Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Wednesday again!  Seems like it was just yesterday that I responded to the last of the blogs on the WOYWW  Mr. Linky thing last Wednesday...wait it was just yesterday but I made it around to all the blogs this past week!  Wonder what that is all about?  Well check out Julia's blog at Stamping Ground and she will fill you in all the deets!

Here is my desk tonight!  It is really a mess again but thats the way it goes around there.  It was all
straightened up and then I started doing my thing and it is a mess again.  See the wood grained box lower left side?  It is a Romeo and Juliet cigar box that I am in the process of minimally altering.  It is a beautiful wooden box that has a high gloss laminate on it that is gorgeous.  I put some of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foundations Box feet on  all four corners and it is in the process of drying tonight.  I think I am just going to put some type of floral decorations on the top of the box and leave it basically untouched.  It really is a cool box!

New punch to the left that is going back cause it isn't working as it should!  Bummer cause I loved the scroll work pumpkin!  I found a new set of Halloween stamps at a discount store for $1.99 that has a giant spider web stamp that I know will come in handy this year!
Thought I would share some tags I have made for a swap at All Things Tim, Yahoo group,  called Halloween Chaos!  Everyone signed up for a tag and was told the size they needed to create and everyone made 12 and will get back a 12" x 12" canvas.  The hostess is going to mount these on chipboard/grungeboard for us and send it back finished with a topper she made.
Here is the tag size and layout for the canvas.  Check out  Tim Holtz's finished canvas at
I was assigned the 1 5/8" x 3 1/4" size on the top.  Here are my finished tags!
looks like a tray of cookies
one upclose.  Sorry about the exposures.  The glitter plays havoc with the over all exposure.  

Well that's it for me.  Hope everyone is having a great day.  I have a ton of stuff to do today so I guess I had better get to it...  Maybe a cup of coffee and a snoop on a couple blogs to get the day going right.  Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Yeah, from a distance it looks like cookies! The tags are fab - the detail you've got on each is just great..that's a big old job fot the hostess isn't it! I just tweaked your link slightly, it was linked to last weeks post, so have changed it to a link to your blog instead. xx

  2. Love the tags - just amazing. I always mean to check out ATT but forget! Hope you have a creative week - it's looking good so far! Helen, 40

  3. Hi Vickie! I've been participating in WOYWW for a short while, but I'm now beginning to connect with a few people, and always, people leave such fab comments!
    I LOVE those halloween tags!What fun. Thanks for the nice comments on my cats and being published.
    Judy #11

  4. What a lot of fab tags Vickie. I hope we get to see the end result as it sounds wonderful.
    Love that cigar box - never heard of a Romeo and Juliet one before but am with you in that the decoration needs to still show the lovely wood.
    That's two things now i want to see at a later date.
    Thanks for sharing and for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet xx

  5. Great set of tags, and super looking box, I can see why you'd want to leave it with minimal decoration.
    Thanks for your visit, Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #5

  6. Great tags. I can't get into Halloween and Christmas makes yet, I just can't bear to say goodbye to Summer.

    ** kate **

  7. Great tags - I can see Americans are in the Halloween mode already even though it is still 2 months away!!!
    Lots of hugs,

  8. Great scull tags. Don't know if I could make a number all the same though.I love making one offs. Should look good when you receive the finished board. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. There's an everlasting chaos also on my desk... Great cigar box. I have a cardboard one, but I'm saving it as it is, 'cause my younger daughter is named Julia :) Love your tags!
    Happy WOYWW!

  10. That TH canvas is quite impressive Vicki and so is the tag you’ve made. I bet you can wait to see what everyone else does and how they will all look when they are put together.

    Happy Crafting!

  11. What a fab swap project and all your lovely tags will be displayed ready for you to show this Halloween. Your contribution of tiny tags is so cute. They look devilishly delicious all lined up ready to go. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 72

  12. Love your tags! I can't seem to do more than one of anything. Seems my attention span doesn't work that way.
    Have a great day! Glenda 97

  13. Oh a canvas full of tags - what a great idea. Yours is spectacular and I'm not even a fan of Halloween. Great job. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  14. What sensational tags, and what a brilliant idea for a swap - fantastic! Love your beautiful box too... I agree, sometimes less is more when the object itself is so lovely to begin with!
    Happy WOYWW...
    Alison x

  15. The cigar box is stunning and you are right it would be a shame to cover it completely. The tags do look like a tray of cookies all lined up, they look fantastic - that hostess has her job cut out doing all those 12 x 12s. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

  16. oooooo - spooky tags - well done you. x Jo

  17. That stamp set is brilliant I want one boo hoo, blimey only $1 that is so not fair. Your tags are amazing and the work put into the creation of them incredible, they look really, really good.

