Thursday, March 26, 2009

Photo Tag Fun!

It's spring break at my house, and my son is off of school for two whole weeks. My husband has also been home, last week and this week, due to a shut down at his company. You know, where they close and make everyone use their vacation or take the time off as unpaid. It's the third time in 7 months his company has done that. It's a Major Bummer.

But anyway, my husband and son's "breaks" have overlapped one week, which has been fun. The other day I had a chance to get together with a good friend and her kids for a rare, mid-week visit. She was in the mood to craft but didn't have any special project in mind.

So, I packed up all my paper crafting stuff, and printed out a wonderful photo tag tutorial that Nikki had posted several weeks ago on her blog. You must go see her stuff -- it's great!

There were three of us - me, my friend and her 11 year old daughter (our sons were otherwise engaged) - and we each made two photo tag folders. We used my delicious Amy Butler paper by K&Company.

Here's the first one I did; I followed the tutorial and then I added to eyelet holes on each end, which I threaded some sheer ribbon through, for an extra touch.

Here's how it turned out:

I put each of the cats I've loved on one of the tags.

This is my second folder:

For this one, I put an Easter photo of my son from various years past on each of the tags. As you can see, I also added the year.

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It was simple and fun; and, I've been displaying the little folders on my buffet for a touch of Springtime.


Linda Sue said...

FABULOUS! inspiring! You are so exacting so NOT messy! I am full of admiration.

barb cabot said...

Those are really really beautiful and so cheery. I love them!

Joy said...

What adorable tags! Amy Butler papers are indeed "delicious"!

Ann said...

Gorgeous tags, Laurie! I LOVE this dp!