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Friday, April 27, 2012

On a Tag Making Spree!





I've been on a tag making spree lately!  And,of course, my favorite subject is Marie Antoinette. One of these tags was a gift for a fellow Marie Antoinette Mail Art group member who is going through some tough times.  Our group got together and sent her tags so she could create a little tag book out of them.   I just love it when us creative girls stick together and offer encouragement to each other!  The bottom tags feature my new favorite supply - tissue festooning.  I love to crinkle it up on the top of tags and add embellishments on top of it.  It also work very well with another of my favorites - seam binding.  I like to crinkle it and distress it by putting it in a cup of tea. It also gives me an excuse to make a cup of tea for myself and enjoy a few quiet moments.

And one more thing for today - yesterday I lost such a special person in my life, my dear friend and neighbor Joe Hall.  My dad died over 10 years ago and Joe was like a dad to me.  He was always there for me if I needed.  And many a time he was at my house chasing away a lizard that had wandered in, or helping man the barbeque at our neighborhood pool party.



Joe, I love you and will miss you so much. 


32 comments:

artbywendy said...

beautiful tags!!! I love the first one..how did you do the background? So sorry to hear you lost your friend :( And I agree that it's so nice when bloggers stick together and support one another! It's one of the best things about blogging!

Lorraine said...

Your tags are supercute!! And again, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend Joe. That's a cute pic of you two.

LV said...

You turned out some great tags on your spree.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Fabulous tags. Love them all. That's so sad about your friend - some friends are the same as family and it's so hard to lose someone so close.
Do some art in his honor - it will help. xoxo Nancy

JoAnne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Marti. That is a nice photo of the two of you.
Your tags are all beautiful!

Ms. Burrito said...

So beautiful! Come and join my Color Connection meme too. The linky is at my Pink Dinosaurs entry. Have a lovely weekend!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! I want them ALL! Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland.
with love,
Ineke

Denise Adorian said...

Thank you for visiting My blog and your nice comment.I really enjoyed browsing your blog.I make lots of tags too but yours are really works of art.Such a lovely sweet tribute to your friend lost.I am now your 99th follower.Lucky next follower gets to be your 100th-Congrats to you for 100 followers. Denise

Maggie said...

Gorgeous tags, so stylish, so chic so French!
Sorry to hear the sad news about your friend.
Maggie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love all your tags!! So creative, different and pretty. And I am so sorry abut your surrogate Dad. May he RIP and your special memories of him keep you in warm smiles. HPS

chubskulit said...

Such a delight to see gorgeous pink every week, yours are lovely!

My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Linda said...

Marti, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Your tags are gorgeous! I really like the whole "Marie" thing - so feminine and luxurious.
It always helps me to realize that when I lose someone that they are not really "gone" ... they have just "gone ahead".
Blessings, L

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I'm sure you have many memories to cherish.
Your tags are wonderful and oh so french! Lovely!

Suzanne said...

Hi Marti, I am new here but still so sorry to hear about your friend Joe. I also experienced loss this past year and no getting around it, it hurts. A big hug to you!

You are so very creative! Pass a bit my way, won't you:)
Suzanne

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Oh Marti, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. It is so kind of you to honor his memory this way, sharing your photograph and lovely words among your blogging neighbors. Hugs to you, my friend.
Thank you for stopping by this Pink Saturday. Your tags are unreal. I'm taking a second look after this comment, maybe even a third look. ;)
HPS!
Much love,
Marcia

The Shop Around the Corner said...

I like the way you rounded off the top edges of the first one. Very pretty.

Robyn said...

beautiful tributes to Marie Antoinette, wonderful job! They will make a fantastique booklet. Hope you have a fun pink weekend.

Sares said...

Stunning tags! Very beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday and have a terrific weekend!

Riet said...

I am so sorry about your loss.
I love your tags, they are gorgeous

DearHelenHartman said...

The tags are lovely. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

DearHelenHartman said...

The tags are lovely. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

LadyD said...

What a lovely post and tribute to your friend. I especially love the background music paper. New follower. Nice to meet you Marti!

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Love these tags, all of them!


Gabriela

Tami Kenner said...

Marti...These tags are amazing!!!
I am so sorry you lost your friend Joe.
(Giant hug)..Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

mercedesscott said...

Oh Marti, I am so sorry to hear about your loss... sounds like Joe was a special man in your life and I'm sure he knew that.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Each one is a fabulous work of art!!

1CardCreator said...

Your tags are gorgeous, I love the lace! I am sorry for your loss, I had a neighbor like that and I remember when he passed too. Take care. ~Diane

Mumsy¸.¤ยช“˜¨ said...

These are beautiful tags, and I love those women images.

Meeha Meeha said...

The Trianon tags are very elegant and colorful! I love the sense of "dancing" you get from seeing them :)

chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

My Pink, have a great weekend!

Jeanie said...

You ARE busy -- and after my trip to france, I'm very into Marie! Lovely!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic! Love them ALL!!!