out and after awhile, didn't care what it looked like! Anyway- Kyoko started up this tag swap this month, so I signed up cause I thought it would be fun to make new friends and get some cool ideas. The rules are to make 3 identical tags to swap with your partner. Well, I kinda broke the rules as you can see... I didn't make mine identical. I tend to get bored and wanted to use some of my new paper, so I used the same design but just changed out the colors. Do you like it? The bear is from one of my favorite companies- Lili of the Valley stamps. I'm expecting a big order soon of new Christmas stamps that I'll definitely have to use on future tag projects. My partner this month was Jodi of Inked Inspirations. I finally met Jodi at the Islander Girl's Social 2 this month and she is so sweet. She even gave me some tips for using the Copic Airbrush system. I haven't bought one yet but I'm thinking about it... Thanks Jodi! Anyway, as you probably already know, Jodi is an awesome colorer (is that a word?) and overall awesome crafter. Did you know she was on 8 or 9 Design Teams?? She wasn't even sure, guess cause it was so many. I don't know how she keeps up. Anyway, I was very intimidated to be paired with her since she does such nice work. I was actually planning on doing something with punches or dies to be honest, but then I got brave and decided to color up this bear. I hope Jodi likes it! Here's a close up of each tag... Mounted the bear on star shaped nestibilities since he's holding a star. Star was colored in with gold Smooch- which is hard to see in the photos. Had to include a pink one since I found this cute pink snowflake paper at Cute Stuff! Supplies:
  • Bear- Lili of the Valley
  • Smooch
  • Star dies- Spellbinders
  • Stickles
  • Metallic cardstock- American Crafts
  • DP- Imaginisce, Fancy Pants


1LuvnMama said...

Aww, your Christmas tags are so cute Jenny! Luv the bear image . . . wish I were able to participate in the tag swap . . . hopefully, Kyoko will continue this all year long so I can someday jump on board.

Joy said...

these are such sweet tags! you did a fabulous job on this! love those images! they are so cute! now I gotta get the star nesties! lol! I am gonna have to shop and get me some of those images too! sigh...hehehe! have a great day!

Brenda said...

they are so cute! i don't think i would want to give these away. have a good day!

Debi said...

Super cute Jenny and lots of coloring, too! The bears are so adorable!

mst822 said...

Shucks, your tags are so adorable! Luv that bear image, so cute! Jodi will luv your tags!

Jodi said...

OH MY!! Jenny I just love all of these cute tags!! They really are just too cute to use! Thank you and I hope you will like what I created for you too. =)
Jodi =)

Cyndi said...

very adorable tags!