Saturday, July 19, 2014

Be Yourself tag

Hello All!

The challenge this fortnight at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is to use a tag on a project.  As always, we have to use an item that is hoarded on the project.  There were four hoarded items on this tag: the silver and pearl button used on the ribbon cluster (I bought it well over 5 years ago), black and white twine (not used in almost 3 years), green burlap (don't even recall when I bought it!)  and my treasured Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper.  I was also able to dig into my scrap bin for some items which is always nice!
The tag base is corrugated cardboard die cut using a Sizzix tag die.  White crackle was applied to the corrugation and Scattered Straw ink was applied along the edges.  The daisy patterned Secret Garden paper was die cut using Spellbinders Postage Stamps.  Quietfire's "Be Yourself" was stamped on vellum (from my scrap bin) and die cut using Spellbinders' Circles.  White card stock (also from my scrap bin...yay!) was die cut using two of Spellbinders Feathers dies. 
I finished the tag this morning and in lieu of indoor photos I decided to go "on set" and into my gardens.  While snapping the tag photos I also snapped a few photos of some flowers in bloom in three of my gardens.  If there had not been shade on my other gardens I would have snapped some more.  Please ignore the unruliness- I was unable to poke around in the gardens in over a week.

Here are some of my daisies...
A couple of astilbes...
Fully opened roses...
Some daylillies...
Oh how do I love this time of year!  The world is alive and beautiful!  

I won't take up any more of your time.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend.  :)
Kathy Jo

This tag is entered into the following challenges:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Tag
613 Avenue, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG


  1. That green next to the white feathers is so breathtaking! I love it! Great tag! Thanks so much for playing along with us a Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. Gorgeous tag, I now need to hoard some of those beautiful feathers you have forced me to need, ha ha! So glad you joined us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. ~Diane GDT

  3. What a gorgeous tag!! I love all of the amazing texture!! Absolutely beautiful!! And wow, your flowers look amazing!! Such awesome colors!! Love them!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. BEAUTIFUL!! Awesome job my friend!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. Love your tag, it so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. I love the colors you chose to work with here! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. Using my hoarded supplies has afforded me very much pleasure and seeing this beautiful tag has increased my pleasure once again. The green burlap against the corrugated tag was brilliant. A totally beautiful entry. Thank you for posting this absolutely wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping to see you again really soon.
    Blessings, Carole

  8. What a gorgeous tag! The colors are so fresh and inviting and you've incorporated so much wonderful texture. I just love it! Thanks joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 11!

  9. Gorgeous the white feathers! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. Wow! What a fun tag. . .love the texture and the vibrancy! Very nice work! It's quite a happy tag and well done! Thanks for sharing your hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. Love your tag, Kathy Jo!!!! And your flowers are beautiful too!!!

  12. Such a lovely project. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.

    Peggy T.
    DT member


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