Sunday, September 9, 2012

YAY Fun!

TAG, your IT! Well, according to Paper Issues, anyway! Welcome to our blog hop. If you arrived here from Amy's blog, hello! And, if you prefer to start at the beginning, head on over to visit Bethany. But, now that you are here, let's get on with it, shall we?

I love to make tags. In fact I usually make at least one a month and send it off with some happy mail for Layout Love Linky. When I heard that we were all about tags at Paper Issues, I was eager to play along! I think this time I will get these worked into a layout. But first, we must stamp a resist:

Stamped circles all dry! Now, I have spritzed various greens and blues onto my mat and will wipe the tags through that...
But, perhaps a bit too stark. Some white picket fence distress stain should remedy that:
And while I wait for that to dry, perhaps some alcohol ink splotches will be nice?
Oh, yeah baby!
And now it's glitter time!
Once all that messy fun is dry, the pens come out:
Doodling added, and a quick check to see if this photo will work. Yeppers, but now those tags need some blue.
The only pen I have in that color is a dry erase marker. LOL! Oh well, lets go with it....
And some brown action... A doodly doodly doo....
I think I have my tags where I want them. I LOVE the bold pop they give. But, that visual pop needs to be spread around the page a bit. Enter.... washi.....
YAY! Title time! I have been on a thicker adventure lately (more on that soon) and one result of that is this title...
Now for some more of the splotchy love around the page:
A bit of pen work, some journaling, an adorable badge from Campfire Designs, some sequins, twine, and stick pins....
All done! What do you like to do with your tags? Get crafty and link up with us over at Paper Issues. You might even win this awesome prize! Seriously? An eBosser machine? WOWSERS! Head over to Paper Issues for all the details on the give-away!

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Now, if you started at the beginning of the hop, you have reached the end. But, if you are just gettings started, be sure to check out all of these awesome projects created by members of the Paper Issues team:

Thanks for hopping by!


  1. What a fantastic ride through your creative process - love how spontaneous and free your work is, and it's always so clear you're having a blast! Fabulous layout...
    Alison x

  2. awesome! what are the little black and white wheels - they remind me of the cards from a toy from when i was a kid? lol...

    1. Hi Crisann! They are fussy cut from a sheet of patterned paper in the Echo Park Note to Self collection :)

  3. Love this...your step by step is wonderful!!!

  4. Just LOVE your step by steps they always turn out sooooo beautiful :)

  5. Awesome layout- I love all the detail on the tags!

  6. This is paper play at its best! Looks like so much fun and that matches the photo!

  7. Love those tags! They were fab to start with just with the inkyness but you made them even more amazing!!! The whole result is gorgeous!

  8. Oh wow there's so much going on there. I think I would have given up after the green ink, but you kept going and made those tags look so groovy.

  9. Love it! You are one awesome doodler!!

  10. Love those Tags Ashli! And a great layout! Love the pops of colors!

  11. So awesome Ashli! Your layouts and projects always amaze me! Love it!

  12. Hi Ashli! Your tags are SO gorgeous, and your layout is so fun!!! Beautiful work!!!

  13. There is nothing more special that a page made from scratch! It's like homemade cookies or a handstitched quilt, made with love!

  14. You really made that look easy which at first glance looks to take a lot of time and very hard to be.

  15. messy but fantastic tags.
    Barbara Bird/ Gecko Galz DT

  16. super cool tags and fabulous techniques!!


  17. Love how you popped together the the layout and great tutorial that i am sure i am going to be doing!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Good golly I love your tags!!! These came together beautifully on the page!! Love the colors and doodling!

  19. Love this layout. Those tags are awesome. I really like your fancy stamp to make those circles :).


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