    Happy Crafting
    Eliza #36

  18. Great box to alter and the little feet look cool, Thanks for stopping by BJ#35

  19. What an amazing box and your tags are so cool! xx #80

  20. Wow fab tags .what a good job you've made with them Happy crafting jill #51

  21. LOL _ love the mini skull and crow! What fabulous tags - just perfect for a Halloween LO :D
    Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

  22. I do love how those tags look like a tray of cookies! I think you've hit on a cute idea--cookie tags! Happy WOYWW! --Sandy Leigh #39

  23. Gorgeous box and fabulous tags! :)
    Mary Jo #112

  24. That is a super cool box. Fab tags too. Take care Zo xx 118

  25. Great fun tags! So if I understand the tag swap, everyone makes the size they are told so in the end you get one to fill every slot on that 12x12 canvas???! That is sweet! I love the sheen on your new box. I think you are making the right choice to only minimally decorate it and let its natural beauty shine through!

  26. Tags look brill. Love the box as well. Anne x #134

  27. WOW Vickie...the tags are AMAZING!!!! It looks just like something TH would make himself! You should send a pic of it to him!!! And how cool that you're getting a canvas back with all the different tags! I would LOVE to see it when you get it back!

    Amy E. #6

  28. The box does look gorgeous, I would struggle with covering it up too!
    that swap sounds fun, so love your tags, fabulous!

  29. Hi Vickie - love the tags - great colours and suitable gruesome with the skull ! I have never mass produced like you have here - must have taken you ages ! Do show us the full canvass when it comes back to you ! Sounds a fun project ! Ali #56

  30. Hi Vickie wow I love your tags....I love all things on a Halloween style theme. Great canvas idea too. Happy crafting and enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, hugs Erika. #92

  31. Hi Vicky. love the tags... how many did you make. they are very appropriate and very 'Tim'. the canvas sounds a bit complicated but I'm sure will be fab when finished
    thanks for sharing
    janet #61

  32. Those tags are so cool, we don't really have Halloween here, but they are just perfect. Make sure you do a photo of the finished canvas when it comes back, sounds really good.
    Have a great week.
    Von #44

  33. Hi Vickie,

    Your tags are great! Also, I can see why you'd want to embellish the box just a bit - it's so beautiful.

    So, how far would it be to drive to Hatch? Can you imagine smelling the green chili all the way back home?!? Unfortunately I don't have freezer space so I don't buy any. But I do love me some green chili!

    You mentioned maybe swapping a altered mousetrap -- I'm willing to give it a try, if you are still interested. Just email me.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #17

  34. Wow you have been so busy. Those tags are amazing.
    A x #68

  35. Busy as always Vickie! Love that wooden box and I agree it's too nice to over embellish! Wonderful tags too. Don't know about you but I'm really looking forward to Autumn this year!

    Brenda 18

  36. Oh you out did yourself on your tags...!!! they all look Great!!! Sounds like a FUN swap your in.
    Thanks for stopping by too. Never had to worry about Belle getting into the pool but I guess she's still a pup and could not stop herself when the frogs were all jumping...

  37. Your tags look fabulous! I would love it if you added them to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop on my blog - Hey - you also won some blog candy from me for being a follower. I sent you a few emails, they must've been wrong? Anyway, please send me your mailing address and I'll ship you the items.


    Terry #60

    1. Thanks Terry about notifying me about the blog candy. I don't remember receiving an email. I am a follower via Google reader and didn't see a post on your blog. I sometimes wonder if google reader gets all the posts!!

  38. Thanks for adding your fabulous tags! They look amazing. And thanks for the address. I'll send out your blog candy Monday. Have a wonderful weekend!


  39. Hi there Vickie - ah love the tags - great work - cant imagine having restrictions like that but one way to learn! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #28

  40. Hi there, tour tag is really awesome and putting them all on a canvas is such a good idea.
    Love your workspace, there is always something there to inspire.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #49

  41. What a fabulous tag, love the 3d embellies. And to have a 12 x 12 Halloween decoration for your home.

    Sorry so late. Busy week. Katie #158

  42. Off to the hardware store to buy some mouse traps..... tee hee



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