May 28, 2009

Theme Thursday


My submission for Theme Thursday this week. The challenge was "tags." (Something I kind of like creating:)
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For those of you that asked what I bought at the stamp store yesterday, sorry I didn't take a picture. But I can tell you this tag contains a couple of the things -- well, the tag itself in fact. But I also bought the background stamp (Paper Artsy) and the little inchie stamp I used on the puzzle piece (Hero Arts).
I live in an area where there are a lot of craft stores. So if I travel an hour and a half out to a stamp store, I make it a point to buy only those things I can't get nearby and can't use a coupon for such as Michael's and Joann's. They had a good selection of Paper Artsy stamps which I can't find locally, so I bought a few of those. The Hero Arch inchie stamps are three years old and discontinued so I wouldn't easily find them. But I like them quite a bit and was able to revive my interest in these puzzle pieces by stamping on them. I also bought a flourish stamp from JudiKins (wood mounted, too, which I almost never buy anymore), but I realized I don't have a single flourish stamp I really like. They also had a lot of old 7 Gypsies papers (going back five or six years) which were of the vintage/collage variety. I grabbed a few of those, just loved them. A few odds and ends like watch faces, cigar bands and that was about it.
Oh, and DH was very good -- dropped me off and waited for the full hour before he came back to find out if I "was done yet."

20 comments:

JeanFB said...

Adorable tag! Love the children frolicking across the bottom :) What a great hubby you have, too!

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a sweet Tag.
This is awesome. Love them.

Jacqueline said...

Lovely tag and thanks for the resumé of your afternoon! I was hoping to find some paperbag studio stamps in the States but....

Cora said...

Adorable! I lovethe children and the puzzle piece accent.

Marjolein said...

Great tag Louise!!
Would you mind telling me if that store you went to has an online shopping department too? Cause I look for Paper Artsy stamps everywhere and can't find them. So ordering online would be nice!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous tag!

Willy said...

Wonderful tag, Louise!

kathy said...

Hubs is truly a keeper -- love the tag and stamps -- Glad you had a good time -- no rubber stamp stores near just the usual craft stores - Have to travel two hrs -- to go to one - Well guess it helps me to not buy more than I will ever stamp with - Kathy - ga

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Very beautiful and lovely Tag.

Kelly said...

gorgeous tag!

Myriame said...

Wonderful and lovely Tag

Lorraine said...

love your tag and thanks for your great comments about my kids art

Buffy said...

Such an adorable tag,love how you stamped on the puzzle piece.And it sounds like you had fun shopping and got alot of great stuff.

Faye said...

First, congratulations on honing the skill of fast shopping! One hour is short when one is in that kind of store.
Next, I love your new and your old stamps. Your tag is beautiful. Love how you did the puzzle piece.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful tag, sounds like a Great shopping experience, had to laugh thats what my hubby would do to!

Pam Sparks said...

Louise! love your tag...your story was fun too! Your DH waiting the full hour...hehe
Pam Going Postal

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is darling. I especially love the stamp border at the bottom! :)

Lynn said...

Love your tag, especially the use of little puzzle pieces, something I would never have thought of.
You are so lucky to live near a lot of craft stores, we only have Michaels , and your hubby sounds just like mine, drops me off and goes somewhere for an hour LOL

Jann said...

What a cute tag--love the little boy image!

Karen said...

What an adorable tag. Just love it.