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Five years ago today, [this] crazy chick "wrote" (lol - fooling no one with that word) her first blog post.  Making tags and their photo tutorials has proven to be one of my greatest sources of personal creative fulfillment. Blogging has brought me many wonderful opportunities and new friendships too numerous to list. I am truly grateful for all the people I have 'met' over the course of the past five years. There really is no quick and easy way for me to express the magnitude of my gratitude to all of you, for all your support.  I’ll start by writing...THANK YOU! 

Thank you for “reading” my blog!
Thank you for following me on social media! 
Thank you for sharing my creative expressions with others!
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! is this year’s blogiversary challenge tag*.


Time: <3hours
Yield:  1 - #8 tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Mushroom, Poppyfield, Turquois; Distress Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Distress Oxide Broken China, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo; Other StāzOn
  • Other – Collage Medium Crazing, Distress Crayon Picket Fence; Mixative Silver
  • Spray Stain – Distress Old Paper
Dry Ingredients:
  • Cardstock – Distress Heavy Stock; Paperstash Memoranda
  • Hardware – 3 (scrapyard stash), Brads (take from label pulls), Long Fasteners, Sprockets Gears
  • Other – Quote Chip, Shrink Plastic, Tiny Attachers
  • Ribbon – Crinkle Ribbon, Film Strip
  • Adhesives – Collage Medium Matte, Foam Squares (black), Wonder Tape
  • Dies – Tag Collection, Torn Notebook (on edge)
  • Stamps – Wild West























*My (self-imposed) Blogiversary Challenge is to create a new tag using the same; stamp sets, colour palette and materials/thematic elements (hopefully getting more crazy/creative over time) as the ones I used in my first post and the first tag I made.

wireless telegraphy

wireless telegraphy

Yield:  1 #Medium Etcetera Tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink –Archival Black Soot, Dandelion, Ground Espresso, Plum, Shadow Grey; Distress Blueprint Sketch, Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Scattered Straw Walnut Stain; Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain
  • Markers – Distress Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Forest Moss, Mermaid Lagoon, Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain
  • Other – Distress Crayons, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
  • Paint - Distress Black Soot, Candied Apple, Ground Espresso
  • Re-Inker - Archival Ground Espresso; Distress Oxide Walnut Stain
  • Spray Stain – Distress Old Paper
Dry Ingredients:
  • Etcetera Tag (medium)
  • Cardstock – Metallic Kraft, Watercolour
  • Found Objects – machine screws, resistor, wax & paper capacitors, vacuum tubes
  • Hardware – Fragments, Gadget Gear, Game Spinners, Hex Fasteners, Hitch Fasteners, Long Fasteners, Mini Gears, Nail Heads
  • Other –Designer Tape (dapper), Eclectic Elements Craft Thread, Kraft Glassine, Metallic Stickers (gold alpha), Remnant Rubs (life quotes, numbers & special delivery), Vial Labels, Vignette Panels, Vignette Tray (small)

  • Adhesives – Distress Matte Medium, Glossy Accents, Wonder Tape
  • Dies – Tag Collection
  • Stamps – Bitty Grunge, Etcetera, Noble Gent, Woodgrain
  • Tools – Cut & Dry Felt, Design Ruler, Guillotine, Masking Sheets (Stazōn ink), Remnant Rub Tool, Sanding Grip, Spray Bottle, Utility Knife

it took a very long time, and made for sore hands,
 cutting though this thickboard.