Hi everyone!  Mistra and I decided we wanted to do some wordy arty taggy things this year, but we couldn't find anything online that was quite 'us'.  We really wanted these tags to be about us and our life as it is today.  And so... we made up our own, originally titled, "My Life" Art Tags... clever huh!?!

We randomly spurted out a pile of word prompts {and some of them may be a bit 'different' heehee} and then put them all in a jar.  After creating each tag, we write a little about what that word means to us on the back of the tag.

So here's our first word, although this one wasn't random, we thought we'd go with our "word" for the year, a good place to start as any.

Here's my tag...

 This is a giant 8"x4" tag.  The background was colored with Distress Stains and blended with water.
 I embossed part of the tag to add an interesting texture...
... and stamped in random spots.
The chipboard letters were inked with Mix'd Media Inx and 'distressed' with paint.
On the back of the tag, I journaled about why I chose this word for 2013.


I plan on binding all my tags at the end of the year with a giant binder ring to create a book of tags.  So I decided to make a cover for my Tag Book...
 I had so much fun with this tag!  The larger tag is also 8"x4".  The background was inked with Distress Stains, stamped and texturized with Liquitex Natural Sand.
 I brushed a light layer of white paint on these epoxy alpha stickers.  The little tag was embossed with a texture fades embossing folder.

I added bits and pieces of corrugated card by The Dusty Attic, staples, eyelets and stitching to complete my tag.

I am so excited because I can never stick to one project for such a long time.  This will be a great way to record my thoughts and emotions this year!

Breathe Tag
(Product List to be posted soon)

My Life - Art Tag
Chipboard:
Kaisercraft: Lower Case Alphabet        
Stamps:
Stampers Anonymous: Reflection
Stampers Anonymous: Slight Alterations
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Black
Color:
Ranger: Distress Stains - Tumbled Glass
Ranger: Distress Stains - Broken China
Ranger: Distress Stains - Bundled Sage
Medium:
Liquitex: Natural Sand
Masks/Stencils:
The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Tile Texture
Other:
American Crafts: Thickers - Rainboots
Sizzix: Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Patchwork
8x4 Manila Tag
4 ½ x 2 ¼ Manila Tag
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive