Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My January "Happy Homemaker Tag Swap" tag



I am participating in Bluebird Papercraft's Happy Homemaker Tag Swap- a year long tag swap! Each particpant chooses a theme for her tags, picks a line of paper to use for the year, and then creates 2 tags each month. One tag from each month will be given to her partner at the end of the year. I've chosen "vintage kids" as my theme. Shocker, right? Do I ever make anything that doesn't have a vintage kid on it? (Don't answer that.) What "happy homemaker" doesn't (or didn't) have a "vintage kid" around at some point, right? (I hope I didn't stretch the theme too far :)
So anyway, we're also suppose to show a picture of our "paper stash" for the swap. It was hard to narrow my paper choices down! It's a bit of a hodge-podge of a few different lines, but it all coordinates- 10 sheets in all. I hope my partner will like these!

My January tag is called "Snow Day". I used this image in a project for Christmas, but I didn't get enough of her yet! I just love her winter coat and hat!

Was there anything better than a Snow Day when you were young? I can remember listening to the radio, waiting and hoping to hear the name of my school announced in the school closings! Now let's fast forward to last night... my daughter Mary Grace put an orange in the freezer before she went to bed, put her pajamas on inside out, and slept with 2 spoons under her bed... all in hopes of getting a snow day today. (Her classmates and teachers put their heads together at school yesterday and came up with these tried and true methods of trying to bring about a snow day!) Know what? It worked! I never even woke her up- she's still sleeping in! We got 3-6 inches overnight. Some things never change!

14 comments:

Sandy said...

Hi New Friend! Don't know about snow days, but certainly know I love love love your tag! The colors are too yummylisous (is that a word?)..pink and blue be still my heart. What a cute tag! Little girls, I too have a fondess.. Can't wait to get to know you and watch you work your magic in the months to come.
xoso Sandy O

Jan said...

Where was the snow forecasting trick when I was young???? That is priceless and hey, if it works, who's to argue!

Cute tag...love the little sweetie you used. And the papers are so adorable.

I hope it snows and snows at your house.....for Mary Grace's sake!

hugs,
Jan

Amy said...

BRRR! She looks cold. It's cold here in Central CA but not snowy cold.
I think your tag is wonderful and look forward to more.

Creative Breathing said...

Linda! What a wonderful post! I love that you will repeat a project with a favorite image. I do the same thing! I am going to enjoy so much your use of vintage photographs with each tag you make. I can't thank you enough for joining me for this year long adventure, and I already can't wait for February's tag! Elizabeth

She'sSewPretty said...

I haven't lived in where it snows for over 40 years but I remember snow days. I also remember going to school and making snow angels!! What a cute tag!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Linda! I'm so glad to see you in this swap. Of course your tag is darling and I love that glittery snowflake. Isn't this going to be fun? xoxo Nancy

South City Hues said...

I've seen that cute little girl before and recognize your favorites among the paper. Love the tag.

Linda said...

Oh, too cute! I love this little girlie too and your tag is just wonderful. I love Mary Grace's snow day methods...I remember those days!

My Vintage Mending said...

Too cute. There is nothing wrong with a vintage kid on everything I use them like decals! Just fun and happy. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Doughty said...

Your tag is darling and I look forward to seeing more... I grew up in Southern California so I never learned any of those tried and true methods for getting a snow day! Now I live in Southern Oregon and once in a while we are lucky enough to get snow. In fact, it seems cold enough to snow tonight. Guess I'd better wear my p.j.s inside out...

Paula Clare said...

Really, REALLY pretty paper...and I LOVE the paper with that sweet little guy...what paper brand is it?

Your tag is a watercolor dream! Beautiful! So glad you're tagging along!@

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Linda~
I was so excited that you were a part of the Peppermint Tag swap and now this one, too! Your work is always so adorable and I love this little girl's hat and coat, too. I love the papers you've chosen to use...that's always the hardest part for me...probably because I have so much-yikes! This will be a fun swap to follow all year.
I'm still deciding on your current swap...I've never done fabric collage before...I should stretch, right?
xoxo
Joyce

Pam @ Frippery said...

Oh I love snow days and just posted how I miss them now that the kids are in college. Love your tag and the pretty paper you used.

Margie said...

your little girl is so adorable ... what a lovely tag! and you're right ... snow days WERE the best! no worries ... no responsibilities ... just go sledding, make a snowman and have a snowball fight ... those were the days! i can't wait to see your next tag!